Newsletter week beginning 19/05/14

Dear Parents/Carers,

The following children were awarded certificates in assembly this morning:

Y6H – The whole class for all the hard work they have done leading up to, and during, SATs.
Y6R – The whole class for working extremely hard up to SATs and during SATs week.
Y5C – Cody for producing more quality writing in Literacy.
Y5C – Joel for excellent knowledge of the life of Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut.
Y5K – Beth for showing great determination to achieve her goals in Maths and English.
Y5K – James G for an exciting and vivid diary entry from the point of view of Neil Armstrong.
Y5W – Daniel for making excellent progress in his writing by working really hard to use his targets for improvement.
Y5W – Jessica for always having a sensible attitude and making good choices in all situations.
Y4J – James for writing a fantastic diary entry which included lots of ambitious words and phrases.
Y4J – Nathan for generating some fantastic words and phrases for his persuasive advert.
Y4L – Scarlett for fantastic emotional writing about being a Roman soldier.
Y4L – Alex for amazing progress in reading and for remembering to bring his reading book into school every day.
Y4N – Amy B for always being kind and polite to others and never failing to make others smile.
Y4N – Adam for using some amazing vocabulary in his writing.
Y3LW – Freddie for his excellent writing in English.
Y3LW – Scott for his excellent writing in English.
Y3M – Ellie for reading carefully and answering questions about her reading very thoroughly.
Y3M – Ryan for making great progress with his times tables.
Y3P – Eamon for trying hard in Literacy to include his targets.
Y3P – Luke H for always trying his best and showing an excellent attitude to learning.

The following children received certificates for house points:
Y3P: Luke H, Caitlin, Jade, Matilda and Ethan (300); Lucy, Keanna, Ben and Luke McC (400).
Y4J: Nathan, Amy M, James and Freya (100); Finley and Erin G (200).
Y4L: Robert, Olivia B’k, Alex and Amelie (200).
Y5W: Shana and Ben H (200); Alex (300); Summer and Eva (500).
Y6H: Oscar (400).

Well done to class Y6H who 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.

School Dinners
Please note that dinners will increase to £2.05 (£10.25 per week) when we return from the half term on Monday, 9th June 2014.

Morning Registration – Late Arrival into School
School opens at 8.50 am and registration closes at 9 am. If your child arrives into school late they MUST report to the School Office to be signed in by the Office Staff.

Big Bike Race
We have entered the school in the virtual “Pole2Pole Big Bike Race” which runs until 26th May.
Every bike or scooter that comes to school earns virtual kilometres which all add up to our journey from pole to pole. The winning school will receive a Dr Bike session and a selection of bike related goodies.
More information can be found at

Class Photos – deadline for orders is Wednesday, 21st May. Any received after this date
will be returned for you to post direct.
Year 5 Bikeability Level 2 Training – there are still a number of Consent Forms which have not
been returned. Please note that if we do not have a signed Consent Form by
Wednesday, 21st May, your child will not be able to take part.
Thursday 22nd May – school is closed as we are used as a Polling Station.
Year 6 Residential to Glaramara – final payments to be made by Friday, 23rd May.
Monday 9th June – school reopens at 8:50am.

We are currently finalising the diary for the last half term and I will provide key dates on the first day back, as I appreciate that people need advance notice to book time off work to attend events such as Sports Day. These will also be put on the school website.

Anti-bullying and eSafety
As you will know, bullying and eSafety are two issues which we take extremely seriously. Since arriving at Nevill Road I have implemented a number of measures to enable children to feel safe at school. Unfortunately however, there are still instances that we have to deal with.

Attached to this newsletter you will find a letter from a girl in Year 5. She has asked if she could write about bullying from a child’s point of view as she has suffered in the past and feels upset when she sees others who are in that situation. Her parents are happy for her to share her feelings with you and I am incredibly proud that there are children in this school who have this attitude. I hope that you take the time to read this and to share it with your children.

It has also come to my attention that there are children in school who use Instagram and that they are not following advice about privacy settings. If your child does use any social media network or means of messaging it is vital that they have strict privacy settings. If these are not set ANYONE and EVERYONE who uses the applications is able to see pictures that your child has posted and messages that they have sent to their friends. We have run sessions on eSafety both in school and jointly with Bramhall High School as we are so concerned about children putting themselves at risk. I am more than happy to arrange further sessions if the demand is there – please let the office know or contact me. Please talk to your children about the importance of staying safe online and we will continue to reinforce the message in school.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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