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Notice – Poolstock Lane – Road Closure
The road will be closed between Holt Street and Holborn Avenue from 00.01 on Saturday 25th May to 23.59 on Monday 27th May for the bridge works. The Pedestrian (fenced) access will be available through the site whilst the road is shut.

The Intervention and Support Showcase

Calling all Parents/Carers, Worsley Mesnes CP School would like to invite you to:The Intervention and Support Showcase

We always strive to achieve the best outcomes for ALL our children. Our highly skilled staff deliver high quality interventions across school in order to support children and to remove potential barriers to learning. As a celebration of our commitment to supporting ALL children, we would like to invite you to our ‘Showcase’ so that you can see the diverse range of interventions that are taking place in our school.
‘Drop In’ anytime on Friday 24th May between 9.15am and 11.15am.

Individual team points

Our children are still earning team points for their good behaviour, following the Worsley Mesnes Way and the effort they put into the learning at home and school.
These points go toward their team score and their own individual points. After consulting with the School Council members from each class, the rewards for the individual team points will now be celebrated termly and bring back a more exciting Bronze
time.
 Gold Award will be a golden shirt (or golden tie for Year 6).
 Silver Award will be Non uniform on this day
 Bronze Award has changed to an afternoon where children can select an activity from a list for each Key Stage. These will range from sporting events, art activities, orienteering, story writing, science, computing and many more.
The next Silver and Bronze day will be on the Wednesday 17th July (see “Dates for your diary” sheet).

Thank you

Walk to School Week – Monday 20th May – Friday 24th May
Every day our children log how they arrive to school. Each month they have the chance to achieve a new badge if they can walk to school 3 days or more. Please support us in this and try and walk to school. Remember walking is healthy – soaring rates of childhood obesity and illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes associated with this can be prevented through a healthy dose of walking. In fact, walking helps protect the body from many serious illnesses later on in life.

Champions Childcare
We are pleased to announce that our after school Champions Childcare is up and running in our OOSHL room, by our school staff. If you would like a place for your child, please sign up/book a place with our school office – 3.20 - 5.45pm.

Father’s Day Event – Friday 14th June
As Father’s Day is Sunday 16th June, we will be holding a Father’s Day event. Pop into school at 2.30pm and enjoy a ‘Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea’ with your child, please book a place at our school office.

Year 3 Tag Rugby Competition at Dean Trust (a note from Mr Hurst)
Our School was represented by 3 boys and 5 girls. They played in 2 groups of 5 and missed out on a semi-final place by 1 try. The team won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. In the 5th and 6th place play off they drew 1-1 with St Jude’s.
Schools voted per game for the best player from the opposition and Billy from Y3 was picked as our best player, well done! The girls represented the team really well and Ava from Y3 commented that she didn’t expect it to be so good and Ivy, also from Y3, said if she could do another sport, she would ask her mum to take her to Tag Rugby.

Tuesday 11th June our Year 6 class will take part in an SRE Day.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from all or part of this programme that we teach. This work is in the context of the whole PSHE curriculum and underpinned by the value system of the school, that is, valuing loving, stable relationships, respect for each other, and so on. The emphasis is on changes that children will experience as they grow up: what those changes look and feel like, and why they happen. If you would like more information, or withdraw your child, please speak to Mrs Davies.

Coffee Morning
Come and pop in for a coffee and a chat in our OOSHL Room – Friday 24th May 9am – 10am – refreshments provided.

The Family Nurture Team
Invites you to The Nurturing Programme for all parents with children 3-12 years old.
At St James Church, starting April 30th – Tuesdays 12.30-2.30pm. Café open at 12 noon for free tea, coffee & cake.
For more information, please see Mrs Davies, or call 07910949757 and ask for Sue or call 07826904208 and ask for Lynn.

Unify
Please remember, every Wednesday 8.30 – 8.55, Miss Ainscough will be in our Hippo Zone if you would like to pop in and join Unify. Come along and start saving, just putting a small amount each week into a bank account will soon mount up to a good saving.
One of the most important things you can do is start a conversation with your child about money and the importance of savings. Let thing know how to save up for things that they really want, in addition illustrate how much their money can grow over time if they save. Let them bring in a little each week, for example 50p, and watch it grow!

Mother’s Day Event – calling all mums, aunties, nans, grandmas, carers
Come along and join us on Tuesday 2nd April for our Mother’s Day Event. 2.15pm – come into school and make an afternoon tea with your child and then sit back and enjoy!.
Please register your interest with our school office.

Easter Bingo
Our Friends of the School are holding our annual Easter Bingo on Thursday 4th April at 6pm for eyes down at 6.30pm – watch out for the separate letters.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny is visiting school on Friday 5th April at 8.15am. All children are invited to come into school and join the Easter Bunny for Breakfast – watch out for the letters.

Red Nose Day - Friday 15th March
Thank you to all who made a donation to Comic Relief, we raised £155.80.
Well done!

Parents Workshop
Mrs Davies is looking at setting up some parent workshops, looking at sleep solutions, drugproof your kids etc, if you would be interested in attending any sessions, could you please let Mrs Davies know and what time is better for you, for example starting at 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5pm?.
Thank you.

Champions Childcare

Just to announce that the competition to name the new after school club provision closed on Friday 1st March and the name chosen is “Champions Childcare” this name was selected by two children in school.
Please return your forms to express an interest in Champions Childcare as soon as possible to assist us with allocating the correct adult to child ratio.
Did you realise that although the cost is £7.00 if you work, you are likely to be only paying £5.40 and if you are on a low income and receiving tax credits or universal credit you could receive up to 70% or 85% of the total fee. Ask at the School Office for more details or click here.

Community Dance Session at Worsley Mesnes CP School
Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles will be starting a dance group at Worsley Mesnes CP School every Thursday evening 4.40pm – 5.40pm, starting Thursday 7th March, for children ages 7 – 11. Open to all our school community, all welcome, come along and join in! £1 per session.

Parent’s Evening
Our next Parent’s Evening will be held Wednesday 3rd April, by appointment 3.30pm – 6.30pm – watch out for the appointment letter!

Scholastic
Scholastic book leaflets are coming home tomorrow with the £1 World Book Day voucher. The voucher can be redeemed against any book worth over £2.99. Deadline for orders is Friday 15th March.

WORLD BOOK DAY - Thursday 7th March
Once again, we will be celebrating World Book Day; to help us celebrate we would like everyone in our school to come to school dressed as a book character!
During the day, the children will take part in a range of exciting activities and quizzes that will highlight the importance of reading and writing. Every child in school will receive a £1.00 book voucher, which can be used against the purchase of a book in many local supermarkets and book stores.
We are also inviting the children to bring in any of their own books for a book swap. This will take place after school, in the hall, where refreshments and seating will be available for you to enjoy reading and sharing your books.
So… get planning your outfits and bring in your books as soon as possible for The Great Big Book Swap.
During World Book Day, we will be also taking part in Readathon, (sponsored reading event). Packs will be sent home today containing all details and your child’s sponsorship card.
Over the last 4 years, you have helped us to raise an incredible amount of £2500 supporting seriously ill children with cancer. Let’s get behind this again and continue to raise more!

Arabic Language School – based at Hawkley Hall High School.
Wigan Arabic school will open its doors to welcome students from the age of 4 and above, to learn Arabic every Saturday from 10.30am to 3.30pm, according to a suitable and varied curriculum and teachers with experience and high efficiency in education.
For more information call: 07713 950252.

Mother’s Day Markets
Based in Bryn, Wigan, the Woodland Hideout is usually host to an outdoor adventure holiday club for children, but for ‘this day only’ it will be transformed into a woodland specially for mums. There will be over 20 artisan market stalls, including personalised gifts, handmade jewellery, sweet treats, pamper treats, camp fire treats and much more. Their resident acoustic soloist Lucas Kane will perform favourites around an open fire whilst children make
gifts.
To book simply search for Tread UK on Facebook, tickets £3 per person.

Red Nose Day - Friday 15th March
We will be joining in with Red Nose Day on Friday 15th March – come to school dressed in red for a donation towards this comic relief event.

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.