Newsletter week beginning 13/01/14

Dear Parents/Carers,

The following children received certificates in assembly today:

Y6H – Katy for excellent research homework which she presented to the class very well.
Y6H – Lydia for greater participation in maths lessons.
Y6R – Adam for his interesting spiky shapes in dance.
Y6R – Poppy for always working hard and setting good examples.
Y5C – Isaac for high quality work in all subjects across the whole week, particularly his work in Literacy.
Y5C – Seny for application to work in all subjects every day, particularly listening skills and organisation.
Y5K – Miliani for a detailed, well-reasoned and very persuasive argument favouring equality between girls and boys.
Y5K – Lewis for a very persuasive argument in favour of banning homework! Mr Kinnear is almost convinced!
Y5W – Asa for having a super attitude towards his learning, working extremely hard and really thinking about how to achieve his targets. A fantastic start to the new year.
Y5W – Daniel for fantastic contribution to the class debate, coming up with convincing arguments and trying to support his own decisions.
Y4J – Sam for being a supportive, patient and caring member of a team.
Y4J – Johnny for demonstrating excellent knowledge and skills in basketball.
Y4P – Joe for showing a real improvement in his attitude towards learning.
Y4P – Lucas for writing a fantastic sentence using a connective of addition with a partner.
Y4W – Amelie for considering the feelings of others by always including them in her games.
Y4W – Toby for a fantastic calligram showing what he has learned about our habitats topic.
Y3LW – Harry for his excellent knowledge of the continents and oceans.
Y3LW – Izzy for always making the right choices and being a pleasure to teach.
Y3M – Connor S for showing kindness to another class member.
Y3M – Olivia W for trying hard in class with her reading.
Y3P – Milky for including all the success criteria when performing a rainforest poem in English.
Y3P – Emma for including all the success criteria when performing a rainforest poem in English.

Well done to classes Y3M, Y3P and Y4P who all 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 Fair
Thank you to everyone who attended. The total amount raised was £3190.96.

Congratulations to the following children who have received House Point certificates:
Y3M: Libby (100), Bella (100), Beth (100), Isabella R (100) and Miles (100)
Y3P: Olivia G (100), Ben (200) and Luke M (200)
Y4P: Sophia (200), Sam (200), Amy (300), Lucas (300) and
Joe (300)
Y6H: Oliver R (100), Holly J (100), Lydia (200), Hugo (200), Oscar (200), Livvy (200),
Corey (200), Sam (200), Holly N (300) and Josh G (400).
Y6R: Joe B (200)

Change of INSET date
The Government has now confirmed that they will be holding both European and Local Council elections on the same date, Thursday 22nd May 2014. As we are still being used as a Polling Station we will be closed on that day, but open on the original published INSET date of May 8th 2014.

Reading Books
As you are aware we have recently added to the books in the library and it would be great to see the children reading as many of these new books as possible. However, there are a number of children who regularly leave their reading book at home. Please could you make an effort to ensure that the children bring their reading books into school every day? The more children read the more vocabulary and styles of writing it gives them to use in their own written work, so it is vital that they are reading on a daily basis.

“The Pied Piper” at Stockport Plaza
A new musical version of The Pied Piper by Anne Dalton (ABD Productions) is to be performed from Wednesday 28th May to Saturday 31st May, with dress rehearsals on the 26th and 27th.
Auditions are being held on Saturday 18th January at 10am at Stockport Plaza for two large teams of musical theatre performers aged between 8 and 15. Those who are successful will be required to pay a one-off show charge of £20 plus a small sub of £1 per rehearsal.
If you wish to attend the auditions please ensure that you are there at 10am prompt, accompanied by an adult, to register. You should wear comfortable clothing, appropriate footwear and bring drinks and a snack.
Following the morning auditions, at 1pm, you will be informed if you are through to the afternoon session.
Please see the website for further information.

Healthy Lifestyles
There has been a lot in the news over the weekend and this morning about the risk of obesity and how there are an increasing number of people, both adults and children, becoming obese. We have a number of after school clubs aimed at keeping children active and would encourage your child to attend. In addition we have various sports coaches who come into school to deliver high quality PE lessons, so it is vital that children have their PE kits in school at all times (see curriculum letters for more details).
At morning break time we provide a range of healthy snacks – apples, pears, grapes, baby tomatoes, sultanas, raisins and breadsticks – costing either 10p or 20p. Again I would encourage you to provide healthy snacks for your child, or buy from the school tuck shop, and try to reduce the amount of crisps and chocolate that is being eaten.

Friends’ of Nevill Road meeting
The first Friends’ meeting of 2014 is this Wednesday, 15th Jan at 8pm in the King’s Hall, Station Road, Cheadle Hulme (Wetherspoons).

Thought of the Week
“It always seems impossible until it is done” – Nelson Mandela

I can attempt something even if I initially think that I can’t do it.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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