Newsletter week beginning 24/11/14

Dear Parents/Carers,

School Dinners 24th-28th November
Please remember that we will have no kitchen facilities this week so it is vital that any child who brings a packed lunch from home remembers it – we will be unable to provide an alternative and will have to contact parents to bring something in for your child to eat.

Key103 Mission Christmas
After last year’s success we are once again supporting the Key103 Mission Christmas. It helps Santa provide gifts for children in the Manchester area who are living in poverty. So if you can help Santa make Christmas special we ask you to buy one extra present this year. It has to be a new and unwrapped gift suitable for babies, toddlers, children or teenagers. You can drop off your gift here at school between now and December 15th.
Many thanks for supporting this worthy local charity.

Lost scooter
One of our Year 4’s scooter has disappeared from the bike racks between the Infants and the Juniors.
It is white with a union jack and a “J” on it. If you have taken it by mistake please return it back to the racks at the earliest opportunity. Thank you.

New bike racks
There are now bike racks available for Years 5 and 6 where the old mobiles used to be. These can be used from now onwards.

Good as New Uniform Sale
Friends will once again be holding a Good as New Uniform Sale at the Christmas Fair. A box is in the Reception area – all donations are welcome. Thank you.

Mrs Aarons
The news from the Infant school is that Mrs Aarons is retiring at the end of this term. As she works part-time her final day will be Wednesday 17th December. I am sure that many parents will want to pass on their best wishes to her.

Events/key dates this term:
24th-28th – kitchen closed all week.
Wednesday 26th – Year 6 parents meeting re Glaramara Residential Trip – 6.00pm.
Thursday 27th – Year 5 Thanksgiving Celebration presentation to parents at 2:45pm.
Friday 28th – non-uniform – bring donations of bottles for the Christmas fair stall
Friday 28th – Christmas Fair 5pm-7:30pm
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
Friday 5th – Year 6 parent assembly at 9:05am.
Friday 12th – this is National Christmas Jumper Day  If children wish to wear a Christmas jumper with their school uniform they may do so. However, it is optional so please do not rush out to purchase anything just for this day.
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 polite and respectful.
Y6R – James G for participating in maths lessons, always offering answers and enjoying a challenge.
Y6S – James P for excellent Charleston dancing and good teamwork.
Y6S – Hallie for some fantastic singing.
Y6W – Daniel B for writing a fantastic story, working hard to use full punctuation and to extend his sentences.
Y6W – Liam for working hard to take time when writing in order to achieve his targets.
Y5C – Sully for reading so confidently during guided reading sessions.
Y5L –Abigail for working with Ella to write an excellent poem using personification.
Y5L – Christopher for amazing literacy work for Mr Cardwell
Y5L – Ella H for working with Abigail to write an excellent poem using personification.
Y5P – Hannah J for writing a fantastic poem using vivid imagery and a brilliant metaphor.
Y5P – Ben C for working really hard in maths and trying his best.
Y4H – Isabella R for a great character description using adjectives, adverbs and similes.
Y4H – Olivia W for always being helpful, trying her hardest and approaching every task with enthusiasm.
Y4K – Harry for having such a positive attitude towards learning and towards school.
Y4K – Milly for making lots of super suggestions and explaining her ideas during lessons.
Y4S – Eddie for trying extremely hard during his Big Write.
Y4S – James R for his brilliant attitude towards his learning.
Y3L – Lara for an excellent first week in her new school, showing superb attitude to learning.
Y3L – Josh for working really hard and for producing a fantastic set of instructions.
Y3LW – Linus for his enthusiasm during football and working well with his group to create a game.
Y3LW – Eve for her excellent attitude to learning. Eve always wants to do more and ill even do extra work in her free time.
Y3M – Tyler for trying really hard with instructional texts and including all the right structure and features.
Y3M – Gabriel for always trying hard with his presentation and producing very neat work.

Congratulations to class Y4S who had the highest attendance last week with 98.2%.
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.
This week the following children have received certificates:
Y3LW: Aaliyah, Tristan, Holly, Charlie A, Rebecca and Linus
Y4S: Miles, Amelia, Abi, Eddie and Isobel
Y4H: Cece, Amie, Ben, Jake, Owen, Fin and Kian

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.

Best wishes,
Miss Sheila Harrison


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