Monthly Archives: November 2018

Christmas Events – reminder of all the key dates coming up!

29 November 18


Non Uniform Day – Friday 30th November

we are asking for your kind contributions for the Christmas fair – we appreciate all your support.

EYFS – gift chocolate, novelty chocolate, bar or box.
Key stage 1 – book old or new
Key stage 2 – a bottle – fizzy pop, toiletries, sauces, wine (any alcoholic donations please bring to the office)

Festive Forest School – Thursday 6th December (6:15pm tickets only now)

Christmas Competitions.  Hand in dates Monday 10th December

EYFS and Key stage 1 – Christmas crackers

Key stage 2 – Decorated jars

Our Big Adventure & Christmas Fair – Thursday 13th December

EYFS Christmas Production – 17th/18th December

Key stage 1&2 Christmas Performance – Rising Brook Baptist Church – Thursday 20th December

END OF TERM pick up at

12pm Thursday 20th December





Thursday 6th November – Forest Festivities

27 November 18

Tickets available for the 6:15pm session only, please contact the office for tickets to avoid disappointment!!

more details click here

Forest School Festivities: Forest crafts, Santa, hot chocolate and lots more campfire fun! Thursday 6th December 4:15pm

20 November 18

To Book your ticket and they are selling fast, £1:00 per person additional £2:00 to visit Santa.

Please ask at the school office.

For full details please see the letter sent home here

We really hope you can join us for this magical experience.

Change of date: Kitchen re-opening Thursday 22nd November

19 November 18

All pupils are invited to have a FREE school meal on Thursday 22nd November to say thank you for your patience and support while essential works have been carried out on the school roof.

We are also having a competition to rename our kitchen, details can be downloaded here

Thank you.

Applying for Reception Class September 2019?

19 November 18

We are holding a drop in session for parents applying for Reception Class places September 2019 on;

Monday 26th November between 9-9.30am.

Please come along if you have any questions or need help with the application form.



Anti-Bullying Week – Monday 12th of November is Odd Sock Day!

11 November 18
anti bullying week poster for odd sock day

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 is: ‘Choose Respect’ and Anti-Bullying Week runs from 12th – 16th November

We will hold Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week (12th  November).  Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!

find out more information here, anti bullying alliance

BBC Teach – Remembrance Live Lesson – 2pm today

09 November 18

image of a red poppy

We are taking part in an exciting project ‘Live Lessons’ for the first time today. We would love it if you could watch and you never know RPA might get a mention!

Its happening today, Friday, 9th November 2018 at 2pm (approx. 35 mins)

Simply click here Watch live

Remembering real people who served in the war

We’re marking the centenary of the Armistice – the end of the First World War – with a creative writing Live Lesson for primary students in collaboration with 14-18 NOW.

This is an opportunity for your school to be a part of a collective moment of reflection ahead of a weekend of national commemorative events, including Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea, a unique moment when communities will gather on beaches to say thank you and goodbye to the millions who left their shores during the First World War, many never to return.

Designed for 7 – 11 year olds, our Remembrance Live Lesson is hosted by BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty and CBBC’s Ben Shires, and will feature special guests including author and poet Roger Stevens and Charlotte Czyzyk, historian and project manager for Lives of the First World War at Imperial War Museums.

It will explore themes of remembrance and commemoration, and encourage children to reflect on the end of the war through creative writing.

Inspired by real people, this lesson aims to get children asking the questions: What is remembrance? How do we process and remember important world events?

Wishing Mrs Bev Piddock a very happy retirement.

08 November 18

You are not just retiring from teaching, you are retiring from one of the most important jobs in the world, which is helping young minds to dream big!

Thank you for all your time, care and wisdom over the years. 

We will all miss you! x

Photo of Mrs Bev Piddock

** Job vacancies **

07 November 18

We have two positions at Rowley Park Primary Academy, Stafford for Lunchtime Supervisors,

visit our current job vacancies web page for details,  alternatively call at the school office for an application form.

Closing date for applications is Friday 16th November 2018.

Welcome back to a new half term

05 November 18

This week reminders,

Parents Evening – Wednesday 7th November.

Christmas Shoe Boxes – please can you hand in by Wednesday 7th November.

Drop-in for any of your *Parent pay* queries – Wednesday 7th November 8am to 10am. 



Nursery places now open – please contact the office for further information