A warm welcome to our school where we are always busy learning and having fun. Please use the pages of our website to look around the school and see what work we have been doing and what projects and events we have been involved with.
The staff and pupils would like to share some of their exciting projects that they have been working on in class and after school.
If you have enjoyed visiting our web site then please feel free to visit the school. This is an excellent opportunity to see the children in a learning environment and to ask any questions.
Mr M. Maksymiw
This afternoon brought an incredible amount of festive cheer as the Year 6s walked down to Tesco on Park Road and sang a selection of traditional and modern Christmas carols and songs. The foyer of Tesco became extremely full as the children's friends and families and members of the general public gathered to enjoy the singing.
After 45 minutes of singing (and even a small amount of dancing!) the Year 6s walked back to school and enjoyed the treats that had been kindly given to us by Tesco. We are also delighted to announce that we raised an amazing £110.90 whilst at Tesco for our school, £60 of which has been donated to Rainbows Children's Hospice.
A huge thank you to all those families and friends that came to support us and a big well done to the children.
This is an important week for the children at school. They will be getting ready to perform their Christmas plays and take part in our special assembly at the end of the week. The children have been working hard to learn their lines and learn the songs for Christmas Around The World and Busy, Busy Bethlehem. The costumes are complete and the props have been sorted out. All that remains is for the children to have one final dress rehearsal in front of an audience and they will be ready to perform to family and friends. Children in Key Stage 2 will be taking part in a ‘traditional’ Christmas assembly with carols and readings.
Tickets for all the performances have been very popular and are now largely sold out. A few tickets remain for the Tuesday afternoon performance of Children Around The World and Thursday morning of Busy, Busy Bethlehem. Please contact the school office if you would like to buy any of the remaining tickets.
Finally, on the subject of the Christmas Performances, could I remind you about the school’s policy on taking photos during the performance. I understand that many parents want to capture the moment their child stands on stage and sings or speaks their lines. If you are going to take photos then please ensure that any images you capture are for your own use at home and will not be shared on social media sites such as Facebook. Often, quite unintentionally, a photograph will show more than one child and it is not fair that extra children’s images are uploaded to social media sites without their parents’ permission. Thank you for your help in this matter.
I look forward to seeing you this week at one of the performances.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Fair on Saturday. It was nice to see so many people over the three hours the fair was on. One of the highlights was the staff choir and thank you to Mrs Gadd for helping them to sound so good. The children also sang carols and they helped to create a warm Christmas atmosphere in the hall. The School Council had a series of games to play, including the chance to replace me and be the Headteacher of Outwoods Edge for the day. The winner of that particular honour was Marcy Moore. The fair raised £1563 for the school, and the music concert on Saturday evening raised £117. Thank you to the small team of Friends volunteers who organised the fair.
Children at school are getting ready for their Christmas performances. Tickets for the Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage shows are selling well and the afternoon performance for Carols Round the Christmas Tree is now sold out. There are limited numbers left for the performance in the morning. Please return your forms as soon as possible.
We will be holding our Christmas Fair at school this Saturday . The doors open at 12 noon and the fair will last until 3pm. There will be the usual popular stalls as well as some new attractions including the Staff Choir. There will also be refreshments so come along at lunchtime and sample what is on offer. We want to hold the prize draw to find our raffle winners at around 2pm.
On another matter I wanted to let you know that I spoke to the older children on Friday about going home from school as the dark nights are drawing in. If your child stays at school for a club after school, I think that it would be useful if s/he was either picked up by an adult or arranged to walk home with a friend.
Mark Maksymiw (Headteacher)