At the end of the Autumn term, a visitor from the Houses of Parliament came into school.
She spoke to the School Council and also to all of KS2 during an assembly all about Parliament and how we go about voting for our MP at election times. She also challenged the School Council to think of a local issue and to campaign about it. She discussed who were our local representatives.
The School Council decided to campaign for a new lollipop person , as without one, they felt that crossing High Street was becoming dangerous. The children first lobbied Miss Towndrow , only to find she had beaten them to it and a new lollipop person had been appointed!
The Council are now using some of the information provided by our visitor to help them plan an exciting assembly to teach the school about Magna Carta. Watch this space...
Many thanks to all who visited our book fair last week, we raised over £800 to buy new books for our school!
We hope you enjoy reading your new books over the holidays.
Please come and visit our school book fair beginning on Monday 7th December - Thursday 10th December from 8:30 - 8:50am and 3:00-3:40pm in the school hall. All profits will go towards buying new reading books for our school library!
Download this flyer here:
Thank you very much to children, parents and staff at Barlborough for the
great pile of Harvest food.
Your donations will help feed people in need in our area. Our warehouse volunteer was particularly impressed by the children who helped load.
Thank you very much from Chesterfield Foodbank
There are two Derbyshire County Council consultations which may be of interest to students and the wider school community. They relate to proposed changes to the student travel discount scheme, b_line and the School Crossing Patrol service.
The council would like to encourage staff, students and other members of the school community to tell them what they think about our future plans by taking part in consultation questionnaires.
The b_line consultation can be found online at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/blinechanges. Closing date for responses is 29 March 2015.
More information about b-line is on the flyer here:
The School Crossing Patrol questionnaire can be found online www.derbyshire.gov.uk/schoolcrossings. Closing date for responses is 21 April 2015.
The Department for Education have updated and published new guidance to help prevent and tackle bullying.
The new content includes advice and information for parents and carers regarding how they can support their child if they are affected by online bullying.
Download the document here:
Welcome back/welcome to all those who are attending our school for the first time. I hope you and your family have had a wonderful summer and the children are ready for what I’m sure will be another busy year.
Please download our newsletter with updates for the new year and key dates for your diary:
During the week beginning the 28th of April 2014 we will be holding a ‘Times Table Challenge Week’. The aim of the week is to encourage the children to learn their table facts whilst having fun at the same time. During the week your child will have the opportunity to take part in various activities including quizzes and competitions.
Download the full information in our letter here:
We hope you like our new look website.
If you have an questions or comments about any improvements we can make, or information that you'd like to see, then please contact us.