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Moss Park Junior School September 2019 Welcome and Diary Dates

Learn, Respect, Achieve


Dear Parents Carers, Families and Friends,

Thank you to everyone for a great start to the year. It’s as if Year 3 have been with us for months – they have settled in so well. Everyone looks so smart in their new uniform and the ties are a hit too! For those of you who are new, I prefer to do a weekly ‘Headteacher Weekly Bulletin’ on the school website rather than half termly newsletters so I can update you more frequently. You will get a Teachers2Parents text inviting you to click on the link to read the bulletin. This will start on Monday 16th September. We also use the text system for quick communication that you can read and respond to at your convenience. Staff are around before and after school for any quick questions or issues. Our office staff will make appointments for you to see teachers or me. If I am in school I’m available to parents – the exception being if I am teaching or in a meeting with another parent or an outside agency. We are looking forward to another successful year at MPJS and encourage you to share in what we are doing by coming to our events, following us on twitter and looking on our class pages to check out the super learning going on.

 With all good wishes,

Mrs Nunwick and all the staff and Governors at Moss Park Junior School

 Dates for your Diary (also on the school website calendar). More dates will follow…

Friday 13th September

  • Y6 out at Crucial Crew


  • Y4 swimming lesson have now swapped to Wednesday
  • School Football Trials (Mr Tarry)

Wednesday 18th September

Friday 27th September 

  • Y6 at Wellacre/Flixton Girls STEM careers day

Friday 27th September

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning & Afternoon – let’s raise as much as we can for Cancer….and have a good social time together too!

Monday 30th September

  • Anthony Taylor ‘Respect’ assembly

Thursday 3rd October

  • Flu vaccinations  (with consent)

Tuesday 8th October

  • Y3/Y4 Author visit Amy Weston

Wednesday 9th October

  • Harvest Festival

Thursday 10th October

  • Individual and Sibling photos – MPJS library
  • Y3 visiting Stretford Library

Friday 11th October

  • Online Safety Quality Mark Assessment Visit

Thursday 17th October

  • Y4 visiting Stretford Library


  • Y5 Anglo Saxons Class Assembly (Y5 families welcome)

Friday October 18th October

  • Diwali Day – own clothes - bright colours please
  • MPJS Teams competitions and challenges in the afternoon

Mr Jordan’ Teaching Sport Holiday Club (for Year 1 – Year 6) will be running at Moss Park Junior School in the October half term holiday. 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. Details and flyer to follow!

Tuesday 12th November

  • E safety Day for Anti-bullying Week & Parent Workshop 2.15 pm

Monday 18th November

  • Open Week – parents can come and learn with their children!

Saturday 23rd November

  • Cross Country competition at Longford Park – all welcome!

Friday 30th November

  • Christmas Tree Dressing Ceremony –
  • Reverse Advent Calendar charity collection begins

Wednesday 4th December

  • Year 5 Trip to Jodrell Bank

Wednesday 11th December

  • Parents Evening 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Thursday 12th December

  • Y3 Nativity performance 1
  • Christmas Dinner day

Friday 13th December

  • Y3 Nativity performance 2


  • PTFA Christmas fair (afternoon)


  • Christmas Party


  • Christmas Party

Friday 18th December

  • Autumn Achievement Assembly 9.00 am
  • School closes for Christmas holidays




Moss Park Junior School July 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents, Carers, Families and Friends,

We’ve had a very successful year and once again our school’s SATs performance compares very favourably to schools nationally. You can see the summary report on the school website via the Key Information tab/KS2 performance data. This is down to the hard work of the pupils, staff and parents – a team effort!

We achieved Artsmark Gold this year and the Gold School Games Award for the 3rd year running. We’ve sent off our application for the Primary Science Quality Mark and judging by the quality of teaching in science (as witnessed by you in our recent STEM Open Week), we should be getting some good news very soon.

We have enjoyed a successful social and fundraising year thanks to the efforts of the PTFA. You will now have to think about how we can spend the monies raised! We’re looking forward to our new Year 3 parents joining us and bringing new ideas and energy to our team.

This year we have 64 pupils going to 17 different schools! We will be celebrating their time at MPJS on Friday morning in their Leavers’ Assembly and we will have tissues at the ready. To those parents whose connection with Moss Park Junior School may be finishing as their children move on to new schools, we wish you and your child the very best for the future. We hope that you will hold us in your hearts.

Well done to Pankhurst Team, who are team champions this year. They enjoyed a fun reward morning at Longford Park on the Simply Cycle track and in the adventure playground. Teams for September have already been sorted out so that siblings coming into Year 3 are in the same team. We’ve got lots of competitions and events planned for our teams next year.

We raised an incredible £2667.82 doing our Race 4 Life for Cancer Research – thank you so much for your generous contributions.

We have lots of great plans for next year: from raising chickens to increasing the outdoor adventure opportunities for the pupils; from building a food technology/home economics room to letting our school hall out for children’s parties to create a resource for the community and income for school!

Finally, the staff and I offer you our gratitude for your unswerving support. In the last Governing Body meeting of the year I told the Governors that half our job is done for us at Moss Park Juniors because of the rock-solid family support our children receive. I meant every word. Have a wonderful summer. I look forward to seeing you bright and early in the playground (8.40 am for the 8.50 am whistle) on my FAVOURITE day of the year – the first one of a new exciting school year.

I have included a Uniform Checklist for you overleaf and look forward to seeing all the shiny new pupils in the playground on Wednesday 4th September!

All good wishes,


Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at Moss Park Junior School


FYI School lunches will be going up to £2.25 a day in September. We’ve updated the menus and these can be seen on the website/parents tab. If your child doesn’t have school lunches, why not try them in September? If you think you may qualify for free school meals – even if your child prefers a packed lunch, please speak to our Office Staff for further information.






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

Break up at 3.30 pm and return to school on WEDNESDAY 4th September




Moss Park Junior School Spring 2019 Newsletter

Learn, Respect, Achieve

Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,

I’ve started using our school website to provide a Headteacher’s Weekly News Bulletin on the Latest News tab that details the very latest issues and upcoming events in school to provide useful up to date communication for parents. I do hope you are finding it useful to access the link from Teachers2Parents to read these. I will provide printed copies in the school entrance. I’m circulating this newsletter as a print copy as it has the key dates for the term on it. I’ll keep doing a half termly paper newsletter alongside the weekly website news for the rest of the year but in September 2019 we will be going mainly paper-free.

  • School Website is and you can download the school spider app for easy access
  • You can follow us on twitter for the latest school news and photos of our amazing learning @MossParkJnrs

 New Red MPJS polo shirt available from John McHugh

After Easter (and until October half term) pupils will be able to wear summer uniform of red polo shirts, with or without logo, as well as the red check/striped school dresses. John McHugh are now stocking the MPJS logo polo shirts at £6.95 and I have hung a sample outside the front office for you to look at. Please note that, as per the information shared last summer, we are phasing out white polo shirts completely in September 2019 all year round.

Healthy Snacks for Morning Breaks

Please see my Headteacher Weekly News Bulletin from 4th February 2019 on the school website for a detailed list of permitted snacks. We will ask pupils to bring snacks home that are not allowed – along with the list for your information. We’ll review with parents at the end of the summer term.

 World Book Day – Thursday 7th March

Pupils will be able to dress up as a character from a book or represent that book in some way – bring the book in with them, make a poster or display or prop for their book or write a book review for us to read in class! We will show off all our costumes and projects in a special assembly at 9.00 am. Prizes are awarded for the best costumes or book displays/projects – these will be a book chosen from the Book Fair. World Book Day vouchers will be given out and these can be spent at the Book Fair too, as well as all participating shops.

Open Week and Parents Evening

We look forward to seeing you in school for our hugely popular Open Week (Monday 18th March to Thursday 21st March) where the focus will be English. The following week you will receive a written report on your child’s achievements and next steps at Parents Evening. If you have a child with Special Educational Needs you will automatically be offered the chance to have a more detailed meeting in the last 2 weeks of school including reviewing your child’s Individual Education Plan with your teacher.

All good wishes,

 Mrs Nunwick and all the staff at Moss Park Junior School

Dates for your Diary

Monday 18th February

  • Please start bringing your Holiday Homework Challenges in for our phase special assemblies next week
  • Halle ‘Adopt a Player’ workshop in school (Y6 group and orchestra)

Wednesday 20th February

  • Halle ‘Adopt a Player’ visit to the Bridgewater Hall (back for 5.00 pm)

Monday 25th February to Thursday 10th March

  • Fair Trade Fortnight – please bring in Fair Trade labels & wrappers for a whole school display

Monday 25th February

  • Halle ‘Adopt a Player’ workshop in school (Y6 group and orchestra)

Tuesday 26th February & Wednesday 27th February

  • Freddie Fit is in both days – please make sure your child has their full school PE kit in school otherwise they will not be able to participate.

Friday 1st March

  • St David’s Day – cubs/scouts/rainbows/brownies/guides may wear their uniform tops to school today

Monday 4th March – Friday 8th March

  • Book Fair in School all week – 3.30 pm to 4.40 pm for families

Thursday 7th March

  • World Book Day – come in your costumes!
  • PTFA discos (Lower Key Stage 2 @ 3.30 pm to 4.45 pm and Upper Key Stage 2 @ 5pm – 6.30 pm)

Friday 8th March

  • Halle ‘Adopt a Player’ workshop in school (Y6 group and orchestra)
  • Headteacher and Parents coffee forum 2.30 pm in the Library

Monday 11th March

  • Halle ‘Adopt a Player’ concert (Y6 group) at Stretford Grammar School 18.30 – 19.30 for families

Wednesday 13th March

  • Y5 Science workshop @ University of Manchester - £1 contribution please towards cost of the coach

Friday 15th March

  • Comic Relief Charity Day - £1 donation please. Details to follow (School Council are organising the day)
  • The whole school will be visiting Lostock College for a dance performance by Allegro Dance
  • Drop-in for parents of pupils with SEN/D parents all day (Mrs Foster)

Monday 18th March to Thursday 21st March

  • Open Week 2 – parents can book one session to sit in lessons with their child and learn alongside them. These sessions run from 9 am to 10am and the focus will be English this time round.

Friday 22nd March

  • Clubs finish at the end of this week (+ letters for summer term going out)
  • Y6 guitar concert for families 2.45 pm

Monday 25th March to Friday 29th March

  • Joe Wick’s Schools Fitness Week Live @ 10am. Alternating between lower and upper key stage 2, with the winning House Team on Friday – all kits in please.

Wednesday 27th March

  • Y3 recorder concert for families 2.45 pm

Thursday 28th March

  • Spring Parents’ Evening (plus Spring Attainment & Progress written report) 3.30 pm – 7.00 pm

Friday 29th March

  • Spring Term Achievement Assembly – we will notify you if your child is getting a certificate. 9 am in the hall.
  • Golden Day (Enrichment Activities earned as per the Behaviour Policy)

School closes for the two week Easter break on Thursday 29th March and re-opens on Monday 15th April. Please note we are then closed on Good Friday (19th April) and Bank Holiday Monday (22nd April). Easter school holidays are all over the place this year!

Save the Date

PTFA Family Games Night Friday 26th April

Class Photos and Leavers’ photos = Monday 29th April

Year 6 SATS test week = Monday 13th May (all week)

Sports Day = Wednesday 19th June

Reserve Sports Day = Friday 28h June

Summer Term Open Week (STEM) = w/b 1st July

Year 6 Leavers’ Concert = Wednesday 10th July 5.30 pm




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.



Moss Park Junior School November 2018 Newsletter



Learn, Respect, Achieve


“I believe there is only one race - the human race” - Rosa Parks

As we start the second half of the autumn term, it is a chance to reflect on our many achievements so far at Moss Park Junior School. It is so peaceful and purposeful around school and our new signs and pictures are going up to display proudly the School’s Aims and Values. Our new teachers are already proving to be an asset to Moss Park and our Year 3 are a fantastic addition to the school. We have shown our generosity as a school community through our generous giving to Macmillan Cancer, Stretford Food Bank and the Poppy Appeal. Our Governors have financed, and continue to finance, improvements to the school and its grounds. We enjoyed a great MPJS Superstar Day on the last day of term and the pupils were amazed by the Birds of Prey Display. Working together with your support from home, the governors, staff and pupils continue to strive for excellence in learning. We really have lots to be thankful for.


Harvest Festival


Year 5 led our Harvest Festival Assembly again and it was really well attended by family members. All donations have been distributed within the community through Stretford Food Bank. We donated enough for 288 hampers for struggling families.


Parent Governor Election


We had two parents on the ballot paper and as such a count of votes took place on Friday 21st October in front of one of the candidates and a selection of staff - needed to open the 103 double envelopes received! Mr Oz Khan was voted in as Parent Governor. Thank you to both candidates for their interest in the school and to all those who voted.




Your enthusiasm and generosity at the ‘Spooky Discos’ meant that in all we raised £456 for school. We have now ordered the school stage. We could not have afforded this without the PTFA fundraising so thank you all so much for being such a supportive community.


Children in After School Clubs


We take our after school club registers very seriously for obvious safeguarding reasons and the office records an ‘A’ to show that a pupil is absent or has communicated that they are not going to the club. Almost every night, a small minority of parents or pupils decide they are going home at 3.30 pm that night without telling the office. We then have to  make several phone calls trying to trace pupils – sometimes this takes up to half an hour (Halloween begin particularly bad). Please inform the office BEFORE THE END OF THE DAY if your child is not going to attend so that we can amend our registers.


Woodland Trust Tree Planting – help needed


We have successfully applied for a grant from the Woodland Trust to plant a small woodland area on our premises. The trees will then be a focal area for outdoor learning and relaxation for our pupils. These saplings will be arriving soon and we would greatly appreciate some help from parents and grandparents in planting them. Hot drinks and cakes for our volunteers! The date will be Friday 23rd November. If you have spades, forks and other garden tools to bring with you, that would be a big help. Please let the office know if you are able to help even for an hour or so. Mr Irvine, our Site Manager will be your main contact – he is always around the school grounds before school and at the end of the day for any questions. We will have two shifts: one just after 9.00 am until 11.00 am and one from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm. We are enhancing our environment for future generations to enjoy.


Open Week (Maths) Monday 12th to Thursday 15th November


It’s time for round one of Open Week and our focus this term will be Maths (pure maths and some maths linked to topic work). For our new parents, let me explain that this is an opportunity for you to sit in lessons with your child and do some work alongside them. This is a very popular activity and we look forward to welcoming you in school. Places fill up quickly as there is limited space in the classrooms – six people maximum per session. Invites attached.


Dates for your Diaries (some new added)


Monday 5th November

Y4 at Stretford Library

Wednesday 7th November

Y3 at Stretford Library

Wednesday 7th November and Thursday 8th November

Each class will be doing an activity to learn a little bit more about Divali and our friends in school who celebrate this festival.

Friday 9th November

All Homework Projects will be on display in the hall after school until end of clubs for you to look at with your child

Monday 12th November

Anti-Bullying Week. We will link you to some useful sites via the class pages on the school website.

Friday 16th November

Children in Need – please bring £1 charity donation

Friday 23rd November

SEN parent drop in with Mrs Foster. She will be available all day to chat about your child - whether they are on the special educational needs register or if you simply have a concern.

Friday 23rd November

Tree Planting – volunteers very welcome!

Monday 3rd December

Decorating the School Christmas Tree in the hall. Please bring a bauble or decoration (the youngest child in school will turn the lights on)

Wednesday 5th December

Y6 visit from a Holocaust survivor as part of their WW2 topic

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, queries or compliments about school generally!

Tuesday 11th December

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.

Wednesday 12th December 2.45 pm

Y4 Brass Concert (on our new stage!)  Y4 families welcome

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December

Y6 ‘Bright Sparks’ Science workshops

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

Y3 Christmas play. Tickets for Y3 families to follow.

Friday 15th December

Christmas Jumper charity day – please bring in £1 donation to Save the Children

Monday 17th December

Lower Junior Party Day – letter to follow

Tuesday 18th December

Upper Junior Party Day – letter to follow

Friday 21st December

Autumn Achievement Assembly 9.00 am and we Break up for the Christmas holidays at 3.30 pm

Monday 7th January 2018 - SCHOOL REOPENS FOR SPRING 1 2019 HALF TERM

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









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