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Dates for your diary 2017-18



September 4th - Inset day

September 5th - School opens for children

October 16th Individual & family group photo's

October 17th Parents evening 3.30 - 6.30 p.m.

October 18th Parents evening 3.30 - 6.30 p.m.

October 24th Whole school scary disco 5.30 - 7.30 p.m.

October 25th Infant Harvest Festival 9.30 a.m.

October 26th Junior Harvest Festival 9.30 a.m.

October 27th School closes for half term

November 6th Inset day - school closed for children

November 7th school opens for children

December 1st Christmas Market 1.30 p.m.

December 13th KS1 performance (FS2, Y1, Y2) 9.30 a.m.

December 13th KS1 performance (FS2, Y1, Y2) 6.00 p.m.

December 14th Christmas dinner

December 15th Coffee morning only 9.15 a.m

December 18th key stage 2 concert (Y3, 4, 5, 6) 6.00 p.m.

December 19th Key stage 2 concert (Y3, 4, 5, 6) 9.30 a.m. & 6.00 p.m.

December 22nd school closes for Christmas break 3.15 p.m.


January 8th school re-opens

February 6th parents evening 3.30 - 6.30 p.m.

February 7th parents evening 3.30 - 6.30 p.m.

February 8th Spring disco 5.30 - 7.00 p.m.

February 9th school closes for half term

February 19th school re-opens

March 19th Easter bonnets & gardens go on display

March 21st Easter cake sale & Easter assembly 2.15 p.m.

March 23rd school closes for Easter break

April 9th school re-opens

April 18th FS2 open classroom 2.15 p.m.

April 25th Y1 open classroom 2.15 p.m.

May 2nd Y2 open classroom 2.15 p.m.

May 7th school closed for bank holiday

May 8th - 11th SATS week Y2 & Y6

May 9th Y3 class assembly 2.15 p.m. (instead of open classroom)

May 16th Y4 open classroom 2.15 p.m.

May 23rd Y5 open classroom 2.15 p.m.

May 25th Inset day

June 13th performing arts festival 2.00 p.m.

June 18th Inset day

June 22nd sports day (TBC)

June 28th Summer fair (TBC)

July 10th open evening & meet new teachers 3.30 - 6.00 p.m. (no appointments)

July 12th Y6 Leavers assembly 2.30 p.m.

July 12th Y6 party 6.00 p.m.

July 13th Awards assembly 9.15 a.m.

July 13th Y6 leave

July 16th children start in new classes

July 20th School closes for Summer break





Please park safely and considerately around school


Dear Parents/Carers


Please could I request your serious attention to this issue:

Parking around school can be difficult, especially in the morning rush and at home times. The road outside school is a dangerous place every day because of increasing volumes of traffic, congestion and parking at these busy times. This is an increasingly serious concern for school and for parents. In the crucial interests of our children’s safety and out of respect and consideration for local residents, we ask very earnestly that drivers avoid double parking, dropping off on zig-zag or double yellow lines, parking on pavements and obstructing driveways (even partially). Whenever possible it would be beneficial if children who live in the village could walk to and from school.


Thank you, Sue Oakes, Headteacher.

Jeans for Genes Day 22nd September


We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated and wore jeans on Friday 22nd September. This cause is very close to our hearts at Todwick School and particularly to Mr Haywood and his family who are involved in supporting the Lily Foundation. They have seen at first hand the amazing research and progress being made in genetics thanks to these donations which are really making a difference.

Along with our donation of £184.40 to the Lily Foundation, we send our love and respect to the Haywood family and especially to Timothy who lives with the effects of Mitochondrial disease (a rare genetic condition). He always wears a big smile and gives his time and attention to helping others, as do all the Haywood family! We're very proud to have them on 'team Todwick'



We Sang our hearts out for the Mayor of Rotherham!


On Friday 22nd September a group of our children were invited to sing for the Mayor of Rotherham at Todwick Church Hall. The children sang beautifully and the Mayor was super impressed! Well done everyone!


Fundraising Success!


Well done to Isabel Sheldon and her class mates Georgia Baxter and sisters Eva and Lucy Burnett. Along with their parents they campaigned to raise awareness and collected £461.90 for the charity Dup15q Alliance at Asda Wal-Mart in Handsworth on Saturday 23rd September.


Isabel's brother Myles, age 5 was diagnosed with the rare 1 in 30,000 condition called Dup15q after parents looked further into an autism diagnosis. The family wanted to send out a massive thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday, especially the children.


'Who We Are'


Our Lottery funded 'Who We Are' project is now underway. The Forest Schools leader James Brunt is working with a team of children to create an exciting interactive environment in our wild area. This Autumn we will be inviting parents and the wider community to join us on our presentation night - date to be set soon.


Chicken News...


Following on from last Spring when 10 baby chicks hatched in the incubator in FS2 and were raised successfully by our resident hens.. we have now found good homes for the cockrels (who were just too noisy!) and a couple of the hens have gone to live with Mrs Fairest.


So we now have a happy family of 4 hens living in their coop in the school courtyard. We would like to say a massive thank you to Mr Haywood and his family who look after them (spoil them) when school is out!

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