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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.

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 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!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

Newsletter 12/05/17

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We say “goodbye” to Revd M Thompson at half term. Mrs Thompson has been working as a teaching assistant with Year 4, and is moving to Birmingham as her husband, Canon Matt Thompson, will be the new Dean of Birmingham Cathedral!  We wish them God’s blessing in this new work.

 SATs Year 2 and 6

Well done to our Year 6 children who have completed their SATs this week in Reading, Grammar and Maths. The Year 2 “challenges” take place between Tuesday 16th and Tuesday 23rd May inclusive.  The Reading and Grammar challenges will be next week, with the maths challenges the week after.  Please ensure the children do not miss any school if at all possible.

Crazy hair!

As a fund-raising activity for Action Aid, to support our sponsored child, the School Council are inviting all the children to come with Crazy Hair on Thursday 25th May, in return for a minimum £1 donation.  Please support the School Council in this.

 

 

 

Reports

Currently teachers are writing reports to share how your children have been doing in class. The results are based on the tests in March so we have written the next steps to help them achieve further. We would appreciate any help you could provide for your child in each of these areas. Parents in Years 1,3,4 and 5 will be given their reports in mid-June. Parents in Reception, Year 2 and 6 will be given their reports in July so that we can report on your child’s results in the Learning Journeys in Reception and SATs for year 2 & 6.

 Medical request

Please be aware that if your child is required to take any medication whilst in school that you must complete a medical form which can be obtained from the school office. Only medicines prescribed by a Doctor are able to be administered.

Hayfever

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.

 Robinwood – Year 5

A letter has been emailed to all Year 5 parents with further details about the Robinwood trip. Please can you ensure that an initial deposit of £40 is paid before the end of term as this will enable us to confirm the number of pupils going on the trip. Thankyou.

PTA news

We will be holding the Summer Fair on Sunday 9th July from 12.00 in school.  Please put the date in your diary!  Our next PTA meeting is on Tuesday 23rd May at 6pm at school – please come!

Dates for your diary

Reception class – on the 24th May will be visiting Windmill Farm.

Year 1 – on the 7th June will be visiting Legoland, Trafford Centre. A letter confirming all the details has been sent out this week.

Year 2 – on the 6th July will be visiting Skipton Castle. A letter confirming all the details has been sent out this week.

Year 6 – on the 12th June will be attending the Leavers Service at Manchester Cathedral. A letter confirming all the details, will be sent out shortly.

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

Health Week

Health week is taking place on the 5th – 9th June 2017.

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. Thankyou.

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. Adults £4, Senior Citizens £2 and children £1.

Previous students update

Two ex pupils left Horwich Parish in 2013 to go on to Albany Academy and are going into their last year in September. We are proud to let you know that both have been appointed Senior Prefects & Niamh has been chosen as Deputy Head Girl with Morgan as Head Girl.

Niamh has been awarded Sports Captain & would like to go on to teach Maths & PE.