Newsletter 21st October 2022



Dear Parents and Carers


We hope you all have a happy and safe half term holiday.

Please remember that school is closed for the Half Term Holiday and Training Day on Monday 24th - Monday 31st October. 


Children return to school on Tuesday 1st November at 8.40am.


Please drive safely around school and take care if you are walking past the houses in case a car is pulling off a driveway. 


When you are parking, do not park across a dropped kerb or on a resident's driveway. 




Home Learning Policy

After the half term holiday, we will be re-launching our Home Learning Policy, with a new focus on the importance of basic skills, listening and reading.

Please read the policy and look out for 'Time for Talk' activities each week on the newsletter for your child.






Dates of all events happening at Uplands Manor can be found on the calendar 

Make sure you check it regularly as new dates will be added throughout the year



  • Monday 24th - Friday 28th October School closed for half term holiday
  • Monday 31st October School closed for staff training



Extra-curricular clubs

Year 5 clubs start on Tuesday 1st November and run until Monday 5th December.  These dates also apply to Guitar club.


Class assemblies

  • 2nd November 4S
  • 4th November 6T
  • 15th November 2S
  • 16th November 4G
  • 25th November 6S


Year 6 Secondary School applications

If your child’s date of birth falls between 01/09/2011 and 31/08/2012, you need to apply for a secondary school place by 31st October.  

It is extremely important that you complete the application by the closing date or your application will be classed as 'late' and your child might not get a school place of their choice.

Click to complete the application.



  • Tuesday 1st November School open to all children






We believe that it is important to celebrate achievements.  As part of our 'Good to be Green' behaviour and reward system, each week, children may be given a certificate, a gold letter from a member of staff or a certificate from Mr Dickinson or Miss James.  Here is a list of some of the children who have received an award this week:


Good to be Green Core Value Awards


  • Arthur
  • Niara
  • Elsie Mae
  • Jobias
  • Omrah
  • Bardaan
  • Armaan
  • Joven
  • Alessia
  • Ashanti
  • Kara
  • Moria
  • Lacie
  • Ezrah
  • Toria
  • Signija
  • Rumaysa
  • Subhan
  • Hosi
  • Kerrisa
  • Harper
  • Bilal
  • Keion
  • Lola-Mai
  • Michael
  • Ayan A
  • Ollie
  • Haamid
  • Kalsoom
  • Emerald
  • Halima
  • Eben
  • Kaidan
  • Havana
  • Kian
  • Nouman
  • Harry
  • Georgia Rae
  • Mohammed I
  • Kaidan
  • Havana
  • Kian
  • Kalvin
  • Kaidan
  • Havana
  • Kian
  • Kalvin
  • Khadijah
  • Viraj
  • Eimaan
  • Blake
  • Roman
  • Riella
  • Ahrenay
  • Aya


Gold letters

  • Noel for good behaviour
  • Ava for good behaviour
  • Isla for good behaviour
  • Camilla for wonderful behaviour
  • Malaika for wonderful behaviour
  • Anaid for wonderful behaviour and great contribution to class
  • Aaryan for working hard to write his speech in English and delivering it wonderfully
  • Zhiko for working super hard to write his speech in English and reading it well











4Community Trust



Singlepoint Volunteer Community Resilience Champions - could this be for you?

Singlepoint are looking for volunteer Community Resilience Champions.  Take a look at the poster below and see if it is something that interests you.  If you think it is, complete the application form below and return it to them or ask for a copy in the school office.



The Dorothy Parkes Centre



Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children



Autism West Midlands




Click the links below to read about the work of Barnados and events for families in Sandwell.


Coats for Kids

School Life app download
A School Life Website
School Life app download