We are a Voluntary Aided Primary school for 4-11 year olds based in Northamptonshire. We aim to provide a caring, secure and enriching experience; each child is encouraged to develop strong personal, academic, physical and creative skills for lifelong learning.
Telephone: 01327 340758  Fax: 01327 342341
Email: head@blisscharity.northants-ecl.gov.uk
Address: The Green, Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, NN7 3LE

Monthly update from PCSO Jen Harrison

Dear All

Please find attached my monthly ward update for November 2014.     Ward Update November 2014

Kind regards


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Friends of Bliss – Christmas hampers



Dear all

We are collecting raffle prizes for themed hampers to be raffled at the school bazaar on Friday 5th December

Please find attached the hamper theme for your class, the list will be posted near classroom entrances:

Class 5 & 6 list – Outside Class 5 entrance

Class 3 & 4 list – At the library entrance

Please could all donations be handed in by Friday 28th November.

These hampers have been wonderful prizes in the past and are great fundraisers.

Thank you in advance for your generous contribution

Friends of Bliss

Class Reception – Hamper 2014

Class 1 Hamper 2014

Class 2 Hamper 2014

Class 3 & 4 Hamper 2014



Jog Northants

In January last year, Rockingham Primary School, along with 6 other schools in Northamptonshire, took advantage of the free Jog Northants programme. The Jog Northants programme provided schools with a qualified and insured leader to lead beginner jogging session to parents. The sessions included a light warm-up and integrated power walking with some light running to gradually improve fitness. The classes lasted between 6-10 weeks and all started at 9:00am after the morning drop off.

The sessions were completely free of charge and were of no cost to the school or parents. The schools helped promote the groups and encouraged parents to come along, the leader did the rest! We are offering out free 10 week beginners jogging courses to schools to start in January 2015.

Frances McKechnie, Parent Support Advisor at Rockingham Primary School said:

“The Jogging group has been a great success at our school. Parents have said how much they enjoy the social aspects as well as keeping fit. They feel inspired and motivated to losing weight, giving up smoking or simply to feel better about themselves.

The group has been successful because of the encouragement and enthusiasm from the Leader provided in working with parents to help them achieve their individual goals”.

Jog Northants – Free School Gates Jogging Groups Success

Below are some comments from the group members on their experience:

“I have recently given up smoking and feel healthier but was afraid of putting on weight. This jogging group has helped me, at first I was embarrassed of who saw me jogging but now I don’t care who sees me”

“The Leader has been fantastic she started the group off slow and gradually brought me up to a level where I could feel the difference in my health and fitness”

“It’s a good mix of parents and we all get on so well now”

“I’ve really enjoyed how the leader varied the route and activities and made sure each person was ok”

“The leader is very friendly and very supportive. Always encouraging us to do just a little bit more. She is great”

If you would like a jogging group for the parents at your school, starting in January 2015, please contact the school office.


Parents jogging group

Celebration Assemblies

Dear parents and guardians,

We will not be having separate celebration assemblies until October due to the new reward system and the general hectic nature of these first few weeks. However, we do want to celebrate the wonderful reading that took place over the summer in conjunction with Roald Dahl Day on Monday.

Please can children bring into school:

  • Any completed bookmarks from the school reading challenge by Friday at the latest so we can arrange certificates and complete the prize draw
  • Any library challenge certificates and medals by Monday

Should children wish to share any summer achievements before October, they are more than welcome to bring them in so they can be celebrated in their classroom.

Many thanks,

Miss Thompson

Sports clubs

Hotshots starts tomorrow – Thursday 11th September, your child will have a letter with the details.

After school sports will start next week, letters have come home to the classes involved . Please go to the letters page if you require a copy.

Dodgeball letters are to be returned to the office as soon as possible please.


Start of term newsletters

Please see below for the first newsletter of 2014/2015 from Mr Scanlan.

Newsletter September 2014

Also attached are the class newsletters (these and all letters can be found at ‘Useful documents / letters’

C1 newsletter Sept 2014   C2 Autumn 1   C3 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2014     C4 newsletter    C5 Newsletter Sept 14   Year 6 Autumn Newsletter

School lunches for the new year.

If you have not already done so, please order hot lunches by 5.00 pm on Thursday 28th August for the first few days of school. We start back on Friday 5th September.

All Year 1 and Year 2 pupils (2014 / 2015) are entitled to free school meals – please see the link below for more information.


Many thanks

Bliss Charity School Office

01327 340758