Newsletter week beginning 04/07/16

Newsletter 35

5th July 2016
Dear Parents/Carers,

Staff update
I am delighted to be able to inform you that we successfully recruited a new teacher to the team on Friday.
Mrs Hancock will be joining us from September and she will also be available for most of our transition week, so children, parents and staff will all be able to meet her prior to the start of the new academic year.

In addition Mrs Watts returns to school this week and will be teaching in Year 5 with Mrs Lamont.
Mrs Maloney will be replacing Mr Glennon in Year 6S until the end of term.

Teachers will be spending time with their new classes from 4th – 12th July.

Dates for your diary:
Please find below advance notice of dates for your diary. These will be added to as the term progresses and you can find details here or on the website at

Thursday 7th – Bramhall High School/Hazel Grove High School/Cheadle Hulme High School
transition days for Year 6
Friday 8th – non-uniform day – bring bottles/cakes for the summer fair; Summer Fair @ 4.30 pm

Tuesday 12th – last day of transition
Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th – Year 6 Residential to Glaramara

Monday 18th – Music Concert (to be confirmed)
– End of year reports to go home to parents
Wednesday 20th – Year 6 play to parents afternoon and evening (times to be confirmed)
Friday, 22nd – Sports Day @ 9.30 am

Wednesday 27th – Leavers’ assembly 2:30pm; school closes for the summer holidays at 3:20pm.
School reopens on Monday 5th September.

Dinner Monies
Unfortunately we are still owed over £1000 in dinner monies. It is vital that these are cleared as a matter of urgency and no later than this Friday, as we need to start work on the new system to ensure that it is up and running by September. Under the new system all meals have to be paid for in advance. If they are not then the company will not provide a meal for your child. You may only owe a few pounds as an individual but these few pounds mount up and our budget cannot sustain such a large outstanding amount.

Please note that the Office staff are following my instructions to send the numerous reminders and individual letters asking for these debts to be cleared. Whilst I appreciate that there are times when some may disagree with the school policy, there are no circumstances whatsoever where aggressive and threatening behaviour towards my staff is deemed acceptable. If you need to speak to me or Mrs Jordan then please make an appointment.

If you have not already done so, please complete the form with your email address and return to school tomorrow in order that you may register for ordering school meals in September.

The following children received certificates in assembly yesterday:

Y6E – Amelia for her endless and consistent enthusiasm during rehearsals for the end of year play.
Y6E – Ben for his growing maturity in class and during playtimes, showing how ready he is for high school.
Y6S – Sinem for putting great effort into her pop-up book and her overall positive attitude.
Y6S – Jack for being mature and sensible at all times.
Y6W – George for his mature and sensible attitude when completing PSHE activities.
Y6W – Amelia for her growing confidence at swimming, pushing herself and taking risks.
Y5C – Harris for having an excellent attitude to all school work and being a friendly member of class.
Y5C – Isabella for a fantastic attitude to school. She is always eager to learn and willing to help other people.
Y5EP – Abi for being nominated by her class on several occasions for her acts of kindness to others.
Y5EP – Adam for always trying hard to achieve his targets in English.
Y5L – Ellie for her beautiful, detailed art work.
Y5L – Will for good use of expression and great understanding of the text in guided reading.
Y4Ha – Olivia for producing a thoughtful, colourful and creative rucksack for “Send my child to school”; and for being an utter delight to teach.
Y4Ha – Tristan for producing an absolutely fantastic recount full of ambitious vocabulary, varied sentence openers and his natural flare.
Y4Hu – Kailey for challenging herself in English when punctuating dialogue.
Y4Hu – Adam for a fantastic diary entry writing as a character from “Escape from Pompeii” by Christina Ballit.
Y4P – Aayan for greatly improved handwriting.
Y4P – Ethan for working hard in science creating a wonderful diagram to explain his tooth decay experiment.
Y3D – Tom for showing great determination in his maths, working really hard and making wonderful progress.
Y3D – Reece for his incredible effort with his handwriting and making lots of progress.
Y3K – Cole for working so hard on his recount of the trip to Macclesfield forest.
Y3K – Leah for working really hard last week on picture sequencing.
Y3R – Dexter for working hard in English to plan and write a recount of the Year 3 trip.
Y3R – Lily for achieving a high score in her mental and written calculations.

Congratulations to class Y3D who had 99.1% attendance last week.

Attendance and office times
Please remember that school starts at 8:50am with registers closing at 9am. Any child who arrives after 9am will have that session marked as an “unauthorised absence” and this WILL impact on their overall attendance figure for the term. The office staff work from 8:30am until 4pm (3:30pm on a Friday) and there is an answerphone at all other times so that you can leave a message regarding any absences.

Leave of Absence
Please remember that any requests for leave of absence should be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the start date. Leave of absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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