Newsletter week beginning 09/12/13

Dear Parents/Carers,

The following children received certificates in assembly today:

Y6H – Aidan for being a consistent and caring friend to those around him.
Y6H – Oliver Rn for excellent focus when working in groups in Literacy.
Y6R – Emma for her improved work in literacy and getting involved in the lessons.
Y6R – David for always considering other children and being a good friend.
Y5C – Ethan for showing concern when his friend fell over in the playground.
Y5C – Evie for excellent effort in basketball sessions.
Y5K – Kathryn for a fantastic Ancient Greek myth.
Y5K – All of class Y5K for their hard work and sensible behaviour during Mr Kinnear’s paternity leave and for making him feel so welcome on his return.
Y5W – Eleanor for being sensible, caring and mature at all times and thinking carefully about how she can be an independent learner.
Y5W – Millie for writing a fantastic myth, working independently and following the success criteria.
Y4J – Thomas for a huge improvement in his attitude towards his work and for writing a fantastic diary entry.
Y4J – James for applying himself at all times and trying really hard to improve his writing.
Y4P – Joel for a fantastic effort in his role for the Christmas production
Y4P – Sophia for considering the feelings of others and being a great friend.
Y4W – Christopher for including a variety of punctuation in his writing.
Y4W – Lucy for consistently considering the feelings of others and setting a wonderful example to the class.
Y3LW – Jade for always setting a good example.
Y3LW – Callum for some great ideas whilst planning a myth.
Y3M – Alissa for doing beautiful artwork as part of our topic work on the Greeks.
Y3M – Isabelle D for considering the feelings of others and offering to help them.
Y3P – Sienna for always considering the feelings of others.
Y3P – Faye for trying hard to improve her beast description in English.

Congratulations to the following children who have already earned house points this term:
Y3P: 100 points – Maizee, Sophia, Caity, Lewis, Emma, Emily and Milky.
Y4W: 100 points – Harry, Toby, Charlie, Jasmine, Yasmin, Robert and Thomas G
Y5W: 100 points – Millie, Jessica, Georgia, JJ, Anezka, Ben and Alex
Y6R: 100 points – Matin, Reece, Megan and Lucas
Y6H: 100 points – Niamh D and Esme; 200 points – Toro; 300 points – William

Well done to class Y4W who had 100% attendance last week.
If your child is not in school for any reason, please phone the school office to let us know. The answer machine is on from 4:00pm until 8:30am so it is always possible to leave a message.

Christmas Dinner
Reminder that the deadline for ordering Christmas Dinner is Thursday, 12th December. Those children who usually have school dinners, including frees will also need to order a Christmas Dinner. Any orders received after this date will be returned and a packed lunch will have to be brought in on the day. Slips are available from the School Office.

Poppy Appeal
Thank you to everyone who bought poppies this term – you helped to raise a total of £69.22.

Key 103 Mission Christmas Cash for Kids Appeal
Thank you to everyone who has already donated a gift for this worthy cause. We have quite a collection of toys and games to pass on to children who are not as fortunate as us. The presents will be collected this Friday, 13th December.

School Dinners – New System
A note was sent home with all the children last Friday regarding a price increase and a new dinner system which will come into effect on Monday, 6th January 2014. If you have not received a copy, please pick one up from the School Office. Please could anyone who is owing for school dinners, clear all arrears by Thursday, 19th December and please pay next week’s dinners in advance on the Monday morning. Thank you. Anyone wishing to pay for next half terms dinners in advance, the cost will be £70.00.

Dates for the rest of term
Monday 9th – the choir will be singing some carols at Hazel Grove swimming pool between 4pm and 5pm.
Friday 13th – Year 3 Greek Day – parents are welcome to drop in at any time throughout the day.

Monday 16th – Year 4 play to parents/carers at 2:15pm and 7pm.
Tuesday 17th – Year 6 trip to Stockport Air-raid Shelters.
Tuesday 17th – Year 3 concert to parents/carers – recorders and songs – at 9:30am and 2:30pm.
Wednesday 18th – short music concert to the school at 2:30pm – recorders, choir, band and musical groups.
Parents of children in the band or those who play in any of the musical groups are welcome to attend.
Please let the office know how many people are attending – no more than 2 people per family please as we are restricted on space and numbers.
Thursday 19th – School Talent Show followed by Christmas Lunch.
Friday 20th – party day!! Children may attend school in their own clothes and may bring a toy with them.
Parties will be in the afternoon – half the time in the classroom and the other half having a disco in the hall.
Friday 20th – school closes for Christmas. We reopen on Monday 6th January 2014.

Christmas Card posting box
The post-boxes will be out until the last day of term, Friday 20th December. If you wish to send cards to other children in school, please make sure that their first name and last name/initials are on the front of the envelope plus the class that they are in e.g. Jane Smith Y4X or Peter B Y6Z. The Year 6 children will empty the post-boxes at lunch time and deliver the cards to the classrooms.

Thought for the Week
I can be polite and helpful at all times.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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