IN September we introduced Open door Friday – a popular and very positive initiative. Representatives from the Trust and the Local Governing Body were also in attendance to share the celebrations.

The MacMillan coffee morning/afternoon raised £194 - thank you to everyone who supported this event and to School Council for hosting.

We welcomed new Receptions starters and their families into school at a celebratory tea party.

It was lovely to see so many parents at Parents evenings in October.

We welcomed parents of our Y6 pupils into school this week to share the work they have done which was inspired by Yarm Fair. The team work required was a real challenge, so they children should be congratulated on the quality of their work.

Our alternative Harvest assembly was an opportunity to relaunch our ‘Food Bank Friday’ initiative.

IN November Y1 staff made a presentation around the development of phonics and how you can support your child at home.

Reception classes held a curriculum event for families…

There was a whole school meeting about English - the development of skills and how these can be supported.

Thank you to the children (and their families) who represented the school at the War Memorial and at Snaith’s Field afterward, in Remembrance Sunday.

We had visitors from Ofsted, who were able to help us celebrate all the things that are good (and better!) about YPS.

A non-uniform day was held to raise money for Children in Need.

We developed our work on Road Safety, securing funding from OneIT (our IT support service) to allow us to provide every child with a reflector to help us all to keep our children safe during these dark days.

At the start of December we welcomed families to help us decorate our Christmas tree, accompanied by the band of Conyers School.

We held our very first School Council Christmas fair event, with singing club inviting us to join in their festive songs…and a very successful Christmas disco.

The Christmas performances were fabulous and a great opportunity to share the talents of our children with the school community. Your generosity added a further £425 to the Reading ‘pot’ and Macmillan receiving a cheques for £425 – THANK YOU so much.

We had an inflatable planetarium into school which allowed all pupils to consider ‘infinity and beyond.’

Four pupils were successful in winning prizes in Sainsbury’s Christmas colouring competition with a further commendation for the runner up of the local MP’s Christmas card design competition.

Christmas jumper day raised £214.65 for Save the Children.

What a busy month January was!

Our local MP, Dr. Paul Williams, came to help us develop the work we have been doing with our Y6 pupils around democracy.

Our reading focus involved the introduction of DEAR time (drop everything and read!) with children working towards their sponsorship goals. To support our

We had our second open door Friday event.

IN February Safer internet day’s theme of “Together for a better internet,” provided a focus for our e-safety work.

The Tesco community partnership, allowed us to begin developing a den making area to support ‘igniting writing, with our youngest children.

Before the end of term we held a showcase event – Yarm Primary’s Greatest Dancers!

We welcomed families from KS1 to share some maths games after school, and take some tricky challenges home!

March saw our very first Flipping Amazing Book Sale’ alongside our Pancake Day celebrations. The books for the sale were donated and then ‘re bought’ by families with  £338.21 being added to the sponsor money already raised of £1,651.73 – all of this is supporting our community of readers.

World Book day was a joyful time with lots of excited people engaged in reading and enjoying being dressed up.

Red Nose day raised £348.50, through the non-uniform contributions and the sale of merchandise. What do you call a funny mountain? Hill-arious!!! A super Y4 rib tickler!

A disco was held along with a showcase - Yarm Primary’s greatest singers.

SENDCo held a coffee morning and the success of Yarm Primary breakfast club saw it opening its doors from 7.45am in response to parental requests.

IN April Y4 went off to Robinwood residential centre for an outdoor adventure!

The Art Space was used as a polling station.

May saw Y5 going off to Carlton outdoor residential centre, to explore our local region. Our Peace Pathway was ‘officially’ dedicated with a ceremony led by Y6 & School council and supported by the Mayor.

A sponsored sports challenge (part of EY1’s enterprise initiative) was held.

We continued to support the local area and work with our children about democracy, when we once more were used as a polling station.

June saw our soggiest residential visit EVER, when Y6 went to Northumberland – a good time was had by all! The Beach party disco was as popular as ever.

The annual school reports went out to parents and transition arrangements for our Y6 cohort were well under way.

The Head boy & Head girl collected a donation to school fund from the Yarm Social Charitable Trust.

Our annual ‘Main event’ – Festival on the Field was a scorcher – enjoyed by performers and audience alike. We welcomed in excess of 700 people and made £2,000 towards school fund.

July saw a very busy end of year - Sports days went ahead as scheduled, with Congratulations to Yellow team in KS2 for winning the cup. Singing club performed at the Trust hubs celebration of song. 

An excellent performance of The Wizard of Oz took place at a brand new venue – the 500 seater Yarm auditorium.  It was a great way to say congratulations, goodbye and good luck to our fabulous Y6’s. 

Sporting, creative and Science events continued right until the end of term, with a visit from a planetarium to mark 50 years since the moon landing; and funded through profits from the last school disco. 

With campouts, meetings, annual reports and parents evenings; it was been a time of collaboration between home and school which we really value for the benefit of the children.


This year’s main school charity has been identified as Save the Children, which allows for our children to find out a lot more about lives very different than those many of us experience. Each year group will let you know when they are doing their enterprise event; a proportion of any profits will be donated to the designated charity.

Friday 29th September – our MacMillan Coffee Morning raised £158

Sunday 1st October – Singing group performed at Ingleby Barwick Community Market – The performance went so well that as soon as we finished, the organiser asked us to return on December 16th for the Christmas event!

School Council will be re-launching Food Bank Friday in the Autumn term – any donations can be given to the class teacher or handed in at the main office

In November we sold poppies for the Royal British Legion raising £313.14

On Friday 17th November we raised over £320 for Children in Need

In December 2017 we raised £880 for Save the Children through collections at our performances and Christmas Jumper Day.

On Friday 23rd March we supported Sport Relief by having a skipathon and a non uniform day. The skipathon was undertaken with vigour and we raised £260. Thank you for your kind donations


In September 2016 we raised £280 at our MacMillan events

In November 2016 we launched our Food Bank collection – we have now made a number of donations to the collection and School Council have received some feedback about how our support is helping others

In November 2016 we raised £381 for Children in Need

In November 2016 we raised £540 for the Royal British Legion selling Poppies

In December 2016 we raised £685 for MacMillan through our Christmas collections

In December 2016 we raised £237 through our Christmas jumper and slippers day which will be split between Save the Children and Shelter

A HUGE thank you to all of our families for helping us to support such worthy causes!

Thank you to the members of School Council who represented the school in the laying of the wreath at Yarm Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday 2016.

On 3rd December 2016 our Singing Club performed at a Christmas event in Ingleby Barwick

The Jeans/Genes charity day (2017) raised £358.95

Red nose day (2017) collected £394 for the Comic Relief appeal. Well done to Estelle for your successful sponsored silence which raised £52.61.

Year 2 raised £50 for Children in Need through their enterprise project in summer term 2017

In June 2017 we Danced for MacMillan and raised £283


In September 2015 we raised over £200 at our MacMillan coffee afternoon

In November 2015 we raised £416 for Children in Need

In December 2015 Singing Club performed with gusto at the Tree lighting in the High St.

Mission with totals

In March 2016 we raised £266 for Sports Relief

In March 2016 we took part in Preston Park Museum’s ‘Eggshibition’ – it was lovely that so many of you took up the opportunity to decorate an egg in school as part of a local initiative

A group of school staff took part in an qua Dash for Autism awareness on 9th July 2016 – www.ne-as.org.uk/Event/aqua-dash  

Our singing club have been VERY busy!

Wednesday 18th May 2016 Evening of Music at Yarm Primary 6.00 – 7.30pm
Saturday 28th May 2016 Mr Jones’ Wedding  
Saturday 11th June 2016 Mutton Fest (Middleton Tyas) Performing at 3.00 – 3.30pm
Saturday 18th June 2016 Festival on the Field at Yarm Primary Performing between 3.00 – 4.00pm
Saturday 9th July 2016 Pirate fest, Dockside, Stockton The group will open the event at 11.00 and then perform again at 11.30-11.45am
Saturday 16th July 2016 Gig on the Green, Scorton Festival Performing 2.00 – 2.30pm