Newsletter April 2019

Dates and Information

School Term Dates
Break up Friday 12th April at normal time
Holiday starts – Monday 15 April 2019
Back to school – Monday 29 April 2019

Topic folders –Friday 12th April for Y1 to Y6 children

You are invited to come to school on Friday 12th April between 8:50 and 9:30am to look at your children’s topic folders from the Spring Term.

Dear Parents,
I am writing to inform you that I will be retiring as Head teacher of Kimberworth Primary School at the end of the summer term, 31st August 2019. It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to have been the Head teacher of the school for the past nine years.
I have worked in nine schools over my career and I can honestly say that this has been the best school that I have worked in, with the most amazing, caring, dedicated staff that I have ever had the pleasure to work with and also with such wonderful children who are a real credit to you all.
I would like to thank you all for the support that you have given to the school whilst I have been the Head teacher and I will be very sad to retire and leave such a great school.
The governors have begun the process of recruiting a new Head teacher who will be very fortunate to take Kimberworth Primary School on the next stage of its journey.
Kind regards
Marion Tapp
Head teacher


Three Choice  Menu April 2019 

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Jeff Rich Drum Masterclass

The children and staff had a great time this morning with Jeff Rich a former drummer from Status Que

The children learns about the history of the drum, how it developed from Africa right through to the modern snare drum. Children were invited up to play different drums.

The children then learn about the drum kit, how it functions and about all the different parts of a drum kit and the children were invited up to play parts of the kit.Jeff then played a solo to show how versatile a drum kit can be. After the solo, all the children and staff were invited up to play percussion with Jeff . It was an amazing experience for everyone

Year 6 visited Eden Camp Modern History Museum last week…

They had a great time experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of Britain during World War II.

Red Nose Day

The children had red nose buns for lunch today…


Foundation Two have been enjoying learning all about castles. We have been reading traditional tales and dressing up as kings and queens in our role play area. We have been learning about the different parts of a castle and using our phonics to label diagrams.
The children have created some wonderful art work using different techniques, including painting and box modelling.
Come into our classroom and have a look at our art gallery!

Fantastic Phonics in Foundation Two

We have been busy learning lots of phase three sounds this half term. We have been practising segmenting and blending the sounds to read the words. Children are becoming increasingly independent in Foundation, and are creating words and beginning to record simple sentences.

Newsletter : March 2019

Red Nose Day – Friday 15thMarch
Non Uniform day – any donations gratefully received for Red Nose Day.

Drumming/Percussion workshop – Thursday 21stMarch
Jeff Rich, Status Que drumming and percussion workshop for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two pupils.

Parent, Child, Teacher assertive mentoring meetings

  • Monday 1stApril – Year 6 and Year 1
  • Tuesday 2ndApril – Year 2 and Year 3
  • Wednesday 3rdApril – Year 4 and Year 5
  • Thursday 4thApril – F1 and F2

Topic folders –Friday 12thApril
You are invited to come to school on Friday 12thApril between 8:50 and 9:30am to look at your children’s topic folders from the Spring Term.

School Term Dates


  • Holiday starts – Monday 15 April 2019
  • Back to school – Monday 29 April 2019

Class 2 at the Institure of Sport…

Class 2 went to the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to take part in activities such as; long jump, high jump, basketball, football, hurdles, javelin and the 200m race. We competed against 8 other schools and Oren came 3rd in the high jump, taking a place on the podium. Well done Oren!

Reading Certificates: February 2019

Congratulations to the following children for receiving their reading certificates for reading three or more times a week this half term. The biggest gift you can give your children is to get them reading and praise them when they choose to do so without being asked. If children are motivated to do something on their own, they will do so much better in the long run. We thank you for all the help and support you give your children with Reading.