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DLP Netball League

This week our netball team played in the decider match for the league trophy. The team played at home against St. Mary’s Greenfield and unfortunately lost 6:9. We are extremely proud of the way in which the team has conducted themselves this season. Thank you to Mr. McQuillan and Mrs. Eglin who have organised and refereed matches in order to make sure we can compete.

DLP Netball Rally

Well done to out netball team who recently took part in the Dovestone Learning Partnership netball rally. The team won their mini-league and went on to play in the semi-finals against other DLP schools. The team looked great in their new kit and the hoodies, funded by the FOF. The team came fourth overall. Thank you to Mr. McQuillan and Mrs. Eglin for supporting the team.

Dovestone Learning Partnership Writing Workshop


The collaborative literacy project was the first to be ran by the DLP. Pupils and staff from Saddleworth School went to visit all the schools in partnership to inspire the children’s imagination for a poetry competition. We were very lucky to have a winner here at Friezland.

International Day of Happiness


As part of the International day of Happiness, our schools Health Champions planned a ‘pass a smile’ assembly, created a ‘Wall of Happiness’ and asked everybody to wear an extra item to school that would make people smile. Every child in the school wrote a message for the ‘wall’ to show what makes us happy, then everybody in the school joined hands to pass on a smile.

Fair Trade Afternoon Tea


We were very lucky to be visited by the Mayor of Oldham at our Fair Trade Afternoon Tea in March. Staff and families baked cakes to help raise money for the school. Over £400 was raised from the event.Well done #TeamFriezland

World Book Day 


For World Book Day the children were asked to make a ‘character cup’ to represent their favourite book character. The winners received a book prize from Friends of Friezland.

The winners were chosen and they were:

Class 1 – Dottie
Class 2 – Yasmin
Class 3 – Thomas
Class 4 – Alice

Gotta Dance Competition 2018


Our Street Dance Super Stars in Years 1, 2 and 3, represented Friezland at the Oldham Gotta Dance Competition. The girls performed their routine in front of an audience and were up against six other Oldham Primaries. They held their nerve and went on to WIN the competition bringing back a large piece of silver wear for our Friezland collection! We are all extremely proud!

Poet Ian Bland

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We were very lucky to be visited in school by published poet, Ian Bland. He performed a number of his poems to the whole school with the assistance of both our pupils and staff. He then spent the rest of the day holding a workshop with each class. They produced their own versions of one of his poems and a selection were performed at the end of the day in a special celebratory assembly. 

School Games Award

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We are delighted to announce that we have maintained our Gold School Games Mark Award for the 4th year. This is awarded for our contribution to school PE and Sport. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. Well done to everyone involved!

 Friezland Community Show

The very first Friezland Community Show was held this year at Friezland Church and Church Hall. Each class entered a competition to showcase a variety of work.


The winners of the handwriting competition in Year 1 were:

1st Place   Freddie

2nd Place   Holly

3rd Place   Isabella

Highly Commended   Bella

Commended   Amelie


The winners of the handwriting competition in Year 2 were:

1st Place   Ella

2nd Place   Jacob

3rd Place   Leah

Highly Commended   Jake

Commended  Euan


The winners of the painting competition in Class 3 were:

1st Place   Amelie

2nd Place   Oliver

3rd Place   Elizabeth


The winners of the poetry competition in Class 4 were:

1st Place   Brodie

2nd Place   Connor

3rd Place   Lucy

Highly Commended   Emma

Commended   Martha and Isobel