Newsletter week beginning 12/01/15

Dear Parents/Carers,

I am delighted that so many children are taking up a musical instrument; now we would love to see more of them at the band rehearsals on a Friday lunchtime! The band meets weekly for 25 minutes during lunchtime and provides the chance for children to gain experience of playing with others in a larger group.
Please encourage your children to come along and get involved. See Miss Wilson or Mrs Humphreys for details.

At the end of this academic year we will be offering our current Year 3s the opportunity to take up learning an instrument and we will arrange some taster sessions in the summer term. Due to the majority of our current brass players being in Year 6 there will be plenty of vacancies for learning a brass instrument next year.

Congratulations to our wind players who have received the following certificates from Stockport Music Service:
• Foundation Level 1 – Daniel B (Y6); Sophia S, Sophie L and Sully A (all Y5); Isobel W, Sofia P, Tilly P, and
Phoebe B (all Y4)
• Foundation Level 2 – Amelia C (Y5)
• Copper – Ruby P (Y6); Claudia R and Abaigeal B (both Y5)
• Bronze – Amy B and Erin G (both Y5)
• Gold – Asa B (Y6)
• Platinum – Lauren A and Kathryn F (both Y6)

The Choir meets every Monday lunchtime and will be learning songs to sing at the annual Stockport Schools’ Easter concert in April. They will be singing 3 or 4 songs as a school choir before joining with the other schools for the finale of one massed choir. Again we always welcome new members so please encourage any children who enjoy singing to come along. Contact Mrs Humphreys or Mrs Middleton for details.

DVDS of the Christmas concerts and plays
It is not too late to order a copy of the Year 3 concert, Y4 play or combined music concert from the last week of term. Order forms are available at the school office and DVDs cost £3 each.

National Obesity Awareness Week
This week is National Obesity Awareness Week and we will be highlighting the importance of following a healthy lifestyle. I will be sending home a survey this week to gather your views on various areas related to this, including school dinners, the tuck shop, PE in school and the provision of additional clubs aimed at keeping healthy. Please take the time to complete it and return to school as we do value your thoughts and ideas, and we are always looking for ways to improve school.

January: Monday 12th – National Obesity Awareness Week – focus on Healthy Living.
Wednesday 14th – Friends’ meeting at 8pm at The Kings Hall in Cheadle Hulme.
Monday 26th – Friends’ meeting at 3:30pm in the Junior school
(repeat of meeting 14/01/15)
February:Tuesday 10th – Safer Internet Day – “Let’s create a better Internet together”
Friday 13th – close for half term at 3:20pm
Monday 23rd – reopen after half term at 8:50am
March: Tuesday 31st – parents’ evening 4-6pm
April: Wednesday 1st – parents’ evening 4-7pm
Thursday 2nd – close for Easter at 3:20pm

The following children were awarded certificates in assembly today:

Y6R – Ella for always being polite and helpful; she always makes a point of saying “Good Morning” and “Goodbye” at the start and end of the school day.
Y6R – Lauren for producing many pieces of outstanding work across the curriculum.
Y6S – Daniel W for working hard and enjoying learning about Level 6 Reading.
Y6S – Ethan for making an excellent improvement with his writing.
Y6W – Melody for continuously sharing her scientific knowledge and passion with others and thinking carefully about how the heart works.
Y6W – Daniel B for his hard work and determination in English creating a variety of exciting sentences.
Y5C – Katie for some great research during the “Space” topic.
Y5C – Claudia for a fantastic front cover for her “Space” topic book.
Y5L – Jake H for amazing improvement in writing and trying very hard with his spellings.
Y5L – Sophia S for trying really hard to improve her handwriting and commenting and acting on feed forward marking comments.
Y5P – James for starting 2015 with a great motivation to learn and get involved in class discussions.
Y5P – Sophie L for trying her best in Maths to order and compare negative numbers and explain her answers.
Y4H – Harrison for fantastic contribution in guided reading.
Y4H – Kian for trying really hard with joining his handwriting.
Y4K – Saba for her excellent contributions to English lessons last week.
Y4K – Adam P for excellent effort and enthusiastic contributions to Science and IT lessons.
Y4S – Connor B for producing a lovely fact sheet all about Haiti.
Y4S – Elle for trying so hard in Maths and being more confident during lessons.
Y3L – Renée for her super attitude to Maths, grasping difficult concepts such as adding and subtracting decimals.
Y3L – Harvey for increasing fluency and accuracy in his 9x tables.
Y3LW – Mia E for her super work in English; it is always lovely to read.
Y3LW – Ahmed for his excellent recall of all his multiplication facts.
Y3M – Nazgol for making a great start to a new class, in a new school, in a different country!
Y3M – Grace McC for listening carefully, following instructions and producing beautiful art work.

Congratulations to class Y6R who had the highest attendance last week with 100%.
Please remember to inform the school office if your child is absent for any reason. The staff are there from 8:30am until 4pm, with the answerphone being switched on at all other times.

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:
Y4S: Isobel W, Amelia N, Alissa and Makinde
Y6R: Ella and Lily
Y6S: Dominic

School office hours
Please note that staff work in the school office from 8:30am until 4pm (Monday-Thursday) or 3:30pm (Friday). The answer machine is on during the times that the office is unmanned as teachers are busy preparing in their classrooms before school, and marking work or in staff meetings after school. Please leave a message and we will get back to you.

Lost and Found
A child’s buggy was found on North Park Road on Wednesday 7th January after morning drop off. If it belongs to you please contact the school office.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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