Whitkirk Primary School Blog
A weekly blog from the Headteacher
Year 1 Firework art
It's great to welcome all of our children and families back to school for Autumn term 2 and the lead up to Christmas. Towards the end of the half term, there will be many super events for you to look forward to as parents and carers. All of these can be found on the school calendar here. Keep your eyes on the calendar, as more events will inevitably be added as the weeks progress.
This week, one of the highlights has been linking with Leeds City Council's Clean Air project. The council will be predominantly working with Year 5, although there will be many whole school benefits such as upcoming scooter borrowing and storage.
Next week sees the first of our Parents Evenings, Judo workshops and finishes with non - uniform day on Friday. Next Wednesday, our new Headteacher, Mrs Kouni, will visit school again to familiarise herself with the pupils and staff.
I hope everyone has a super weekend - see you all on Monday.
The Parents Evening dates for Autumn Term are next week:
Tuesday 13th November - 3:30 - 6:30pm
Wednesday 21st November - 3:30 - 6:30pm
Letters with reply slips have been distributed this week. If you require another copy, please let your child's class teacher know.
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.
Red Kite Learning Trust Welcome Letter
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
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 -92.27%
Cubs 2 – 94.06%
Tigers – 91.33%
Lynx – 97.59%
Snow Leopards – 90.34%
Dolphins – 97.59%
Penguins – 99.23%
Polar Bears -98.67%
Sharks – 93.10%
Golden Eagles –97.24%
Jaguars – 96.90%
School average: 95.05% - BELOW National Average
National average: 96%
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