Weekly Newsletter Friday 6th December 2013

New Ford
Primary School
Weekly Newsletter
Friday 6th December 2013
Thank you to the PTFA for their organisation of yet another super
Christmas Fayre, to those friends and staff who helped out on the
day, and to all parents who attended and supported the event.
The money that the event raised will be spent on resources and
equipment for learning across the school. If you would like to join
the PTFA and help make future events a success, please contact
the school office for more information. New members are always
Our Year 3 and 4 children have been taking part in some exciting
‘real life’ learning this week as part of their topic ‘Healthy,
Wealthy and Wise’. Each class visited China Gardens -Toby Carvery,
where they spent the morning learning about food groups, blind
tasting vegetables, designing their own healthy plate of food and
becoming ‘chefs’-complete with proper chefs’ hats. They were
then provided with a free carvery meal. Those who chose 5
different vegetables on their plate and ate them, were rewarded
with ice cream sundaes. We have never seen so many vegetables
eaten, and thoroughly enjoyed by all! Toby Carvery is running
these courses across the country and the whole event was
completely free of charge. It was a super learning opportunity for
our pupils.
We were lucky enough to have a visit from Alison Donald of the
Dogs’ Trust this week, who delivered an assembly for all the
school. Bertie, her terrier, accompanied her! She spoke to the
children about the responsibilities of having a puppy for Christmas
and about the work of the Dogs’ Trust. Bucknall Dogs home are
running very low on dog beds, blankets, food etc. We will be
having a collection in school if you wish to donate any items. We
Tel: 01782 234605
are also holding a cake sale to help raise money for this cause.
A reminder to all parents- please can you ensure that children only
wear STUD earrings. We have had a number of children in school
with looped or hanging earrings. We will ask children to remove
these kind of earrings if they come to school wearing them, as
potentially children’s ear lobes can be accidentally damaged or
ripped. We are sure that parents will support us in this. Our school
policy has always been that the only jewellery children are allowed
are plain stud earrings and a watch.
‘Bling your Bike’ Day was a great success. We had many bikes and
scooters in total, decorated in tinsel, bright colours, reflectors and
even baubles! Well done to all those who took part. The Winners
were: Foundation Stage/ Key Stage 1- Eve Tinsley and Harrison
Hand. KS2- Tiegan Martin and Taylor King.
Thank you to Miss L Broad and Steve Dyster From Bikeability for
organising and running this.
We have been asked as a school if we would like to nominate any
Community Champions- this is a scheme run in Stoke on Trent by
‘1000 lives Community Champions Network’. Nominees should be
under 18, and should have done something outstanding for the
community. We are opening this up to parents, so if you know any
young person who could be nominated for this, or any groups of
young people, please drop into the school office and collect a
nomination form. The deadline for the submission of the
nomination forms is January 15th 2013. To find out more about the
1000 Lives Community Champions Network, go to:
Next Thursday, 12th December from 1.45pm-3.00pm, year 5 and 6
pupils will be hosting their annual Grandparents Christmas party.
Invitations will be going home today, and we hope to see as many
Grandparents as possible next week. It is always a thoroughly
enjoyable event for our visitors and for the children.
There will be no after school clubs week beginning Monday 16th
December, due to various Christmas activities in school. Apologies
for any inconvenience.
Year 1 have been reading ‘Not Now Bernard’ and this week, as part
of their learning, they have made sock puppets. They had a budget to
spend on the parts of the puppets and they could design them however they wanted to, within their budget. The puppets spent the day
at school on Wednesday and the children will be writing about their
puppets’ experiences. This gives them the chance to write using the
familiar setting of school.
Class EM will be making Healthy snacks next Monday and selling
them at break time, along with the usual tuck shop items. The items
will include healthy yoghurt with fruit and homemade cereal bars
and will cost no more than 35p. Proceeds will go towards an end of
term party.
Year 5 and 6 presented their fantastic showcase on Thursday
morning. They all did a wonderful job, sharing their learning about
Ancient Egypt. Highlights included a gruesome Mummification song,
a very unusual version of the Generation Game and a trip with Josh
Pilkington as an ‘Idiot Abroad’. The singing, acting, dancing and
learning of lines involved, after such a short time spent rehearsing,
were a credit to the children. Thank you to all parents and family
members who came to support them.
As part of their study of Ancient Egypt, Year 6 visited Liverpool
Museum today. They were able to see Egyptian artefacts first hand
and deepen their learning and understanding of the topic, while
taking part in fun activities.
Your donations for the Gingerbread Centre continue to come into
school. Many thanks for this, at a time of year when there are many
pressures on people’s budgets. It sets a great example of one of our
values: Empathy. We are always encouraging our pupils to think of
If you have ordered, but not yet received your child’s school
photograph, please contact the school office as soon as possible.
Mrs Eardley would like to pass on her thanks to all of you who have
sent in ‘Let’s Grow’ Vouchers, we have a total of 5512. This will
enable the purchase of new gardening equipment etc.
Jessica Ellis Jones in class EM has received a certificate and trophy
from Girls’ Brigade. Well done Jessica.
A plea from the PTFA -If you have any unwanted foreign coins could
you please send them into school. There is a box in the school
Reception. They are also collecting kitchen roll holders which can be
given in at the school office. All help is greatly appreciated.
New Ford Nippers Toddler group will start on Friday, 10th January at
1.45pm-3.00pm in the school hall. If you know of any parents with
pre-school children please invite them to come along.
Tuesday, 10th December- Christmas Dinner
Wednesday, 11th December—Year 5 Liverpool Museum Visit
Thursday 12th December – Y 5/6 Grandparents’ Christmas Party invitations
will be sent out soon. 1.45pm-3.00pm
Monday 16th December - Nursery/ Y 2 Christmas Production -9.30am
- Reception/Y 1 Christmas Production - 1.30pm
Tuesday 17th December—KS1 Visit to the to the Regent Theatre
Wednesday 18th December – Reception/Y 1 Christmas Production -9.30am
- Nursery/ Y2 Christmas Production -1.30pm
Tickets on sale now at the school office
Thursday 19th December- Foundation Stage Christmas Party all day.
Please wear party clothes.
Thursday 19th December - Party Food Day (please note that there will
be no other menu available on this day)
Friday 20th December- KS1 Christmas party. Please wear party clothes-KS1
Friday, 20th December- KS2 Visit to the New Vic Theatre
Friday 20th December – School Closes (Foundation stage –3.05pm,
KS1 and KS2—3.15pm.)
Monday 6th January- School re-opens
Awards of the Week
100% Attendance: Our prize draw for week ending Friday, 29th
November for 100% attendance was won by Taylor James Ford
The class with the best attendance week ending, Friday, 29th
November was class TM with 100% well done!
There were 42 children arriving late to school this week which is 10
more than last week.
Congratulations to Ms Mayer who has now passed the National
SENCo Award. Ms Mayer has dedicated many hours of hard work
and study towards this, for the benefit of the children and the
BRONZE AWARDS (for achieving 50 team points) Thomas Mould,
Luke Robinson, Alexandra Bendo, Megan Brereton, Sendes Kucher,
Ethan Peach, Ben Forrester, Ruby-Rae Cartlidge, Ethan Askey,
Thyme Machin, Sophitia Hodgson, Ashley Middleton, Tyler Austin,
Aksdeep Singh, George O’Neill-Leese, Taylor James Ford.
Miss Sinnett’s class : Dylan Bolderson for amazing enthusiasm when
Mrs Cunningham’s class : Jacob Carter for his super ideas in literacy
Miss Broad’s class (Y4) : Anisha Bloxham for a fantastic attitude
towards maths
Miss Barlow’s class (class EM): Blake Frost for showing ‘self-belief’
and determination in swimming lessons
Mr McKay’s class : Ashden Meredith for progress in literacy
Miss Halfpenny’s class : Radin Alivizadeh for a fantastic attitude
towards maths
Miss Broad’s class (Y2) : Kian Cooper for super progress in reading
and always reading at home
Miss Jones’s class : Kevin Bradburn for his fantastic attitude to his
learning this week
Miss Butler’s class (class SB): Sullivan Meredith for always taking an
active part in lessons by putting his hand up
Mrs Mollers’s class : Theo Biddulph-Reynolds for his super writing
and progress with phonics
Daisies : Joshua Baker for fantastic writing about Hansel and Gretel
Nursery : Kyloe Phillips for making excellent progress in all areas
and Poppy Sadler for coming to school with a smile on her face
Santa’s very own website!
Enjoy Christmas with Santa Claus at the North Pole, an
award-winning Christmas web site. Send a letter to Santa
Claus or a Christmas card to a friend. Play games, watch a
dancing Santa, meet the elves in the toy shop, do puzzles
and colouring…… the list goes on!
Mrs. Milner - Acting Head teacher
Mrs. Adams - Acting Deputy Head teacher
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