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Term Dates

Dates for the rest of the autumn term:


Wednesday 6th December - Year 3 and 4 Chriistingle - 6.30 pm in church 


Wednesday 6th December - Christmas dinner - Christmas jumpers £1 donation to the Jospice


Friday 8th December - PM - Christmas fair run by the PTA 


Tuesday 12th December - 2 pm - Year 1 and Year 2  performance 1


Wednesday 13th December - 10 am - Early years (Nursery and reception) performance 


Thursday 14th December - 10 am - Year 1 and Year 2  performance 2 


Thursday 14th December - 2 pm - Year 5 and Year 6 performance 1 


Friday 15th December - 10 am - Year 5 and Year 6 performance 2


Tuesday 19th December - Party afternoon 


Thursday 21st December - Finish at 1.15pm 


Mufti Days (non uniform): 24th November and 1st December - bringing items for the Christmas fair (PTA will confirm details this week) 


In addition, please note some other important dates: 


Friday 17th November - deadline for Operation Christmas child 

Thursday 23rd November - year 5 Romans Trip Chester 

Thursday 30th November - Year 4 trip Sea Life and year 3 trip Underwater Street

Week of Monday 4th December - Early years Stay and Play events (see letters) 

Term dates overview for 2017/2018


Autumn term


Spring term

Summer term


Staff INSET days



Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2017



Monday 8th January 2018


Monday 9th April



Term starts for children


Term commences for children Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 8.45 am


Term commences for children on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 8.45 am



Term commences for children on Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 8.45 am


Half term holiday



Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017



Monday 12th February 2017 to Friday 16th February 2017


Monday 28th May 2017 to Friday 1st June 2017


Staff INSET day




Monday 30th October 2017




Children return


Second autumn half term starts for children on Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 8.45 am



Second spring half term starts for children on 19th February 2017

at 8.45 am


Second spring half term starts for children on Monday 4th June 2017 at 8.45 am


Term ends


Thursday 21st December (finish at 1.15pm)


Tuesday 27th March

Easter holidays commence Wednesday 28th March)


Friday 20th July (finish at 1,15pm)



Term Dates - final summer half term 2017


Monday 5th June – Term commences – Baby Buddies – Baby & Toddlers recommences

Thursday 8th June – Nursery closed due to General Election Polling – Nursery trip to Underwater Street

Monday 12th June - Bike to School week - winner of Bike it Crew competition announced - please walk, scoot and cycle to school this week 

Thursday 15th June – Year 5 Halle Orchestra trip

Friday 16th June - Parents in for Bike it Breakfast - 8am 

                            - Year 2 and Year 4 Enterprise sale challenge (all bring a £1 for the sale) 

                            - Mega Maths times tables challenge - Year 2 v Year 3 and Year 4 v Year 5

Wednesday 21st - Friday 23rd June – Year 6 Colomendy trip

Tuesday 27th June – School nurse drop in, 2.45pm

Tuesday 27th June – 1.15 to 3pm – Parents’ open afternoon (visits to class)

Wednesday 28th June – New reception class Sept 2017 parents meeting, 9am school library

Friday 30th June – Sports day

Tuesday 4th July – New reception teddy bears picnic & new nursery stay & play, 1.15pm

Wednesday 5th July – Year 3 & Year 4 Netherton Library author visit –

10am 1st Session nursery sports day – 1.30pm 2nd Session nursery sports day

Wednesday 5th July – Class swap, children meet new teachers (year R to year 5)

Friday 7th July – 1.10 pm – PTA Summer fair (helpers needed – please speak to PTA members)

Monday 10th July – Awards’ evening at Litherland High 7pm – Starry Nights theatre

Wednesday 12th July – Nursery pupils graduation, 1.30pm

Monday 17th July – Year 6 leavers performance, school hall – 1.15pm

Tuesday 18th July – Year 6 leavers performance at Litherland High (evening time tbc)

Wednesday 19th July – Awards assembly, school hall 9.05 am

Thursday 20th July – Term ends, 1.15pm


Dates between 14th November and Christmas 


Monday 14th November - Slow Down for Bobby assembly - anti bullying week 

Friday 18th November - Blue Mufti day - for anti bullying - deadline for Operation Christmas Child 

Tuesday 22nd November - flu immunisation - year 1, 2, 3 

Wednesday 30th November - year 4 trip - Blue Planet 

Thursday 1st December - year 5 - Victorian dress up theme day 

Friday 2nd December - 'Be Safe - Be Seen' pedestrian safety for year 3 pupils 

Friday 2nd December - 'Growth Mindset' workshop for year 5 and 6 pupils

Football away at Robert Bellarmine 

Wednesday 7th December - Christmas dinner - children wear Christmas jumper (£1 for Jospice) 

Wednesday 7th December - year 3 and 4 - Christingle - arrive at 6pm for 6.30pm start 

Friday 9th December - Year 5 - visit to Norton Priory - Victorians 

Tuesday 13th December - UK Military school - 11.15 - passing out parade year 5 

Tuesday 13th December - Baby & Toddler club - possible away day - to be confirmed 

Tuesday 13th December - Year 1 and year 2 Christmas play - 2pm (performance 1) 

Wednesday 14th December - Nursery and Reception Christmas play - 10 am (performance 1) 

Thursday 15th December - Year 1 and year 2 Christmas play 10 am (performance 2) 

Thursday 15th December - Year 5 and 6 Christmas assembly 2pm (performance 1) 

Friday 16th December - Year 5 and 6 Christmas assembly 10 am (performance 2) 

Friday 16th December - Nursery and Reception Christmas play PM (performance 2) 

Monday 19th December - Headteacher's awards' assembly 9.05 am 

Tuesday 20th December - Own party clothes - class parties PM 

Wednesday 21st December - Finish for Christmas break - 1.15pm 


Wednesday 4th January- Staff INSET day - school closed to children 

Thursday 5th January - Children return to school for Spring term 







Some important dates in the first 8 weeks of term - 2016/2017 


Thursday and Friday 1st and 2nd September - INSET days 

Monday 5th September - children return to school 

Monday 12th September - 'Tuesday' David Wiesner topic - Clubs commence 

Monday 19th September - Tuck shop opens 

Tuesday 20th September - Crosby Hall information meeting - parents 2.30pm 

Friday 23rd September - attendance medals 

Tuesday 27th September - Year 6 - Height and Weight 

Monday 3rd October - Crosby Hall 

Thursday 6th October - Bikeability 

Friday 7th October - Fun Run - Litherland Sports Park - brighten Up the Harvest mufti - CAFOD

Monday 17th October - World Food day - tin collection 

Tuesday 18th October - School Council - Town Hall visit

Show Racism the Red Card - Goodison Park - Year 5 group 

Wednesday 19th October - Stay and Play - Nursery and Reception Stay and Play

Thursday 20th October - Year 6 visit - CLAC 

Friday 21st October - Headteacher awards' assembly 

Wear Red Against Racism Day

Tuesday 1st November - Hinduism workshop 

Wednesday 2nd November - Parents' evening 

Thursday 3rd November - Maths problem solving puzzle day 

Friday 4th November - INSET day 

Monday 7th November - Andy Briggs author visit 

Friday 11th November - John McCorkell - disability awareness 

Monday 14th November - Little Lambs Road Safety assembly 

Monday 14th November - Launch of Anti-bully week 

Wednesday 16th November - Nursery tea party 

Friday 18th November - anti-bullying assembly - blue mufti 







Some important dates till the end of the term: 

Monday 16th May
: Work to start on sports MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) nursery parents use pedestrian access
Tuesday 17th May:  9 am – Baby & Toddler Stay and Play – ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ (bring a teddy) 9 am
Thursday 19th May: Year 6 Parents’ information meeting – Colomendy residential – 2.15 pm
Friday 20th May:  New parents visit to reception class 10 am (For reception Sept 16 parents new to Holy Spirit)
Saturday 21st May: Year 4 Holy Communion – 10 am
Monday 23rd May: Head teacher’s awards assembly 9.05 am  (parents of winners notified by teachers and text)  
Thursday 26th May:  Year 4 Holy Communion assembly in school – 9.15 am
                               Whole school mufti day (£1 donation please for Race for Life)
Friday 27th May:   Race for Life sports event (nursery and reception in school) Y1 to 6 at Litherland Sports Park  3pm – Break for Half term
Monday 6th June:  INSET day (final one of the school year) School closed to pupils
Tuesday 7th June: Start of 2 week class topics – 7 decades from the 1950’s’ (part of school 60th anniversary)
Thursday 9th June: Year 5 Victorians trip – Tatton Park
Friday 10th June: Bike It Breakfast from 8 am -cycle/walk/scoot to school as a family and share breakfast together
Thursday 16th June: Football Bootle European Championship at Litherland Sports Park
Friday 17th June: 7 decades Celebration assemblies  - (performance 1) 9am - early years to year 2 –
(performance 2) 2pm – year 3 to 6 – parents/families welcome.
Monday 20th June: Year 6 pupils to Colomendy
Wednesday 22nd June: Year 5 pupils to Halle Orchestra Manchester
Thursday 23rd June: Possible nursery closure – referendum – to be confirmed
Friday 24th June: From 1pm – Sports Day (reception to year 6)
Wednesday 29th June: 9 am – New reception parents’ information meeting (library)
Thursday 30th June 1.30 pm – Parents open afternoon – visits to class and share books with children
Friday 1st July: ‘Bling your Bike’ – Red, White and Blue for Olympics
Tuesday 5th July: Nursery Sports Day – times to be confirmed
Wednesday 6th July: Meet the teacher sessions – pupils class swap – New reception meeting from 1.15pm
Thursday 7th July: Awards evening 7pm – at St Ambrose Barlow.
Tuesday 12th July: Nursery University graduation
Thursday 14th July: Reports to parents
Friday 15th July 3pm: Proposed Summer fair (this will only take place if we have a new PTA to arrange this)
Monday 18th July: Final Head teacher’s awards assembly – 9.05am
Tuesday 19th July: Leavers’ Mass 9.30
Wednesday 20th July: Leavers’ Assembly from 2pm
Thursday 21st July: School breaks for summer holiday from 1.30 pm 

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