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

School Newsletter – Friday 19th May 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 19th May 2017

Dear Parents

Last weekend’s trip to Robinwood was a huge success and the children were complemented on being exceptionally well mannered.  Well done to both groups, they were a credit to Stansfield Hall.

Year 5 and Year 6 enjoyed their short trip to Neeli Mosque on Monday.

The Full Governing Board met last night for the summer term meeting, but before that they met with the school council, prefects and all staff for afternoon tea.  At this meeting we said goodbye to two of our governors who retire this month.  Mrs Wild who has supported the school representing the Methodist Church and been our link governor for Willow class for the last 4 years.  Mrs Richardson has been on the governing body for over 10 years and has been our chair of the resources committee, working hard to ensure the budget balanced every year.  We thank them both for their hard work at Stansfield Hall and hope they will join us again in the future at special events.

Year 4 and 5 continue their weekly swimming sessions every Tuesday for the rest of the Summer Term.

Reminder that on Monday 22nd May we are inviting all parents and friends of the school to call in anytime between 9.00am and 4.15pm to view our Art Gallery where the children’s work will be on display.  The children have worked hard both in school and at home on a variety of art projects and this is an opportunity for parents to come into school and see all the hard work for themselves.

Reminder – school finishes at 3.20pm on May 26th for one week for the half term holiday.  There will be an After School Club as usual until 4.30pm.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 12th May 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 12th May 2017

Dear Parents

This week Year 6 have completed their SATs tests and Year 4 and 5 have completed their internal tests. Next week Year 2 will start their SATs tests.

This morning a group of children from Elm and Birch class left school to go to Robinwood for the weekend with myself, Miss Barratt and Mrs Baker. We will return to school for 3pm on Sunday 14th May.

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

Reminder that on Monday 15th May Year 5 and Year 6 will be going to Neeli Mosque in Rochdale as part of our RE work looking at different religions and comparing the similarities and differences with Christianity and Christian Churches.

Art Project Homework is due in on 15th May 2017.

On Thursday 18th May the full governing board will meet at 5pm following refreshments with the staff and school council / prefects from 4.15pm.

On Monday 22nd May we are inviting all parents into school between 9am and 4.15pm to view our Art Gallery where the children’s work will be on display.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 5th May 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 5th May 2017

Dear Parents

The whole school voting day walk to Hollingworth Lake yesterday was a huge success, the weather was very kind and the children behaved excellently.

On Monday, 8th May all children in Elm and Birch will be completing tests, the Year 6 children will be doing their SATS tests.  The children have been very well prepared for these tests and we know they will do their best.  All the staff are proud of how well they have developed this year, especially Miss Williams their class teacher.  Good Luck Year 6, you will be great!  (Remember to have a good rest this weekend).

On Friday, 12th May a group of children from Elm and Birch Class will be going to Robinwood for the weekend with myself, Miss Barratt and Miss Baker.  We will leave school at 10.30am and return to school for 3pm on Sunday, 14th May.

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

Monday, 15th May Year 5 and Year 6 will be going to Neeli Mosque in Rochdale as part of our RE work looking at different religions and comparing the similarities and differences with Christianity and Christian Churches.

Please can we remind all parents that we do ask children on packed lunches to take their rubbish home with them, allowing parents to see what children have eaten and have left, so that parents may separate any recycling at home.

Reminder Art Project Homework is due in on 15th May 2017.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

School Newsletter – Friday 28th April 2017

Dear Parents

It was lovely to see everyone dressed up as Explorers on Monday with some fantastic outfits and interpretations of the main areas of our world that could be explored, well done and thank you everyone.

Willow class enjoyed their Maths Puzzle afternoon today, thank you to the parents who joined them.

Reminder school is closed on Monday 1st May for the Bank Holiday.

Anyone wishing to buy a class photograph should send the money in on Tuesday 2nd May.

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

Thursday 4th May – The whole school will be walking to Hollingworth Lake on Voting Day while our dining room is used for the local community to vote.  The children will be having a packed lunch not a hot meal on this day.

Year 6 SATS Week starts 8th May so the children must be in school on time everyday without exception.  Please make sure your child has had breakfast and are well rested (an early night, with a good night’s sleep and up early to get to school on time rather than rushing).

Year 2 SATS take place throughout May please can parents follow the above advice for the children in Year 6 to ensure that the they do the very best.

The SATS are national tests that provide an opportunity for children to prove what they know and have learnt.  All that we ask is that they try their very best.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher