11th October 2018 – Open Day for Prospective Parents

The William Amory Primary School & Nursery Open Day

On the 11th October 2018 we will be hosting an open day for prospective parents to come and view the school.

There will be two sessions available for you to attend:

  • The morning session runs from 9.00 – 10.30
  • The evening session runs from 18.30 – 19.30

We look forward to seeing you.

Newsletter 10th September 2018

FIRST NEWSLETTER OF 2018/2019

DATES FOR THE DIARY
9th November 2018 – WWI Day

 

10th September 2018
The Next Fortnight for School and Nursery
12th          Class Info Evening

17th          Academy Photographs

CADSSA starts promptly this year – as ever. Fixtures will be sent out to members of Football A and B as well as cross country and the other events this term.

Looking Forward
Welcome to all our new children, parents and staff.

 

Class Info Evening
Your class teachers will be available on Wednesday 12th 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.

KSI – 17.00 to 17.30

KSII  – 17.30 to 18.00

Year 6 will be arranged for a different day.

Communication
Term dates are coming out shortly. 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.

 

Photographs
Academy Photographers will be in from 08.30 on Monday 17th September 2018.

From 08.30 to around 09.00, parents are welcome to use this service to take whole family shots – parents, grandparents, siblings, whatever.

If you want a photo of your school child(ren) and older/younger siblings, this is the time to organise this. Just turn up and wait until the photographer is free.

From around 09.00 we will then take individual AND sibling photographs (including nursery) of all children in the school.

For anyone new, you will get a sample pack after a few weeks and request any copies you want via their order system.

 

Rocksteady for next year
There are a number of spaces available, especially for guitar, keyboard and vocals and children from any year group may take part. The best way to enrol is to visit www.rocksteadymusicschool.com and ‘enrol online’.

School improvements

  • Technology Suite

Please sit down as you read this – I don’t want anyone going weak at the knees from an attack of “unsurprise”… the work that was faithfully promised to be completed by this week has now been delayed! Our new deadline is October half term now that the roof is on (hence the big crane the other day).

  • Nursery Learning Area

You may recall we were looking to extend the EYFS playground to include a learning area in a plot where we were originally cultivating nettles. This is complete.

  • Nursery Physical Development

You may also recall that we were looking to replace the “pirate ship” in the EYFS playground and then look to develop the Physical Development area a little more depending on what was left in the budget. This is currently scheduled to happen on Thursday 13th September.

  • Staff Toilets

We have been offered a grant to develop the staff toilets. It appears that the grant can’t be used for pupil toilets or other work. To be fair, the staff toilets are in a very poor state as no headteacher has (or would) ever give priority to toilets over books etc. The work should be done in the October half term.

 

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

 

 

 

Year 1 Learn About the Food We Eat

5th October 2017

Year One made their way over to Tesco today to learn all about the food they eat. The saw how it was made, where it came from and how it changed from Farm to Fork.

A very big thank you to all the staff at Tesco for a brilliant day’s learning.

Newsletter 29th September 2017

The Next Fortnight

 

3rd Oct     Year 6 Transition at BBHS

T&L Governors

5th           Year 4 trip – London,  Year 1 trip – Meir

7th           Richard Greenwood Photographer

9th           PTFA AGM

10th         CADSSA B football

11th         Open morning/evening

12th         CADSSA A football

Looking Forward

Mrs Fox

I would like to welcome Mrs Fox to the team. She comes to the school to work in Year 3. We are very pleased to have you on board.

 

PTFA

PTFA have moved their AGM to Monday 9th October @ 18:30 in school.

 

Sickness

Sickness spreads rapidly in schools. So this is just a gentle reminder to all parents that we ask children to stay off for 48 hours from the last bout of sickness or Diarrhoea so that we can limit any cross infection as much as possible.

 

Reminder – Richard Greenwood Photographers –  PARENTS WELCOME

On Saturday 7th October (09.30-12.30) Richard Greenwood will be at The William Amory Nursery for any families who wish to have portraits done in time for Christmas. Saturdays have proved popular as whole families and extended families can come. There are many packages to choose from at very reasonable prices. Please speak to Tracey or Shirley (01782 394900 – Nursery) if you wish to book an appointment time.

 

Looking Back

Macmillan Coffee Morning for school and nursery families

Thank you to all parents who came to support this charity or gave cakes or money for this worthy cause.

 

Nutrition workshops

Reception to Year 4 had a great time learning about nutrition with Grace Scott from Compass Group.

 

Football

Well done to both our teams for reaching the semi-finals of the BBSSA football tournament this week. And some cracking scores from the CADSSA A team who played at home this week, 1-0 and 7-0. Great scores. Great skills. Let’s keep this up.

Newsletter 22nd September 2017

The Next Fortnight

27th         Nutrition Workshops for Years 1 to 4

29th         Macmillan Coffee Morning

3rd Oct     Year 6 Transition at BBHS

T&L Governors

4th           PTFA AGM

5th           Year 4 trip – London

Year 1 trip – Meir

7th           Richard Greenwood Photographer

 

Looking Forward

 Mrs Deakin

It is with sadness that I announce that next week will be Mrs Deakin’s last week in school. During her tenure here there has not been an area of school where she has not worked, including the Nursery. I know she has touched the lives of a lot of children and thank her for that on the school’s behalf as well as the children’s past and present.

We very much wish Mrs Deakin a very fond farewell and wish her every success in her future endeavours.

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning for school and nursery families

On the 29th our doors will be open from 09.00 for parents, family members and friends to join us in raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

So please come and support our part in the cause. In the past we have had tremendous support in making the cakes as well. Remember, the more cakes we have, the more money we raise.

Please help us raise money by coming or by making some cakes for us to sell on the day.

 

PTFA

The PTFA do a fantastic job raising money to assist the school in so many ways. Much of the equipment we have in school is a result of their efforts and we value every penny they raise.

The PTFA have their AGM on the 4th October at 18:30. Please feel free to attend. Our group is so friendly and welcoming. It’s a good way to meet people, either at the meetings or in the events that they organise.

So whilst the AGM is a bit “formal” please do come along if you are interested in helping out, even just a little.

 

Nursery and After School Club

Thank you all for your custom, it is wonderful to see all the happy children in there when I visit. Thanks also to parents who have already filled in the details on ParentAdmin. We have moved over to quite a few new electronic systems in the last few years and I know that sometimes there are glitches and problems. But I also know that when they are up and running they are fantastic.

So please, if you have not entered your information yet, please could you do so as soon as possible.

If you have an issue or if you have not received an email, please could you let us know.

 

Richard Greenwood Photographers –  PARENTS WELCOME

On Saturday 7th October (09.30-12.30) Richard Greenwood will be at The William Amory Nursery for any families who wish to have portraits done in time for Christmas. Saturdays have proved popular as whole families and extended families can come. There are many packages to choose from at very reasonable prices. Please speak to Tracey or Shirley (01782 394900 – Nursery) if you wish to book an appointment time.

 

Nutrition Assembly – PARENTS WELCOME

Parents are invited to attend our assembly (27th September 2017) at 09.10 when we have Grace Scott from Compass talking to the children about nutrition and keeping healthy.

Some classes will have lessons afterwards but, upon speaking to Ms Scott, I was told that it could be of interest to parents as well.

So please come along if you want.

 

Looking Back

Sgt Egerton

A fantastic well done to the Blythe Bridge community for commemorating 100 years since Sgt Egerton received his VC. It was a wonderful experience for our head boy and girl to meet the family.

 

Football

Well done to our B team for their stirling efforts this week. We’re currently top of the league so let’s hope we can stay there for the remainder of the season!

WWII Remembered

14th February 2017

Year 6 tell the school and parents all about the events of World War II with an assembly. It covered the start of the war, life in the Blitz and memories of Anne Frank before moving into the classroom to sample some cake recipes from the days of rationing.

Well done to all for a brilliant assembly.