Newsletter week beginning 22/02/16

Newsletter 22
23rd February 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 2nd – last swimming session for Year 3
Friday 4th – World Book Day celebrations
Wednesday 9th – swimming starts for Year 5
Friday 18th – Year 4 to visit the Easter story trail at Bramhall Methodist Church*
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.

Sickness in school
You will be aware that we had a bout of sickness in school before half term, with the majority of people who were off having flu-like symptoms. However there were also some children who were off with vomiting and diarrhoea. We have therefore had the whole school deep cleaned during half term with carpets being steamed and all surfaces being washed down with a bleach solution. If your child is sick please remember that they should not return to school until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours. Please also ensure that you phone school and leave a message if they are unable to attend. We do need to check why children are not in and it is much more efficiently done if messages have been left. The answerphone is on between 4pm and 8:30am so it is possible to leave details at any time.

PE kit
Please try to ensure that your child has their PE kit in school with them at all times. At this time of year it is vital that they have sweatshirts, trainers and tracksuit bottoms so that they are able to participate fully when the class is outside. We also suggest that your child brings in a small towel and a plastic bag for wet/muddy clothes. If you are unsure as to what day your child does PE please contact their class teacher.

World Book Day
We will be celebrating World Book day on Friday 4th March, rather than Thursday 3rd. We would be delighted if the children come dressed as a book character. Further information will follow nearer the time.

The following children received certificates in assembly yesterday:

Y6E – Catherine for showing great independence in maths and working well with others to learn from past mistakes.
Y6E – Anthony for working hard to improve the presentation of his work and showing good development with his writing.
Y6S – Erin D for excellent concentration and contributions to French lessons.
Y6S – Toby for much improved writing in English through listening well and learning new skills.
Y6W – Jasmine S for her emotional and honest autobiography using a variety of sentence lengths.
Y6W – Rory for his efficient methods in maths.
Y5C – Luke McC for a fantastic audition for the Easter production.
Y5C – Harris for persevering in maths and not giving up.
Y5EP – Harry W for writing a fantastic biography which was a joy to read.
Y5EP – Fin for persevering in maths when faced with a challenge.
Y5L – Amy W for being a good friend and often being the first to care of others.
Y5L – Jessica for showing real kindness towards others in class and having great ideas in English.
Y4Ha – Linus for displaying enthusiasm and maturity when working with others in a group.
Y4Ha – Lexie for challenging herself in maths when focussing on coordinates.
Y4Hu – Eve for a fantastic narrative about a flood.
Y4Hu – Amber for increased contributions in Guided Reading and discussing the test with understanding and insight.
Y4P – Lauren for producing a fantastic poster about homophones.
Y4P – Adam for creating some great work on apostrophes for plural possession.
Y3D – Kelsey for always trying her best in everything she does, which is showing in the progress she is making.
Y3D – Charlie C for an amazing Stone Age survival guide, full of tips to help anyone survive such hard conditions.
Y3K – Charlie S for working really hard and making the correct choices both in the classroom and at playtime.
Y3K – Annabelle for being a kind, caring and thoughtful friend to others.
Y3R – Oscar for working hard on the information hunt to find out about the differences between the Stone Age and the Bronze Age.
Y3R – Ben F for creating an interesting information page about the Stone Age.

Congratulations to class Y6E who 94.2% attendance in the last week before half term.

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
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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