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Shepley First School

Welcome to our school

We hope you find our web-site informative. If, having looked through it, you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate in contacting us or telephoning to arrange a visit.

Our popular and successful primary school for pupils aged 4 – 10 is situated in the village of Shepley and is a member of the highly popular and very successful three-tier Shelley Pyramid of schools within Kirklees.

We aim to create a positive learning environment where our children feel included and valued, happy and secure, where they experience and develop high self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities.

I am sure as you walk around Shepley First you will see why we are really proud of our children, staff and our school. 

Fran Bowman

Headteacher's Blog

Dear Parents

First of all, Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  Thank you for all your kind messages and get well wishes last half term.  I am delighted to be back at work and really looking forward to the Spring Term.  Although fairly quiet this half term, next half term will be a busy one with World Book Day, Sport Relief, the KS2 show and parents evening!

Your child’s latest achievement record will be sent home on Friday 31st January, please always come and talk to your child’s class teacher if there is anything you want to ask or know more about in terms of your child’s learning.

We have decided to reduce Muddy Puddle from one full day a week to half a day a week.  Due to all the rain we have had in the last few months the henny and the woods are saturated.  We need to allow the land to recover and hopefully dry up a little.  I would like to thank the teachers and teaching assistants who have brilliantly delivered bushcraft and the other aspects of the curriculum in some wet, cold and windy conditions, we have some very dedicated staff!  I would also like to say how much more resilient the children have become since we first started Muddy Puddle time, they are prepared for all weathers, never moan or complain when the conditions are less than favourable and show a really determined and positive attitude during Muddy Puddle time.  Your children are a pleasure to teach!

Well done to Year 3 who completed a climbing course and Year 4 who completed a canoeing course last half term.  The Year 3 children did very well to complete this challenging course, it was technically challenging and the children demonstrated a high skill level for their age.  The Year 4 children exceeded everyone’s expectations whilst completing their Paddlepower award.  They coped very well on the River Calder and the Canals they canoed on. They had to complete various skill assessments whilst working in pairs and canoe certain distances.  Again, their positive attitudes were so lovely to observe, there was a lot of laughter and fun during the sessions too!

Due to my absence last half term there will be a delay with our plans for reading development and twitter.  We are still working on them and will update you when we are nearer the completion of these projects.

Thank you as always for your kind words and support.

Mrs Bowman




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