Forging Friendships

On Thursday 19th April a group of children from Winsford High Street Community Primary School in Cheshire visited our school to experience life in a  small rural village.

The school was on a residential visit to Hartington Youth Hostel staying two nights. The party consisted of 72 year 2 children.

15 of their pupils joined us for the morning and were introduced to the  tradition of May Pole Dancing, expertly taught by our children. The rehearsals will culminate in an annual May Pole performance in the Village Hall on Sunday 27th May at 12:30.



Both schools then went out into the community to complete the Village Trail with the Hartington children teaching their partner from Winsford about life in the village and some of its history.

The pupils from Winsford found it hard to grasp that the 17 children they were introduced to was the whole school and not just one class. Their class had  25 pupils and 509 in the whole school.

Their class teacher expressed a wish that they would introduce May Pole dancing at their school so next year when they visit Hartington again all the children would be experts and perform professionally together.



Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins