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Harvest Festival food collection

We are collecting tinned and dried foods to help support our local community. All food collected will be donated to Fusion Food Bank in Dewsbury and use to support families in need.


Suitable types of food include:

dried pasta


tins of beans

tinned vegetables

tinned fruit






Food will be collected on the table by the school office. Thank You for your support!


School will close on Friday 20th October at 3.00pm and will re-open on Tuesday 31st October 9.00am. Monday 30th October will be an inset day. 

We hope you will have a safe and enjoyable half term break filled with lots of fun activities for you and your family!

Attendance Assembly October 2017


Early Years Attendance Assembly 

Thursday 19th October at 2.30pm


Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) Attendance Assembly

Friday 20th October at 9.05am



Friends of Pentland will be meeting on Wednesday 18th October 2017. Please come along for coffee, cake and a chat.


Stay Safe Forever  - women’s personal safety course 

Wednesday 18th October 1.00pm - 3.00pm 

This is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance. This course takes a  holistic approach to self defence and explores issues such as finding your voice, believing in yourself and developing your inner as well as physical strength.

NSPCC Assembly Wednesday 11th October 2017


The NSPCC came into school to deliver a Children's Safety Assembly. The aim was to spread Pantasaurus' message about learning the important rules about PANTS so they can stay safe and strong. 


Lullaby Project

Thursday 5th October 2017

Our school has been lucky to be invited to take part in an exciting project being run by Manasamitra Creative Arts company (the ones who performed the fantastic ‘’Life of a Bee’ dance performance last year).

The title of this project is ‘Lullaby—The Sonic Cradle.’


It is an international touring project that explores lullabies from across the world. As part of the project, Manasamitra a Dewsbury based organisation who has conceived and is currently touring this project will be holding two “lullaby booths” in our school on the 5th of October 2017. The booths will record and share lullabies that the school community wishes to share. This will be used as part of a soundscape that will feature in a final show on the afternoon of 30th November 2017 at Dewsbury Minster.


The performance features Supriya Nagarajan on voice and Duncan Chapman on sounds, both of who are artists who tour nationally and internationally. Duncan worked with our children last year in school to create the sound for our Life of a Bee installation at YSP. The Lullaby project is supported by Creative Scene, an Arts Council funded program.


5th October : come and join us in school to become part of the sound collection

30th November : come and see the final performance at Dewsbury minster. We are aiming to take most of the

children within school to see it in the afternoon.


Keeping School Updated

During the next week, you will receive a comprehensive form asking for you to provide information about emergency contact numbers, updates on your child’s medical needs and asking for your consent for trips, first aid etc.

Please return this as soon as possible and update school should you change your address or telephone numbers.



Kirklees Safeguarding Week

W.b. 9th October 2017


Kirklees are planning a week of engaging events, workshops and talks looking at how we can all work together to make Kirklees a safer place for children and adults.


We will also be running talks and activities in school for both children and parents to learn about a range of safeguarding subjects. Look out for information to be sent out soon.


Dates for the Diary


Meet the Teacher Event

Wednesday 20th September 2017:


We would like to invite all parents to come into their child’s new class to meet the teacher, find out about routines and the year ahead and ask any questions you may have. This is an informal drop in session; it would be lovely to see you there.


Parent Workshop:

Helping Children’s Learning through Rhymes and Stories

Thursday September 28th 2017: 2pm—3pm

Come along and find out about the importance of rhyme and stories in helping your child learn across the curriculum areas in school. These are simple but effective ways to help your child’s development at home.