After another busy half term and an amazing GLOW disco, we are all ready for the February break. Please see updates and recent news which I hope will be of interest below:
Things are really starting to move now! The outside of the main new block is watertight and sealed; the attractive timber frontage and school name are in place; internally, the floors have all been screeded and are prepared for final flooring to be delivered; walls have been boarded and plastered; all the services – electrics and water – are in place; working walls, sinks and cupboards are in the process of being fitted. Exciting times ahead! Our official move into the new build will be on 29th March, when teachers will set up their classes and the children in Reception and Year 1 will move in on the first day after we return from the Easter break on Monday 16th April.
School will be closed to Reception and Year 1 classes on Thursday 29th March as teachers prepare the new classes. All other year groups will be in school as normal.
In a drive to improve school attendance we will be sending out regular information emails showing class attendance percentages in the future. Congratulations to 2T for the best class attendance in school this half term as 98%. Please ensure that any pupil absences are reported to the school office on the first morning of absence by 09:00hours.
Parking and crossing
Please consider our residents and park with care. Please do not double-park on the Stamford Brook estate as this restricts access for emergency vehicles. Remember the walking bus is for any children from Reception to Year 6 so do make the most of it. Please ensure to accompany your child to the drop off point and hand them over to the walking bus leads, thank you.
Please use the lollypop man to cross each morning and evening, reducing the risk of a road accident.
Fruit in KS2
Thank you to our Sports Leaders, Miss Johnson and Mrs Thornley for selling fruit at playtimes each Tuesday and Wednesday morning – fun, fruity and healthy!
Our amazing PTFA parents continue to work tirelessly to provide exciting and memorable events for the children. Many thanks to all of the committee and to the parent and staff helpers who continue to support these wonderful events. The GLOW disco was a great success.
For Christmas the PTFA paid for Father Christmas to deliver a £30 book token to each class. This week we have taken 37 – selected from each class – to visit Waterstones Bookstore to select some new books for each class library. We had a fantastic time and the children showed a real love for reading.
Thank you to Miss Warburton for organising the fabulous Multi-cultural Market place which visited our school last week. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and it was fabulous to see so many of our parents visit the market at the end of the day. Next year we plan to hold a similar event but use our own families and parents to run the stalls. A huge thank you to Adyaan’s mum for her help with the henna tattoos!
Each morning every child from Nursery class to Year 2 receives a piece of fruit. We would really appreciate some parental help with washing the fruit and distributing it to classes. If you could help for just one morning a week then please inform the office or your class teacher and we will add you to our rota. – thank you.
We are all very proud of our new school uniform, we will be reviewing uniform in each class on return to school, please ensure that your child has the correct uniform and school shoes, lost ties can be purchased from the office for all Y3 – Y6 children should you need them.
Online safety event
On Monday of this week Mrs Williams arranged for Leon Pietrzak from Footlights Education to share his knowledge with our parents. This was an enlightening (and a little worrying) presentation which highlighted the need to keep children safe when they are online. Leon gave tips on how to do this. We had a great show of parents and the class most represented on the evening was Class 3B. This class will win a virtual reality session next half term. Thank you to those who attended.
Mr Bird (Birdinho) is very proud of our successes in the last couple of weeks. Our football team is through to the regionals after winning the Altrincham Cup, they also won the Man United tournament and are through to the cup in this competition too! A double whammy!!! Y 4 and 5 were super representatives of our school in the Trafford Schools Swimming Gala and children from Y5 and 6 had a super time at the Athletics Competition. Well done to all competitors.
Our Challenge Champions
Children sent to me for challenging themselves and showing a great attitude to learning this half term are:
Kayden T, Jordan H, Lauren Dx3, Poppy T x3, Brooklan H x4(!), Olivia S, Zoyal t, Logan H, James E,
Alexandra S, Kaiden C, Sophia, Toluwani, Dennis C, Evie N, Isabelle W x2, Sunny C, Mia E-W, Lorenz D, Saarika A, Shiza J, Olivia B, Sarthuc G, Annabel T, Wayne A-T, Oliver B, Theo B, Niamh T, Kieran C-B
Well done to all of these children – KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK!
I wish you all a lovely rest over the half term holiday and look forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday 19th February.
Mrs. K. Lyde