Newsletter week beginning 05/10/2015

Newsletter 6
6th October 2015

Dear Parents/Carers,

All dates for October have been put on the school website. Any further events will be added to the website and put in newsletters.

Wednesday 7th Friends’ meeting at the Ladybrook pub, 8pm.
Friday 9th 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – wear red, white and blue to school.
This is a national campaign where children donate £1 and the funds go to support
the work of the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Air Force benevolent fund
and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
Wednesday 14th Childline workshops for Y6
Open night at Bramhall High School
Friday 16th Craft Fair in the Infant School hall 7-9pm, organised by the Friends of Nevill Road.
Tuesday 20th Parents’ evening 4-6pm
Wednesday 21st Childline workshops for Y5
Thursday 22nd Parents’ evening 4-7pm
Friday 23rd Finish for half term at 3:20pm

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.

Year 6
Please note that applications for places at secondary school need to be made by 31st October.
These need to be made online at

Reception intake September 2016
If you have a younger child who is due to start in Reception in September 2016, there are tours of the Infant school available on Tuesday 20th October at 1:30pm, 2pm or 2:30pm. Please contact the Infant school office to book on to one.

Young Sports Ambassadors
Mrs Sheldrake took a group of children to the Stockport Schools Sports Partnership “Road to Rio” Young Ambassadors Conference last week. Whilst there they found out about what their role involves and gathered ideas and resource to take back to school. Their job is to highlight PE and school sport and to try and get more children involved in physical activity. As well as this they will be organising events and competitions on the lead up to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This will begin with a Poster competition which will be announced in a couple of weeks. They also plan to organise a 5km running challenge, an Indoor Olympic Games lunchtime club and other cross-curricular competitions.
Congratulations on joining this group go to the following Year 6 children:
Ella H, Harleigh L, Anthony P, Thomas G, Katie A, Louie S, Jake S and Abigail W.

Data Collection Sheets
Deadline for return is Friday, 9th October 2015. Nil returns required please.

Certificates were awarded to the following children in yesterday’s good work assembly:

Y6E – Amy B for always being ready to learn, contributing in lessons and setting a fantastic example to the rest of the school.
Y6E – Joel for working very hard in maths and showing excellent understanding of fractions and equivalent fractions and helping others in class.
Y6S – Christopher for working hard in maths and presenting his work neatly.
Y6S – Ella R for a fantastic self-portrait in the style of Picasso.
Y6W – Aliyah for her continuous effort to improve her writing and her thoughtful contributions in class.
Y6W – Matthew for always setting a good example, having a smile on his face and being ready to learn.
Y5C – Luke McC for drawing an excellent self-portrait.
Y5C – Adeeka for excellent football skills during games lessons.
Y5EP – Adam W for detailed explanations in science.
Y5EP – Amelia for fantastic English homework.
Y5L – Tilly for being helpful and kind at all times to everyone in the class.
Y5L – Thomas B for always working extremely hard and being on task.
Y4Ha – Luca for trying really hard in English, using interesting vocabulary and a variety of openers in his descriptive writing.
Y4Ha – Charlotte for using a wide range of interesting openers in her writing and including a great choice of vocabulary.
Y4Hu – Lucy for fantastic paired work with Mia.
Y4Hu – Mia E for fantastic paired work with Lucy.
Y4P – Mia T for excellent knowledge of household electrical appliances during science lessons.
Y4P – Lauren for the most amazing piece of descriptive writing.
Y3D – Isabella B for gaining massive amounts of confidence since she started and showing she’s not afraid to have a go!
Y3D – Tom L for trying really hard in lessons and demonstrating a positive attitude towards his learning.
Y3K – Cole for a fantastic performance in Friday’s assembly.
Y3K – Jasmine for a fantastic performance in Friday’s assembly.
Y3R – Isla for improved attitude and behaviour in the classroom – she has been a superstar!
Y3R – Ewan for settling down to work more quickly and being an independent learner.

We do encourage the children to bring in any awards or achievements from outside school to share with us in assembly. So if there are any man of the match trophies, swimming/dance/judo certificates or other sporting or musical awards, please feel free to bring them in on a Monday.

Congratulations to class 4Hu who had 99.3% attendance for the week beginning 28th September.

Red, white and blue day
On Friday we will be recognising the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
If there are any grandparents or great-grandparents who would be happy to come in and speak about living through the Second World War please get in touch.
We would also welcome any photos, medals or other items that could be shown to the children.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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