Newsletter week beginning 08/02/16

Newsletter 21
9th February 2016

Dear Parents/Carers,

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

Dates for your diary:
Friday 12th – finish for half term at 3:20pm
Monday 22nd – school reopens at 8:50am
Wednesday 2nd – last swimming session for Year 3
Friday 4th – World Book Day celebrations
Wednesday 9th – swimming starts for Year 5
Friday 18th – Year 4 to visit the Easter story trail at Bramhall Methodist Church*
Friday 18th – Sport Relief Day
Monday 21st – Year 4 trip to Chester
Wednesday 23rd – basketball assembly
Friday 25th – school closed – Good Friday
Monday 28th – school closed – Easter Monday
Tuesday 29th – Parents’ evening 4-6pm
Wednesday 30th – no swimming for Year 5
Thursday 31st – Parents’ evening 4-7pm

School closes for the holidays at 3:20pm on Friday 1st April and reopens on Monday 18th April.

PE kit
Please try to ensure that your child has their PE kit in school with them at all times. At this time of year it is vital that they have sweatshirts, trainers and tracksuit bottoms so that they are able to participate fully when the class is outside. We also suggest that your child brings in a small towel and a plastic bag for wet/muddy clothes. If you are unsure as to what day your child does PE please contact their class teacher.

Building work over the entrance
Due to the building work over the entrance all access to school for the sports club over half term will be through the entrance at the side of school, as work will have commenced then.

World Book Day
We will be celebrating World Book day on Friday 4th March, rather than Thursday 3rd. We would be delighted if the children come dressed as a book character. Further information will follow nearer the time.

Sportshall Athletics final
On Tuesday 2nd February a group of Year 5 and 6 children took part in the final of the Sportshall Athletics competition, working as a team in track and field events. There were 12 schools from across Stockport who qualified and our team finished 5th. Well done to all those who took part. They all received certificates in assembly yesterday:
AJ, Katie, Olivia B’y, Erin D, Bryony, Lucy G, Toby G, Scarlett, Ella H, Ben K, Nick, Jack L, Anthony, Joe S, Charlie S, Louie S, Sinem, Jamilla, Sofia P

In addition Louie earned a “Spirit of the Games” award for Passion.

The following children received certificates in assembly yesterday:

Y6E – Amy M for showing more independence in maths and working hard to learn from her mistakes.
Y6E – Johnny for drawing a fantastic design for his DT project and creating a brilliant Viking inspired toy.
Y6S – Robert for a fantastic performance as the scarecrow in the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Y6S – Bryony for completing homework in detail and putting in extra effort.
Y6W – Finley for his hard work and determination to learn his lines for the play.
Y6W – Thomas G for his excellent contributions in class all week and his continued efforts to improve the presentation of his work.
Y5C – James R for being such a reliable class monitor.
Y5C – Jade for great enthusiasm during rugby sessions.
Y5EP – Lucy for excellent problem solving in maths and rising to the challenge.
Y5EP – Millie for persevering in maths and making good progress.
Y5L – Harry K for great work in English, using very imaginative ideas and descriptions.
Y5L – Kenya for working hard in English and really focussing on editing and improving her writing.
Y4Ha – Kaiden for producing an inspiring narrative piece of writing.
Y4Ha – Joshua McI for making Miss Harris a very proud teacher by producing a fantastic narrative piece of writing.
Y4Hu – Rebecca for her enthusiasm in topic lessons on natural disasters. She has completed her own research and reading at home, bringing in lots of interesting facts and discussion points.
Y4Hu – James P for being an effective team member when researching and presenting volcanoes.
Y4P – Charlie A for being a great friend to others and adapting a mature attitude during break and lunchtime.
Y4P – Mia T for producing fantastic work in maths whilst learning about equivalent fractions.
Y3D – James for his excellent work in maths, telling the time and helping explain to others when they were finding it tricky.
Y3D – Libby for working really hard in all lessons, continually challenging herself and being a polite, friendly member of the class.
Y3K – Nathan for a wonderful detailed poster explaining the meaning of our code of conduct.
Y3K – Sebastien for being a super text detective when investigating an advert.
Y3R – Marissa for her hardworking attitude in all lessons.
Y3R – Ben L for always being super helpful.

Congratulations to class Y6W who 98.5% 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.

Friends of Nevill Road – dates of events
w/b 22nd Feb – Mothers’ Day gift activity in school.
Thursday 3rd March – meeting at the Ladybrook Hotel 8pm.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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