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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

It was lovely to see so many parents during our parents evenings. The teachers really enjoyed seeing you all and having the opportunity to discuss your wonderful children. The children at Shepley are a real  credit to all parents. 

Thank you for your incredible generosity with the school council bun sale this week. We were able to have 2 bun sales, a free bun for each child and sell them at 2 parents evenings! The grand total was £122.55 which school council will be using to buy welly brushes, which our caretaker and cleaners will be delighted about!

Year 2 had a great time at the Shelley College Multi Skills morning. They tried lots of different activities and sports and were, as always, a credit to the school.

We had a fantastic whole school Muddy Puddle day to celebrate the opening of our school pond. James and  Alison from Shepley Spring officially opened the pond and then spent time with some of our school council representatives seeing all the activities we do during Muddy Puddle time.  They were really impressed with the types of activities the children were doing and the teamwork the children showed!  They felt that doing these types of outdoor activities benefits the children in so many ways.

Well done to Ella Wilkinson, James Tate and Ellie Kuch for winning the house team times table competitions this week, they earned some valuable house points for their teams!

On Monday 5th November the school will be closed for staff training.  We will be learning more about Maths Mastery and the different strategies we can use to help children develop good conceptual  understanding. We will also be learning more about how to ensure children make at least good progress in writing by re-visiting our planning systems. And finally we will be developing some of our own bush craft skills in order to be able to safely and accurately teach children about the use of tools and lighting fires.

We will re open to the children on Tuesday 6th and our Halloween disco will be on Wednesday 7th Nov.

On Friday 9th November we will be holding our Remembrance Parade up to the War Memorial. We will leave school at approx 9.05am, if you can join us that would be lovely.  I am sure you have seen the poppies the children made with members of the Shepley Village Association which were displayed for the service held at the memorial last Sunday.  They looked beautiful and were very striking.

Please note that details of our Christmas festivities are now on the newsletter because before we know it, it will be (dare I say it) Christmas!

Have a lovely half term, the children are ready for a good rest, and we look forward to seeing everyone after the holiday.

Mrs Bowman


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