Newsletter week beginning 09/03/15

Dear Parents/Carers,

Y3 residential trip
Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s meeting. We did send home all the paperwork to those who were unable to be there; however if it hasn’t quite made it to you please call into the office to collect it!
Deposits of £25 are due by this Friday, 13th March, and further details will be sent out once we have final numbers. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Year 6 Residential
As a reminder, final payment for Glaramara is due on Friday, 22nd May 2015.

World Book Day
Thank you for all the amazing outfits that were evident on Friday when we celebrated World Book Day.
We hope that the children enjoyed the activities and sharing books that they might not have come across before. Each class chose their favourite character outfits and these children have received a book token today.

Comic Relief
Don’t forget that the children can wear funky dance outfits for this Friday’s Comic Relief events! The day will start with an assembly to focus on the reasons behind Comic Relief and will then continue with children dancing throughout the day. All sponsorship money will go towards Comic Relief and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which is another charity that we are sponsoring this term (as we did with Diabetes UK this time last year). We will also make a donation to Stepping Hill Intensive Care Unit, in line with the Infants, in memory of one of our parents who sadly passed away recently.

Investment in school
School is now at a stage where we can begin to make key investments for the future. As you know we have recently been able to purchase iPads due to the support received from the Friends of Nevill Road. The children have started using these and are really enjoying being able to work more independently. In addition we have upgraded other IT equipment so that by the end of this week all children will have access to touchscreens in classes and new visualisers to enable better sharing of work.
Last summer our old mobiles were removed and replaced with four new classrooms which the children really enjoy being in. By the end of this summer we hope to have the old roof replaced and all the corridors decorated. Next summer will see the wiring and lighting being brought up to date so that we can then start a program of redecoration across the rest of school.
The amount of work being completed in the holidays may well impact on the possibility of running holiday clubs but I will keep you fully informed.

Wednesday 11th – Friends’ meeting at the Jolly Sailor, Davenport starting at 8pm
Friday 13th – dress in red/funky dance outfits for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day
– children to complete a sponsored dance to raise money
– proceeds from this will be split between Comic Relief and the
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
– Friends of Nevill Road coffee morning at the Infant School
Tuesday 31st – parents’ evening 4-6pm

Wednesday 1st – parents’ evening 4-7pm
Thursday 2nd – close for Easter at 3:20pm

The following children were awarded certificates in assembly today:

Y6R – Faith for working well during guided reading lessons and developing her answers.
Y6R – Sol for his improved enthusiasm in lessons.
Y6S – Emma for working hard on a poster about the Battle of Britain.
Y6S – Leo for showing excellent teamwork with Connor to produce a Battle of Britain poster.
Y6W – Cody for his hard work and determination especially in maths and English.
Y6W – Melody for her continued fantastic attitude towards her learning and for how well she works with others.
Y5C – Thomas H for showing fantastic knowledge of the theory of evolution!
Y5C – Nathan for showing his knowledge of tricky words to do with fighter planes in WWII, like “glycol” and “R/T”.
Y5L – Sophia S for trying really hard in all her work and showing great enthusiasm for everything.
Y5L – Lucas for working very hard in maths and showing good progress.
Y5P – William for always coming into school with a smile and taking it with him throughout the day.
Y5P – Harry for making fantastic progress with his writing and always wanting to try his best to improve.
Y4H – Harrison for working really hard on his writing about settlement life before the Romans invaded.
Y4H – Michael for demonstrating fantastic skills in basketball lessons with Mr Park.
Y4K – Millie for showing keen interest in how people lived before the Roman invasion.
Y4K – Izzy C for having such a positive and helpful attitude and being a pleasure to teach.
Y4S – James M for a great Roman dance routine during PE.
Y4S – Faye for demonstrating great data handling skills during maths.
Y3L – Amber for always working hard and following instructions.
Y3L – Arran for always setting a good example to others – a great role model to have in Year 3.
Y3LW – Archie for his great attitude towards learning especially in maths – he never gives up and enjoys a challenge.
Y3LW – Eve for her excellent description in English this week using a variety of interesting adjectives, verbs and adverbs.
Y3M – Lily D for always being ready to learn and setting a good example to others.
Y3M – Alexander for doing a piece of WOW writing in the form of a newspaper report.

House Point certificates
This year we will be awarding certificates every time a child receives 100 house points.
This week the following children have received certificates:
Y3LW: Emily, Jack, Tristan, Joshua and Natasha
Y4H: Ethan, Lola, Isabella R, Jake, Shawan, Caity, Keanna, Beth, Freddie and Kian
Y4S: Amelia
Y6R: Faith, Eva, Lily, Ella and Luke

Class attendance
Well done to Mr Elias’ class, Y5P, for having the best attendance last week with 100%.
Attendance still seems to be down at present. Please remember to contact the school office if your child will not be in school. Staff work there from 8:30am until 4pm (Monday-Thursday) or 3:30pm (Friday). There is an answerphone for when the staff are not there and if you leave a message we will get back to you.

Best wishes,
Miss Sheila Harrison


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