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
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
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,
- Notes or meetings directly with the teacher,
- The KSI display board.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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