Barlaston First School

Weekly Newsletter

6th September 2022

Let your light shine through family, friendship and faith


Welcome Back!

A big welcome back to everybody as we start our new school year. The children look incredibly smart in their new uniform, and it has been so nice to see their happy faces as they returned to class. So lovely to see!

A special welcome to Hedgehogs and Dormice as they join our school. A big welcome to you all!

Lunchtime Supervisor Position Available in School

We have a position for a lunchtime supervisor from the end of September if any parent, grandparent is interested, or you know of anyone who would like this position. The job involves setting up the hall for dinners, cleaning tables, chairs etc and supervising the children on the playground during dinner time play. Please call in at the office if you are interested or would like further information.

Reminder of Drop off and Collection Times



Drop off




8.55am – 9.05am






All other classes

8.45am – 8.55am



INSET day for teachers, school closed to children. Monday 19th Sept

We apologise for this inset day being so close to the start of the new term, but this date has not been set by school. We are in the second year of a two-year training schedule on a teaching method called “Talk for Writing”. The dates are set by the trainer so are beyond our control.

Holiday Club Places Available in School on Monday 19th Sept

Please book your child in if you require child care on this day. This will take place in the nursery building and will run from 8.00am-5.30pm. Please secure your child a place by booking online in the normal way.

Crossing Patrol Officer

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Gordon, our lollipop man at the end of the summer term, as he had other commitments. We are still awaiting a replacement, so please take great care when crossing the road to and from the church car park.

Family Worship

Our first family worship will take place on Friday 16th September at 2.45pm. All are welcome, please come and help us celebrate this lovely school!

Diary Dates

Please see all diary dates so far. As new dates are added, they will be underlined so you are aware it is a new date for your calendar.





Mon 12th Sept

School photos


Fri 16th Sept

Family worship starts 2.45pm


Mon 19th Sept

School closed to children other than those booked in holiday club


Week com Mon 19th Sept


Teacher led clubs start, more info next week

(No club on Mon 19th Sept)

Wed 21st Sept

KS1 visit to Blakesley Hall


Thurs 22nd Sept

KS2 visit to The Potteries Museum


Fri 23rd Sept

Harvest Festival in the Church


Fri 30th Sept

MacMillan coffee afternoon 2.15pm before family worship


Mon 10th Oct

Mental Health Day


Tues 11th Oct

Parents evening 4pm-6pm


Thurs 13th Oct

Parents evening 4pm-6pm


Wed 19th Oct

Hedgehogs visit to Peak Wildlife Park


Fri 21st Oct

School closes 3.30pm ( except for after school club) for half term


Mon 31st Oct

School reopens


Mon 7th Nov

Dormice and Hedgehog disco 4.30pm- 6.00pm


Tues 8th Nov

Squirrels and Badger disco 5.30pm-7.00pm


Wed 9th Nov

Deer and Owl disco 5.30pm-7.00pm


Fri 11th Nov

Remembrance Service at War Memorial 10.45am


Sat 12th Nov

Open morning for the whole school 10am-12pm


Fri 18th Nov

Children in Need


Fri 25th Nov

INSET day school closed to children. No holiday club available on this day


Tues 6th Dec

4.30pm Dormice and Hedgehog nativity


Tues 6th Dec

1.30pm Afternoon performance by KS1 of Prickly Hay


Wed 7th Dec

6.30pm Squirrel and Badger performance of Prickly Hay


Wed 14th Dec

Christmas dinner and party day


Fri 16th Dec

Christingle church service


Fri 16th Dec

School closes for Christmas



A very busy term ahead!

As events get closer, you will be sent additional information on the weekly newsletter.

Best wishes,

Mrs Clarey and Team