Dear Parents and Carers,
Can you believe it? The Summer holidays are upon us once again!
This year has been incredibly eventful and the school is transforming into a vibrant, forward thinking and forward looking place which is filled, as always, with our hardworking staff and children. The children have worked very hard this year and have had to be flexible and adaptable as the building has changed around us. Of course the children have not been phased by this and I continue to be very proud of them all.
Below is listed a few items which I hope will be of interest to you as we reach the end of the school year.
New Build Update
An enormous amount of work is planned for over the next six weeks which will bring enhancement to the new and existing buildings. Plans are in place to develop a dance studio and knock through a couple of openings to create enlarged dining and hall space. The food technology room is due to be completed and the new classroom next to the hall should be ready to receive a class of children on Tuesday 5th September!
The whole school will be rewired to update all of our electrics and a brand spanking new boiler will run a more economic and efficient heating system.
As all of this is happening, the new build will also take shape as the framework is completed and the walls hopefully begin to rise.
Exciting times ahead for all of our community!
Please ensure that you always cross over Sinderland Road with Adrian, our lovely lolly-pop man. Adrian is there every morning and evening to assist you and keep you safe. Please ensure that you cross safely with his assistance.
Recent out of school accomplishments
Paige Morris who attends Newall Green Gymnastics Club achieved 3rd place in Vault and overall 5th place in her latest competition. Keep working hard Paige, you are making great progress!
Savanah Sibanda has achieved 3 medals in a recent competition. She won a medal for long jump, 75m running race and 100m running race – well done Savannah!
Scarlett Ford has been back on the stage, this time performing a solo dance routine with Sale and Altrincham Musical Theatre in their production of Hamilton: An American Musical at The Lowry Theatre. We are really proud of you Scarlett, this is an amazing experience!
Congratulations go to Rahul Palaninathan who has been selected and played for the Under 11s with Cheshire County Cricket Team. Next stop Old Trafford!
Should you wish to take up milk for your child this year, please ensure that you register on the cool milk web site. You can find it via the school web site, alternatively www.coolmilk.com
Working in partnership with Local Authorities and early years groups, Cool Milk supplies free and subsidised school and nursery milk to children up until their 5th birthday at which point parents and carers can register and pay for milk with cool milk.
Available for all children on Parent pay with effect from July so that they can order toast, which will sustain them at break time each day for the rest of the school year. There is a one off payment which works out at less than 20p a day per child at £33.00. Please visit our website and click on the parent’s tab.
From September 2017 the cost of school dinners will rise 5p and will be £2.10 per child per day.
Many thanks go to our fabulous PTFA Committee for all of their hard work, time and commitment to raising funds and organising great experiences for all of our children. This term they have supported Sports Day, New Parents Meetings, provided a great Summer term Disco, and two Cinema events for Reception and KS1/2. Sincere thanks go to Amy, Debbie, Roz, Rachel, Darren and Kate. Thanks also go to Ian, our resident DJ, who provides a free disco for all of our events.
Our new look and feel website has now been launched and it is tablet and mobile friendly so please do take a look at it. Thanks to Mrs Egan in the office for working hard in the development process. Take a look to keep up to date with current news, letters, class pages, calendar dates, school policy and curriculum information and much, much more!
Our new uniform will come into effect in September after we have returned from our Summer break. If you are yet to receive an order then school will be open at the following times over the holiday for uniform collection:-
- Saturday, 2nd September from 9:30am till 12:00 noon
- Monday, 4th September from 9:30am till 12:00 noon
If you have not ordered your new uniform then please do so via the following www.gooddies.com
You can also find the site directly by going through our school website, clicking the pupil services tab, selecting school uniform from the drop down menu.
Old uniform Request
We are delighted to work with Ugandaid and the Salvation Army to ensure that our old uniforms go to great use! Altrincham Baptist Church who founded Ugandaid is taking a number of our uniforms to a very deprived area of Uganda for children who live in great poverty. The Salvation Army is taking the remainder of our uniforms and will sell these overseas, giving us an amount of money depending on the weight of clothes we receive. A huge thank you to all parents who have washed and sent in the old uniform to us for these great causes, reducing landfill at the same time!
The following children achieved 100% attendance in school this year – this is an amazing fete and deserves congratulations – very well done children!
James A 2T Holly B 5RB Hrian C RF Max C 4B
Evelyn C 1R Harry C 5/6S Mason F 3H Poppy F 2S
Hake S_M 5RB Lewis O’G 1A Atharva P 1A Joseph R 4B
Ryan T 5/6S Dyane T 3H Jack C 5/6 S
Outstanding Effort this half-term
Children sent to me for showing amazing effort and for challenging themselves this half term are:
Zoyal T, Spencer H, William Wx2,Amy-Lee H, Taha M, Lauren D, Ellie M, Ayesha A, Sunny C, Paige M, Dylan B, Max B, Jordan L-H, Logan F, Scarlett F, Savannah S.
School Leavers and new arrivals
Farewell to all of our Y6 children who will be leaving us on Tuesday and moving onto High School in September. We enjoyed a lovely assembly and a great leavers disco on Monday. They will all be missed and we wish them many adventures and great success in the future.
Miss Armitage – we will say a fond farewell to Miss Armitage on Tuesday as she travels back to be closer to family and friends in Northumbria.
Mrs Ward – Many thanks to Mrs Ward who has worked in 2T and 3H over the last two years. I am sure she will be back to support our classes in the future.
Both teachers will be missed and we wish them all the very best for the future.
In September we will welcome back Mrs Jenkins to 2T from maternity leave. We also welcome Miss Daniel and Miss Wild to Year 1 and Miss Coe to Year 5. I am confident that they will be very happy as part of our team.
Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy summer break and thank you for your continued support – it is very much appreciated by myself and all of the staff team. I hope you have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the break with your families and that the children will be refreshed and raring to achieve and be the best that they can be in the new school year. I look forward to seeing you back in school on Tuesday 5th September.
Have a wonderful summer holiday.
Mrs K Lyde