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‘A school at the heart of its village’

Mrs Bothma Y3/4

Welcome to Mrs Bothma’s class

As part of their Anglo-Saxons work, the children have worked together to create an authentic looking Anglo-Saxon village. The children discussed the types of buildings which would be found in such settlement, what they would have been used for, and the materials needed to build them. Can you spot the look out tower?


Anglo-Saxons 1
As part of our Design Technology we have been trying to create igloos made from sugar cubes. First, the children had to design their igloo then decide how to hold the sugar cubes together. Next, the pupils wrote out a list of the resources they would need. As you can see, they are now in the process of creating their wonderful designs. The children will then discuss what went well and what they would change if they were to build their igloo again.

Sugar Cube Igloos

Sugar Cube Igloos 1

Spring Term


Happy New Year!


I hope you are all having a wonderful break and managing to spend some quality time with families and friends.



Building Site

Exciting times are ahead as we hold our breath to see if some of the new build will be in place for after the Christmas holidays! Work has been running to schedule and our mud pit is ever closer to becoming an amazing new building… Thank you to all for your patience and support while this all takes place. Your children are a real credit to you as they have accepted all the new routines, systems and regulations put in place and are showing themselves to be rather resilient in the face of mud, welly sheds and fences all around!


Sending in Letters and Payments 

We can no longer accept payments from January over the office counter. Could we politely remind parents to post all cash/cheques and slips being sent in to school into the payment box. We are getting a larger slot box and this will still be located on the wall outside Mrs Rayner’s office and can only be accessed by office staff so any money posted is safe.  Please clearly label and seal money into envelopes, if you need envelopes these are provided by the side of the payment box, and if any change is due it will be sent home at the end of the day with your child.  Many thanks in advance for your cooperation as this does help the office be more time effective.



News and Dates

INSET DAY School is closed to children Monday 7th January 2019  School will reopen Tuesday 8th January 2019 8.55am. School closes for Half Term Friday 15th February 2019.




Workshop for Parents 2:30- 3:15pm Friday 11th January

 Harthill Primary School is hosting a meeting for Parents which is all about how to help your child manage their emotions led by  Ann Foxley- Johnson. Ann will be joining us all day in school on Friday 11th January to work with the children on ways to regulate and manage their emotions and wanted to offer it to parents as well. We hope you can join us- there will be biscuits to tempt you!



School Clubs – Jan/Feb 2018
Monday FS2/ Y1/2/3 Multi sports  Tuesday FS2/Y1/2 Football Wednesday Y1/2/3 Gymnastics and Climbing Apparatus Thursday Y3/4/5/6  Dodgeball  Friday Y3/4/ 5/6  Football



Our reading/English focus text for this half term will be Leon and the Place Between - an interesting and unusual book about a young boy who is desperate to prove to his siblings that magic really does exist.



Further reading will include the stories Dancing Bear, Cool and The Secret Garden. Poetry study will be focused around William Blake's Tiger Tiger.

Year 4 Swimming All our Year 4 children from both classes will be starting swimming at Aston Sports Centre for 12 weeks every Wednesday afternoon from December. Letters will go out shortly to explain the process and to gather information about your child’s swimming ability.