Newsletter week beginning 19/10/15

Newsletter 8
20th October 2015

Dear Parents/Carers,

Tuesday 20th Parents’ evening 4-6pm
Wednesday 21st Childline workshops for Y5
Thursday 22nd Parents’ evening 4-7pm
Friday 23rd Finish for half term at 3:20pm

Tuesday 3rd School reopens at 8:50am
Friday 13th Children in Need day – the theme is “Superheroes or childhood heroes”
Monday 16th Anti-bullying week begins – “Make a noise about bullying”
Tuesday 17th Individual photographs
Wednesday 18th Last swimming session for Y4
Wednesday 25th Swimming starts for Y3
Friday 27th Non-uniform – donations for the chocolate stall at the Christmas Fair

Friday 4th Non-uniform – donations of bottles and cakes for the Christmas Fair
Friday 4th Christmas Fair 5pm-7pm
Tuesday 8th Choir singing at St George’s church in the Stockport Schools’ Carol Concert
Tuesday 15th Y3 recorder and carol performance to parents – 2:30pm (time to be confirmed)
Wednesday 16th Y4 Christmas play to parents – 2pm and 6:30pm (times to be confirmed)
Thursday 17th School Christmas dinner and Christmas hat day
Friday 18th National Christmas Jumper day; Talent show; Christmas parties;
Close for Christmas holidays at 3:20pm

Any further dates will be added to the school website and put in the newsletter at the earliest opportunity.

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.

Year 6
Please note that applications for places at secondary school need to be made by 31st October.
These need to be made online at

Staffing update
Unfortunately Mrs Lamb is not yet well enough to return to work and her class will continue to be covered by Mrs Maloney. We will look at sorting out parents’ evenings for those children after half term.
Both Mr Lane and Mrs McConnell will be leaving us for pastures new on Friday and we would like to wish them all the best for the future. Both have put a lot of commitment into their roles and they will be sorely missed.
Mr Elias will take over running the football club on a Tuesday after school.

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

Y6E – Catherine for always contributing well in lessons and showing good progress already in her maths and in her writing.
Y6E – Johnny for showing a great improvement in his writing and usingf this when writing an explanation text.
Y6S – Jasmine B for a fantastic family tree.
Y6S – Katie for always going “above and beyond” in whatever task she is given.
Y6W – Hannah for her consistent hard work and determination to succeed.
Y6W – Finley for his helpful attitude, always willing to lend a hand and for really trying to focus in class.
Y5C – Harris for staying focussed in English and getting involved in class discussions.
Y5C – Cece for being so helpful in the classroom and always being ready to learn.
Y5EP – Harry W for his mystery story opening.
Y5EP – Callum for excellent goalkeeping skills in football.
Y5L – Reece for producing some great work in English, including lots of interesting vocabulary and making his stories exciting to read.
Y5L – Sienna L for great work in maths.
Y4Ha – Tom for planning an interesting alternative newspaper report.
Y4Ha – Holly for showing outstanding behaviour every day – being a superstar and a model student!
Y4Hu – Rebekah for being helpful, smiling and giving her very best.
Y4Hu – Alex for excellent independent topic research.
Y4P – Joshua H for always trying his hardest and being enthusiastic about his learning.
Y4P – Maria for excellent English homework – identifying the 5Ws in a newspaper article and summarising it clearly and concisely.
Y3D – James L for his determination and effort in all lessons.
Y3D – Tyina-Lee for her excellent routine in gymnastics which included interesting travels, jumps and fabulous balances.
Y3K – Leah for super number work in maths and for a brilliant Hungry Caterpillar picture.
Y3K – Alfie for being a whizz at maths and gaining a brilliant result in “Big Maths”.
Y3R – Isla for listening and following instructions well.
Y3R – Dylan for always setting an excellent example of behaviour.

We do encourage the children to bring in any awards or achievements from outside school to share with us in assembly. So if there are any man of the match trophies, swimming/dance/judo certificates or other sporting or musical awards, please feel free to bring them in on a Monday.

Congratulations to class 4P who had 98.7% attendance for the week beginning 12th October.

Main playground before school starts
The children have been reminded that they should not be playing football, or any other games, on the main playground before the school day starts.
There are many parents who have younger children at the Infants or still in buggies, and we need to ensure the safety of all people on our grounds.
We would be grateful if you could reinforce the message at home. Thank you.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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