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Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Sunday 14th April saw a welcome return of the Easter Egg Hunt. After a year off due to the building works, it was great to host the Spring Time event and see the children hunting round the grounds for their sticks.

With over 1000 red, orange, yellow, blue & green hidden sticks to find, plus the special Gold and two Silver ones, the hunt was on.

Mr P explained the rules from the roof top and once the gates were opened there was no stopping them.  Even the unexpected hail storm didn’t dampen their cause, although it may have driven a few adults indoors in search of a hot drink and a bacon sandwich!

Each coloured stick was then exchanged for an Easter prize and with everyone (eventually) receiving an Easter Egg, a chocolate treat, a bag of sweets, a rice crispy cake and a chocolate lolly, the event drew to a close.

Thank you to all those who helped out on the day, braving the chilly wind, and well done to all those taking part.

Happy Easter from the PTA.

Rock Night

Friday 17th November saw another PTA event which will go down in history and for all the right reasons….Rock Night Returned.

During the assembly the well rehearsed band ‘Totley Crue’ shared a taster session with the kids during the Children In Need Rock themed day and it went down a storm.

The evening was the main event with over 20 Rock Anthems being shared with an energetic audience of over 130. Once again some big named tunes were played such as ‘You Really Got me’, ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’ ‘Paranoid’ and ‘Teenage Dirtbag’. It was all brilliant! Mrs W and Mr P took centre stage after the interval and gave a fantastic rendition of ‘Chasing Cars’ and ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’.

Months of rehearsing and dedication from those involved certainly made this another night to remember, with over £1000 raised for the PTA fund.

Well done and thanks again!

Spooks and Sparks Disco

Wow… what a night!!

There were ghosts, vampires and witches galore at this years PTA ‘Spooks & Sparks’ disco.
The event was another great success with plenty of face paints and props being donned.
For those brave enough, the Haunted House photo booth was again very popular and the tattoos went down a storm.
Mr P spun some tunes and some great dance moves were judged by Mrs W, earning prizes aplenty.
From the money raised, it is safe to say everyone had a great time and went home sweet-fuelled and happy……if not a little tired.

Thank you to everyone who helped to organise, set up, run a stall or clear up afterwards – it is all gratefully appreciated!

Duck Race Drama

Millhouses Park was our destination as we went off timetable and enjoyed a whole school trip. Accompanied by many parents, carers and helpers, the Infants took the bus down the hill whereas the Juniors showed how sensible they were in walking the route. An extended playtime was the first item on the agenda, with children of all ages playing together and enjoying the park’s facilities. After a picnic lunch under the trees came the highlight of the day – a fundraising duck race down on the stream! Despite the highly overgrown river banks and many perilous obstacles in their way, the determined ducks paddled their way downstream (in some cases with a little assistance!) towards the finish line. There were prizes for the top 3 finishers, along with an effort award for the last duck to finish. Thanks to all who helped on the day – it was another successful fundraising effort!

Summer Fun Day

This year saw the return of the legendary summer fun day. The weather was lovely on the day and the many children and families that attended had a great selection of stalls and activities to enjoy, including a BBQ, bouncy castles, face painting and a penalty shootout.
This year each School House took charge of two stalls and there was some great competition between the groups. Burbage took the overall lead and won the PTA House Trophy – to be awarded shortly.
We also saw the introduction of The Kids Great Totley Bake Off and were overwhelmed by the level of entries. There were some truly amazing bakes on display. Well done and thank you to everyone who entered!

2017 Easter Egg Hunt

The PTA annual Easter Egg Hunt was another huge success this weekend with over 200 kids hunting around the school grounds searching for coloured sticks in order to claim their Easter prizes. Two dozen children took part in the Easter hat competition with some fantastic designs on display. The weather was perfectly spring-like so the PTA could display the prizes outside once again, allowing parents to sit in the sun whilst the youngsters had a good run around. The Silver and Gold sticks were well hidden but were eventually claimed and everyone went home full of chocolate (and bacon sandwiches, courtesy of super school cook Amy).

Well done to everyone who took part!

Summer 2017 Plant Sale

Let’s make Totley bloom!

Bedding Plants and Hanging Baskets – the gift that gives all summer long!

Or give yourself a bit of summer love! Brighten up your borders, add perfume to your pots and hang those baskets with pride! Let’s make Totley bloom this summer!

Totley Primary School PTA has been bringing colour to the gardens of Totley and beyond for many years and whether your fingers green or not, we have something for everyone. And if you don’t know your Mesembryanthemums from your Chrysanthemums, don’t despair – just download the form below.

  • Orders and payment required by Monday 3rd April please.
  • Plant collection from Totley Primary School Thursday 4th May between 3.10pm and 5pm.

The only way to avoid disappointment is to pre-order as unfortunately plants will not be available to purchase on the day.

Attached is an order form which can be completed and printed off.  Order forms and payment can be dropped in at Rendezvous or Teatime Vintage on Baslow Road or they can also be emailed to

How to pay:

  • Make cheques payable to Totley Primary School PTA or
  • send the money via PayPal using the box below.

Orders must be received by Monday 3rd April. Spare order forms can be downloaded from the school web site for your friends, neighbours, family and colleagues. Any queries can be directed to the PTA:


Spread the word – happy gardening!!!

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Totley Crue Rock it Out!!

Totley Crue have left the building……but WOW what an impression they made
whilst they were in it !!

Last night saw their debut gig and they were fantastic.  After weeks of
commitment and preparations the group put together a well rehearsed set
featuring some well known tunes, ranging from Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ and Guns’n’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ to The Stones’ ‘Brown Sugar’ and AC/DC’s ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’.

Mrs Wileman and Mr Paxman took centre stage twice during the evening for a
crowd pleasing rendition of both Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ and
Europe’s ‘Final Countdown’.

Signed Def Leppard memoribilia, Golf days, Football Prints and the highly
sought after signed Totley Crue Gold Disc were all won on the night and after
some serious jumping around in the ‘mosh pit’, I dare say there were some
tired feet this morning! However, it was well worth it, with all proceeds going to
the PTA.

What a night!


Christmas Fair Makes Everyone Merry!!

Our first ever PTA Christmas Fair was a rip roaring success. With a stunning Santa’s Grotto, stories in the fairytale house with Mother Christmas and a whole host of stalls and games, the crowds thronged to school to take part in the festive fun and the place looked amazing!

Our PTA arrived at school early in the morning and grafted throughout the day to prepare the various events and activities. What a brilliant effort! Our Y6 children then gave superb support in helping to run the different stalls and guide the younger children through how to play the games. Well done also to our house captains, for decorating their house trees so beautifully and setting a perfect Christmas scene on the stage.

A huge thank you and well done to all who gave up their time and effort to make the event happen. What a great way for Jess Trickett to sign off as Chair!

PTA Halloween Disco Report

It was time for the ghosts and spooks of Totley Primary school to come to
life on Friday night with the annual PTA Halloween Disco.  There were
strange creatures walking the corridors and skeletons strutting their stuff
in the dance hall.  Several witches and werewolves’ were spotted in the
sweet stall queue and someone reported a vampire spinning some tunes!

The photo booth was another spooky success with a queue reaching as far as
the eye could see at one point. Everyone had a great time and the effort put
into the costumes was impressive, as always.

Thank you to everyone who donated buns, biscuits and their time to the
event, it certainly helped the night go with a Woooohhooooo !!!

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