Newsletter week beginning 16/03/15

Dear Parents/Carers,

There can only be one place to start this week and that is with last Friday’s efforts for Red Nose Day!!!
Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored the children to dance, sold items after school or donated having watched the staff video of Uptown Funk. We are all delighted to have made it on to national TV!!!!

The atmosphere in school on Friday was fantastic. I would like to personally and publicly thank Mrs Dale for coming up with the video idea, Mrs Sheldrake for choreographing the routine and all the staff who gave enormous amounts of time and energy to come up with the final product. However, we wouldn’t have got anywhere without the work of our parents, Mr Jacob and Mr Armstrong, in recording and putting together the whole video. So a huge thanks to them too.

At present I do not have a final figure for you but this morning the amount raised via our just giving page was £1385. The Friends of Nevill Road raised £270.86 from their coffee morning, cake sale and sweepstake with a further £72.50 being raised from cake sales after school on the junior playground.
In addition we banked £197 on Friday morning and have so far collected £1212.31 in cash. We will make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Stepping Hill Intensive Care from the cash donations.
Once I have a final amount I will let you know. Many thanks to everyone for this amazing effort 

Year 3 Residential
Thank you to everyone who has paid their deposits for the Year 3 trip. We will be letting the centre know our final numbers this week so that we can make arrangements for groups and rooms. The Year 3 staff will be in touch with details before the end of term. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Year 5 play
The Year 5 staff will hold their play performances on Wednesday 25th March at 2:15pm and 7pm.
Due to the growing numbers in school we will now have to put a restriction on numbers for performances in the hall (Health & Safety and Fire regulations), therefore children will be limited to 2 tickets for each performance. These will not cost anything but we would ask that you return any tickets to school that you do not wish to use. These will then be available on a first come first served basis.

Year 6 Trip to the Air Raid Shelters
Year 6 are visiting the Air Raid Shelters in Stockport on Monday 23rd March. You should have received details from the class teachers so please direct any enquiries to them.

Missing Scooter
A black and red scooter has gone missing from the bike racks in the last couple of weeks. If anyone finds a scooter, please let either Infants or Junior Reception know.

Year 6 Residential
As a reminder, final payment for Glaramara is due on Friday, 22nd May 2015.

Monday 23rd – Year 6 visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Wednesday 25th – Year 5 play at 2:15pm and 7pm
Tuesday 31st – parents’ evening 4-6pm

Wednesday 1st – parents’ evening 4-7pm
Thursday 2nd – close for Easter at 3:20pm
Monday 20th – reopen for the Summer term at 8:50am

The following children were awarded certificates in assembly today:

Y6R – Sophie for creating an accurate design for a piece of WWII appliqué.
Y6R – Luke for his improved attitude to school work and being a delight to teach.
Y6S – Oliwia for scoring full marks on her SATs practise spelling test.
Y6S – Anezka for making an excellent start on her sewing and doing it all independently.
Y6W – Kathryn for her continued hard work across all subjects and for always setting a good example to others.
Y6W – Matthew for using his concentration and determination to create his design and template for his appliqué.
Y5C – Joseph for making excellent progress in maths.
Y5C – Finley for making a great effort to finish his work on time, especially in English.
Y5L – Ella H for showing great skills whilst playing rugby.
Y5L – Tom Q for amazing improvement in rugby skills.
Y5P – Amy M for working well with others, in pairs and in groups, and showing what she has learnt.
Y5P – Nat for giving his all during guided reading and sharing some interesting answers with the class.
Y4H – Connor S for some fantastic persuasive writing.
Y4H – Cece for a great piece of persuasive writing.
Y4K – Harris for an excellent piece of persuasive writing based on the topic “Year 4 should be able to choose their own bedtime”.
Y4K – Emily for using fantastic openers and clear paragraphs in her persuasive writing.
Y4S – Makinde for having an enthusiastic attitude to his learning and being a pleasure to teach.
Y4S – Eddie for sharing his super knowledge during our habitat science topic.
Y3L – Millie for her enthusiasm towards learning and always trying her best in everything she does.
Y3L – Ellie for producing an excellent piece of writing which included accurate direct speech.
Y3LW – Emily for her hard work and enthusiasm in lessons and for her helpfulness with the class.
Y3LW – Charlie A for his excellent use of direct speech when explaining why the rainforest animals are frightened of the lonely jaguar.
Y3M – Ryan for showing great enthusiasm and full participation in singing and dancing on Red Nose Day.
Y3M – Nazgol for making good progress with reading and trying hard to work more independently.

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:
Y4H: Fin, Sienna L, Harrison, Connor S, Ben and Amie
Y6S: Charlie, Connor and Beth

Class attendance
Well done to Mr Cardwell’s class, Y5C, for having the best attendance last week with 99.5%.
Attendance still seems to be down at present. Please remember to contact the school office if your child will not be in school. Staff work there from 8:30am until 4pm (Monday-Thursday) or 3:30pm (Friday). There is an answerphone for when the staff are not there and if you leave a message we will get back to you.

Best wishes,
Miss Sheila Harrison


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