Newsletter Week Beginning 09/11/15


Newsletter 10
10th November 2015

Dear Parents/Carers,

Thursday 12th “Mad Science” assembly 9am – a club will be starting up soon
Friday 13th Children in Need day – the theme is “Superheroes or childhood heroes”
Monday 16th Anti-bullying week begins – “Make a noise about bullying”
Individual photographs
Tuesday 17th Family photographs
Wednesday 18th Last swimming session for Y4
Meeting re Year 6 trip at 6pm in the school hall
Tuesday 24th Year 6 trip to Liverpool – Beatles museum linked to 1960s topic
Wednesday 25th Swimming starts for Y3
Friday 27th Non-uniform – donations for the chocolate stall at the Christmas Fair

Friday 4th Non-uniform – donations of bottles and cakes for the Christmas Fair
Friday 4th Christmas Fair 5pm-7pm
Tuesday 8th Choir singing at St George’s church in the Stockport Schools’ Carol Concert
Tuesday 15th Y3 recorder and carol performance to parents – 2:30pm (time to be confirmed)
Wednesday 16th Y4 Christmas play to parents – 2pm and 6:30pm (times to be confirmed)
Thursday 17th School Christmas dinner and Christmas hat day
Friday 18th National Christmas Jumper day; Talent show; Christmas parties;
Close for Christmas holidays 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.

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.

Sport in school
Mrs Sheldrake and the Young Ambassadors will be organising a range of competitions in the lead up to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games which will be held in Rio. The first one was announced in assembly last week. These competitions will cover all subjects so there should be something for everyone.
The first competition is to create a poster promoting the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games. The poster can be created using any materials and can be no bigger than A3 in size. All entries must be submitted by Monday 16th November 2015. Our Young Ambassadors for School Sport will be judging the entries and there will be a winner per class, who will receive a certificate. 3 overall winners will also be chosen and these will each receive a prize. These entries will also be passed on to the Town Hall where they will be entered into a further competition.
Any questions please see Mrs Sheldrake.

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

Y6E – Aneesh for settling in very well into his new class and representing his new school excellently on the hockey development trip.
Y6E – Evie for writing some fantastic book reviews and showing more maturity in class.
Y6S – Jack for making excellent contributions to class discussions about a Macbeth monologue.
Y6S – Erin D for working hard to improve spellings.
Y6W – Amy B for her relentless attitude towards her learning, always striving for the best and putting in 100% effort.
Y6W – Will for his fantastic effort in English to improve the quantity of writing whilst still maintaining the quality.
Y5C – Jamilla for excellent homework about the 1979s.
Y5C – Ryan for settling down more quickly at the start of lessons.
Y5EP – Harrison for his hard work during English lessons.
Y5EP – Maizee for great note making skills in English.
Y5L – Izzy C for always giving her best and for great work in English.
Y5L – Thomas for wonderful written work.
Y4Ha – Grace L for settling in really well into her new class.
Y4Ha – William for challenging himself in his maths sessions.
Y4Hu – Erin for excellent research homework on the 1980s and enthusiastic contributions to discussions.
Y4Hu – Madison for her positive attitude, impeccable behaviour and continuous hard work.
Y4P – Paige for thoughtful and creative ideas when learning about the inventions from the 1980s.
Y4P – Dillan for persevering with his 6 times tables and making good progress with his multiplication skills.
Y3D – Libby for working incredibly hard in every lesson and always checking and improving her writing.
Y3D – Harvey for his determination in maths which helped him to progress with measuring lengths.
Y3K – Nathan for fantastic instructions explaining how to catch a troll.
Y3K – Sophia for fantastic instructions explaining how to catch a troll.
Y3R – Ben L for settling into his new class quickly and being helpful.
Y3R – Joseph for always making the right choices and working hard.

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.

On Wednesday 21st October pupils from Years 5 & 6 went to Hazel Grove High School to compete in a Sportshall Athletics Competition in a range of indoor track and field events. Working well as a team the children finished second, qualifying for the finals in February 2016. Each child who participated received a certificate today, with Robert also gaining a special award for his “Teamwork” due to showing respect for others and being encouraging and supportive.
Many thanks to Mrs Sheldrake and Mrs Keeling who accompanied the children and well done to all the children who represented the school so positively.
Y6: Ben K, Lucy G, Anthony P, Amy B, Levi B, Ella H, Yasmin B-F, Bryony F, Nicholas K, Joe S, Louie S,
Charlie S, James D, Toby G, Robert G, Erin D and Abaigeal B
Y5: Jessica W, Jamilla E and Sofia P

On Friday 6th November children from Year 6 took part in a hockey development day. All the children learned a lot and had fun taking part, representing the school well and showing lots of potential.
Three children received “Spirit of the Games” awards:
Aneesh for self-belief; Nathan for determination; and Levi for showing passion.
Well done to everyone who took part.

Congratulations to class 6W who had 100% attendance for the week beginning 2nd November.

Volunteers in school
We are always grateful of any volunteers who wish to help out in school. If you could give an hour or two to listen to readers or run lunchtime activities please get in touch. Thank you.

Best wishes,
Miss Sheila Harrison


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