Whitkirk Primary School Blog
A weekly blog from the Headteacher
Blending sounds in Cubs
As anticipated, it was a brilliantly busy and perfectly productive last week of the half term! As you can see from the photos in this week's blog, some of our Year 2 children had a marvellous time practising their cycling skills. We had the PTA - petrify your pumpkin and Halloween disco events, which were really enjoyed by the children. We are incredibly lucky to have such a proactive and talented PTA here at Whitkirk!
House Reward day and the biscuit decorating was a wonderful experience, as was the Indian Dancing event. Education didn't just stay within the school grounds and our Year 1 children had a super day out at Nell Bank on Wednesday.
All that is for me to wish you all a very happy half term break. We will see you all on Monday 5th November.
prospective reception 2019 parents - open mornings
These dates are:
Tuesday 6th November - 10:00 - 11:00 am
Thursday 8th November - 10:00 - 11:00 am
If you'd like to attend, please give school a call, on 2606203, to book your place. Although it is half term, you will still be able to speak to a member of our team next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Please share these dates with any parents you may know, who have yet to apply for a Reception place for next year.
We would like to confirm the Parents Evening dates for Autumn Term; these are:
Tuesday 13th November - 3:30 - 6:30pm
Wednesday 21st November - 3:30 - 6:30pm
Letters with reply slips will be distributed after the half term holidays.
PTA defibrillator bid
Please can you support this great cause by registering and voting here.
You can use all of your 10 votes for this initiative!
To register and vote will only take a couple of minutes and could make the world of difference in terms of making our community an even safer place.
Thank you so much.
This promises to be a fantastic fundraiser for school!
New deputy headteacher appointment
Miss Pashby is currently a Deputy Headteacher at Hunslett Carr Primary school and we look forward to welcoming her into our school in the new year.
Notifying school of changes to your child's lunchtime meal choice
If you'd like to change your child's dinner option, please send an email to:
If you wish for your child to change from packed lunches to school dinners or from school dinners to packed lunches, in your email, please include:
* your child's name
* your child's class
* what dinner option you would like them to move to
Please note that we require one week's notice to change the meal pattern of your child. All changes to dinner patterns commence on the first Monday after one weeks' notice.
upcoming pta dates
16th November - Non uniform in return for chocolate donations
29th November - Christmas Fair
Please find posters for the Halloween disco and Petrify your Pumpkin below.
children in need
This falls on the same day as our PTA non uniform day in return for chocolate donations for the Christmas fair.
This will be a super joint event, where we will hopefully see as many children as possible in non uniform and / or spots, with a chocolate donation. If you can spare any money for a Children in Need contribution too; that'd be massively appreciated!
Cubs 1 -94.55%
Cubs 2 – 91.82%
Tigers – 98%
Lynx – 93.10%
Snow Leopards – 95.17%
Dolphins – 98.28%
Penguins – 95%
Polar Bears -98.33%
Sharks – 96.21%
Golden Eagles –94.14%
Jaguars – 95.71%
School average: 95.54% - BELOW National Average
National average: 96%
TNCP Introduction to volunteering course & football sessions
October half term events
this week's stars of the week
Why not follow your child's class on Twitter?
Y1 - @2024whitkirk
Y2 - @2023whitkirk
Y3 - @2022whitkirk
Y4 - @2021whitkirk
Y5 - @2020whitkirkY6 - @2019whitkirk
Whole school - @whitkirkprimary