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Friday newsletter from Miss McNamara

Posted 27th October 2023

Halloween cakes

Pupils gardening

Pupils wrappinng presents

Message from Miss McNamara

It has been a long but brilliant half term at Coppice. This week has been particularly lovely with Beech class's assembly on Wednesday, Life Skills Day on Thursday and Halloween fancy dress today.

Beech class stood up in front of their parents and the school and sang songs which they have been learning to help them remember the days of the week, the months of the year the and the continents. Life Skills Day was a great success- you may have seen some pictures on our social media. The children had 30-minute workshops where they moved around our 'Coppice Town', learning how to order in a cafe, tie shoelaces, sew a button, wrap gifts and much more. In assembly today, all the children had chance to parade around the hall in their costumes to spooky music! A big thank you to all the teachers for their organisation and enthusiasm, even in week 8!

Next half term, we are looking forward to all things Christmas! We will be using the calendar on our website (as well as this weekly letter) to keep you updated with events and the details, so please keep checking here:

Coppice Valley Primary School - Calendar

Finally, I would like to thank you all for your support this half term in helping your child settle into the new school year and the time you have invested in supporting our school.

We hope you have a really enjoyable half term, and we will see you on Monday 6th November.

Hannah McNamara



Deputy Headteacher

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Deputy Headteacher, Jo Fineran, who will be joining us after the Christmas break, in January 2024. Mrs Fineran is currently the SENDCo at Sutton on the Forest. She comes with experience of being an Assistant Headteacher and leading her school on SEND and maths.

Mrs Fineran will be visiting school through the next half term, so children, parents and staff will have chance to meet her. 

iStock_000004276320XSmallChristmas Cards

If you are interested in ordering Christmas cards please be noted that they need to be ordered online on or before 1st November. 

School Fundraising Projects | Art Projects For Schools

To do this, you will need to use the original sent home to you last week. 


PTFA Christmas Fair

Save the date: Saturday 9th December 2pm-4pm.

Over half term, if you are having a clear out at home, please keep us in mind for any raffle prizes or donations for stalls. You may have some items to re-gift, which will be gladly received. More details about the event will follow next half term, from the PTFA. 

Harrogate-District-Foodbank logoFoodbank Vouchers

We are pleased to tell you that we can now give foodbank vouchers to families who may be experiencing food insecurity. Please contact Miss McNamara, Mrs Wright or Mrs Gunn if you need this support. We are committed to supporting all our families and understand the difficulties families face, particularly at this time of year.


Children in Need Donations

On Parent Pay, you will now be able to see 'BBC Children in Need 2023 Donations'. This is where you can make donations to Children in Need. These will go directly from our school, to the charity. 

Click here to donate to Children in Need

Many thanks,

Hannah McNamara

Headteacher, Coppice Valley Primary School

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Coppice Valley Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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