Newsletter 23rd September 2022


Dear Parents and Carers


Letters and information sent home this week:

  • Reception & Year 1 Phonics Workshops


SEND Unit consultation

Sandwell Council is consulting parents, staff and the local community on the re-designation and expanding the school to add a new, dedicated SEN Unit at Uplands Manor Primary School. 

You are invited to express your views on the proposal in writing.  Please use the form at the end of the consultation document, and return it to the school, or the address on the form, by Friday 14 October 2022 at 5.00pm. 

Copies of the consultation and response form can be collected from the School Reception.





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


2022-2023 dates



  • Monday 26th 9am Year 2 Meet the Teachers event
  • Monday 26th 2.4pm Year 6 Meet the Teachers event (note the change of date)

Class assemblies

  • 14th October 6M
  • 2nd November 4S
  • 4th November 6T
  • 15th November 2S
  • 16th November 4G
  • 25th November 6S


Extra-curricular clubs

Please make a note in your diary of the club dates.  The start and end dates are the same for all of the clubs.

Clubs start on Tuesday 20th September and finish on Friday 21st October.  This includes all Year 6 clubs and guitar club.



  • Monday 3rd 2.30pm Year 1 Parents' Phonics Workshop
  • Tuesday 4th 9am Reception Parents' Phonics Workshop
  • Tuesday 18th 3.30 - 6pm Parents' Evening
  • Thursday 20th 3.30 - 6pm Parents' Evening
  • Monday 24th - Friday 28th October - SCHOOL CLOSED FOR HALF TERM HOLIDAY


PE days

Reception children need to bring their PE kits on the first day back after the half term holiday.  They will be left in school until the end of the term, when they will be returned to you.

1C Tuesday & Thursday

1G Tuesday & Thursday

1W Monday & Wednesday

2C Monday & Friday

2R Monday & Friday

2F Tuesday & Thursday

2S Tuesday & Thursday

3W Wednesday & Thursday

3B Tuesday & Wednesday

3H Tuesday & Wednesday

3S Wednesday & Thursday

4F Thursday & Friday

4G Tuesday & Friday

4A Thursday & Friday

4S Monday & Friday

5P Monday & Thursday

5D Monday & Tuesday

5E Thursday & Friday

5W Monday & Tuesday

6M Wednesday & Friday

6T Tuesday & Friday

6H Monday & Wednesday

6S Monday & Wednesday




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.

It's Good to be Green!

  • Dean S - Determination
  • Adam S - Enthusiam
  • Kyron Harrison - Reading
  • Prabhjot - Determination
  • Halima - Belief
  • Zara - Reading
  • Tiarna - Determination
  • Navarlo - Enthusiasm
  • Maryam - Reading
  • Kian - Belief
  • Nevaeh - Achievement
  • Barin - Reading
  • Le-Kyrie - Determination
  • Eli khan - Enthusiasm
  • Sarah O - Enthusiam
  • Ismael - Enthusiam
  • Claude S - Achievment
  • Romaine B - Belief
  • Lilly-Mae B - Determination
  • Maximillian J - Achievement
  • Alana C - Enthusiasm
  • Grace A - Determination
  • Jordan S - Determination
  • Gurleen K - Enthusiasm
  • Rayyan - Enthusiasm
  • Kayla - Determination
  • Lataya D - Determination
  • Jayden S - Enthusiasm


It's Great to be Gold!

Pupils who show exceptional behaviour for the majority of the week can be chosen to receive a gold letter.  Gold letters have been given to:

  • Fatima Z for following every instruction first, and with a massive smile. She'd been doing it all week - a great role model!
  • Sofia C for sharing her ideas so brilliantly in a group task







Coming next week




Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6


Pupil Information Sheet

Thank you to everyone who has returned their child's Pupil Information Sheet.  If you haven't, please check that the details are correct and make any changes then return to school with your child or post in the letterbox inside the main Reception foyer.


Punjabi Club


There are still places available for Year 6 Punjabi club after school on Tuesdays.  If your child would like to attend, please speak to the school office.

Sandwell Sensory Occupational Therapy Project

As an exciting new initiative in Sandwell, Uplands Manor Primary School is working in partnership with a team of Specialist Childrens Occupational Therapists to look at different ways to engage learners in classroom activities and wider school life.

Click the link below to read more about it.


Harvest Food Bank Collection 2022


Queen's Platinum Jubilee books

If your child did not receive a Queen's Platinum Jubilee book in July, please ask at main Reception if you would like a copy.  




The Dorothy Parkes Centre


4Community Trust


Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children

Autism West Midlands

Click the links below for information on Autism West Midlands events.


The West Bromwich Albion Foundation free football sessions


Sandwell Good to Know Newsletter


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

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