Barlaston First School

Weekly Newsletter

10th May 2024


Let your light shine through family, friendship and faith

“Enabling our whole school community to flourish and let their light shine, preparing them for their role as gentle and humble agents for change in the world we share.”



Feed the Hungry and to Hand Foodpacking Event.


A big thank you to all who came to help with this wonderful event on 27th April.  It was a fantastic event and great to see so many new and familiar faces.  The atmosphere in the hall was brilliant with over 100 people helping us over the two sessions.


Sports Day


Next Friday (17th) is our sports day.  Dormice and Hedgehogs will take the field at 9.30am, with the rest of the school taking part in their event at 1.30pm. We are asking that all children come dressed in their PE kits on Friday.


For the afternoon event we will dismiss the children immediately afterwards for those parents/carers who come to watch.  If you intend to take your child immediately after the afternoon event we are happy for you to collect siblings before the start so that they can watch with you and be ready to leave afterwards if that is your wish.


Standon Bowers


Year 4 children, and accompanying staff, had an amazing, if tiring, 3 days at Standon Bowers.  This is always a wonderful experience for the children and creates lovely life-long memories.


Wraparound Care


There has been a real improvement in booking onto our wraparound care, with almost everyone now booking on to every session. Thank you very much for your support with this.  It is an enormous help in enabling us to plan the provision. 


Holiday Club


Sports Coaching Group will once again be providing holiday club at May half term.  I will attach flyers to next week’s newsletter and more information about booking on, which needs to be done through their website. The club will run from Tuesday 28th May to Friday 31st May.


Bringing Items into School


A reminder not to allow your child to bring any items (toys, bracelets, necklaces  etc) into school unless specifically asked to do so, particularly if these are of any value, sentimentally or otherwise.  Items brought into school inevitably get lost, swapped, damaged or broken, and can be a real distraction.


Morning Drop-off


Please make sure that you see your child safely to the classroom door and their classroom teacher in the mornings. 


Thank you for your co-operation.




Mr J Gordon


Dates for the Diary


Summer Term 2024

17 May

Sports Day 1.30pm

24 May

(Reserve) Sports Day 1.30pm

24 May

Break for Half Term

3 June

Return to school 8.45am

7 June

Records of Achievement Afternoon 2.15pm

24th and 25th June

Transition (children to new classes / schools)

2 July

Key Stage 1 Afternoon Performance 2.15pm

3 July

Key Stage 1 Evening Performance 6.15pm

9 July

Key Stage 2 Afternoon Performance 2pm

10 July

Key Stage 2 Evening Performance 6.15pm

19 July

Year 4 Leavers Picnic 12.30pm

19 July

End of Year Service 9am in Church

19 July

Break for the Summer

2 & 3 September

Staff Development Days – School Closed to Children

4 September

Autumn Term Starts 8.45am



2024/25 School Term and Holiday Dates

Staff Development Days

(School Closed to Children)


2nd and 3rd September

School Opens to Children

Wednesday 4th September

Half Term

28th October – 1st November

Staff Development Day

School Closed to Children


Monday 4th November

Christmas Break

23rd December – 3rd January

Spring 2025

School Opens

Monday 6th January 2025

Half Term

17th- 21st  February 2025

Easter Break

14th – 25th April 2025

Summer 2025

School Opens

Monday 28th April 2025

Staff Development Day

(School Closed to Children)


Friday 2nd May 2025

May Bank Holiday

Monday 5th May 2025

Half Term

26th – 30th May 2025

Last Day of Summer Term

Friday 17th July 2025