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

School Newsletter – Friday 16th March 2018

School Newsletter – Friday 16th March 2018

Dear Parents,

This week the children have enjoyed two theatre groups in school. Artefact Theatreperformed a Greek play linking Maths to the ancient Gods and Story Magic performed Pinocchio.

It was lovely to see so many parents attend Parents’ Evening on Wednesday for the opportunity to catch up with their child’s teacher (and sample some of the biscuits Mrs Taylor makes in the school kitchen).  If you have not yet managed to speak to your child’s class teacher please make an appointment to do so as soon as possible before the Easter break.  We will be holding a separate parents evening for Sycamore class in the summer term when Miss Hare returns.

On Monday 19th March Maple Class will be going to Stansfield Hall nursing home to sing a selection of spring songs for the residents.

Reminder that there is a parents’ information session for the children in Year 3 and 4 about the trip to Kingswood at 3.20 pm on Tuesday 20th March.

We still have one or two places on the Kingswood trip  for Years 5 and 6 in June left.

On Thursday 22nd March we will be attending St James Church for our Annual Easter Service, parents are welcome to join us at 10am.

PLEASE send in donations of Easter Eggs to our Easter Egg Bingo which will be held on Wednesday 28th March.

Tonight we have sent home a letter about vacancies on our governing board.

Homework projects are due in on Monday 19th March

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Closure – Friday 2nd March 2018

Stansfield Hall Primary School is CLOSED today. Friday 2nd March 2018. Due to the roads being inaccessible around Littleborough (as well as around school) following the advice from the Police, for the welfare, health and safety of all of our students and staff, we will not be open today. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Further updates will be posted on this website and via the school’s social media www.facebook.com/stanshallsch 

School Newsletter – Friday 23rd February 2018

School Newsletter – Friday 23rd February 2018

Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone who has returned their parents’ evening slips, times will be sent home on Monday.

Please make sure you telephone the school to inform the office staff if your child is absent from school and the reason why.  If we have not heard from you, our aim is to try every contact number we have until we can find out why your child is not in school.  This is part of our safeguarding and welfare of all pupils in ensuring we know their whereabouts.  Please make sure all emergency contact numbers you provide school with are current and valid.

A parents’ evening information session will be held for the children in Year 3 and 4about the trip to Kingswood in May at 3.20 pm on Tuesday 20th March.

Kingswood trip letters have gone out for the children in Years 5 and 6 for a weekend residential trip in June.  Places are limited so please return deposits as soon as possible.

We are asking for donations of Easter Eggs to our Easter Egg Bingo which will be held on Wednesday 28th March.

Curriculum plans have been sent home tonight detailing the work the children will be completing during our “Tell me a story” Project.  The curriculum plans for current and previous projects are available on our school website.

Congratulations to Mrs Taylor and our other kitchen staff on our 5 star hygiene rating which we received this week following a surprise inspection.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 11th February 2018

School Newsletter – Friday 11th February 2018

Dear Parents,

The children have led assemblies around Children’s Mental Health Week and Internet Safety this week.

Thank you to everyone who brought in their homework projects this week, we enjoyed looking at them and will be posting some photographs and videos on the school Facebook page over the half term break.

Accelerated Reading is becoming more established in school and all children should be approximately half way to their target (50%).  Some parents may have noticed the target has increased as their child is reading more and the target is more in line with national expectations.

The governing board’s resources sub-committee met last night and the curriculum subcommittee will meet on Thursday, 22nd February at 5pm.

Deposits and permission slips for the Year 3/4 residential trip to Kingswood are due by Friday, 23rd February.

This afternoon the children in Neptune completed arts and craft activities as part of a Team Stars reward afternoon for being part of the team with the most points.

Today children have taken home a letter detailing the homework project for next half term and the chance to win a prize.

School closes for half term on Friday, 9th February and reopens on Monday, 19th February.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 2nd February 2018

School Newsletter – Friday 2nd February 2018

Dear Parents,

Homework projects are due in on Monday so please bring models or photographs of models into school on Monday.

Children who have been completing the optional homework books for English and Maths can bring them into school next week and a team star will be awarded for each unit (double page) completed.

We still have some places available for Bikeability so please send your letter in next week if your child is in Year 5 or 6 and interested in developing their cycling skills (providing they have their own roadworthy bike and helmet).

The full governing board met last night (Thursday 1st February) and the resources sub-committee will meet on Thursday, 8th February at 5pm.

Deposits and permission slips for the Year 3/4 residential trip to Kingswood are due by Friday, 23rd February.

School closes for half term on Friday, 9th February and reopens on Monday, 19th February.

Tonight we have sent home a letter about Children’s Mental Health week (5th – 11th February) for parents and carers to find out more information.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 15th December 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 15th December 2017

Dear Parents,

It has been lovely to see so many parents in school this week attending the Nativity production for Willow, Sycamore and Maple class.  We look forward to seeing parents on Monday morning (lower school Nativity) and Tuesday afternoon and evening (for Elm and Birch class) performances.

We are still collecting donations for a Christmas Hamper to Raffle at the end of term.  Please send donations to the school office on Monday or Tuesday morning.

On Wednesday we gave out many prizes for the Accelerated Reading, the targets for next half term are harder and do require the children to read for at least 15 minutes every night to be in with a chance of receiving their reward.

We only received one Parent Governor nomination and would like to thank Mr Lane for his continued service to the board of Governors at Stansfield Hall.  Obviously this means we still have one vacancy and will be recruiting again after Christmas.

Christmas Dates

  • Tuesday 19th December – Christmas Carol Service 10 am (parents are welcome to join us at St. James Calderbrook
  • Wednesday 20th December – Party Day (non uniform) School closes at 3.20pm (No after School Club)
  • School reopens on Thursday 4th January.

On behalf of the Staff and Governors I would like to wish all our families a safe and peaceful Christmas and look forward to seeing everyone return in the new year.

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.