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We are ready for the heatwave!, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 15th Jul 2022 @ 1:39pm

Hello all,

A couple of very hot days in term time is not that unusual (I've been teaching for 31 years!) but I thought that  in light of all the media coverage, I would detail what our plans are for the heatwave next week so you know your children are in safe hands. I want you to know that we are thinking ahead in a measured and practical way. I’ve checked with the Trafford Hot Weather Guidance for Schools. There are no maximum temperatures identified as 'too hot' but we must make sure that everyone is comfortable. 

On Monday it appears that it will be hottest from 4pm – so school will be over - and on Tuesday from 1pm (Met Office M32 charts Met Office forecast M32 Monday & Tuesday ) and we will monitor any changes.

Classrooms – we do have good ventilation and black out blinds on each window. We can use the Food Technology classroom and Library if any classrooms get uncomfortably hot in the afternoon. They are air-conditioned. The hall is also a big, cool space.The way the school is designed means that most of our classrooms are not in direct sunlight.

PE - Mr Jordan is adapting the sessions so pupils are doing activities that don’t involve running or intense physical activity and he will use shady areas to break up the lessons

Lunchtimes – we will stagger the lunch break so pupils are not out for 30/40 minutes in one block. We will provide extra water for all children.

Water – we have two chilled water fountains inside school and one outside on the playground that pupils are able to access all day.

Ice pops – these did not freeze in time for Sports Day so all pupils can have an ice pop on our hottest afternoon! Thanks to the PTFA for these.

How you can help

    • Light uniform (no ties needed)
    • Water bottle (put ice in if you like)
    • Sun cream on before your child comes to school
    • A hat for your child (don’t worry we do have baseball school caps if you haven’t)

To be fair, the school site and grounds are a lot more spacious than our homes and will be cooler.  Let’s enjoy the weather safely while it lasts and we can look back on this week when it rains for a month in November!

Reading Award, by Mrs Clifford

Date: 14th Jul 2022 @ 8:42am

We are delighted to announce that after our recent assessment in the Liverpool Reading Quality Mark, we were awarded SILVER. This shows how the whole school is committed to ‘Reading for Pleasure’. This is a fantastic achievement for the school. A huge thank you to all of the parents, pupils, staff, governors and community who have supported us in achieving this award. A summary report of the success in meeting the criteria and the strengths of the school will be upload for you to read as soon as we receive it.

We are now going for GOLD!

Community Book Swap, by Mrs Clifford

Date: 5th Jul 2022 @ 2:54pm

Thank you to everyone that has donated to our Community Book Swap shed. We hope you enjoy reading the books and swapping with other Parents / Carers and children. 

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Year 6 Play and Party, by Mr Boyer

Date: 4th Jul 2022 @ 11:09pm

Please find details of the Year 6 Play and Leavers Party.

July News Update - staffing, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 1st Jul 2022 @ 3:00pm

Please find the latest news update with staffing news. Parents and carers have been sent a copy via parent message too. 

Dates until the end of the year, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 1st Jul 2022 @ 2:35pm

Please see another copy of the dates for the rest of the year. Kind regards, Mrs Nunwick

 

Jubilee Party, by Mrs Clifford

Date: 19th May 2022 @ 10:54am

The school council is very excited to announce that we will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Friday 20th May, which is our last day before we break up for half term. There is a fun filled day planned for all children to enjoy. There will be decorations around the playground and inside the school. 

Clothes:

To celebrate this day we would like children to either wear something red, white or blue, or their best party clothes. This may be something they would wear for a party or celebration that they would like to show off in school. Please can children wear sensible footwear as there will be lots of activities today. 

Food:

All children will have their lunch as normal on Friday, however in the afternoon we will be having a whole school ‘street party’ where each child will have a traditional British dessert. Our amazing school kitchen is making each child a scone, with jam and cream (optional) to enjoy outside. There will be an alternative option for children with any allergies. Drinks for the street party will also be provided by school. 

Children are able to bring in food for their own table at the ‘street party’ to share with other children. Children may wish to bring food from their culture to share- the staff would most definitely encourage this! Or children may wish to bring in some sweets, crisps, small treats to share as a table. 

Activities:

We are excited to share that we will be having a bouncy obstacle course in school next Friday, which will be great fun for the children. There will be an opportunity for each year group to have time on this throughout the day. As well as this, Mr Lowe will be playing some traditional British games with the children. We all have our fingers crossed for some nice weather. 

Yours sincerely,

MPJS School Council

News Update May 2022, by Mrs Clifford

Date: 19th May 2022 @ 11:55am

Please see the May Newsletter with details about upcoming events and news 

Book Fair this week, by Mrs Clifford

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 11:41am

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RED NOSE DAY!!!, by Mrs Clifford

Date: 15th Mar 2022 @ 11:21am

Red Nose Day is on Friday 18th March and we are asking our children to come to school dressed as their favourite superhero or sporting hero! They will still need to wear comfortable clothes as they will be doing lots of sporting activities during the day, so trainers are a must along with their Red Noses! 

The children will also be taking part in decorating biscuits and there will a climbing wall too!

We are asking for a minimum donation of £2 to support Comic Relief/Sport Relief. 

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World Book Day / Harry Potter event, by Mrs Clifford

Date: 1st Mar 2022 @ 10:13am

World Book Day/ Reading Information
Dear Parents/Carers,
 
On Thursday 3rd of March we will be celebrating World Book Day. The children are invited to dress up as their favourite character/author and are encouraged to bring in their favourite book. We will be taking part in fun reading related activities throughout the day. We kindly ask for a £1 donation that will be used to purchase some new library resources. (We will not be having our annual book fair until 28th March as this will then coincide with parents evening.)
 
In honour of the 25th anniversary of JK Rowling's first Harry Potter' book, The Philosopher's Stone, we will be hosting a Harry Potter event after school on the same day as World Book Day. The event will run from 3:30 to 4:45. The children will be provided with drinks and snacks and are encouraged to bring in their Harry Potter books to read whilst The Philosopher's Stone is being shown on the big screen. Please bring sleeping bags/blankets as this event will take place in the hall and will be set up in the style of a reading sleepover. If your child would like to attend this event, please complete the Google Form document by Wednesday 2nd March.
THIS EVENT LINK HAS NOW CLOSED AS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT HAS BEEN REACHED 
 
 
Mrs Edwards and Mrs Wood will be running some reading workshops for parents to support with home reading. This is wonderful opportunity to come into school in a relaxed environment and see how we read with the children. Workshops are informal and fun and will include your child/children. Tea and biscuits will be provided. No need to book a place, simply turn up and enjoy. Please direct any questions to Mrs Edwards.
 
Dates:
Monday 7th March 9:30am
Monday 7th March 2pm
Tuesday 15th March 9:30am
 
Thank you

February News Update, by Mrs Clifford

Date: 25th Feb 2022 @ 1:08pm

Please see the February Newsletter with details about upcoming events and news 

November News Update, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 10th Nov 2021 @ 1:20pm

Latest newsletter here - has also been sent out on ParentPay

A few updates and event information for you, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 11:07am

Hello MPJS Parents and Carers,

I have had to send you another Covid letter this morning, because Public Health sent out the wrong letter about the advice for household testing, lateral flow tests etc. on Friday. They forget to add a list of exceptions so you now have these. 


If you are in doubt about any aspect of absence/attendance or what to do re: covid or illness or the ever changing advice, always ask our knowledgeable office staff – we go through the new rules case by case every day!


Face coverings
Please wear these for inside events for the next few weeks, such as when in the reception office/celebration assembly/meetings. I am also restricting visitors to one adult per child for all events until half term (toddlers and babies do not count). I think this is a fair compromise so please support this. These events will include:


•    Weekly Friday Celebration Assembly
•    Year 3 Parent Meetings
•    Year 5 Anglo Saxon Assembly 
•    Macmillan Cake Sale 


Harvest Appeal Tuesday 12/10/21
Our Harvest Festival Assembly is tomorrow and we will be accepting donations tomorrow and for the rest of the week. Food and toiletries for Stretford Foodbank (list below) please and cash donations towards our Afghan Refugee Appeal via Care4Calais. We will record the children singing our Harvest songs for you and put them on the website.


Macmillan Cake Sale Friday 15/12/21
We are selling cakes to raise money for Macmillan Cancer in the Hall on Friday 15th October at the end of the day (from 3pm). Please bring some spending money in, come and buy cakes and any cake donations are more than welcome of course. Each class is cooking in the Food Tech Room this week to help support the charity appeal.


Year 3 Parents Drop-in Meetings Thursday 14/10/21 then Wednesday 20/10/21
In the hall (larger space) and we have the PVC screens in place too between teachers and parents.

Obviously, for all these events we ask that you do not attend if you or anyone in your household has covid symptoms.


Personal Social Health and Economic Education Survey Google Form 1
Please see a google form going out later this week with a paper copy of our curriculum. In 2019, we did meet with a group of parents about some of the reports going round about relationships education in schools. Parents were happy with what we told them about our school approach, but we thought we should refresh you as we are back to teaching all subjects.


Home Technology Survey Google Form 2
We will end this out on Friday. It is to see who has access to a laptop or device and Wi-Fi for Google Classroom and online homework and any periods of home learning. We can support you. If you are a year 3 parent, you may not know that we had 100% take up of our twice-a-day live Google Lessons during lockdown 2 :)

Kind regards, Mrs Nunwick

Cash Donation for Afghan Refugees in Manchester - we are donating to Care4Calais Manchester 

OR 

Stretford Food Bank Requests (see below)

02/10/21 WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT 

   
•    TINNED SALMON AND TUNA
•    RICE (MICROWAVE)
•    POT NOODLES 
•    TINNED MEAT
•    JAM AND MARMALADE
•    TINNED FRUIT
•    GRAVY MIX
•    TINNED CUSTARD
•    STUFFING
•    JELLY & ANGEL DELIGHT
•    PICKLES / TABLE SAUCES ETC
•    CRISPS / CRACKERS
•    BOX OF BISCUITS / PACKETS OF BISCUITS
•    BOX OF CHOCOLATES / MINT CHOCOLATES
•    SELECTION BOXES
•    MINCE PIES
•    NIBBLES/NUTS
•    SMALL CHOCOLATE TREATS FOR KIDS SUCH AS CHOCOLATE COINS
•    CHRISTMAS PUDDING (SINGLE AND FAMILY SIZES)
•    DOG & CAT PET FOOD
•    WIPES/TISSUES
•    SHAMPOO
•    CONDITIONERS
•    SHOWER GEL

CURRENTLY WE HAVE PLENTY OF:
•    BAKED BEANS
•    DRY PASTA
•    SOUP

 

Music Mark 3rd year running!, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 1st Oct 2021 @ 4:16pm

We are thrilled to say that Trafford Music Hub has awarded us the Music Mark 2021 - 2022 for our commitment to high quality music teaching and experiences for our pupils. As you will know, we continued music lessons during the school closures and combined in-person music lessons (key workers) with Google Meet for the rest of the class working at home - so this is well deserved everybody! 

Club Calendar Autumn term, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 15th Sep 2021 @ 9:28am

Please see our Club Calendar for the autumn term and how to book your child onto the clubs. Starts next week!

Covid Risk Assessment, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 6th Sep 2021 @ 8:12am

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find the covid trisk assesment for September 2021 with the correct information about close contacts not having to isolate if under 8 or double jabbed. ANy queries, please contact me at schol or use the email address info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk.

Many thanks,

Mrs Nunwick.

Return to School Video, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 3rd Sep 2021 @ 11:38am

Hello everyone, here is a video to let you know how we have prepared for our return - covid rules, arrangements for first day back etc. Please share this video with any Infant Parents. Mrs Nunwick

Back to School Arrangements, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 30th Aug 2021 @ 4:19pm

We are on the countdown to the start of term now and a new school year offers so many promises and new opportunities. Please find the back to school letter attached plus the school uniform/equipment list for you. See you all on Monday 6th September.

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Nunwick 

ROBINWOOD - IMPORTANT NOTES, by Miss Isbister

Date: 15th Jul 2021 @ 9:39am

Please note some important points about Robinwood tomorrow:

  • TRAVEL SICKNESS- if your child has ever felt sick whilst travelling before, please inform us and give them a tablet
  • Children should come in the side hall entrance with their luggage tomorrow at 9am
  • Parents/carers are welcome to wait in the outside area by the hall to wave us off at approx. 9:30!
  • ALL medication should be handed in to Mr Boyer/Mrs Hilton who will be on the ramp
  • Bring suncream (sunhat optional) 
  • No eating/drinking allowed on the coach
  • Sweets/drinks can be packed in case- please no nuts or fizzy drinks 
  • Max. £10 to use in onsite shop
  • No electrical items allowed
  • Get a good night's sleep tonight! 

Sports Day 2021, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 28th Jun 2021 @ 4:49pm

Dear parents and carers,

As 5H are isolating this week, we are going ahead with Sports Day for Y3 and 4 this week on Thursday 1st July (weather looking good at the moment), then doing Upper Junior (Y5 and Y6) Sports Day on our reserve day - Friday 9th July. We are allowing parents to attend the 'traditional races' part of Sports Day. Our children are old enough to understand the routines and organisation - the benefits of being a junior school!

Please see the attached document with the arrangements for the two days.

Best Wishes,

Sally Nunwick

Summer dates 2021, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 12th May 2021 @ 3:58pm

Grammar School Timetable for 2022 Admission, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 4th May 2021 @ 5:11pm

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Please find the link to the grammar Schools admission timetable for 2022. many of you have asked me and is it out late this year. Kind regards,

Mrs Nunwick

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Moss Park Junior School
Moss Park Road,
Stretford, Manchester M32 9HR

Mrs. S. Nunwick

Tel: 0161 864 1710

Fax: 0161 864 1723

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