Newsletter week beginning 15/12/14

Dear Parents/Carers,

Key103 Mission Christmas
Thank you to everyone who has donated to this worthy local charity.

School Christmas Dinner
Thank you for returning forms for Christmas dinner which will be held on Thursday 18th December.
All the food has now been ordered so it will not be possible to opt to have a Christmas dinner on the day.
Children may wear Christmas hats into school that day if they wish to.

Friday 19th
We close for the Christmas holidays at 3:20pm on Friday 19th December. Children may wear their party clothes into school that day. There will be a Talent show in the morning and year group parties in the afternoon. Class teachers will inform the children as to whether they are performing in the show or not.

Christmas Post-box
We have received a few cards without the full details on the front, which has made it hard for our Year 6s who deliver the cards. Please make sure all envelopes have the recipient’s first name and last name and the class that they are in. Thank you.

Friends of Nevill Road Schools
We really value the funds that are raised by the Friends and are delighted to have just received 46 iPads for the children to use! Our IT technician is in the process of setting these up so we are hoping to have them up and running in classrooms from January. Many thanks to everyone who has helped out by organising or attending events.
The next Friends meeting is due to be held on Wednesday 14th January at 8pm at The Kings Hall in Cheadle Hulme. However, we are keen to try and involve more parents and realise that this time is not always suitable. There will therefore be a second meeting at 3.30 pm on Monday, 26th January in the Junior school. We will provide resources to entertain any children so please do come along and get involved.

Parking – poster competition
As part of our focus on highlighting the issues around parking, the children have been designing posters to encourage people to park safely. We will be displaying these around school and hope to turn some of them into posters to go outside.
Thank you to those who continue to think about the safety of others when parking. We are continuing to record any incidents that are reported to us and are aiming to work with the police and councillors in the New Year to further improve the situation.

Events/key dates this term:
Wednesday 17th – 9am Year 3 Christmas concert to parents
Wednesday 17th – Year 4 Christmas play to parents – start times confirmed as 2:15pm and 7pm
Thursday 18th – Christmas Dinner and house reward
Friday 19th – Talent Show; Christmas party day; close for the holidays at 3:20pm

School will reopen on Monday 5th January 2015 at 8:50am.

The following children were awarded certificates in assembly today:

Y6R – Megan for always modelling good behaviour and producing outstanding work in all lessons.
Y6R – Henry for having a great attitude and always being ready to learn.
Y6S – Darragh (6R) for fantastic coordinates work in Maths with Mrs Sheldrake.
Y6S – Dominic for excellent explanations in Science.
Y6W – Salma for her continued hard work and resilience, being a delight to teach and a wonderful addition to the class.
Y6W – Callum for always being a delight to teach, following instructions and listening carefully.
Y5C – Amelia C for always taking care with the presentation of her work.
Y5C – Charlie for always giving 100% effort in maths lessons.
Y5L – Aliyah for always being ready to listen and learn.
Y5L – Isaac for always being ready to listen and learn.
Y5P – Levi for working hard in Literacy to improve his quality of writing and sharing good ideas with the class.
Y5P – Catherine for working very hard to improve her understanding of long multiplication and working on her next steps in learning.
Y4H – Connor S for doing an incredibly efficient job of stage hand & music man for the Y4 play.
Y4H – Drew for doing a fantastic job with the music for the Y4 play.
Y4K – Harry W for a clear explanation of how to vary the pitch of a sound.
Y4K – Amy for an enthusiastic contribution to Science lessons.
Y4S – Isobel W for being a great role model and a fantastic friend.
Y4S – William for working really hard in Maths when dividing with remainders.
Y3L – Millie for her positive attitude towards learning and being extremely enthusiastic.
Y3L – Ethan M for trying really hard with his writing.
Y3LW – Aaliyah for her super report all about Christmas traditions.
Y3LW – Joshua for his super report all about how people celebrate Christmas.
Y3M – Erin for being a kind, helpful and supportive member of the class.
Y3M – Paige for learning her words promptly for Year 3s concert and focussing well during rehearsals.

Congratulations to class Y4S who had the highest attendance last week with 98.2%.
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:
Y3LW: Aayan
Y4H: Beth C, Emma, Isabella R, Shawan and Harry
Y4S: Reece, Annabel and Lucy

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.

Best wishes,
Miss Sheila Harrison


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