FREE access to Kaizen-Do’s VIRTUAL Karate classes

FREE access to Kaizen-Do’s VIRTUAL Karate classes

Kaizen-Do, the company that deliver our Karate for Concentration classes in school, is offering three live, daily, VIRTUAL classes Monday-Friday (10am, 2pm, 6pm) and one on a Saturday morning (10am). The virtual classes are delivered via software called ‘ZOOM’ and parents/guardians should find it very easy to set up.

To take up the offer all you need to do is one of the following:

  1. Simply call us; 07739 746 836 and tell the team member who answers the phone that they are a school student and would like to access the virtual classes


  1. Send us a text message on the number above or email ( explaining the above


  1. Message them on their Facebook group; Kaizen-Do Karate and ask to access the virtual classes

We hope this helps to keep you active during these challenging times.

Wednesday 25th March – COVID-19 Update Letter

Wednesday 25th March – COVID-19 Update Letter

Dear Parents / Carers

These are unusual times and as such we are all doing the best we can. Each and every one of us will manage the weeks ahead in our own way. Schools were closed last week with very little notice and were also expected to operate as emergency childcare for critical workers within the COVID-19 response.

I appreciate that some families will want as much work as possible at home to represent a school day and to support their children academically as much as they can. I am also aware, that some parents will have limited access to technology, may have larger families and will, to be quite blunt, “want to survive”. The pressures and strains of being a family in “lockdown” under these uncertain times are immense and I certainly do not wish to add to that. As a school, we wish to support you in any way we can. For this reason, we are setting up class emails so parents/carers are able to communicate with the relevant class teacher.

We will be posting additional work and ideas to keep children busy, on our school website under the class pages, but please follow these basic principles –

-Something is better than nothing

-Little and often

-Do your best

To this end, I am fully aware that any games, craft or fun activities, watching any BBC children’s programmes and doing PE with Joe at 9 am on YouTube will benefit your children. Completing the work we set will help too but not if it causes massive amounts of stress to your whole family, think about how much of it you need to actually do. The children need to do some reading and maths daily and some regular writing a few times a week. Anything else is a bonus.

As I am sure you can appreciate, the skeleton staff in school are currently busy providing childcare to children as well as monitoring those at home. As a result, there may be a delay in replies you receive to emails. We will aim to reply to emails every Wednesday at the latest however, teachers will reply during the working day as and when they are able to.

This is a good opportunity for teachers to share resources and ideas with you and for you to ask questions and even just show us what you are getting up to. If you send images of your child’s work or activities and give us permission we will try to get as many as we can on the school website. Obviously, we will not be able to post all but sharing some may help keep connected as a school community during this time.

Please can we ask parents to email their child’s class email address with the name of their child so that the class teacher has a correct email address so teachers can respond and keep in touch, if you have more than one child you will need to email each class individually.

We will keep our class pages up to date every Wednesday and ensure class teachers have checked their emails on our “Web Update Wednesdays”.

If you are struggling with anything else and want any support or advice that you feel we as a school may be able to help with then please email our all these emails are managed by myself and our staff.

Take Care, Stay Safe

R. Walthall


School Newsletter – Friday 17th March 2017

Dear Parents

The children enjoyed the Poetry Day on Wednesday with professional poet Ian Bland and wrote and performed their own poems during the day.

Comic Relief is next Friday, 24th March. We will be selling Red Noses in school from Monday for £1 each. Next Friday we are asking the children to wear red and bring £1 for Comic Relief.

IMPORTANT Information

The work on the walls on Todmorden Road is extending to include the school wall from Monday.

This means from Monday there will be NO access to school from Todmorden Road.

Mrs Robinson, the school crossing lady, will be moving down the road nearer to Barnes Meadows junction to help children cross Todmorden Road safely at an appropriate place.

Everyone will have to come into school using the Barnes Meadow entrance. We are aware that this will increase pressure on parking and traffic around this side of school but please remember that traffic wardens do patrol the area so do NOT park on the yellow zig zags. We will keep you updated on the works but have been working closely with highways to ensure minimal disruption to school while still keeping the children safe.

The PFA are still collecting Easter Eggs to be given as prizes at our Easter Bingo evening on Wednesday 29th March. Any donations can be sent into the office.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall


School Newsletter – Thursday 24th March 2016

Dear Parents / Carers,

Shocking news this morning as we returned to school after a late night to find our Lowry painting has been returned.  A note attached says it was “borrowed” and that it isn’t a real Lowry painting BUT a copy and worthless!!!!  We still appreciate our copy of the original painting but are happy we do not have to claim on our insurance.  Which member of staff actually “borrowed” this painting still remains a mystery although the children still have their suspicions.

It was lovely to see so many people at the Easter Egg Bingo last night it was an ‘eggcellent evening’ where everyone had a ‘cracking’ time.  Thank you to all who helped donated eggs and supported the event.

The Easter plate competition has been judged by one of the governors and a child from each class awarded a prize alongside 2 bonus prizes.  Well done to all the winners and everyone who entered with some imaginative and creative designs.  Faith, Aila, Charlie B, Tia, Dylan D, Evie and Liam received their prizes in assembly today.

We continue to update our school Facebook page with photos and information so please keep an eye out for the latest curriculum news and updates there.

Swimming lessons start after Easter for children in years 4 and 5.  Please check your child’s reading bag / your email for their letter.

School closed today for the Easter Break.  School reopens on Monday 11th April.

On behalf of the Governors and Staff I wish all our families a happy and safe Easter break

Thank you 

R. Walthall


Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here.