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24-02-09 Newsletter

Stoke Primary School

Briton Road



Head Teacher





Mr M Ascroft

024 7645 1724

024 7643 1209





9th February 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,


Happy Half Term!

Whilst this has been a short half term, a lot has happened. We are proud of the achievements of our children and thank all the staff that continue to make Stoke Primary School the wonderfully inspiring and inclusive environment that it is. Some of the highlights this week have been:


  • Another visit from Dotty the therapy dog – the children (and staff!) love her!
  • Our Y6 online safety meeting with a representative from the police force; we were thrilled to see such a good engagement from parents (approx. 80%). One of the key messages was ‘know what your children are doing online’. We ask our children about what they do with friends at the park or at school, but do we have a culture where we ask what they did and who they met online? Some of our parents were shocked by the age restrictions on many of the apps and games that children play – please make sure you are aware of age restrictions, know who they are communicating with and ensure online life does not become a secretive world.
  • Our half termly SEND coffee morning; it was great to share celebrations of children’s achievements, meet with teachers, and answer questions about children’s next steps and strategies to help them be the best they can be.
  • A visit from Leonie (from the Grapevine project) to see the Ball Hill model made by our Y1 children – she loved the children’s idea of a river running through Ball Hill, submarines, a Mosque, lots of tress and an airport not to mention the vast range of shops and facilities the children dreamed of.
  • A trip to the library for children who access The Hive to find out all about Little Red Riding Hood.
  • We have heard that the 9 little chicks that hatched are happy on their farm!
  • We have welcomed several Governors into school this week to be part of our ongoing monitoring of best practice delivered to our children.

We return to school on Monday 19th February and look forward to welcoming the children back. Hopefully a good break will mean they are refreshed and determined to strive for 100% attendance!! We will be going straight into ‘WASTE WEEK’ where we will be analysing what we throw away. We are going to wash all our rubbish and make Mr Ascroft wear it on Friday! Photos to follow!!


22nd February – Y3 are having a Roman Day – separate letter to follow.

7th March – Dress up for World Book day – separate letter to follow.


Thank you for your ongoing support. Have a happy and safe week half term break and please do reach out for help and advice when and if needed, we will always do our best to support you. 


Kind regards


Lucy Pater  

Deputy Headteacher