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My name is Ed Carlyle and I am delighted to be the Executive Headteacher of Titchmarsh Church of England Primary School. I warmly welcome you to our school website, which I hope will give you just a flavour of some of the amazing things we do at this wonderful school.

Building Friendships....Inspiring Confidence.…Creating Futures….Nurturing Faith - this is our motto and very much our vision for our school - we are determined to ensure that our pupils get the very best we can give them and that they leave us with a wide and deep range of skills and achievements that will set them up for successful lifelong learning. As a Church School, we have chosen the Parable of the Good Shepherd (Luke:15) as our core value - everyone in our community matters and we all work together to ensure that each and every child with us gets the most from their time with us. We know all of our children as individuals and we go out of our way to make sure they all flourish and succeed.

Some of the comments from our Parents' Survey sum up what it is like to be part of Titchmarsh Primary School:

‘The ‘family feel’ of the school, where everyone knows each other and everyone is friendly’

‘It’s a homely environment and it welcomes you and it’s a great start for our children to learn good values’

‘It feels like an extension of the family’

This is a great school. I think so, the parents think so and, most importantly, the children agree. The best way to find out for yourself to come and visit us and see us in action. On behalf of the children and staff, I would like to personally invite you to come and visit us - please contact the School to make an appointment or keep an eye out for the forthcoming events. Our Titchmarsh School Calendar is available on this site and has all of the key events for the rest of the year so you don't have to miss out!

In the meantime, I am sure that our website will give you a wonderful glimpse into life at Titchmarsh Church of England Primary School.

Mr Ed Carlyle
Executive Headteacher

This Week at Titchmarsh...

Hello everyone,

Thank you for looking on our website and for supporting our school. We have had a very busy final week of the year with our Move Up Days for Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 plus a very special three day event for our Year 6s. It was lovely to see them all again and to send them off in style - we will miss them all very much. We also said hello to Mrs Sanderson, our new KS2 teacher, who came in to school to meet us all.

Families will have had a letter from me about the planned reopening of the school in September and we will be updating you again before the end of the summer holidays. School reopens to all pupils on Thursday September 3rd and we look forward to seeing you then. Resources will stay on the website for you and please take time to look at the e-Safety and well-being resources that are there for you to use.

You may also be interested in the following link to Northamptonshire Sport and their 'Find A Club' facility - https://www.northamptonshiresport.org/summer2020

The following link will also give you hints and tips about how to keep your child reading during the summer break - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/10-top-tips-to-encourage-children-to-read/10-top-tips-to-encourage-children-to-read

And again, thank you to everyone for their support for our school and for the many messages of support we have been receiving. It is great to hear from so many of you and we really appreciate the time you take to get in touch!

Thank you again for supporting Titchmarsh Church of England Primary School! Stay safe and we wish you a kind, peaceful and safe holiday!

Mr Carlyle, Miss G and all the Titchmarsh staff team.

Coming together - Collective Worship Links

As a Church school, we are also keen to keep providing opportunities for our children and our community to worship and Mrs Campbell has provided the link below that we thought you might find comforting in these difficult times.

https://www.assemblies.org.uk/pri/3540/pause-for-thought-be-thankful

Reverend Brian has also asked us to share this link with you for you and your children to use at home.

https://www.canterburydiocese.org/childrenandyoungpeople/our-schools/collective-worship/collective-worship-at-home.php

 

Stay Safe, everyone!

During the closure period, it is essential that everyone stays safe by following the Government's guidelines on social distancing and self-isolation. It is also important that everyone stays safe online. Follow the link for further advice:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online and also use the following link for the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Partnership http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/parents-carers/

You'll also find an Online Resources pack to download, courtesy of Simon Aston, NCC's Online Safety Officer. You can also follow this link: http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/about-northamptonshire-safeguarding-children-partnership/news/covid-19-online-safety-advice-parents/

NEW! CEOP are releasing weekly 15-minute e-Safety lessons for you to access at home. Follow the link to access them: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/support-tools/home-activity-worksheets?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=46e6250b3e-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_07_04_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-46e6250b3e-63976721

NEW FOR APRIL 2020 - Northamptonshire County Council's e-Safety Officer has created resources on Google Classrooms. Just download the app or access via the internet, using the code g7rey75 to access the resources.

No doubt over the past few months you've heard children (and maybe a few adults) talk about the latest Tik Tok challenges or their favourite celebrity's lockdown live stream.

This week your activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how children and young people can stay safe while live streaming: 

Help parents and carers to understand why children and young people enjoy live streaming platforms and what they can do to help keep them safe whilst using them by sharing our new video guide

Live streaming: a video guide for parents and carers - 


Access the video

Have parents and carers been asking you about Tik Tok?   

A new Parent Info article explores how Tik Tok works, the parental controls available, and how they can help their child to stay safer on the platform.


You can keep up to date with the latest news from the CEOP Education team by following us on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any questions or feedback about our resources, get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Coronavirus - Advice for Parents and Guardians
 

Guidance for households with symptoms

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Government advice is that, until advised otherwise, all other pupils should attend school as usual. A full risk assessment is in place and we are ensuring that the children know about the risks, maintain regular handwashing and that all visitors to the school also wash their hands.If you have require further information about Covid-19, this  can be found on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website and we will provide updates as we receive them.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you require any further information.  

NEW - please find a guide to talking to your children about Coronavirus under our 'Newsletters' section. 

We all LOVE Reading!!

We are all very excited by all the Reading in school this term - so many exciting books being read in class with Year 1 reading  'George's Marvellous Medicine', Year 2 are looking forward to reading 'Matilda', Years 3 and 4 reading 'Stig of the Dump' with 'Fantastic Mr Fox', 'The Great Kapok Tree' and 'The Shaman's Apprentice' coming soon and Years 5 and 6 reading 'Cogheart' by Peter Bunzl and so many of us are working through the Free Reader Cards! The Owlets are looking at the topic of 'On The Move: Travel and Transport' so will be discovering exciting books such as 'The Gingerbread Man', 'The Enormous Crocodile', 'The Train Ride'  and 'The Easter Story' and many more!

When you come into school, don't forget to visit our  Reading area by the Green Door - lots of places to sit, read and relax!! Plus, with our Parents' Consultations Evenings coming up, we will be giving out our new Reading booklet which we hope you will find extremely useful - full of hints, tips and links to get everyone reading!!

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The booklet is available to download from our 'Newsletter' section!! Stay tuned for some really exciting Reading developments and competitions!!

Curriculum Newsletters

Just a reminder that you can find out everything you need to know about all we are learning in our curriculum newsletters - this term's newsletters are ready for you to download. You can find them on the Newsletters page and in each class section as well!

 

Creative Mission - The Beauty of Buildings

We are all loving our latest Mission - 'The Beauty of Buildings'. Miss Willis is leading one of the challenges which is to take interesting pictures of the school and the church. We have some budding amateur photographers at Titchmarsh and think their pictures are ultra-professional. Is yours included?  

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Our Easter Artwork

As part of our preparations for Easter, every class created a piece of artwork telling part of the Easter Story. The work is displayed in the Church for everyone to see in lots more detail!

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Well done to everyone for their wonderful contributions and to Mrs Hope for taking these photos for us to share!

 

E-Safety Reminder

Please find a link below to a National Online Safety resource that you might find helpful. If you have any questions about e-Safety, please speak to a member of staff.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

The latest newsletter from Service Six is available for you to download from the 'This Term's Newsletters' section of our website.

 The Titchmarsh Wartime Tea Dance

Thank you to everyone who came along to join us for our Wartime Tea Dance at the Church on Monday November 26th. It was wonderful to welcome so many people - friends and family and many special guests from the village - we were delighted that you could come and join us for our special afternoon. I'm sure you'll agree that the Church looked lovely with the bunting that the children helped to make and there were displays, memory jars and pupils' work from the Creative Mission topic of 'Remembrance' to enjoy. Plus lots of tea and cake for everyone - thank you to the volunteers who helped to get it all ready and to those who kindly donated gifts of food to make our tea extra special. We also welcomed Mrs Ettridge and Mrs Bull, the Headteachers of Brigstock Primary School, who have been working with us on Creative Mission - it was lovely to have them join us to share in such a great event.

 

                                   

 

 

As well as the tea and cake, we had several dances the children had learned, letters written by families during WW1, a talk about the local history project where we researched the soldiers from Titchmarsh who fought in the wars and a singalong to 'We'll Meet Again' and 'The White Cliffs of Dover'. Some of the visitors got up and danced as well which was wonderful, too!

Thank you to all of the staff who helped to make both the topic of 'Remembrance' so special for the children and for all their wonderful work in making the afternoon such a success. Thank you, as well, to everyone who came and supported our special afternoon.

 

Well done, Titchmarsh!

We are delighted and excited to share some wonderful news with you - read on to see the fantastic comments from the Minister of State for School Standards, the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP.

Well done to the pupils who worked so hard and to Mrs Parsons and Mrs McClean! We're so proud of you all! 

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Our School Aims

  • Provide a safe, caring environment in which the highest standards of behaviour are expected and positively reinforced

  • Create a happy, purposeful atmosphere in which to work and play

  • Provide each child in our care with a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum

  • Deliver the highest standard of education

  • Encourage each child to mature into an independent, caring, responsible individual

  • Provide a coordinated and integrated approach to education so that Christian spirituality, values and beliefs are encouraged throughout life.

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Ofsted Statement

"Pupils speak with excitement about what it means to be a pupil at Titchmarsh.  The curriculum ensures that they encounter a wide range of interesting activities to broaden their horizons.  The school's faith-based ethos complements the very effective work the school does to promote British values.  Still more importantly, pupils' attitudes towards one another, and their generosity in helping others less fortunate than themselves, demonstrate their commitment to the school's values."

Ofsted, April 2017.

Upcoming Events

1 Sep
Training Day 1
Date 09.01.2020
2 Sep
Training Day 2
Date 09.02.2020
3 Sep
School Opens To All Pupils
Date 09.03.2020
26 Oct
Half-Term Holiday
Date 10.26.2020 - 10.30.2020
21 Dec
Christmas Holiday
Date 12.21.2020 - 12.31.2020

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