Head's Welcome Autumn 2017


Welcome to our Website. We hope that you find it interesting and useful. We are a large nursery and infant school with 360 learners aged between 3 and 7 years.  Meeting every child’s individual needs and educating our learners, preparing them for life in twenty-first century Britain is a priority. We recognise that all subjects and areas of learning are important and help to develop confidence, expertise and a desire to learn more.

We have very high expectations of children and staff. Our shared ethos is to ‘Be the best you can be’.  Our aim is to work together with our families as they embark on and continue their lifelong learning journey.

We are pleased to welcome our new learners into Nursery as well as a number of new learners in Reception. All learners are treated as individuals and we make sure that they receive the educational input they need to maximise their progress in all areas of the curriculum. Most learners settle quickly and enjoy school life at Glodwick. Have a look at the Class Pages to see what the children are learning about this half term. Teachers are happy to discuss the curriculum with you in more detail.

We make every part of the day as enjoyable as we can. Lunchtimes are important and a lovely time for the children to socialise whilst they eat and play. We have launched a new Lunchtime Policy this term. Have a look at it. It is on this website.

Every child in the infant department is entitled to a healthy free school meal every day.  Our ‘Little Sports Coaches’ come into school to work with the children in Reception, Year One and Two during the lunchtime period too. They coach them in different sports skills including hockey and football. Our teaching assistants work alongside them to support a positive sports session for our infant children every day. This is in line with the Government Agenda to increase physical exercise for youngsters and a daily healthy meal. We have been allocated funding from the Government to help us to afford these changes. Our midday supervisors work alongside a member of the senior leadership team, in the dining room. This promotes a quality dining time for the children as they eat their lunches.  Lunchtime is an important part of the school day where opportunities for social and physical development can be enhanced.

Each year group has a purposely designed outdoor garden/area. The facilities promote development for our learners as they move through school. For example, the Nursery garden has opportunities for individual discovery and learning, whereas the Y2 area has an enclosed pitch for the children to play team games like football, netball, basketball and cricket.

On Friday 29 September, we are hosting a Macmillan ‘Stay for a Cake’ assembly. We would like to invite you and your friends to come to assembly and buy a cake. The donations collected will be in aid of Macmillan, a service that works with families with a relative with Cancer.

Our Harvest Assembly and Raffle is on Friday 27 October at 9am in the Hall.

As Christmas approaches, we will be celebrating with a performance of the Christmas story by our Nursery and Reception children. This will be held week beginning Monday 11 December. We will also celebrate with Christmas parties and a special Christmas Lunch for the children, week beginning Monday 18 December.  We are hoping for a visit from Father Christmas too!

The 15-week Autumn Term finishes on Friday 22 December 2017 and we open again for Spring Term on Monday 8 January 2018.

There are many more things going on this term, so keep in touch via the website and by chatting to your child’s teacher.  

We are all looking forward to an exciting and productive term ahead.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Brierley.

Head Teacher