Newsletter | January 2019

Newsletter | January 2019

25th January 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Attendance

Well done to Reception, Year 2 and Year 4 for achieving 100% attendance last week.

Co-op Values Assembly

In assemblies, we have started to discuss ‘being Co-op’. Each of the below will be discussed and the children will learn about …

Be yourself always

Show you care

Succeed together

Do what matters most

Here’s some information from our Year 6 school council…. In assembly on Monday we talked about our Co-op Values. This week we talked about Succeed Together. We looked at some famous successful people (including Mo Salah) and discussed how they wouldn’t be successful without working together with other people.

In school we need to work with other children and staff if we want to succeed – we can’t do it on our own.

Lily-Mae Year 6 School Council

Fairtrade Conference

Yesterday, some of our school council had the opportunity to visit the Co-op headquarters at Angel Square in Manchester for a Fairtrade conference. We learnt about what Fairtrade means, the impact of buying Fairtrade products on farmers, families and communities in third world countries. The children were amazed that by buying just a jar of Fairtrade coffee, a child will be able to buy a book and a pencil so that they can go to school.

Schools, hospitals and water stations have been set up using the money from Fairtrade products but more importantly, families are being paid a fair wage for their labour.

The children are very excited about Fairtrade Fortnight and the activities we can take part in to help us all understand and how we can help. Look out for future letters. Fairtrade fortnight starts Monday 25th February.

Parent Surveys

Please can I remind you about the parent surveys. Both staff and parents have been asked to complete a survey by 31st January. Thank you.

Wellies & Gloves

Just a reminder to bring in wellies and gloves if it snows. We love taking the children outside to play in the snow. On Tuesday, the children who could go outside, had a fantastic time. We had snow angels everywhere!

Thank you as ever for your continued support. Mrs Wilmer

 

18th January 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Attendance

Well done to Reception and Year 2 for achieving 100% attendance last week. The attendance for the whole school was 99%.

Choir

Yesterday, our choir took part in the Young Voices concert in Birmingham along with approximately 6,600 other choir children. It was an amazing experience not just for the children but for the parents as well. The children sang their hearts out with such confidence and we all enjoyed a good dance. I know the parents had a great time watching. Thank you for coming to support us. Well done children – we are so proud of you. And – a huge thank you to Mrs Keating for organising this event and spending hours rehearsing with the children. We appreciate all of your dedication and enthusiasm which you show to the choir.

Parking in Abbots Way

Please can I remind parents to be extremely careful when parking along Abbots Way. There have been several complaints about people not noticing pedestrians on the pavement. We have also had complaints about parents using the top part of the drive as a turning circle which has caused upset to the parents and children who have been crossing this part of the road at the time. We really do want all of our children and families to be safe. We need your help to do this when it is outside of the school gates. Thank you.

Wow days

Please look out for the letters coming home with your child regarding the ‘Wow’ topic days. We have one more week focusing on Wind in the Willows, then all of the classes will be moving onto their new topic for the term.

Thank you as ever for your continued support.

Mrs Wilmer

11th January 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Happy New Year

Happy new year to everyone. I hope you all had a well deserved break and enjoyed yourselves. Having been back at school for the week, it seems like a distant memory now. I can’t believe how many children seem to have shot up over the holidays.

Wind in the Willows

The children had a wonderful time at the theatre. The play certainly held the interest of all of our children. Everywhere they looked there were actors playing instruments, acting, singing or dancing all at the same time. Over the next few weeks, our children will be focusing on this story for their topic work. Many of the children will also be learning about water pollution and the impact on the environment.

Co-op Values

Over the next four weeks, in our assemblies, the children will be learning about the Co-op way of life. The children will be learning about;

Be yourself always

Show you care

Succeed together

Do what matters most

The children will also be learning how these ‘ways of being’ link to our STAR values. (Safe, Trust, Achieve, Resilience).

Over the next few weeks, the school council will be writing a piece of information for the newsletter to explain to you about each of the above.

Swimming

Swimming starts next week, Mondays for children who have received invitations in Years 5 & 6 and Year 3 swimming starts on Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school with a towel, swimming costume/trunks and caps for any child with longer length hair. Children can only wear goggles if we have received the completed permission forms. Year 3 parents who have already completed the forms, do not need to complete another form.

Thank you as ever for your continued support.

Mrs Wilmer