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Newsletter 29th November

Year 5 have had an exciting week building shelters for Roz and Brightbill (the two main characters in their English text, The Wild Robot). First they had to forage for natural materials and then work with their teams to design and construct a sturdy home. It was trickier than it looks and very messy! They had great fun doing it and had to work well together to problem solve when things didn’t quite go to plan.

Star of the Week

Aqua – Samaira 
Marigold – Mahinoor
Blue – Sabeehah
Saffron – Mohammed
Turquoise – Tanisha
Yellow – Milan
Orange – Muhammad
Cobalt – Humera
Emerald – Aisha
Green – Fatima

Reader of the Week

Aqua – Hamza
Marigold – Isma
Blue – Ramiza
Saffron – Azan
Turquoise – Isa
Yellow – Helen
Orange – Walhan
Cobalt – Naima
Emerald – Maheen
Green – Zaheer

In Science this week Green class and Emerald class have been planting daffodil bulbs. We have been learning all about plants and what they need to survive. We will see if our daffodils will grow in the Spring. Jade class will also be planting bulbs over the next few weeks.

Forest Schools – Crimson group came out again last week- we had so much fun.  The bird feeders we made last week were empty so the birds must have had a feast while there was no-one in the woods.  We lit a fire and everyone made a spark with the ‘dragon’s breath’ fire- steel.  While it was warming up the children made dens in two groups with Miss Mc Hugh- Hill and Miss Bibi.  We looked at the popcorn kernels and then put them in the Dutch oven pan over the fire and while they popped we sat around the fire and sang the Popsicle song led by Miss Bibi- even the quietest children knew the words and it made us laugh.  We ate our popcorn then everyone made it back to class for some lunch – Ellie Two Hoots Outdoor Learning.

You can recycle all of your AAA, AA, C and D batteries in the battery container located in the foyer. Heybrook is trying to do its bit to help the environment and reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill. Did you know that these batteries in landfill sites can take 100 years to decompose?

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

·         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​​

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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