Heronshaw School Newsletter

Spring 2- February

Communication Mrs Saunders-Short - Headteacher

We are already half way through the school year and the children are making amazing progress and really shining.

Going forward this term, we have some exciting events coming up for the children that will inspire them in their learning, such as Birds of Prey, who will be visiting the year 2 children to promote language for writing. The whole school will be taking part in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) week where we will challenging the children in their problem solving. The theatre will also be in to visit and of course Easter is coming so we will have an Easter egg raffle for the children with all the prizes donated by the staff.

At the end of this term you will recieve your child's termly report and a letter about parents evening. Please do take us up on a parents evening appointment. It is so important that we take this time together to talk about your child's achievements and discuss how we can both support them to the next stage of their development.

Staff Changes this term:

Miss Boothroyd will be leaving us this half term to have a baby, but hopes to return at Christmas. We wish her well and look forward to her visits. Mrs Elford will working as the SENCO in her absence and will be availible to speak to any parents that require a meeting. Mrs Beegum will be working with us in a variety of classes until July as an unqualified teacher.

We would also like to take the oppotunity to congratulate Mr Ainscow and Mrs Bramwell on successfully being appointed as the substansive joint Deputy Heads.

We hope we have another successful term, and I look forward to working with you all.

Mrs Saunders-Short

Head Teacher


In accordance with our attendance policy we will be monitoring attendance and lateness this half term. Anyone who falls below the expected standard of 95%, will receive communication from the school. Those of you who are struggling with attendance and wish to discuss it with us prior to receiving a letter or appointment please make contact with Penny Meehan (School Parent Liason Co-ordinator). She can be found on the main playground Tuesday- Thursday ams, or through contacting the office.

Attendance is very important to us. So that we ensure we provide all children with the best start we ask that parents take children’s schooling seriously and not to book holidays during term time, or take any time off that would be unauthorised (see attendance policy for clarification). Any unauthorised holiday that meets 5 days, either in succession or in accumulation, will result in a fine.


Clubs have already started for this half term, please make sure you have paid for them this week. We run clubs with a minimun ratio, so please only sign up for a club if you can attend otherwise we have to cancel ones that don't meet the ratio often due to children and parents changing their minds.

We will place an online link on our school website where you can sign up for clubs each half term very easily.

We like to offer a wide variety of clubs and try to keep the prices broad so there is something for everyone, but we are always open to ideas.

Important Dates

Please check the calendar for up-to-date calendar dates for the coming half term and beyond. The 'OurSchools' app is also great for getting reminders for diary dates too. You can sign up for that and receive information directly to your phone.

26th February- Happy chicks arrive- 3 incubators will arrive with eggs ready to hatch.

1st March- World book day- dress as a book character.

6th March- Theatre in- The Little Princess.

12th March- Teaching Talons- birds of prey in to visit.

12th March- Science, Teachnology, Engineering and Maths week to inspire children.

14th March- Parents Evening Letters out.

16th March- Teaching Talons- birds of prey in to visit.

23rd March- Easter Egg Raffle, 2:15 Foundation sing-along for parents, last day.
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Term Dates


School Starts - Monday 19th February 2018

Break Up - Friday 23rd March 2018


School Starts - Tuesday 9th April 2018

Break Up - Friday 25th May 2018

Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 7th May 2018

Inset Day - Monday 4th July 2018

School Starts - Tuesday 5th June 2018

Break Up - Friday 20th July 2018

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Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club: children will need to book with Mrs Kibby if they require a place in Breakfast club


Child 1-£3.50

Sibling- £2.50


Child 1- £2.50

Sibling- £2.50


Child 1- £1.50

Sibling- £1.50