School Newsletter – Friday 17th November 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 17th November 2017

Dear Parents,

It was lovely to see so many parents in school last night, if you were not able to meet your child’s teacher please try to arrange a mutually convenient time to catch up with them over the next two weeks.

The children and staff looked fantastic today as they dressed up as part of our “Pharaohs and Pyramids” project, well done everyone on a super effort.

Thank you to everyone who sent in loose change to help cover Pudsey’s Spots and to our school council who led the Children In Need Assembly this morning.

Reminder Homework Projects are due in on Wednesday 22nd November.

Please ensure your child is in school early at 8.40am on Tuesday 21st for the whole school trip to the Odeon Cinema to see the film SING as part of the Into Film Festival.

Tonight we have sent home two leaflets advertising our OPEN DAY on Tuesday 28th November when we invite parents and members of the local community to come into school for a look around. Please keep one of these for yourself and pass on the other one to friends, family or neighbours who may be interested to see our school “at work”. Should you require further copies please ask at the school office.

A reminder that on Wednesday 22nd pupils from Reception class up to year 5 will be given the nasal flu vaccination in school. Please send the consent form back into school if your child is eligible for the vaccination.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 13th October 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 13th October 2017

Dear Parents,

A massive thank you to everyone who helped raise nearly £200 for “Little ‘Pink’ Borough”.

On Friday, 20th October we will be holding our Harvest Assembly at 2pm, parents are invited to attend, refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to view the children’s homework projects from this half term.  We are asking for donations of tins and packets to send to the Petrus charity.

REMINDER –  Children in Years 3,4,5 and 6 going on the Joseph Theatre Trip on the 19th October will return to school at approximately 6.15pm.  Please make sure you do not block the road when parking to wait for your child as we need to ensure clear access and space for two coaches to unload.

There will be no after school club on Friday, 20th October so school finishes for the half term break at 3.20pm.  School reopens on Monday, 30th October.

For all children bringing in the optional homework books next week we will be looking at the number of units completed and awarding a Team Star for each one.

As many of you know Mrs Wall will be retiring on Friday 20th October after over 27 years at Stansfield Hall.  We wish her the very best for a long, happy and healthy retirement and thank her for all her hard work.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 6th October 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 6th October 2017

Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone who helped Launch “Little ‘Pink’ Borough” by wearing pink on Monday and donating to the cancer research charity.

On Tuesday our Year 6 pupils enjoyed a visit to Crucial Crew in Rochdale learning about safety and keeping themselves safe.

The Full Governing Board met last night and appointed Ms Gott as our new Chair of Governors and thanked Mrs Doney for her service as Chair.

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, going on the Joseph Theatre trip on the 19th October will return to school approximately 6.15pm.  Please make sure you do not block the road when parking to wait for your child as we need to ensure clear access and space for two coaches to unload.

Homework is due in on Wednesday 11th October.

Our project this half-term is all about being healthy. We would like pupils to present their project based around this idea.

Work could include:

Healthy activities – could children photograph activities they enjoy or even try a new one?

Healthy meals – could children prepare and cook a healthy meal? Packed lunch? Picnic?

Healthy changes – as a family could you make some healthy changes together?

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 22nd September 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 22nd September 2017

Dear Parents,

Thank you to the parents who joined us in Church for our Harvest Service today. The walk up to church in fantastic weather seemed to help the children with their singing during the service.

Can we remind parents of pupils in Year 6 that they MUST ensure they apply for a place for high school by the 31st October. If you need any help please ask at the school office. Late applications could result in your child being offered a place in a school on the other side of Rochdale as demand for places is high.

We still have some places available for the Junior Dragons, Tuesday morning Karate session. A separate letter has been sent home for this, please return the letter and payment on Monday.

Tonight we have sent home a letter about free school meals and school funding, please take time to read the letters and complete them if applicable as these have a huge effect on our school budget and the provision we can offer at Stansfield Hall.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 15th September 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 15th September 2017

Dear Parents,

Everyone has settled in well to the new school year. We welcomed a number of new children across school and in reception as well as Mrs Gumbley who has joined the staff team in Reception. Congratulations to Miss Black who got married over the holidays and is now Mrs Whittaker.

The roofing work on the school continues and we are working closely with the contractors and Rochdale Council School Safety Team to ensure the children and staff are kept safe during the works.

On Friday 22nd September we are having our Harvest Service at Church, we are not asking for any donations of food for this service as we will have a Harvest collection in school at the end of the half term. Parents are welcome to join us at St James Calderbrook at 10am for the service.

Maple Class are currently taking part in an outdoor programme called British Tribe, please ensure that your children have their full change of clothes in school every Tuesday.

On Friday 22nd we will be holding the PFA (Parents Friends Association) Annual General Meeting at 3.30pm in school. All are welcome to attend.

Thank you to all parents who have returned contact and permission forms, if you have not already done so please send them back on Monday.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

Rainbow Sports Day – Monday 17th July

Rainbow Sports Day – Monday 17th July

Dear Parents/Guardians,

School Council have organised Sports Day this year, with lots of exciting and fun activities for the children. The event will take place in school on Monday 17th July.

The Rainbow theme is linked to our equality and diversity work on ‘making sport everyone’s game’

This year, we are asking all children to wear their own sports clothing all day in a ‘rainbow of colours’ with rainbow laces in their trainers. If you have lost your rainbow laces we have some spares at the Office for £3 per pair.

Due to limited space in and outside school we are unable to invite parents to watch the events.

Your child will bring home a record of their races and photos will be uploaded to Stansfield Hall Facebook page.

Thank you

Mr. Callaghan and School Council

School Newsletter – Friday 30th June 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 30th June 2017

Dear Parents,

Next Year the school class structure looks like this

Class

Year Groups

Teacher

Support Staff

Willow

Reception

Year 1

Miss Gagg

Mrs Liptrot

Sycamore

Year 1

Year 2

Miss Hare

Miss Baker

Maple

Year 2

Year 3

Mr Callaghan

Miss Longinotto

Elm

Year 4

Year 5

Miss Barrett

Miss Embley

Birch

Year 5

Year 6

Miss Williams

Mr Duffy

+  Mrs Coltas

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

On Monday 3rd 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 criteria.  We take the individual needs of a child into consideration including friendship groups, chronological age and maturity when deciding on a new class.

Reminder that the children going to Wardle Academy in September are on their transition days on Monday and Tuesday next week and other high schools also hold their transition days next week.

Also a reminder that the children going to see Fantastic Mr Fox on Thursday 6th July will not be back until 4:45pm.

The PFA are asking for helpers in preparation for the Primary Prom on Friday 14th July.  If you can help in any way, please contact Miss Black in the office.

Whole school trip to Cannon Hall Farm – Wednesday, 12 July 2017 – permission slips and deposits of £5.00 per child should have been received in school today.  Could all parents/carers who have not sent them in please, do so on Monday morning.  The total of £10 is now due for payment.

A school uniform order form has been sent home tonight, please send your completed forms in to school by Wednesday next week so that they can be ordered before the end of term.

Future Dates

  • Tuesday 4th July – New Intake Meeting for September 2017 for reception.
  • Tuesday 11th July Elm and Birch Class Concert (afternoon and evening)
  • Friday 14th July Primary Prom
  • Friday 14th July School reports will be sent home
  • Tuesday 18th July Year 6 Leavers Service in church (Year 6 parents welcome)

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 23rd June 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 23rd June 2017

Dear Parents

The children have had a fantastic week “flying” around Europe sampling different foods and cultures during International Week.

On Monday 26th June Year 6 will be going to the Burrs Activity Centre for the day.

On Thursday 29th June Year 5 will be going to Wardle Academy, they will be provided with a school lunch on this day.  Wardle have asked that children wear pumps/trainers as they may be needed for some activities.

Year 4 and 5 continue their weekly swimming sessions every Tuesday.

Letters for the whole school trip to Cannon Hall farm were sent home last week, please make sure they are returned ASAP.

Next Friday I will be sending a letter out detailing the class structure for next year including which year groups will be split, which class your child will be in and who the class teacher will be.  For the children who are in a year group being split we will talk to the children the Monday after (3rd July) and introduce them to their new class as part of our work on transition.

Future Dates

  • Tuesday 4th July – New Intake Meeting for September 2017 for reception.
  • Tuesday 11th July Elm and Birch Class Concert (afternoon and evening)
  • Friday 14th July Primary Prom
  • Tuesday 18th July Year 6 Leavers Service in church (Year 6 parents welcome)

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 16th June 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 16th June 2017

Dear Parents

It was lovely to see so many parents and grandparents in school this week joining us for their continental breakfast.  Thank you to everyone involved in making these sessions a huge success.

Monday’s trip to the People’s History Museum gave the pupils a real insight into LGBT rights and how things have changed.  The pupils enjoyed their protest art workshop and their mini demonstration march in the museum.

Year 4 and 5 continue their weekly swimming sessions every Tuesday.

As part of our “Let’s go to Europe” project we will be “visiting” the different countries next week after our virtual flight on “Air Stansfield”.  Please see the letter from Mrs Beeley for more details.

The whole school trip this year is to Cannon Hall farm, letters have been sent out tonight.

Letters have been sent out regarding musical instrument lessons, if you are interested in your child having these lessons and are willing to pay the additional costs please return the letter by Friday 23rd June.

We continue to use our facebook page to keep parents informed of school activities and share photographs of school life.  This week we have photographs of the breakfast sessions and the Museum trip, keep an eye out next week for International Week photographs.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 9th June 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 9th June 2017

Dear Parents

On Monday we welcomed Mr Moran to school as our new Business Manager.

On Monday 12th June some of the Year 5 and 6 pupils are going to the People’s History Museum.

Year 4 and 5 continue their weekly swimming sessions every Tuesday until Tuesday 4 July.

Theatre trip letters to see ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ in July have already gone out for children in Willow, Sycamore and Maple class, please return ASAP.

We launched our half term project “Let’s go to Europe” on Monday and the curriculum plans have been sent home tonight.

Next week we would like to invite parents in to join their children for a “Continental Breakfast” in the dining room at 8.45am

  • Monday 12th June Willow Class
  • Tuesday 13th June Sycamore Class
  • Wednesday 14th June Elm Class
  • Thursday 15th June Maple Class
  • Friday 16th June Birch Class

A reminder that the homework project has been sent out again today and is due in on the 10th July.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher