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Newsletter 4th October

Forest School – It was wet last week!  In rainy weather every child wears wellies with dungarees and a waterproof coat over that.  We put up a shelter so we can sit, play and make things in a dry space.  We have warm water, soap and a towel available for muddy hands.  We also have a warm drink half-way through. 

This week we explored and collected different coloured leaves for some Autumn natural artwork.  Highlights were watching rain gush off our shelter; opening conker cases to find conkers inside; looking at the beautiful orange and red horse chestnuts by the play area and hearing someone who didn’t want to wear outdoor clothes on the first session say that putting on her wellies was her favourite thing.

If we encourage children to make the most of the rainy days then they’ll build resilience to cope with all that life can throw at them and last week there were lots of smiles.

Ellie- Two Hoots Outdoor Learning

Well done to our Stars of the Week!

Orange – Jumayma
Amber –  Zayn
Saffron – Diego
Yellow – Arshman
Buttercup –  Yusuf
Marigold –  Mihajaur
Green –  Zulfiqar
Emerald –   Aaiq  
Jade –  Yusuf
Blue –    Saad
Aqua –  Alayna
Cobalt –  Malayka 
Indigo –   Saira
Azure –    Huma
Purple –  Tahmina
Lavender – Inshrah

Year 4 had a great time at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester on Friday. The trip gave the children the chance to investigate the Romanisation of Britain and explore life in Roman Chester. 

At Heybrook School we always try to help those in need. With this in mind, we have decided to support Rochdale Food Bank. This is an organisation that provides essential food items and toiletries to those facing hardship.

The children have had an assembly about what food banks do and why people need to use food banks.

We are asking for donations to be brought into school so that we can pass them onto Rochdale Food Bank.

They are in URGENT need of:

  • jam/honey                                                        custard
  • tinned fruit                                                      biscuits
  • fruit juice                                                         tinned tomatoes
  • toiletries                                                          instant mash
  • long life milk                                                   toiletries
  • toiletries
  • pasta sauces
  • noodles
  • rice pudding

Any donations should be taken to your child’s class.

Many thanks, Mrs Towsey

The Nasal Flu vaccines will take place in school place 16th October.  If you would like your child to receive the nasal flu vaccine in school please click on the following link to complete an online YES consent form however if you do not wish for your child to be vaccinated please fill in a NO form.  If your child has already had the Nasal Flu vaccine since Sept 2019 please disregard this message. There is information available on the online portal that will enable you to make an informed decision. If you have any further queries please phone 0333 3583 397.

https://www.nhsimms.uk/FLU/information?Id=105770&Type=FLU

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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