Newsletter week beginning 11/07/16

Newsletter 36

12th July 2016
Dear Parents/Carers,

Dates for your diary:
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

Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th – Year 6 Residential to Glaramara

Monday 18th – Music Concert 6:30pm – separate information about tickets will come out this week.
– End of year reports to go home to parents
Wednesday 20th – Year 6 play to parents 1:45pm and 7pm – separate information about tickets to follow.
Friday, 22nd – Sports Day 9.30 am

Wednesday 27th – Leavers’ assembly 2:30pm; school closes for the summer holidays at 3:20pm.
School reopens on Monday 5th September.

Lost Property
The Lost Property box is overflowing – again! Much of the contents are unnamed. Please could you try to ensure that all clothes have your child’s name in. There are several quite new coats in there as well as lots of jumpers and shoes. Any items that are unclaimed at the end of term will be disposed of.

Summer Fair
Thanks you to all those who organised and attended the summer fair. It was lovely to see so many people.
We really value the monies raised for us by the Friends’ through events like this.

It has been lovely to see the children enjoying being in their classes for next year. We are always looking for ways to improve our transition process so any feedback would be welcome.

Results and reports
End of year reports will go out on Monday 18th July. These will contain the teacher assessed end of year levels. This year the Year 6 children were the first group to take the new national SATs tests which were overhauled by the government to match the newly updated national curriculum. The expectations of pupils to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding have been significantly raised through the objectives in this new curriculum. This means that many pupils will be working on the previous year’s skills alongside a new and more challenging curriculum and could mean that they seem to have fallen back. However this is merely a consequence of a demanding curriculum. The Education secretary recently made a statement about this year’s results:

“It wouldn’t mean children have performed any worse this year; simply that we have raised the bar on what counts as good enough…Neither schools nor parents should try to compare this year’s results with previous years. The tests are new and are based on a new, more rigorous national curriculum.”
Nicky Morgan, July 4th 2016

Please bear this in mind when you are reading your child’s report and contact the class teacher if you have any queries or concerns.

The following children received certificates in assembly yesterday:

Y6E – Erin for going the extra mile with the summer fair, coming up with some great ideas and making a great banner.
Y6E – Ben for coming up with some excellent ideas for the summer fair and working hard to raise money.
Y6S – Erin for taking pride in her work.
Y6S – Louis for being very helpful and taking pride in keeping the classroom tidy.
Y6W – Charlie for always having a smile on his face and helping out whenever he can.
Y6W – Hannah for her constant enthusiasm when practicing for the ply.
Y5C – Kian for enthusiasm and effort in every lesson.
Y5C – Sophia for being a friendly, helpful member of the class who always works hard.
Y5EP – Lucy for her brilliant work in drama, English and German on the ACE day at Bramhall High School.
Y5EP – Louis for fantastic enthusiasm and work on the ACE day at Bramhall High School.
Y4Ha – Linus for creating a very interesting creature in group work using scientific knowledge.
Y4Ha – Grace for being very reflective and thoughtful when creating her new class charter.
Y4Hu – Lily for her great explanations in science.
Y4Hu – Eve for her constant positive attitude, hard work and perseverance to produce her best.
Y4P – Kian for showing a mature attitude in all lessons and always being ready to learn.
Y4P – Abigail for fantastic involvement in the environmental science morning at Moss Hey.
Y3D – Katy for her excellent fact page on different types of skeletons.
Y3D – Charlie for wonderful teamwork and showing great sportsmanship in PE.
Y3K – all of the class for showing such maturity during transition week.
Y3K – Charlie for his super knowledge about skeletons during science.
Y3R – Morgan for his hard working attitude in all lessons.
Y3R – Charlie for being a team player and concentrating during PE lessons.

Congratulations to class Y4Ha who had 98.9% 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.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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