We are happy to announce that from Thursday 27 September we will be opening a brand new Baby & Toddler Group – TIGER CUBS – for children (and their Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers) between the ages of 0-4.  You don’t need to be a parent of a child at the school to attend – so please share this group with your friends and neighbours.  The group will meet in the Tiger Club Cabin on the school grounds between 9.30am and 11am (term time only).  This is an opportunity for new parents to meet others and make new friends.

We would be grateful for any donations of good quality toys for babies and children aged between 0-2 that your children may have outgrown – please bring to the office.  Thank you.

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Swimming – Year 4

Year 4 children will be having their first swimming lesson tomorrow, Wednesday 5 September.  Please remember to send your child with a full swimming kit (including hat) tomorrow. Thank you

Interested in Junior Football? Read on!


What and Why?
Let’s give the Under 5-12’s of Holmfirth and the Holme Valley the perfect ‘football’ start to life, using the FA (Football Association) ‘four corner’ coaching model:
As well as football skills we want to develop our children’s motor skills: agility, balance and coordination. These skills, which are fully formed by the age of 10, are vital in all walks of life and 90% of English pre-school children have been found deficient (Loughborough University) .
We teach: ball skills, exciting 1v1 attacking and defending principles; 2v1, 2v2 and 3v3––small sided games to learn the game as a whole.
Your child will have multiple touches of the ball; attacking/defending opportunities; and be encouraged to be creative and develop their own unique style.
All sessions are designed around our motto of fun, excitement and creativity.
We further develop your children’s motor skills through regular, and additional, basketball sessions – basketball is the sport most complimentary to football with its short/sharp/left/right/leaping movements.
We also encourage a multi sports activity programme through our partners Holmfirth and Cartworth Moor Cricket Clubs; U Can Shine Soccer Schools and Project Sports multi sports programmes.
The U5-7 sessions are taken by Holmfirth Town chairman Andrew Watson, a former professional footballer, who formed Holmfirth Town Football Club in 2010 and the junior section, with Ian Wadsworth, also an ex-professional footballer, in 2011. During 2017 Andrew will have achieved the UEFA ‘B’ coaching licence, as well as the full FA Youth Award.
The U8-12 sessions are taken by Shaun Weatherhead, also an ex professional footballer.
Sessions and mini soccer matches are carried out on the finest mini soccer surfaces in Huddersfield (using the outfields of our cricket club partners) and the finest indoor soccer centre in West Yorkshire-Shoot 5.
To find out more about us or to register please email holmfirthtownjfc@hotmail co.uk or call 07931371169. To complete the necessary paperwork allow at least 48 hours before your first session. You are required to stay with your child for the whole session.
Progression Opportunities
You have the option to join Holmfirth Town Under 5-12 teams and progress through the ranks which will cover all ages from U5 to U18 by 2023.
Our coaching model works!
The first ever Holmfirth Town U5 team were Huddersfield U9 junior cup winners by 2016; and three age groups reached the cup quarter finals/semi-finals in 2017! We have boys at several professional academies right up to Premier League Manchester City! All are Holmfirth children!
Please see the testimonials of current Under 5/6 parents overleaf.

Book Fair

The Book Fair is on all week – you can call in before or after school to have a look at the half price books we have for sale.

We need your help to raise funds for FONS!

Do you shop with Amazon? Would you consider supporting FONS by using Amazon Smile which has the following benefits
  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to FONS
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. The website layout is the same.
All you need to do is the following:-
  • When you want to make an Amazon purchase log in using the following link and any purchases you make will earn 0.5% commission for FONS – at NO COST to you – 
  • If the link asks you to search for your chosen charity enter either Holmfirth J,I & N School Parent Teacher Association or the number 1040723 it will then link your account to FONS
  • Just use the link once and bookmark it to use each time you make an Amazon purchase and each time you make a purchase FONS will get 0.5% of your total spend.
Thank you for supporting FONS and the school – we need your help!!
If you have any queries about Amazon Smile or have difficulty using the link please do not hesitate to contact the office.
Thank you for your continued support.

KS1 & KS2 SATS information for parents

The DfE has produced a booklet for the parents of children in Years 2 and 6 who will be taking their SATS this year.  Click on the link below for more information


In addition to this there are 2 video’s which explain what SATS are and how they will be delivered.  If you have any questions please speak to your childs’ teachers.

Video links

KS1 SATS –  https://youtu.be/cuXJidYP7-0

KS2 SATS –  https://youtu.be/xBVHlF1SvNk





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We have a Twitter account!


We are not sure what we are doing, and are feeling slightly old and nervous, but never let it be said that we in the office can’t keep up with the times.  You may need to bear with us and promise not to laugh when we make a classic ‘old people using technology’ mistake but I am sure we will get there………………………………