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Internet Safety Week

Monday 3rd to Friday 7th February 2020

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Author Visit to School

Award winning author, Hilary Robinson, is visiting School on Tuesday 28th January to read her new book, Jasper Viking Dog...

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New Sports Clubs - Spring 1

Monday Football - Years 4, 5, 6 Tuesday Multi Skills - Years 1 and 2 Tuesday Girls Football - Years...

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School Calendar 2019/20

Spring 2 2020

Monday 24th February

School reopens

Tuesday 25th February

Class 3A (Mr Sheard) will be visiting Pizza Express to make pizzas as part of their topic, Passport to Italy.

Thursday 27th February

Class 3B (Mrs Bentham) will be visiting Pizza Express to make pizzas as part of their topic, Passport to Italy.

Thursday 5th March

World Book Day

Monday 9th March

Class Photos

Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March

British Science Week

Friday 13th March

Sports Relief

Friday 3rd April

Easter Assembly

Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April

Easter half term – School Closed

Summer 1 2020

Monday 20th April

School reopens

Friday 8th May

Bank Holiday – school closed

Monday 11th – Thursday 14th

Year 6 SATs

Spring 1 2020

Monday 6th January

School reopens

Reading Assembly

Monday 6th JanuaryFriday 10th January

Art Week

Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th January

Year 6 Robinwood Residential

Wednesday 8th January

Year 3 Roman Day – at Yorkshire Museum of Farming (& Danelaw Centre for Living History), York.
Welcome to Brigantium – a large outdoor classroom cunningly disguised as a Roman Auxilliary fort of the 1st Century AD. The duty centurion is always on the lookout for new recruits and with his assistant is able to put groups of children through a rigorous introduction to life in the Roman army.

Year 4 Viking Day – at Yorkshire Museum of Farming (& Danelaw Centre for Living History), York. A hands-on activity day in the life in Viking Britain. Arriving as new settlers, the children are given simple period costume and taken to their new homes on our Viking settlement where they experience first-hand the daily life of a Viking family. On the village they learn new skills and all about the hard work and dangers that were part of daily life.

Friday 10th January

Mentions Assembly 2.45 pm –  Classes 2A and 2B

Thursday 16th January

Class Assembly 9.15-9.35 am – Class 4B Miss Young

Hendal Favourites Themed Dinner
We are having a Hendal Favourites Themed Dinner. If you want your child to have a dinner on this day, please choose their meal and make a payment online at

Friday 17th January

Mentions Assembly 2.45 pm – Classes 3A and 3B

Monday 20th January

INSET Day – School closed to children

Thursday 23rd January

Class Assembly 9.15-9.35 am – Class 3B Mrs Bentham

Dogs Trust Workshop

Friday 24th January

Mentions Assembly 2.45 pm – Classes 4A and 4B

Dogs Trust Workshop

Monday 27th January

Chinese New Year – FS and Year 1 will be celebtrating Chinese New Year

Tuesday 28th January

Year 2 trip to Hepworth Gallery Wakefield. The children will be learning about the work of local artist Barbara Hepworth and take part in a clay modelling sculpture workshop with an artist.

Award winning author, Hilary Robinson,will be returning to Hendal Primary Schoolon Tuesday28thJanuaryto read her new book, Jasper Viking Dog(the sequel to Jasper Space Dog),to the children.

Wednesday 29th January

Class Assembly 9.15-9.35 am – Class 5B Miss Lyons

Thursday 30th January

Class Assembly 9.15-9.35 am – Class 2B Mrs Ashton

Friday 31st January

Mentions Assembly 2.45 pm – Classes 5A and 5B

Billy’s Bake Sale

Monday 3rd – Friday 7th February

Mental Health Week

Internet Safety Week

Wednesday 5th February

As part of their RE learning the children in Year 1 will be visiting Wakefield Mosque.

Year 3 Aspire afternoon for parents/carers. Please come and join your child in an Roman craft making afternoon.

Thursday 6th February

Class Assembly 9.15-9.35 am – Class 1B Miss Pickup

Friday 7th February

Mentions Assembly 2.45 pm – Classes 6A and 6B

Tuesday 11th February

Internet Safety Day

Thursday 13th February

Pantomime in School

Parent’s Evening

Friday 14th February

Non uniform— Pay £1 and wear something red

Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February

Half term – School Closed

Autumn 2 2019

Monday 4th-8th November

UK Parliamentary week –This week we are participating in the UK Parliamentary week. This is being taught through our British Values lessons and assemblies.

Tuesday 6th November

Year 1 school trip to Abbey House Leeds where they will be travelling back in time to learn about toys from the past.

Wednesday 8th November

Class 3A Mr Sheard’s class assembly 9.15am – 9.35am

Saturday 9th November

EYFS Open Day 9-12 noon

Monday 11th-15th November

Anti-Bullying week

Tuesday 12th November

Year 5 will be visiting Temple Newsam and learning about life in Tudor Britain.

Odd Socks Day-As part of our Anti-Bullying Week, children to wear odd socks on Tuesday 12th November, to support acceptance of equality and diversity of all.

Thursday 14th November

Year 3 will be visiting York Chocolate Story and taking part in a Charlie and the Chocolate factory workshop.

Year 4 will be visiting Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham

Friday 15th November

Children in Need Non-uniform

Thursday 21st November

Year 2 school trip to the National Emergency Services Museum

Monday 25th – Friday 29th November

The Scholastic Book Fair will be in School from Monday 25th November. It will be available in the School Hall every day at 3.15pm and at the Christmas Fair.

Thursday 28th November

3.15pm Christmas Fair

9.15 am – Class 6B Miss Ward class assembly. Parents/careres welcome.

Monday 2nd December – Wednesday 4th December

Kettlethorpe Community Tree Planting Event
Free event! Open to all ages & abilities! No need to dig a hole just get planting.
Where:- Standbridge Community Centre Field
Monday 2nd December 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Tuesday 3rd December 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Wednesday 4th December 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Over the three days some of our children will be planting trees – if you want to plant a tree you can take your child after School on any of the days.

Wednesday 4th December

Year 2 Aspire Morning Parents/careres welcome.

Year 6A Miss Riley School visit to Cannon Hall Museum.

If you have a baby or toddler, come and join us in the Nurture Room, at 9.00 am (entrance opposite the trim trail KS2 playground). This will be the last meeting of 2019 and is a lovely opportunity for parents/carers and for children to play.

Thursday 5th December

Year 3 Christmas sewing aspire afternoon. Parents/careres welcome.

Year 6B Miss Ward School visit to Cannon Hall Museum.

We are having our Christmas dinner in school next Thursday. Please remember to go on to book your child a meal.

Friends of Hendal are holding a movie evening for children from Upper Foundation to Year 6. Tickets will be £3.00 and children can select to watch from a choice of 4 movies and will receive a slice of pizza, popcorn and a drink. A letter will be sent home this week with your child. Please complete the consent form and send in your money to book your child’s place.

Friday 6th December

Year 2 Road Safety Workshop

Monday 9th December

9.15am and 2.15pm – KS1 Christmas Concert

Wednesday 11th December

2.15pm and 6.00pm – KS2 Christmas Concert

Thursday 12th December

School Closure – General Election

Friday 13th December

10.00am and 2.30pm – EYFS Christmas Concert

Christmas Jumper Day

Nasal Flu ImmunisationsThe Nasal Flu Immunisations will take place in school on Friday 13th December 2019 for Reception to Year 6 children

Monday 16th December

Year 1 & 2 Party

Tuesday 17th December

Year 3 & 4 Party

Wednesday 18th December

Year 5 & 6 Party

1.30pm – KS1 Carol Service at St James Church

Thursday 19th December

EYFS Party

1.30pm – KS2 Carol Service at St James Church

Friday 20th December

School Closes 2.00 pm

Autumn 1 2019

Monday 2nd September 2019

Inset Day – School Closed

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Inset Day – School Closed

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Inset Day – School Closed

Thursday 5th September 2019

School Open to children

Monday 16th September

School Photograph day

Tuesday 17th September

Hilary Robinson Author visiting School

Thursday 26th September

Road Safety Assembly

Monday 30th September 2019

Year 3B Mrs Bentham’s class will be visiting the Leeds Discovery Museum. Children will take part in a Stone Age to Bronze Age workshop and a Rocks and Fossils workshop.

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Year 2 will be visiting Eureka The National Children’s Museum. Children will be taking part in a Mission Control workshop.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Year 3A Mr Sheard’s class will be visiting the Leeds Discovery Museum. Children will take part in a Stone Age to Bronze Age workshop and a Rocks and Fossils workshop.

Monday 7th October

On Monday 7th October, Kathryn Thomas from Future In Minds will be delivering a whole school assembly about managing children’s feelings and emotions. She will be launching our new school initiative “Mindful Minute” where children spend 1 minute every morning and afternoon on refocusing their minds ready for learning.

Monday 7th October

Grandparents Day.

In celebration of National Grandparents Day we would like to invite children to bring their Grandparents for a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit/bun in the main hall from 2.30pm.

Thursday 10th October

Parents Evening

Friday 11th October

Year 4 are visiting a Hindu Temple as part of their RE learning.

Monday 14th October

Esafety Assembly led by Parentzone

Tuesday 15th October

Year 1 visit to Newmiller Dam

Thursday 17th October

Year 4A Class Assembly

Year 5 Fire safety talk

Friday 18th October

Mentions Assembly Year 5 parents

Thursday 24th October

Harvest Festival
KS1 and Upper Foundation – 1.45 pm
KS2 – 2.30 pm