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Important message to all parents - Dogs in the school playground

16th September 2022 Posted by Mrs Lawson-Mills

We have spoken to a number of parents this week about dogs. We have always tried to be accommodating with regards to small dogs that people carry as they are not walking across the playground, which as you are aware, is not allowed.

Unfortunately, due to some inappropriate behaviours, we now need to enforce a complete ban on any dogs entering the playground during drop off and pick up; even those that are carried. We have added extra signage to school entrances to remind people.

Please ensure you stay outside the school grounds with your dogs. Should you need help with your child entering the building due to having your dog with you, please find a member of staff at the school gate and we will support you.

Thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

Mrs G. Lawson-Mills (Headteacher)

New half termly year group blogs - Autumn 1st Half Term

16th September 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Read what every year group will be up to this half term, and find out the important information you need to know, in their new blogs.

Click here to visit our blogs.

Year 5/6 Girls Football Club Trials

15th September 2022 Posted by Miss Ward

6rials for this year's Year 5/6 Girls Football Club will take place next week.

Things to know:

  • Trials are open to girls in Year 5 and Year 6.

  • Pupils should sign up for the trials in class, their teachers have a sign-up sheet.

  • There are only 18 places available at the club from across the whole of both year groups.

  • On the day of their trial, pupils should come to school in P.E. kit.

  • No football boots are required or will be allowed during the trial.

  • If selected, pupils must be available to attend the club after school on Wednesdays. If pupils are not able to do this, please do not attend the trials.

  • Check the poster for dates and times for each year group.

Additional bank holiday (school closed) - Monday 19th September 2022

12th September 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

As per the announcement from King Charles III and following further advice from the government and the Department For Education, Monday 19th September will now be a public bank holiday, due to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Therefore school will be closed to all pupils and staff.

The Year 3 ‘Meet the Teachers’ event will now take place on Thursday 22nd September.

All other ‘Meet the Teachers’ events will go ahead as planned.

Should you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Meet the teacher events

5th September 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We are pleased to be starting the autumn term with a return to our normal ‘Meet the Teachers’ events.

The dates and times will be as follows:

  • Year 6 – Monday 12th September 2022 at 3:35pm-4:00pm

  • Year 5 – Tuesday 13th September 2022 at 3:35pm-4:00pm

  • Year 4 – Thursday 15th September 2022 at 3:35pm-4:00pm

  • Year 2 – Tuesday 20th September 2022 at 3:35pm-4:00pm

  • Year 1 – Wednesday 21st September 2022 at 3:35pm-4:00pm

  • Year 3 – Thursday 22nd September 2022 at 3:35pm-4:00pm (rescheduled)

Reception have already met their teachers at the transition event.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Changes to the school day - September 2022

21st July 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

As you know, the timings of the school day were under consultation in preparation for changes from September 2022. This was in response to the Department of Education’s expectation that all schools will deliver a school week of at least 32.5 hours. This consultation has now ended and the morning ‘dropping off’ and after school ‘collection’ times have been updated.

There are is also a change to the procedure around what happens if you bring your child in late to school in the morning.

A letter outlining all of these changes has been emailed to parents. You can also view it here.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents who contributed to the consultation.

Changes to P.E. kit - September 2022

20th July 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We would like to inform you of our plans for P.E. kit for the next academic year, starting in September 2022.

Currently, pupils come to school in their P.E. kit on the days that they have P.E.. This will continue for Years 1-6. Pupils joining us in Reception, will bring P.E. kit with them and change in school for the autumn term.

However, what pupils need to wear for P.E. has been slightly revised. This will make sure costs are kept to a minimum for parents and ensure that pupils feel part of the school community, even on P.E. days. P.E. kit will be monitored by class teachers from September 2022.

Please see our current P.E. kit guidelines and the new ones below, which will come into effect from September 2022. You can also find out more about P.E. kit and uniform on our Uniform & Equipment page here.

We thank you in advance for your support with this matter.

Year 6 Leavers Award winners for 2022

20th July 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Today we awarded our annual Year 6 Leavers Awards at our Year 6 graduation. Here are our Year 6 Leavers Award winners for 2022!

They lifted the Endeavour Awards, the Sports Achievement Awards and the Lee Thacker Art Award.

Also a mention to Faatimah who was awarded the Kieran Hunt Reading Award but was not in school to collect it.

Well done everyone! 🏆👏

New end of term class blogs - Summer 2nd Half Term

19th July 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Read what every single class has been up to this half term in their latest class blogs.

Click here to access the blogs.

Weather Update

16th July 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

As per guidance from Birmingham City Council, due to the amber weather warning for extreme heat, schools have been advised to take every precaution to keep pupils out of the heat between 11am-3pm on Monday and Tuesday. Therefore, all social time will be taken indoors and PE and forest school will not go ahead. We will make sure that school is well ventilated in order to keep the temperature down.

It is still vitally important that you ensure your child(ren) attend school with a sun hat (clearly labelled with their name), a water bottle (also named) and all-day sun cream applied ready for their day ahead.

We have also been asked about clothing on Monday and Tuesday. As long as pupils have sensible footwear, they can wear clothing to keep cool. We don’t expect uniform on Monday 18th/Tuesday 19th July.

Year 6 Graduation Ceremony Rescheduled

15th July 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

As per guidance from Birmingham City Council, due to the amber weather warning for extreme heat, schools have been advised to take every precaution to keep pupils out of the heat between 11am-3pm.

Therefore, the Year 6 Graduation Ceremony will no longer take place on Monday 18th July at 2.00pm.

As the weather for later on in the week is forecasted to be slightly cooler (and cloudier), the graduation will now be held on Wednesday 20th July at 10.00am. Please ensure, as is normal practice, all pupils continue to come to school with sun cream applied and with their water bottles.

Year 5/6 Football Club Trials

8th July 2022 Posted by Mr Walmsley

Trials for next year's Year 5/6 football club will take place next week.

Things to know:

  • Trials are open to boys and girls currently in Year 4 and Year 5.

  • Pupils should sign up for the trials in class, their teachers have a sign-up sheet.

  • There are only 18 places available at the club from across the whole of both year groups.

  • On the day of their trial, pupils should come to school in P.E. kit.

  • No football boots are required or will be allowed during the trial.

  • If selected, pupils must be available to attend the club after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the first half term (up until ) and then every Tuesday after this. If pupils are not able to do this, please do not attend the trials.

  • Check the posters for dates and times for each class.

Sports Plus Scheme Summer Holiday Sports Camps

1st July 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We are delighted to announce that Sports Plus Scheme holiday sports camps will be running during the summer holiday! There will be two weeks available, with different sport camps available throughout.

Click here for further information and to book.

UPDATED Sports Day results

27th June 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

The results are in for our sports days. Well done to all pupils who took part and thank you to all of the parents who attended.

Here are the results from each sports day…


Reception Sports Day

It’s victory for Team Sigma (green) as they win Reception Sports Day! Here are the full results:

  • 1st – 🟩 Team Sigma (green) – 188 points

  • 2nd – 🟦 Team Delta (blue) – 105 points

  • 3rd – 🟧 Team Theta (orange) – 100 points

  • 3rd 🟨 Team Gamma (yellow) – 100 points

  • 4th – 🟥 Team Omega (red) – 88 points


Year 1/2 Sports Day

It’s victory for Team Sigma (green) as they win Year 1/2 Sports Day! Here are the full results:

  • 1st – 🟩 Team Sigma (green) – 231 points

  • 2nd – 🟦 Team Delta (blue) – 223 points

  • 3rd – 🟨 Team Gamma (yellow) – 216 points

  • 4th – 🟥 Team Omega (red) – 214 points

  • 5th – 🟧 Team Theta (orange) – 188 points


Year 3/4 Sports Day

It’s victory for Team Omega (red) as they win Year 3/4 Sports Day! Here are the full results:

  • 1st – 🟥 Team Omega (red) – 252 points

  • 2nd – 🟨 Team Gamma (yellow) – 247 points

  • 3rd – 🟩 Team Sigma (green) – 241 points

  • 4th – 🟦 Team Delta (blue) – 226 points

  • 5th – 🟧 Team Theta (orange) – 214 points


Year 5/6 Sports Day

It’s victory for Team Gamma (yellow) as they win Year 5/6 Sports Day! Here are the full results:

  • 1st – 🟨 Team Gamma (yellow) – 279 points

  • 2nd – 🟥 Team Omega (red) – 264 points

  • 3rd – 🟩 Team Sigma (green) – 255 points

  • 4th – 🟧 Team Theta (orange) – 250 points

  • 5th – 🟦 Team Delta (blue) – 244 points

Year 1/2 Sports Day rescheduled

27th June 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Year 1/2 Sports Day will now take place on Monday 4th July at 9.30am.

Read the letter here.

Warm weather reminder

16th June 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

As the weather is now getting warmer, this a friendly reminder to please ensure your child(ren) attend school with a sun hat (clearly labelled with their name), a water bottle (also named) and all-day sun cream applied ready for the day ahead ☀️

Thank you for your continued support.

Changes to the school day - September 2022

13th June 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

The Department of Education have introduced the expectation that all schools will deliver a school week of at least 32.5 hours. Yardley Primary School is open to pupils from 8.45am, fulfilling this expectation, but formal curriculum learning time begins at 8.55am.

We have two possible ways of adapting the school day:

  1. To remain with 8.55am being the start of formal curriculum learning and finish curriculum learning at 3.25pm each day, for all pupils. Therefore requesting parents to pick their children up from school at 3.25pm each day.

  2. To start formal curriculum learning at 8.45am (doors will open at 8.40am each day as they do now) and leave the end of the school day as it is currently. 3.15pm for years Reception, 1 and 2, and 3.20pm for years 3 -6.

Clearly one of these options needs to be taken but we would like to invite you to share your opinions.

Parents/carers have been sent an email containing a link to respond to this consultation. Please check your email and access the link to select your preferred option and share any thoughts you have with us.

If you have not received the email please contact us.

Responses to the consultation must be received by Monday 27th June 2022.

Changes to the school day will be made in September 2022.

New half termly year group blogs - Summer 2nd Half Term

10th June 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Read what every year group will be up to this half term, and find out the important information you need to know, in their new blogs.

Click here to visit our blogs.

New end of term class blogs - Summer 1st Half Term

27th May 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Read what every single class has been up to this half term in their latest class blogs.

Click here to access the blogs.

Speech and language parent workshops

23rd May 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

West Midlands Speech and Language team will be offering three Speech and Language Parent workshops. These will be available to view either online via Microsoft Teams or in person in school. The workshops are as follows;

15th June 2022 (1:30pm-3.00pm) – Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Vocabulary Development

  • Raise awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (how to identify/impacts of DLD/diagnosis process)

  • Importance of vocabulary development

  • Activity ideas to support the development of vocabulary for ALL children

29th June 2022 (1:30pm-3.00pm) – Early Language Development

  • Breakdown of language development

  • Developmental speech and language ‘norms’

  • Strategies and activity ideas to support children’s language development

13th July 2022 (1:30pm-3.00pm) – Social Communication and Interaction

  • Overview of speech, language and communication needs in children

  • Causes and impact of social communication difficulties

  • Practical strategies to support social communication at home.

If you are interested in attending any of the above workshops please complete the online form by Wednesday 25th May here.

School photo day – Uniform information

16th May 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

School photo day for class photographs is on Thursday 19th May 2022.

All pupils should wear school uniform on this day.

If your child has P.E. or Forest School on this day, the lessons will be adapted so that they can be done in uniform.

If your child has an after school sports club on this day, please send them with their sports kit in a bag. They will then change in school for their after school sports club.

We are recruiting - Full time class teacher required

9th May 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We have posted details on our 'Job Vacancies' page regarding an available position for a full time class teacher starting in September 2022.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPICATIONS: 22nd May 2022

For further details and to apply visit our 'Job Vacancies' page here.

Grammar schools entrance test - 2023 admissions (Year 5 pupils)

9th May 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Registration is now open for parents of current Year 5 pupils who would like their child to sit the entrance test for the Grammar Schools in Birmingham, for entry to Year 7 in September 2023.

Registration can be made online by visiting the Birmingham Grammar Schools website here.

The closing date for registering is 4pm on 30th June 2022.

The test will take place on 17th September 2022.

School OPEN on election day (Thursday 5th May)

4th May 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Please remember, school will NOT be closed on the upcoming election day (Thursday 5th May).

Public voting takes place in our separate building, the former caretaker's house at the front of the school site, accessible via Harvey Road.

New half termly year group blogs

29th April 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Read what every year group will be up to this half term, and find out the important information you need to know, in their new blogs.

Click here to visit our blogs.

UPDATED - COVID-19 Advice & Support

8th April 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We have updated our COVID-19 Advice & Support page.

Please visit the page and read the important information on there.

Click here to visit our COVID-19 Advice & Support page.

New End of Term Class Blogs - Spring 2

8th April 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Read what every single class has been up to this half term in their latest class blogs.

Click here to access the blogs.

Key Stage 2 Breaktime Tuck

8th April 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We will be trialling school tuck again after Easter, should you wish for your child to have it. It is available for Years 3-6 during their breaktimes.

Tuck is entirely optional, pupils will purchase it themselves from the dining room during their breaktime.

If pupils wish to purchase tuck, they should bring in money to do so. ParentPay cannot be used to pay for tuck at this time.

The price lists for morning break (Years 5-6) and afternoon break (Years 3-4) can be found on our school meals page here.

Easter Competition Winners

7th April 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We are pleased to reveal the winners of our Key Stage 1 Easter bonnet and Key Stage 2 Easter decorated egg competitions. Well done to all who took part, your creations were all amazing. It was very hard for our judges to pick a winner from each class.

Visit our Easter Competition page here to see the winning entries.

Yardley Holiday Kitchen - Easter 2022

31st March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Over the Easter holidays, Yardley Early Help will be running a holiday kitchen, where they will provide families with a snack, a meal and lots of fun games.

Starting from: 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st April, 10:00-2:00pm

Venue: Blakenhale Community Hub

For more information and to reserve places, please see the flyer here.

New Summer Term After School Clubs

22nd March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We have emailed details of all of our brand new after school clubs, all starting the week beginning 4th April 2022. There are lots on offer including:

  • Year 1: Curling & Bowling / Reading

  • Year 2: Games

  • Year 3: Cricket / Poetry

  • Year 4: Gymnastics / Sewing

  • Year 5/6: Netball / Guitar / Girls Football

If you would like to apply for a place for your child, check your email for details and to access the online applications. Spaces are very limited and you will be notified if your child has been allocated a place. The closing date for applications is 27th March 2022.

Raring2go! Birmingham Spring Magazine

22nd March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

The spring edition of the Raring2go! digital magazine is full of great ideas to enjoy everything that spring offers; crafting, gardening & enjoying park life that’s just on the doorstep. They’ve got a great feature on ‘10 ways to love the Earth’ ( pg 26) to encourage everyone to get out and about and learn more about the environment in a fun way, along with lots more things to do.

Access the digital magazine here: https://magazines.raring2go.co.uk/birmingham/spring/

*Yardley Primary School do not endorse & are not responsible for any content featured in the magazine*

Sports Plus Scheme Easter Holiday Sports Camps

18th March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We are delighted to announce that Sports Plus Scheme holiday sports camps will be returning during the Easter holiday! There will be two weeks available, with different sport camps available throughout.

Click here for further information and to book.

Helping your child cope with media coverage of traumatic events

17th March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Seeing coverage of upsetting world events in the news, online or on social media can be distressing for children, especially in today’s 24-hour news cycle. But there are things parents can do to help children make sense of them.

Visit our Stay Safe Online area here to find out more.

'Go Bright for Muscular Dystrophy' Week - Thank you!

17th March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

A huge thank you to everyone for your donations in support of our 'Go Bright for Muscular Dystrophy' week.

From your donations and super 'cake buying power', we have raised a grand total of £638.28!

Knife Crime Awareness – Parent Webinar

17th March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Yardley Early Help, in partnership with West Midlands Police, are hosting a webinar aimed at parents and carers to increase their awareness on knife crimes in children and young people. The aim of webinar is to increase awareness around current statistics and data trends, myths around knife crime, gang and youth violence, tips on talking to children about the issue and empower them to make the right choices. Parents also can ask questions at the end of the session.

Guest speaker: Kelly Brookes, Early Help Officer, West Midlands Police

When: Friday 29th April 2022, 10.00am - 11.00am

Where: Microsoft Teams - Click here: https://tinyurl.com/2p94cfnb

Class 4F Video Parents Evening (Weds 16th March) Postponed

16th March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We regret to inform you that Miss Fielding will not be available for video parents evening for Class 4F on Wednesday 16th March 2022.

We will be in touch soon regarding an alternative date.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Class 2H Video Parents Evening Postponed

14th March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We regret to inform you that Miss Hanif will not be available for video parents evening for Class 2H this week.

We will be in touch soon regarding alternative dates.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

New half termly year group blogs

4th March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Read what every year group will be up to this half term, and find out the important information you need to know, in their new blogs.

Click here to visit our blogs.

Non-uniform Day - Thank you!

4th March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

A huge thank you to parents for your generous donations on our non-uniform day on Friday 18th February.

Our grand total was an amazing £441.67!

This money will go towards our 'school fund' which is used to provide additional resources and activities for pupils.

SCHOOL OPEN - Friday 4th March 2022

3rd March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Yardley Primary School will be open as usual on Friday 4th March 2022.

We will celebrate World Book Day on this day too.

Thank you for your patience and continued support, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

SCHOOL CLOSURE - Thursday 3rd March 2022

2nd March 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

As parents are aware, a blocked waste pipe outside the school grounds has led to foul water and waste on the playground today. This has now led to a problem with the toilets in the school building.

Unfortunately, this means that the school cannot open tomorrow (Thursday 3rd March) due to health and safety reasons.

Severn Trent are hoping that they will solve this issue during the day tomorrow.

Please continue to check your texts, emails and the school website / Facebook / Twitter feeds for up to date information.

We will now celebrate World Book Day on Friday 4th March 2022.

UPDATED - COVID-19 Advice & Support

28th February 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We have updated our COVID-19 Advice & Support page.

Please visit the page and read the important information on there.

Click here to visit our COVID-19 Advice & Support page.

New End of Term Class Blogs - Spring 1

18th February 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Read what every single class has been up to this half term in their latest class blogs.

Click here to access the blogs.

Non-uniform day - Friday 18th February 2022

16th February 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

As usual for our last day of each half term, Friday 18th February will be a non-uniform day. Normally for non-uniform days we request a £1 donation for your child to wear non-uniform. The money raised on non-uniform days contributes to ‘school fund’. This is a fund which is used to provide additional resources and activities that our regular school budget isn’t always able to cover.

During the last couple of school years, we have not always requested this donation, unless we have been raising money for a specific charity. This has been due to the challenging circumstances many of our families have faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

To continue to support our ‘school fund’ and provide pupils with additional opportunities, we will be once again requesting donations for non-uniform days.

Friday 18th February 2022 will be a non-uniform day; a £1 donation is requested.

However, we are still mindful that for some of our families, circumstances are still challenging. Therefore, we understand if you are unable to make the donation at this time. Pupils are still welcome to participate if this is the case.

Thank you for your continued support.

Video Parents Evening – Online Appointment Booking

11th February 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We would like to invite you to attend our Video Parents Evening, taking place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 15th March 3.40pm - 5.40pm

  • Wednesday 16th March 3.40pm - 6.20pm

Visit our Video Parents Evening page here to find out more and to book.

Parenting & Online Gaming: join a free interactive virtual event

7th February 2022 Posted by Mr Walmsley

Update: A recording of this event is now available via the same link below

To mark Safer Internet Day 2022 on Tuesday 8 February, our friends at Parent Zone are hosting a free and interactive 30-minute virtual event for parents – exploring everything you need to know about online gaming.

The interactive event will be led live on YouTube and will explore topics including:

How do you know if a game is suitable for your child?

How do you set effective boundaries around gaming?

What are the signs of excessive gaming – and what should parents do?

They will be answering your questions too! To ask a question, simply log into a YouTube account and fire away. You can also send in your questions in advance to members@parentzone.org.uk

The event runs from 4.30-5.00pm and there’s no need to register – all you need to do to join is click this link: https://youtu.be/s6dz2GoR6uM

We look forward to seeing you there!

Safer Internet Day 2022

3rd February 2022 Posted by Mr Walmsley

On Tuesday 8th February we will be joining schools and youth settings across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2022. Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively.

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in school, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year.

Visit our Safer Internet Day page to find out more and to see what we will be up to in school.

UPDATED - COVID-19 Advice & Support

13th January 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We have updated our COVID-19 Advice & Support page.

Please visit the page and read the important information on there.

Click here to visit our COVID-19 Advice & Support page.

New half termly year group blogs

7th January 2022 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Read what every year group will be up to this half term, and find out the important information you need to know, in their new blogs.

Click here to visit our blogs.

Parent SEND Workshops - January 2022

5th January 2022 Posted by Miss D Harvey

Please find below details of some free parent webinars being run by the Birmingham City Council SEND Team:

Stability Ability with Occupational Therapy - January 2022.pdf
Birmingham Early Help Offer Awareness - January 2022.pdf

Use the buttons below to visit the noticeboard from previous years: