Newsletter week beginning 07/09/2015

Newsletter 2
8th September 2015
Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope that your children enjoyed the first 3 days of term last week. There was a lovely atmosphere around school and the children seemed happy and engaged.

Year 3 playground
We would be grateful if parents could please try to stand back from the mobile classrooms on the Year 3 playground. This area can become very busy at the start and end of day, and many people are trying to get through to/from the Infant school as well. Teachers will come out and collect children from in front of the mobiles in the morning; they will then bring the classes to the same place at the end of the day. By standing further back it will enable the children to be able to see whoever is collecting them more easily and allow them to come out safely with their teachers. Thank you.

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

Friday 11th termly letters to go home
Wednesday 16th Y5 & Y6 visits to Bramhall High School
Thursday 17th Y5 & Y6 visits to Bramhall High School
6:30pm presentation to parents of Y5 & Y6 children at Bramhall High School
Tuesday 29th Y6 height and weight screening

Friday 9th 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – wear red, white and blue to school
Wednesday 14th Childline workshops for Y5
Tuesday 20th Parents’ evening 4-6pm
Wednesday 21st Childline workshops for Y6
Thursday 22nd Parents’ evening 4-7pm
Friday 23rd Finish for half term at 3:20pm

Term dates for 2015-2016
Term dates for this academic year have been sent out and are on the school website.
Please note that Easter falls within the Spring term – we are in for 4 days after Easter Monday before breaking up for the holidays, so please be careful if booking a holiday for that time.

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.

Healthy eating
We are trying to promote a culture of healthy eating and would ask that parents encourage their children to bring in healthy snacks to school. In addition we would request that sweets are not sent in for birthdays.

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

Y6E – Josh R for making a mature start to Year 6 and completing some fantastic work during topic lessons.
Y6E – Harleigh for making a great start in year 6 and writing a fantastic story with vivid descriptions.
Y6S – AJ for working hard and enthusiastically during English and topic lessons.
Y6S – Sinem for being respectful, polite and helpful at all times.
Y6W – Sophia for her continued happy attitude to her learning and always giving every task her best effort.
Y6W – Charlie for always being ready to work, keeping focussed and trying his best.
Y5C – Jade for being so helpful around the classroom during the first few days of term.
Y5C – Jake for superb knowledge about materials in science.
Y5EP – Bella for great paired work in science with Lewis.
Y5EP – Lewis for great paired work in science with Bella.
Y5L – Alissa for showing kindness and consideration towards others and being very helpful.
Y5L – Kyle for working so hard and showing maturity in all his actions.
Y4Ha- Noah for making a great start to the new school year and being a great role model to others.
Y4Ha – Lexie for producing a fantastic written piece of work which showed great improvement form the original.
Y4Hu – Anya for considering other people’s feelings during drama in PSHE.
Y4Hu – Jacob for an excellent and mature start to Year 4.
Y4P – Adam for making a really positive start to Year 4, always ready to listen and try his hardest.
Y4P – Grace for being a delight in the classroom. Grace is always smiling and happy to be in school and has made a great start to Year 4.
Y3D – Diane for being focussed and ready to learn in lessons and producing a detailed character profile for her superhero.
Y3D – Charlie for a fantastic start to Year 3, being focussed and ready to learn in all lessons.
Y3K – Raahil for being exceptionally polite and hardworking during his first week in the Juniors.
Y3K – Annabelle for making a really positive start to her time in the Juniors.
Y3R – Sienna for being a helpful member of the class and helping Miss Roberts to keep organised!
Y3R – Morgan for creating interesting ways to travel during our gym lesson.

Weekly class attendance awards will begin next week.

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.

Reading records and homework diaries
We would be grateful if parents could sign these so that teachers know that children have been heard read and that parents are aware of the homework that has been set. These books can be a useful means of communication when it is sometimes difficult for parents to get into school. Teachers will check these on a regular basis. Thank you.

Best wishes,
Miss Sheila Harrison


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