Whitkirk Primary School Blog

A weekly blog from the Headteacher

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Year 5 clay modelling

This week has been a real delight! I'm sure you'll agree that the harvest celebrations in church were terrific; all of the children sang, performed and read wonderfully. We had a splendid whole school assembly on Thursday, led by our visitor Roop Singh. You can see from the photo further on in this newsletter, what an excellent learning experience this was for the children. Next week we welcome Alison from Whitkirk, St. Mary's church for our Monday assembly, our Cubs classes will visit Temple Newsam farm on Wednesday and we have our prospective Reception Parents evening after school on Thursday.

I hope you all have an enjoyable and restful weekend; see you next week.

Parents evenings

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.

School morning drop off

Please can we remind all parents and carers that:

School opens at 8:45am. No children should be left on the school site, unsupervised, before this time.

The safety of your children becomes our responsibility from 8:45am - 3:15pm.

New reception parents (2019 - 2020) evening

We have a new Reception starters evening on Thursday 18th October, 5:00 - 6:00pm.

This event is for all parents / carers who are interested in their child starting school at Whitkirk in September 2019.

If you know of any families that may be interested in this, please pass the date onto them. Please feel free to share our advert below with anyone you may think is interested.

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Christmas performance dates

Christmas seems a long way away, however, it will be upon us before we know it! Our Christmas production dates are now on the calendar, however, these are also detailed below:

EYFS - Friday 14th December - 9:30 - 10:30 & 2:00 - 3:00pm

KS1 - Tuesday December 18th - 9:30 - 10:30 & 2:00 - 3:00pm

LKS2 - Wednesday 12th December - 2:00 - 3:00pm & 6:00 - 7:00pm

UKS2 - Thursday 13th December 6:00 - 7:00pm

upcoming pta dates

We have a number of exciting PTA events to look forward to. You will receive information about all of these nearer to the time of the events, however an overview is below:

23rd October - Petrify your Pumpkin

25th October - Halloween Disco

26th October - Smarties Challenge

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.

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Recently tweeted letters

Below are two letters (that have been recently tweeted) for your information. These are regarding Religious Education and an update on packed lunches.
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This is a message to remind you that we are a 'nut free school.' This is a safeguarding precaution as there are children, and adults, in our school with nut allergies.

We would kindly ask that no products containing nuts are brought onto the school site.

Thank you.

compulsory parent permission forms

You all should have received an important form that must be competed by all parents / carers.

This form relates to permission for your child to have photos taken, go on local walks etc.

A copy of this form can also be downloaded below.

Please can these be returned to school as a matter of urgency - thank you.

story event at halton library

For details about an upcoming story event at Halton LIbrary on Saturday 13th October, please see the flyer below.

Attendance update

Cubs 1 -99.55%

Cubs 2 – 94.55%

Tigers – 98%

Cheetahs -98%

Lynx – 97.93%

Snow Leopards – 93.45%

Dolphins – 96.90%

Penguins – 95.77%

Polar Bears -98.67%

Sharks – 94.83%

Golden Eagles –97.59%

Panthers –96.54%

Pumas –91.92%

Jaguars – 91.03%

School average: 96.06% ABOVE National Average

National average: 96%

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

Upcoming dates

Key dates can be found on the school calendar here.

Important School attendance and punctuality information

Recent Letters and Correspondence

Recent letters can be found in previous blog posts here.
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