Whitkirk Primary School Blog

A weekly blog from the Headteacher

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Year 4 enthralled with their reading!

To start this week's newsletter, I would like to say and enormous thank you to our PTA for arranging such a wonderful Christmas Fair. I'm sure you'll agree that everyone who attended had a terrific time. It capped off a memorable Thursday really well, as earlier in the day, the children were treated to a performance of Snow White by a visiting theatre company.


Next week, we have D-Side in school. This is a group that teaches the children all about online safety - it promises to be really enjoyable and beneficial for the children. Also, on Monday, we have a visitor from Network Rail to lead our assembly on railway safety.

I hope everyone has a smashing weekend - I'll see you all next week ... in December!

Attendance update

Cubs 1 -95%

Cubs 2 – 96.82%

Tigers – 95.33%

Cheetahs -99%

Lynx – 92.41%

Snow Leopards – 97.24%

Dolphins – 94.48%

Penguins – 99.62%

Polar Bears -96%

Sharks – 96.55%

Golden Eagles –91.03%

Panthers –93.08%

Pumas –98.46%

Jaguars – 88.97%


School average: 95.23% - JUST BELOW National Average


National average: 96%

Important christmas dates

All of our Christmas events are on the school calendar here, however, I thought it might be useful to have these as a list too:


Wednesday 12th December - 2:00 - 3:00pm and 6:00 - 7:00pm - Lower Key Stage 2 (Y3 & 4) Christmas performance

Thursday 13th December - School Christmas dinner

Thursday 13th December - 6:00 - 7:00pm - Upper Key Stage 2 (Y5 & 6) Christmas performance

Friday 14th December - 9:30 - 10:30 and 2:00 - 3:00pm - Foundation Stage (Cubs) Christmas performance

Tuesday 18th December - 9:30 - 10:30 and 2:00 - 3:00pm - Key Stage 1 (Y1 & 2) Christmas performance

Wednesday 19th - Christmas Services in church:

1:15 - 2:00pm - Foundation Stage and KS1 and 2:00 - 2:45pm - KS2

Friday 21st December - children to wear Christmas clothes / non uniform

Christmas donations for those in need

Our Junior Leaders wanted to help less fortunate families in our communities and are working with St. Mary's church to do so.

They are welcoming any food donations into Whitkirk Primary between 10th and 14th December.

Please find a letter about this below.

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Visiting the 'soon to be unveiled' renovated church hall

this week's stars of the week

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Why not follow your child's class on Twitter?

Reception - @2025whitkirk

Y1 - @2024whitkirk

Y2 - @2023whitkirk

Y3 - @2022whitkirk

Y4 - @2021whitkirk

Y5 - @2020whitkirk

Y6 - @2019whitkirk
Whole school - @whitkirkprimary
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Snow White production with staff 'volunteers!'

New reception parents - applying for a school place

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Upcoming dates

Key dates can be found on the school calendar here.

Recent Letters and Correspondence

Recent letters can be found in previous blog posts here.
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