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Alkrington Primary School
After School Care at Alkrington
In an earlier Newsletter I explained that ‘Happy Days’, who provide after school care at our school, have been given notice to vacate the Community Rooms, which they currently use.
School is setting up its own After School Provision beginning on 3rd September 2015. Initially the school provision will be based in the Infant/Small Hall, but once Happy Days have vacated the Community Rooms, will move there.
Many of you have already expressed an interest in using the new school facility and children’s names are on our list. A letter will be posted to the parents of our new Reception children, and will be given to all children currently in school on Friday 3rd July. The letter will be available inviting applications for this after school care. The criteria for allocating places will be on the letter.
The letter will, of course, include details of the hours, costs etc. Places initially are limited to a total of 40 children each day. Parents may request for a full week of care, or, for instance, three days each week.
School will continue to provide a Breakfast Club facility, run on the same basis as currently. However it will be necessary to complete and return the application form in order to secure a place at Breakfast Club for September 2015.
All places and arrangements will be in place before the end of this school year, so make sure that you return the form to the school office as soon as possible and before the end of term at the latest.
Click here to download the letter.
Some Important Dates July 2015
Friday 3rd July - 'Be Seen in Green' day for RMCH, dress in something green and please make a donation to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Tuesday 7th July – Children will spend the morning in their new classes.
Tuesday 7th July – Transition Day at Secondary Schools for Year 6 children.
Tuesday 7th July – Awards Evening at 6.30 p.m.
Wednesday 8th July - Y4 trip to Hollingworth Lake
Thursday 9th July – Year 6 production of ‘The Wiz’ at 7.00 p.m.
Friday 10th July – Sports Day (if wet – Wednesday 15th July), N&R at 9.15 a.m. Y1&2 at 10.30 a.m. KS2 at 1.30 p.m.
Monday 13th July - Y3 Trip to Knowsley Safari Park
Tuesday 14th July - Y6 trip to Sandbrook Park
Tuesday 14th July – Year 6 Leavers’ Event – 6.30 p.m.
Thursday 16th July – Last day of the school year. Leavers' Assembly at 10.45 a.m.
Children in Year 6 can go home at 12 noon. All other children will finish at 3.15 p.m.
School closes for the Summer holiday at 3.15 p.m.
Awards Evening - Tuesday 7th July at 6.30 p.m.
If your child has received an invitation to our Awards Evening - Congratulations! Each class, from Reception to Y5 have had 6 children chosen to receive an award in recognition of their special efforts and achievements this year. We hope that you and your child will be able to attend our Awards Evening. As well as the awards there will be song and dance performances from some of our children. The event will be over by about 8.00 p.m.
Sports at Alkrington 2014 - 2015
At our school we like to provide lots of opportunities for extra curricular activities, and full range, for different year groups takes place each week. I am grateful to all the staff at Alkrington who support these activities, providing additional experiences for our children.
We take part in many competitions with other local schools, including:
Cricket, rounders, football, rugby, cross country, athletics, netball, swimming, water polo, badminton, hockey and basketball.
Many of these activities are organised by our sports coach Mr O'Leary, with support from Mr Torr, Mrs Greenwood, Mr Lawlor and Mrs Harrison.
The picture below shows many of the children who have taken part in school team events this year. Well done!
Name Tags / Labels for School Uniform
School have linked up with a company who provide personalised labels for items of clothing and if you use the company suggested school will benefit from commission for each sale.
Please take a look at www.MyNametags.com
To order online, by going to www.MyNametags.com using School ID 64594
Eco Council, led by Mrs Nixon, have been working hard to improve the school environment and teach our children about caring for the environment.
We've learnt an 'Eco Song' Click here to watch and listen
The new National Curriculum
You can find out more in the Guide for Parents - click here
For those with children in Y1 to Y6, there is information attached to your child's Mid-Year Report about the new National Curriculum as well as a new assessment system which school has decided to adopt. There will be opportunities for parents to find out more in the coming weeks, but you might want to have a look at a presentation which tells you more. Click here to see. Alternatively search on the internet for 'Primary Assertive Mentoring'.
PE Premium Spending
Look in the tab' Statutory and other Useful Information' for details of how school spends the grant for PE, which was £9,250 for 2014 - 2015, or click here to see.
Curriculum Newsletters for the Spring Term - see tab on left side of main page
Look in Achievement Book for photos of the
Headteacher's Award winners for the Autumn Term 2014
If you have wondered how we teach calculation and would like to help your child, have a look in:
Curriculum / Numeracy - on the tabs on the left hand side of this Home page
for more details!
Parents Questionnaire - October 2014
Thank you if you completed a form at or around Parents' Evening in October. You can help to improve our school.
Click here to view the document.
Flash Mob Dance
Click on the link below to access the video clip showing children from KS2 in Mr. Torr's Dance group. Be patient - it takes a bit to get going!
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