Newsletter week beginning 13/07/2015

Dear Parents/Carers,

July: Wednesday 15th – Year 6 residential to the Lake District
– Key Strings visit to school
Wednesday 22nd – Year 3 recorder concert to parents 9am
– Year 6 play to parents 2pm & 7pm
Friday 24th – Leavers’ assembly 2:30pm
– school closes for the summer 3:20pm

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.

Music Concert
Thank you very much to everyone who attended last week’s music concert. It was a fantastic evening with the children playing and singing with such confidence. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Year 6 play
On Wednesday 22nd July the Year 6s will perform their play to parents at 2pm and 7pm. Due to fire restrictions we can initially only offer 2 tickets per family for each performance. A letter will be coming home later in the week with a slip to return for tickets. If there are any spare we will let you know.

Setting from September
Under the new curriculum it is very clear that all children should be meeting the new age related expectations, with there being greater challenge for those children who master these skills quickly.
We have therefore reviewed our setting arrangements and from September all year 3 children will be taught in classes as they are already in the Infant school.
In Years 4, 5 and 6 there will be one maths set for those high flying children that master concepts most quickly, with 2 parallel mixed ability classes for the remaining children. There will be no setting in English.
We hope that this will enable there to be greater cross-curricular opportunities to apply English and maths skills.
Further information will follow in September.

Jacqueline Wilson event
Simply Books have asked us to pass on the following information:
Jacqueline Wilson will be launching her new book “Katy” at Stockport Plaza on Sunday 26th July between 11am and 12pm.
Tickets: Individual Ticket £15 (includes a copy of KATY with a special commemorative stamp); Ticket for Two £20 (admission for 2 & one copy of the book); other Family Ticket options on their website
How To Book: phone 0161 439 1436 or book online at

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

Y6R – James G for having a brilliant attitude throughout the transition week.
Y6R – Becca for working really hard on her project and being an excellent helper.
Y6S – Connor for remaining focussed and hard-working at all times.
Y6S – Alex for working hard to be organised and efficient with the props for the Year 6 play.
Y6W – JJ for a fantastic abstract art design along with superb research of different abstract artists.
Y6W – Jessica for always having a smile on her face.
Y5C – Cholila for drawing an excellent rainforest animal using pastels.
Y5C – Finlay for showing excellent enthusiasm in lacrosse.
Y5L – Amelia for working very hard all week and enjoying being with her new class and teacher.
Y5L – Nick for being kind and helpful to those around him.
Y5P – Jasmine S for being a very thoughtful and kind friend and an excellent role model.
Y5P – Yasmin for being a very thoughtful and kind friend and an excellent role model.
Y4H – Amie for being a caring friend.
Y4H – Lola for a great explanation in English.
Y4K – Sofia for excellent research about famous Italians.
Y4K – Ryan for excellent skills in cricket and making a positive start to Year 5.
Y4S – Amelia for working really hard and writing a good comparison between Italian and English schools.
Y4S – Jade for always being a helpful member of the class and being a good friend.
Y3L – Ethan for not giving up in English.
Y3L – Josh for working really hard during transition week.
Y3LW – Aaliyah for tryng really hard during transition week.
Y3LW – Madison for always being able to listen and show that she is ready to learn.
Y3M – Tom for working really well with a partner in maths during transition.
Y3M – Wade for behaving sensibly and working hard during transition week.

Congratulations to Miss Lannon’s class, Y3L, who had the best attendance last week with 99.7%.

The following children have been awarded certificates for earning another 100 house points:
Y4H: Isabella R and Harrison

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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