Headteacher Weekly News & Spring Dates 7th Janury 2020

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Welcome back to all our MPJS families,

Well, we all look a lot more awake and eager to learn today (teachers and pupils!) This first day after Christmas break is always a shock to the system. Pupils tend to make the most progress in the spring term so we are looking forward already to telling you all about your child’s achievement at Parents Evening in the end of March. We think you will be impressed! Our MPJS values theme for the term is ‘LOVE’ and started with an assembly showing maps of our local area and the world to show how far love spreads and to reflect our families and friends in other countries. Today we have studied the book, “Guess How Much I Love You” and talked about how LOVE is enormous and can’t be counted.

Uniform/PE Kit

I did a ‘start of term’ uniform and shoe check yesterday. Thank you for your support with our school uniform policy (on website). We think we have a smart and affordable uniform. We like to think we are preparing children for their future learning and the world of work.  Please continue to let us know if there is a reason for a short term uniform issue so we can work with you.

Please note: We are happy for pupils to put their PE trainers on at breaks for going on our running track/lunchtime games etc. This should hopefully mean that their school shoes last longer too!

E- Safety Assessment Day

This was postponed in the autumn and is now going ahead on Friday 31st January. We welcome parents coming in to talk to the assessor about what the school does to promote internet safety. I am proposing that if you fancy helping us out but want to know more about it, please come for a coffee and a chat on Friday 24th January with me at 9.00 am and we can talk through the sort of things she will be talking about. The ‘proper’ meeting with parents will be at 9.00 am on Friday 31st January. All welcome on one or both days!

Pantomime and Science Theatre

We have got two exciting show this half term – Robin Hood/Babes in the Wood traditional pantomime and ‘Light Fantastic’ from Kinetic Science Theatre. We are asking you for a single £3 contribution towards these shows. Please pay on Parent Pay as usual. Thank you.

I’ve copied some key dates onto here, attached a file document and will display the dates in the Notice Board too.

Kind regards,

Mrs Nunwick


Term 2020

Wednesday 8th January

Y4 Swimming starts back

Thursday 9th January

Lostock College visiting Y5 re: their spring Food Technology project

Monday 13th January

After School Clubs start back

Tuesday 14th January

Y3 trip to Chester Zoo

Friday 17th January

5J to Lostock College

Friday 17th January



We are asking for a single contribution of just £3 towards the total cost of the pantomime & the science theatre show – thank you.

Whole School Pantomime

Robin Hood & Babes in the Wood



Tuesday 21st January

  • Kinetic Science Theatre ‘The Light Fantastic’

Thursday 23rd January

  • Y4 to Chester Zoo

Friday 24th January

  • 5H to Lostock College

Friday 31st January

  • 360 E Safety Assessment Day
  • NatWest Money Sense visit to Y6
  • 5J to Lostock College

Thursday 6th February

  • PTFA Spring Discos (after school)

Friday 7th February

  • 5H  to Lostock College

Friday 7th February

Break up for half term holidays

Monday 17th February

  • Back to School

Friday 21st February

  • Whole School going over to Lostock for the Allegro Dance performance
Tuesday 25th February
  • 5H to Z Arts in Hulme with their link school Norbury Hall, Stockport

Tuesday 3rd March

  • 5J to Z Arts in Hulme with their link school Norbury Hall, Stockport

Monday 9th March

  • Open Week for parents (English Focus)

Tuesday 17th March

  • St Patrick’s Day (members of cubs/rainbows, brownies, scouts, guides etc. can wear their uniform tops today)

Tuesday 24th March

  • 5J Robot Workshop all day
  • Stretford Singathon

Thursday 26th March

  • 5H Robot workshop all day


  • Spring Term Parents Evening 3.30 – 7.00 pm

Friday 27th March

  • Spring term ‘big’ Certificate Assembly
  • Spring Enrichment Activity Day (whole school)


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