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School News - 1st July 2024

Summer Term 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are thrilled to be celebrating our Sports Days with you this week. The children have been preparing for the Sports Day activities during PE classes and are eager to demonstrate their skills. We will monitor the weather closely and will make prompt decisions if we need to make any changes. Please stay tuned to ClassDojo for any updates regarding this.

Refugee Week was a roaring success with our pupils engaging with texts, online live author events including Michael Rosen, in person author events and timetabled activities throughout the week exploring the theme of 'Home'. Please see article below from Mr Middleton for further information.

Last week Year 6 enjoyed American football workshops from a national coach who described our children as eager to learn and engaged, well done Year 6! Our Year 5 pupils extended their PSHEe learning by completing a first aid course run by a professional trainer, the children learned great lifesaving skills which will come in useful in the future.

This week our focus is Olympic Week which includes our Sports Days alongside inter-Trust competitions where groups of pupils from each year group are representing Goldthorn Park. We look forward to sharing our successes with you on ClassDojo.

A reminder that we are closed to pupils on Thursday 4th July as the school hall is being used for General election voting.

Thank you to all of our families for your continued support.

Best wishes,

Mrs R. Purshouse



Refugee Week 2024

We celebrated Refugee Week with a host of events and activities that explored the theme of ‘Our Home’ and what it means to us. Supported by our Welcome Committee, we joined together across school to share stories, get active, make new connections and work together to look after and care for our school home.

We explored texts with the theme of people seeking sanctuary, and joined the author and poet Michael Rosen in a live event to share what home means to him. Key Stage 1 enjoyed a visit from the author Monika Gangotra, who shared her empowering story ‘Sunflower Sisters’, which explores the importance of celebrating who are.

We are also delighted to share that Japleen, from Class 13, received a prize in Wolverhampton Council’s 500 Word Writing competition. The judges felt that Japleen’s powerful poem ‘Our Home’ really embodied the themes of welcome and compassion that underlie what Refugee Week is all about.

Japleen can be seen accepting her prize at the Civic Centre from Councillor Jacqui Coogan, cabinet member for children, young people and education. Thank you to all children who submitted entries for the competition – the very high standard of writing made the judges job a very difficult one!   

Mr Middleton


Polling Day

A reminder that the government has called a general election to be held on Thursday 4th July 2024. The City of Wolverhampton Council have identified that Goldthorn Park Primary School will be being used as Polling Station on this day and so school will be closed to pupils.


Safeguarding at Goldthorn Park Primary School

Your safeguarding team at Goldthorn Park Primary are available to support you and your families. If you have a concern about a child or family, please report this to our designated safeguarding leads


Dates for the diary:

Summer Term 2024

Monday 1st July - Friday 5th July Olympic Week

Monday 1st July 10:15am - EYFS Sports Day Class 1 & Nursery AM

Monday 1st July 2:00pm  - EYFS Sports Day Class 2 & Nursery PM

Monday 1st July - Year 1 Trip

Monday 1st July - Group of 8 Y6 pupils for Hockey competition.

Tuesday 2nd July 10:00am - KS1 (Year 1 & Year 2) Sports Day

Tuesday 2nd July - Group of 8 Y5 pupils for Water Polo competition.

Wednesday 3rd July 10:00am - LKS2 (Year 3 & Year 4) Sports Day

Wednesday 3rd July - Group of 6 Y1 pupils for Gymnastics competition.

Wednesday 3rd July - Group of 8 Y3 pupils for Athletics competition.

Thursday 4th July - POLLING STATION - School CLOSED to children

Friday 5th July 10:00am - UKS2 (Year 5 & Year 6) Sports Day

Friday 5th July - Group of 6 Y2 pupils for Track and Field competition.

Friday 5th July - Group of 8 Y4 pupils for Tag Rugby competition.

Wednesday 10th July - Year 4 Violin Concert am

Thursday 11th July - Year 6 celebration trip to Hollywood Bowl

Tuesday 16th July - Year 6 end of year production 10am/ 2pm

Wednesday 17th July - Year 6 prom time 5:30 - 7:30

Thursday 18th July - Year 6 leavers assembly

Monday 22nd July  INSET Day school CLOSED to children.

Autumn Term 2024

Term Time: Monday 2nd September - Friday 20th December

Monday 2nd September - INSET Day school CLOSED to children.

Tuesday 3rd September - INSET Day school CLOSED to children.

Half Term Holiday Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November 2024


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