Lyceum Theatre Visit – 14th December 2017

Our annual visit to the Lyceum Theatre for this years’ pantomime ‘Mother Goose’ will take place on Thursday 14th December 2017

The cost of the tickets is £10.00 (this can be paid in installments).

The performance starts at 10.15 am so we will be leaving school at 9.15 am to walk to the Lyceum Theatre. Please ensure that your child has a warm coat and sensible shoes.  The performance will run over lunchtime, so children will need a packed lunch. If your child receives free school meals then a packed lunch will be provided by school.

Please return the reply slip along with payment to the school office by Thursday 30th November 2017.

Please click on the link below for a copy of the letter.

Lyceum Letter

Y2 Visit to Hull – 26th October 2017

As part of our learning about Journeys, we are organising a visit to The Street Life Museum of Transport in Hull on Thursday 26th October 2017.

We are travelling by coach and will be leaving school at 9.00 am, please make sure your child is at school by 8.45 am. All pupils will be provided with a packed lunch but please feel free to add extra snacks and drinks (no glass bottles or fizzy drinks).

We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £10.00 per pupil to cover the cost of transport and insurance. This can be paid in instalments or you may wish to make a contribution toward this amount, either by cash or online via ParentPay.  Although your contribution is entirely voluntary, you will appreciate that the visit will go ahead only if there are sufficient contributions to cover the costs of the visit. Activities such as this are beneficial because they give pupils experiences they may not otherwise have and this impacts positively on their learning and progress.

Please complete the reply slip below and return by Monday 23rd October 2017.

Thank you very much for your support.

Yours sincerely


Sarah Doherty

Y2 teacher


For a copy of the letter, please click on the link below

Y2 Visit Letter

Year 4 – Roman Workshop

As part of our topic on the Romans, Year 4 will be taking part in a Roman Soldier workshop on Tuesday, 25th September. We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £10 per pupil to cover the cost of the workshop which will involve a roman soldier in full armour describing life as a soldier, displaying his weaponry and demonstrating the equipment used.

The children will be led through soldier’s drills and a mock barbarian battle.

The amount can also be paid in instalments, please speak to the office staff for any further information.

Thank you very much for your support.

Roman Workshop Letter

Exciting Porter Croft Choir News

Porter Croft choir is taking part in the Sheffield Arena Concert of Young Voices. At Young voices, thousands of schools join together to take part in the largest school choir concert in the world. This is not just any ordinary choir concert – the choir will sing with between 5,000 – 8,000 children in Sheffield arena. The Porter Croft Young Voices choir will perform at Sheffield Arena on Tuesday 16th January 2018 and the event finishes at 9:15pm. There are twenty five places available for children to attend this fabulous opportunity.

We only have four months to learn the songs which the children will be perform on the day. Most of the songs are up to date pop songs and the children will sing a variety of music with amazing artists. During Friday lunch time from 12:30 – 12:55, Mrs Long and Miss Holman will be running the Young Voices Choir and regular attendance is essential!

Children who are in the Young Voices choir do not need to purchase tickets for the concert, however, if parents would like to attend the event, there is an opportunity to book audience tickets early through school before tickets go on general sale at Sheffield Arena Box office. Adult tickets cost £19:50 and can be purchase in school until 15th November 2017. There will be a cost for transportation to and from the event which will be confirmed once we know how many children are attending.

If you would like your child to be part of this fabulous opportunity, then please complete the reply slip attached and return to school by Friday 22nd September 2017. If you would like to purchase tickets for the event, please complete the audience ticket order form and return to the school office.

Please click on this link for the Letter

Homework and Topic Grids – Autumn Term 1

Dear Parents and Carers

Below are links to this half term’s homework grids and topic overviews.  Please make sure that your child brings in evidence of one completed homework activity every week on a Wednesday to show their class teacher.  Thank you for supporting your child’s learning at home!

You can also find maths activities to complete at both and  We appreciate your help in assisting your child in learning their times tables facts and number bonds in particular.

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Information re the new Mercia School

For ongoing information on Mercia School (Bannerdale Site) please see the following link to the website:
On there you will also find links to Facebook and Twitter (please like and share):
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There is also a consultation email address should anyone wish to ask any confidential questions or make any comments about the new school:
Please click on the link below for details of information events that are taking place over the next couple of weeks.

Information Events