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St Bartholomew's

Primary Academy

Hand in hand we learn, we grow, we soar


‘I don’t give up and I bounce back from my mistakes.’


‘I treat others how I would like to be treated.’


‘I am friendly and caring in my words and actions.’


‘I am honest and helpful and make the right choices.’


‘I rise to a challenge and I am brave.’


‘I have love for myself, for others and for God.’


Term 4 - Grow me a story

Welcome back to Term 4! - We are looking forward to sharing some fantastic books with you during our topic Grow me a Story!


Our topic focuses on the role of the author and what a great author needs to include in their book! We will be focussing on some traditional stories as well as some new favourites. 


If you are looking for some great books to share together why not check out the 50 books recommended for Reception children:  We bet you recognise some of these already! Why not enjoy reading some books together with the Book Trust:


Our PE days will remain as Wednesday and Thursday so children need to come to school in their PE kit on these days. 


We look forward to seeing you all very soon

Kind regards

The EYFS Team

Term 3

Welcome back to term 3!

We will continue to do PE on Wednesday and Thursday so please come to school in your PE kit on these days.

If your child needs to isolate remember the weekly learning activities are posted on Tapestry.

We will be having a Superhero dress up day on Thursday 11th February where all children are asked to come to school dressed up as a Superhero.


What a surprise when we returned to school in January! Evil Pea and his peas had taken over the classroom! We had to use our tweezers to carefully collect all of the peas to help save the vegetables.


We will be having PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays from term 2, so your child will need to wear their PE kit including daps/trainers to school every Wednesday and Thursday. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact:



Term 1 was very busy for all of us in Owls and Cygnets. We started to learn about our school environment and the St Barts Way. Our topic was Riddle sand Rhymes and we practised different rhymes, helped Mary to create a wonderful garden, painted pictures and used collage to make flowers. We have also been busy making new friends and learning how to work together.
DearParents and Carers,

We are writing to inform you of our school reading incentive initiative called ‘St Bartholomew’s Rainbow Reading Challenge’.

As you may already know, we encourage the children to read at least 3 times a week at home, with a grown up, and we ask that you use the school reading record book to keep as a diary of their reading. Initially this may be an adult sharing a book which a child has chosen and comments may include the conversation shared about any new vocabulary or thoughts on the story, characters or setting. As knowledge of letters and sounds increases, individual reading books will be sent home.
We are very keen to promote the importance and value of all reading in our school. In order to do this, we celebrate steps of achievement throughout the year’s reading journey by awarding a certificate and a small reward. The achievement markers will be as follows:
50 reads – red certificate (reading star pencil)
100 reads – orange certificate (reading star eraser)
150 reads – yellow certificate (yellow wristband: 150 reads! #soar)
200 reads –green certificate (bookmark)
250 reads – blue certificate (presented with an age appropriate book)
300 reads – purple certificate (children’s name entered into a raffle to win a £20 reading book voucher)

Thank you in anticipation of your support. We look forward to sharing in your child’s success throughout the year.
Warm regards
Mrs Gibbens and Mrs Stammers