Barlaston First School

Weekly Newsletter

16th February 2023


Let your light shine through family, friendship and faith


Staff Change in Dormice and Squirrels


From the 27th February Miss Gill will move from Nursery to become the new permanent Squirrel Class Teacher.  Most of the children in the class already know Miss Gill and are almost as excited as she is at this change. Miss Leese will replace Miss Gill in Nursery and is also very much looking forward to her new role.


If you have any questions about these changes, please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or Mr Peel.



The following clubs will run for 4 weeks from Monday 6th March to the Easter break.


Advanced Skills football

(for year 3 and 4 children who already play in a team.)

Mr Bentley

Years 3 and 4

5.30pm – 6.30pm



Mr Mellor and Mr Peel

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

3.30pm – 4.30pm



Mrs Broome and Miss Gill

Year 3 and Year 4

3.30pm – 4.30pm



Mr Bentley

Years 1 - 4

3.30pm – 4.30pm


Film Club

Mrs Broome and

Mr Gordon

Reception to Year 4




Bookings will open for all clubs at 6pm tonight.



Reading Feedback Meetings


We will hold further meetings regarding our new reading approach early in the summer term (dates set out below).  These will be class specific and will give you an opportunity to feedback to us with any comments or concerns.  I hope to have had our approach independently audited by then and will be able to update you on the results of that, and how we will move forward with the approach.


School will open again on Monday 27th February.


Have a lovely half term break.


Mr J Gordon


27th February

School Opens

2nd March

World Book Day

24th April

Reading Feedback Evening (Dormice) 6pm-6.45pm

25th April

Reading Feedback Evening (Hedgehogs) 6pm-6.45pm

26th April

Reading Feedback Evening (Squirrels) 6pm-6.45pm

1st May

Mayday Bank Holiday

May 5th

Coronation Theme Day in School – Details to follow

May 8th

Coronation Bank Holiday

May 10th-12th

Year 4 Visit to Standon Bowers

23rd June

Staff Training Day. School closed to children.