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Headteacher Weekly News 20th January 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 20th Jan 2020 @ 11:54am

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

Headteacher Weekly News & Spring Dates 7th Janury 2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 7th Jan 2020 @ 10:45am

Image result for happy new year 2020

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

Spring

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)

 

Spring Term Clubs, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 5th Jan 2020 @ 11:06am

Happy New year Everyone! I hope you have had a restful holiday. We are looking forward to a dynamic and successful 2020 with you and your family. We have lots of trips, visits and learning events happening this term and I will post key  dates and news properly later today. This news item is a reminder to book on to our school clubs as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.They all start again in week 2 (Monday 13th January) and run up until the Easter break.

I hope you and your child find the clubs exciting. We have tried to make sure there is something for a lower and upper junior school pupil to do each night as this supports parents – you don’t have to come to school twice to collect siblings. This term we are offering:

Monday

Gymnastics Club

Y3/Y4

Mr Jordan (Our Teaching Sport Coach)/Mrs Hilton

 

Art Club

Y5/Y6

Miss Jones/Mrs Singh

*NEW*

Code Club/Lego Boost STEM club

Y5/Y6

Mr Ward (20 places maximum)

Tuesday

Computing/Chromebook/iPad Club

Y3/4

Mr Ward/Mrs Singh

 

Singing Club/Choir

Y3/4/5/6

Miss Jones (Trafford Music Service)

 

Football

Y5/Y6

Mr Lowe (Achieve More Sport)

Wednesday

Fun Fitness Club – Multiskills, Benchball, Circuits etc. in the hall

Y5/Y6

Mr Jordan (Our Teaching Sport Coach)

 

Film Club (This term we are not just watching films but publishing film reviews & doing fun activities from the ‘intofilm.org’ schools website)

Y5/Y6

Mrs Hilton

 

Board Games and Puzzle Club  (Y3/4)

Y3/Y4

Miss Higson & Mrs Woods

Thursday

Mad Science STEM Club  

Y4/5

Mr Ward & Mrs Singh

 

Art and Craft Club

Y3/Y4

Mrs Edwards & Mrs France

 

Year 6 Skillz Squad

Y6

Mr Boyer and Miss Isbister

Friday

Film Club (This term we are not just watching films but publishing film reviews

& doing fun activities from the intofilm.org’ schools website)

Y3/Y4

Miss Horvath

 

Verbal Reasoning/Non Verbal Reasoning/Puzzle Club

Y5

Mrs Nunwick & Mr Ward

*New* Football Club Nathan Lowe, who with his Dad runs Longford Park JFC, is doing a satellite club here on Tuesdays. The plan is to cater for Y5/6 pupils in spring and Y3/4 in summer. The club is open to boys and girls of any ability – a flyer is attached for Y5/6 pupils. The club costs £2.50 per week. The club is free of charge to pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals (see below for details).

Other School Run Clubs. We’ve set a nominal charge of £5 for a club for the whole term from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm (10 week block). Thank you for helping us provide the clubs for your child – all the money that comes in pays for extra staff to support the teachers & coaches, and to buy resources the clubs need. Those pupils who are currently entitled to Free School Meals will be able to attend the clubs free of charge (we link up our FSM information to your individual log-in, so the discount is already applied).

Y6 Skills Squad Club is a FREE club as it has a solely educational purpose.

How to Apply

Via Parent Pay. The benefit of this is you will be able to see if a place is available and secure it for your child. Booking is open throughout the holidays. Please choose no more than 3 clubs for each child initially. If there are any spaces available in clubs after the closing date we will then let everyone know so you will be able to book a 4th club if you choose. 

Please contact the school office if you need your login details for ParentPay.  For those parents who have not used ParentPay before or do not have access to the internet the office staff will be happy to support you.  Just call into the school office as soon as possible and the staff will guide you through the process using one of the office computers.  

 Kind regards, Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at MPJS    

Quick Update from the Xmas Fair and Dates, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 13th Dec 2019 @ 4:57pm

Dear MPJS Families,

Thank you so much for all your support before and during the PTFA Xmas Fair today. We had so much fun and we are looking forward to seeing how much we have raised for school on Monday.

I’ve attached the winning raffle tickets at the bottom of this bulletin – those who were not in the hall at the count. I will put this list in the outside noticeboard too.

Dates for next Week

Tuesday 17th December is the Y5 and Y6 party. Your child has chosen some food/snack item to bring and a letter went out today. They can come in their party clothes – it is just easier!

Thursday 19th December is the Y3 and 4 party. Food letters will go out on Monday. They can come in their party clothes – it is even easier for our younger pupils!

Friday 20th December 9.00 am is the Autumn Achievement Assembly. We are giving out 8 certificates per class. 4 are for academic work and 4 are for pupils who consistently show our school values. If you are a new parent in Year 3, we do this each term. Texts out Monday morning to the parents of children getting a certificate.

We are taking any donations for the Reverse Advent Calendar Appeal to Barakah Food Aid on Friday – so please send any last minute bits in before then.

Winning Raffle Numbers

190

104

184

163

164

169

205

269

278

282

290

207

323

314

392

376

305

395

334

382

378

377

363

436

456

464

 

Headteacher Weekly News 9th December 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 9th Dec 2019 @ 11:19am

Hello Everyone,

Please may I start by thanking you for your chocolate donations on Friday? It will help our chocolate tombola be one of the most popular stalls again on Friday!

I hope you all got a copy of the "help needed" letter that went out on Thursday night - a copy is attached below this news item. We are looking for donations of cakes to eat in our festive cafe plus pre-loved teddies, toys and books (thanks to Thomas R in Y4 who bought in a huge bag of washed and dried cuddly toys! this morning!). All money raised at the Christmas Fun Afternoon & Fair  on Friday goes back to our children.

Please keep sending in items of food and toiletries for Barakah Food Aid Foodbank appeal - Mr Irvine and I will take the boxes on the last day of term.

Miss Higson and I were thrilled to see 25 pupils come to sing at Stretford Public Hall Christmas Fair on Saturday. Our children represented school fantastically and our 'enthusiastic volunteers' were brilliant!

School Parking and Waiting

Careless parking, waiting and dropping off is STILL causing lots of problems outside school. It is not necessary to drop your child off at the front gate. Please park further away from school and walk the last bit. It is good for your child, good for you and good for the environment too! I can get the police back again, but they can't be there every day. Please don't:

  • Park on the zig zags EVER - it is illegal
  • Double park on our narrow road so cars cannot get past - blocks other road users
  • Park on the corner of the road - blocking others
  • Park over neighbour's drives - it is a nuisance
  • Stop in the middle of the road and let your child dash across - so dangerous
  • Keep your engine running - pollution harms our children!

Election Closure

Please remember we are closed to pupils on Thursday 12th December for the snap General Election.

We hope to see as many Year 3 families as possible for our Y3 Christmas Play Wednesday 11th December 2.30 pm and Friday 13th December 9.15 am.

Finally, I do hope that you have an informative Parents' Evening on Wednesday 11th and I am around all evening if you want to see me. Just pop your head round my office door.

Kind regards,

Mrs Nunwick

 

 

PTFA Christmas Fair, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 4th Dec 2019 @ 9:20am

Headteacher Weekly News 2nd December 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 2nd Dec 2019 @ 9:26am

Hello everyone,

I hope you have been reassured by the presence of the police this morning. They are rotating round the local schools after the incident I reported to you last week. They are also spotting any traffic issues while they are here. It's good to see them keeping our children safe.

We have been asked to sing at Stretford Public Hall on Saturday 7th December at 12.30 pm - sorry, letters should have gone out on Friday for this. Choir plus ANY enthusiastic singers welcome! We will be singing some festive songs that we are doing as a whole school, so nothing extra to learn.Letter out tonight. Thank you.

Our Decorating the Christmas Tree event on Friday was magical - if you follow us on twitter you can see us singing and cting out The 12 Days of Christmas - and Katy and Lizzy who put our commemmorative bauble on the tree and turned on the lights respectively did their parents proud.

A reminder that all our after school clubs finish on Friday 6th December. They will start again on Monday 13th January 2020. We will send out our new offer next week.

Thanks for the donations for our Barakah Food Aid class boxes already! Please keep these coming in over the next few weeks so we can take them on the last day of term.

Year 3 sound fantastic practising their Christmas performance on the stage (that you helped pay for). We are investing in some 'orchestra' microphones so that the sound gets picked up better when children are speaking. With the new lights (again, thank you) we are going to sound very professional!

PE - we try and get out if it is dry as there is so much more space so please send sweatshirt/hoodies/jogging bottoms/tracksuits etc. in with your child. Our second group of Y5 have gone out today for a bit with coats on and are currently running around outside my office (It was too cold first thing so the two classes did music together).

I hope you found the list of dates useful. They are also attached to the parent/newsletter tab on here and on the calendar. Thanks,

Mrs Nunwick

 

 

 

 

 

Stranger danger, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 28th Nov 2019 @ 5:06pm

You may have heard the Police Report on the News about a man committing a sexual crime next to St Matthews Primary yesterday. I have also had a report from my daughter's school in Sale of a suspicious man in a van trying to talk to children. If your child walks home on their own, please see if they can walk in pairs, remind them not to speak to/answer to strangers and to let them know they can come straight back into school if they feel unsafe and we will contact you. School is always open and staffed until at least 5pm.

I will talk to the group of children who walk home tomorrow to reinforce the message (without going into details obviously).

I am sure this man will be arrested soon but in the meantime we all need to keep a look out for suspicious behaviour. We will always report things in for you if you need us to.

Kind regards,

Mrs Nunwick

Headteacher Weekly News 27th November 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 27th Nov 2019 @ 11:14am

Dear Parents and Carers,

We've had another action packed week at MPJS and we are now firmly on the countdown to the end of the autumn term. I am going to send a short 'dates for your diary' slip out tomorrow detailing all the events and parties fron now until the end of the term. Our children will be doing their end of term assessments in the next fortnight, which will be useful to share with you at Parents Evening on 11th December. Letters to book your times are going out on Friday.

A big thanks to all pupils and parents who came to the Stretford Schools Cross Country Meet at Longford Park to run for Moss Park. You all contribute towards our placings and we came 2nd out of all the school there! A special mention to Betty and Rayyan in Year 6 and Lucas W in Year 4 for their individual placings. All the children did extremely well on a wet and muddy morning!

Please don't forget to send in an ornament or bauble for the Christmas Tree Decorating event on Friday.

I mentioned that we would look at your comments on our Maths Homework in your Open Week feedback form to inform any improvements and this is what we have done with your feedback. All changes will start in January:

  1. We are looking at My Maths to see how we can extend it for pupils who want to challenge themselves. We will train the pupils to find the extra features too.
  2. Some of you would like arithmetic practice or problem solving worksheets instead of just My Maths – we will mix and match from January.
  3. I want to share again that Holiday homework challenges are not compulsory every time. Pupils do love this but we recognise that sometimes it just doesn’t fit into your family plans. We know how precious this time is so please don’t feel pressured.
  4. Our Year 6 have been doing a range of ‘freer’ activities, including creative writing for homework that are set over the half term. We will review this and possible try in Year 5 next term
  5. We know that regular reading (of anything!), spelling and learning tables are the most useful things you can do at home that enhance your child’s learning in school so do please try to do little and often even when it’s a school holiday.
  6. We will analyse the homework registers at Christmas and we will be running teacher-led Homework Club each Thursday lunchtime for pupils who struggle to complete homework at home.

PTFA Christmas Fun Afternoon

I’ve already mentioned a non-uniform day on Friday 6th December so that pupils can bring in a donation for Chocolate tombola and I’d like to ask for your help with the ever-popular RAFFLE! We are trying to get prizes from local businesses. Please let us know if you can help us with this – either yourselves or a contact you may have. Smaller donations also welcome – bottles, toiletries, small gifts and items you may have spare at home. If you do have anything that could go into the raffle, please send them in with your child any day up to the day of the fair itself.

I’ve uploaded it to the PTFA page now and a paper copy will go out tomorrow with the dates.

Have a lovely (wet) week!

Yours truly, Mrs Nunwick

Headteacher Weekly News 18th November 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 18th Nov 2019 @ 11:11am

Thank you for your generous contributions towards school - £560 at the PTFA discos  - and for charity appeals. We are splitting our £152 between Children in Need and the Anti Bullying Alliance.

We launched the week with a Road Safety Week Assembly. The team have launched a competition for the mascot and the mascot will be printed onto a large banner for outside school. Please be careful on Moss Park Road. Our children are starting to be more independent and in the absence of a Crossing Patrol, we all need to look out for the children's safety.

Open Week has started and we have already welcomed the parents of 44 children (expecting 117 over the week!). As usual your feedback has been terrific. You will notice that we are asking questions about our current maths homework systems on the Feebdack sheets this time round. We really do value your views and your comments will help us further revise and improve our Homework so that it has the most impact on your child's learning. We have already introduced some creative writing activities into the Year 6 homework offer as the children wanted the opportunity to research and write about their interests.

Moss Park Junior Girls Football Team remains top of the league after winning 3 and drawing two games in the Stretford Girls League. They have been training in their own lunchtimes. Well done everyone!

Look out for us in the messenger newspaper - they are interested in our moon rock experiences so hopefully we will be in the paper in the next week or so!

We will be starting to learn some Christmas and seasonal songs ready for our Christmas Tree Decoration Ceremony on Friday 29th November at 2.30 pm. We ask pupils to bring in baubles and decorations. We start with a bare tree and by the time we have sung 8 songs (1 for each class) our tree looks beautiful! The youngest child in the school turns on the lights (this year it is Elizabeth in 3H) and we've got a great focal point in the hall for the festive season.

We are doing the Reverse Advent Calendar appeal again this year. We ask pupils to bring in items throughout December (we are focusing on toiletries this year) for their class donation box and we will give the boxes to Barakah Food Aid in Chorlton when we break up.

New Date for your Diary

  • We are having a non-uniform day on Friday 6th December with donations of all types of chocolate for our chocolate tombola at the PTFA Christmas Fun Afternoon
  • We are not officially doing Christmas Jumper day as a charity day this year BUT on Friday 13th December it is Christmas Dinner Day and the PTFA Christmas Fun Afternoon, so pupils are welcome to come in non-uniform/festive clothes and accessories!

Thank you for all your continued support!

Mrs Nunwick

 

Headteacher Weekly Bulletin 8th November 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 7th Nov 2019 @ 12:35pm

Dear All,

We probably should have guessed that the Great British Weather would not be smiling on us this week- Outdoor Classroom Day! In fact we have had to take turns to go into the hall to keep the pupils active during Wet Play. Y3 and Y4 had a great time keeping fit to '5 a Day' and 'Just Dance'. We have moved the timetable round and you can see what we got up to on our twitter page.

We started the week with an assembly about Guy Fawkes and the failed plot to blow up parliament in 1605. we talked about how lucky we are to live in a free democratic country. And of course, about beautiful and amazing fireworks are for celebrations in all cultures! On Bonfire Night itself, all classes learnt about how to keep themselves and others safe.

Later this week I launched Anti-Bullying Week  - the theme for 2019 is the "The Change Starts With Us". Ask your child about the starfish story! I've added a clip below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-aVMdJ3Aok

Another Action Packed Week Ahead!

On Monday 11th November we will have Remembrance Day assembly at 10.45 am so we can hold a minute's silence for people killed in conflict across the world and their families. Thank you for all your generous purchases of poppies. Uniformed organisations such as Rainbows, Brownies, Boys' Brigade, Cubs etc. can wear their uniform tops on Monday. For parents new to us, we also do this on the Patron Saints of Great Britain & Ireland special days when they fall on a school day.

On Tuesday  12th November the NSPCC are delivering workshops on personal safety, "Speak Out, Stay Safe" for children in Y5 and Y6. Miss McEvoy has also arranged for the NSPCC to run a Parents' Workshop at 2.30 pm. They are experts on pupils' personal safety and you are all welcome. This will be a really informative event and I think especially useful for parents. Refreshments available. I hope as many of you will be able to attend as possible.

We also have the school nurse in doing height and weight mesurements in Year 6 on Tuesday.

Moon Rock! Miss Isbister has managed to secure us real pieces of the Moon to show in class from a Scientist who has already done a security visit in advance. What a thing for our pupils to tell their children and grandchildren in future years!

On Thursday 14th November it is the Glitter and Glow Discos run by the PTFA. This will be lots of fun especially now we have our amazing hall lights! Thanks to the PTFA (which is every one of you) for giving us 50% of the costs. We tested the lights this week - one of our year 3 pupils threw her hands in the air and shouted, "This school just keeps getting even better!" That really made us smile. Don't forget to buy tickets, which include a drink and a snack.

Odd Socks/Children in Need Non-Uniform Day Friday 15th November 2019

We will be sharing money raised on Non-Uniform Day between the Anti-Bullying Alliance and Children in Need this year. Odd Socks for Anti-Bullying Alliance and Spotty and Bright for Children in Need. Suggested donation £1 on Friday please. The 2019 Andy & the Odd Socks song is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBrPy3ZXGzk

School Nurse Drop-in

Our kind and knowledgeable School Nurse, Hannah Morris, is doing a drop-in for parents on Friday 15th November from 8.30 am to 11.00 am. You can ask her about ANYTHING around your child's needs in confidence. To make sure you are not waiting for a long time, you can put your name down to come within a half hour window via the office if you like. Just phone in. You don't have to give any details.

Coming Soon...Open Week 18th November 2019

Looking forward to seeing you for this - please send slips in early to avoid disappointment.

Have a restful weekend,

Yours truly, Mrs Nunwick

 

 

Headteacher Weekly Bulletin 30th October 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 30th Oct 2019 @ 10:52am

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have a lovely break and managed to get some quality family time. We had record numbers at our Holiday Sports Club this time round and It looked like all the children were enjoying themselves! Mr Irvine completed the painting of the dark Edwardian tiles in classrooms and they look bright and clean.The new windows installed over the holidays in year 5 make an attractive, safe and warm improvement too. The PTFA committee and I met with Trafford Housing Social Investment Fund team before we broke up to discuss bidding for grants to help create big plans for a cookery room and training (hopefully Easter 2020). Our next improvement will be adding panels to the fitness trail to keep it fresh and exciting for the children.

Thank you for supporting the children in their  Holiday Homework Challenges. Some of them are bigger than the children themselves! Once again we are so impressed with the effort and creativity. We are displaying them in the hall so that children can show their classmates. They will be returned to you on Monday 4th November.

Outdoor Classroom Day Thursday 7th November

We are taking our learning outside and our focus will be on Geography fieldwork. I will send a reminder our but children will need warm coats and boots/wellies just in case!

Parking and Driving on Moss Park Road

The presence of the Police outside the two schools sparked lots of interest in the last week of half term. This was a routine visit because of the well-known driving and parking issues outside schools. PLEASE be aware that bad habits can cost lives. Most of the issues are caused by parents wanting to drop their children off in the road right outside school so they don't have to park up. We have double the issue with our two schools and this is just not safe. We operate an 8.40 am 'drop and go' system at MPJS and if you want to avoid the traffic, you can come 10 minutes earlier than school starts. Your children are safely supervised by a teacher on the playground. Alternatively, park further away from school and walk the last few metres. This also reduces pollution near our children! Walk to School Week is Monday 18th November and our pupil Road Safety team will be working hard to plan a great week!

Early Election Closure Day

I can't believe that I am having to inform you about another unexpected closure day resulting from an Election. We do apologise for the disruption but these extraordinary events are beyond our control. We have made some small changes to the events calendar:

  • The afternoon performance of the Y3 Christmas Play will be moved from Thursday 12th to Wednesday 11th December. This will be at 2.00 pm.
  • Christmas Dinner for pupils will now be on Friday 13th December.

PTFA Glitter and Glow Disco Thursday 14th November (PTFA letters to follow)

We are very excited about this event as we will have lots of fun and games as usual AND we hope to have our new hall lights installed by then. We have bought a system that will light up the stage for productions and concerts, and also provide us with a party atmosphere for events. We are also investigating a microphone system that will ensure that all children can be heard from the back of a packed hall!

There is a reminder of some key upcoming dates on the previous bulletin. The school calendar has been updated too on the website.

Thank you,

Mrs Nunwick

 

Headteacher Weekly Bulletin 17th October 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 14th Oct 2019 @ 2:54pm

Dear Parents and Carers,

Can it really be the end of term already? Time has marched on and we are just two days away from our October Half Term Break. We've had a great half term, with school being recognised for its Geography, PE and Science curriculum via the Awards and Quality Marks we have gained in September. Our football team is going from strength to strength and as a school we have collected so much food for our Harvest contribution to Stretford Foodbank that Mr Irvine had to make an extra trip!

I've just watched Year 5 perform their Anglo Saxons play to a packed house of families. It's fantastic to see their confidence. Miss Jones, our Music teacher, is delivering the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) syllabus to all our pupils over the year in addition to their music lessons. She is focusing on public speaking and reciting & perfoming poetry. I'd like us to be able to offer examinations and qualifications in these subjects - watch this space! We've had the Eco team, Digital leaders and Ethos team delivering assemblies too and they have been great presenters.

It's 'Divali Day' tomorrow (Divali falls in the holidays this year) in school and as well as doing a Divali Activity to learn more about the festival, pupils can come in their own clothes. The brighter colours the better, please to replicate bright colours and fireworks! The pupils will also be doing a Team Challenge in their teams of Hawking, Mandela, Parks and Pankhurst as an enrichment activity for excellent behaviour this half term.

Poppies and other items for Royal Legion charity (Remembrance Day) are on sale from today. 50p for any item. There are rubbers, pencils, key rings and all sorts of items for sale.

Last call tomorrow to hand in your slips for Mr Jordan's Sports Holiday Camp next week. Pupils are welcome for 1 day or 5, and they will have lots of fun. His contact details are in the office if you don't have a flyer.

We have still got lots of lost property uniform so will lay that out tomorrow before and after school in the front waiting area of school.

It's Winter Uniform when we  come back so please put red polo shirts away until Easter. White shirts with optional tie to be worn until then. Thank you.

Please take time over the holidays to check your child has a full PE kit. We will send them all home tomorrow. If it's dry, we do try to go outside so please make sure your child has winter PE kit (see Parents/Uniform tab on website).

Dates for your Diary

We put most of our autumn dates on the newsletters tab/calendar. I am highlighting a few events here and will send a full newsletter with dates on our return:

PTFA Winter Discos Thursday 14th December

Open Week (Maths Focus) week beginning 18th November 2019 (we will send slips out on our return to school)

Cross Country Schools Race Meet at Longford Park track Saturday 23rd November morning (all welcome to represent school - you don't have to come to the Monday club - although you can drop into this if you like!)

Y3 Christmas Play Thursday 12th December (PM) and Friday 13th (AM)

Parents Evening Wednesday 11th December 3.30 pm - 7.00 pm

Lastly, may I wish you all a safe , enjoyable and peaceful half term break,

Best wishes,

Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at Moss Park Juniors

Headteacher Weekly Bulletin 9th October 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 8th Oct 2019 @ 11:07am

Hello everyone,

We have three big events this week.

Harvest Festival Wednesday 9th October 2019 - Thank You

Our Ethos Team is running assembly with me today and we are thinking about 'Harvest for the World'. Please ask your child about our assembly from yesterday too - see if they can tell you how we used Year 3 pupils and 50 sweets to show food inequality across the world! We sent a letter out last week to ask for donations and Mr Irvine is weighing it for the year group competition before we take it across to the Foodbank. You have, as always, been so generous! We displayed all the goods provided in the Hall as a focal point for our assembly. We will share some of our Harvest Assembly photos and songs on school's twitter account with you.

Photos Thursday 10th October 2019

We are hosting in the hall for juniors and infants this year. Don't forget if you want your pre-school children and babies in the photo (or as an extra photo), please come for 8.30 am. We've got chairs, toys and juice for children while you wait.

All children - please make your child has their jumper/cardigan and full uniform on for the photos. Yes, they can bring hair brushes in (my older pupils have been asking me!)

E Safety Assessment Friday 11th October 2019 9.00 am please!

Please will you let the office know if you are able to have a quick chat with our assessor  about online safety and what school does to help children stay safe online on Friday morning at start of school? Hoping Digital Leaders' Parents can come too as they are so keen! Tea, coffee and biscuits for all!

*COMING SOON* You should have had a leaflet about Mr Jordan's (our PE Coach) holiday sports camp over October half term for pupils in Y1 - Y6. If not, there are some in the entrance and ask at the office. It's just £12 per day, 9am to 3pm. Lots of fun games and sports inside and out. Pupils come in comfy clothes and bring a packed lunch.

If you are in receipt of free school meals, the charge is £6 per day - we subisidse this through the pupil premium grant. The office staff will send out a  targeted text out if we have your details.

Thanks for all your support,

Mrs N and all the staff at MPJS

 

Headteacher Weekly Bulletin 2nd October 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 2nd Oct 2019 @ 3:48pm

Hello Everyone,

This is one of those weeks when I have been busy covering lessons and so this is just a brief note.

The most important thing happening next week is our individual and sibling photos on Thursday 10th October. As you will know this year we are doing something extra; opening up the photos from 8.30 am so that pre-school children can be in a family photo together if you so wish. We thought that it was a nice opportunity for a professional photo to be sent to the families in time for Christmas. Please enter through our hall doors for 8.30 start. We will have a waiting area for you.

Please don't forget your paperwork to arrange sibling photos especially across the two schools.

On Monday, Miss Higson and Mr Irvine are off to see some chickens at Park Road School, Timperley as we want to progress our chickens and eggs project!

It's Harvest Assembly on Wednesday. Please continue to bring in donations for Stretford Foodbank. I will attach a copy of the letter on this page so you can  check the items needed.

Help needed!

We have an E Safety assesment day on Friday 11th October. They are judging us for the 360 Quality Mark. We would love some parents to come in at 9.00 am to talk to the assessor about how school helps pupils learn about online safety. Special request for our Digital leader's parents in there too! we have biscuits...Any queries, please pass them to Miss McEvoy in 4M or Mr Ward 6I.

Please have a look on our website 'how to keep my child safe online' for lots of links and helpful advice.

Thank you for your continued support and I will write a fuller news bulletin next week!

Kind regards, Mrs Nunwick

 

Final Call for Clubs, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 23rd Sep 2019 @ 11:31am

Hello,

We still have quite a few places left in clubs. This is a first for us and we can only think it is either the parentpay system or whether it is the small charge we have introduced. We do hope you understood why we had to charge (staffing and resources) to keep our school budget run well. We think 50p an hour -  for good quality childcare alone - is a bargain! Remember if your child is eligible for free school meals, all clubs are free.

Monday - only 13 pupils are doing Cross Country. Come on Moss Park - we usually enter 20+ into the Saturday competitions!

Tuesday - only 15 pupils are down to Computing Club. I am expanding this to Y5 and Y6 now if this helps parents with more than one child. Please apply asap.

Tuesday - Only 12 pupil have signed up to do Choir with Miss Jones from Trafford Music Service - this is the lowest number ever and we love singing at MPJS! Private music lessons cost a fortune...

Tuesday - Only 5 pupils are in Board Games club - this may have to be cancelled or merged with Computing Club if numbers don't rise.

Wednesday - only 6 pupils in Y5/6 have signed up for Film Club. We are expanding this to Y3 and Y4. Please apply if your child is interested but was too young when we first advertised.

Please sign up today or ask at the office for any clubs you think your chld will enjoy - they can do a third club no problem. They get the chance to try new things and have fun with their friends - and off the electronics!

I spoke to Nathan Lowe who runs Longford Park football club at the weekend and we are in talks to do an after school football club. But as this is £3 per week per pupil (ie £30 for a block), I am not sure if we will get the numbers now. We will have to have a think and perhaps introduce in spring.

We hope to see numbers rise as the week goes on.

Thanks,

Mrs N and all the staff at MPJS

 

Headteacher Weekly Bulletin 16th September 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 5th Aug 2019 @ 8:50pm

Hello to all new parents 'old' and new.

I try to write a weekly news update. That way you don't have to wait ages to find out things or get piles of letters or a whole bunch of texts. I'll send the link via teachers2parents. I hope this works for you. Feedback from last year was that parents, especially of older children, struggle to find out what is going on in school as their children don't tell them anything (my daughter is the same!) so it's good to be able to refer to the news bulletin.

This half term our MPJS value is 'Respect'. We started our week with an assembly asking pupils if they wanted to be bulldozers (putting people down) or builders (building each other up). Happy to say we seem to be developing a whole school of builders! We've started to learn some autumn and Harvest songs. We also sang Happy Birthday to Mr Boyer for his special birthday.

The pupils have chosen their peers to be our School Council. Within that we have 3 small groups: Eco Committee, Digital Leaders and Ethos (values) team. Photos and their action plan will be on the School Council tab at the end of the week.

Clubs - these will start on Monday 23rd September. Don't forget that you can ask the office for help if you are finding ParentPay hard to use. Any spare places will be released on Friday for those who want a 3rd club, so don't forget to book places by the end of the day tomorrow or your child may miss out.

I've done drop-in lesson observations to every class to check that our teachers have established good routines and that pupils are set up to make good progress from the very start of lessons. I'm so pleased with what I've found - our children are settled, teachers have set up great starter activities and within 5 minutes of getting in from the 8.50 am whistle, or the end of playtimes, independent learning is taking place. I'm so proud of everyone.

Thanks to everyone who came to our first PTFA meeting last night. We've managed to strengthen our committee and hoping that this year will be able to apply for external funding, as well as raising money ourselves and having a good time together.

Please look out for our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon letter as this will be our first school event. The Infant School are working with us on this event so please invite your friends. This year we are hoping for lots of 'Bake Off' contestants. The Adult and Child winners will win personalised wooden spoons! We will be auctioning off cakes - all proceeds go to Macmillan.

PE Kits - We had asked you for 'trainers for outside and bare feet for inside' this year, but Mr Jordan has asked that for the games sessions this term, pupils wear the trainers in the hall (it's basketball etc.). Just something to bear in mind - he is trying to stay outside whenever possible. I don't want your child to get their toes trodden on in the hall so please make sure you've popped a pair in your child's bag, rain or shine.

Have a good week everyone and see you around school - if you need me for anything, just ask and if I CAN help, I WILL help.

Mrs Nunwick 

 

 

 

 

 

School Uniform Recycling, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 25th Jul 2019 @ 4:04pm

We have had a query from a parent of a Year 6 leaver about whether we want any MPJS uniform.

What a great idea! We will collect: plain and logo sweatshirts and cardigans; plain and logo polo shirts. Logo PE t-shirts. They can be brought in tomorrow or when we return in September.

School will wash, bag and label these according to size. We will then sell them (raising money for the PTFA in the process) for a small suggested donation of £1-2 per item.

This will help spread the cost of uniform as well as reusing items and being kinder to the environment.

The available items and sizes will be displayed on the website

http://mpjs-trafford.co.uk/page/uniform/37958

from September.

Mrs N

Mr Jordan Sports Summer Camp , by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 25th Jul 2019 @ 2:08pm

Due to all the heating pipes being replaced this summer, we aren't able to run a holiday sports camp at Moss Park this summer. Mr Jordan is running one for two weeks at St Mary's CEP in Sale and you will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome there. It's my daughter's school - hence me getting the idea for him to start holiday clubs here -  and the club is very popular. There are a few flyers in the office and I have scanned the contact form here.

Going forward: The Holiday Sports Club at MPJS will take place again during the October half term holiday (week beginning 21st October 2019) and February half term (week beginning 10th February 2020). Further dates to be confirmed after Christmas.

Sports Day Update, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 14th Jul 2019 @ 5:27pm

Hello Everyone,

Sports Day is ON! 

Timings are as follows:

9.15 am Start of traditional races. Please make your way to the field, where you will receive a sticker and a programme of events for the day. The programme has lots of information and tips on but here are a few 'need to know' items:

Please bring chairs/rugs to sit on for the morning - make yourself comfortable!

But don't get too comfortable as there will be some parents' races..!

Please stay on the parents and family side of the track. Pupils must not cross the track at any time.

No e-cigarettes allowed.

No dogs on the field please.

You may use the toilets in the school office. Pupils will be taken to the toilets at regular intervals by our lovely luncthime staff who have volunteered to help.

Please send your child into school with PE kit on (if it is at home) and add trainers - better for outdoor work than pumps. Please put suncream on your child if it is sunny and provide a hat if required. A water bottle would also be helpful.

Teachers will take inhalers etc. out with them for their children.

We have a first aid base set up all day.

Icepops are being provided by the PTFA and we will have water stations too.

We aim to finish the morning by 11.30 and the pupils will go back to school.

At 1.15 pm it is our carousel of team challenges and games. You will recevie a sticker and a programme.

The map on the programme shows you where each class will be starting - we hope this is a helpful addition to the programme. Please feel free to follow your child/ren around as they move through the challenges.

We aim to finish about 3.00 pm and pupils will all go back to school - it is easier to dismiss the children from the playground. We will open the playground to you a bit earlier so we can send children out to you.

Looking forward to it - hope to see you there.

Best wishes,

Mrs Nunwick

 

 

Sports Day Planning Bulletin, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 11th Jul 2019 @ 2:08pm

Hello,

I have been all over Metcheck, Accuweather and BBC Weather, and it does look like rain at the weekend/possibly Monday. I must say that their predictions are all different, and I don't have any faith in any of them! Here is the plan:

1) Weekend monitoring and text from me Sunday evening

2) Final check 7.30 am Monday morning and text from me

Hopefully we will be all systems go BUT if it is not possible, the last week of term looks good. I am determined that Sports Day goes ahead. I've only had to give up and cancel one year in the last 12 years!

Monday 22nd July would be my next reserve and if the worst comes to the worst, we'll just have to do our own thing and let you know 'on the day', which I know is not ideal.

Whatever day we choose, all pupils will need full PE kit, trainers (for grip) and water/suncream/hat.

Fingers crossed for Monday...

Mrs Nunwick :)

 

Summer dates Countdown, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 8th Jul 2019 @ 9:19am

Countdown to Summer Holiday - Dates for Your Diary!

Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July

STEM Week - thanks to parents who have signed up to take part with their child – you have all had a class letter. You’ve had texts about ‘junk’ contributions for the activities J

Friday 5th July

Clubs have finished for the year apart from a couple of sports clubs (those parents have had texts)

Monday 8th July

Y2 coming over for sports fun with Y3 and Y6 helpers

Wednesday 10th July

 

Don’t forget sun cream and hats if it is hot!

Sports Day! Pupil wear PE kit all day please 9.15 am – Traditional Races on the field

1.15 pm – team challenges

Parents welcome – please sign in at the field entrance. You will get a programme for the day. Please make sure you stay on the parents’ side of the track (morning). It isn’t safe for children to be running across the track or for pupil whose parents have come to get snacks and drinks etc. when other children haven’t. Please send you child in with a water bottle, we have a water station on the pupil side, and the PTFA have got ice pops for every child. In the afternoon you can go round with your child/children. The map in the programme will show you where they are all starting.

NB There is no Y4 swimming that day

Friday 12th July

Summer Fair 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm. All welcome! Thanks to all those who have given team colour prizes for hampers – if you forgot to send something in on non-uniform day, we are happy to take donations right up to next Wednesday, when we are making up the hampers.

Monday 15th July

Sports day Reserve Day

Tuesday 16th July

Y3 to Trafford Music Extravaganza (morning only)

Tuesday 16th July

6.00 pm

Y6 are performing their play for the rest of the school in the afternoon, then to parents and family members at 6.00 pm. Please go onto Parent Pay to let us know how many guests we can expect.

Wednesday 17th July

Y3’s Ancient Egypt assembly for Y3 parents & family members at 9.10 am

Wednesday 17th July

Sponsored Type (supporting local charity)

Thursday 18th July

Annual School Reports Out Today

Friday 19th July

Y6 to Robinwood!

Friday 19th July

Y5 Guitar concert for parents and carers 2.45 pm

Tuesday 23rd July

Parents’ Drop-In for Report feedback 3.40 – 5.15 pm

NB Please bring a bag in as all exercise books are going home today

Wednesday 24th July

Spanish Cultural Day

Wednesday 24th July

Y6 Leavers’ Party 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm

Thursday 25th July

End of Year Certificate Assembly

You will be notified if your child has a certificate by Friday 19th July

Friday 26th July

Y6 Leavers’ Assembly 9.00  – Year 6 parents and carers are welcome

Friday 26th July

You Said, We Did June 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 4:39pm

You Said, We Did!

 

These are school responses to our ‘Even Better If’ section of the Parent Questionnaire. Thanks again for all those who took the time to share their ideas.

All children in the same year group eat lunch together

We are very limited to what we can do because we share the kitchen with the Infants. That’s why our pupils on school dinners have first sitting. Sorry about that.

More Trips – local area and beyond – and more work on growing things/music & other activities

We agree and our local area will play a key role in our learning next year. ‘Year Group Boarding Cards’ will go out to pupils in September. It will outline the trips and visits and visitors your child will experience. This is the core offer and whenever we find new places, we will add them in. I think we don’t use our local area as much as we can – it’s just a matter of a bit of research and ideas from parents and staff. For example, I only recently found out how much Longford Park offers pupils (free) and we could have a whole day there. We do sing all the time at Moss Park and take up all the music opportunities Trafford and the Halle have to offer. More visits from professional musicians will be booked next year and we will do Pop Project again. We are also getting chickens and having a whole school plan for our children to take charge of our growing and green spaces!

More provision made for less confident children

We will be expanding our Lunchtime Club in the Library to 2 days and we will have a range of mindful/quiet activities and traditional games for pupils in a nurturing space. This gives less confident children more chance to shine. We will prioritise Year 3 for the first half term and some of our older pupils who would also benefit from the club will help Mrs Valentine and Mrs Foster to lead the room on each day.

8.40 am. Please can the person on duty stand at the gate so they are more visible?

Yes of course! This is such an easy, quick fix. It can be hard to see the adult if they are walking around the field end of the playground. We hope you feel more secure dropping them in our playground.

Pupils attending Parents evening with parents.

This is a GREAT idea. It’s important that pupils and parents hear the same messages and that pupils have a voice in their learning. At my daughter’s school, the spring Parents’ Evening is arranged so you arrive together in a half hour slot, your child comes into the class to show you their books, then you have a a chat together with the teacher when they are free. I’m going to sound parents at MPJS out at the December parents’ Evening this year. I think the children would love it!

Headteacher's Weekly News Bulletin 21st June 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 17th Jun 2019 @ 8:31pm

Dear Parents,

When will it stop raining? Where is the heatwave? It's such a shame when we have got our fantastic field that we could be using all summer. As well as our super Sports Day we have had to postpone, we are running a 400 metre challenge race for all pupils at the end of term and we have had to put off practising our skills for that at the moment.

Ties

The children have spoken! They have selected a red tie with a narrow silver grey stripe for next year's uniform. These will be available from John McHugh to buy - either traditional or easy fasten.

Well Done and Thank You

Thank you so much for all your generous donations to Macmillan Cancer Research Race 4 Life. The monies are being counted and we will get the total certificate in the next couple of weeks.

What a fun night we all had at the Family Night! My teachers didn't know what to expect but enjoyed every second! It was definitely more child friendly this year and timing was great. Big thanks to all the PTFA for their hard work, particularly Eleni Mrad and Dina Pieri for organising ME and giving me lists! Thanks to Ronnie Abrams for being a great MC!

Mosstermind Quiz of the Year

Well done to Alfie Davies in Year 6. He is crowned the Mosstermind Champion 2019! it was a hard fought contest that went to a tie-breaker. The specialist subject round  was so closely marked - 19, 19, 18, 18. After the General Knowledge Round we had three teams tied in 1st place!

The brave finalists were: Mahnoor Iqbal (Parks), Aasiyah Goga (Mandela), Katie Little (Hawking) and Alfie (Pankhurst).

The shield will be engraved with the winning team and will receive medals at our next Celebration Assembly.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Open Week

The letters for this will be coming out tomorrow (Thursday 27th June). The lessons will be slightly different to our usual English and Maths Open Weeks - you will be part of your child's team taking full part in the various challenges. Your letter will show not just the family activities but also all the other lessons and workshops and visitors we have arranged. It's an exciting week for everyone involved.

Please return your slip as soon as possible.

Don't Forget...

Don't forget it is non uniform day on Friday 28th June. Please bring a suitable item for a hamper in your child's team colours, or a bottle or some chocolate. The PTFA letter has gone out, it is on our noticeboard and I will attach a link here for more details.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Nunwick

PS The sun is now out. I bet the next contact from us will be asking you to bring in hats/suncream!

 

 

 

Headteacher's Weekly Bulletin 11th June 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 11th Jun 2019 @ 10:58am

Welcome back to school. I hope you have all enjoyed some lovely family time together despite the awful wet weather!

A belated "Eid Mubarak" to all our muslim families. We started the week with an pupil-led Assembly where children could share how they had spent the eve and day of Eid. Please continute to send in your Eid photos for our display - you can email school and we will print out if you like.

We have also watched a channel 4 film clip in assembly today on the 75th anniversary of D Day. It was very moving to see the few veterans from World War 2 left and also surprising to hear how many Moss Park pupils have someone in their family who was in that conflict. I reminded the pupils that they are the future generation who may be able to deliver peace in the world - there is always hope.

*News Flash* Next year's early May Bank holiday has been moved by the Government to Friday 8th May 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 (VE Day). The holiday list has been amended and new paper copies are now in the office.

Race for Life Big Thank You

We are overwhelmed with the support and generosity of families who took part in the Cancer Research Race for Life on the last day of term. We had such a great morning and all the pupil lapped the field 5 times - an amazing 3k. The new Mayor of Trafford was our VIP guest and we had lots of parents coming to support the event. Please bring in sponsor forms by Monday 17th June so that we can send the money off to Cancer Research.

School uniform update

The Governing Body have agreed that we will be introducing ties in September 2019. As earlier stated, these will not be compulsory for the first year, but will the year after (other than the period of the summer alternative options - red polo shirts and summer dresses). John McHugh have provided us with some ties and the pupils (including Year 2s coming up) will vote for their favourite this week. They will be available in the shop from the end of July. The ties will have the option of velcro, elastic or clip on fastenings. 

As you know, we started phasing out white polo shirts last year and in Setember 2020 they are no longer a part of our uniform at all. 'School shirts' only to be worn please, whether you decide to add a tie or not.

We are also simplifying PE kit. Pumps are no longer to be worn in the hall - this is on the advice of our PE consultants as bare feet are better at gripping and for gymnastics etc. Trainers will continue to be worn for outdoor work. Pupils will walk down to the hall in their shoes for safety reasons. The updated uniform policy and list can be found on the website.

Stafffing next year

We don't have any teachers moving on to new schools this summer (hoooray!). The classes will look like this in September: We wanted to tell you first and will tell the children in the morning.

Current Class New Class Teacher
TBA 3E Mrs Edwards
TBA 3H Miss Higson
3E 4T Mr Tarry
3H 4M Miss McEvoy
4H 5J Miss Jones
4T 5H Miss Horvath
5J 6B Mr Boyer
5M 6I Miss Isbister

Teaching Assistants will be allocated to classes later this term according the level of additional need in each class. We are mixing up year 2 for the first time as it is a natural time for a change, it will encourage pupils to widen their social circle and can ensure we allocate staff accordingly.

Sports Day Postponement

The long period of wet weather has meant that the field is soaked and unsuitable for sports day, even if we get a few dry days. Therefore Sports day will NOT go ahead on 20th June, but will be postponed to Wednesday 10th July. It will be races in the morning and team games in the afternoon.

If we are still struggling with the weather, our Plan C is to split the day and have the traditonal races on the morning of the summer fair (Friday 12th July) and team games on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th July.

 

Mosstermind Quiz -are you ready?

Don't forget we have our big Team Quiz on Friday 21st June. The pupils have been given two topics they have studied this year to revise and research for their class heat, before our red hot final in front of the audience in the hall. There will be 4 tables - 1 for each team - with a pupil from each class representing their team.

I think this is enough information for one newsletter - more to follow. I will check any new dates added since the last bulletin, and add them here.

Kind regards,

Mrs Nunwick

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