St. Ann's Catholic Primary School – Stocksbridge, Deepcar & Penistone

Newsletter [23/09/17]                                                   22 September 2017


Early Reminder: Friday 27 October –  we are closed for staff training, followed by half term from Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November.


                                                                       Proud To Be Me.  Forgiveness

R             Daisy Pickering                  for always being forgiving towards her friends

Y1           Jack Eady                             for being forgiving and supportive towards his friends

Y2           Keira Beal                            for being kind and understanding towards others

Y2           Matilda Horridge              for showing others how to forgive

Y2           Marnie Hague                   PE Award for always listening and giving 100%

Y3           James Carden                    for being tolerant and forgiving to others

Y4           Emily Beveridge                                for a kind and consistent approach every day

Y5           Trinity Crawford               for being forgiving and friendly to everyone

Y5           Ethan Mahoney                                for being truthful and for forgiving others


Best Attendance 11 to 15 September: Year 2 with 100%.

Birthdays This Week:   Reuben Leigh and Joshua Howell.

French: Maria, Ellie, Rafael, Sophie, Tammy, Jeffrey and Isabelle.

Music: Harvey, Ava, Daisy and Jakob.

House of the Week: St Teresa’s.  Homeworkers of the Week: Will Crockett and Daisy Pickstone


Meet and Greet.  Tuesday 3 October from 4.30 to 5.30pm.

Parents, you are warmly invited to come along for an hour to meet our staff and become acquainted with new faces – both parents and staff.   If you have any questions, now is the time to ask. Refreshments will be served.



  • Bright Clothes Day on Friday 6 October.  Pay £1 forfeit which will go to CAFOD.
  • Sponsored Walk on Friday 6 October.  This annual event is organised by SAFFA and raises vital funds for the school.  A sponsor form will be sent with this newsletter – please help your children to fill it up!
  • Harvest Celebration on Monday 9 October at 9am.  Advance Notification!  The Cathedral Archer Project (for the homeless in Sheffield) has appealed for donations at harvest time.     A list of urgently-required foodstuffs is overleaf so, prior to our celebration on 9 October, please could you begin to put these things to one side.  Many thanks.


Oliver!  The Musical.

Please come along and support our lovely youngsters (and a few not-so-young)! Sixty in all – who will be performing for this show only at Fox Valley on Friday 22 September, Saturday 23 September, Friday 29 September and Saturday 30 September.   Evenings 7.30pm plus matinees both Saturdays at 2.30pm.  Food Glorious Food ….   As Long As He Needs Me …..  Consider Yourself ……..And many more.   Tickets are adult £8, child £6 and family ticket £24.

Complete an order form online: or phone 2884391.





Monday 18 September 9am                              Mass to celebrate the new school year

Thurs 21 September 6 to 8pm                          Open Evening at Stocksbridge High School (Y 5 and 6)

Tues 26 September 5.30 to 7.30pm                 Open Evening at Notre Dame High School (Y 6)

Tuesday 3 October 4.30 to 5.30pm                  Meet and Greet (parents to meet all staff)

Friday 6 October                                                  Sponsored Walk

Monday 9 October 9am                                     Harvest Celebration

Thursday 26 October 9am                                 Y2 Liturgy: Baptism

Friday 27 October                                               School closed for Staff Training

                            Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November: Half Term Break

Tuesday 7 November   9am                               Liturgy for the Feast of All Saints

Tuesday 14 November                                        Family Photographs

Thursday 16 November 9am                             Y5 and 6 Assembly to celebrate Judaism

Friday 17 November   9am                                 Guitar Gig

Monday 4 December   9am                               Blessing of the Advent Wreaths

Friday 15 December                                           Christmas Visit to Kirk Edge Convent (Y6)

Tuesday 19 December  2pm                              Nativity Production

Weds 20 December   6pm                                 Nativity Production

Thursday 21 December                                      Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 21 December  2.30pm                      Blessing of the Crib

Friday 22 December                                            School closed for Staff Training

                            Monday 25 December to Friday 5 January:  Christmas Holiday

Monday 15 January                                             Mass to celebrate Feast of the Epiphany

Tuesday 23 January  3.30 to 5.30pm                Parents’ Evening (Progress Update)

Weds 24 January 4 to 6pm                                Parents’ Evening (Progress Update)

Thursday 1st February                                         Liturgy at St Ann’s Church

Friday 9 February 9am                                        Guitar Gig

Wednesday 14 February 9am                           Ash Wednesday Liturgy

                          Monday 19 Feb to Friday 23 Feb:  Half Term Break

Holy Week:

Monday 26 March 9am                                      Reception and Y1: Palm Sunday

Tuesday 27 March  9am                                     Y2: Passover

Weds 28 March 9am                                           Y3 and Y4: Garden of Gethsemane

Thursday 29 March 2pm                                    Y5 and Y6: Stations of the Cross

Friday 30 March                                                  Good Friday: School closed

                       Monday 2 April to Friday 13 April: Easter Holiday

Friday 20 April 2pm                                             Easter Bonnet Parade and Afternoon Tea

Thursday 26 April 9am                                        Assembly to celebrate Islam

Tuesday 1st May  3.30 to 5.30pm                      Parents’ Evening

Weds 2 May   4 to 6pm                                       Parents’  Evening

Monday 14 May                                                   SATS Week Y6

Tuesday 22 May  10am                                       Pentecost Parade

Weds 23 May to Friday 25 May                        Residential Visit Y5 and Y6

                     Monday 28 May to Friday 1st June: Spring Bank Break         

Friday 8 June                                                        No Uniform Day

Tuesday 12 June                                                  Class Group Photographs

Saturday 16 June                                                 Annual School Gala

Friday 22 June 9am                                             Guitar Gig

Thursday 28 June 9am                                        Liturgy: Reception and Y1: Reconciliation

Tuesday 10 July   2pm                                         KS2 summer Production

Weds 11 July 6pm                                               KS2 Summer Production

Monday 16 July  10am                                        Sports Day

Thursday 19 July  6pm                                        Leavers’ Liturgy

Friday 20 July 2.30pm                                         Leavers’ Assembly

Monday 23 July and Tuesday 24 July               School closed for Staff Training

             Wednesday 25 July: School closed for Summer Break