Newsletter week beginning 26/09/2016

Newsletter 4
27th September 2016

Dear Parents/Carers,

Dates
September:
Wednesday 28th Harvest assembly – donations for The Wellspring – list available on the school app.
Thursday 29th Bramhall High School open evening 5-8pm
Friday 30th MacMillan Coffee Morning at the Infant school.
Non-uniform day with donations going to MacMillan Cancer Care.

October:
Tuesday 4th Height and weight screening for Year 6.
Wednesday 12th Health morning – more details to follow.
Wednesday 19th Parents’ evening 4-6pm
Thursday 20th Parents’ evening 4-7pm
Friday 21st Finish for half term at 3:20pm
Monday 31st School reopens at 8:50am

Harvest assembly
We will be holding Harvest Festival assemblies in school for the children on Wednesday 28th September. This year we are supporting The Wellspring (Stockport), a resource centre for homeless and disadvantaged people, and are asking children and families to donate food for The Wellspring Harvest Collection. The ‘wish list’ for donations for this collection is displayed in each classroom.
More information about The Wellspring can be found at www.thewellspring.co.uk
If you are able to donate please bring this into school on Wednesday 28th September. Thank you.

Secondary open days
Applications for secondary school places need to be completed online by October 31st 2016 and I will pass on any dates of open evenings/days that come to me.
Bramhall High School – see above in “Dates”.
Stockport Grammar School open mornings – Saturday 12th November, 10am-12noon

Parents’ open morning
Thank you to everyone who attended school last Friday morning. It was lovely to see so many parents and grandparents looking through children’s work and completing activities with them. There was a lovely atmosphere around school and I hope that you enjoyed your time with us.
We will be repeating these drop-ins on a regular basis, varying the days and times so that parents who have work commitments can hopefully manage to come in at some point. The next one is likely to be on an afternoon but we will give you advance notice via the newsletter and app.

Annual Duck Race
It was lovely to see so many people in Bramhall Park on Sunday and we were fortunate that the rain held off long enough for the duck race to take place! The Friends’ of Nevill Road do an amazing job with raising funds for school, for which we are very grateful. In the past they have helped to fund new playtime resources, benches and bins for the playground, additional books for the library and iPads for the children to use. If you are interested in getting involved then please get in touch and we will pass on your details.

Celebration and achievement assembly
This year we are holding our “Celebration and achievement” assembly on a Friday morning. We still love to see what the children have achieved outside school so please bring in certificates, trophies and medals to share with us.
Certificates were presented last Friday to:

Y6E – Harris for working extremely hard in maths and learning from his mistakes.
Y6E – Jade for producing some excellent writing which included fantastic extended noun phrases and great relative clauses.
Y6P – Isabella for resilience and a hard working attitude towards developing written multiplication strategies.
Y6P – Kyle for an amazing improvement in handwriting since joining Year 6 and for having such a positive start to this term.
Y6W – Fin for his lovely attitude towards school and his learning; he is a pleasure to have in class.
Y6W – Annabel for being kind and thoughtful, helping out her classmates and always being willing to help Miss Wilson.
Y5JP – Charlotte for writing a detailed setting description in English.
Y5JP – Charlie for writing a detailed setting description in English.
Y5LW – Ellie for her accurate rounding in maths and being able to round to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10000.
Y5LW – Cleo for her excellent explanation, during our topic lesson, of why we have day and night.
Y5SD – René for showing lots of resilience in maths.
Y5SD – Devdas for always being ready to learn.
Y4Ha – Ewan for verbally using the word of the week during a classroom discussion.
Y4Ha – Bradley for his marvellous piece of work in topic and making a tremendous effort to “be proud”.
Y4Hu – Holly for her caring and supportive attitude towards other children.
Y4Hu – Sammy for a fabulous description with nouns expanded by adjectives.
Y4W – Kelsey for having a fantastic, positive attitude to everything she does and being a co-operative member of the class.
Y4W – Charlie for working very hard in English and coming up with lots of interesting phrases to include in his writing.
Y3D – Archie for an amazing character description, full of wonderful adjectives and conjunctions.
Y3D – Jessica for showing fantastic determination and perseverance in maths.
Y3K – Flora for independently writing sentences about her chosen character.
Y3K – Aston for showing great resilience when faced with tricky problems in maths.
Y3R – Lola for being resilient during maths lessons when tasks are challenging.
Y3R – Emma for being a motivated and independent learner during all lessons.

Congratulations to Y5JP and Y5SD who had 99.3% attendance for last week.
I am delighted that whole school attendance for this year to date is 97.97%  well done to everyone.

Miscellaneous
If you have not yet downloaded our ParentApp please do try to. We send all communications via this and all letters are also uploaded onto it. The App runs on most phones and is free to download from the App store. Search for “Nevill Road Schools”.
Information is also available on the school website www.nevillroadjunior.co.uk.

Upright piano available to a good home
Are you looking for a piano? We have one that is going spare – so if you are interested please get in touch. It does need tuning and may well need a bit of work on the pads. You would also need to be able to collect it.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison
Headteacher

 

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