Headteacher Weekly News 20th January 2020

Dear Parents & Carers,

Apologies for no update last week – I said that sometimes I won’t manage it and last week was a crazy week!

Last Monday we launched our assembly theme of World Religion Day and the Ethos team stepped up to help me lead a multi-faith assembly that used our children to talk about aspects of their religion such as festivals, what prayer looks like, sets of rules for life. The classes are creating a whole school art frieze to commemorate the work done this week.

It is Martin Luther King Day today and the pupils were silent watching MLK deliver his “I have a dream” speech. It is amazing for them to be able to see real footage of an historical event. We linked our assembly to our school values – we have just installed a large mural at the front of the hall and we could see equality, unity and community up there as well as our 6 key values.

Cross Country

Congratulations and thanks to all our children who turned up on a cold morning to represent the school at Trafford Schools Cross Country Competition at Longford Park on Saturday. Our Year 6 boys’ team came 2nd and so did our Y5 boys. Our girls are great and raced in great times – but only Betty, Jasmine and Sophie ran and we need a minimum of 3 pupils in each year group to qualify as a team. We are looking forward to next year as we had 16 boys running for Y5 (and younger) and just need Jasmine and Sophie to persuade more girls to join them!

Please Help!

This is just a reminder that I would be really grateful if some parents could meet with me this Friday (24th) when you have dropped your child off (for 9.00 am) for a quick run through of the sort of questions the E Safety Assessor will be asking parents on Friday 31st January about what your child knows about e safety and how we inform you as parents. Miss McEvoy and I will have everything you need and answer any questions. Tea, coffee and biscuits are on offer! ALL WELCOME.

Mr Jordan’s Sports Camp – February half term

Want to find something for the children to do in the holidays? Want to encourage your child to keep fit and have fun with their friends? Then the Holiday Club at MPJS is perfect! It’s just £12 per day and feedback from the children is always great. You don’t have to commit to all week, you can choose from 1 day up to 5. The pupils are in a safe environment and Mr Jordan’s team are all great. Leaflets coming out tonight.

Thanks to parents who volunteered to support us in the Chester Zoo trip (especially in the awful weather) – we will try to make sure that any parents who we were not able to take will get first refusal next time round.

In other news, I have started a lottery bid application to create an outdoor gym and all weather surfacing on the grass near the Fitness Trail. Fingers crossed! We are visiting Lostock College next Friday to see their Food Technology Room so we can progress this project. The places we have seen so far have been much smaller than we are looking at so we need to look at High School facilities. I will let you know when I have an update on both projects.

Have a lovely week,

Mrs Nunwick