World Book Week
World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all. A main aim of World Book Day in the uk and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
To mark the day, school children are entitled to receive a World Book Day £1 book token. The book token can be exchanged for one of eight specially published World Book Day £1 books, or is redeemable against any book or audio book of their choice costing £2.99 or more at a participating bookshop or book club. The World Book Day £1 book token will be valid from 3 March to 30 March 2014.
Mr Cope is putting his trainers on and braving the streets on London for the third time. This year he is raising money for Epilepsy Action who offer advice and support for anyone affected by epilepsy.
Around one in every 100 people has got epilepsy. It can strike anyone, at anytime in their lives. And most people will never know what caused their epilepsy. Epilepsy Action can help. With your gift we can provide advice, improve healthcare, campaign for fairness and help to end stigma for people affected by epilepsy.
This Friday's non-uniform day donations will be put towards the grand total and you can sponsor him online at Just Giving by clicking the the links above. Mr Cope will be very grateful for your support.
A warm welcome to the Picknalls First School website
At Picknalls First School we put the children first. We are committed to fostering a love of learning and ensuring our children meet their potential by developing a modern, creative and personalised curriculum to prepare them for the future. We want all the children to be successful learners, who really enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. Our aim is to develop confident individuals who are able to live a safe, healthy and fulfilling life. We want them to be responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society.
"Children get a good start to their education in the Nursery and Reception classes. Pupils are polite, courteous and they behave well in lessons and around school. This is because staff care for them successfully." - OFSTED July 2013
You are most welcome to visit our school. Please telephone to make an appointment. We will be pleased to see you.
In the event of bad weather a notice will be placed on our website should the school be closed.
School Updates App
Download the latest School Updates App from itunes or Google Play and get the latest school news delivered to your smartphone or tablet.
1. Install the School Updates App
2. Run the App and then enter the school's postcode. ST14 7QL
3. Select Picknalls First School.
4. The news items are displayed in the News Tab.
7 Mar As a culmination to our World Book Week don't forget to come to the hall after school today to swap your unwanted books.
7 Mar Please take a look at our Sports Council page to read Jessica's Play Leader blog and other updates.
- Book and a Biscuit
As a culmination to our World Book Week don't forget to come to the hall after school today to swap your unwanted books and enjoy the refreshments available.
- Sports Council
Please take a look at our Sports Council page to read Jessica's Play Leader blog and other updates. To access the page go to Our School - Sports council.
- Hockey Club
Hockey Club, run by Mrs Jordi, is for Year 4 pupils only on Mondays until 4.30pm. Please collect pupils from the school entrance hall.
- PTA Meeting Tonight
Come and join our excellent team of parents plan for future fundraising events for our school. Everyone welcome in Treetops 3rd March 7.30pm onwards.
- World Book Week
This week we are having a 'big, happy, booky celebration of reading!' (http://www.worldbookday.com/). Click for more details.
Latest Calendar, Sport, Governor Meetings, After School Clubs Events
- Hockey Club10Mar2014
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM @ Picknalls First School
This club is run by Mrs Jordi for Year 4 pupils only.
- Letters and Sounds10Mar2014
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM @ Picknalls First School
Run by Miss Crutchley, this is by invitation only for extra phonics practice for year 1 pupils.
- St Mary's Church Open Door11Mar2014
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ St Mary's Church, Uttoxeter
Year 4 will be attending this event until lunch time.
- Treasure Island Performance11Mar2014
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM @ Picknalls First School
Get you eye patches and parrots ready for this spectacular show!
- Games Club11Mar2014
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM @ FS1
This is for Foundation Stage children and is run by Mrs Jones, Miss Wilson and Mrs Wilkinson.
- Pilates at Picknalls12Mar2014
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM @ School Hall
Bring your mat, a bottle of water and comfortable clothing for an hour of core muscle training and toning with Claire.
- Stoke City Football Training13Mar2014
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM @ School Hall or Outside weather permitting
This is run by the Stoke City Community Coaches and continues from last half term.
- Tag Rugby13Mar2014
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM @ School Field
Run by Mr Cope for Year 4 pupils.
- Knitting and Origami Club13Mar2014
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM @ Class 5
For year 3 and 4 this club is run by Mrs Anderson and Mrs Lewis.
- Street Dance with Progressive Sports13Mar2014
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM @ School Hall
Open to 4-13 year olds. The children will get to learn a number of Streetdance routines, take Streetdance exams, compete in regional competitions, and also the children will find Streetdance as a great way to keep fit, make friends and enjoy themselves at the same time. To book copy and paste the following url into you web browsers address bar: http://www.progressive-sports.co.uk/southstaffordshire/course/1005/ec/Streetdance+-+Uttoxeter