Archive | June, 2013

Oldham Cats Rescue Centre

On Wednesday 3rd July 2013 we are hoping to raise money for the Oldham Cats Rescue Centre in Middleton. Oldham Cats Rescue is a charity which helps to rescue and rehome unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens.

You may have heard already about the Charity from your child, as three years ago Mr and Mr Hanes adopted a cat which took residence under our Portakabin and the children named her ‘Tiddles’.
Mr and Mrs Hanes are volunteers for the Rescue and have since fostered and cared for hundreds of cats and kittens who have survived and are now fortunate enough to have loving ‘forever’ homes, including that of several members of our staff.

As a school we would like to support the charity as they solely rely on donations, charity and staff volunteers. We also feel it would show the children the importance of commitment when looking after a pet if they own one. We feel it’s also important that children understand how to care within our community. Our Yr 3 children in particular are exploring what goes on at the Rescue as part of their RE/ PSHCE topic.

As a theme for the day we would like children to either dress up as a cat, draw whiskers on their faces and /or wear cat’s ears. We would ask for a £1 donation per child on the day. We will also be selling themed biscuits at break time at a charge of 50p.

All the proceeds on the day will go to the charity and will help to feed and medicate the cats and kittens.

We will also hold a special Assembly on the day when we will choose the best set of whisker’s from each Class and a prize will be awarded. This should be a lovely day and we hope you will support us in our endeavours.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Parent’s Questionnaire

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Thank you to everyone who returned their Parent Questionnaire to school. As you know, your thoughts really matter to us, and they are what help us to continue creating a wonderful learning environement for your children.

All returned questionnaire’s were entered into a Prize Draw for a £20 Next Voucher. We can reveal that the lucky winner was Maria’s Mum from Class 2a. Well done!

Questionnaire results will be posted on here soon, and sent home with your children.

New Information re: Access to School

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please check your children’s book bags for an important letter regarding accessing the school premises via our new Intercom System.

Below is a copy of the letter for your perusal.

We would like to thank you for your support in our continued improvements for safeguarding our children.

Intercom Letter June 2013

Industrial Action 27th June – PARTIAL CLOSURE

As we indicated on the letter sent home on Friday 14th June, you will be aware that the NASUWT and the NUT have balloted their members for industrial action.

The school has received notification that the above trade unions which represent teachers within the school intend to take industrial action on Thursday 27th June 2013.

As staff within the school are members of these unions the school will be affected by industrial action.

We have undertaken a risk assessment for the school and have made the decision to partially close the school for pupils in the following classes:-

Class 1a, 2a, 3a, 4b, 5b & 6a.

Your child/ren should return to school on Friday 28th June 2013.

Please note that all siblings who’s classes are unaffected must attend school as normal otherwise they will be noted as an unauthorised absence.

Any absences either the day before or after the strike will also be noted as an unauthorised absence.

We apologise for any inconvenience this industrial action may cause you.

Industrial Action 27th June 2013

You may be aware that the NASUWT and the NUT unions have balloted their members for industrial action. The dispute is in connection with the changes proposed to the teachers’ pension schemes, workload, conditions of service including pay and pay progression and job loss.

The school has received notification that the above trade unions, which represent teachers within the school, intend to take industrial action on Thursday 27th June 2013.

As staff within the school are members oif these unions the school will be affected by industrial action.

We will be writing to you again early next week to let you know which classes are affected and whether the school is fully open or partially open.

You will need to consider what provisional childcare arrangements you may need to make should this be the case and your child’s class is affected.

We will undertake a risk assessment and would like to assure you that we will be endeavouring to open the school as normal.

The decision will be made early next week when we have more information regarding which members of the teaching staff are going to take industrial action.

Business Enterprise Fair – What a success!

It was really wonderful to see such a great turn out to our Business Enterprise Fair on Thursday last week.

The children all worked so hard to produce the stock for their stalls. The ‘Recycling’ theme was clearly a hit as our confectionary packet key rings, CD case picture frames and ‘upcycled’ chocolate apples flew off the shelves.

All together you helped to raise a whopping £571!

Year 2 won the profit-making competition with their fabulous canvas shopper bags, raising £135.50.

Everyone rushed to Mrs Kabir and the Parent’s Group stall to buy up portions of their delicious biryani and samosas – they sold out in record time. They also managed to raise £163.

Each class will now have to think about where they want their funds to be spent.

We hope to see you at our next event!

Business Enterprise Week 2013 on PhotoPeach

Attendance Winners

This week’s attendance winners are:
1st Place – 6a with 99.4%
2nd Place – 2a with 96%
3rd Place – Ra with 95.3%

Punctuality awards go to;
FS – Ra and Rb
KS1 – 2a
KS2 – 3b and 5b