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Tier 3 Poster from 2nd December 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 1st Dec 2020 @ 3:21pm

Please see a copy of the new Tier 3 rules for Greater Manchester starting midnight tonight. Hope it is useful for you. Mrs Nunwick.

Dates and Info for December 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 30th Nov 2020 @ 2:47pm

Moss Park Junior School Dates and Information for December 2020

Hello everyone, we are getting into that time of the year where we have lot of things going on so thought I would go through a few dates and items for you. Hope you find it useful.

Christmas Tree Decoration Assembly

Slightly different this year. Please bring baubles in from tomorrow. If you don’t have any that’s fine, we have lots of spares to choose from. We are going to record Y4/5/6 on Thursday 3rd December then at the end of a shorter FB Live Celebration Assembly on Friday 4th December, Year 3 will hang their baubles up and the youngest children in the school will turn the lights on while all the classes watch from their classrooms. Please join us: for those without Facebook, the videos will be on the school website later on Friday.

Christmas Post Box/Gifts for Teachers

Our Christmas Post box will be underneath the MPJs noticeboard outside school every morning for pupils to post their cards. Last Post day will be Friday11th December. We will hand out all cards on Monday 7th December and Monday 14th December. Some parents have asked me about presents for teachers – these are not expected (but we are always grateful) and we know the children get a thrill from handing them over! You can hand over presents as usual directly to teachers and we will just follow our common sense covid controls.

Our Charity Day/Non-Uniform Day – Friday 11th December

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We support this local charity every other year. This project run entirely by volunteers takes prepared hot food and snacks to rough sleepers in south and central Manchester. They do a cracking job helping our most vulnerable members of society. We’ve talked about homelessness in Assembly this week and the pupils have been really thoughtful and understanding. On Friday 11th December, pupils can wear: Christmas/seasonal jumpers or simply own clothes in bright colours and please provide a donation or two of:

  • Food – Canned food (canned meat, canned fruit or veg), rice, pasta, just add-water snacks (pot noodle type pots
  • Drink – Bottles of water, bottles/cartons of soft drinks/juices
  • Male/Female Clothing: Coats, waterproofs, jumpers, t-shirts, jeans, tracksuit bottoms, new underwear, socks, hats, gloves. All items must be clean & in wearable condition
  • Toiletries – Single packaged toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, baby or wet wipes
  • Sleeping bags – Clean sleeping bags always welcome

You can find more information about the charity here: http://maddogshomelessproject.org.uk/

Parents Evening Dates/Virtual Pantomimes

Thanks for all those families who have booked their slots. If you haven’t, there are still some spaces so just phone the office and they will try to fit you onto the lists. Each year group will be watching the virtual pantomime we have booked, “Cinderella”, with me in the hall as part of the day when their teachers are at Sevenways Church Hall.

Reminder of dates: Thursday 3rd December (Year 6), Thursday 10th December (Year 4), Friday 11th December (Year 5), Thursday 17th December (Year 3)

 

Party Days

Tuesday 15th December (Lower KS2) and Thursday 17th (Upper KS2)

These will be taking place in class/year group bubbles. Pupils can come in own clothes and stay in them all day. You will be getting a letter about party food contributions we are asking you to bring in. with a heavy heart, I have to say we can’t have the usual fresh food you lovingly make for us – samosas etc. We are going to ask for sealed packets only. TAs will make up and distribute party plates of food to the children so we can be covid secure and still have a good time.

Uniform Sale

We have reunited all uniform with names on to the children, but we still have lots of logo uniform with no name on! We have washed and ironed everything. It will be all hung up in the area outside school from 3pm each night in the last week. There will be an honesty box outside and feel free to take items – suggested donation £2 per sweatshirt/cardigan. Going forward… please label everything!

School Uniform/ PE Kit

All our children look smart most of the time and there is just the odd thing that may be slipping a bit. I am doing a uniform check tomorrow in assemblies. Just a reminder for you so you can re-stock at home if needed:

  • Fashion/coloured trainers are not allowed as a school shoe (black only)
  • Knee boots for girls (and boys) are not allowed in school. If your child wears them to school, you need indoor shoes to change in to as we do when it is ‘wellies weather’!

Please remember that pupils will wear PE pumps provided if there is not a reasonable short term reason for not having the correct footwear

  • Pupils must wear school jumper/cardigan on PE day. PE is indoors now until February half term so no need for hoodies etc.
  • White t shirt (preferably with school logo), plain black/grey/blue shorts or long joggers/leggings only for PE kit please (no football kits/bright colours)
  • We do not have a rule for what trainers your child wears on PE day – that is fine as the children stay in PE kit all day
  • Some children are coming to school without coats – if the temperature drops we won’t let the children out without a coat so please make sure they have a coat and gloves etc. for when we get a cold snap

We hope you are able to watch our Celebration Assembly on Friday so you can see the ‘big switch on’. We tell the children about how Winter Festivals around the world bring light to the darkness and at this difficult time we are living through, I know it will give all of our school community – of all faiths or none - a big lift!

Yours truly,

Mrs Nunwick and all the Staff at Moss Park Junior School

 

MPJS News Update 19th November 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 2:41pm

Please take a moment to watch this short video - there is a covid update for you plus other info. Thanks, Mrs N

MPJS News Update 10th November 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 10th Nov 2020 @ 3:06pm

Moss Park Junior School News Update 10/11/2020

Dear MPJS Families,

Well, here we go again – lockdown mark 2. Thank goodness schools are open this time round – remember those months of home schooling...?

We know that school is the best place for children and they are getting a fantastic education here at Moss Park Junior School in a safe and supportive environment. The catch-up of any missed learning is well and truly underway (as seen in all class’s pupil progress meetings with Mr Boyer and me). At least cases in the community might reduce now that there are more restrictions in place and we have some good news on the horizon with the vaccine announcement last night.

I am sorry about the last minute change to our after school club provision – we could not know that a lockdown was coming at the time. The children who had a place in those clubs will start the week beginning 4th January up to February half term. We will advertise any spare places once we know we have the go ahead!

Remembrance Day 11th November 2020

If your child is in Brownies/Guides/Cub/s Scouts/Boys Brigade etc., they may wear their uniform tops tomorrow for Remembrance Day. If you are new to MPJS, we do this on the days of the Patron Saints of Great Britain and Ireland too. Next one = St Andrew’s Day on 30th November.

Flu vaccination

If for any reason you missed the school flu ‘jab’ day, then please telephone the 0333 358 3397 number on your letter to rearrange an appointment. They will help you with the form and direct you to a pop-up centre locally.

Entry to school in the mornings 8.40 am – 8.55 am

We supervise the area in front of school and our teachers are on duty in class from 8.40 am – this is when we open the gate. I have noticed an increasing number of pupils congregating around the gate from about 8.20 am recently. This risks mixing of year group bubbles, your child is not being supervised and there is no shelter from bad weather. If you need a Breakfast Club place, please use us. You don’t have to be a regular and it doesn’t matter if you have had your breakfast – you can just play; it is just £2 per day from 8.00 am and is free to pupils in receipt of free school meals. Contact the Office or book on Parent Pay. Otherwise, children should not be arriving at school until a few minutes before 8.40 am.

Extra homework challenge competition

Last weekend, our local police force, GMP Trafford North announced that they are hosting an exciting competition! They would like YOU to draw or paint your best picture of a member of the police force. You can choose to draw them on horseback or working with their dog unit - it is totally up to you. Once you have created your picture, pop it in a front window of your home so that they can see it when they are working hard to keep us all safe! To officially enter into the competition, ask a parent or a responsible adult to submit your entry to 'Walshy' (our local PC) at 15448@gmp.police.uk

Next charity event for MPJS

We are supporting Mad Dogs Street Project (based in Chorlton) again this year. This outreach charity cooks huge batches of hot meals and delivers them to rough sleepers on the streets of Manchester. We will be sending a list of foodstuffs – plus other items – that can be brought in to help those most in need this winter. Each class will decorate a box or two to store their donations and we will deliver them in the last week of term.

Parents ‘Evenings’

These were hugely successful in July and you told us that you had appreciated the way we had organised the time slots – plenty of time between and good social distancing and cleaning in place. We are going to use the Sevenways Hall again. We are just securing our dates but these are likely to be Thursdays and Fridays from 9.00 – 5.30 pm in December when there will be no other users.  When I have confirmed the dates, we will send out a paper slip for you to return with your preferred time slot. More details will be on the slip about our covid health and safety arrangements. Staff who are within the year group bubble will cover classes.

PTFA Movie Nights

We wanted to do these for all bubbles this half term but we will now be holding two year group bubble Movie Nights in the Hall on Thursdays in mid-December (Y6 on 10th December and Y5 on 17th December) and two events on Thursdays in January (Y3 on 14th January and Y4 on 21st January). Confirmed dates and times to follow once we know lockdown is over.

Dates for your Diary

Date

Event

Monday 30th November

  • Launch of our Mad Dogs Street Project food collection for Christmas
  • St Andrew’s Day – pupils in uniformed organisations can wear their special tops.

Tuesday 1st December

School Christmas Tree Dressing Celebration – bring a spare bauble from home OR your child can use one of ours (all cleaned). We will pre-record Y4/5/6 for you, upload to Facebook and the school website. We will then show Y3 decorating the tree and singing their seasonal songs during a Facebook Live event. The youngest child in our school will turn the lights on. The rest of the school will watch this from their classrooms!

Thursday 10th December

Y3 & Y4 will be watching Trafford Music Orchestra’s live zoom concert! Y4 missed out last summer and Y3 might not get to the usual annual concert so they will ‘come to us’!

Tuesday  15th December

Lower Junior (Y3 & Y4) Party Day – details to follow

Thursday 17th December

Upper Junior (Y5 & Y6) Party Day – details to follow

Friday 18th December

Autumn Term Certificate Assembly Facebook Live – we have double the certificates today as we do 4 x Super Learners of the term and 4 x MPJS Values Ambassadors per class.

It is hard to try and book events at the moment as things keep changing but I want to at least try! School would be a dull place if we didn’t try to do the extras and we look forward to seeing you to talk about your children’s progress later this term.

Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at MPJS

Don’t forget that you can email me directly on info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk for any updates re: Covid. I have access to this email outside of ‘school hours’ and will help and advise where I can.

 

MPJS After School Clubs during Lockdown, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 4th Nov 2020 @ 5:13pm

Dear Parents and Carers, I have JUST received an email from my Headteacher union, that has informed me that the Government has ruled today that for the next 4 weeks, all 'out of school clubs' are suspended because of the new lockdown rules.

It is apparently to do with trying to stop people travelling to clubs - but even though we this does not affect us as the children are on site the Government is still applying the same rules.

I have heard that school sports/music services are appealing against the rules legally, but until then I am very sorry to say that all the clubs you have signed up to are cancelled.

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO BREAKFAST CLUB OR KOOLKIDZ AS THEY ARE PURELY FOR 'CHILDCARE PURPOSES' AND ARE STILL ON.

Apologies for the news - I will roll over the clubs so that the same children are in them from January to February Half Term.

Yours truly,

Mrs Nunwick

 

MPJS News Update Thursday 22nd October 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 22nd Oct 2020 @ 1:31pm

Moss Park Junior School News Update 22/10/2020

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Well, we made it through to the holidays! Thanks for letting us know promptly about children’s illness, waiting for tests etc. This does help us keep on top of health and wellbeing. I hope you like the work packs we have sent home when you have been at home.

Holiday Homework

We have set some fun whole school art challenges this half term (We will display all our entries around school on return) and we want the whole school to go on ‘EPIC’, which is a ‘Netflix’ type app for on-line reading books we think the children will like. Please upload photos to Facebook of your children doing fun activities so we can share their achievements.

Clubs - correct year groups now matching parent pay!

As said previously, we are not going to charge for clubs this term as each year group will get a shorter block of six lessons – school will absorb the cost for all pupils this term. Parents will pick their children up from their ‘year group parent zone’ in the playground – this keeps us all safe. I am keeping Y3 in singing/drama until Christmas. Book them on Parent Pay as usual please from 4.30 pm today.

Clubs run from Monday 2nd November to Wednesday 9th December (6 weeks)

Monday

Sports Club with Mr Jordan

Year 3

3.30 – 4.30

Monday

Science Club with Mr Ward

Year 6

3.30 – 4.30

Tuesday

Computer and Robotics Club with Mr Ward

Year 4

3.30 – 4.30

Tuesday

Boys and Girls Football Club with Nathan Lowe

Year 5

3.30 – 4.30

Wednesday

Sports Club with Mr Jordan

Year 4

3.30 – 4.30

Wednesday

Singing and Drama Club – MPJS Choir with Miss Jones (Trafford Music Service)

Year 3

3.30 – 4.30

Thank you!

You raised £297 for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital & Young Minds so we will split our money between the two charities. We had a fantastic day.

PTFA Winter Movie nights

We will not be doing discos this autumn but wanted to do something special for our children in a fun and safe way. We are going to run 4 separate movie nights in the hall – a year group bubble at a time in November and December. Dates and details to follow!

Don’t forget to email me on info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk for any updates re: covid. I have access to this email outside of ‘school hours’ and will help and advise where I can. We will not be checking the school telephone in the holidays.

We return to school on Monday 2nd November from 8.40 am and it will be PE kits as usual for Year 6 and Year 3 children.

Have a lovely break, enjoy some rest and family time and see you all soon!

Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at MPJS

News update re: Teachers 2 Parents and other bits!, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 8th Oct 2020 @ 4:59pm

MPJS Newsletter 8th October – Communication and Other Things!

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Hello, I have discovered today that not everyone is getting the T2P texts about events/news – this should be the main way you get a quick message (160 characters!) OR you click a link to straight through to a longer message or video on the school website.

The problem is that many of you have downloaded the T2P APP. We had a problem last year with it too. So now, I am asking you to DELETE the T2P app please. It is too unreliable and you don’t need it. We have all your phone numbers and you will simply get a text instead. You will then get EVERYTHING. These are our 3 main methods of communication at present:

1) Teachers 2 Parents (T2P) is the text system. Used for either a quick message or there will be a link for you to click onto to read or a longer message or video from me on our school website.

2) Parent Pay is the system for proper letters – for example when I wrote to you about school opening, or we send out the holiday list or info about flu jabs and such like. I always copy them to website too.

3) Facebook – this is really easy & good for photos, videos, live events etc. but it is the ‘icing on the cake’ not the main communication method. You should all get 1 & 2.

All parents can view Facebook videos after I have done them on our school website: We will always send links to the page via T2P but just in case:

  • News update videos – Latest News tab
  • Friday Certificate Assemblies PARENTS tab/Weekly Celebration Assembly Video
  • Videos & Photos of children’s work or events – Our Gallery tab

By September 2021 I hope to have ONE platform that does it all!

Events

Friday 9th October – Charity day (red/blue/yellow/green) non-uniform for RMCH, Young Minds. Fun day for the children. £1 minimum please J

10.00 am Certificate Assembly Facebook live event

2.30 pm – Mosstermind Team Final (Y6) on Facebook Live event – cheer on your children’s team!

Thursday 15th October – Freddy Fit all day (please come in PE kits all day)

Friday 16th October – mini reports out

Wednesday 21st October – we will be recording harvest songs and sharing the video with you (Facebook & Website)

Thursday 22nd October – last certificate Assembly of the term and school closes to pupils for the half term holidays

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Monday 2nd November 2020 – we are back in school

For covid related questions, information and illness – please email info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk if it is out of school hours. I have access to this 24/7. Thanks! Mrs Nunwick

Headteacher News Update Video 8th October 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 8th Oct 2020 @ 12:47pm

Individual Photos Thursday 8th October, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 6th Oct 2020 @ 3:49pm

I know some of you will be disappointed that we can't have the usual infant & junior siblings together photos, but we can't mix between the two schools for a large scale event like this under current guidelines. Even the MPIS and MPJS staff don't have face to face contact at the moment. We also don't have a shared space - photos take place in one school or the other each year. Siblings within the same school will still have their photos taken together. I phoned Academy photos today to see what they could do. They are popping a leaflet in your packs and a special order form. You basically send your infant and junior proofs back together, in the same envelope and they will use both photos side by side on the same print. Not ideal, but at least it is the a snapshot of all the children on one single print, which will be be a bit nicer to send to family and friends. Hope this helps a little bit, Mrs Nunwick :)

MPJS News Update 2nd October 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 2nd Oct 2020 @ 9:35am

Moss Park Junior School News Update Friday 2nd October 2020

Hello parents, pupils and MPJS families,

We are now 5 weeks into the new school year and really enjoying being back. Our attendance is currently 97% (better than this time last year!) and means we’re keeping on top of our health AND enjoying school – so that’s double good news. I just have a few updates for your below – please take us up on our offer for technical support!

Homework

We keep a weekly record of homework in each class. We log who has done My Maths and Google Classroom.

  • If a child does not do any homework, we think there is a problem with being able to access the internet at home. I will call these parents on Monday & Tuesday next week to discuss further.
  • If a child does My Maths but not Google Classroom, we know they can get on a device, but are having problems with google classroom.

Do not give up! Usually a tiny error or issue can be fixed in 2 minutes by one of our staff! Some parents have been bringing in a laptop/phone etc. for us to sort out and they all go away happy, so we are running…

 

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Phone, tablet, laptop, email drop-in technical support all next week!

 

On Monday and Tuesday 8.40 – 9.30 am

On Wednesday and Thursday 3.00 – 4.00 pm

 

You can use our hot spot so you don’t need Wi-Fi – just bring in your phones & devices and we can help load apps, fix glitches, sort logins!

NEW Weekly Homework Hub

We are inviting pupils who are not managing to do their homework to Homework Hub each Thursday lunchtime. Our teachers supervise these 30-minute sessions in phase bubbles. We hope that this will a) help pupils get their homework done but most importantly b) help them do this independently in the long run – we would like to see pupils only coming to Homework Hub for a few weeks.

We are sending out a 5 minute ‘how to’ maths video with the maths homework activity on Friday 9th October. This links the teaching to the activity and it helps pupils practise watching teaching clips in case of a bubble having to isolate or a local lockdown.

Our ICT technician works in 10 schools. He says we are way ahead of other schools with our technology and local schools are now trying to catch up! We have a set of chrome books for each year group for over a year now. The pupils do amazing work and projects in class every day and this is why we know that 100% of our pupils can do their homework online – if we can sort out any technical problems.

Spanish Language Assistant

We are pleased to announce we are having a Foreign Language Assistant starting with us next week, Señora Amaro. She will be working with the Year 6 pupils and teachers then moving down the school as the year progresses. This should be a real bonus for our children (and staff!) and their Spanish learning.

Weekend Football

Please see Facebook Page or our school website ‘news’ page to find out more about a great opportunity to keep the children active at the weekends – mixed football run on our field by Longford Park Juniors.

Chicken Coop

Thank you for the money raised. I have now put a bid I for the match funding and will use any spare money for wellies and gloves for the children; and towards the all-weather surface. We are selling eggs at £1 per half dozen (money raised goes towards chicken food and straw). Initially we are selling the eggs to staff but will open this out to parents before half term. They are delicious so watch this space!

Thank you for your continued support, Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at MPJS

 

Please can you help us raise funds for a chicken coop?, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 21st Sep 2020 @ 3:19pm

Please can you help us get match funding?

Hi everyone, as I said on Friday’s Assembly video, we really want to upgrade our chickens’ coop. We want to get a bigger coop, off the floor. We like this one = easy to clean, plenty of space and a special tray to clear chicken droppings!

We have now had around 40 eggs from our 4 chickens – which means they are happy - but we would like to give them a luxury hotel AND make it easier for us to clean out! We are already getting flagging on the floor of the area so we can see the chickens in all-weather without bringing mud into school.

This model cost £549. If we can raise HALF of that, then one of our Y4 parent’s workplace will match fund the rest.

We will make FRIDAY 25th September our money raising day and the pupils can come in own clothes that day! If you can bring in £1 to help Bertha, Fudge, Dot and Peppercorn that would be great!

Thank you, Mrs Nunwick and all the children at MPJS!

 

BBC Video "A cold, flu or coronavirus?", by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 17th Sep 2020 @ 12:44pm

Cough, cold or coronavirus?

This is a useful video from the BBC to help you 'triage' your or your family's symptom. Hope you find it helpful. Mrs N :)

Covid Information Update for Parents 16th September, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 16th Sep 2020 @ 10:45am

Hi, we've had quite a few parents saying that their child has a cold, sore throat, tummy bug etc. and they are worried that this could be covid symptoms. These are not symptoms so please don't worry - they can come to school if well enough. The only 3 recognised symptoms of Covid are:

  • New, dry, continuous cough
  • High Temperature (above 37.8 degrees)
  • Sudden loss of taste and smell

If you are not sure what to do, please call us and we will talk you through your child's symptoms and give you advice. There is a handy GM chart on this page for you to look at.

How will school let us know if there is a child with the 3 official covid symptoms?

We will send a template letter to the parents of pupils in the Class Bubble by parentpay email. You do not have to do anything. It is a 'polite notice' email. Pupils in the Bubble and staff will stay in school as normal. The child with symptoms will isolate along with their family, get a test and then wait until test result. They then have to let school know the result.

What happens next?

We will email the Class Bubble parents to let you know that the test was negative and everything is back to normal.

If the test is positive then we will immediately contact parents of the Bubble by T2P text, then follow up with parentpay email letter, because we will ask all children plus staff in close contact to self isolate for 10 days. The home learning programme will kick in and your child will get daily online teaching & work. The classroom and any other key area will be deep cleaned. We will email the Trafford Covid Trace team. Your child in the same Bubble does not need to get a test UNLESS they have symptoms.

What if my child doesn't have any symptoms for these 2 weeks?

They will still have to 'work from home'! The rest of the family does NOT have to self isolate. They can go to school/work. You just need to keep your eye out for symptoms.

Remember, you can contact me in the evenings and weekend for covid related issues on info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk. If we know that a child has symptoms or has tested positive out of school hours, this helps us get systems in place.

Please note that a cold, bunged up nose, sore throat, diarrhoea or vomiting is not a covid symptom so you don't have to tell me about that - just use the normal office admin email.

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I've also had parents asking me about what happens if covid numbers go up? Will schools close again?

The UK is running a 4-tier system. We are currently at 1.

  1. All schools are open, children attending.
  2. Primary schools remain open, but in secondary, year groups (except children of critical workers and vulnerable children) move to a rota system.
  3. Again no change to primary school. In secondary schools, children of critical workers and vulnerable children only will attend together with selected year groups (identified by DfE). 
  4. Only the children of critical workers and vulnerable children should attend primary school. 

Hope this helps you feel a little bit more confident about the procedures. I know you have heard about the odd class here and there in Trafford being sent home plus discussions about covid numbers in Trafford. Any questions, just ask!

Best Wishes,

Mrs Nunwick

 

 

 

Headteachers' Weekly Video, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 14th Sep 2020 @ 2:59pm

Headteacher Weekly Video 11th September 2020

MPJS News Update 7th September 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 10th Sep 2020 @ 1:07pm

Hello,

Thanks everyone for a great start to the school year - everyone has been really supportive and it is fantastic to see our school family back together again.

Start times

You may know that we have always started at MPJS at 8.50 am. We put a temporary 9.00 am start time to get us all through safely, but mornings are working really well. So from Monday, we will be locking the gate at 8.55 am for a few weeks until the end of this half term. Don’t forget – if you have children in the infants, always drop off here first.

Clubs start next week

This is going to be a reduced choice for the term to avoid pupil bubbles moving around school and to ensure all our end of day cleaning can get done. We are not going to charge for clubs this term as each year group will get a shorter block of 6 lessons – school will absorb the cost for all pupils this term. Parents will pick their children up from the year group parent zone in the playground – this keeps us all safe.

Clubs from Monday 14th September to Wednesday 21st October (6 weeks)

 

 

 

 

Monday

Sports Club with Mr Jordan

Year 6

3.30 – 4.30

Monday

STEM Club with Mr Ward

Year 3

3.30 – 4.30

Tuesday

Computer and Robotics Club with Mr Ward

Year 5

3.30 – 4.30

Tuesday

Boys and Girls Football Club with Nathan Lowe

Year 4

3.30 – 4.30

Wednesday

Sports Club with Mr Jordan

Year 5

3.30 – 4.30

Wednesday

Singing and Drama Club – MPJS Choir with Miss Jones (Trafford Music Service)

Year 3

3.30 – 4.30

 Next half term we will swap year groups and the clubs will run from Monday 2nd November to Wednesday 9th December.

Parentpay & Clubs

You need a Parentpay account to sign your child up to clubs and give consent. Please note that this is our communication platform for letters and emails – you do not have to give payment card details.

We are going paper free this year for hygienic, environmental and time reasons. If you have a mobile phone, you can do it!

We will continue to support you with getting on ParentPay – The Office Staff plus Mr Ward will be available all day on Friday 11th September from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

  • We can help getting the app on your phone or device (bring anything in and you can use our hot spot if needed
  • We can show your how to activate your email
  • We can even set up an email for you if you have not got one – we just need a mobile number
  • We can answer all your questions!

Don’t let your child miss out on clubs – let’s get 100% of you set up! You can start applying for clubs on Friday afternoon.

Covid testing and communication 

I deactivated my info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk email when we came back to school BUT after speaking to other Headteachers this morning, one local school managed a weekend positive covid test result really easily because the parent was able to let the Headteacher know out of school hours. The Headteacher was then able to then inform the class bubble and staff on the Sunday afternoon rather than having to send children straight back home on Monday morning. I'm sure you'd like to know straight away if there is a positive case in school. So I am back on! Please keep this as just our 'covid communication' channel. info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk goes directly to me.

Friday's Certificate Assembly live on our Facebook page will have year 6 in the audience. Please send us your shout outs. Superlearners will also be in the hall - seated on separate chairs and spaced out safely. Join us at 10.00 am!

Take care,

Mrs Nunwick

 

 

Parent Crib Sheet and Update, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 27th Aug 2020 @ 3:04pm

Hello, the Crib Sheet that helps you know what to do in the case of your child or anyone in the family having covid related absence and how long your child needs to be off for. This will help us in the office too!

Also, there is a walk round video for the entry and exit to school here:

https://youtu.be/El4vUtmVME8

 

Arrangements for the first week back in September, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 25th Aug 2020 @ 3:31pm

Please click to see our plans for the first few days - what we have got in place to keep the children and staff safe and happy - and the arrangements for the start and end of the day. 

This letter is also on the parent/school letters tab and has been emailed to all parents with parentpay email.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. My direct email is info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk or you can inbox me via our Moss Park Junior School Facebook page.

The Final Countdown!, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 23rd Aug 2020 @ 2:48pm

Hello Everyone! 

Hope you have had a restful holiday and like us, can’t wait to get back to school! In these unique circumstances, we are giving LOTS of information about September. All our information is:

  • On the Parent/letters section on website
  • Sent by Parent Pay email to you
  • On our Moss Park Junior Facebook Page (video clips, live video events and posts) and on 'Sally Nunwick' School YouTube channel (video clips)
  • Sent by teachers2parents text (brief messages and links to other media)

We are publishing something almost every day next week so these check these out please and you will feel confident that you and your children are ready to start school and to have a fantastic year where we will LEARN, RESPECT and ACHIEVE better than ever before!

Going out next week

Monday 24/8 – text with a link to confidential google form for you to fill in for me. It’s about access to technology for homework and for in the event we need to deliver distance learning (partial or full closure for a short period). I would love 100% of parents to respond to this so we  can make plans.

Tuesday 25/8 - Arrangements for the first days back (Tuesday 1st September for new Y3 pupils only - this is an extra day just for them); Wednesday 2nd September for all year groups. Please note the staggered entry times for the first few days.

Wednesday 26/8 - The 'Crib Sheet'. This is a simple A4 sheet for you to keep at home. It tells you what to do in various situations re: sending your child to school (e.g. you have been told to isolate by NHS, your child is ill, you are waiting for a test result etc.)

Thursday 27/8 - the walk through video of the school - entry, one way system, hand washing, classrooms, corridors, lunchtimes, home time. This will be on Facebook/You Tube/School Website

Friday 28/8 - Facebook Live Event @ 10.00 am. Answering all your questions. When the event is finished, it will be uploaded to YouTube so you should have all your questions answered.

Please note...

I am available all week from 24th August from 12pm to 3pm for a socially distanced face to face meeting or by phone or Google Meet for those parents who remain anxious or feel their child falls into a vulnerable medical category. We may be able to agree a phased start to school BUT this must be arranged in advance. Any child who just doesn't turn up to school on their start date will be classed as an unauthorised absence and also as a welfare concern, so please do make an appointment. You can do this by a private message on our Facebook page or by direct email to me on info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk.

Thank you - we will work through this together and everything will soon become routine!

Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at MPJS

 

 

Information for September 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 13th Aug 2020 @ 10:59am

Hello All,

We are really looking forward to seeing you all in September!

You can find our plans, risk assessments and letters on the PARENT tab/school letters and forms.

Mrs Nunwick :)

Headteacher Weekly Update 3rd June 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 4th Jun 2020 @ 10:06am

Dear Moss Park Families,

Please find a copy of the Head's video - on our FaceBook page, and on YouTube "Sally Nunwick" channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0nKH0yB87o&t=109s

 

Google Forms to fill out for Whit Holidays and Key Workers, by Miss Higson

Date: 12th May 2020 @ 9:36am

Supervision in the Whit holiday:

Click here

 

Key Worker form:

Click here

Prime Minister's Announcement, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 10:36am

Dear MPJS Parents and Carers,

Following on from the PM's announcement last night that a phased return to school for our year 6 pupils might be happening in early June, I am sure you will have lots of questions. I will be able to answer your questions when I have more information from Trafford.

In the short term, nothing has changed and we are currently open only to the children of key workers (throughout the school holidays) and to pupils with an EHCP and/or social care support (term time only).

As soon as we receive clear guidelines from the Government and Public Health England, we will work with governors, staff and families to make plans to expand our current safe working practices to our Year 6 children.

As I have spoken about in my video bulletins, we have effective risk assessments & arrangements in place for social distancing, enhanced hygiene, cleaning and protocols to follow should a child or member of staff become ill. This means that should we open to Year 6 as suggested in June, we will be simply expanding our current good practice rather than starting from scratch.

We will continue to keep you informed at every stage. In the meantime, we will continue to provide home learning for all children. For learning and log on questions, please contact your child's teacher via google classroom/website class page or message them on facebook. To speak to me or a senior leader, our communication channels remain open to all parents. You can contact us in school on 0161 864 1710, via the info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk website address (7 days a week), or via a message on our Moss Park Junior facebook page.

I will be recording a video message later today and will touch on the announcement.

The Certifcate Assembly that was recorded on Facebook is now on YouTube. Search for Sally Nunwick page (I am in the process of renaming it as it is Moss Park Junior School videos only).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muNkN0d6rhc

Kind regards,

Mrs Nunwick

Headteacher Weekly news 27th April 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 27th Apr 2020 @ 2:22pm

Hello everyone, please click on the link to watch my latest video for an update on home learning, staffing and work being done around school. Mrs Nunwick :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVRAxgzq8Lo

 

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