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

Ward Update – March 2015

Dear All

Please find attached ward update which includes an overview of crimes reported in February 2015 as well as the new reduced opening times of the front counters at Towcester, Brackley and Daventry Police Stations.

This update has been sent to NHW Co-ordinators, Parish Clerks, Schools and Newsletter Editors within the villages .

Kind regards


PCSO 7041 Jen Harrison |Police Community Support Officer |Towcester Safer Community Team Towcester Police Station, Watling Street, Towcester, NN126DE Tel 101 | Ext  344275 Email Address jen.harrison@northants.police.uk

CRIMESTOPPERS: 0800 555 111 Call anonymously with information about crime

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Over this academic year I have been considering how to improve the experience your children have in the choir. Lunchtime rehearsals have quite severe limitations – we are often unable to start until 12.15 as we are waiting for our rehearsal space to become available and for all the different classes to finish their mornings work. We then have to finish promptly at 12.30 to allow the children to get to lunch. This 15 minute slot is really too short for warming up properly, learning songs and getting them up to performance standard let alone singing some bits for fun!

The children at Bliss are talented and I try to stretch them with the songs I choose but this is very difficult in this time. The choir were due to perform in Northampton Festival next week but I have had to withdraw them because they were not ready.

The best solution to this problem is, I feel, to move the choir to before school starting at 8.15 in the mobile classroom. I hope that all the children will still be able to come and enjoy some quality singing time where they are not distracted by being hungry for lunch or their friends playing outside! It is important that they arrive, whenever possible, to start at 8.15. This will give us a good 40 minute session.

Thank you for your support,

Ginny Griffiths

Singing Leader


Sports club update for Term 4

  • Thursday 26th Feb- first tag rugby club – 3.15 – 4.15 pm
  • Wednesday 4th March- no sports club (due to a netball tournament)
  • Thursday 5th March- tag rugby club is on – 3.15 – 4.15 pm
  • 11 and 12th March- both days no clubs as I am in Kingswood with the year 6’s.
  • Wednesday 18th March- no sports club (due to a cross country event)
  • Thursday 19th March- tag rugby  – 3.15 – 4.15 pm
  • Wednesday 25th March- Year 3,4,5 Sports club
  • Thursday 26th March- tag rugby – 3.15 – 4.15 pm

This is everything up to Easter Half term and I hope this is clear for everyone. Any queries please ask myself or the office.  These dates are also on the school website.

Ben Jones

Friends of Bliss

The Friends of Bliss are holding a second hand children’s book sale in the school hall on Thursday 5th March at 3.15pm.  May we kindly ask that you donate any sellable children’s books to raise funds for the school. From Monday 2nd March until Thursday 5th March there will be a box in each class for your child(ren) to put their unwanted books into.  Please come along to the book sale and support the school on World Book Day.
Many thanks in advance

Friends of Bliss

Want to be on Friends of Bliss and help raise fund for the school? Join us for our informal meeting tonight (Tuesday 24th) at the Olde Sun 7.30pm, we’d love to see you there..

Fairtrade Cafe

Dear parents,

I am organising a Fairtrade cafe (A Traidcraft Bug Brew event) to be held in the school hall on 5th March to coincide with Fairtrade fortnight (23rd Feb to 8th March).

I wondered whether anyone knew anyone within the village who had any connections with traidcraft? When we did this a couple of years ago, someone also held a trade craft stall which allowed people to buy Fairtrade products which made a nice addition to the event.

Please let me know either by email or popping in to see me if you can help with this. Please also pop the date in your diary and join us for a cuppa.

Many thanks,

Miss Thompson

Exciting News!

We are incredibly lucky to have bought a large amount of brand new books for the reading shelves. These new books have been re labelled according to the national book banding scheme. Each teacher will work with the children after half term to allocate a suitable level of book for your child to read. This means that your child may well be taking books from a different coloured shelf.

The children may have some existing books which they are taking to read over the half term holidays. We ask that all of these books are returned to school on the first day back to allow us to complete the new shelving system. There will be a clear guide next to the shelves to explain the progression of the colours.

We hope that the new books provide as much enthusiasm for the children reading them, as the teachers had choosing them!

Many thanks for your understanding during this transitional time.

Please see your class teacher if you have any questions.