Newsletter week beginning 29/02/16

Newsletter 23
1st March 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 – Year 6 trip to Stockport Air-raid Shelters
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.

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.

Lost Property
We constantly seem to have an overflowing lost property box! Please ensure that all belongings are named, as we do return that which we can to its rightful owner.

New Parent APP for Nevill Road Schools
Mrs Marshall, at the Infant school, and I have been working with a company to design a new communication app. The free app, search Nevill Road Schools app, is available from the app store now but has not yet got much content. The introduction of the app has been as part of overwhelming feedback from parents that they would like electronic communication. Once it is up and running, we are hoping the majority of parents will be happy to use this rather than receive paper copies, and we will be asking parents who still require paper information to opt in rather than opt out.
The app includes absence reporting, term date information, push notifications to issue reminders as well as a way of receiving up to date information via letters and newsletters.
Further information will follow later this week.

Year 5 Bikeability and Year 4 Bikeability
There are places still available. If your child would like to attend please complete the Consent Forms and return to school as soon as possible.

The following children received certificates in assembly yesterday:

Y6E – Aneesh for some excellent work during topic lessons and sharing his knowledge about World War II.
Y6E – Ziyad for showing some excellent knowledge about World War II and sharing this with the class.
Y6S – Lucy for wonderful writing when writing her autobiography.
Y6S – Alex for trying really hard to improve his writing, using a variety of sentence openers and emotive language.
Y6W – Louie for his enthusiasm and contributions in maths and English, clearly showing his confidence.
Y6W – Aliyah for always giving 100% in everything she does and for working with dedication to improve.
Y5C – Jamilla for writing a wonderful piece of science fiction, full of fantastic features and imaginative characters.
Y5C – Kian for writing an incredible piece of science fiction, that just left the teacher wanting to read more.
Y5EP – Harry C for showing great courage and enthusiasm with the year 5 production.
Y5EP – Amelia for learning all her lines for the production and saying them with a fantastic American accent.
Y5L – Isaac for great work in drama connected to our year group play.
Y5L – Che for working hard in maths and being a very helpful member of the class.
Y4Ha – Emily for an extremely convincing persuasive argument during a class debate.
Y4Ha – Ellie for a clear and scientific explanation of the water cycle.
Y4Hu – Alex for excellent explanation of the spread of the Roman Empire.
Y4Hu – Rebekah for clear identifying and explaining facts and opinions.
Y4P – Adam A for consistently showing fantastic drama skills when exploring all topics in English.
Y4P – Toby for working hard to design and plan a Scratch conversation in computing lessons.
Y3D – Eloise for working really hard and showing great determination in everything she does.
Y3D – Tom for his excellent tennis skills and focus throughout the lesson.
Y3K – Michael M for working really hard in his maths lessons.
Y3K – Sebastien for a wonderful persuasive paragraph.
Y3R – Rowan for his excellent work in maths, becoming confident using a range of methods to solve additions and subtractions both in calculations and word problems.
Y3R – Charlie for showing enthusiasm and participating well in all lessons.

Congratulations to class Y5L who 98.3% attendance last week.

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
Thursday 3rd March – meeting at the Ladybrook Hotel 8pm.
Friday 4th March – mothers’ day activity in school pm

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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