Northwood Community Primary School, Kirkby

Northwood Community Primary School, Kirkby


How is the break going? Hope you are all having fun together.
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Year 6 learnt the hand jive today as part of their 1950s focus! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
What a brilliant day! The children have enjoyed β€˜Dancing Through the Decades’ to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Once again we say thank you to everyone in our school community who works so tirelessly for our children and families. To our parents and carers, the many outside agencies that we work with, every single member of staff, our Governors and our wider friends and community, we say THANK YOU! It is the end of a busy half term that have included domestic and international residentials, many trips, visits and enrichment days, Year 2 and Year 6 SATS and the launch of our OPAL work to transform play opportunities for our children. Have a restful break and come back, recharged, for what will be a busy final half term of the school year, filled with love, learning and laughter!
The Northwood staff are enjoying our Jubilee celebrations! We are enjoying the street party lunch, learning about our chosen decade and dancing the day away! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ‘Έ
Today is National Thank a Teacher day. We are so proud to have the teachers we have at Northwood. They are committed, hard-working and inspirational. Thank you, teachers!
Tomorrow a group of staff and children from our Designated Special Provision will take off on an adventure to Barnstondale! We will be taking part in a range of activities that will challenge us and it will be a fantastic experience for our fantastic young people. We will be sending regular photos and check ins so keep your eye on here, twitter and your child's Seesaw account! BARNSTONDALE 2022 is GO!
A group of Year 5 children and staff from Northwood and St Michael and All Angels flew off from Liverpool Airport today, destination MADRID! They arrived safely and Mr Sadler checked in with Ms Murphy around 5pm today to say they were about to go out to eat and visit a local park. Stay safe and soak up all the new experiences!
On Wednesday 18th May Northwood will be completing, 'A Mile in May.' Raising money to support Centre 63's Youth Club and all the valuable work that they do to support children in our community! Please sponsor your child.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. πŸ‘Έ

Northwood will be celebrating the Queen's Jubilee in style on Friday 27th May.

To celebrate, we will be having a traditional British style lunch and we will be organising a 'Dancing Through the Decades' event to link Music and History for the Queen's Jubilee.

The aim is for each year group to focus on a decade from the past 70 years. Children can come to school dressed as people did in the decade that they are focusing on. We will be able to see children dressed from different decades during our special 'Street Party’ lunch.

Each year group will focus on specific singers/ musicians that were famous from that decade and have a time slot in the hall to dance to music from that decade. We are hoping that this will give children experiences of different genres of music that the Queen listened to during her reign in each decade.
Year 6 are enjoying their trip to Ten Pin to celebrate all of their hard work this year! 🎳
Congratulations to our Year 6 children on completing their SATS this week. They were outstanding in their behaviour, dedication and effort. We are truly grateful for parents, carers and staff who have supported them through this - they are clearly destined for great things!

Supporting children and families to overcome barriers, believe in themselves and achieve big things!

Operating as usual


The Bank Holiday weekend has started, which means lots of families will be spending time together, along with their furry friends!

Join us in in reducing dog bites in Merseyside:

If you are taking your dog out with you please remember to:

- Ensure your dog has reliable recall before you let it off it's lead
- Ensure your dog is comfortable and won't become overwhelmed in busy places before taking it with you
- Bring fresh water
- Allow your dog some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle
- Muzzle your dog and keep it on a lead if you have ANY concerns about its behaviour


We are excited to announce that we will be holding our very 1st Acorn Farm Christmas Market on Sunday 10th December 10am-3pm.

We are looking for stall holders, so if you are a small business please get in touch! We are looking for all types of stalls from cakes and bakes, crafts, wax melts and candles or any other small business wanting to put themselves out there in the local community.

All our stalls will be undercover.

Our grotto will also be open that weekend.

Stall places are limited.

If you are interested in booking a stall or for more information please email [email protected]


πŸ”Š Is your child starting secondary school in September?
πŸ’Ÿ Help keep them safe with our Up road safety guide
βœ… Preparing them for getting to school on their own for the first time:


Kirkbyography photographic exhibition at Kirkby. Iconic large scale imagery from John Wakefield reflecting on Kirkby’s changing story over recent decades πŸ“·πŸŽ₯

Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum ScouseScene Beautiful Liverpool Culture Knowsley Arts Council England Kirkby Town Centre Art In Liverpool Open Eye Gallery Liverpool City Region Combined Authority


Once again, we will offer free swimming for juniors during the upcoming Bank Holiday - Monday 28th August.

Children swim FREE with any paying adult or Volair member.

Bank Holiday opening hours are 10am - 2pm.

Find out more πŸ‘‰


We are super excited to bring back our BIG RED FESTIVAL 30th August! ❀️❀️❀️


We want residents to thrive and that is why we’ve developed The Knowsley Offer!

The website is jam-packed with information and support that is available to residents now. The database covers a range of topics from employment to support for children.


The multi-storey car park in Kirkby will be closed from Monday 21 August 2023 in order for work to start at the site to transform it into a more sustainable travel hub. Plans to transform the 8–level multi-storey car park into a sustainable β€˜travel hub’ include long and short stay car parking as well as accessible bays, electric vehicle charging, cycle storage, installation of CCTV and sensor controlled lighting, contributing to the Council’s net zero priorities.


Knowsley is one of 75 local authority areas to benefit from a share of the Government’s Family Hubs and Start for Life programme funding package for the period 2022–2025. The Northwood Family Hub will open at The Pride Centre, Simonswood Lane in Northwood, Kirkby on Monday 4 September 2023. On the opening day, you can drop-in any time between 10.30am and 2.30pm to find out what support, activities and help are available through the Family Hub.


🌟 What can you do to encourage speech and language at home?! Here are my favorite tips! 🌟

PS you can do all of these things verbally, with signs, and will pictures or AAC- there’s no one β€œright” or only way to communicate!


We have a jam-packed programme for this weekend's

town centre will host three days of fun, entertainment, chaos and capers - and it's all FREE!

Don't miss the chance to see these amazing shows - free tickets are still available for:

🌟 Got Your Nose

🌟 Masala Monsoons and the Mango Sun

🌟 The Crow House

🌟 Journeys - an afternoon of poetry

🌟 Polari and Me: London’s award-winning LGBTQ+ literary salon


Kirkby Gallery opens on Monday with its new exhibition Kirkbyography - and the Random Crafts Club for younger visitors starts then too!
Just come along and enjoy fun free drop-in crafts Monday to Friday 11am-3pm or Saturday 10am-12.30pm from 14 August through to 2 September.


Property Pool Plus is changing. To find out more about the changes and how they may affect you visit


Community Fun Day at Volair Kirkby πŸŽ‰

Come and enjoy our FREE Community Open Day at Volair Kirkby where you'll have the chance to participate in various fun activities, including scuba diving, exciting inflatables, and much more.

Details here:

All activities are FREE and are suitable for a range of ages and abilities. There's no need to book; just drop in between 10am and 4pm.


FREE summer holiday activity places are still available to children and young people across Knowsley as part of the programme One Knowsley Knowsley SNAP


See posts below for information on activities that you and your families might be interested in this summer. We hope you are enjoying the break!

Photos from Knowsley Library Service's post 27/07/2023
Photos from Knowsley Early Years Service's post 27/07/2023
Photos from Kirkby Market's post 27/07/2023
Timeline photos 27/07/2023

Join us for a Community Kindness Day at Court Hey Park.

Wednesday 2nd August

This event is in support of One Knowsley alongside Michael Causer Foundation hosting a vigil later in the evening (5.30-6.30PM) in memory of Michael Causer and reflect on the progress made since his tragic death 15 years ago and look towards a future of acceptance and unity.


A number of drop in sessions are happening to help with childrens physiotherapy and occupational therapy including helping with form filling and information on the seedling course. Please see flyer below.

Timeline photos 22/07/2023

If you’ve been watching the current series of Waterloo Road on BBC One you may have seen a pupil receiving a diagnosis of ADHD in a recent episode. At the point the diagnosis was given, the deputy head teacher advised an EHC plan could now be applied for, and the teacher also sought permission to apply from the professional who gave the diagnosis.


There is no requirement to have a diagnosis in order to apply for an EHC needs assessment (the first step to getting an EHC plan) - and there is no need for any professionals at all to give permission to apply. The legal test in s36(8) CFA sets a relatively low threshold and parents can (and should!) apply themselves.

Our links below contain further guidance:
πŸ”— Asking for an EHC needs assessment -
πŸ”— What are special educational needs? -


πŸ“‹ We’ve developed The Knowsley Offer to address the key issues that matter to you!

We’ve created a database of information and support on everything from housing to healthcare so you can get the help you need to thrive in Knowsley.

Find out more


β˜€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ– SUMMER EVENT Kirkby Town Centre πŸ–πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈβ˜€οΈThis Saturday 22nd July 10:30am-2:30pm, MOANA & ARIEL from Disney's Moana and Little Mermaid will be in the Town Centre with an amazing competition to go along with it!!

πŸ‘‰ With a chance to WIN and be able to meet and greet our Disney Themed Princesses, all you must do is an answer this quiz question βœ’πŸ“πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ...

"What is Ariel's Crab Friend Called In The Film Little Mermaid?" πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

πŸ† To Enter simply comment below your answer and the child's name (aged 11 or younger) you wish to enter!!!

T&Cs apply, final say is left to Centre Management's decision. The winner will be chosen at random. Competition entries must be in by 3pm Friday 21st July 2023, with the winner being announced 5pm the same day.


We have lots of fun summer sessions now live on our booking page πŸŒžπŸ‰πŸπŸ­πŸ§ƒπŸŒˆ

AND.....some very special guests this Wednesday πŸ”΄πŸŸ πŸŸ‘πŸŸ’πŸ”΅πŸŸ£ πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

How excited are we? 😜πŸ₯°


Have you booked for our FREE summer playdays for your child yet? Mondays - Thursdays 11am - 3pm for 4 weeks (31st July - 24th August) for 5-11 years. A healthy lunch is included.

PRIORITY will be given to children in receipt of free school meals, however we do have a 15% daily allowance of places for non free school meals children for working families in need.

For FSM places you will have received a voucher code from your school. Please use the voucher to book via and then follow the link to the HAF webpage to create your parent account and book sessions at Imaginarium for your child.

For non FSM places please contact [email protected] to request a discretionary FREE place.

NB: Thanks to support from this summer we will be offering 48 free places at Imaginarium Arts Hub and the Prescot Guide House.


Goodbye and good luck!

On Thursday we said goodbye to our Year 6 leavers and their families, who will be moving on to High School. We have loved every minute with our Year 6 and are very proud of who they have become and what they have achieved for themselves this year. Our leavers assembly was a real tear jerker and it was lovely to see it so well attended and supported by our parents, carers and families.

We also said farewell to the much valued members of our school staff who are moving on to new adventures. Mrs Whitehall, Ms. Correl, Ms. Malkin and Ms. Oluwabiyi are leaving us for the next exciting phase of their careers and they take our heartfelt thanks and best wishes with them.

We would like to thank everyone associated with our school community for their support and help this year and wish you all a safe and restful summer break.


Reminder to all parents and carers that school closes at 1:30pm on Thursday for our summer break. Children will have lunch first and then will be collected at 1:30pm.

Many thanks.


Don't forget to get your Lion King tickets -they are selling fast! Look out for our raffle tickets which will be on sale in school from Monday on the school playground as you drop off and pick up your children.

You've got to be in it, to win it!


Nursery Sports Day was a roaring success today - well done to all of our children, staff and parents/carers

Tomorrow is Sports Day for the rest of the school:

9.00am – 10.15am - Year 1 and 2

10.15am – 11.30am – Year 3 and 4

DINNER 11.30am – 12.30pm

12.30pm – 1.45pm – Year 5 and 6

1..45pm – 2.15pm – Reception

2.15pm – 3.00pm DSP

We look forward to seeing you cheering your children on!



Just a reminder:

Wednesday 12th - Nursery

9am - morning Nursery

2:15pm - afternoon Nursery

Thursday 13th - Whole School

9.00am – 10.15am - Year 1 and 2

10.15am – 11.30am – Year 3 and 4

DINNER 11.30am – 12.30pm

12.30pm – 1.45pm – Year 5 and 6

1..45pm – 2.15pm – Reception

2.15pm – 3.00pm DSP

Timeline photos 10/07/2023

Our next exhibition at opens in 5 weeks and is filled with fabulous photographs by much-missed local archivist and collector John Wakefield which capture Kirkby as he saw it. Complemented by images from Prescot Museum's collection, a film featuring footage from the ARK at Knowsley Archive and the memories of local people, Kirkbyography tells an illustrated story of the town.
See before anyone else at our Private View - book your place:

Complaints Procedure - Northwood Community Primary School 10/07/2023

Northwood Community Primary School welcomes all constructive feedback and discussion. If you think we need to do anything differently then always please contact us at school via the school office and we will do our best to try and support you.

If you feel you want to take things further and are unhappy then we have a complaints procedure on our website. Facebook is not an appropriate forum for complaints and any comments that are abusive, personal towards a member of staff, child or parent/carer or are inappropriate in tone or content will be deleted and users will be blocked.

Please see the link below to our website where you can find information on how to contact us or how to make complaints if necessary. We thank you for your support and understanding.

Complaints Procedure - Northwood Community Primary School Northwood Community Primary School


Northwood Community Primary School presents its summer performance, The Lion King!

Tickets available from the school office. Be quick, it will sell out fast!


Hi children and families! Last full week of fun learning and lots going on this week in school:

Year 6 are travelling to PGL for fun packed adventure!
Wednesday 12th - Nursery Sports Day!
Thursday 13th - Whole school Sports Day!
Friday 14th - Year 6 prom!

Speak to your child's class teacher if you need more details - information abut these events has gone out already but we are always happy to help!

Our end of year attendance assembly and prizes are also coming up before we finish for the summer and we cant wait to reward all of our children who are in school day in and day out, and ur families who are making the right choices and showing how committed they are to their children's bright futures.


The EAL Team have their Multilingual Day coming up.

Friday 14th July 2023
Kirkby Library

St Joseph the Worker School Performance
Talk by Kirsten from local charity SHARe
Celebrate diversity with Movema Dance Company
Global Treats and Refreshments
Dual Language Story books & Art activities
The event is a great chance to meet other families and make new friends!

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