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Cadbury’s World

Y4 were lucky enough to have a day out to Cadbury’s World to kick start their new topic for the half term on Chocolate!

The children were very excited as we set off on two mini-buses driven by our chauffeurs, Mr. Paxman and Mr.Stewart! It was a glorious day and we got there in record time! we enjoyed looking around the exhibition, finding out how and when chocolate was first discovered, understanding the process of making chocolate and learning about the advertisement and marketing of chocolate bars. We were given free chocolate as we walked around, and most of it made it home!

After lunch, we had a talk from Jenny, the educator, about the process from bean to bar and we finally made our own chocolate treats before setting off home, via the shop of course!!

It was a wonderful day and the kids were fantastic! I was really proud of them all!!


Summer Fun Day – Sat 23 June 2012

FC Main Lift Totley Cup

In front of a packed house, the Radio Sheffield reporters and Sheffield United legend, Tony Currie, FC Main lifted the Totley Cup after two extra time goals gave them victory over Hillfoot Albion.

In a tight game, goalkeepers Niall Edge and Broc Baines esured that the scores remained level at the final whistle.  Both teams opened up in the second half and goals from Joe Cryan and Charlie Appleyard secured victory and meant that captain Will Slater lifted the trophy.  Niall Edge was nominated Man of the Match.



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Totley Primary Parental Flyer

Y6 Transition to King Ecgbert School

As we look forward to the transition from primary to secondary school our colleague Mrs Anderson (Assistant Head at King Ecgbert School) has asked us to help organise pupils in their new form groups.

We will give Y6 children the opportunity to tell us about other children with whom they would learn best.  Each child will receive a form to complete naming 4 children (with equal preference) with whom they would like to be in a form.  They will complete this in confidence.  We ask that you discuss this with your child beforehand.

Please click here to download the letter Y6 Transition to King Ecgbert School

Jubilee Celebrations

We are planning to join in with the nation’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations by holding a special day in school on Friday 1st June, which is the final day of this half term. We have already purchased a selection of flags and bunting, including a mini union jack flag for each child.

We would also like the children to come dressed in the colours of the British flag – red, white or blue (or even better a mixture of the 3!)

Children will need to bring a packed lunch on the day as we will set the dining tables out on the Infant Yard and eat our dinners outside, in the style of a traditional street party. We would like to invite you to dine with us at our street party, which will start at midday. You will need to provide your own lunch please.  For children who are in receipt of free school meals and would require a packed lunch to be provided, please indicate below.

In the afternoon, weather permitting, the children will go onto the school field to take part in various traditional British games and the party will continue into the afternoon. Once you have finished your lunch, you are most welcome to stay and join in with our games. At the end of the day we will have an assembly where we will sing a few patriotic songs, look at some of the jubilee-based work the children have done and get into the spirit of the occasion.

Please return the slip on the attached letter if you will be able to attend.

Many thanks,

Ben Paxman

jubilee lunch letter

PTA 50/50 Club March Winners

The winners of the March 2012 draw are:

First Place – No 50 – Charlotte Jones (Daniel Jones Y1) winning £9.00

Second Place – No 5 – Ruth Morgan (Zoe Pullen Reception) winning £4.00

Third Place – No 39 – Melissa Jacobi (Maisy Jacobi Y4) winning £3.00

PTA 50/50 Club – New Members Needed!


The PTA is looking for lots of new members to join the 50/50 club!!

What is the 50/50 Club?

It is a monthly lottery with three prizes.  It is drawn in assembly on the last Friday of each month.

How Does It Work?

Each member pays £12.00 per school year and receives a number, which is entered into a monthly draw.  Of the money received in membership, half goes to boost the PTA funds and the other half is given in prizes to you!  For example if we had 180 members the monthly lottery fund would be £180.  Of this, £90 would go to PTA funds, and £90 would be split into three prizes of £40, £30 and £20.

Why Do We Need Members?

The more members we have, the greater the prize money and the more the PTA raises for your children.  PTA funds are used to buy things in school that would not normally be bought – such as the junior and infant play equipment, the hire of the coaches for the Christmas pantomime trip.

How To Join?

The yearly draw will run from February 2012 to January 2013.  There are 10 weeks remaining in this cycle so to become a member please complete the slip on the attached letter and return with a cheque (payable to Totley Primary School PTA) or cash for £10 to the school office, as soon as possible but before the next draw at the end of April.  You will be allocated with a number and notified if your number comes up.

If you miss the first draw not to worry – we are happy for new members to join at anytime and to pay for the remaining number of months to January 2013.


PTA 50/50 Club letter


KS2 Gardening Club Summer 2012

Mr Miller will once again be running his KS2 gardening club this term on Wednesdays after school. For more information and the consent form for this club go to: ‘Info for Parents’ and then select ‘Extra-Curricular Activities’ and then scroll down to Wednesday where you will find the link to the Gardening Club letter.

Y5 Trip to Parson House 2012

Y5 will be going to the Parson House Outdoor Pursuit Centre Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th September 2012.

Please see attached letter for more details

Year 5 Parson House Trip Letter 2012