Hello everyone,

Well, we have reached the end of the summer term, As we look forward to our summer holidays, we would like to say a huge thank you to all our parents and carers for your support over this last academic year. We would also like to thank all our members of staff who have worked so hard. We obviously can’t forget the children who have been brilliant throughout the year.

We have had so many wonderful moments over the course of the last ten months, from amazing sport, to wonderful performances; from great behaviour to fantastic improvements. What a brilliant year it has been!

Award Assembly

We had our last Awards Ceremony of the year this morning and celebrated the children in Key Stage 2. Well done to all of you.

  • Always Good Children: Evan, Oliver, Harvey, Stella, Martyna and Lois
  • Good Achievers: Demi, Lacey, Thomas, Declan and Mason
  • Attendance Winners: 3RL and 1CP
  • Punctuality Winners: 3RL and FS LA

Dojo Rewards

There was a treat for all the children who have received 250 dojos this year when Bongo the Clown visited for a special tea party. Lots of fun and laughter all around. I wonder how many of our children can reach this milestone next year?

Attendance Awards

Well done to all of our 100% attenders this year. They were presented with their special jumpers in assembly this morning, which they can wear with pride next year. Well done to the classes with the best attendance this year: 3RL and 1CP. Let’s see who can be the champions next year!

Science Day

The whole school celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this week wioth a science day. Lots of fun was had by all as we celebrated this momentous occasion.


We are sad to be saying goodbye to several members of staff this year. First of all, we would like to say goodbye to Mrs Pennock who is moving onto pastures new in her role as a TA. We would also like to say a big thank you to Miss Ashworth who has been in Foundation Stage since Christmas covering Miss Whiteheads’s maternity leave. We wish you all the best as you continue your teaching journey at another Barnsley school.

Finally, we are sad to be bidding farewell to Miss Joannou and Miss Clark who have been fantastic members of staff for the past few years. Both teachers joined us as NQTs and have grown to be brilliant teachers. We will be sad to see them move on and would like to say a huge thank you to both of them for all their hard work and dedication to Joseph Locke. We will miss you!

Barnsley's New Library

Mrs Whelpdale’s class were lucky enough to have a sneak preview of the new Barnsley library earlier in the week when they had a behind the scenes tour. All the children had nothing but praise for the exciting new building, which opens to the general public on Saturday. Around the country, libraries are being shut down because of lack of funds, so we are so lucky here in Barnsley to have such a state-of –the-art new building. It opens on Saturday so make sure you give it a visit!

We hope that all our families have a lovely summer break. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday, 4th September. Thank you

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