Welcome Back to School

Hello everybody and I hope you have all had a wonderful break and enjoyed spending this time with your families.  We have a very busy few weeks coming up so keep on reading our blog to keep informed of some exciting events.

Football Crazy!Illustration of a soccer player on a white background

Our school football teams were very busy last half term, they competed in various competitions and I am delighted to report on their performance.  On 22nd October the Year 5 & 6 school football team played against Crossley Hall Primary at Grange Technology College in the Exceed football league and took first place.  On the 12th October our Year 3 football team attended a football competition arranged by Grange and we won all our games, taking 1st place in the competition.  On the 5th October our Year 4 pupils attended a football competition and came third.  Well done to all our pupils, who are wonderful ambassadors for our school. I would also like to thank Mr A Khan for taking our pupils to these events which our children love.



We have recently set up a befrienders scheme in school.  The befrienders are there if any of our children are feeling upset or need a helping hand.  They are easily recognisable as they will be wearing blue caps. Our befrienders are having weekly meetings with Mr A Khan to ensure all our pupils feel happy and safe in school. They have also buddied up with lunchtime monitors and have a presence in Reception to help keep the Hazel and Nutmeg children smiling.

This week at Copthorne

Year 6 Residential

From Wednesday 4th November to Friday 6th November, 52  of our Year 6 pupils (the largest number of pupils ever to take part) will be taking part in the residential visit to Hawkshead in the Lake District.  The children will be accompanied by staff from our school.

This trip is very important in helping our children work together as a team and in giving them the opportunity to stay away from home for the first time in a safe but new environment. During their stay the children will be carrying out work to extend their learning in a number of curriculum areas including Geography, History and Art.  They will be taking part in activities such as horse riding, archery and will be going on a ferry cruise to visit an aquarium. We wish all the pupils and staff an enjoyable trip and I look forward to hearing all about their adventures on their return.


4 Poplar’s visit to Eureka!

The children in 4 Poplar will be visiting Eureka Children’s Museum in Halifax on Thursday 5th November.  The visit has been arranged as part of the science topic for next half term. Eureka is a fun, interactive children’s museum and educational charity based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, where children play to learn. I am sure our children will learn lots of interesting information to help them with their learning.

Dates for your diary

Year 3 Diwali Assembly: 6th November, 2015 – 9.15am and 2.15pm

Year 3 Residential trip to Bewerley Park: 7th November, 2015.

I hope you all have a super week.

 Mrs Shepherd







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