Frodsham Manor House Primary School is an attractive Primary School formed on the 1st January 1994, by the amalgamation of the former Manor Junior and Orchard House Infant Schools and is situated on Langdale Way, Frodsham.  

Our school vision is ‘Hand in hand, we imagine, we believe and we achieve’ and we do this by offering an exciting, themematic and rich curriculum in conjunction with a happy caring environment where all children can enjoy the learning process in an atmosphere of excitement, enthusiasm and support. Click here to find out more about our Vision.

Frodsham Manor House pupils, through dedicated support, develop a love of learning and portray all those wonderful skills and attributes that make you very proud of them. They are all wonderful ambassadors for the school and demonstrate empathy, compassion, enthusiasm and fun in all that they do and how they are with one another.

School has 217 pupils on roll and has an extremely supportive Governing Body and a parental community which supports their children superbly during their time at school. We welcome visitors so we can show them how we learn and how proud we are of our school.

Ian Devereux-Roberts

Head Teacher 

 

The Buzz

8th February 2019

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

I need to apologise for an error on my blog for last week. It was James (Dahl Class) who received a headteacher's award for impressing me with his a magic trick and not his brother Rhys! Many apologies young man.

As we have been looking at internet safety this week, may I direct parents attention to the recommendations that have been published this week by the UK's four chief medical officers. These include:

  • not using phones and mobile devices at the dinner table - talking as a family is very important to development
  • keeping screens out of the bedroom at bedtime
  • talking as a family about keeping safe online and about cyber-bullying and what children should do if they are worried
  • not using phones when crossing road or doing any other activity that requires a person's full attention
  • making sure children take a break from screens every two hours by getting up and being active
  • policing their own use too - parents should give their children proper attention and quality family time and never assume they are happy for pictures to be shared 

PTA Bingo Event - Event opens at 6.30pm tonight, with eyes down at 7pm. Lots of wonderful prizes to be won. Hope to see school families later.

What has happened in school this week:

We welcomed Ruby to Year 5 this week. Shakespeare Class have all made her feel most welcome.

Four third year undergraduates from John Moores University, delivered the 'Make It Happen' project with all the children in Key Stage 2 on Monday this week. This project saw the children exploring team work and orienteering skills. The teamwork aspect of the project saw the children supporting a blindfolded partner around an assault course. A great day was had by all the children who took part.

A Primary Maths quiz took place at Helsby High School on Tuesday. Our team - Daisy, Katie, Katie and Isaac - competed against other local teams in a serious of maths challenges and problems. Leading up to the final buzzer round, the team eventually were placed third. Miss Hall, who accompanied the team, said they showed super mathematical knowledge and was so very proud of them.

On Tuesday it has been safer internet day. All classes have had discussions and activities about how to keep themselves safe on-line and an assembly focusing on making sure we are using the internet safely and not spending too much time on devices. Being safe online are conversations we believe should be discussed at home, in an ever growing world of technology. Please see the letter from Miss Fiddler with useful website to help at home and we would like to encourage children to enter the e-safety competition, winners to be announced next Friday. Alongside this, each year group has created an animation this week using various apps and software’s. Some of these amazing animations will be shown in assembly after half term.

Mrs Anstice has been doing an anonymous survey this week about the use of internet devices, apps and games and the associated age related guidance. With 70 children in KS2 having their own phones and over 100 having own internet devices, classes were talking about how to stay safe and about privacy settings. As such please can you continue this conversation at home and check the privacy settings and make sure that you are happy with the games and apps which are in use.

A number of children were talking about content they had seen on You Tube which they considered to be inappropriate and had worried them, there is a You Tube Kids version available. There is also a rise in the number of pupils playing certificate 18 games. Please can you talk to your child about chatting to people that they don't know when playing games and not giving away personal data to reinforce the message we have given in school. There is also a rise in the number of children reporting about unkind comments being left on new apps including TikTok which we would like you to be aware of.

Dahl Class Assembly took place on Wednesday morning and we heard about all the learning that has taken place in Year 3 this term so far, particularly in relation to their History topic 'Ancient Egypt. It was very obvious that Year 3 are thoroughly enjoying this topic. Well done Year 3 for sharing your learning so enthusiastically.

Photographs of the some of the learning that has taken place this week in Year 2 and Year 5.

Milne class have had a wonderful day learning all about the traditions of Chinese New Year. They’ve made their own money wallets, written their names in Chinese and made animal masks. There was even a dragon parade and Chinese

What has made me smile this week:

Seeing how much Dahl Class are enjoying their Ancient Egyptians topic - as shared in their class assembly - made me smile lots this week.

Headteacher Awards:

Rose (Carroll Class) for her work on how should humans keep healthy.

Max (Potter Class) for his writing on ordering instructions.

Mollie, Tom and Austin (Tolkien Class) for their accuracy in converting fractions to percentages.

Innis (Carroll Class) for his super maths skills - repeated addition to solve problems.

Noah (Carroll Class) for his amazing attitude to learning.

Olivia and Ashton (Shakespeare Class) for their excellent suspense stories.

Elizabeth (Shakespeare Class) for her excellent working in maths.

Tom (Carroll Class) for his super maths work.

Olivia (Shakespeare Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Ava (Dahl Class) for her 'how to make a mummy come alive' writing. 

Lois (Shakespeare Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Jakob (Carroll Class) for super role modelling of yoga positions.

Maya (Carroll Class) for her super diary writing as Samuel Pepys.

Abi (Shakespeare Class) for completing her bookmark.

Ryley (Dahl Class) for his super guided reading response task.

Samuel, Netti and Austin (Tolkien Class) for their describing characters convincingly writing.

Presentation Awards:

Jakob (Carroll Class) for his work on how should humans keep healthy.


Sporting Achievements:

Two squads of basketballers competed against other teams at Frodsham Leisure Centre on Thursday this week. Sonny, Dylan, Seth, Isaac, Eva, Nancy, Tilly, Mairiella, Hope, Olivia, Tom and Zac competed as two teams and represented the school superbly demonstrating real team spirit. Although not placed in the top three teams, both squads should be very proud of their achievements.

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Sam for good writing and handwriting skills, along with super work in letters and sounds.
Potter Class: Sophie J her super attitude to learning; always having a go and for being supportive, kind and caring.
Carroll Class: Aysha for her super diary writing; for being a good listener and great at her times tables recall.
Dahl Class: Minnie for working hard and being fantastic at her times tables.
Lewis Class: Jack for being positive, friendly, funny, smiley and great at maths.
Shakespeare Class: Luke for being funny, kind, friendly, smart, smiley, caring, cool and an all round star.
Tolkien Class: Eva for her super attitude to learning, her energy, her positivity and her caring nature.

Mrs Anstice's choice: Maya (Carroll Class) for being well mannered; kind to others and great at art.  

The Winning House Team:

The winning house team for this week was red team (Coniston) with 525 points; with yellow team (Grasmere) second with 460  points; blue team (Penrith) third with 348 points and green team (Thirlmere) fourth with 244 points. Congratulations to everyone in red team.

Friday Top Table:

The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 8th February as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:
 

Samuel B (Milne); Aidan (Potter); George (Carroll); Jessie (Dahl); Alfie R (Lewis); Ashton (Shakespeare) and Tilly (Tolkien).

Happy Birthday:

In our Celebration Assembly this week, we sang Happy Birthday to Eva, Mia E, Chloe and Isaac L. Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week too.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Shakespeare Class visit to Weaver Hall museum - Tuesday 12th February.

Premier League Primary Stars Schools Football Tournament - Year 6 squad - Wednesday 13th February. 

Sports Ambassadors receiving School Games Award at a ceremony in Ellesmere Port - Wednesday 13th February.

Dodgeball Festival - Frodsham Leisure Centre - Wednesday 13th February - Year 6 squads.

Lewis Class Talent Afternoon - Friday 15th February @ 2.15pm.

Break for Half Term - Friday 15th February @ 3.15pm.

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1st February 2019

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

Following the training of our Change4Life ambassadors - Liv and Rhys - they are requesting that school families support the 'GULP' campaign during the month of February. Please refer to the letter that they have sent home today. It's really refreshing that they are keen to take their roles as ambassadors extremely seriously. I hope we get many children participating in the 'GULP' challenge. Keep an eye out for other events that our ambassadors are planning to organise.

Hope many school families will be able to support the PTA Family Bingo event next Friday. Please refer to the flyer that has been sent home this week.

We will be welcoming Ruby Mattison and her family to school on Monday, as Ruby joins Shakespeare Class. We know she will be made to feel most welcome.


What has happened in school this week:

The sudden drop in temperature dominated the school week. Despite the inclement weather conditions, school remained open. Lots of fun was certainly had on Wednesday, when we had the fresh covering of snow on the ground. Just as a reminder, in relation to adverse weather conditions, we will always let parents know whether school is open or closed using the school text system. Like all other Cheshire Schools, we would also let Dee Radio know if school was to be closed and post a closure message on the school website. 

Cheerleading club started this week - it has proven so popular that we have increased the numbers of children who can attend.

What has made me smile this week:

Snowy Wednesday made me smile this week. It was just lovely to see all the children just enjoying themselves in the snow at breaktimes and at lunchtime. We had an army of snow people being created on the school field.

Headteacher Awards:

Phoebe F (Shakespeare Class) for her 'how to protect our planet' work.

Maddy (Tolkien Class) for her super start to her portal story.

Tia (Potter Class) for her super work in letters and sounds.

Jack C (Dahl Class) for his accuracy using the grid method in maths.

Minnie (Dahl Class) for her super recall of her multiplication facts.

Sam M (Milne Class) for her developing independence.

Isaac (Carroll Class) for the super progress in his reading.

Tom (Carroll Class) for the super progress in his reading.

Tilly, Indy and Harry (Tolkien Class) for their excellent dodgeball training sessions with Year 3 and Year 6.

Jack O (Dahl Class) for improved letter formation and greater concentration.

Aidan (Potter Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Rhys (Dahl Class) for his superb magic trick.

Minnie (Dahl Class) for outstanding independent literacy work.

Ethan, Ella G and Edith (Shakespeare Class) for completing their reading bookmarks.

Lois and Daisy (Shakespeare Class) for their excellent longboat model.

Robyn, Issy G, Phoebe F and Elizabeth for their teamwork skills when building a model longboat.

Shane (Milne Class) for a fantastic piece of space writing.

Jack J (Carroll Class) for his times table challenge - 26 in 60 seconds on his own.

Nancy (Tolkien Class) for her accuracy in working out percentages of quantities.

James and Mairiella (Tolkien Class) for their accuracy in multiplying decimals.

Robyn (Milne Class) for her super 'tidying-up' skills.

Daisy (Shakespeare Class) for her super contributions in guided reading sessions.

Alex (Dahl Class) for his accuracy in using the grid method.

Tom (Dahl Class) for his instruction writing planning sheet.

Sporting Achievements:

A squad of netballers from Tolkien Class took part in a tournament at Frodsham Leisure Centre on Thursday afternoon this week. Great team spirit and determination on display. Congratulations to the squad - Hope, Harry, Kaiden, Lewis, Daisy, Olivia, Sian, Eva and Tilly.

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Betsey for her can-do attitude, enthusiasm and developing independence.
Potter Class: Jess for trying really hard in letters and sounds;  her kindness and developing into an amazing artist.
Carroll Class: George for being a maths whizz; wonderful contributions to My Happy Mind sessions and for being kind and polite.
Dahl Class: Jessie for producing beautiful artwork; her amazing attitude and her love of singing.
Lewis Class: Grace for being an all round superstar and her excellence suspense writing - using lots of her toolkit ideas.
Shakespeare Class: Abi for working really hard; answering tricky questions and being a good friend.
Tolkien Class: Indy for being an all round superstar; always on task and working really hard.

The Winning House Team:

The winning house team for this week was blue team (Penrith) with 591 points; with yellow team (Grasmere) second with 465 points; green team (Thirlmere) third with 456 points and red team (Coniston) fourth with 371 points. Congratulations to everyone in blue team.

Friday Top Table:

The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 1st February as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:
Olivia (Milne); Alfie Potter); Aysha (Carroll); Will (Dahl); Rosi (Lewis); Phoebe B (Shakespeare) and Mollie (Tolkien).

Happy Birthday:

In our Celebration Assembly this week, we sang Happy Birthday to Martha, Maddy and Joey. Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week too.

What we are looking forward to next week:

'Make it Happen Project - KS2 classes - Monday 4th February.

Inter Primary Maths Quiz - Helsby High School - Team from Year 6 - Tuesday 5th February.

Transition project - Team from Shakespeare Class - Wednesday 6th February.

Dahl Class Assembly - Wednesday 6th February @ 9am.

Basketball Tournament - Squad from Year 6 - Thursday 7th February @ Frodsham Leisure Centre.

PTA Family Bingo event - Friday 8th February @ 6.30pm.

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25th January 2019

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

PTA News - please put in your diaries that the PTA will be holding a Family Bingo Evening on Friday 8th February. Doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7pm. Further details will be sent out shortly. 

What has happened in school this week:

It's been a busy week in Year 2 who also had a very exciting visit to Frodsham Fire Station . Remember to talk to your children about your family fire plan in case of an emergency. Many thanks to Rob and Stacey for making the visit so memorable.

Year 2 spent a full day working alongside Fay and Clem from One Day Creative. They developed their understanding of The Great Fire of London through drama. During the day, the children learnt about where and how the fire began; why it lasted so long and how the fire finally came to an end. The roles of key figures, such as King Charles II, Thomas Farrinor and Samuel Pepys were explored through role play resulting in all of the children becoming wonderful historians.

All the children had an opportunity to participate in a cheerleading taster session run by PDS. Lots of energy was on display in the hall! Please refer to the leaflet that has come home regarding a cheerleading club that will commence next Friday.

As part of their RE work, Tolkien Class undertook activities linked to National Holocaust Day. Important discussions took place regarding the holocaust.

What has made me smile this week:

This time of the year always sees me undertaking the auditions for our annual 'Stars in their Eyes' event. I cannot but smile at these auditions as the confidence of the children never ceases to amaze me.

Headteacher Awards:

Alex (Dahl Class) for his accurate recall of multiplication facts.

Erin (Carroll Class) for her home learning work.

Isaac (Carroll Class) for his super fire poem.

Adam (Carroll Class) for his excellent Great Fire Of London) home learning.

Luca and Rose (Carroll Class) for their research and presenting skills on the Great Fire of London.

James and Eliot A (Lewis Class) for their super suspense writing.

Olivia (Shakespeare Class) for her amazing Be Yourself poster.

Lucie (Shakespeare Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Oscar (Carroll Class) for his super piece of Great Fire of London home learning. 

Charlotte (Dahl Class) for her how to make your granny blue writing.

Betsey (Milne Class) for super following of Milne Class rules.

Ruby (Shakespeare Class) for her weather description writing.

Indy (Tolkien Class) for her outstanding attitude to learning.

Jack J (Carroll Class) for her super problem solving skills in maths.

Mia B (Lewis Class) for her accuracy in adding 4 digit numbers.

Elliott B (Lewis Class) for her accuracy in subtracting 4 digit numbers.

Eva (Shakespeare Class) for her focussed attitude to learning.

Emily, Betsey, Sammuel B, Erica, Olivia and Imogen (Milne Class) for super maths work and remembering to count on.

Ella Carter and Issy G (Shakespeare Class) for their French writing.

Presentation Awards:

Tobijah (Lewis Class) for his suspense writing work.

Rhys (Shakespeare Class) for his weather description writing.

Rosa (Carroll Class) for her contractions work in literacy.

Christopher (Carroll Class) for his descriptive writing sentence.

Sporting Achievements:

A squad from Tolkien Class competed against other schools in a Sportshall event at Frodsham Leisure Centre on Thursday this week. Competing either as an individual or a team in a range of athletics events, the squad were placed in the bronze medal position. Many congratulations to all members of the squad.  


Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Samuel B for his super handwriting; for being brave and being a brilliant shark whizz.
Potter Class: George for working really hard; for being funny, polite and determined.
Carroll Class: Rose for being kind, curious, polite and mature.
Dahl Class: Amber for having great ideas; for being mature, organised and kind.
Lewis Class: Zane for his lovely manners; his great suspense writing and his accuracy in his maths work.
Shakespeare Class: Olivia for being a great team player; having super manners and for being kind, helpful and respectful.
Tolkien Class: James for growing in confidence; for working hard and being a great team player.

The Winning House Team:
The winning house team for this week was yellow team (Grasmere) with 472 points; with red team (Coniston) second with 383 points; green team (Thirlmere) third with 361 points  points and blue team (Penrith) fourth with 360 points. Congratulations to everyone in yellow team.

Friday Top Table:

The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 18th January as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:
 Barnaby (Milne); Fearne (Potter); Sophie (Carroll); James Dahl);  Lochlan (Lewis); Luke (Shakespeare) and Noah (Tolkien).

Happy Birthday:

In our Celebration Assembly this week, we sang Happy Birthday to Amelia and Abi G. Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week too.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Make it Happen Assembly - KS2 - Monday 28th January,

Football Squad - Liverpool Football Academy - Wednesday 30th January.

Hi-5 Netball Tournament - Frodsham Leisure Centre - Thursday 31st January.

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18th January 2019

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

We wish Thomas and Alfie L, from Dahl Class, every success as they mover from our school this week.

For those school families who are coming to see me in the pantomime 'Cinderella' this coming Sunday, you are going to have the responsibility of looking after something for Buttons! Remember to shout out!

What has happened in school this week:

Year 5 took part is a fire safety workshop this week, ran by a presentative from the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. They learnt about how to stay safe at home; making an escape plan in case of fire; hoax calls and the fire triangle. The children had a thoroughly excellent morning.

We learnt lots of interesting facts during Lewis Class' assembly on Wednesday this week. The children all talked confidently about their learning and it was lovely watching their Charleston dance. Well done Lewis Class.

What has made me smile this week:


Hearing lots of laughter around school has made me smile this week.

Headteacher Awards:

Molly (Milne Class) for her  beautiful letter formation work.

Erica (Carroll Class) for her multiplication facts practise.

Zac (Milne Class) for his super sentences.

Zane (Lewis Class) for his accuracy in adding 4-digit numbers.

Luca and Aysha (Carroll Class) for their excellent mathematical thinking skills.

Jack J (Carroll Class) for his super mistake spotting in literacy.

Ella Carter (Shakespeare Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Pearl (Carroll Class) for his super piece of music home learning on 'Peter and the Wolf'.

Nancy, Seth, Isaac, Zac and Tom (Tolkien Class) for their true team spirit at the basketball tournament.

Molly (Dahl Class) for her kindness towards a friend.

Dexter and Ashton (Lewis Class) for their accuracy in the multiplication facts connexion game.

Austin (Shakespeare Class) for his excellent fire description sentences.

Katie (Milne Class) for her amazing jungle drawing.

Daisy (Carroll Class) for her perseverance in her maths work.

Chloe (Carroll Class) for her excellent two times table recall.

Ruby (Shakespeare Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Isaac and Pearl (Carroll Class) for their super work on life cycles.

Harry (Milne Class) for his super numicon work.

Jessie (Dahl Class) for her beautiful sarcophagus created at home.

Kimberly (Shakespeare Class) for showing kindness and support to a new pupil to Shakespeare Class.

Jack (Milne Class) for his super letter formation.

Sophie (Carroll Class) for her super effort in her design technology work.

Jack, Seb, Samuel B and Joey (Milne Class) for their super shark investigative skills.

Presentation Awards:

Rhys (Shakespeare Class) for his adverbs for possibility work.

Robyn (Milne Class) for her super letter formation work.

Layla (Carroll Class) for her contractions work in Literacy.

Jakob (Carroll Class) for his super joined handwriting style.

Rose (Carroll Class) for her numeracy working - writing words and numbers.

Sporting Achievements:

A squad of Year 5 footballers - Olivia, Lois, Phoebe B, Izzy A, Robyn, Ruby, Eva and Issy G - represented school at the Premier League Kid's Cup in Liverpool on Wednesday morning. For many of the girls this was the first time they had played a proper football match. They played against other schools from across Liverpool and finished in 4th place, showing super determination and team-work skills. Miss Dodds and Mrs Lamb were very proud indeed.

Our football team participated in the finals of the Crewe Alexander U11s Kids Cup on Friday afternoon. Although not progressing any further the team played exceptionally. Well done to Austin, Dylan, Isaac, Seth, Zac, Tyler, Lois and Olivia. Big thank you to their coach Mr Simpson and Miss Dodds for accompanying the squad.

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Eva for her creativity; working hard and never giving up.

Potter Class: Jayvin for his good attitude to learning and for being a hard worker.

Carroll Class: Isaac for being full of positivity and determined, kind and cheerful.

Dahl Class: Natalya for being bubbly, enthusiastic, confident and smiley.

Lewis Class: Mia W for being enthusiastic, helpful, confident and funny.

Shakespeare Class: Izzy A for being inspiring, kind, caring, helpful, polite and confident.

Tolkien Class: Dylan for having a good attitude to learning and for being sporty, funny, kind and confident.

Mrs Anstice's choice: Pearl for  being good at singing and being kind, caring, musical and helpful.

The Winning House Team:

The winning house team for this week was blue team (Penrith) with 568 points; with yellow team (Grasmere) second with 564 points; red team (Coniston) third with points 539 points and green team (Thirlmere) fourth with 444 points. Congratulations to everyone in blue team.


Friday Top Table:


The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 18th January as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:
Shane (Milne); Thomas (Potter); Luca (Carroll); Amber (Dahl); Alfie D (Lewis); Alice (Shakespeare) and Olivia (Tolkien).

Happy Birthday:


In our Celebration Assembly this week, we sang Happy Birthday to Mrs Atkin, Ella Carter and Elliott B Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week too.


What we are looking forward to next week:

Change4Life Training - Monday 21st January - 2 representatives from Year 5.

Carroll Class visit to Frodsham Fire Station - Tuesday 22nd January.

Rock Steady Assembly - Wednesday 23rd January.

Great Fire of London workshop - Carroll Class - Thursday 24th January.

Cheerleading taster sessions - Thursday 24th January 

Sportshall event - squad from Year 6 - Thursday 24th January 

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11th January 2019

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

As you can see from the newspaper article - kindly provided from Miss Hopley's archives - Manor House County Primary School was opened 25 years ago this week, following the amalgamation of Orchard House Infant School and Manor Junior School. We shared this news with the children in our weekly Celebration Assembly. As you will see from the article, Miss Hopley was one of the members of staff who transferred from Orchard House to Manor House and was based with the youngest children in school.

Please look out for the class curriculum overviews that are coming home by pupil post. These overviews give you valuable information and also include important dates.

Frodsham Panto Group have been performing their annual pantomime this week and will performing at the weekend too. A number of current and former pupils are involved. Maybe you have seen the pantomime already, if not there still is time to do so. Mrs Anstice is the company's Musical Director.


Just a reminder that the deadline to apply for a place in our reception class this coming September is Tuesday 15th January.

I would like to thank Mrs Anstice for compiling the poster below, that has been on Twitter this week, in relation to our recent Ofsted inspection.



What has happened in school this week:

It was lovely welcoming the children back on Tuesday and hearing all their holiday news. It sounded like the Christmas break had been a very busy one for many of our school families. 

A New Year brings goals, resolutions and targets and this is no different in relation to us here at school. As a consequence to our recent OFSTED inspection, the school staff will be identifying how to respond to the areas for development over the forthcoming months. In the first assembly of the term, I shared with the children a sculpture I had seen whilst visiting Manchester Royal Eye Hospital with Meg and Harry over the Christmas break. The sculpture was part of the Manchester Bee Project. It was entitled 'Bee-yond expectations' and I asked the children to consider what 'bee - phrases' might be appropriate for the start of a new calendar year. Suggestions such as bee-adventurous, bee-thoughtful, bee-caring, bee-successful, bee-brave, bee-amazing. I wonder how many of the bee-phrases will be achieved and witnessed by the children. As the bee is our school emblem too, it felt very appropriate to share this with the children. Wouldn't a sculpture like that look wonderful in school!!!!


Hopefully you will have received - again via pupil post - our after school club opportunities for the Spring term. We have endeavoured to ensure that once again we provide a range of opportunities and an equitable balance of clubs for all the children. Most of the clubs on offer will commence week beginning the 21st January, with some of the clubs being provided by external groups commencing a little later. Once again, I extend my thanks to the dedication and commitment of the staff for giving of their time so freely to deliver these extensive after school club opportunities.

Headteacher Awards:

Elizabeth (Shakespeare Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Finn (Shakespeare Class) for his excellent report on wolphins.

Grace (Potter Class) for her super letter formation and improved handwriting.

Jayvin (Potter Class) for his super work in Power Maths.

Aidan (Potter Class) for his super Christmas wishes story.

Robyn (Milne Class) for her super Christmas holiday diary work.

Phoebe B (Shakespeare Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Indy (Tolkien Class) for his excellent piece of home learning.

Austin (Tolkien Class) for his maths wizardry on fractions of amounts.

Phoebe F (Shakespeare Class) for her art skills - drawing.

Phoebe F (Shakespeare Class) for her super maths work on long multiplication.

Presentation Awards:

Harrison (Shakespeare Class) for his literacy work.

Luke (Shakespeare Class) for his literacy work - report.

Phoebe B (Shakespeare Class) for her literacy work - report.

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Vianne for being a superstar; having a can-do attitude and being very funny.
Potter Class: Annabel for her amazing handwriting, her kindness and for being a good friend.
Carroll Class: Erin for being positive, determined and caring.
Dahl Class: Charlotte for being supportive, working really hard and for being polite and helpful.
Lewis Class: Elliott B for his creativity, politeness, kindness and working hard in all lessons.
Shakespeare Class: Ruby for her enthusiasm, being a great friend and being amazing in literacy and maths.
Tolkien Class: Jess C for always trying her best; her kindness and being a superstar in Year 6.

Sporting Achievements:

As squad of footballers - Dylan, Zac, Seth, Austin, Tyler, Isaac, Olivia and Lois - represented the school at the U11s Kids Cup Tournament at Crewe Alexandra's training ground on Friday morning. Accompanied by Miss Dodds and Mr Simpson, the squad played matches against schools from across Cheshire.

A squad of basketballers - Nancy, Sonny, Tom, Isaac, Zac, Maddy, Mairiella, Dylan, Seth and Tyler - represented school at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village as part of the Cheshire Phoenix Basketball 'Hoops for Health' programme. I will share the outcome in my blog next week. We wish the squad well.  

The Winning House Team:


The winning house teams for this week were red and yellow team (Coniston and Grasmere) with 560 points; with green team (Thirlmere) third with 480 points; and blue team (Penrith) fourth with 460 points. Congratulations to everyone in yellow and red teams.

Friday Top Table:
The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 11th January as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:
 Betsey (Milne); Grace (Potter); Rohan (Carroll); Erin (Dahl); Tobijah (Lewis); Bethany (Shakespeare) and Kaiden (Tolkien).

Happy Birthday:
In our Celebration Assembly this week, we sang Happy Birthday to Lois, Elliott M and Mrs Rogers. Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week too.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Fire Safety workshop - Shakespeare Class - Tuesday 15th January.

Lewis Class Assembly - Wednesday 16th January @ 9am

Year 6 Girls football tournament - Wednesday 16th January - Anfield Sports and Community Centre.

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