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Alkrington Primary School
MacMillan Coffee Morning
We would like to thank everyone who supported this event.
£212.47 was raised.
Click here for a list of winning raffle ticket numbers
National Poetry Day
Thursday 28th September
Each class from Y1 to Y6 recited a poem for the rest of the school in the hall. Well done to all children and staff, and to Mrs McDonald for organising the event, who helped to make it a splendid performance.
More.....Cross Country Success
Congratulation again to our magnificent cross country runners, over 60 children in total, who ran for our team at the race, here, on Monday. We had so many that our supply of running vests was exhausted, but if you have one, please wash is and keep it for the next race.
Children running for our school should keep their vest for the rest of the season.
Once again, overall our school finished in 1st place in this race. We were also 1st in the first race a few weeks before.
Notable individual successes were:
Yasin Al Abbas 3rd in Y6 Boys
George Ireland 3rd Y3 Boys
Harry Ireland 3rd in Y2 Boys
Oliver Bleakley White 3rd in Y5 Boys
Molly Judge 2nd Y5 Girls
Amelia Frater 2nd Y3 Girls
Grace Foster 1st Y3 Girls
Ethan McGovern 2st Y3 Boys
Matthew Ireland 1st Y5 Boys
Niamh Dolan 1st Y5 Girls
The remaining races are:
- St. Peter’s on Tuesday 31st October
- Middleton Parish on Wednesday 15th November, and;
- St. Mary’s on Tuesday 5th December
All events begin at around 3.45 p.m. and last for about 45 minutes. More details and letters to follow. In the meantime, Cross Country practice will be each Monday after school. If you would like to join in speak to Mr Kelly and you could be running as part of our team next time.
Applications for Places in our Nursery Class, Reception Class and for Secondary School
Nursery Applications for September 2018
If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 they will be eligible for a Nursery place next September. Application forms for Nursery are now available from the school office. The closing date for applications is Monday 4th December 2017.
Reception Applications for September 2018
If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they will be eligible for a Reception place next September.
Application forms will be online at: www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions from Monday 2nd October 2017. There are no longer paper application forms. The closing date for applications is Monday 15th January 2018.
Secondary School Applications
As you may be aware, the secondary school application process for 2018 is open now and will close on 31st October 2017.
The process has been made as simple as possible this year - families can use a PC, smartphone or tablet and the system is open 24 hours a day seven days a week for their convenience. They can make changes to the application until the deadline and also track the application progress, meaning there’s no need to wait for the letter to drop through the letterbox.
Admissions staff at Number One Riverside are also on hand with a series of drop in sessions to help people with the application should they need it, or to set up an email address for those who don’t yet have one. These will be held in the library every Tuesday in September and October 10-12 (with October 31 being 10am-5pm).
The following link that may be especially useful for siblings and current Year 6 children http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions
House Cross Country Competition
Congratulations to Assheton, overall winners for 2017. The individual winners were:
Y2 Boys Y2 Girls
- Thomas Ibbott 1. Hope Hill
- Joshua Godfrey 2. Chloe Millar
- Jayden Godwin 3. Mayowa Fadahunsi
Y3 Boys Y3 Girls
- Ethan McGovern 1. Grace Foster
- Dylan Ramos 2. Amelia Frater
- George Ireland 3. Tilly Heil
Y4 Boys Y4 Girls
- Lucas Hadnum 1. Blossom Peters
- Jack McLean 2. Santel Kalolo
- Emmanuel Ohene 3. Ayelynne Johnston
Y5 Boys Y5 Girls
- Matthew Ireland 1. Niamh Dolan
- Louis Kagame 2. Molly Judge
- Toby Farrington 3. Zeina Kalifa
Y6 Boys Y6 Girls
- Yasin Al-Abbas 1. Nesly Esposito
- Joe McPeake-Ibbott 2. Fawziah Khalifa
- Kai Robinson-Clark 3. Eva Edmond
Winners pictured below:
Outdoor Learning Day
Remember the day in May when we enjoyed the sunshine and spent the day learning outdoors? Have a look at the report on the Eco-Schools Blog by clicking on the link below:
What else is coming up..........
Here are some of the events and activities planned for later in the Autumn term
Monday 16th October Be Healthy - Stay Safe Week
Thursday 19th October Hallowe'en Parties
Friday 20th October School closes for the October holiday - 1 week
Monday 30th October School re-opens
Monday 13th November Anti-Bullying Week begins
Monday 20th November Assessment Week begins
Friday 1st December PTA Christmas Fair at 3.30 p.m.
Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th December Y5 Trip to Robinwood Outdoor Centre
Thursday 7th December KS2 to Panto at Middleton Arena
Friday 8th December Reception and KS1 to Panto at Middleton Arena
Wednesday 20th December School closes for the Christmas Holiday
Thursday 4th January School re-opens for the Spring Term
End of Year Awards for 2016 - 2017
Congratulations to those pupils who have been presented with an award. There were class awards and awards for 100% attendance during the year 2016 - 2017.
Winners of the 100% attendance Awards were:
Adil and Alim Ajani in Reception
Oliver Marsh, Mason McCarthy, Jayden Godwin and Jayden Parr in Y1
Arthur Kelsall, Dejuan Sayers, Dylan Chingo and Faith McKenna in Y2
Anas Ajani and Talia Sutton in Y3
Nifemi Akinwande, Louis Kagame, Stanley Morrison and Isabelle Palmer-Jameson,
Jessica Bonar, Toby Farrington, Alfie Halliday, Luke Smith and Eve Williamson also in Y4
Paige Kibbler, Maddison Oxley-Parnell, Luara Aideyan, Grace Beswick & Abigail Wellens in Y5
Stephen and Mark Edwards, Daniel Turner and Millie Willcox in Y6
The official way to tell OfSTED what you think about our school is through the Parent View website.
When we get a call from OfSTED about an impending inspection ( we are told on the afternoon of the day before the inspection ) we have only a short time to canvas the opinions of parents and carers.
I will, of course, share the outcomes of the regular questionnaires which are completed, most recently in October 2016, however your support would be appreciated by visiting Parent View.
Here's the link. A registration, with a valid email address, and log-in are required;
When I looked this recently there were just 2 responses for this school, this year, so the more we get, the more representative the survey will be and a truer reflection of what parents and carers think about our school.
Thank you for your help!
£4123.92 for RMCH
Thank you to all for your generosity and help with the event for Dylan, a magnificent total raised for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. Dylan presented a cheque from school to Philippa on Thursday 15th June.
Balloon Release for Dylan Dey Day and RMCH
You might remember the occasion, at the end of March, when we released balloons as part of the support for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
The prize for the balloon which travelled furthest in the allotted time was awarded to Daniel Hadfield in Y3, whose balloon reach Whitby in North Yorkshire.
However, since then, we have had returns of tags from further afield, one in Sweden, and the one picture below was found in Denmark, by some tourists who live in Berlin, in Germany.
All letters and correspondence on the school website
Can't find that letter in your child's bag? Don't worry, you will be able to find it on this website.
All weekly newsletters are already here, but additional letters to year groups, or groups of year groups can be found in the tab 'School News' and the year group of your choice.
Many brief notes and reminders will now be sent by text message only, so make sure that we have the correct number and let us know if you want the message to be sent to more than one number in your family circle.
Outdoor Learning Day
Thursday 18th May was Outdoor Learning Day. Children took part in lessons and activities outdoors! Some have been on the school field or in the local woods, but where-ever they were; they were having fun, getting dirty and learning in the fresh air!
To make the occasion extra special our school was involved with a broadcast for BBC radio. There are pictures on the BBC Radio Facebook and Twitter feeds, apparently. Not quite the TV show we were promised but the BBC had a better offer - apparently. Sorry for the disappointment.
Dylan Dey Day
Thank you so much for the generosity and hard work you have shown over the last week or so to support our special day for Dylan. There have been fantastic efforts by staff and parents and donations from local businesses and others in the community in raising funds and awareness for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
Dylan, who is in Y4, is being treated for a very serious condition at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. He has been off school since the turn of the new year.
Dylan spent the day in school. We had a visit from a nurse from RMCH on the morning, and she talked to the children in assembly about Dylan's treatment and his condition.
His Special Day has included:
- Balloon release with over 450 balloons, Dylan did the countdown and Humphrey, the RMCH mascot, joined us
- Sale of donated items, such as rugs and cakes
- Saucy Sandwich breakfast – bacon and sausage butties during the morning
- Collections during other events for parents this week, like our Dance Show
- Staff have made pakoras and samosas for sale to other staff
- Children have made Easter Egg nests for sale
The Raffle draw has been made. A list of prize winners is available if you click here - RMCH Raffle Prize Winners
The provisional overall total for the collection/donation is £3,850. Here's Dylan with Humphrey:
Easter Bonnets and Decorated Eggs
Well done to all who came along today in their bonnets or brought along a decorated egg. There were many fantastic efforts. Some were chosen as winners. See below for some pictures and for a list of winners click here.
Spelling Bee winners 2017
Following the victory of our Times Table team in the competition in October against our partner schools Boarshaw and Elm Wood Primary Schools, our Spelling team were winners of the competition. Congratulations to the team of Y5 and Y6 children, who were:
Yasin, Sharon, Safia and Nooriyah in Y5 and;
Daniel, Ava, Chantelle and Fahm in Y6
World Book Day Thursday 2nd March
Well done to all who came dressed up to celebrate this day of books and stories. WInners were chosen from each class and are pictured below. Each winner will receive a £5 book voucher to spend at the Book Fair, which begins at school next Tuesday. All children will receive a £1 voucher to spend too.
Hate Crime Workshops
Children in our Y6 classes have had input from the LA's Equalities Officer, Yasin Khan, and have participated in workshops intended to aid understanding of hate crime and how best to manage it.
Congratulations to the winners of:
Alkrington's Got Talent
Nooriyah and Madiha Hussain
Rochdale Service for pupils with SEND
For more information on the provision for pupils with special needs and disabilities see the link below:
Link to Rochdale's SEND Local Offer Website
Middleton Schools' Times Table Champions
Our school team, made up of pupils in Y5 and Y6, were victorious in the competition held at Elm Wood Primary School on Friday 14th October. See pictured below the winning team, with teacher Aimee Hill.
Team members: Y6 - Mikey Farrington, Imogen Chadwick, Ava Walsh, Ali Al-Attar and Chantelle Chingo
Y5 - Louie Gagan, Sharon Peters, Connor Darbyshire, Nicole Povah
The OfSTED report has been published and is now available on the OfSTED website. The full report can also be viewed on the link below:
Or on the OfSTED website, click the link below:
Newsletters - can be found in School News/Newsletters