Clifton Street, Worsley, Mesnes, Wigan, Greater Manchester WN3 5HN

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01942 776457

Worsley Mesnes Community Primary School

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House Teams - Team points – Reward day
House team points will have their final count up on Friday the 9th July 2021 and the winning House Team will have their reward afternoon on Tuesday 20th July 2021, still following the small number class bubbles guidance. Wiggins are in the lead at the moment but can still be caught. 

Gold Individual Team points The last date for Gold shirt award will be Friday 2nd July 2021 to allow for ordering/ printing. If children reach this award after this date, they will receive the Gold certificate and the Gold Pin badge.

Bronze/ Silver / Gold / Diamond award day - Thursday 15th July 2021
Children who have reached the different awards by Thursday 15th July 2021
Bronze award – extra playtime
Silver award – non uniform and extra playtime
Gold award – non uniform and extra playtime

Covid guidance.
Reminder - please do not send/bring anything into school, numbers in the Wigan area have increased and we are doing our upmost to keep everyone safe.
The covid guidance to schools has not changed and we are maintaining our bubbles and handwashing. Please continue to be over cautious and do not send your child if they are not well or display any of the covid symptoms. If a child exhibits any of the symptoms of covid then you will be required to collect them and will need to access a covid test and get a negative result before returning to school. If a positive case is reported, then close contacts will need to self isolate for 10 days.
Please, Wear a mask on our school playground and social distance from other adults 2 metres+

Team Point Certificate Winners Day - Tuesday 25th May 2021
On Tuesday 25th May, we will celebrate our Team Point certificate winners. Bronze team point certificate children will have extra playtime during the day.
Silver team point certificate children will be able to come dressed in their own clothes and have extra playtime. Diamond and Gold certificate winners will have planned gold and diamond time activities, will be able to come dressed in their own clothes and have extra playtime.

Friday 28th May
Please remember school will be closed on Friday 28th May for staff training. School will re-open after our half term holidays on Monday 7th June.

Year 2 ~ Growing Up Session
Mrs Davies will be delivering Growing up sessions in Year 2 on Wednesday 26th May and Wednesday 9th June. If any parents would like more information, or to withdraw their child from these sessions, please speak to Mrs Davies.

SPORTS DAY
There will be class bubble Sports Days on:

Monday May 24th - morning Y5 and Y6 and  afternoon Y3 and Y4

Wednesday May 26th - morning Early Years and afternoon Y1 and Y2. 

Due to Covid restrictions, there will be no spectators but photos of the class events will be uploaded to class websites.

Mental Health Awareness Week ~ 10th—16th May
This year the focus is on nature and the positive impact this can have on our well being. Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can
benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. For example, doing things like growing food or flowers, exercising outdoors, or being around animals can have lots of positive effects. It can: improve your mood, reduce feelings of stress and anger, improve your confidence and self esteem. Why don’t you take part in Mental Health Awareness Week? - Send in a photo of what you have started to grow or exercising outside, join in and have some fun!

Citizens Advice
We’re still here for you, you can reach us by phone on 0808 2787 801 and web chat at cawb.org.uk.

Error in Planners
School is open on Wednesday 28th April and the wording in the planner saying INSET day is an error 28th May is displayed in the planner as a normal school day but this is actually the INSET day

Water Bottles / Hats
As the weather is getting warmer, please remember to bring a water bottle and a hat to school.

Bike Helmets

Please ensure, if your child is riding to school on a bike or scooter that they are wearing a bike helmet. Please protect our children and keep them safe.

Walk to school - 17th May
We will be joining in with National Walk to School Week during the week 17th May.  Each child will get their passport and we hope you will join us in walking and keeping active. A brisk walk can help you to get your daily exercise and arrive to school feeling refreshed and energised. Walking can have a positive effect on your emotional wellbeing. It can encourage independence, road sense and also be an opportunity to chat with friends.

Welcome Back 
It is so nice to see everyone back! Lots of happy, smiling faces around school.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Wednesday 31st March the Easter Bunny will be visiting us in school. Arrive to school at usual time and the Easter Bunny will visit each class from our school playground - watch out for him hopping about!

Red Nose Day
We will be joining in with Red Nose Day on Friday 19th March. £1 voluntary contribution - to raise money for Comic Relief. 

Come to school wearing something red, or dress up as your favourite superhero. The theme this year is the power of funny - send in your best jokes and make us laugh!

Isolating
Please notify school immediately if you take your child for a test, even if they are already isolating at the time of the test. Please remember, if your child has been sent home to isolate, as they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, they must stay at home and not go out.
You must not leave your home if you’re isolating.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING ALL OUR CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL

ON MONDAY 8TH MARCH!

Parents and Carers

Please,

Wear a mask on the playground

Social distance from other adults – 2 metres+

Social distance from staff - 2 metres+

Follow the one-way system

Wash your hands

If you don’t feel you are able to distance from others, please do not come on to the playground.

Citizens Advice - Wigan Borough
We’re still here for you - miss the face to face element of the service?  You can now attend a video drop-in session with one of the advisors.
You can still reach them by phone 0808 2787 801 and web chat at cawb.org.uk

Christmas Parties
Each class this year will be holding a Christmas Party in their classroom - watch out for more information and the dates!

Nursery, Reception, Year 1 , Year 2 and Year 6  - Thursday 17th December 

Year 5 - Wednesday 16th December


Party Clothes can be worn

Breakfast with Santa
On the morning of Friday 18th December, we are expecting a very important visitor to school. Whilst our children have their bagels in the classroom, Santa will be
popping his head into each classroom and visiting our children. He will be walking around the outside of school and saying good morning to all our children.

Christmas Time
Christmas Time is a very happy time, but also can be a difficult time, if you are struggling and need a little help - please give us a call and we can see what we can do to support you and your family. Please ring Mrs Davies on 01942 776457 option 3.

Citizens Advice - Wigan Borough
We’re still here for you - miss the face to face element of the service?  You can now attend a video drop-in session with one of the advisors.
You can still reach them by phone 0808 2787 801 and web chat at cawb.org.uk

Isolating
Please notify school immediately if you take your child for a test, even if they are already isolating at the time of the test. Please remember, if your child has been sent home to isolate, as they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, they must stay at home and not go out.
You must not leave your home if you’re isolating.

Christmas Dinner

Our Christmas Dinner will be held on Wednesday 16th December - watch out for our school flyer!

Christmas Jumpers
Come to school in your Christmas Jumpers - every Friday in December and everyday on the last week, (week 14th December).

Christmas Cards
This year we are going to do something a little different. Instead of sending 
individual Christmas cards to lots and lots of children and these being passed
around school. Could you please just send 1 card in for the whole class, or why don’t you have a go at making a card and making it special for the whole
class. Thank you for your support.

Blue Peter on YouTube
Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the World and they are uploading videos suitable for 5-11 year olds, with world record breaking challenges, arts & crafts, cooking and lots more. You can subscribe on https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter

Children In Need - Friday 13th November
In School, we will be joining in with Children In Need Day by holding a‘Shine Friday’ - come to school and wear something ‘bright’ for a small donation.
This years theme is Together We Can Change Young Lives. Check out the website for more information: bbcchildreninneed.co.uk

Thank you for everyone supporting this event - we raised a fantastic £188!

Poppy Appeal
This year school will still be supporting the Poppy Appeal, School will send a donation to the Poppy Appeal and give each class a selection of the pencils, wrist bands etc to use as prizes.

Self Isolating

Please remember, if your child has been sent home to self isolate, as they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, they must stay at home and not go out.

You must not leave your home if you're self isolating.

Parents' Evening

 At the moment, we will not be holding a parents' evening due to the current Covid situation. If you need to speak to your child's class teacher, please contact our school office.

Remote Learning from Home
If children are working from home, they will be sent work to support their learning and this will be monitored and feedback given by teachers.  There is an expectation that it will be completed.
Pre Ordering School Dinners at Home
It is still possible to pre-order dinners at home with your child on the system. This will help staff to speed up the registration in the morning if this has already been done at home. If you are not sure how to do this, then please ring or ask at the school office.

Tik Tok

School has been made aware of a video going around on the Tik Tok App  which shows extremely violent and graphic footage. Please be aware that the age limit in the UK is 13 years for Tik Tok and can have unsuitable and
damaging footage on there.
At Worsley Mesnes we encourage our pupils and families to take suitable safety measures when online. The link below shares parental guidance for keeping children safe whilst online https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Covid-19 Learn Safe Parent and Pupil Guidance
Please note that our guidance is being updated all the time - check our website for the latest updates. Remember - if you or your child feel unwell, please do not come to school.
Covid response under the National School Breakfast Programme
Our school has signed up to receive free healthy breakfast food as part of the Covid response offer, under the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast. As part of this government funded scheme we now are able to offer all our children a piece of bagel every morning as they come into their classrooms and every two weeks we will receive a delivery of mixed cereals which we can give to parents to take home to ensure all our children have access to a free healthy breakfast.
Congratulations to Miss Bryon who got engaged during the summer holidays!
Welcome back to school, we are all happy to be back in school and to start our new term.