Year 4: News items

Moss Park in the News!, by Miss Isbister

Date: 29th Nov 2019 @ 4:44pm

Our moon samples made it to the local news! We truly are out of this world!

https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/18063229.moss-park-junior-school-children-chance-handle-rare-moon-samples-brought-back-earth-space/

WHOLE SCHOOL MOVIE DAY WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 20th May 2019 @ 4:33pm

Year 6 are holding a movie day FOR ALL THE PUPILS on Wednesday 22nd May to raise money for our leavers’ jumpers. This is important because having leavers’ jumpers will remind us of our fantastic time at Moss Park Junior School. We ask that you contribute by bringing in £2 to watch a movie with crisps and drinks included. We will come round to the classes so that you can vote for which movie that you would like to watch; we have a variety of films to choose from.

 

Thank you! You are much appreciated.

Headteacher's Weekly Bulletin Monday 21st January 2019, by Mrs Nunwick

Date: 21st Jan 2019 @ 5:08pm

Happy Monday everyone,

Today is the day they call 'Blue Monday' in the press as apparently it's the day in January when people feel most fed up! Not here at Moss Park though as we have all being throwing ourselves into learning with four classes already today having a good PE session to get into gear! We've enjoyed an assembly on how some famous quotes from Martin Luther King Jr's speeches link up with the values we want to promote in school, and our goals for the children including the importance of standing up for what is right, having faith in your abilities, encouraging each other to do our best & never giving up and of course the idea that we treat our 'brothers and sisters' as we wish to be treated  in order to promote peace and understanding. Our Chair of Governors sat in assembly today and was equally moved by the footage of Martin Luther King telling young people the importance of designing a good blueprint for your life. You can see the clip here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9spMeeBPPY

Later this week it is World Religion Day and we will be thinking about various aspects of faith, using our pupils' knowledge to teach each other and ask questions.

Thank You

Thank you for all your contributions towards the pantomime last week - it was lots of fun and a great British tradition for the pupils to enjoy together. We have already booked for next year.

Punctuality

Today we had 32 pupils out of 256 arriving after the gate was shut at 8.50 am and signing in through the office. Disappointingly, 10 of the pupils were in year 6 so I have spoken to both classes about the fact that next year they will be travelling further to their High School - which will have a much earlier start! As soon as the pupils enter the classroom each morning they have a pre-learning activity to do so it is vital that they are in with their friends at 8.50 am.

Please note that our Attendance & Punctuality policy states that if pupils are late for a second time that week, they will have to complete their missed learning activity at break, so they can catch up on their peers.

Cross Country

Well done to all the pupils who represented school in the Cross Country meeting at Longford Park on Saturday. We over 20 pupils attending - many for the first time. Iris in year 5 was our highest placed runner in 5th place overall, and Rayyan in year 5 was our fastest boy. Well done to everyone! Bilal H in Year 4 was really pleased that he moved from 52nd in his last race right up to 34th this time round - he is 'moving forward' every time and quoted Martin Luther King back at me this afternoon! All children are welcome to attend the cross country runs - they are totally inclusive and lots of fun.

Thinking ahead

After Easter, pupils will be able to wear the 'summer uniform' and subsitute a red polo shirt for their white school shirts should they wish. Pupils may wear supermarket red polo shirts OR the red polo shirts with the school logo on from John McHugh. I will hang a sample polo shirt in the office entrance when I get the samples for you to look at.

I hope you have a productive and peaceful week.

Kind regards,

Mrs S Nunwick

Mad Dogs Street Project, by Miss Horvath

Date: 28th Nov 2018 @ 10:16am

Year 4 now have their boxes in their classrooms ready to collect any donations that you are able to give for the Mad Dogs Street Project. Mad Dogs is a community led project, staffed by volunteers which provides food and clothes for the homeless of Manchester. We, as a school, will be collecting donations over the next couple of weeks ready to donate to the project for the homeless in Manchester. 

 

The following items would be extremely appreciated:

Dried foods that can be used to make meals

Foil trays

Plastic cutlery

Bottled water

Juice cartons

Cup-a-soups/ Pot noodles

Warm clothing (new or clean and wearable second hand)

 

More examples of ideal donations can be found via their website:

http://maddogsstreetproject.co.uk/

 

 

I'd like to thank anyone who has already contributed to this cause and for anyone who will be contributing in the next couple of weeks.

 

 

December 2018 Events List, by Mrs Moroney

Date: 27th Nov 2018 @ 5:32pm

Moss Park Junior School Events Calendar for December 2018

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We have lots of events happening between now and the end of term so we thought this would be a handy guide.

Friday 30th November

 

St Andrew’s Day – we invite our pupils from the uniformed organisations (cubs/brownies etc.) to come in their uniforms on the Patron Saint’s days.

Friday 30th November

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Reverse Advent Calendar Launch. Once again we are going to count down the days to a special celebration by giving to others. This season we are donating to Chorlton based Mad Dogs Street Project who feed homeless people every night on the streets of Manchester. All dried foods that can be used to make meals in the centre are a great help, plus foil trays, plastic spoons and forks, bottled water and cartons of juice. Products such as cup a soups & pots of noodles can be heated and given out by the volunteers. We ask that every child brings something in for their class box then we can take the box up on our last day in school. Seasonal items items such as hats, coats, gloves, socks in the winter. You don’t have to buy new though; second-hand clothing and supplies are extremely welcome, but we do ask that they must be clean and wearable.

Monday 3rd December

2.30 pm Decorating the School Christmas Tree in the hall. Please send in a bauble or decoration (the youngest child in school will turn the lights on) so your child can help our hall shine!

Friday 7th December

2.30 pm Headteacher Coffee Afternoon with parents – we will be discussing the requirement for Statutory Relationships Education starting in 2019 and of course I welcome any other comments, questions or compliments about school generally!

Tuesday 11th December

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Parents’ Evening 3.30 – 6.30 pm (last appointment). Termly Individual Assessment Summary Reports will be given out to those parents attending and sent home to parents who haven’t been able to make an appointment. Slips out on Friday 30th November – please return ASAP to get your 1st choice time slot.

Tuesday 11th December

2.45 pm Y4 Brass Concert (on our new stage!)  Year 4 families welcome

Wednesday 12th December

Christmas Dinner. Don’t forget to book a dinner if you are on sandwiches and you want to join in.

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December

Y6 ‘Bright Sparks’ Science workshops

  • Thursday 13th 2.30pm
  • Friday 14th December 9.10 am

Y3 Christmas plays. Refreshments served before and after both events. Tickets/programme for Y3 families to follow. Any donations for tea, coffee, biscuits and juice are welcome – these will go towards the cost of costumes.

Friday 14th December

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Christmas Jumper charity day – please bring in £1 donation to Save the Children. Wear a Christmas or Festive jumper, t shirt or accessory. If you prefer, please send your child in wear a bright coloured top or jumper. Uniform trousers/skirts & shoes please.

Friday 14th December

2.00pm – 4.00pm All families welcome at the PTFA Christmas Fun Afternoon (see PTFA letter for all the details). You will be able to take your children home after visiting us if you have signed them out.

Monday 17th December

Lower Junior Party Day – Children come in party clothes. Slip re: party food to bring will follow.

Tuesday 18th December

Upper Junior Party Day – Children come in party clothes. Slip re: party food to bring will follow.

Friday 21st December

Autumn Achievement Assembly 9.00 am (you will receive a text on Friday 14th if your child is getting a certificate) and we break up for our holidays at 3.30 pm

Monday 7th January 2019 - SCHOOL REOPENS FOR SPRING 1 2019 HALF TERM

We are having our Pantomime experience (Aladdin) on 17th January 2019 – this is traditional pantomime season and will certainly brighten up a dull January! £1 contribution on the day, please.

December 2018 Dates, by Mrs Moroney

Date: 26th Nov 2018 @ 5:36pm

Anti-Bullying Week and Children in Need 2018 , by Miss Horvath

Date: 13th Nov 2018 @ 5:08pm

This week 12/11/18 - 16/11/18 is recognised as 'Anti-Bullying' week and the theme this year is 'Choose Respect' something that is very close to our hearts here at Moss Park Junior as our school motto is: Learn, Respect and Achieve. 

Although this week is reserved for 'Anti-Bullying' we recognise that anti-bullying is something that should be adhered to all year long! 

In Year 4 this week, we have been looking at what bullying actually is and how we can work together to stop and prevent it from happening. 

We are also celebrating Children in Need this week, on Friday 16th November. To support and celebrate both events, this Friday we will be wearing odd socks and spotty clothing (don't forget your £1!). Some children may also choose to enter the bake off competition! 

It's a busy week here at MPJS! 

 

Here are some links if you would like to find out more:

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/fundraisinghub

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2018-choose-respect 

Black History Month, by Miss Horvath

Date: 2nd Oct 2018 @ 7:48am

October welcomes Black History Month, an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people from around the world. Here at MPJS, we will be spending this October learning about the significant individuals who deserve our recognition and Respect for their affluent contributions to our history and future. As a school, we have already learnt about two inspirational people in particular from the Black community, as they are representatives from our whole school Team Points system: Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. 

Throughout this month, the children will be learning in assembly and class time about more significant Black individuals to help them to understand the importance of acknowledging great people from all backgrounds. 

 

If you would like to join in with this learning at home, then please follow this link:

https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/ 

 

 

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