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Last newsletter of this school year!

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you from Mr Beedie

I have had so many gifts, cards and words of kindness over the last few days, I couldn’t begin to find the chance to say thank you individually. So to all staff, parents and children, my thanks for all your kind gifts and wishes, and also for your partnership with me over 12½ years.  I will keep in touch with the school, and how you are all doing, and let you know how I get on.

Staff changes

As we say “goodbye” today to Mr Beedie, Miss Hasselder, Mrs Pye, Mrs Dickson and Miss Parker we wish them well in whatever they do in the future.

We are also pleased to announce that Mrs Dickson has been replaced, and our new TA is called Mrs Dickens (what a coincidence!) and she will be working with Year 6 next term. We will also be welcoming Miss Nicholson to our TA staff team for the year.  Mrs Slingsby will be working four days per week next term, and her Y2 class will be taught by Mrs J Ford on Wednesdays.

New windows

We are pleased that the final section of windows will be replaced in the infant building, so the uPVC will be complete all round the building. We are intending for the work to be complete by the time the children return from the summer. We have been lucky enough to receive a grant for this from the DfE, and we are grateful to the PCC of our church for the 10% contribution.

Y6 leavers

Our very best wishes go to the Year 6 children leaving today, and we look forward to hearing of their successes as they move on to high school.

Year 2 moving to Year 3 – School Dinners

School dinner prices from September will be £1.40 per day. Payment for the term will be £47.60 payable via ParentPay.

If your child is moving from Year 2 to Year 3 in September and having school meals, please remember that you will need to start paying for dinners in September. If you do not already have your ParentPay login please see the school office for a letter confirming your login details.

Parent collaboration

From September we would like to perhaps set up a parent group who would be able to contribute to ideas and initiatives and give a parent’s viewpoint so all stakeholders informed and all views gathered. The group would meet approximately once every half term before the end of the school day or later if more helpful to parents interested. Please could you email awashington@horwichparish.net if interested in sharing and contributing to help move our school forward. It would be great to gain a selection of parents across the different year groups. We already a have a few parents who have shown an interest in working together.

Play & Youth Service Summer Programme 2017

Bolton Council’s ‘Summer Fun’ programme is now available on line for you to look at. Details can be found via the My Life in Bolton website which is http://www.mylifeinbolton.org.uk

Electronic copies of the summer fun guide can be found online on the Council webpage

http://bolton.gov.uk/website/pages/Activitiesforchildrenandyoungpeople.aspx

End of year awards


 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to Noah and Eleanor who were awarded the Ian Hesketh trophy for sport. Josh who was the first recipient of the Barbara Worthington trophy for arts and Anna who collected the most house points this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirituality Day June 2017

Our Spirituality Day has been planned as a whole school activity to allow all the children in school to experience a wide range of Prayer Spaces. These take the form of activities or guided reflections on different themes to do with God, the world and ourselves.  Each Prayer Space was set up and led by a different teacher, with the classes spending time in each room to experience them in the course of the day.  The children from Year 1 to Year 6 also had a Reflection Diary to help record what they had done, and to take home to help share the experience with parents and carers.

Our Prayer Spaces

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Years 3 – 6
Teacher Theme Teacher Theme
Mrs Taylor Cardboard Home

A reflection on homelessness

Mrs Barber Handwritten

To remind us that our names are written on the palm of God’s hands

Mr Beedie Big Questions

What tough questions would you ask God?

Mrs Washington Hope blossoms

Watching your hopes and dreams blossom like lilies on a pond

Miss McEwan Thankful Ribbons

A visual sign of things to say “thank you” for.

Mrs Hall Big Questions

What tough questions would you ask God?

Mrs Slawson Letting go

Stopping to reflect and deal with our worries

Mrs Burgess Fizzy forgiveness

Forgiving and letting go as you watch a fizzy tablet disperse

Mrs Slingsby Sorry strings

Reflecting on when we get things wrong, and how to say sorry

Mrs Kay Sorry strings

Reflecting on when we get things wrong, and how to say sorry

Miss Hasselder Mirrors

To promote a positive self-image

Mrs Hiller Cardboard Home

A reflection on homelessness

Mrs Magilton Hope blossoms

Watching your hopes and dreams blossom like lilies on a pond

Mrs Cashmore Dream clouds

To reflect on what we want to achieve in life

Miss Parker Empty plate

To reflect on those who go hungry every day

Mr Banner Pray for the world

To help children to think about things that are happening around the world

Year 6 Football match

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last night the year 6 football team played together for the final time in a tournament at St Peter’s Smithills Deane. They qualified as winners of the group stages, beating Brownlow Fold 1-0, Blackrod Church 1-0, Smithills Deane 1-0 and narrowly lost to High Lawn 0-1.
The final against Johnson Fold remained 0-0 after ten minutes so both teams were made tournament winners! Well done to the team and thank you to Mr Bracegirdle for managing the team.

TTrockstars Rockstar Wrangle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to our times tables wizards who competed in the TTrockstar wrangle yesterday. The competition was tough with the eventual winner completing 148 questions in 1 minute!

Newsletter 07/07/17

 

School reports

Parents of children in Reception, year 2 and year 6 will receive their school report by Monday next week. Please return your comments on the reply slip (also other year groups if you’ve not done so yet!)

Parent collaboration

From September we would like to perhaps set up a parent group who would be able to contribute to ideas and initiatives and give a parent’s viewpoint so all stakeholders informed and all views gathered. The group would meet approximately once every half term before the end of the school day or later if more helpful to parents interested. Please could you email awashington@horwichparish.net if interested in sharing and contributing to help move our school forward. It would be great to gain a selection of parents across the different year groups. We already a have a few parents who have shown an interest in working together.

 Year 1 “Year Ahead” meeting

Don’t forget a meeting for all reception parents heading into year one on Monday 10th July at 5:30 pm – 6:15pm in our school hall. We hope you will find it useful to ensure a smooth transition from reception to year one.

 Year six production

Year 6 will be performing for their parents in the Leavers’ Production on Tuesday 18th July 2pm and Wednesday 19th July at 6pm in the school hall. Each parent will be given two tickets. We hope you will be able to attend.

 Year 2 – School Dinners

If your child is moving from Year 2 to Year 3 in September and having school meals, please remember that you will need to start paying for dinners in September. If you do not already have your ParentPay login please see the school office for a letter confirming your login details.

Closure of a local road

We have been informed today that Bridge Street, near Croft House Nursery will be closed all day on Monday next week due to resurfacing works.

  DATES FOR NEXT WEEK

Tuesday: reception and year one can come in tracksuit bottoms and school t-shirt and jumper as they are going to Bolton Arena to play tennis from 9:30 -11 am.

Year 5 and 6 will be going on Wednesday so the children can also come in a tracksuit bottoms and school jumper and t-shirt.

This is part of our school Awards for All grant in collaboration with Bolton Arena tennis centre.

Pike Walk

Year 4 and 6 are going up the Pike at 9am on the 11th July.

Sports days for Years 4 and 5

Sports day for years 4 and 5 will take place on the 13th July at 9.30am on Slaters Field. This is weather dependent.

Our Horwich Locomotivator and Morris dancing children are going to the Horwich Heritage Centre on Thursday afternoon

It is the Year 6 leavers’ party on Friday night.

Year Six leavers’ service

Parents are invited to attend the Leavers’ assembly in church on Friday 21st July at 9:00am.

 

Kebab Extreme

Kebab Extreme have spent their winnings from the £5ver challenge on some excellent reading material. Well done.

Football Year 5

Year 5 took part in a football competition at St Peters Primary School. The children were amazing and they worked their way into the final which was brilliant. They came runner up in the competition. A huge thank-you to Mr Walker for managing the team.

 

Rounders

Rounders

Our rounders team were winners all the way. They won every single match and won a trophy in the final. We are very proud of the children. Thank–you to Mrs Russell for helping with the event and also to parents for their support.