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Under 9’s Cricket Coaching – Highfield Cricket Club
Starts Monday 28th January 6.30 – 7.30pm at The Deanery High School Sports Hall. Calling all girls & boys to come and give cricket a go! All welcome and first sessions is free! No experience necessary, full equipment provided.
Contact Gary Speakman on 07721 639970 to register your interest.

Wigan Authority – Education Penalty Notice for Non-School Attenders
A letter has been sent home from Wigan Council regarding penalty notice for school nonattenders. The local authority can issue a penalty notice to parents/carers if a child has missed a number of sessions without permission from school. If your child falls within one or more of these categories within a 12 week period:
 10 sessions (5 days) of unauthorised absence with under 90% attendance
 20 sessions (10 days) of unauthorised absence
 Persistently arrives late for school after the close of registration.
For more information, or any questions please ask Mrs Davies.

Parking in School Disabled Bay
Please ensure you don’t park in our designated disabled bays when dropping or picking children up from school. These spaces are for disabled visitors only.

Dear Parents,
All schools across Greater Manchester have been sent a survey in regards to Intrahealth success of providing the flu vaccinations. We would like to offer parents a chance to have their say on Intrahealth’s flu programme. “Parents, please could you take part the following survey to rate the flu programme in schools, https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7NK3QLT ”

NSPCC Visit to School – Speak out. Stay safe.

On Monday 4th February, the NSPCC will again be visiting our School, see separate letter. They will be bringing along their mascot, Buddy and delivering an assembly for all our children. This will be followed by our Year 5 and Year 6 children taking part in a workshop.
If you would like any further information, please speak to Mrs Davies or visit the NSPCC website, nspcc.org.uk/buddy

Thursday 24th January 9.15am – Year 5 Parents
All Year 5 parents/carers are welcome to come and join Year 5 on Thursday 24th January, as Year 5 perform their class assembly.

Happy New Year!

Message From Mr Hurst

Last week we had 6 boys and 2 girls attend the WOWs Y3 football event. We were placed in a group of 7 schools with the top 2 going through to the semi finals and the final. 1 girl had to be on the pitch at all times and Skye and Tia did really well. Our aim for the day was to have fun, try our hardest and represent the school well. At the end of the day all these aims were achieved. During the day we played 6 games, winning 1 and losing 5. Our goals on the day were scored by Logan, Billy and Luckman scoring 2. Our win came against St Pauls after being 2-Nil down we finally won 3-2. This game was against the only other single form entry school in our group. Special mentions to Loui who was outstanding in goal and Billy who never once gave up and was really positive throughout.

Christmas Jumper Week

Wear your Christmas Jumper all week, week of 10th December – 14th December.

Year 5 PSHE Lesson

Our Year 5 class will be joining in with a puberty lesson in the next few weeks, if any parent would like more information on this lesson, please pop into school and speak to Mrs Davies.

School Cinema Trip

Friday 14th December, School and our FOTSA will be treating all our children, Reception to Year 6 to a Christmas Cinema Trip, We will be watching ‘The Grinch’. Please ensure you have signed and returned the consent slip.

Data Collection Sheets

At this time of year, we send home a print out of the contact information we hold for your child. This is to ensure that we hold correct contact details before we hit bad weather; so that we can be assured we hold the most up to date information, in case we need to text you. If there are no changes please simply sign the form and return to school office by 30.11.18. if there are changes or you simply wish to add other contacts for us to use in situations when your child may be unwell, please feel free to write the information on the form.

News from Mr Hurst
Our School is now running a Playground leaders programme with Y6 pupils. We have Aaron, Leona, Katie, Andrei, Isobel, Lily, Abigail, Bethany and Sam all taking part in some good work. The climbing wall challenge looks to be an early favourite with our children, at the moment, Tyler in Y5 is our overall leader setting a time of 45 seconds.
If you feel you can beat him why not give it a go?
Class Leaders – Y3, Thomas 51 secs, Y4, Megan 2 mins 12 secs and Y6, Isobel, 50 secs.

FOTSA Christmas Fayre
Our Friends of the School’s annual Christmas Fayre will be held on Friday 23rd November 3.30pm. Any unwanted toys, games and tins for our tombola will be greatly appreciated.

Good Luck to Ethan in Year 5 as he is talking part in the 5K Night of Neon walk around Salford Quays on Saturday 10th November to help raise money for The Christie. Ethan wanted to say thank you and raise money for The Christie for helping his Grandma.

FOTSA Christmas Family Bingo
Our Friends of the School’s annual family bingo night will be Thursday 15th November 6pm for eyes down 6.30pm – come along and join in the fun!

Anti Bullying Week
We will be celebrating Anti Bullying Week in school, starting the week off with ‘Odd Socks Day’ on Monday 12th November and a parents' coffee afternoon to discuss anti bullying on Monday at 2.30pm.

Safeguarding / Child Protection
We are currently updating our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and this will be available shortly.
Did you know that the Safeguarding leads in school are: Mr D Worthington and Mrs A Davies.

Roads surrounding school

We always encourage our children to be healthy and walk to school, and take part in the Walk to School Challenge with Living Streets. However the roads near and leading to our school are very busy, can you walk to school, can you try to
park and stride (park a short distance away from school and walk the rest of the way)? Have you any ideas to help? Please let us know.

School Attendance
What can we achieve?
If your child achieves 97+% they will be able to take part in a Diamond Afternoon.
If your child achieves 100% they will be able to go on an end of year Special Trip.
This week: Our winning Class is, for the second week, Year 5 with 98.7% attendance!
This week we had 6 children with holidays in term time, leading to 34 sessions being missed,
please ensure you book your holidays in the school holidays and not in term time.

Thank you.

Children In Need

We will be taking part again this year with Children in Need.
We will be organising a Bring and Buy Event – Please send in any unwanted board games, puzzles (ensuring no missing parts), stationery, dvd’s (only PG or U) and books – please send these in Monday 12th – Thursday 15th November and then we will hold an event selling these in the hall on Friday 16th November 3.20 – 4.15pm, raising money for Children in Need.
Come in spotty clothes – bring a donation (suggested £1) on Friday 16th November.

Live Kitchen
School meals must be ordered by registration time each day (whether that be in the classroom using the whiteboard or via the parent logging on at home and pre-ordering) this is to ensure the cook has accurate numbers to know how much food to cook. If your child does not order their school meal as mentioned above and only order when they arrive at the serving hatch it is likely that the only option that will remain will be a sandwich.

MacMillan Coffee Morning 

We will be holding our annual MacMillan Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September, 9am – 10.30am. Please pop in for a coffee, cake and a chat. Bakers wanted!
Please help us and bake a cake for such a worthy event – all welcome!

If any parents/carers would like to come into school and take part in some baking on Thursday 27th from 1.30pm, please see Mrs Davies. Let’s bake together for MacMillan

BookStart – inspire a love of reading!

Come and join us every Monday 9.15am – 10am, each week we will have stories, activities and free resource packs that you can take home!

Contact: Westfield Start Well Family Centre 01942 776007 opt 2 to book a place.

For all parents/carers and children aged 18 months+ welcome.

Friends of the School

Calling all parents/carers!
Our Friends of the School (FOTSA) work together and fundraise to arrange fun events in school, for example, our school discos, bingo nights etc.
We are in need of some new members and are holding an AGM Meeting (informal meeting) on Thursday 4th October at 4,30pm in school.

Flu Vaccination

Consent forms and leaflets have now been sent out to all parents of children in Reception to Year 5. Please sign and return back to school ASAP.

Year 6 Parents - Applications for Secondary School

The online application service, to apply for your child’s place at high school is now available, closing date is 31st October.

Parents' Evening

Our first Parents' Evening for this year will be held on Wednesday 26th September – watch out for more details.

Newsletters

Our Newsletters will be issued every week. These will contain diary dates, details of forthcoming events and other important information. Copies of the newsletter are posted on our school website and are sent via email to parents who have requested this. If you would like to register your email address to receive a copy of the newsletter as soon as it is published, you can do this on our website, or pop into school. You can also download our Worsley Mesnes Primary School App for free, see your mobile app store, our school website, or pop into school.

School Photographs

Monday 1st October will be our school photograph day. This is for individual children and sibling groups. If your child has a baby brother or sister at home, you can pop into school at 8.30am with them, in order for them to be photographed together.

Attendance

We aim for every child to succeed and achieve 97+% school attendance. Please ensure your child attends and arrives on time for school. At the end of the year we always celebrate children who have achieved 100% and the class with the highest percentage attendance. This year we will celebrate all children who have achieved 97+% attendance. Watch out for our Half Termly Attendance Prizes and more information on our School Attendance.