Newsletter 10

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! We are delighted to see the children returning to school with happy faces, greeting their friends and working hard for their teachers. We also welcome Miss Fisher to Year 2, Miss East to the Nursery and Miss Hutton to her part-time teaching role in Year 3 alongside Mrs. Elkington.

Dolce continue to provide excellent meals for our children. Although many parents pre-order for the week ahead, it does cause problems for the kitchen staff when children expect a lunch which has not been ordered! Please remember to pre-order your child’s meal (this needs to be done before 9.30 a.m. on the day the meal is to be taken). Thank you for your assistance with this.

Parent Evening Change – PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE

As a result of a Year 5 and 6 trip with Mrs Lucas Parents Evening will be changed to the following week.
Wednesday 11th March 4.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Monday 16th March 3.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Admission to Reception Class – September 2015

Applications for Reception Class places must have been made to Trafford by 15th January. Please contact the school office if you have any queries regarding your application.

School Nursing Service

Elizabeth Ross, our School Nurse, will be visiting school on Wednesday 4th February between 8.30 and 9.30 a.m. to offer a drop in session for parents, should you have any health concerns which you feel may be affecting your child’s school life. Elizabeth looks forward to meeting you.

Crucial Crew – Year 6 Thursday 22nd January 2015

Year 6 children will be attending Trafford Crucial Crew on 22nd January between12.30 and 2.45 p.m. Crucial Crew is an innovative and interactive way of delivering health and well-being messages to Year 6 children in preparation for their migration to secondary school. The event encourages good citizenship through active participation in a range of health and safety activities. Professionals from the Emergency Services and local agencies will be on hand to instruct children on matters that will teacher community values and could save lives.

Visit to Bolton Museum – Year 1 Thursday 22nd January

Year 1 will be participating in a ‘Toy Workshop’ at Bolton Museum during the morning of 22nd January. May I thank all parents for your voluntary contributions, without them school trips would not take place.

Health Advice

We request continued vigilance in checking your child’s hair for any signs of eggs and/or live lice. Although we have few reported cases at this time of year, advice to schools is to ask parents to regularly check hair and treat any incidences promptly.
It should also be reinforced, by parents, that children should wash their hands properly after using the toilet at school. We have soap dispensers in all school toilets which are serviced regularly.

Internet Safety

Last night staff had CEOP training on internet safety. Staff and I were reminded of the dangers inherent in social networking sites and the use of web cams. We were also concerned about the content of games such as Grand Theft Auto which have shockingly inappropriate materials within the game and are known to be played by some children at our school despite its 18 rating. There was also a reminder that a lot of popular apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat have a 13+ rating.
The presence of the internet in our lives can prove difficult to manage with regard to safety and appropriate levels of access. I recommend you log on to the CEOP website which has support for parents and carers to enable you to understand the implications of any sites you or your child may be accessing so that you are aware of the hidden dangers.

Year 6 will have training on internet safety at Crucial Crew. Year 4 and 5 will be given an hours lesson on Tuesday 13th January on internet safety. There will be activities running in class on E Safety during E Safety week. In the meantime if you have concerns please contact the school

Alison Drayton
Headteacher

 

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