Newsletter week beginning 18/01/16

Newsletter 18
19th January 2016

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below advance notice of dates for your diary. These will be added to as the term progresses and you can find details here or on the website at

Dates for your diary:
Wednesday 20th – The Mill Youth Centre assembly
Friday 22nd – Year 3 Stone Age day
Tuesday 2nd – group of children taking part in an athletics competition at Bramhall High 3pm
Tuesday 9th – Safer Internet Day
Friday 12th – finish for half term at 3:20pm
Monday 22nd – school reopens at 8:50am
Wednesday 2nd – last swimming session for Year 3
Wednesday 9th – swimming starts for Year 5
Friday 18th – Year 4 to visit the Easter story trail at Bramhall Methodist Church*
(change of date)
Friday 18th – Sport Relief Day
Monday 21st – Year 4 trip to Chester
Wednesday 23rd – basketball assembly
Friday 25th – school closed – Good Friday
Monday 28th – school closed – Easter Monday
Tuesday 29th – Parents’ evening 4-6pm
Wednesday 30th – no swimming for Year 5
Thursday 31st – Parents’ evening 4-7pm

School closes for the holidays at 3:20pm on Friday 1st April and reopens on Monday 18th April.

Offers of help
I have very kindly received an offer of help for sorting out bits and pieces around school from a parent.
If you feel that you have the odd half hour to spare and would like to be part of the team then please get in touch with Mr Howarth.

“This is an open invitation to Mums, Dads, parents, carers, Grandma’s, Grandad’s, guardians, child-minders or anyone else who is reading this that is handy with a drill, saw, screwdriver, paint brush etc. and would like to help out with a few small DIY type jobs around school. We are looking to get together a list of people who might be available on an ad hoc / occasional basis to do some small jobs around the school. It might be moving display cases, re-hanging pictures or fixtures, putting up signs or anything else the Staff spot that is within our capabilities. It would only be every now and again and could be for half an hour to an hour after school or perhaps on a Saturday morning. You don’t have to commit to come every time and why not dip in and out as time permits? If you could help and have an hour every now and again to spare then please drop an email to
Please let me know if you have any tools you could bring along. Mal”.

Lost property
We have had a major clear out of Lost Property as it was overflowing! Items that were named have been returned to people. Please try to ensure that all items of clothing, both for indoor and outdoor wear, are named. Thank you.

The following children received certificates in assembly yesterday:

Y6E – Abaigeal for showing a great improvement in her writing and always giving 100% in everything she does.
Y6E – Nick for improved effort in writing and reading tasks and setting a good example.
Y6S – Carla for always working hard in maths especially when she finds it challenging.
Y6S – Claudia for producing beautifully presented work at all times.
Y6W – Joe S for his quick thinking and problem solving, applying his own knowledge.
Y6W – George for writing a great “Defenders of Berk” story using fantastic dialogue.
Y5C – James M for drawing a superb symmetrical alien.
Y5C – Ethan for making great progress in maths.
Y5EP – Scott for writing a fantastic character description which included some good sentence openers and vocabulary.
Y5EP – Jade L for writing a fantastic character description which included some good sentence openers and vocabulary.
Y5L – Izzy C for showing exceptional kindness and maturity when caring for other members of the class.
Y5L – Tilly for hard work and good progress in maths.
Y4Ha – Ahmed for a clear, well-structured recount of a story.
Y4Ha – Louie for working well in a team when retelling a story to an audience.
Y4Hu – Matthew for impressing his teacher when explaining when to use a pronoun.
Y4Hu – Kailey for some fantastic work in gymnastics showing good control and body tension.
Y4P – René for being a delight in the classroom – always working hard and smiling.
Y4P – Aayan for perseverance in maths whilst learning about time.
Y3D – Diane for her amazing mental maths. She works incredibly hard practising and beats her high score every week.
Y3D – Adam for his hard work writing Stone Age character descriptions full of exciting vocabulary.
Y3K – Rayyan for working hard, being helpful and making good choices all week.
Y3K – Alfie for excellent effort and a fantastic description of our Stone Age character.
Y3R – Morgan for scoring full marks in his Big Maths test.
Y3R – Emily for always being ready to learn, listening well and being determined to complete challenging activiites.

Congratulations to class Y6S who had 99.2% attendance last week.

Attendance and office times
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.

Leave of Absence
Please remember that any requests for leave of absence should be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the start date. Leave of absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.

Friends of Nevill Road – dates of events
Wednesday 3rd Feb – AGM 7pm at the Junior school.
W/b 22nd Feb – Mothers’ Day gift activity in school.
Thursday 3rd March – meeting at the Ladybrook Hotel 8pm.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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