Newsletter week beginning 20/10/14

Dear Parents/Carers,

School Code of Conduct
I have been delighted with the response of the children to our focus on the school’s Code of Conduct.
Over the last two weeks there have been certificates for showing respect and listening well and I have noticed an improvement in these areas around school.

The third right on our code of conduct is “To be believed”, with the associated responsibility of “To tell the truth”. We really value honesty in school and encourage the children to be honest at all times, as honesty lays the foundation for trust and respect. When issues do arise in school we promote the practice of listening to all sides before forming a response.

URGENT – Year 6 – Application for High School
Thank you to those parents who have made their applications for a school place at High School in September 2015, however as at 16th October there were still 21 applications outstanding.
To apply for a place for your child at secondary school you need to complete an online application by midnight on 31st October 2014. The website address is www.stockport.gov.uk/schooladmissions.
If you are experiencing any difficulties members of the school admissions team will be available to offer support at Stockport Central Library on 28th-31st October from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

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.

Events/key dates this term:
October:
Tuesday 21st – football match v. Moorfield Primary at Nevill Road, straight after school.
Thursday 23rd – individual and family photographs.
Friday 24th – non-uniform day for Halloween; and close for half term at 3:20pm.
November:
Monday 3rd – school reopens
Tuesday 4th – Steve Delaney, author, working with Years 5 and 6 developing writing
Thursday 6th – ‘Crafty Social’ craft fair run by Friends in the Infant Hall. 7.30-9.30 pm
Wednesday 12th – parents’ evening 4-6pm
Wednesday 12th – Friends of Nevill Road meeting 8pm in the Kings Hall, Cheadle Hulme
Thursday 13th – parents’ evening 4-7pm
Friday 14th – non-uniform for Children in Need – wear pyjamas, bring pennies to fill Pudsey and bring any donations of chocolate for the Christmas fair
Monday 17th – Friday 21st – anti-bullying week
Friday 21st – non-uniform – bring an unopened, unwanted, unwrapped gift for the stall at the Christmas fair
Friday 28th – non-uniform – bring donations of bottles for the Christmas fair stall
Friday 28th – Christmas Fair 5pm-7:30pm
December
Monday 1st – choir taking part in the Stockport Schools’ Carol Concert at St George’s church 7:30pm
Friday 5th – Year 4 classes to visit the Christmas Story Trail at Hazel Grove Baptist Church
Wednesday 17th – 9am Year 3 Christmas concert to parents
Wednesday 17th – Year 4 Christmas play to parents – times to be confirmed but likely to be 2pm and 7pm
Friday 19th – Christmas party day; close for the holidays at 3:20pm

The following children were awarded certificates in assembly today:

Y6R – Sol for always being respectful towards other children and members of staff around school and being polite at all times.
Y6R – Ella for always being ready to learn, working hard and helping others.
Y6S – Evie for listening well during the SRE lessons and asking sensible questions.
Y6S – Shana for always listening well and asking good questions.
Y6W – Melody for taking part in every lesson with real enthusiasm, trying her best and having a go at every activity with a smile on her face.
Y6W – Ben G for continually working to the best of his ability in Literacy, trying to use subordinate clauses in his writing and sharing his great ideas.
Y5C – Lucy for her great contribution in a circle time activity on the importance of respect.
Y5C – Sinem for taking so much care with the presentation of her work.
Y5L – Johnny for fantastic homework on rich and poor Tudors.
Y5L – Olivia B’k for always being ready to listen and making great progress in all areas.
Y5P – Will for excellent work in Science about the Water Cycle.
Y5P – Freya for always trying her best and setting a great example for the class.
Y4H – Beth for fantastic explanation of conductors and insulators in Science.
Y4H – Keanna for working really hard in Maths, having a great attitude towards her learning and making good progress.
Y4K – Harry W for his excellent contributions to Science and PE lessons.
Y4K – Natalie for her polite and helpful nature and her positive attitude towards learning.
Y4S – Maizee for reading her book fluently – it was a delight to hear 
Y4S – James M for showing more independence in his writing through imaginative thinking.
Y3L – Lily for working really hard in maths and embracing the new challenges.
Y3L – Holly R for being polite and helpful in everything she does.
Y3LW – Madison for her excellent attitude to school and for always making good choices.
Y3LW – Ahmed for his excellent knowledge and recall of his times tables.
Y3M – Amaya for always being ready to learn and being kind and helpful to others.
Y3M – Wade for great research on the role of Ancient Greek gods and goddesses in Greek myths.

Congratulations to class Y5C who had the highest attendance last week with 99.6%.
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.
The first 2 recipients this year are Matthew and Levi in Y5P. Well done 

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison
Headteacher

 

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