Our school councillors and Eco-warriors took part in the Manchester initiative of finding out more about staying safe on roads. This involved our pupils working with our PCSO’s in looking at police vehicles, safe parking and safe speed! I must say it was a pleasure to see our children involved in this initiative and indeed they were also recognised in the Manchester Evening News.
Please follow this link to read more about our children’s experiences.
Can I remind all parents as well, we have residents who wish to get in and out of their drives when children are coming to school and when they are leaving. If you are coming to school in a car, please be mindful of our residents. Park your car in a safe place where it is not blocking peoples access from their homes.
At the end of each term this year, we are inviting parents into school to celebrate their children’s work in the classroom. This will simply involve you coming into your child’s class and looking at their work and celebrating with your child, their hard and exceptional work! It would be great to see as many parents in school as possible.
Parents are invited in from 2.30pm and the dates for each class are as follows;
EYFS – Monday 9th December
Year 1 – Wednesday 11th December
Year 2 – Friday 13th December
Year 3 -Tuesday 10th December
Year 4 -Tuesday 10th December
Year 5 – Wednesday 11th December
Year 6 – Friday 13th December
The General Election
A reminder that the General election will be held on Thursday 12th December 2019 and we have again been chosen to be a polling station. Due to this, the school will be closed to children for the day, however school will re-open on Friday 13th December for all children.
Our school prefects will be writing an article in each newsletter to let you know what is going on in school. Here is their article this week.
Welcome to the library! We have books from David Walliams to Roald Dahl to Michael Morpurgo. We would love for you to visit as we have brand new books for each year group! We are now worker bees for our library, which is now called the “Hive”. In fact, we have just been sorting out new books for EYFS and they are colourful and BRAND NEW. At Lunchtime, the Hive has been very busy with children wanting to read and get cosy. We want parents and carers to start coming into the library as well. We have a new after school library club on a Monday and we hope to see you there! You will see us (the worker bees) who are here to help with anything!
Tune in next week, as we will be writing book reviews for The Hunger Games and Oliver Twist…
All articles will be written by our children and many thanks to Joshua Frodsham for letting us know about the latest updates from our library!
The Christmas Fayre
Christmas is on the way and we have our Christmas Fayre on Friday 6th December from 3.15pm-5pm. We will have our usual stall, tombola, face-painting and numerous other stalls. If you wish to rent a stall, please speak to Miss Kelly who will be happy to arrange for a small fee! As ever, we will have hot food for sale and both hot and cold drinks. Please attend, you do not have to spend any money, the children will all be excited to show their parents around the stalls! On this day we will not have a KS2 Assembly and Nursery will not have their usual Stay and Play session in the afternoon.
Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 13th December is Christmas Jumper Day. We would like to invite all children to come in in a Christmas Jumper.
The KS1 Christmas Nativity Play
A reminder that we were due to have the Christmas Nativity Plays on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th December. Due to the General election, we will bring the plays forward by one day. The new timetable will be as follows;
Tuesday 10th December 9:30am
Wednesday 11th December 6pm.
Early Years Nativity Plays
Our Early Years Nativity Play is taking place on Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th December at 10:30am each day. Due to the popularity of this last year we are limiting tickets to two per family. We have a waiting list, should you require more tickets, and will notify you if extra tickets are available closer to the day.
The school is continuing to develop its’ attendance policy which we started last year. As a school it is vital that children attend regularly to develop their learning. We are actively promoting excellent attendance by giving rewards half-termly and annually to promote this as can be seen from our policy. Please ensure your children are in school on time to give them the most opportunity to enjoy their primary education and make as much progress as possible. Our school target is to obtain 96.5% attendance and we are currently way below this level! Any class with 100% attendance for the week will receive extra play and all attendance will be celebrated at assemblies.
Year 4 Swimming
Swimming lessons for our Year 4 children take place on a Tuesday so can you ensure children attend school with all items they need for this activity. As we are the last school of the day, we usually arrive back to school for 3.45pm on these days. Please collect your child from the year 5 door in the playground.
After School Club
Can I remind all parents that they should contact the school office if they wish their children to attend the club. Prices remain the same as last year and we hope you take advantage of this extra service.
Due to our expanding school, we are continuing to have staggered lunchtimes. This proved to be very successful last year and the children and staff are happy with the arrangements. The weekly menu is available on the school website. The option of a halal dinners continues to be available this school year. The cost of a school dinner is £2.20 per day (£11 per week). A selection of fruit is available at dinner times to encourage healthy eating!
Your child’s belongings
Please ensure that your child’s school bag, uniform items, PE kit, water bottle and lunch boxes etc. are labelled with child’s name and class. Every day there are lost items and this will help us to identify which children items belong to. Thank you for your support.
Parent Comments and Suggestions
Please state any way in which you feel we could improve our provision to cater for people with disabilities of any kind.
As you are aware, we consider the safeguarding of our pupils to be of the utmost importance. If you wish to make a suggestion as to how we can improve our existing safeguarding arrangements, please let us know.
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Parents’ Suggestion/Comment Slip
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