Newsletter week beginning 22/09/14

Dear Parents/Carers,

Safe Parking
As you are aware we constantly have issues with some people parking in an unsafe manner on the roads closest to school. Unfortunately the other day a car actually parked on the “Keep Clear” markings, half on the pavement. This caused a risk to the children entering school through the gate on North Park Road.
Mrs Marshall and I have requested that the signs and lines are repainted and any hedges cut back. We also try to educate the children about being safe, doing the right thing and taking responsibility. Please think about where you park and make sure that you are considering the safety of all the children in school.

Walk to School fortnight
We have signed up to the Local Authority’s annual Walk to School promotion and this will be taking place from Monday 6th – Friday 17th October. Further details will be given nearer the time but we hope that many children will walk, cycle or scoot to school during those 2 weeks, and hopefully continue afterwards.

Summer Reading Challenge at Bramhall Library
Congratulations to the children below who all read six books over the summer and completed the summer reading challenge. The librarian said that she had “thoroughly enjoyed talking to the children and sharing their stories with them over the summer”.
Y3: Anya H, Grace M, James P, Alex Y, Jack M, Charlie A and Abigail K
Y4: Isabella R, Natalie D and Connor B
Y5: Cholila L, Ben K, Amy M and Abaigeal B

As a staff we have been thinking about the presentation of children’s work and how to ensure that we achieve consistency across school. To this end we have drawn up a list of “non-negotiables” which is also being sent out tonight. We feel that it is important that the children take pride in the quality of the work that they produce and we hope that this will help the children to do so all the time. Teachers have gone through these with the children, as have I in assembly. It would help to reinforce the message if parents could refer to them when children are completing homework. Thank you for your support and co-operation with this.

Year 6 – Application for High School: It is time for Year 6 parents to indicate their preferred schools for their child in September 2015. Applications are to be made on the Council’s Online system and parents must apply to their Local Authority for a school place, even if the school is located outside the area. The deadline for application is 31st October 2014.
The open evening at Bramhall High School is on Wednesday 15th October, between 6:00 and 8:30pm.
This is an opportunity for you to view the school, meet some of the current pupils and speak to staff.

Lost property
The Lost property box is still extremely full so if your child has lost an article of clothing please ask them to hunt through there. It would help if children’s jumpers and PE kit were clearly marked with their names so that mislaid items can be returned to their rightful owners.

Absence in term time
Please note that any absence in term time will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.
Leave of absence request forms are available from the offices in both schools and should be submitted within 4 weeks of the start of the proposed absence. Only one form needs to be completed for siblings.

The following children were awarded certificates in assembly today:

Y6R – Luke for working hard in Maths and being resilient when tasks are challenging.
Y6R – Megan for being a polite, mature and helpful member of the class and keeping Miss Roberts organised!
Y6S – Connor for showing good manners at all times.
Y6S – Hallie for showing resilience when learning a new method for multiplication.
Y6W – Jessica for learning and applying new methods in Maths with consistency and for always having a go.
Y6W – Cody for writing a wonderful persuasive argument with lots of fantastic punctuation.
Y5C – Claudia for always modelling excellent behaviour and following class rules.
Y5C – Thomas G for always showing enthusiasm to learn and being helpful and polite to others.
Y5L – Anthony for always being ready to listen and for working very hard in all he does.
Y5L – Erin D for trying very hard in maths and making progress.
Y5P – Sophie L for settling in so beautifully and being a pleasure to have in class.
Y5P – Louie S for brilliant work in maths and answering lots of questions in all subjects last Friday.
Y4H – Thomas B for consistent hard work, concentration and positive, mature attitude to his learning.
Y4H – Sienna L for showing great interest and knowledge when visiting Manchester Museum.
Y4K – Louis for a vivid, detailed recount of the trip to Manchester Museum.
Y4K – Scott for having a great attitude and always being ready to learn.
Y4S – Kyle for outstanding work in Maths, using the column method for addition.
Y4S – Elle for being a kind and considerate member of the class – a great start to Year 4.
Y3L – Dillan P for always trying his best in every subject.
Y3L – Grace M for always trying her best and for also producing a fantastic piece of writing in English.
Y3LW – Charlotte for having a great attitude to learning and always making good choices.
Y3LW – James P for his super description of Gotham City.
Y3M – Louie P for finding the most solutions to in investigation in Maths.
Y3M – Charlie R for concentrating and staying focussed on his work in Maths.

Congratulations to classes Y3M, Y5P and Y6S who all had 100% attendance last week.
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.

Events/key dates this half term:
Tuesday 23rd – First Aid training for all Year 6 from St. John Ambulance.
Thursday 25th – Year 5 trip to Bramall Hall linked to the Tudor topic.
Thursday 25th – Pampered Chef evening at the Infant school from 7:30pm.
Friday 26th – voluntary non-uniform day in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Wednesday 1st – Height and weight screening for Year 6 from 9:15am.
Friday 3rd – Harvest assembly, donations to Stockport Foodbank.
Thursday 23rd – individual and family photographs.

Further details will be sent out nearer the time along with the dates of any additional events and new clubs.

Best wishes,
Miss Sheila Harrison

Nevill Road Junior School
Our Non-Negotiables

At Nevill Road Junior School we take pride in our work.
We like to make every piece of work the very best we possibly can.

In order to achieve this there are some things that we always try to do:
• Complete all our written work in pen.
• Use neat joined handwriting at all times.
• Underline the date and Learning Objective
o Initially in pencil in Year 3; moving on to the same as the other years after February half term.
o In green/orange/red to show our understanding in Years 4, 5 and 6.
• Cross mistakes out using one line, drawn in pencil and using a ruler.
• Not doodle anywhere on our books. If we do then we have to cover our books in plain paper supplied by school.
• Make sure that we write as neatly as our teachers know we can because if we don’t they will make us start again.
• Complete all drawings and diagrams in pencil.
• Use pencil at all times in our Maths books.
• Put one number in one square in our Maths books.
• Use a ruler and draw along the lines when completing graphs and column calculations in Maths.
• Take time to read, reply to and act on the comments that our teachers write in our books.


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