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11th November

Remembrance Day


Here are some photographs of the many poppy displays in

St James' Church Slaithwaite.

Children from Nields have contributed by making

their own poppies, and some children have written poems. These are seen in the top left and right photographs.

The church is open Saturday 3rd and 10th, also Sunday 11th between

1-4 p.m. should you wish to go and see the displays.

For more information about the forthcoming Brass Band concert on Friday 9th November and the church service on Sunday 11th November check out the church facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/stjamesslaithwaite/


24th October Harvest Assembly

We very much appreciate your kind donations to our Harvest Assembly presented by Revd Martin Lowles. This year we are supporting Huddersfield Welcome Centre who provide support to families who are struggling to feed their children, adults in crisis and people who are desperate for support.

Should you wish to make further contributions please click on the link for more information. 

28th September 2018

Macmillan Cancer Support

World's biggest Coffee Morning


Thank you for your support school raised £211.90.



This is so easy to do, TerraCycle's Writing Instruments Brigade takes used writing instruments and turns them into useful products. Participating in this is free.

We are collecting pens and pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers and marker caps, permanent markers and permanent marker caps.

All you have to do is bring them into school after the holidays, so why not take the opportunity to have a clear out now.

Visit https://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB/ for more information.





Mrs Dani Morgan, our year 5 teacher is going to carry out a 4 day challenge in the French Alps this summer. She is aiming to cycle the Courchevel Tour de France mountain ascent, climb the Croix du Verdon via Ferrata, swim 5 km and walk over the mountain between Meribel and Courchevel (sleeping on the tops!). She is raising funds to go towards developing our outdoor areas. A letter has been sent out to all parents about this, and you can donate, share and see all the details on https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/nieldschallenge.




Events. . .


Local rap artist and author, Donavan Christoper - aka D.C. aka RAPPAMAN 

22nd June 2018

Years 4 and 5 had a very special lesson today with RAPPAMAN!

They heard raps from his books, they wrote their own personal raps about themselves and some children recited them too. It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved.

Children have followed this up with quotes and letters to D.C. about their sessions and these will be sent to D.C. and Olivia Barnden (Kirklees Library Services).

A scrap book of the visit will soon be available to view in school.

Here he is at the end of the sessions with the children.

(Thank you to the Huddersfield Examiner for their article about this very special day.)

Olivia Barnden of Kirklees Library Services accompanied D.C. and this is what she had to say about the visit

"To tie-in with Nields School’s ongoing ethos and current focus- RESPECT, they had a visit on Friday from Donavan Christopher…aka Rappaman! Local rap artist Donavan is currently working with Kirklees Libraries on a project promoting self-belief and respect with year 9 students. To add another dimension to the project, the libraries have wanted to include some younger students, so when they heard about all the work Nields have been doing; it seemed like a perfect fit. Nields certainly put the work in, spending time in the days leading up to the event sharing Rappaman’s raps with the classes he was visiting (years 4 and 5) and others in the school too. As Donavan entered the playground, he met with cheers from the children who all recognised him from his books and rushed over, excited to meet him. – Donavan commented later that he ‘felt like David Beckham’ when he came in! The enthusiasm continued into the classroom, with pupils engaging with Donavan and his energetic style, each producing, and many performing, their very own Alpha Raps.

Kirklees Librarian Olivia, was delighted with how well the visit had gone and commented that “It makes it all worthwhile when you see not just how well the students engage with an author (which they did- brilliantly!), but also that  the whole school have been caught up in the excitement, with the teachers and teaching assistants preparing the students beforehand, taking an active role in the sessions, then planning follow up work. This is how we’d love all visits to be.”

The motto of Nields School is “Reach for the stars and fly to the moon!”- the children were so excited after the visit…I think some of them just might!"

To find out more about our VIP please visit https://www.rappaman.com/donavan-christoper-bio

These are his books:=

Click here to find out about this years Kirklees Libraries Summer Reading Challenge

If you do join the reading challenge check out https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/competition

This year’s summer reading challenge will start on Saturday 14 July 2018.

The challenge is aimed at children aged 4 – 11 years it is free to join, they can sign up at any of our libraries from 14 July onward. This year’s theme is ‘Mischief Makers’ and is based on the much loved children’s comic, The Beano – which is celebrating its 80th Anniversary.


We recently held a recycling competition in school, aimed at showing the children how they could use your average clean household waste to carry out exciting model making, either on their own or with parents.

The results came in from all ages, 4-11 and are on show in the hall.

The winners were: Cerys, Evie and Noah.

Well done everyone who brought in a model.

The competition is now over but please feel free to carry out this worthwhile activity and hand anything in to Mrs Morgan who will display it in the hall.

Take a look at the photographs below, maybe they will inspire you!


28th March 2018

Donald Trump, Elvis and Harry Hill were amongst the entries for our competition organised by the Pupil Council.  Well done to all those that took part. The School Council judged the entries  and the winners are:


                                                                       EYU         Jak & Mal

                                                                       KS1         Amelia-Lily

                                                                       KS2         Freya L.


High 5 Netball

20th March 2018

Children from school took part in the High 5 Netball competition organised by Colne Valley High School in association with the Pennine Sports Partnership. They had some fantastic games with great passing and teamwork. All children represented the school well and showed good sportsmanship. We finished in 3rd place!


Back row: Jacob, Keon, Cameron and Ramone

Front row; Mistaya, Harry and Hazel



19th March 2018

Thank you once again for your support and donations. Your money will make a difference!


We raised £ 256.00


Lawrence Batley Strictly Pennine

 19th March 2018

Schools from the Pennine Sports Partnership took part in this the 10th anniversary of Strictly Pennine. Nields School was one of 47 schools which took part in this dance event. Our children performed on Monday 19th March and did an excellent job of representing the school. The dancers will also be putting on another performance at Colne Valley High school in the summer team.
Well done to all those that have taken part.


Year 5 + 6 Football Competiton

 Colne Valley High School

15th March 2018

These children took part in the Year 5 and 6 Football Competition.

Competing against other local schools, the team won 1 game and lost 3 but all team members worked well.



Pictured: Declan, Lennon, Joe, Leo, Joe, Keon and Mistaya


World Book Day 2018

Our World Book Day took place eventually on the 9th March.

Our assembly was a special one today with some of the staff telling everyone about their favourite books.




Safer Internet Day 6th February 2018

The Pupil Council thought that it would be a good idea to have a competition for a poster do do with online safety. Lots of entries came in and here are photographs of some of them.

Thank you to all the children who took part.

A prize was awarded to the winning entry in KS2 and this went to Harrison & Bawan (joint poster) and the winner in KS1 was Genevieve.  The winning entries are on display in school.




Over the course of two days in early June, a group of year 5 children and 2 year six children took part in a bikeability course. They started on the school playground but quickly progressed onto working on the road where they learnt a variety of manoeuvres designed to keep them safe. They thoroughly enjoyed their time, and the teachers said that they worked really hard to pass their level 2 bikeability test.

Well done one and all!


Huddersfield Giants Assembly 10th January 2018

Huddersfield Giants came into school to do a special assembly about Cyber Bullying. They talked to us all about being safe online.


CHILDREN IN NEED - 17th November ~ we raised £173.72 !

Well done and thank you to everyone who supported this, here are some photographs.

The winners of the 'Design a Sock' competition are:

EYU - Joshua                               KS1 - Tom                            KS2 - Diana


Friday 17th November -To raise money for Children in Need we are having an 'ODD SOCK DAY', a design a sock competition and a bun sale.

It will cost £1 to wear odd socks and enter the competition. The children will also be able to choose a bun too. Any extra buns will be on sale in the hall after school.

If you would like to support this event please bring your buns and sock designs to school on Friday morning.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Pupil Council.




Harvest Assembly - 18th October 2017


WellChild Awards 2017 - October 2017

Finley Green recently attended the awards ceremony in London to receive his Well Child Award for Bravery. Click on the link below to read about him.

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