Winter Solstice

In a brief departure from Xmas madness, Reception class have been thinking about a much older festival, the Winter Solstice. We have considered the movement of the Earth around the Sun, and the fact that our planet is tilted meaning that we have seasons. We have discussed the shortest day of the year, the 21st of December (in the Northern hemisphere at least), and talked about how dark it is in winter.

We brought in a Yule log and some holly and thought about some of the traditions that pre-dated Christianity. All of us made a beautiful Winter Solstice card to take home, welcoming the Sun as the days start to get longer again.

Festival Singing!

The choir have been out and about alot over the last few weeks with 3 visits to entertain the community and share the festive spirit. The children have entertained the Mytholmroyd community at the Christmas lights switch on, sung at the Christmas Fayre and visited the elderly and disabled at Higgins close. They are singing again on Sunday at the Piece Hall.


One word that sums up the choirs performance on Children in Need – Amazing!

A huge thank you to Mrs Pearce for all her hard work and to Sarah for helping us out on the day.

Luddendenfoot Cricket Club Bonfire

We need your help!

We have applied for a grant to develop a play area for the children of £25,000 from Aviva. Our application has been accepted through

he first round and we are now through to the voting stage.

What can you do to help!

We need you to vote and encourage everyone you know to vote. Last year one of the winning bids received 15,000 votes. If every family in school encouraged 10 people to vote we could achieve this. You can register as many emails address as you want and each time you receive 10 votes. They can all be used on the same project. We encourage you to register all of your email address and vote as many times as possible. Please ask family and friends to support us. If you could we would be grateful if you could ask work colleagues to vote. We want that £25,000! And we need to think creatively to achieve this and spread the word. We have 1 month to gather as many votes as possible.

Here’s the project link that you’ll need to share far and wide to secure votes:


  1. Set up an account – this is free.
  2. Confirm your email address
  3. Vote – to find our project type in Mud Relief into the search bar.
  4. You then have 10 votes – it would be lovely if you gave us all your 10 votes.


Don’t forget if you have more than one email address you could vote twice or three or four times.



Dogs Trust

On Tuesday 24th October, the Dogs Trust came to visit school to teach the children all about caring for dogs properly, being a responsible dog owner and how to stay safe around dogs.

The sessions were interactive and every child in school had the opportunity to meet Winnie, the Dogs Trust pug. Everyone felt that they had learnt a lot and that they now know how to stay safe around dogs.


We are Authors!!

For the second year running children from year 3 have been selected to have their poems published in the Poetry Safari book. Children across West Yorkshire enter their poetry into the competition. Winners then have their poems published in the Young Writers Book. If you would like to look at your child’s work we have a copy of the book displayed in the school reception area.

Cross Country October 2017

On a very wet Friday 13th October we took the KS2 Cross Country team to a competition at RVHS. The weather wasn’t great, however the children were all absolutely fabulous and we were all very proud of them for their efforts.
The children ran some great races with two Year 6 children; Imgogen Noot-Williams and Ted Battye placing 3rd and 5th respectively. These two children will now proceed to the Calderdale Finals in a couple of months.
Huge congratulations to all the children who took part.

Cakes and more cakes

We had some amazingly creative cakes entered into our Macmillan bake off. I am really glad that we had external judges to choose the winners. Not only did they take into consideration the presentation of the cake but also the taste. By the time they had tried all the cakes they were looking rather full. Well done to everyone who entered. We had an overwhelming response from parents and we have raised in the region of £200 for Macmillan. The exact amount will be confirmed when we have had a final count up.

Congratulations to Pip Crawshaw, Eden Perry and Seth Walker who were our Key Stage One winners and Jessica Taylor, Noah Kimber and Phoebe and Molly Fielding who were our Key Stage Two winners.

Welcome back

We are well into the school year now and the holidays seem miles away. We would like to welcome all the new families that we have both in reception and across the school. We have lots of exciting things happening this term so please check the class pages regularly. We now have a new supplier for our lunches and despite a few teething issues are really nice. Feedback for the children is very positive.

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