Galley Hill Primary School Newsletter 31st January 2020

This week, we looked at the how to 'Bounce Back' in our Monday Values assembly. We discussed how if something does not go your way at first, keep going till you succeed, just like the mouse in the story of 'A Visitor for Bear'.

House Points

School Life

Nursery have been looking at numbers and how they are made up of other numbers. They have been doing some wonderful number work. They have been retelling some amazing stories and been rather creative as well.

Year 1 badminton festival

In Science this week, Year 2 went on a nature walk (on school grounds) to look at the living things in our local habitat.

I had the joy of hearing some wonderful story writing in Year 5, here is just a little example of the wonderful work. Well done.

Year 6 have been looking at World War II and have created some wonderful abstract art.

Request from reception

If you have any empty ribbon reels (of any size) Reception class would be grateful for them. You can drop them into the school Office.

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Anti- Bullying ambassadors are in the midst of creating an assembly for after half term. they will look at what the definition of bullying is, what is the role of an Anti-Bullying Ambassador, where you can find them in school, as well as a few extra exciting performances to share the vision of the school's Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

Children's mental health week

Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its sixth year, they hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.

On Monday, we will be basing our assembly on highlighting the week. The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Find your Brave.

Life is all about taking small brave steps every day. Bravery could be about sharing worries and asking for help when you need it, trying something new or making the right choices.

School Council update

Well done to Summer for KS1/EYFS for always trying her best and giving everything new a try and to Alice in KS2 for always showing resilience, especially in her writing. Your Values awards this week, chosen by the school council.


February 28th - Kids Clubbercise

April 2nd - Easter Disco

May 15th - Tom Rolfe

July 9th - Summer Disco

dates for your diary and community news

I would like to share with you some dates and activities:

NSPCC Number Day: Friday 7 February 2020

World Book Day: Thursday 5th March 2020 - Parents/Carers/Family will be invited in the afternoon 1-3.

Easter Service at St. Nicholas Church: 31st March 10:30am

Spring term Topic afternoon dates: Friday 14th February from 1pm and Thursday 26th March from 1pm

Parent Forum: Tuesday March 31st 5pm

SEN Forum: Wednesday 1st April 5pm

End of Year Service St Nicholas Church: 7th July 10:30am


Some wonderful reasons for stars of the week this week, ranging from helping others out, to being resilient and always trying your best. A big well done to everyone.

Miss Williams has some exciting times ahead. As she leaves for Maternity today, we all wish her all the best and look forward to seeing her and her new arrival at Galley Hill very soon.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr McGeeney