Our News items

Return to School 8th March 2021, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 25th Feb 2021 @ 5:06pm

Dear MPJS Parents and Carers,

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at Moss Park Junior School

MPJS Tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 8:58am

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

Pupil Guide to Remote Learning and Top Tips!, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 18th Jan 2021 @ 3:50pm

Hello MPJS Boys and Girls!

Please watch this handy guide to Remote Learning @ MPJS and see what top tips your teachers have given you to successd"

Mrs Nunwick :)

MPJS Virtual School Review & Next Steps! 15/1/2020, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 15th Jan 2021 @ 5:46pm

Hello, I've done a video update for parents and carers to talk about the new MPJS Weekly Timetable and to say thank you for all the work you are doing with the children at the moment. You have such high expectations of yourselves and your children - and I don't want you to feel under pressure. I will do a separate one for children over the weekend. Take care, Mrs Nunwick.

Important Information update for Wednesday 6th January, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 5th Jan 2021 @ 7:17pm

Please see important information for our first day of Virtual School and beyond.

National Lockdown and School Closures, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 4th Jan 2021 @ 5:10pm

As per the announcement tonight, schools will be closed from tomorrow to all but critical workers and vulnerable children (those children with a social worker, Looked After Children, those children with significant special needs who have an EHCP assessment, young carers).

Because of the last minute announcement, Trafford have allowed all schools to be fully closed to all pupils tomorrow  (Tuesday 5/1/2021) so that we can plan all the logisitics for those who will attend school and those who will be remote learning from home. 

Tomorrow we will be:

  • Working out who needs to borrow extra tech equipment and getting hire forms sorted and arranging pick up (please complete the google form coming out in a minute)
  • Giving out stationery packs/whiteboards/markers etc. (these will be outside school spread out on tables for every child all day)
  • Giving staff time to convert their planning into a week’s worth of live lessons from their classrooms and set up google classroom activities for all abilities 
  • Timetabling and checking all log ins/access for pupils
  • Arranging bespoke learning for pupils working well below age related levels
  • Organise Critical Worker & vulnerable pupil attendance and arrange the classroom spaces
  • Distributing musical instruments out to pupils who will be doing zoom lessons with Miss Jones starting on Wednesday

Pupils can go on TT Rock Stars, Epic, My Maths and do any sort of reading they like too tomorrow.

We will contact you tomorrow with further details about the twice-daily registration sessions and live teacher-led lessons all children will receive from Wednesday 6th January 2020 and any relevant behaviour policy/attendance and safeguarding issues you need to know around remote learning.

I am so sad that we are having a national lockdown again – at such short notice. We have all been through so much together. The children have been through so much already in their young lives. It was so good to be back today and we’ve worked really hard to make sure school is safe - all based on our local Public Health information. However this is now a national emergency. At least we have the vaccines being rolled out as we speak, so there is light at the end of the tunnel this time. Let’s hope and pray that this short term national lockdown does make a difference, protects the NHS  and that we can all get back to normal sooner rather than later this term.

Take care of yourselves – you can contact us through the normal channels  tomorrow and beyond.

0161 864 1710


We will be in school all day every day so please use this email address during school hours.

If you need me out of hours please email me on info@mpjs-trafford.co.uk

Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at MPJS

Critical Worker Update, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 4th Jan 2021 @ 3:03pm

Dear Parents and Carers,

At this current time, school is OPEN to ALL pupils from today onwards - it was so good to see everyone's faces this morning!

You will know that this is a rapidly changing situation and we need to be prepared in case we are instructed to open only to critical worker and vulnerable children. 

Therefore, we would ask any parent that is considered a "critical" worker to complete the Google Form at the link below in order that we have the most up to date information as we are aware that some family circumstances have changed since the first lockdown and we have our new Year 3s. 

If neither parent is a critical worker, there is no need to complete the questionnaire.


There is a link below to the latest guidelines for who is considered a critical worker, please consult that before completing the form. 


Children who are considered "vulnerable" would also be eligible to attend school and we will be in contact with those parents in due course and therefore these parents do not need to complete this form.

Children who attend school will be receiving the same lessons as those who are working from home. We will be sending out class focused google forms about your technology needs and we will be making sure every single child can access a chrome book or laptop at home.

Please be advised that in the event of another school closure, we will need to ensure that we adhere to social distancing within classrooms as much as possible as per the last lockdown and will therefore only be able to accommodate a maximum of 10 children per classroom.  If the requirement for critical worker places exceeds this number we will have no alternative but to prioritise parents based on their specific role and circumstances.

Sorry to have to do all this again but at least we are back in for one week as normal while our local cases are lower than the autumn term (!) and each day gets us all more prepared for any closure. 

Mrs Nunwick

New Year's Eve Message from Mrs Nunwick, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 31st Dec 2020 @ 4:52pm

Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all on Monday - let the New Year's Eve resolutions commence!

Tier 4 Poster from 31/12/20, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 30th Dec 2020 @ 6:36pm

I have attached the latest Tier poster for you. It's easy to understand and I hope you find it a handy guide. Mrs Nunwick :)

Help Over Christmas Holidays, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 10th Dec 2020 @ 11:16am

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


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



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.


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)


Sports Club with Mr Jordan

Year 3

3.30 – 4.30


Science Club with Mr Ward

Year 6

3.30 – 4.30


Computer and Robotics Club with Mr Ward

Year 4

3.30 – 4.30


Boys and Girls Football Club with Nathan Lowe

Year 5

3.30 – 4.30


Sports Club with Mr Jordan

Year 4

3.30 – 4.30


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!


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


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!


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.


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




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