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Newsletter 26/05/2017

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Due to the improving weather we are seeing an increase in the number of children that are suffering from possible hayfever symptoms. Please ensure that they take any required medications before school, and that if they require any medication whilst in school that the medical forms have been completed via the school office.

Manchester Arena attack

From your responses on Facebook, many parents have already found this information useful. If you have not seen it, please click on the link below.  https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/home/explaining-the-news/?gclid=CjwKEAjw3pTJBRChgZ3e7s_YhAkSJAASG9VrmJP13TSEDgJb5y7lfYfDYqlEbQm6H4xft8-2gIx0KBoCaWXw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Le Club Français

There will be no French club on the 6th June.  The club will recommence on the 13th June.

 Second – hand stall

From the 5th June, for 3 weeks, there will be a second-hand stall taking place in school. This is part of the Year 6 Fiver Challenge. If you happen to have any of the following in good condition / working order, please drop them off in the designated coned area outside of the school by the gate, on Monday 5th June: 

  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video games / consoles

 

 PTA news

The PTA will be holding their Summer Fair on Sunday 9th July from 12.00 in school.  Please put the date in your diary!

100 club May draw winners

1st 57 Chantal Smith

2nd 4 Laura Peacock

3rd 17 Nicola Gill-Smith

 Play space in school

From week beginning 19th June we are planning to open up the play area by the tree house, to Years 4, 5 and 6 at lunchtimes.  Each year group will be able to bring a change of shoes and have their own week when they can access the space.  More details to follow.

 Health week – including a French day on Friday!

Week commencing 5th June

After the holidays the children will be enjoying a themed week under the heading of ‘Being healthy.’

Please find below examples of some of the fun activities your children will be taking part in. We will celebrate other aspects on the school blog so you can see what your children have been learning. Let’s hope the weather stays dry!

We would love your support to walk up the Pike as we will require a number of parent helpers to make the event possible. Please could you let the class teacher know if you are able to help.

During health week the children will be able to wear their school jumper, polo shirt, trainers and black tracksuit bottoms each day.

 

Monday Cross country Year 2-6   9:30am

 

Locomotiv8tor children to complete drama activities in the morning and art activities in the afternoon in the hall

 

Rounders and football Year 3 and 4
Tuesday Year 4/5 sports day   9:30 am

 

Year 3 Tesco- farm to fork trail

Wednesday Sports day Year 6   9:30 am

 

Year 1 & 4 trip

 

Year 2, 3 and 5 up the Pike 9:15 am set off

Thursday Reception /Year 1 sports day     9:30 am

 

Year 3 visiting Tesco- farm to fork trail

 

Year 4 and 6 up the Pike 9:15 set off

Rounders and football year 5 and 6
Friday French day for all children

Non- uniform day for the winning house for summer 1

Monday 12th June Year 2/3 sports day   9:30 am

 

 Dates for your diary

Year 1 – on the 7th June will be visiting Legoland, Trafford Centre.

Year 2 – on the 6th July will be visiting Skipton Castle.

Year 4 – on the 7th June will be visiting the Maritime Museum, Liverpool.

Year 5 trip will be confirmed shortly.

Year 6 – on the 12th June will be attending the Leavers’ Service at Manchester Cathedral.

We have received written assurance from the management of the Trafford Centre which demonstrates the additional actions they have put in place as a result of the attack on the Manchester Arena. This information, when added to our own risk assessment process, is more than sufficient for us to have taken the decision to continue with the planned trip for Year 1. Any parents not allowing their child to go will not be able to receive a refund, and will be expected to bring their child to school for the day as normal, where we will provide alternative activities if this is needed.

Any payments due for the above trips can be made via ParentPay or the school office.

School request

Can you please ensure that before and after school that no children play in the reception area playground. Staff members do tidy this area to ensure that all the equipment is accounted for, and we do not want any child to get hurt whilst they are not being supervised by a member of staff. Thank you.

 

PTA Football Penalty Competition – Are you in year 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6?

Win the Penalty Competition & you will have £40 to spend in Argos!

When: Saturday 24 June 2017 at school.

Has your parent/carer returned the reply form to the school office?

It is £7 to enter. Letters with full details available at school office or see School Newsletter of 19 May.

Who will win the prize?

Please support this new PTA event to raise funds for YOUR school. Hot dogs & drinks will be on sale!

 

Bolton Music Festival

Bolton Schools Music Association are holding their Festival of Music on Thursday 22nd June at 7pm.  Tickets are now on sale via the school office. Every member of the school choir is involved. Adults £4, Senior Citizens £2 and children £1.

Operation Orphan

We will be taking part in this initiative again, which sends used winter coats and other items to families around the world who otherwise will have no coat in the coming winter. If your child has outgrown a coat, please let us have it on Thursday 22nd June.

Great Get Together

We are hoping to join in (in some way) the national series of events on 16th June planned to commemorate Jo Cox MP, by bringing communities together.  More details to follow

Horwich Festival of Racing

Thankyou to all the parents who responded that they would like their child to to take part in the relay cycling race in June. We have 4 teams currently and need 3 more cyclists to make 5 teams so let me know if you would like to take part. Email awashington@horwichparish.net Thanks for your enthusiasm for sport as always!

 

 

 

 

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