Newsletter week beginning 31/03/14

Dear Parents/Carers,

Thought of the Week
I can work hard to achieve my goals.

The following children received certificates in assembly today:

Y6H – Daniel for being quiet and studious in maths and subsequently making good progress.
Y6H – Harry for showing excellent scientific knowledge and giving clear explanations.
Y6R – Natalie for being focussed, on task and ready to learn in every lesson.
Y6R – Oliver Re for his improved written work in literacy.
Y5C – Evie for showing great enthusiasm in a football session.
Y5C – Daniel W for a great spooky story opening, full of suspense and powerful adjectives.
Y5K – Daniel McC for listening carefully to advice, knowing his cues and improving the delivery of his lines in the Year 5 play.
Y5K – Hallie for having brilliant ideas that enhance the classroom environment.
Y5W – James for showing great sportsmanship during PE by taking care of other team members.
Y5W – Sophie for being a really kind friend who happily includes lots of people in her games.
Y4J – Matthew for writing a fantastic science fiction story.
Y4J – Freya for making a conscious effort to improve her handwriting and writing a fantastic science fiction story.
Y4N – Jasmine S for being a fantastic friend and always taking care of other class mates.
Y4N – Jake K for fantastic work during the parent participation event.
Y4W – Lucy for fantastic adjectives and descriptions in her science fiction writing.
Y4W – Ben C for fantastic writing and amazing editing on his science fiction story.
Y3LW – Jade for her wonderful cave art.
Y3LW – Jamilla for her excellent attitude to learning.
Y3M – Isabella R for trying hard with her work and being one of the first to be ready to learn.
Y3M – Lola for persevering and making good progress with her times tables.
Y3P – Ethan for being a good friend and including others in his games.
Y3P – Luke McC for being a good friend and including others in his games.

Well done to class Y4J who had 99.2% attendance last week.
If your child is not in school for any reason, please phone the school office to let us know. The answer machine is on from 4:00pm until 8:30am so it is always possible to leave a message.

Congratulations to the following children who have received House Point certificates:
Y3LW: Callum, Freddie and Matthew (200); Scott, James, Harvey, Annabel, Jessica, Izzy and Millie (300);
Annabel and Scott (400)
Y3M: Beth, Miles, Harris and Harry (200)
Y3P: Olivia G (200); Milky, Lucy, Che,Faye and James (300); Abigail (400).
Y4N: Faith, Jake and Joel (200); Sumire (300)
Y5W: Georgia, Daniel E, Jessica and Anezka (200); Asa (300); Eva and Summer (400).
Y6H: Oliver Ro (200), Olivia (300) and Will (500).

Maternity leaves
Mrs King will be leaving at the end of this week as she prepares for the arrival of her first child.
I am also delighted to be able to tell you that Mrs Jordan is expecting her first child in September. She will be with us until the end of this academic year before taking her maternity leave.

Both the A and B teams played at Norbury Hall last Thursday. The A team lost 2-1 with Norbury scoring the winner in the final minute; while the B team lost 4-3. Mr Lane was delighted by the hard work and effort that everyone put in. Well done.
The next game is here on Thursday 3rd April, for the A team only, against Pownall Green at 3:30pm.

Stockport Schools’ Choir Concert
15 members of the school choir took part in the annual Stockport Primary Schools’ Choir Concert last Thursday at the Town Hall. Despite being small in number they made an amazing sound and were an absolute credit to the school. Well done.

Parking and dangerous driving
Mrs Marshall and I have both been asking parents to be considerate about parking around school and to take care when driving. However last Tuesday two residents contacted school to complain about parents parking across their drives and then being abusive when challenged about it; and last Friday one child was nearly hit by a car driving up over the pavement.
We have contacted the Council about a replacement for Mrs Roberts but at present that is not a possibility.
We would ask that parents think about the choices they are making and act in a safe and responsible manner.

Parental Engagement Activities
This term the year groups/classes would like to invite you to the following activities/events:

Year 6 – year group assembly by both classes on Thursday 3rd April 9-9:30am in the school hall.
Year 5 – performances of The Peace Child on Thursday 3rd April at 1:30pm and 7pm.
Please note the change of time.
Mr Kinnear has informed me that the play will last approximately an hour and a half which is why it needs to start earlier than previously thought.
Y3M – class assembly in the classroom on Friday 4th April 9-9:20am.

Sport Relief day
Thank you to everyone who raised money for Sport Relief by running or walking a mile on Friday 21st March.
Once you have collected all the sponsorship money please send it into school. Any cheques should be made payable to ‘Sport Relief 2014 (Schools)’. To date we have raised £1,455.26.

School Dinners
Thank you to all parents who have adopted the new Dinner System and paid every Monday morning. Regrettably, however, there has been a lapse in payments and the school are now owed £313.40 in unpaid dinner monies. Please may I remind you that Dinner Order Forms are sent home with the children every Friday and they must be returned on Monday morning with the dinner order for that week/term, together with payment.

Glee Club – forms due in this week.
Year 6 Residential Parental Approval Proforma – due in this week

We close for the Easter holidays this Friday, 4th April at 3:20pm. School opens again on Tuesday 22nd April at 8:50am.

With best wishes for a peaceful Easter,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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