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Friday Message from Miss McNamara

Posted 8th March 2024

Coppice Valley Primary School (84)

Message from Miss McNamara

Of course, this week's highlight has been World Book Day! The costumes were very inventive and it was such fun guessing which word everyone was dressed as. There was no denying that Mrs Fineran was sparkly! We had a fantastic assembly led by Miss Dodd and the children had the chance to parade around the hall in their costumes. Today, we also had an assembly led by students from Leeds University, to celebrate International Women's Day, as well as Harrogate Town Football Club leading girls' football sessions.

Mrs Hardy and Mrs Brook have started their Forest School training at Harlow Carr - we are really excited for everything the training is going to bring to our school. We are looking forward to being able to do even more activities outside and developing our current Nature School offer. This week, they learnt about different types of knots and are busy planning the three course meal they will need to cook over a campfire, as part of their assessment in November. 

Next week, we are looking forward to our Parents' Meetings. Please make sure you have booked an appointment. 

Hannah McNamara


world book day

Pupils on residential (2)


Expected school attendance is 95% or more (set by the DfE) however, we have a school attendance target of 97%.

Your child's attendance report card is available on the Arbor Portal. 

This week's attendance is: 98.35% - best week so far!

School year so far: 95.5% (we are climbing up!)

Our registers close at 9am and so your child will miss their attendance mark, if they arrive after this time. 

This week, 11 children have been late to school. 

School Attendance Poster


Health and Safety

With the roadworks and resurfacing in the area, we have had an increase in injuries on the way to school. If your child comes to school by themselves, please discuss the saftest route options, especially if this has changed with the resurfacing, encourage crossing at the dropped curbs and ensure they wear helmets on bikes and scooters.


Over Easter, we will be doing some works in our KS2 cloakrooms to make them breakout spaces from the classroom. Pease encourage your child to bring a small school bag to school, so we can optimise the space we have for learning and reduce the number of coat racks we need to accommodate larger bags. 

School Council Wacky Dress - Friday 22nd  March

On Friday 22nd March, we will be having a dress down day. You will be able to come to school in your wacky clothes. We are asking for a minimum donation of £1 and this money will go towards buying new toys for each class to use at playtimes.

PTFA Easy Fundraising Link

Please consider registering for easy fundraising via this link, it means any time you buy anything online that is from big brands linked to the campaign, like M & S, Boots, Sainsburys etc we get a small donation, but it quickly adds up. If you sign up via this link we also get £5 for everyone that signs up:

easyfundraising-logoEasy Fundraising Link


Key Dates  

  • Parent's Meetings - Week commencing 11thMarch, please book online.
  • SEND & Wellbeing Drop-in - Tuesday 19thMarch
  • PTFA Sponsored Bounce - Wednesday 20thMarch
  • Wacky Dress - Friday 22ndMarch (organised by our School Council)
  • PTFA Easter bun sale -  Friday 22ndMarch 3:30pm
  • This year's PTFA Summer fundraiser  will be held on Saturday 13th July.  

Hannah McNamara                                                                                       

Coppice Valley Primary School

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