School Newsletter – Friday 14th September 2018

School Newsletter – Friday 14th September 2018

Welcome Back!

It is lovely to see everyone back at school and settling well into the new school year, working hard and looking fantastic in their uniforms.

A special welcome to all the new families who have joined Stansfield Hall. We hope you enjoy our new look newsletter which has details of up and coming events and the school dinner menu on the back. Last week we sent home lots of information in the packs about school life and several forms to be completed.

If you have not yet done so please complete the forms and return to school on Monday.

Some contact forms have not been completed fully and so we will be returning these and asking parents to complete all information, including legal parental responsibility and contacts.

Safety

Please can we ask parents to help keep everyone safe before and after school by taking care where they park when dropping off and collecting children from school. We have had some complaints from other road users regarding cars parking too close to the crossing patrol on Todmodren Road. We ask that people park away from Mrs Robinson so that drivers have a clear line of sight when passing the school and are able see if people are waiting to cross.

Let’s Celebrate

This week all pupils have been having breakfast in school.This has been a fantastic success to the start of the day with children eating in a social group as well as enjoying the cereal.

We are very grateful to Littleborough Lions who supported this project by paying for the bowls and spoons.

This weekend a number of photo albums were added to our school Facebook page from last term’s events.Please like and follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/stanshallsch

Upcoming Events

Harvest

Harvest Service Friday 28thSeptember.This year we are collecting tins and packets for our harvest service in church. Parents are welcome to join us in Church for a 10am start.

Matilda

Children in Years 3,4,5 and 6 will be going to see the musical stage production of Matilda on the 17thOctober, further details will follow but this will be a late return to school.

Open Day

On Friday 5th October we will be opening our school up to parents, grandparents, extended family members and potential new parents to have a look round. This is a chance for everyone in the local community to come into school and see the school “at work”. We hope to see you all between 9am and 3pm.

M and M Theatre

On Wednesday 10th October we have a professional touring theatre company in school performing Jack and the Beanstalk for all children to enjoy. Previously, this has been paid for by the PFA (Parents and Friends Association) and we are pleased to be able to say that some of the money left from that organisation that closed last year has been set aside for paying for this year’s performance.

Governors

The Full governing Board will meet on Thursday 4th October at 5pm

Parents’ Assembly

Friday 19th October at 2pm

We Are One

Last year, two children met up with children from a number of Church of England primary schools in Rochdale to take part in a project called “We are one”. This project celebrated the similarities between the church schools and has resulted ina short film being made. Birch class have been invited to attend the screening of this at the Odeon, Cinema in Rochdale on Friday 12th October. Further permission slips will follow.

School Newsletter – Friday 13th July 2018

School Newsletter – Friday 13th July 2018

Dear Parents,

Tonight’s primary prom starts at 6.30pm and will finish by 8.30pm following the presentations at 8pm.

Well done to the pupils in Year 4 who showed excellent behaviour at the Rochdale Anglican School’s service at St. Michael’s Bamford.

We are all very proud of Birch and Elm class for their fantastic performances on Tuesday in The Rocky Monster Show, well done everyone.

Tonight, reports have been sent home with two surveys to be returned next week. Should you wish to discuss the report with your child’s teacher please contact them directly (either via the reply slip on or on the playground before or after school) and they will do their very best to make an appointment to talk to you at a mutually convenient time.

Next week

  • Tuesday 17th July 2pm – New Intake Meeting for September 2018 for reception.
  • Tuesday 17th July – Year 6 Leavers Service in church 10am (Parents welcome)
  • Thursday 19th July – 9am leaver’s assembly (Yr 6 parents welcome)

School finishes for the summer break on Thursday, 19th July at 3.20pm (no after school club).  Miss Gagg, Mrs Gumbley and Mrs Coltas will not be returning in September and we would like to thank them for all the hard work and wish them the very best for the future.  We hope Mrs Gumbley will call in and see us in the future with her new baby.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 6th July 2018

School Newsletter – Friday 6th July 2018

Dear Parents,

Next Year the school class structure looks like this:

In September 2018

Class

Year Groups

Teacher

Support Staff

Willow

Reception

Year 1

Miss Hare

Mrs Liptrot

Mrs Lane

Sycamore

Year 1

Year 2

Mr Huckstepp*

Miss Embley

Maple

Year 2

Year 3

Mr Callaghan

Miss Longinotto

Elm

Year 4

Year 5

Miss Barrett

Miss Baker

Birch

Year 5

Year 6

Miss Williams

Mrs Kerslake

Mr Duffy

Mrs Lane, Miss Stansfield and Mrs Kerslake will continue to support pupils across school.

*Miss Gagg has decided not to return to Stansfield Hall in September.

On Tuesday, 17th July the children will spend their afternoon in the new classes.

Those children in split year groups (Year 1,2 and 5) are split into different classes on a variety of a criteria.  We take the individual needs of a child into consideration including friendship groups, chronological age and maturity when deciding on a new class.

Future Dates

Tuesday 10th July Elm and Birch Class Concert (afternoon and evening)

Friday 13th July Primary Prom

Tuesday, 17th July 2pm – New Intake Meeting for September 2018 for reception.

Tuesday, 17th July – Year 6 Leavers Service in church 10am (Parents welcome)

Thursday, 19th July – 9am leaver’s assembly

Uniform order forms have been sent out for September, please return next week so uniforms can be paid for and collected by September.

Please return any music lesson forms by Monday, 9th July.

Next week you will receive information about our new text & email service.  The current provider we use to send text messages to parents has been taken over and a new system will be in place from next week.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 29th June 2018

School Newsletter – Friday 29th June 2018

Dear Parents,

Today’s Pirate Day was a great success and everyone looked fantastic in the costumes, keep an eye out on Facebook for photographs soon.

The children were very well behaved on Tuesday on the Whole School trip to Spaceport and the Mersey Ferry.  Well done everyone.

Year 6 Transition day for all high schools in Rochdale is on Tuesday 3rd July.  Wednesday 4th Wardle Academy have a second induction day.

On Tuesday 10th July Elm and Birch class will be performing their end of year show, The Rocky Monster Show.  Tickets are on sale from Monday, 02nd July.  This is a ticket only event so please buy them when they come on sale, don’t leave to the last minute and miss out!

Friday, 13th July is the Primary Prom, a free party for the whole school with a licenced bar for the parents downstairs.  Further details will follow.

In September 2018 the class structure for the school will be as follows:

Class

Age Group

Teacher

Willow

Reception and Year 1

Miss Hare

Sycamore

Year 1 and Year 2

Miss Gagg

Maple

Year 2 and Year 3

Mr Callaghan

Elm

Year 4 and Year 5

Miss Barratt

Birch

Year 5 and Year 6

Miss Williams

Next week we will be talking to the children about which class the children will be in.  This is particularly important to the children in year groups which are split into two classes.  At Stansfield Hall we split the children on a range of criteria and make the decision based on the child’s best interests pastorally and academically, as such children’s attitude to learning, social groupings and ability are all taken into account when coming to this decision.

Reminder, school returns after summer on Wednesday, 5th September for all but reception who start on Monday, 10th September 2018.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 22nd June 2018

Dear Parents,

On Monday, 25th June Year 5 will be going to Wardle Academy for a taster Day. Transport will be provided and they will leave during the morning and return before home time. Lunch will be provided by Wardle Academy.

On Tuesday, the 26th June the whole school will be heading off for the trip to Spaceport and the Mersey Ferry, please make sure your child is in full uniform and in school for 8.30am, we will return at 4:00pm. A reminder to any parents who have not returned their child’s permission slip and payment, Monday will be the last day to do so.

On Friday, 29th June we will be holding a Pirate Party Day and asking all children and staff to dress as a Pirate. This is the same day the project homework is due in so bring your treasure maps too.

On Tuesday, 10th July Elm and Birch class will be performing their end of year show, The Rocky Monster Show. Tickets will be on sale next week for both the afternoon (2pm) and the evening (6.30pm) performances. This is a ticket only event so please ensure you buy them when they come on sale, don’t leave to the last minute and miss out!

Friday, 13th July is the Primary Prom, a free party for the whole school with a licenced bar for the parents downstairs. Further details will follow.

In next week’s newsletter we will be announcing the Class Teachers for each of our 5 classes, detailing who is teaching which year groups next year. The week after we will be talking to the children about which class they will be in. This is particularly relevant to the children in year groups which are split into two classes. At Stansfield Hall we split the children using a range of criteria and make the decision based on your child’s best interests, pastorally and academically. As such; children’s attitude to learning, social groupings and ability is all taken into account in coming to this decision.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

School Newsletter – Friday 25th May 2018

Dear Parents,

GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force today, May 25th 2018.  This is related to the data and information we hold about you and your child, including contact details etc.  We take our responsibility of protecting your information very seriously and only share information when required to do so, to ensure the smooth running of the school and to meet our statutory duties.  Further information will be shared with parents through newsletters and on our website in the future.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on our walk to school this morning from the various locations in the local area.

School closed today for half term and re opens on Monday, 4th June.

A reminder that the children in Years 4 and 5 will be going swimming on Tuesday, 5th and need their kit and the children who are going on the residential trip to Kingswood on Friday, 8th June do not need to come in their uniform on that day. They will return to school at about 2.30pm on Sunday, 10th June.

Curriculum grids have been sent home tonight for our exciting Pirates Project next half term.  The homework project has also been sent home tonight – designing a treasure islands.

Advance notice, at the end of June we will be holding a Pirate Day and asking all children and staff to dress as a Pirate.

Thank you,

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 18th May 2018

Dear Parents,

Well done to all Year 6 who worked so hard this week in completing their SATs tests, the rest of the school continues to work hard through their assessments into next week.

Year 3 and 4 children who went to Kingswood at the beginning of the week, were very well behaved and had a fantastic time. We will be sharing some of the photographs on Facebook very soon.  Parents of Children in Years 5 and 6 going on the June trip to Kingswood need to pay the remaining balance ASAP and attend a parents’ meeting at 3:30pm on Monday.

IDAHOBIT – International day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia was on Thursday, 17th May, yesterday we celebrated this in school as part of our ongoing diversity work and talking to the children about being proud of themselves as individuals.  The children and staff formed a “human” Pride Flag and the children decorated their t-shirts with things they liked about themselves “It’s great to be me….”

For Children who have been completing the optional homework books they can bring them into school and receive a team star for each unit of work completed.

There is an additional letter regarding School Dinners with this week’s newsletter.  Please complete the slip and return it to school by Tuesday, 22nd May.

Next week, we are encouraging all children to walk to school as part of walk to school week but appreciate that for some parents this may not be practical all week.  On Friday 25th May at 8:30am staff will be meeting anyone who wants to walk into school at the following points, the top of the grove estate, by the shops on Stansfield estate and by the bus stop at the bottom of Timbercliffe.

On Tuesday, 22nd between 3:00 and 3:30pm and on Wednesday 23rd between 8:30 and 9:00am we will be displaying the children’s “Picture This” art homework in the dining room, please call in and see the work the children have been doing.

Advance notice, at the end of June we will be holding a Pirate Day and asking all children and staff to dress as a Pirate.

 

Thank you,

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 24th April 2018

Dear Parents,

This afternoon the Children in Year 2 and 3 went to St. Andrew’s Church of England, Dearnley, to see the Knitted Bible.  The Knitted Bible is a set of knitted figures from a number of bible stories.

A letter has been sent out to the children in Sycamore class inviting them to a parents’ evening 8th, 9th and 10th May between 3.30pm and 4.30pm as Miss Hare was absent last term.  Please return slips next week.

For the children in Year 4 and 5 a reminder they are still going swimming every Tuesday, don’t forget your kit!

On Thursday, 3rd May the whole school will be going on our annual Voting Day Walk to Hollingworth Lake, please make sure your child has a waterproof coat and suitable school shoes or trainers for the walk to the lake.  If the weather is sunny, please provide a sun hat (with a name on) and maybe even apply sunscreen to your child before sending them to school.  As the dining room is used for voting, please use the oak room entrance for before and after school club on Thursday.

Homework based on the Seaport with Embarkation of St Ursula painting is due in on Friday, 11th May.  Please remember that we are looking for flat artwork, no larger than A3, so that we can display these in school.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 21st April 2018

School Newsletter – Friday 21st April 2018

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to everyone after the Easter Break.

Mrs Beeley is enjoying her maternity leave and Miss Williams has settled into her role of Acting Deputy Headteacher very quickly.

Miss Hare has returned to school full time, this week and will be arranging her parents evening to catch up with parents and inform them about how well their children are doing and what they can do to help them improve even more at home.

A reminder that the children in Years 4 and 5 will be going swimming every Tuesday, don’t forget your kit!

Monday, 23rd of April is St. George’s Day, St George is also the patron Saint of Scouting and Guiding and therefore we encourage any Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies or Guides to wear their scouting / guiding uniforms rather than their school uniform on this day.

On Friday, 27th April, the Children in Years 2 and 3 will be traveling to St. Andrew’s Methodist Church (Dearnley) by coach, to see the Knitted Bible.  The Knitted Bible is a set of knitted figures from a number of bible stories.

Curriculum plans have been sent home tonight detailing the Project “Picture This” and the work the children will be completing in school this half term.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

 

 

School Newsletter – Friday 23rd March 2018

Dear Parents,

This week Rhema Theatre Productions came into school and performed “The story of Easter”,the children joined in and enjoyed the play. Afterwards, the children in years 3 and above enjoyed taking part in a drama workshop exploring what happened during Holy Week.

On Thursday when we went to St James Church Calderbrook for our Easter Service.  Father Ian led the service with Rev Ruth leading the prayers uniting our Anglian and Methodist Churches.  It was lovely to see so many parents, grandparents and community members attend the service.

A last call for any donations of Easter Eggs for our Easter Egg Bingo which will be held on Wednesday, 28th March.  The doors will open at 6.10pm and eyes down at 6.30pm. There is a 50p entrance fee and every pupil will receive a treat at the end of the evening. Bingo tickets will be on sale at £1 for 5 games.

Reminder any nominations for joining the governing board are due in next by noon, next Wednesday, 28th March.

Any children returning their homework books will receive a team star for each completed unit next week.

As you may be aware, all schools are required to have an emergency plan and review their safety procedures for emergencies that occur in schools, we hold regular drills in school with the pupils for evacuation (fire drills) and invacuation (lockdown).  The “lockdown” of a school would be taken when a threat to the pupils or staff is outside of the school, this can include smoke, chemicals, a stray dog or any other reason we feel necessary to “lock the school down”.   During a lockdown, no one will be allowed to enter or leave the building for any reason and we are highly unlikely to be able to answer the telephones to parental calls, as we will need to keep the lines clear for communication with the authorities.  We appreciate your understanding in this area.

School closes for Easter on Thursday 29th March at 3.20pm (NO after school club on this day) and re opens on Monday 16th April.

Thank you,

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here.