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Newsletter 1st November

It has been a busy week at our Nursery.  They had canaries in class this week.  The Oral Health Team came to show the children how to brush their teeth and discussed foods that are good and bad for your teeth. We have also been observing signs of autumn.

In Year 1, we were sat in our classrooms getting on with our work when we suddenly heard a loud bang! We quickly put on our coats and headed outside. When we got into our school yard, we saw an alien spaceship had crashed. Can you believe it? We looked around for the alien, but we could not find it. We then decided to have a look inside the school and we saw footprints. We followed the footprints around the school but the alien was nowhere to be seen! We are still looking for it, so if you see it let the Year 1 children know!

Well done to our Stars of the Week!

Red – Mariam
Crimson –  Olivija
Orange –  Nabeel
Amber –  Amana
Saffron – Mishaal
Yellow –  Kareem
Buttercup – Mikaeel
Marigold –  Ayaan
Green –  Khuzaifa   
Jade – Hassan
Emerald – Laraib
Blue – Amana
Aqua –  Momin
Turquoise –  Aliya
Indigo –  Lukmaan
Cobalt –  Abraiz
Azure –  Aysha
Purple –  Daniel
Lavender – Ishaa

Our Super Readers of the Week!

Red – Binyamin
Orange –  Ismael
Amber –   Meeraj
Saffron – Ismaeel R
Yellow – Amina
Buttercup –  Faizan
Marigold –  Ezekiel
Green –  Mohsin  
Jade – Areeba
Emerald – Humail
Blue –  Aslan
Aqua –  Kawsar
Indigo –  Safa
Cobalt –  Halima
Azure –   Rafeh
Purple –  Ifrah
Lavender – Ahmad

The Book Bus was at Heybrook this week. The children really enjoyed this opportunity to look at, and buy books. Thank you for visiting the bus and we hope your children are enjoying the books they bought.

Thank you for supporting the children with their homework projects during half term.   Here are some of the fabulous models by Year 2 and 3:

Upcoming trips/visits …..

On Wednesday 13th November 2019, Year 2 children will be going on a trip to Knowsley Safari Park in Prescot.  In the next half term, children will be learning about animals and their habitats so the aim of the trip is to connect the children with the natural world and bring learning to life.  The children will take part in a range of educational activities including a workshop, guided safari coach tour and a guided foot safari tour. 

As part of this visit involves being outdoors, we ask that on this day children wear sensible shoes and an appropriate waterproof jacket. Please be aware that children will still be expected to wear school uniform on this day.

Children will be leaving at 8.30 am and returning approximately for 3.30pm.  Children will have to be in school no later than 8.15 am, as we will be leaving promptly.

School will provide a packed lunch for the trip.

We no longer give out travel sickness tablets.  If your child is travel sick, any tablets/medicine should be given at home

Please complete and return the attached permission slip.   The cost of the trip is £15 please make a payment on ParentPay before Friday 8th November 2019.

Mrs Rahman, Miss Stringfellow & Mrs Illingworth (Year 2 teachers)

On Wednesday 13th November, Year 3 will be visited by Ranger Rob and all of his amazing animals. Children will be able to see a variety of animals with the opportunity to handle some of them with supervision.  This is part of our topic which is all about rainforests this half term.

Ranger Rob will be visiting us in our classrooms so we will not be leaving the school building.

Children will have to be in school at the correct time, ready for Ranger Rob to begin promptly at 9.00am.

Please pay £2.00 via Parent Pay to cover the costs of this experience.

Year 3 teachers Mrs Oldham, Miss Nisar, Mrs Bather, Mrs Bukhari

As part of our Topic work this term, Year 4 classes will be going on a trip to Liverpool Maritime Museum on 19th, 20th, 21st November 2019. The trip will give the children the chance to investigate migration from Britain and explore experiences of migrants in New York. In order for us to arrive at the museum at an appropriate time, we need your children to arrive at school for 8:00am. We are expecting to be back at school at 3.30pm, but we will send you a text when we are about 20 minutes away. Children must be picked up from the front playground. If your child is usually sick during travel, please ensure you give your children a sickness tablet before they arrive at school on the day of the trip. As usual, full school uniform and sensible shoes need to be worn. If your child normally has a packed lunch, they will need to pay for a school packed lunch. For children normally having school meals, lunch will be provided

As part of our Topic work this year, Year 5 will be going on an Orienteering trip to Rivington, Bolton, on Thursday 14th November 2019. The trip will give the children the chance to use their map skills which they will acquire in Geography to get them to a set location.

In order for us to arrive at the activity centre with enough time to complete the tasks set we will need to leave the school at 8.30am prompt, therefore we will need all children to arrive at school for 8:00am. All the activities will be complete by 1.00pm so we hope to return to school by 2.30pm meaning they will be here for the normal 3.15pm pick up from the back playground.If your child is usually sick during travel, please ensure you give your children a sickness tablet before they arrive at school on the day of the trip.

As the children will be working outdoors, they will need to wear appropriate clothing for the time of year. This includes; waterproof coat and bottoms, jumper, thick trousers (jogging bottoms), waterproof footwear (wellies or walking boots – not trainers), hat, scarf and gloves. Please also bring a rucksack with a change of shoes (trainers) to change into afterwards.

All children will be provided with a grab bag for lunch. Those who normally have packed lunch must pay £2.20 via the parent pay app.

We are asking for a £10 contribution towards the cost of this trip.  If you have any questions about the trip, please feel free to contact us at school.

Please fill out the permission slip at the bottom of the letter and return to your child’s class teacher no later than Tuesday 29th October 2019. Please pay via Parent pay.

We are really looking forward to this trip and we are sure that the children will enjoy it too.

Mrs Peel, Mrs Pharaony and Miss Dean (Year 5 teachers)

The Family Learning sessions will be held at the nursery, The AM sessions start at 9.00am and the PM ones at 12.30pm

Early Start (10 weeks) – Monday 4th November – 20th January (Proposed coffee morning before October half term on Monday 14th October?)

Make More of Your Money (5 Weeks) – Tuesday 19th November – 17th December (Coffee Morning 12th November)

Early English (6 Weeks) – Monday 3rd February – 16th March (coffee morning 27th February)

Early Maths (6 Weeks) – Monday 8th June – 13th July (Coffee morning 1st June)

It’s the safe after school campaign:


Was your child born between September 2015 and August 2017? If so we have a limited number of places for your 2, 3 and 4 year olds at our Nursery, please call 01706 645435 for more information.

Apply for a primary school place – follow the 4 steps     

Timetable for applying for a primary school place​​

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Monday, 2 September 2019 The online admissions system opens for primary school places​​​.​   http://rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions
November 2019 ​​If we hold details for your child, we’ll write to you and​ encourage you to apply.

November is the earliest time we can access the data from other agencies.​
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 Closing date ​for applications
Ensure your primary school application is submitted before this date.​ Otherwise you will need to apply for a late application.
Friday, 21 February 2020​ ​​Last date for any changes to the address in your application​.
Thursday, ​16 April 2020 National offer day​.

Our School Uniform shop is now open, once you have made payments for school jumpers or book bags you can collect the items from the school office.  The link for the shop is https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Uniform/Default.aspx?shopid=944

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