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

School Newsletter – Friday 1st December 2017

School Newsletter – Friday 1st December 2017

Dear Parents,

Tonight we have sent home Parent Governor nomination forms, one per parent, to be returned by Friday 15th December.  If you are a parent of a child who has not received one, please contact the school office.

Christmas production tickets are selling well, don’t forget to get yours.

Maple Class will be going to St. Andrews Methodist Church on Tuesday Morning to sing Carols at the annual service.  Please make sure your child is in school on time and in full school uniform.

Christmas Productions

Lower School (Willow, Sycamore and Maple Class) are presenting the Nativity on Thursday 14th December at 9.30am and Friday 15th at 9.30am and again at 2.15pm.

Upper School (Elm and Birch Class) are performing Joseph and his amazing technicolour dreamcoat on Tuesday 19th December at 2pm and again at 6.30pm.

Entrance is by advance ticket only.  NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY.

Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis!  Please buy early to avoid disappointment £1

Christmas Dates

Christmas Dinner – Wednesday 13th December

Tuesday 19th December – Christmas Carol Service 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.

Thank you

Mr. R. Walthall

Headteacher

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