Headteacher Weekly Bulletin 16th May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have come to the end of  a week in which our Year 6 pupils have completed around 5 hours of SATs and they have been amazing. They were like machines in the arithmetic test! Gurkuran finished the 30 minute paper in SEVEN minutes - a school record. I told Jakub he was 'on fire' after his confident performance in the reading test. He replied with a big smile on his face, "I know I am. That's because Mrs Valentine gave me 2 slices of toast!" (not poor Mr Boyer who taught him all year)You hear a lot in the press about how stressful SATs are but please be assured that because of consistently good teaching every year, we don't have to cram in lots of new learning and so that isn't an issue here. We only missed our drama workshop with Artis this weeek because it actually clashed with a test! A big thank you to all staff involved in SATs week as they have ensured that week has gone smoothly. We get the results back in July and I speak to each pupil individually in my office to let them know how proud I am of ALL their achievements at Moss Park.

Next week is packed full of events and we have lots of fundraising type things going on. Here goes...

Non Uniform Day Friday 17th May. £1 donation for prizes for the PTFA Family Night in June would be gratefully received. This is a great way to support the PTFA even if you can't come to the event.

Ice Pop Friday starts tomorrow!

The PTFA are giving Year 6 £2 each towards their personalised Leavers' Hoodies  - a new MPJS tradition. We think they should work for the money (!) so they will be selling Ice Pops at the end of the day on the playground - 30p each. Pupils in after school clubs can buy an icepop at the same time as their friends. We will be running this every Friday until the Summer Fair.

Movie Day - organised by Year 6

Our enterprising Y6 pupils have organised a Movie Day on Wednesday 22nd May. for the school. You have all had the letter and I will upload the letter with details to this page tomorrow. We hope as many of you as possible will support our Class of 2019 at this event. Just think, in no time at all it will be your little ones proudly wearing their souvenirs of primary school...

We are very excited to let you know that the Mayor of Trafford is coming to cheer us on in our Cancer Research Race For Life on Friday 24th May. Please support the charity by getting sponsor forms back to us after the race. All monies raised will go to Cancer Research. You are, of course, welcome to come onto the field to cheer us on. Year 3 and 4 will be setting off at 9.45 am and then Year 5 and 6 will follow. Any queries please ask for Mrs Hilton who is based in Year 5 - she has organised the whole thing.

We are going on the big field every day now to build up our stamina - please make sure your child has full PE kit all week next week.

Sports Camp Holiday Club 

Please don't forget to send your slips in as soon as possible to book places at Mr Jordan's Teaching Sport holiday club that is happening again in school in the second week of the holidays - he need to know numbers to place staff. His contact number is on the flyers for any questions and slips can come back into the office.

Don't forget we are closed on Thursday 23rd May for the EU elections. Teachers will be  making a start on writing their annual pupil written reports, which you will receive in July.

That's it for now. I will publish the results of the Parent Questionnaire at the start of next week - I have had two groups for SATs every day and the week has flown by!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Nunwick