Newsletter 6th September 2019

FIRST NEWSLETTER OF 2019/2020

6th September 2019

The Next Fortnight for School and Nursery

11th          Swimming Starts for Year 5 and 6

11th          Class Info Evening

17th          Spelling and Grammar for Parents

 

Looking Forward

Welcome to all our new children, parents and staff.

 

Class Info Evening

Your class teachers will be available on Wednesday 11th September to talk to you about your child(ren)’s new class routines and structures. This is not the opportunity to talk about individual children though you may well want to book an appointment on that day. This is more about homework, trips, curriculum and so on.

KSII – 17.00 to 17.30

KSI  – 17.30 to 18.00

 

Communication

Term dates are attached. However, our school’s calendar is available on the school website (http://williamamory.co.uk/events/) with instructions on how to sync the school diary with yours (beware – you might get reminders at odd times of day. Alternatively, put this link in your favourites or bookmarks to access it quickly and directly.

On top of that we try to communicate via the following:

  • Weekly newsletter which is emailed and is available in the display boards in Reception Class entrance and the school’s main entrance,
  • Texts,
  • Facebook,
  • Notes or meetings directly with the teacher,
  • The KSI display board.

 

Sports

We have reluctantly decided to withdraw from CADSSA (Cheadle and District School Sports Association). Until recently we did not consider that BBSSA (Blythe Bridge School Sports Association) provided sufficient activities for us which is why we were members of both. However, last year BBSSA developed well and looks set to continue this progress. We found ourselves unable to live with two sports associations and have had to make the choice to go with the association that is local to our cluster.

 

Grammar and Punctuation for Parents – 17th September.

If you are not sure what the subjunctive form means or whether ‘fixing’ is in the present progressive form or not, then this workshop may be for you. We will explain some of the requirements of the grammar expected from children aged 5 to 11 and how we attempt to teach it.

This is a more general session, designed to be informative but light hearted. There is no test at the end!

The session will run at 09:00 and be repeated at 17:30. Please feel free to attend either.

 

MORE BELOW

As always, I will always do my best to speak to you about any concerns you may have on the day so please feel free to approach me, either on the playground or book an appointment if you prefer.

 

Mr B Wilken

Headteacher

 

 

Term Dates Autumn 19/20

Please be aware that the school may well be forced to close for elections this term.  

The decision to close school is made by the electoral committee of Staffordshire and is completely beyond the school’s control. With such short notice our planned INSET on the 25th cannot be moved.

 

September

4th           Children back to school

9th           Piano lesson recommence

11th         Swimming Year 5&6 commences Autumn term

Class Information Evening

13th         Rock Steady recommence

17th         Parents Workshop morning

Parents Workshop evening

23rd         School photographers

27th         Macmillan Coffee Morning and Open Morning

October

9th           Open Morning and Evening for Reception Autumn 2020

15th         BBHS transition morning for Y6

17th         KSII Inter-house Competition

24th         Year 4 Cadbury World

Last day of half term for pupils

25th         INSET

November

4th           Children back to school

11th         Full Governors Meeting

13th         Cluster Music Event at Meir Heath

20th         School Immunisation all years

26th         Gladstone Pottery Museum Y5

29th         PTFA Christmas Fayre after school

December

9th           KSI Dress @ 10.00 Nursery & KSII)

10th         KSI Matinee Nativity @ 14:00

11th         KSI Matinee Nativity @ 14.00

12th         KSI Evening Nativity @ 18.30

13th         KSII Christmas Jumper Day and Sing-a-long

16th         KSII Christmas party

17th         Panto

18th         Christmas Lunch

19th         KSI Christmas Party

20th         Christmas Service at St Peter’s

Last Day of Term

No After School Club

Spring term begins 6th January 2020

TBC – PTFA events and Sporting Events