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Alkrington Primary School
Summer Holiday 2016
The summer holidays are here......I hope that you all have an enjoyable and, hopefully, pleasant break.
School re-opens for pupils on Monday 5th September.
2015 - 2016 has been another successful year at our school, so thank you to staff, governors, parents and children who have made it so. Here's looking forward to another great year 2016 - 2017.
Have a great summer!
Flat Stanley Project
A summer holiday Geography activity has been organised by Mrs Roberts. She wants to promote learning about different places around the world with the help of a book character called Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown! The book is about a young boy named Stanley who is accidently squished “as flat as a pancake” when a bulletin board falls on top of him. Stanley is very flat but otherwise fine! Now that Stanley is flat one of his favourite things to do is to go travelling by post!
Use the cut out of Stanley – or make your own to send him back with appropriate souvenirs or leaflets that tell us more about the place he visited. Don’t forget to take some photographs of Stanley on his adventure! Here are some materials to help: Click on the link!
100% Attendance for 2015 - 2016
Congratulations to those children who have had perfect attendance during this school year (don’t be off tomorrow!)
They were presented with certificates and their gold 100% badges in assembly this morning. There are many other children who will receive, before the end of term, a Silver or Bronze badge, for their first or second term of 100% attendance.
If you have any queries or think that your child has been missed out, check first on the attendance print-out which came with the school reports on Monday, and if you still think that they have been missed, please let me know.
Reception Jack Johnson, Rosie Fildes, Jayden Parr
Y1 Daisy Eagleton, Luke Parker, James Temple
Y2 George Edwards, Shantel Kalolo
Y3 Jessica Bonar, Molly Judge, Nicole Mellor, Nifemi Akinwande, Louis Kagame, Stanley Morrison, Dazee Robinson, Toby Farrington
Y4 Jack Burton, Katerina Edwards
Y5 Luca Pop, Imogen Chadwick, Stephen & Mark Edwards, Jamie Meyers-Wilkinson, Daniel Turner
Y6 Emmy Abbott, Daniel Edwards, Louis Hargreaves, Faith McGovern, Heidi Taylor, Chanel Hathaway,
Story Writing Competition
Two of our Y5 children, Ali Al-Attar and Ava Walsh entered a nationwide story writing competition and had great success. Their entries were judged as runners-up in the 7-14 age category. In a presentation in assembly they were awarded a certificate and our congratulations.
If you would like to read the stories, click here.
Class 4T - Can't Stop the Feeling
Class 4T made a music video as a reward for everyone completing their Silver Behaviour Charts. Enjoy!
Be Seen in Green
Thank you to all who came dressed in green and made a donation to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Friday 1st July.
We had a visit to school from Humphrey, the RMCH Mascot.
The Race for Life 2016
We have elected to support the Race for Life this year, to link in with our Daily Run. The run was completed on Wednesday 22nd June, and a great effort by so many of our children.
On receipt of a donation, we've got some Race for Life medals, so please bring any monies as soon as possible, and hopefully by Friday 1st July.
The latest total is in the region of £5,200
The web address if you wish to make a donation via the Just Giving site is:
Thanks for your support.
On 18th May children from our school went to Parkfield Primary School in Middleton to meet Nadiya Hussain, winner of BBC TV's 'The Great British Bake-Off' for the presentation of awards following the recycle4schools scheme earlier this year.
Parkfield were judged the winning school as their ratio of pledges to pupils on roll was greatest, but our school had the highest number of pledges, a magnificent 2,734. Thank you to all who helped to raise awareness of recycling in Rochdale.
We did have some winners however; Ollie Burgess in Y2 had the highest number of any individual from any school, so received a 1st place award, and Jayden Parr in Reception came 3rd.
The slideshow below has pictures of our children ( the top ten in our school ) with Nadiya, along with some from other schools who were among the highest individual pledge getters!
A special well-done and 'Thank You' to Mrs Nixon, our own Eco-Warrior, who organised the scheme in our school.
Have a look in the tab - Gallery - Easter 2016 - for the pictures from the Easter Bonnet and Decorated Egg competition entries and winners.
Thanks to all children and parents/carers who have made this event another success.
Dance Festival 2016
More great performances from children in Y3, 4 and 5, and staff, in this year's Dance Festival. Well done team! See some pictures below:
Middleton Schools' Tag Rugby Champions 2016
Congratulations to our fabulous team who, after three rounds of matches, were crowned local champions. Well done to the team, Louis, Millie, Emmy, Shanice, Fortune, Daniel, Gracie and Kaylan; and coaches Mr O'Leary and Mr Lawlor.
The School Choir
Well done to Mr Parr and our school choir who performed in the Rochdale Music Festival in the grand surroundings of the Great Hall, in Rochdale Town Hall on Tuesday 8th March.
They sang two songs and were awarded 2nd place in their category. Congratulations!
World Book Day
Well done to all those who came in their wonderful costumes. Book tokens for next week's Book Fair were awarded to two children chosen from each class for their interesting and imaginative costumes. The winners were:
RW Renee H and Hope H RR Henry D and Joshua P
1B Isobel D and Penny P 1M Grace F and Ronan Y
2P Sophia C and Alfie S 2C Holly D and Alfie L
3B Isabel W and Oliver B-W 3H Frankie H and Evie S
4T Isabelle M and Olivia E 4K Oliver W and Madison OP
5A Joe H and Olivia R 5H Hanalace and Samantha P
6L Louis H and Maisie C 6M Millie B and Amelia H
The School Choir at Christmas
Mr Parr took the children from the Choir to sing in Middleton Arndale Centre and at Tesco, in the staff quarters, for some old people enjoying a Christmas meal.
Well done to all the children who took part - you sang beautifully!
Children in Need 2015
Thank you for the donations for Children in Need on 13th November. A total in the region of £550 was raised. Thanks to Mrs Watkin and the School Council for organising the event, the EY ladies for counting and Mrs Haselden for the artwork!
School Councillors have been elected in classes from Y1 to Y6. They are pictured below:
1B Stanley Horton and Tilly Heil 1M Isa Hussain and Nathaniel Beswick
2C Holly Darbyshire and Alex Sutton 2B Shantel Kalolo an Tilly Rose Pagent
3H Ella Gilliburn and Niamh Dolan 3B Dylan Dey and Amber Rowan
4T Connor Darbyshire & Francesca Davies 4K Sharon Peters and Nicole Povah
5H Chantelle Chingo and Ali Al-Attar 5A Gracie Howard and Reece Johnson
6M Joseph Greenwood and Channel Hathaway 6L Olivia Carr and Maisie Cramp
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
A new tab has been added: 'Special Needs' with details of school policy, the 'Local Offer' and a report into current practice at our school.
SEND is managed in our school by Mrs Cliffe, for EY and KS1 and Miss Humphries, for KS2
Have a look!
Holiday Dates for 2016 - 2017 and 2017 - 2018
Look in Home/Term Dates for the latest news on school holidays for the coming two years!
The new National Curriculum
You can find out more in the Guide for Parents - click here
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