Newsletter week beginning 29/09/14

Dear Parents/Carers,

Grounds and safety
As Autumn draws in, we find more and more conkers falling from trees onto our grounds. While we want the children to enjoy themselves, we also need them to be safe. I have reminded the children today about not picking up and throwing conkers as we don’t want anyone getting hurt or coming out in rashes due to a reaction to them or whatever may be on them!

A few people have mentioned rubbish that has been left by the builders. I have spoken to them about this and the majority of it has now been removed. Mr. Dunn will be checking the grounds regularly to ensure that there is nothing left lying around that shouldn’t be there. The old mobiles will be removed during the October half term, with the area being landscaped and new bike racks for Years 4, 5 and 6 being installed.

Mrs Jordan
I am delighted to let you know that Mrs Jordan’s daughter, Harriet, was born in the middle of September. Both mum and baby are well and I am sure that she will pop into school at some point to say hello.

Harvest assembly
We will be holding our Harvest assembly on Friday morning and have requested donations for Stockport Foodbank. The Foodbank provides emergency food and support to those in crisis in Stockport.
The items that they have requested are:
-small jars of coffee
-tinned meats, fish, fruit and puddings
-UHT (long life) milk
-Orange juice (long life)
-rice pudding
-instant mash potato

A member of Hazel Grove Baptist Church will be talking to the children about the work of the Foodbank during Friday’s assembly.

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.

Lost Purses
A couple of purses have been found in school. If your child has lost a purse, please come to the School Office to reclaim.

Data Collection Sheets
These were sent out last week and as a reminder the deadline for signing and return is Friday, 3rd October. Nil returns are required. Thank you.

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 – Lewis for working hard to improve his handwriting and making it beautifully joined.
Y6R – Lauren for consistently working hard and having a positive attitude to learning.
Y6S – Beth for fantastic reading aloud skills.
Y6S – Oliwia for being an excellent Year 6 pupil and role model for the younger children in school.
Y6W – Ben G for some fantastic work in Literacy and some thoughtful and interesting ideas about evolution.
Y6W – Callum for always listening to and following instructions and trying his very best in everything he does.
Y5C – Finlay for making such a positive start to the year.
Y5C – Thomas for being so helpful around the classroom.
Y5L – Thomas P for fantastic attention to detail when sketching Bramall Hall.
Y5L – Amelie for amazing art work on our trip to Bramall Hall.
Y5P – Yasmin for using scientific language.
Y5P – Levi for great group work in Science.
Y4H – Shawan for a fantastic performance of a newspaper report in English.
Y4H – Caity for an excellent poster about safety with electricity.
Y4K – Ryan for fantastic teamwork during outdoor PE and for producing some wonderful writing.
Y4K – Izzy C for a positive attitude towards all elements of school life.
Y4S – Matthew for always putting effort into his work and being proud of what he has learnt.
Y4S – Jade for always trying her best.
Y3L – Kailey for all the hard work in every lesson this week.
Y3L – Cara for creating such a beautiful Greek leaflet.
Y3LW – Charlie A for being a sensitive, hardworking member of 3LW.
Y3LW – Aayan for his fantastic writing about the battle between Theseus and the Minotaur.
Y3M – Eleanor for writing fantastic details about the forces superheroes use.
Y3M – Kian for making amazing contributions to our discussion about superheroes’ powers and the forces they use.

Congratulations to class Y3LW who 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:
Wednesday 1st – Height and weight screening for Year 6 from 9:15am.
Friday 3rd – Harvest assembly, donations to Stockport Foodbank.
Monday 6th to Friday 17th – Walk to School fortnight.
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


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