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Book Fair - Thank you!

1st December 2021 Posted by the English Team

A HUGE thank you to everyone who visited our Book Fair last week.

The grand total was just over £2500 - a record for us! Your incredible support means that we are able to purchase new and exciting books for our classrooms and library.

From our English team 😊

Christmas Raffle 2021

29th November 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Details of our free Christmas Raffle are now available. Click here to visit our raffle page.

Children in Need 2021

23rd November 2021 Posted by Miss Pearson

A huge thank you to parents for your generous donations to the Children in Need Appeal this year.

Our grand total was a wonderful £638.41

Pupil use of Netflix and Squid Game information

9th November 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We have emailed important information to parents regarding the use of Netflix by pupils and information around the recent viral Netflix programme 'Squid Game'.

Click here to read the letter.

Please be aware that safeguarding concerns where children discuss watching age-inappropriate content are taken very seriously.

Thank you for your support with this serious matter.

New half termly year group blogs

5th November 2021 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.

Our phone lines are now working normally again!

2nd November 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Our phone lines are now working normally again! Please use our normal number should you wish to contact us:

0121 464 3235

Apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

Sports Team Point Winners - Autumn 1

20th October 2021 Posted by Mr Gunter

Our winning sports team for this half term is.... Team Gamma!

They earned 106 team points through PE and sports!

Well done to all the pupils who are in Team Gamma, the trophy has the yellow ribbons on until next half term! 🏆

Parent SEND Workshops

12th October 2021 Posted by Miss D Harvey

Please find below details of some free parent webinars being run by the Communication and Autism Team:

Sensory Smart Primary Secondary - November 2021.pdf
Supporting Autistic Children with Mental Health Issues - November 2021.pdf
Talking about Women and Girls on the Autistic Spectrum - November 2021.pdf

Reminder - Year 6 Secondary School Applications

12th October 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

The deadline to apply for secondary school places is 31st October 2021.

Families with children due to start secondary school in September 2022 (i.e. those children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011) are now able to apply online.

Places will be offered on 1 March 2022. All the information families need to make their applications is on the Birmingham City Council website.

It is particularly important that families carefully consider schools’ admission criteria when selecting schools to apply to.

Visit the Birmingham City Council website to find out more and to apply here.

Harvest Collections - Thank you!

5th October 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

A huge thank you to everyone for your generous donations for our harvest collections!

Visit our harvest page to take a look at our class collection displays.

Click here to go to our harvest page.

Video Parents Evenings

30th September 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

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

  • Monday 18th October 3.40pm - 6.20pm

  • Tuesday 19th October 3.40pm - 5.40pm

Click the button to find out more and book.

Year 6 Secondary School Applications

28th September 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Families with children due to start secondary school in September 2022 (i.e. those children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011) are now able to apply online for secondary school places.

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2021 and places will be offered on 1 March 2022. All the information families need to make their applications is on the Birmingham City Council website.

It is particularly important that families carefully consider schools’ admission criteria when selecting schools to apply to.

Visit the Birmingham City Council website to find out more and to apply here.

‘It’s Good to Grow’ scheme from Morrisons

21st September 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We’ve signed up to the ‘It’s Good to Grow’ scheme from Morrisons. This is a schools programme to inspire children to get outdoors, grow, learn and enjoy fresh produce.

It’s Good to Grow is a token collection scheme that allows schools to collect for free gardening equipment to get kids outdoors and growing. Between 6th September and 24th October 2021 for every £10 spent in store or online at Morrisons, customers will automatically receive one Grow Token to donate to their chosen school.

If you shop at Morrisons, either online or in store, please hep us out by getting involved.

To find out how and for more details, visit the It's Good to Grow website: www.itsgoodtogrow.co.uk/faq

Updated Drop Off and Collection Information

8th September 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

We have made some changes to drop and collection information.

These changes are highlighted in yellow and are as follows:

Year 5 Secondary School Applications

20th July 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

If your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2022, you need to start think about secondary school applications. Local authorities co-ordinate secondary transfer admissions for all publicly funded (non-fee paying) schools. This means that parent/carers should apply to the local authority in which they live (the council to which they pay council tax).

If you live in Birmingham you should apply for your child’s secondary school place online at www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions between 1st September and 31st October 2021. It is important that you submit your application by 31st October 2021. Applications received after the national closing date of 31st October 2021 will be treated as late applications. Late applicants are less likely to be offered a place at one of their preferred schools, and these applications will be processed after 1st March 2022, in accordance with Birmingham’s coordinated admissions scheme.

Read the full letter here.

Sports Day Results

8th July 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

The results are in for our sports days:

UNICEF Rights Respecting Silver Award

24th June 2021 Posted by Miss Pearson

On Tuesday 22nd June Yardley were assessed by Unicef to see if we could achieve our Silver (Rights Aware) award.

We achieved Bronze (Rights Committed) in December 2019, but, as you can imagine, the journey to Silver whilst dealing with COVID has not been an easy one!

The staff and pupils (including our wonderful JLT) have worked incredibly hard to secure this award - it is an achievement to be really proud of.

Our journey to Gold will begin in September!

EU Settlement Scheme

17th June 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Please find below details of an important notice from Birmingham City Council:

EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), all citizens from the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. This will protect their rights to have access to:

  • Public services, such as healthcare and schools;

  • Public funds and pensions;

  • British citizenship, if they meet the requirements and want to apply.

Birmingham City Council encourages all EU citizens in Birmingham to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021.

For more information you can visit https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/eussbirm

Reminder for Warmer Days

10th June 2021 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.

Summer first half term sports team winners

27th May 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Our winning sports team for this half term is.... Team Gamma! They earned 174 team points through PE and sports! Well done to all the pupils who are in Team Gamma, the trophy has the yellow ribbons on until next half term! 🏆

Video Parents Evening – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

14th May 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

Further to our recent email sent on Wednesday 28th April, please follow the below instructions if you have booked a video parents evening appointment with your child’s class teacher.

If you have not yet booked an appointment but still wish to do so, there is still time. Please click the following link to enable you to do this www.yardleyschool.com/bookings.

If you have already booked an appointment:

PLEASE TEST YOUR CAMERA AND MICROPHONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT), DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT AS WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HELP.

To test your video appointment will work:

  1. Open your appointment booking confirmation email on the device that you will use to attend the video appointment, click the join link at the bottom of the email and log in using your details. Or go to www.yardleyschool.com/bookings on your device and log in.

  2. Once logged in, press the green ‘Join Video Appointments’ button to test your camera/microphone. This can be done at any time before your appointment, even days before.

  3. You may at this point be asked if you wish to allow access to your camera/microphone, in which case please click yes/allow.

  4. From here you can turn on or off your microphone and camera, change which devices are being used for the call, and check your microphone and speakers.

IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES PLEASE CONTACT SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT WE CAN HELP YOU.

Is your video parents evening appointment not working on your Samsung phone or tablet?

Samsung phones and tablets often default to using the Samsung Browser to access the internet. This is not supported by the video parents evening system.

Install and use the Chrome app on your phone by doing BOTH off the following:

Step 1 - Download & install Google Chrome

Click this link and follow the instructions: https://bit.ly/2QhZ0vs

Step 2 - Make Chrome your default browser

Click this link and follow the instructions: https://bit.ly/33BMNoi


Now test your appointment again and check that it works.

Grammar schools entrance test - 2022 admissions (Year 5 pupils)

17th April 2021 Posted by Yardley Primary School

To be eligible for a place at a grammar school in Birmingham for September 2022 entry, pupils must sit the optional entrance test and achieve the qualifying score or above. Your child's date of birth will be between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 and you register for test during the registration period when your child is in Year 5.

You can now register your child for the optional entrance test by applying online before 4pm on 30th June 2021. The test will take place on 11th September 2021.

Click here for more information about Birmingham grammar schools admissions.

Spring second half term sports team winners

1st April 2021

Our winning sports team for this half term is....

Team Sigma! They earned 118 team points through PE and sports! Well done to all the pupils who are in Team Sigma, the trophy has the green ribbons on until next half term! 🏆

Yardley Scout Group

25th March 2021

We have been asked to share a message from our local Scout group, who are reopening after Easter and are looking for new children to join them.

Please see the message below:

“Would you be interested in your child joining Beavers or Cubs in Yardley? We are returning to our face to face programme after Easter and would like you to join us.

Beavers start at 5 and three quarters and Cubs at 8 - we do have a waiting list for those who are younger than this.

Contact Hayley on 07785 983000 if you would like some more details about joining, or you’d like to get your child’s name down for when they are old enough :) "

School meals are great! A message from our caterers

25th March 2021

Lunch time is an important part of a child’s school day, giving pupils a break with friends and the chance to recharge their batteries. But why should you choose a school meal?

Our school caterers Miquill have come up with 10 great reasons:

School Meals Are Great.pdf