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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

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.

 

Newsletter 30/06/2017

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Leadership arrangements for Autumn Term

Please look out for a separate letter from Mr D Pritchard, Chairman of the Governors, concerning the arrangements for the leadership of our school next term.

Local authority review

The school was the subject of a planned mini-inspection which is called a local authority review, and this took place on Wednesday. We are pleased to report that the visitors agreed our school is doing really well, and has improved further since our Ofsted inspection in November.

 School reports

Parents of children in Years 1, 3, 4 and 5 should have received their reports – please return the reply slip if you have not done so already. The remaining year groups will send out their reports once the SATs results are known for Years 2 and 6, and once the Learning Journeys are finalised for Reception. This should be within the next two weeks.

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 are informed and all views are 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 will review at the end of term if parents feel useful. Many thanks.

Year 6 – Fiver Challenge update

Profits have now topped £1500, and we are thrilled with the outcome for all our Year 6 pupils. We are having the project mentioned in the Bolton News, and we also have two more winning groups. Kebab Xtreme won this week’s Advertising Competition, and win £50 in Amazon vouchers. Badge Ninjas were also second runners up in this national competition.

http://www.fiverchallenge.org.uk/media-library/view/weekly-competition-advertising-winners-2017

 School Dinners Information

Please see the information below concerning school dinner provision within school

  • If your child has a school dinner and is in year 3 – 6 from September 2017 then the price of a dinner will be £1.40.
  • 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.
  • If your child is moving from school dinners to packed lunches or vice versa then you must give the school 3 weeks notice.

 PTA Summer Fair 9th July 12.00 – 2.30pm

 HORWICH PARISH BAKE OFF The Great British Bake off may be no more, but fear not, the Horwich Parish Bake Off returns at this year’s Summer Fair! From scones to lemon drizzle, cupcakes to Showstoppers, bring along your bakes to the Bake Off stall at the fair.  All entries will be judged based on the effort and creativity shown, and then sold to raise funds for our school.
Judging will take place at 12pm prompt (when the fair starts) so please bring along your bakes between 11:45am – 12pm.  There are two age categories and a prize will be awarded for each: Primary-age school children (and under!) Secondary-age children & Adults Please label your entry with the following information: Name of the bake Name of the baker Age category If you would like to enter the Bake off but are unable to make it to the School Fair, then please email amandamporter@yahoo.co.uk to arrange this.

 Summer Raffle Tickets

Please can all tickets and money be returned to the office by the 7th July.

 June 100 club winners

1st £50 Gemma Stokes

2nd £20 Barbara Worthington

3rd £10 Donna Powell

Dates for your diary

 

Year 1 “Year Ahead” meeting

For the parents of current reception children there will be a Year Ahead meeting taking place on Monday 10th July at 5.30pm in the school hall. It would be super if every family could be represented at this meeting, to help prepare your child for Year 1. Arrangements for other year groups will follow in the autumn.

Pike Walk for Years 4 and 6

On the 11th July Years 4 and 6 are looking at doing their pike walk, leaving school at 9am.

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.

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 Six leavers’ service

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

Playdays – closure of before and after school clubs

We have been informed by Playdays Daycare nursery that they are going to be discontinuing their before and after school clubs provision from September 2017. If you have any queries concerning this please contact them directly.

Bolton Music Service

Would your child like to learn a musical instrument in school?

Bolton Music Service is working in your school to provide these lessons on a weekly basis

You can register your child for lessons, starting in September by visiting http://gmmusichub.co.uk/bolton/instrumental_and_vocal_lessons

You will see ‘CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR MUSIC LESSONS ONLINE’ and you can then follow the instructions.

If you are already having lessons you will need to re-register (you will not need to send us your bank details again, unless these have changed)

If your child is starting lessons for the first time you will need to print off and complete a Direct Debit mandate.

Visit our website above to see what is on offer in your school.

Newsletter 23/06/2017

PTA Summer Fair 9th July 12.00 – 2.30pm

We are still seeking helpers, particularly for face painting, and general help with stalls. We hope you saw the PTA newsletter sent out on Thursday.  Please support us if you can.

As previously advised, we have had to cancel the proposed Penalty Competition planned for tomorrow. We hope to be able to run the event in the autumn.

 Operation Orphan – Keep a Child Warm Project

Thank you for the donations of items for this good cause.

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.

 Year 6 – Fiver Challenge update

We are delighted to say that the Fiver Challenge has now raised well over £1000 in profits, and we are very proud of our young entrepreneurs in Year 6! Quite rightly, the children are making decisions now on how to use the money they have made. All the profits will be put back into school to support each year so all the children benefit. Well done to everyone who took part. A special thanks also to parents who helped their children at home, and Year 6 staff who have led this event with real enthusiasm.

Don’t forget – sport days

Year 4 & 5 sports days – a text will be sent next week confirming the dates.

Reception and year 1 sports day on the 19th July 9:30 am on the field

Year Six leaver’s service

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

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.

 

Newsletter 16/06/2017

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Today we have held our picnic as part of the nationwide event “The Great Get Together.” We continue to promote integration and positive relationships at all levels in our school.

lass arrangements for next year

We have agreed a plan for the new school year, so that you can help prepare your child for their new class. We are also holding a “moving up day” on 7th July so the children can begin to get to know the staff in their new year group.  Please contact Mr Beedie or Mrs Washington if you have any questions.

 

Current class Will become New class
Red class (Mrs Taylor) > 1P Miss McEwan
Green class (Mrs Magilton) > 1H Miss Hanlon (Mon – Thur)/ Mrs Charlton (Fri)

Mrs Charlton will have the class full time until Miss Hanlon returns from maternity leave (planned for half term October)

1H Miss Hasselder > 2H Mrs Slawson
1P Miss McEwan > 2P Mrs Slingsby
2H Mrs Slawson > 3H Mrs Barber
2P Mrs Slingsby > 3P Mr Banner
3H Mrs Barber > 4H Miss Seager
3P Mr Banner > 4P Mrs Hall
4H Mrs Cashmore > 5H Mrs Kay
4P Miss Parker > 5P Mrs Swimby (Mon – Thur)
5H Mrs Swimby > 6H Mrs Hiller (Mon, Tues)/ Mrs Cashmore (Wed – Fri)
5P Mrs Kay > 6P Mrs Burgess

PTA

Please come to our meeting at school on Monday at 6pm. All welcome.  We will be planning the Summer Fair.

 Operation Orphan – Keep a Child Warm Project

On Thursday 22nd June Operation Orphan will be calling into school to collect any coats which you no longer require which could be donated to them.  Please do not bring in any coats prior to this date as we do not have the storage space in the office. Many thanks.

 Cycling – Horwich festival of racing

Thank you to all the children who responded to my recent email. We are delighted to have 6 teams. Please can the children meet Mrs Washington at the town hall at 11:15 as the race starts at 11:30am. The children will wear t-shirts so they know which team they are in. It would be great if a parent could be allocated to support each team as it can get a little hectic!

 

Health week

Well of course the weather has improved now we’ve had health week. We sent texts out previously to cancel the events so here are the rescheduled dates- hopefully:

Reception and year one – 19th July 9:30 am on the field

Year 6 sports day- 20th June 9:30 am on the field

Year 5 sports day- will be confirmed in due course

Year 4 sports day- – will be confirmed in due course

We would also like to re-run the cross country on Friday 23rd June for year 2-6. Further details to follow.

Football trials for Year 4 competition There will be a year 4 football trial open to all year 4 children on Tuesday 20th June from 3:20-4:20pm. All trialists will need a kit including shin pads, boots and trainers. This is for a football tournament which will take place on Thursday 29th June from 3:15-5:00pm. The children can be picked from school at 3pm as the competition starts at 3:30 pm.

NSPCC at our school

On Wednesday 21st we have organised for the NSPCC to come and lead an assembly with our children entitled “Speak out. Stay safe.” This will be followed by sessions with year 5 and 6.

 Year 2

Year 2 would like to open up their classrooms on Tuesday 20th June so you can see what they have been learning about over the past few weeks. They are very proud of all the children and their achievements. The doors will be opened between 3pm until 3.50pm.

 Year 6 – Fiver Challenge update

A big thankyou to everyone that has supported Year 6 this week. It has been a huge success. Stalls will be continuing for one more week, both during and after school as per this week.

Well done to Stall Quench who have come runner up in the national logo competition, 2nd out of 900

 

Newsletter Highlights

Dear Parents and Carers,

Message from Mr David Pritchard, Chair of Governors

The Governing Body interviewed for the headship of the school yesterday and were unable to make an appointment. As soon as we have any further information we will let you know.

Many thanks

Mr David Pritchard

Recent events

I am sure we have all been affected by recent events in London and Manchester and we would like to provide information which you may find useful with your children. The link below gives you access to information which may help you and your child during these difficult times.

https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/home/explaining-the-news/?gclid=CjwKEAjw3pTJBRChgZ3e7s_YhAkSJAASG9VrmJP13TSEDgJb5y7lfYfDYqlEbQm6H4xft8-2gIx0KBoCaWXw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

 Baking cakes – well done Ben, Josh & Frankie

It is lovely to hear about our children trying to help others and making a real difference to support our community. Ben, Josh and Frankie during half term spent a whole day baking all kinds of cakes, jam tarts and biscuits and sold them outside their nana’s house and made more than £100. They deposited the money at a Manchester bank for the Manchester appeal and went on to look at the memorial in St Ann’s Square. It was an important lesson in making a difference.

New staff member

As we mentioned in a recent email, Miss R Seager will be joining our staff as a teacher in Y4, 5 or 6 from September. We are delighted to welcome her to our staff.  We are just now finalising arrangements for which teachers will be teaching each class, and will let you know soon.

Choir

Don’t forget it is the Music Festival at the Victoria Hall on Thursday 22nd June at 7.30pm and tickets are available at the school office.  The choir will be rehearsing at the hall on Wednesday 21st June during the afternoon, returning for the end of school. There will also be an additional practice in school on Friday 16th June until 4.20pm. It is important that all of the choir attend this if at all possible. Thank you.

Children’s University – Passport to learning

If your child is currently taking part in the children’s passport scheme and wants to attend the graduation ceremony please contact the school office so we can pass on your details. Thankyou.

 Text Messaging Service

This week we have transferred over to ParentPay for sending all our text messages. Please ensure that you keep the school informed of any changes in your contact details.

Operation Orphan – Keep a Child Warm Project

On Thursday 22nd June Operation Orphan will be calling into school to collect any coats which you no longer require which could be donated to them.  Please do not bring in any coats prior to this date as we do not have the storage space in the office. Many thanks.

100 club winners

We have some cheques in the office for winners of the 100 club from the past few months. Please collect them from the school office:

  • L Peacock
  • N Gill-Smith
  • P E Jeremie
  • R Bagnall

New School Uniform list

Attached to this newsletter is the new school uniform ordering list. The main difference is that we have ordered book bags which have shoulder straps. They should be with us within the next 2/3 weeks.

If you wish to place any uniform orders please complete the attached form and return it to the school office. Payment to be made in cash or cheque to the school office.

 Dinner Monies – Year 3 – 6 children

Please ensure that you always remain in credit if your child takes a school dinner and is within years 3 -6.

Dinner money for this half term is £43.75 payable online via ParentPay. If you do not have your login details please see the school office.

 Cycling – Horwich festival of racing

Thank you to all parents who responded to my recent email. We nearly have 5 teams and need one more person for the festival of racing on the 18th June. If interested please see Mrs Washington.

Cricket team

Well done to our cricket team. We got through to the semi-finals and then missed out on the final by 3 runs! The children were great and thank you to the parents for their support.

Year 4 Sunning Hill visit

Next week Year 4 will be having visits to and from Sunning Hill School.

4H will be visiting them on Wednesday and 4P on Thursday during school hours. During their visit there they will be attending their local mosque, and then upon their visits here they will be visiting Holy Trinity Church. If you will be able to help with either of these visits please contact a Year 4 teacher.

Health week

Well what a wash out! One mention of health week and it brings the rain. Next year we may have to change it to ‘wet week’ and organise alternative types of activities. We will hopefully re-arrange all the activities we had planned if possible for later in the term.

Football trials for Year 4 competition There will be a year 4 football trial open to all year 4 children on Tuesday 20th June from 3:20-4:20pm. All trialists will need a kit including shin pads, boots and trainers. This is for a football tournament which will take place on Thursday 29th June from 3:15-5:00pm.

Enterprise exhibition Year 6

We are very proud of the year 6 teachers and children. They have been working on an enterprise exhibition to launch the Fiver Challenge. The idea behind the exhibition is for the children to design and promote their products. The Year 6 children will be selling their products from 13th June after school or, in one group’s case, at playtime until the end of the month. The children are working incredibly hard on producing a pop-up shop display for the exhibition and we can definitely see entrepreneurs for the future!