Author: Zowie Norris
Dear Parents, Carers & Children at St Alban’s Primary School,
I am excited to visit your school on Friday 1st October for an ‘Author day’, where I will share my new story ‘Barb the Bird of Hope’. I will talk to the children about my inspiration for the story and my journey to becoming a new Rotherham author and illustrator.
Barb the Bird of Hope
This story is based around the theme of having hope. Barb is an unusual bird who lives in a laburnum tree in Bretton Park. She is a symbol of hope for the other birds in the park and provides hope for some of the daily visitors too. Things take a turn for the worst – a pandemic changes everything and a terrible storm destroys the park and Barb’s tree. Will things get better? Will hope be restored?
Available online at
Authorhouse.co.uk, Amazon.co.uk, Waterstones.co.uk, Goodreads.com, plus others
If you would like your child to purchase a signed copy on the day at a special price of £8 with a bookmark gift, please complete and return the attached slip below.
With much hope and happiness.
This week we have been discussing our school rules:
Be ready to learn
With the children, we have been looking at how these rules fit into good habits in every aspect of civil and academic conduct.
In collective worship, we launched a competition for the children to design a poster that advertises our school rules. If your child would like to take part in the competition, all entries need to be returned to school by Friday 17th September.
Last week in collective worship, we learnt about Children’s Mental Health Week. To support parents at home we will be posting some resources that you may find useful.
Young Minds have created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.
Dear FS2 Parent/Carer,
Hopefully (if children are back in school) on Thursday 18th March your child will have an eye test.
For this to happen, please complete the attached electronic consent form and email it to our school office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve also posted a copy of this form on the class dojo.