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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

file:///W:/Timetables/2020%202021/summer%201%202021/Admission-Timetable-for-Admissions-to-Year-7-2022-1.pdf

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

Y6 Information for summer term, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 22nd Apr 2021 @ 4:04pm

Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers,

As well as the class photos – full uniform please – we will be taking Leaver’s Photos. These are lovely individual portraits of your child and are usually a more casual pose than the autumn ones. Hopefully outside if the light is right. We put them together into a Leavers’ Year Book that we buy for all the children so that children can sign these at the end of the term.

While I am on the subject of Leavers’ we are hoping for a couple of things:

  1. If the covid roadmap is going as planned on 17th May, residential trips CAN go ahead so Robinwood will be on. They always keep all school bubbles separate from others anyway. Watch this space for more detail.
  2. We are not currently allowed to do performances, but again after 17th May, it is likely that it will be possible to have parents attending the Leavers’ Assembly outside in July. If it is we are buying big speakers and that will be a lovely event. Fingers crossed!
  3. Miss Isbister is sorting out the Leavers’ Hoodies. We will be asking parents and carers for a contribution of £10 and we will pay the rest of the cost.

Thanks,

Mrs Nunwick

Parents Evenings, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 19th Apr 2021 @ 3:37pm

Hello everyone,

Save the Date

Schools are still not able to have large events in school this term so I have managed to secure the Sevenways Methodist Church Hall again for full day ‘Parents Evenings’. We have had to get in quick as they are starting to get groups using the halls again. 

Monday 26th April – Year 6 (8.30 – 5.30)

Tuesday 27th April – Year 3 (8.30 – 5.30)

Friday 30th April – Year 4 (8.15 – 5.00)

Tuesday 4th May – Year 5 (8.30 – 5.30)

You will be able to see all your children’s work books and have a good chat with your teacher about their progress. You will receive their ‘Individual Assessment Summary’ showing their achievements in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science.

A link to a google form will be sent by T2P for you to identify your preferred time band. 

You will then receive a text confirming your exact time later this week. We will have all Covid systems of control in place. You will be asked to wear a face covering on entry to the Hall, but may remove this if you wish when seated as we have the Perspex screens and we can ensure social distancing.

Please return as soon as possible.

Many thanks,

Mrs Nunwick 

Headteacher end of term update 1/4/2021, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 1st Apr 2021 @ 4:30pm

Hello everyone,

I hope you find this information useful for all the bits and bobs you need to know for next term. I will send a letter out via Parent Pay with dates on next week.

I have previously mentioned that we will be running extra year group sports and games lessons after school. These will start week beginning Monday 26/4/2021. You will sign up for those via Parent Pay (they are free) from Monday 19th April - we hope the whole year group will attend with a Sports Coach, Teacher and Teaching Assistant supervising. 

Have a lovely break and see you on the 19th April!

Warm regards,

Mrs Nunwick 

How to get lateral flow test kits for your household, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 22nd Mar 2021 @ 5:22pm

Hello everyone,

As I mentioned in Friday's Assembly, we have (mainly in Y3 and Y4) quite a few coughs, sore throats, colds and poorly tummies at the moment. We usually get these in October, so I'm thinking it is because the children have come back into contact after pretty much 3 months away from each other and don't have the immunity (note, I am not a Doctor!). The staff are doing the lateral flow tests twice a week, and the Government is now giving the kits free to all households with school age children to do at home if they like. I have pasted some information and links for you here:

"Collect test kits

You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests.

Anyone 18 or over can collect.

Most collection points are open from 1.30pm to 7pm. You can check online if the location is open or busy before you go. You do not need to make an appointment.

Do not visit a collection point outside opening hours, as it may be used to test people with coronavirus symptoms outside these times.

Find your nearest home test kit collection point.

OR you can get them delivered to your home. Here is the link to the form:

https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

Order by phone

If you’re eligible but you cannot order online, call 119.

Lines are open 7am to 11pm and calls are free."

I hope you find the links useful - some parents have used theirs to test their child when they have had a cough at the weekend - just as an initial indicator - and have kept me in the loop on info@mpjs-traffford.co.uk - thank you for that. 

Mrs Nunwick 

School Uniform Refresher March 2021 Focus on Accessories, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 16th Mar 2021 @ 12:13pm

Hello, I have enclosed the section on jewellery/hair etc. Pupils will be asked to remove jewellery today - put in named envelopes and taken home. If we believe that the item is valuable, we will store in the office for you to collect. Thank you for supporting us with our uniform and Health and Safety and Equality policies.

Jewellery, make up and nail varnish

  • It is encouraged that pupils do not wear jewellery to school, for health and safety reasons.
  • No rings, necklaces or bracelets are allowed in school
  • Should a pupil have pierced ears, very small, plain stud earrings should only be worn 
  • In order to comply with health and safety laws, earrings must either be covered with a plaster - provided by parents -  during all PE activities, or not worn on that day. All earrings must be removed before a swimming lesson
  • Watches may be worn to school (not smart watches), however, they must be removed before any PE lessons and please note that the school will be unable to take any responsibility for any jewellery or watches that are lost or damaged.
  • Nail varnish should not be worn in school

Hair

  • We recommend that hair should be neat and tidy and worn with no extremes of style or colour
  • Any hair accessories, e.g. bobbles, clips or headbands should be plain and in school colours of red, white, black, silver or gold, and of an appropriate size. No large bows, novelty headbands or large accessories are allowed in school
  • Long hair should always be tied back off the face for health, safety and hygiene reasons. 

Clothing and Items of religious significance

  • Head coverings should be plain and in school colours, not include pins and should be a safe length (able to be tucked into a top for PE for example)
  • A maximum of one item such as a kara is to be worn in school, and these should either be taken off or covered with a sweatband during PE for health and safety reasons
  • Jewellery or items that are not considered compulsory articles of faith should not be worn in school

Comic Relief Friday 19th March 2021, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 12th Mar 2021 @ 4:56pm

Hello everyone,

Thank you for suporting us this week - we have had a great week back!

Next Friday it is Comic Relief - Red Nose Day - and we want to support this as we do every year.

Everyone will dress up as a superhero (the theme this year) in their team colours if possible. Please do not spend money on this if you don't have any t shirts/costumes - a home made cape or mask for example is perfect!

Children will be creating their own masks in school in their team colours on Thursday afternoon.

We will be asking pupils to perform their jokes and comical stories for the rest of the school on Friday morning - so dust off your best jokes if you want to enter the competition - a prize for the winners!

We will be holding heats for a "Red nose and spoon race" during PE next week and we will run our final races on Friday. Lots of Team Points will be given out to racers and winners!

We ask for a contribution of around £1 for this charity event. You can find out more about Red Nose Day 2021 here:

https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/

 

First Day Back Review, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 8th Mar 2021 @ 3:51pm

Thank you for today! We had a ‘full house’. The day went very well – too quickly - and all the children had a smile on their faces. As usual, we review things after day one and we have a few things we need you to help us with at the end of the day please:

  1. As per the back to school sheet, at 3.15 pm Y5 and Y6 'walk home on their own' pupils leave. The remaining Y5 and Y6 pupils stay with teachers until their parents can be seen.
  2. At 3.25 pm, Y3 and Y4 pupils (and the remaining 20% of Y5 and Y6 who are collected by an adult) leave.
  3. I have now moved the Y4 waiting zone further away from the Y3 waiting zone. There are more parents in the lower junior sections so we need more space.
  4. Only one parent should be on the playground – this will reduce the numbers waiting.
  5. Please stand well back from the children – fill up from the back fence please. We can see you clearly.

I know it is inconvenient to have the staggered exit times, especially when you factor in Infant times too, but it won't be forever.

  • Can I also ask that any chrome books are returned tomorrow? Plus the CGP Science books, any reading books and records.
  • Y5 and Y4 have PE on Wednesday - they wear PE kits plus their red jumper/cardigan for other work.
  • Facebook Assembly will be back on at 10.00 am on Friday. It will be Year 3 this week in the hall.
  • We think that all Dinner Money issues on Parent Pay have been sorted now - please let the office know if you are still having a problem.
  • I have attached the blue 'covid guidance for parents' poster here (tells you what to do in different situations re: covid) and will send out paper copies tomorrow.
  • Here is the link to the blue 'covid guidance poster' in lots of different languages 
  • https://www.trafforddirectory.co.uk/kb5/trafford/fsd/advice.page?id=XKHdwMo4g0Y

I hope you find this information sheet useful. We want to make sure we are all safe and that we do not have to close Bubbles if at all possible. I have highlighted sections on the paper sheet where there has been the most common misunderstanding amongst parents at MPJS.

Best regards,

Mrs Nunwick

Celebration PLUS Question and Answer Session with the Head, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 5th Mar 2021 @ 11:43am

Hello,

The Question & Answer session about the full return of pupils starts after the assembly section and the pupils have sung their song - at 16 minutes if you want to go straight to the information section. Hope you find this helpful! Mrs Nunwick.

Arrangements Friday 5th March (Pupils currently attending), by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 1st Mar 2021 @ 3:42pm

Dear Parents and Carers,

We want to make sure that we are fully ready for all the children returning on Monday 8th March and so our last Google teaching session will be 1.00 - 1.45 pm on Friday for all children.

We ask that if your child can be safely looked after at home from 1.45 pm onwards, that they do go home.

We will open our playground for you as usual so just wait in your usual zone.

If you intend picking up a brother or sister from the Infants from you must inform their office so that they know who to bring from their classrooms out to you outside the main Infant entrance. Please observe social distancing whilst waiting.

For those children who cannot be safely cared for at home because of outside working commitments, they will be able to stay in school (childcare) supervised by a Teaching Assistant, until 3.30 pm.

We will be sending the children home with a slip later this week so that we know who is being picked up, who can walk home (Y5 and Y6 plus younger siblings) or if you have no childcare that afternoon and need your child to stay in school.

Thank you for your support. I hope your child has found this time in school enjoyable and that we have been of some assistant to you as parents and carers too.

Best regards,

Mrs Nunwick

 

Return to School 8th March 2021, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 25th Feb 2021 @ 5:06pm

Dear MPJS Parents and Carers,

Our wait is over and we now have a set date for all our children to return to school! This week, I am waiting for Trafford to share their plan with us and I am having conversations with staff about different aspects of the return to school - curriculum, timetabling, health etc. I hope to be able to share all this with you on Friday afternoon so that you can start planning and preparing your family for our return.

As usual, we will have a very strong Risk Assessment that protects us all. Covid cases per 100.000 people in Trafford are MUCH lower now than at any point in the autumn term (when were fully open), we have put the winter behind us now and we cannot wait to see all our lovely boys and girls again.

Attendance is compulsory for all pupils from Monday 8th March and, just like in September, we expect that we will see full attendance for those children who are fit and well. We did fantastically well in the autumn term, and actually our attendance rate was higher than the normal autumn term period.

Please contact me next week to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. You can set up a telephone appointment with me via the school office or email me on info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk as I can  read these emails out of school hours, email you back or give you a call back when I am next in school.

We are looking forward to 'suspending' remote learning and getting back to face to face learning - we have missed you all so much!

Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at Moss Park Junior School

MPJS Tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 8:58am

We were very sad to hear of the passing of Captain Tim. He inspired so many people and his message, "Tomorrow will be a better day" is such an optimistic one that many of us say to ourselves during this difficult period. The staff have read his story and Year 5 have sung one ouf our Values songs: Hope. Enjoy!

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