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

29th November 2019

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

What's in the news:

Capturing some of the highlights of our recent visit to Red Roses School. Mrs McGrath and I had a most amazing and memorable time in Dehli and thoroughly enjoyed gathering resources to support the teaching of Hinduiam here at school. as well as enjoying sharing how we teach science and literacy here at Manor House.  

Below is an article I wrote, whilst on our visit, for inclusion in the Red Roses School Yearbook:

‘Literacy in itself is no education. Literacy is not the end of education or even the beginning. By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in child and man-body, mind and spirit.’
Mahatma Ghandi

As educator for over thirty years, it gives me an inordinate amount of pleasure to share this message with the Red Roses Public School community and to have been asked to do so is an immense honour for which I am most humbled.

The partnership between Red Roses School and Frodsham Manor House School is one that has been established for nearly three years now and one which I know will continue to grow from strength to strength due to the dedication of all those individuals involved in wanting to make a difference on a global scale. A partnership of this nature, will succeed because of the ethos, values and underlying principles of what is considered to be high quality educational opportunities. Our two schools share the desire to make pupils our future and, by working in partnership, we have the power and tools in our hands to do so. We can make a difference with the pupils in our care and in doing so can make change.

As two distinctively separate schools , albeit separated by many miles, we are very much one school in how we wish to educate the children of the future. We know academic success is vitally important but alongside academia must come the teaching of skills, qualities and attributes that ensure that our future citizens are equipped to be resilient, polite, empathetic, compassionate , humble and aspirational. With all these at the heart of what we do, then the future of our two countries will be safe hands. We have the potential to create future leaders and that is what we will do.

I extend my immense gratitude to Principal Mrs Bedi for being the visionary in wanting to make our partnership a success. To her family and her school colleagues - many thanks for embracing our partnership with both hands. To the pupils of Red Roses School - believe deep down in your heart that you are destined to do great things.

In the words of Malala Yousafzai

‘Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.’

Our Junior Road Safety Officers -  Ella G and Edith - ran their first safety competition recently on the theme 'Be seen and be safe'. I am please to announce that the winners were: Grace (Milne Class); Samuel B (Potter Class); Aidan (Carrol Class); Bella and Molly (Lewis Class) and Eva (Tolkien Class). Super well done to the winners.

Our school Christmas postal service will commence on Monday for any children wishing to use the post box for the posting of Christmas cards to other children in school. Year 6 elves will act of postal workers and will deliver the cards every afternoon. Please ensure that children's names and class are clearly written on the envelopes so that al cards can be delivered to the rightful recipient.

Looking forward to seeing school families at the Frodsham Festival tomorrow. Particularly looking forward to boarding the Polar Express! Thank you for all the support from school families in relation to the festival. Wrap up warm! 

What has happened in school this week:

Dahl Lewis undertook a range of outdoor learning activities, courtesy of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, when visiting Thornton-le-moors this week. Creating natural Christmas decorations; winter wonderland scavenger hunt; den building and enjoying toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate was the order of the day. Dahl Class had a fabulous day putting all their forest school skills into practise.  

Following a very polite and comprehensive request to visit a local coffee emporium,  Milne Class had a real treat on Thursday morning this week. They took the opportunity, on their walk into Frodsham, to recognise lots of places.

Thursday evening saw our Streetdance Crew take part in the PDS and FAVSP Dance Festival at Helsby High School. Mrs Hughes said the crew performed amazingly well. Very proud indeed of all the children who performed. PDS will be running a before school Streetdance Club again in the Autumn Term. Please keep an eye out for further details.

What has made me smile this week:


 
Headteacher Awards:

Alfie R (Shakespeare Class) for his completion of additional reading tasks.

Max (Potter Class) for his accurate use of question marks in his writing.

Izzy A (Tolkien Class) for completion of he reading bookmark.

Jack and Joshua (Shakespeare Class) for their reasoning skills on prime factors in maths.

Elliott B and Jack (Shakespeare Class) for their Viking long boat posters.

Rhys (Tolkien Class) for his vault work in gymnastics.

Finn (Tolkien Class) for his perseverance in gymnastics.

Harrison (Tolkien Class) for his perseverance in performing a backward roll.

Isaac (Dahl Class) for his super piece of writing on a setting.

Harry and Joshua (Shakespeare Class) for their superb biography writing on Tim Peake.

Scarlett (Carroll Class) for her super piece of writing about 'Her big Sunday walk'.

Eloise and Mia W (Shakespeare Class) for completing their reading bookmarks.

Dexter (Shakespeare Class) for his accuracy when solving long multiplication problems.

Dara (Dahl Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Our 'Spread the happiness' superstars:

As detailed in the 'Welcome Letter', we have started a new award celebrating 'spreading the happiness'. Hot chocolate Friday took place for this week, with Mrs Read enjoying a hot chocolate with the award winners: 


 Thomas (Milne Class); Max B (Carroll Class); Lucie (Dahl Class); James B-H (Lewis Class); Ashton (Shakespeare Class) and Ruby P and Alivia (Tolkien Class)

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Erna for being amazing at making puppets and her brilliant craft ideas.
Potter Class: Zac for being a wonderful role model and his amazing subtraction work in maths. 
Carroll Class: Edie for growing in confidence and for her impressive handwriting. 

Dahl Class: Innis for his contagious smile and for being a superstar over the last couple of weeks. 
Shakespeare Class: Daniel for being a kind and caring friend and his wild imagination. 
Tolkien Class: Alice for making everyone smile and her superb non-chronological report writing.

Sporting Achievements:

A squad of footballers from Year 5 took part in a Premier League Primary Stars tournament in Liverpool on Wednesday morningthis week. Accompanied by their coach Mr Simpson, along with Mrs Lamb, the team - Liam, Joshua, Marcus, Zane, Oscar, Harry, Lochlan and Ashton - played well togther as a unit - winning one of their three ganes placing them third in their group.  They all had a great time at the event - arriving home with goodies!

Friday Top Table:


The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 29th November as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:


Isaac (Milne); Casper (Potter); Thomas (Carroll); Dara (Dahl); James Blythe (Lewis); Alfie D (Shakespeare) and Bethany (Tolkien).

Happy Birthday


In Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Luke H, Erica D, Liam, Freddie D and Aiden P. If it was your birthday this week then we send you many happy returns too!

The Winning House Team:


The winning house team for this week was blue team (Penrith) with 827 points: green team (Thirlmere) second with 521 points; red team (Coniston) third with 490 points and yellow team (Grasmere) fourth with 399 points. Congratulations to everyone in blue team for this week.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Lewis Class visit to Legoland, Manchester - Tuesday 3rd December.

Carroll Class - Christmas Journey, Main Street Church - Tuesday 3rd December @ 1.45pm.

Rock Steady Concert - Wednesday 4th December @ 10am.

Shakespeare Class Talent Afternoon - Friday 6th December @ 2.15pm.

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22nd November 2019

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

What's in the news:

Mr Devereux-Roberts and Mrs McGrath have been well looked after at our partnership school just outside Delhi in India. Do have a look at the photos on twitter to have a look at sites of religious and cultural significance and teaching in school. We are looking forward to hearing about their adventures when they return next week. 

Thanks to everyone who has returned slips for Christmas events this week. We have space still for children wanting to go to the Cathedral service with Helsby High and the Cluster and space for singing on the stage at Frodsham Christmas Festival. 

What has happened in school this week:

Many thanks to Mrs Levey and Shakespeare class for your assembly on Wednesday. So many examples of active and challenging learning taking place. 

Oisin has reported back on Year 6 attending Big Maths at Helsby High. " This session was lead by Liverpool Uni. We made cubes, found places on a grid, a chess board activity. It was really enjoying and very active. You had to keep problem solving."

Ella Cleave is reporting back on members of Year 5 and 6 who took part in Amasing this morning. "We went to Chester to rehearse some of the songs which are going to be used for Amasing. These were then filmed. These are being sent off to Britain's Got Talent now so keep your fingers crossed. We joined our 10 voices with around 750 children with over 65 other schools involved." 

Rosi from Year 5 has also represented our choir this week at another Amasing session where she went to develop her art skills at Kelsall School. 

What has made me smile this week:

Mrs Anstice is writing the blog this week. She has been enjoying starting all the Christmas singing for the KS1 nativity and events for KS2. Lovely how our voices can be used to spread the spirit of Christmas. She was also very proud of Year 5 developing their leadership skills at Frodsham Leisure Centre.  

Headteacher Awards:

Kian (Y2) for being a good role model.

Max (Y2) Excellent instruction writing.

Isla and Lillia (Y5) amazing work on common factors in maths.

Grace (Y2) for her home learning on a family recipe. 

Ella Cleave  (Y6) for contributions to my happy mind. 

Abi (Y6) for simplifying fractions.

Ella Carter (Y6) for exceptional kindness throughout the week. 

Imogen, Mia E, Mia W, Alfie D, Harry C for super leadership helping younger children at Multi-skills. 

Aysha, Austin and Rose (Y3) for their fantasy story writing.

Joseph (Y3) for completing his bookmark.

Phoebe F (Y6) for her work in Hoops for Health.

Tobijah and Jacob F (Y5) for super guided reading. 

Jack and Lochlan (Y5) for excellent work in French.

Eloise (Y5) excellent guided reading task.

Alfie D and Daniel (Y5) for excellent teamwork in maths. 

Presentation Awards:

Jess, Thomas and Jaxon for their instruction writing. 


Our 'Spread the happiness' superstars:


As detailed in the 'Welcome Letter', we have started a new award celebrating 'spreading the happiness'. Hot chocolate Friday took place for this week, with Mrs Levey enjoying a hot chocolate with the award winners.

Congratulations to:

Freddie (Milne Class); Zach (Potter Class); Rachel (Carroll Class); Erin (Dahl Class); Charlotte (Lewis Class); Jack (Shakespeare Class) 

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:


Milne Class: Alyssia for how well you have settled, adapted to school life and for effort in letters and sounds. 
Potter Class: Henry for a great attitude to learning and pays close attention to everything.
Carroll Class: Max always works well at home and school. Excellent bread making skills
Lewis Class:  James always makes the staff laugh and great mathematical skills.
Shakespeare Class:  Mia is a pleasure to be around and always has a smile on her face. Grown in confidence and a times table expert.
Tolkien Class: Issy is a pleasure to teach, her bubbly personality makes her a popular member of the class. Excellent work on her non-chronological report/ 

Sporting Achievements:
Our Sports Crew from Year 5 acted as playleaders on Thursday at a FAVSP Year 1 and Year 2 Multi-skills festival at Frodsham Leisure Centre. Leading multi-skills activities, our sports crew took on their roles most responsibly ensuring that all the children taking part had a great afternoon.

      

Friday Top Table:
The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 22nd November as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:

Heeya (Milne); Abbie (Potter); Marnie (Carroll); Innis (Dahl); Erin (Lewis); Mia B (Shakespeare) and Luke (Tolkien).

Happy Birthday 

In Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Harley, Alice and Aiden. If it was your birthday this week then we send you many happy returns too!


The Winning House Team:
The winning house team for this week was blue team (Penrith) with 913 points: red team (Coniston) second with 825 points; yellow team (Grasmere) third with 559 points and green team (Thirlmere) fourth with 460 points. Congratulations to everyone in blue team for this week.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Year 6 will be making lanterns on Tuesday ready for the Christmas Festival to be used by families who are walking in the parade. Also on Tuesday, Shakespeare class will be learning about Fire Safety.

Dahl class will be out and about on Wednesday for a Wildlife Trust Woodland Experience.

Good luck to all of our Street Dancers who will be taking part in the cluster festival at Helsby on Thursday evening.

Saturday is the Frodsham Christmas Festival so it will be "All aboard the Polar Express!" We are on stage at 5pm the lining up for the parade at 6pm. Detailed texts will be sent out towards the end of next week. Other details were in the Christmas Letter. Do remember to wear your dressing gowns!  

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15th November 2019

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

What's in the news:

Our visitors from Red Roses School - Gunjan and Krishnan - requested that the staff and children were thanked for the time, generosity and kindness following their visit to school last week. They are looking forward to sharing all their news to the staff and pupils at Red Roses School.

Mrs Allen and her family are in our thoughts and prayers this week following their recent bereavement. 

Please look out for the Christmas Festivities letter that has been sent home by Mrs Anstice. This letter details all the events that are taking place between now and the end of term. Parents need to sign up their children for these events. 

What has happened in school this week:

Hoops for Health basketball coaching took place for the children in Year 5 and Year 6 again this week. These sessions have been thoroughly enjoyed by the children taking part.

Three dragons - Mr Kilborn, Mrs Devereux-Roberts and myself - had the pleasure of having projects 'pitched' at us as part of Tolkien Class' entrepreneur projects at a special assembly on Thursday morning. This event is always a great morning in school and this year was no different. We were happy to give each group a start up grant to help them with the range of fundraising ideas they have planned. It never ceases to amaze us how confident the children  are in sharing their fundraising ideas; how well they prepare with their presentations and how they are happy to respond to questions on the spot. The entrepreneur projects can only be successful with support of school families. Please keep an eye out for information that will be sent home concerning these entrepreneur projects. They have an ambitious target to reach!

Friday has seen school supporting Children in Need 2019 adopting a bright and wacky theme for the day. Thank you to all school families for supporting this event and it is lovely to be able to report that we have raised £290 today.

What has made me smile this week:

Being presented with this littler flower from Ckara (Milne Class) made me smile lots this week. It came after I was interviewed by Milne Class about being headteacher and I was asked by Ckara 'Do you like flowers?' which I replied 'Yes and that I would be sending some flowers to Mrs Devereux-Roberts on Friday when I leave for India.' Milne Class thought that would be a good idea. Ckara then presented me with my flower on Thursday afternoon. We are so lucky to have such thoughtful children here at school.

 Headteacher Awards:

Austin (Dahl Class) for answering questions in RE so confidently and remembering key words.

Mia B (Shakespeare Class) for her Power Maths works on interpreting line graphs.

Rose (Dahl Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Erica (Dahl Class) for her accuracy in her maths work on addition.

Scarlett (Carroll Class) for her recount writing - totally independent ideas and recording.

Scarlett, Isla, Bethan, Poppy, Max B and Ella (Carroll Class) for their favourite recipe work.

Ella (Milne Class) for her super letters and sounds writing - amazing.

Ollie (Milne Class) for his super busy job task - creating a class register and taking lunchtime meal orders.

Oisin, Elizabeth, Lois and Ruby M (Tolkien Class) for their engagement in guided reading this week.

Ella Cleave, Kimberly and Ethan (Tolkien Class) for their excellent reasoning skills in maths.

Isaac, Ckara, Thomas and Jacob (Milne Class) for their super pencil control practise work.

Rosi (Shakespeare Class) for putting others before herself. 

George for super descriptive writing

Alyssia (Milne) for a fantastic Pudsey Bear mask. 

Lucie (Tolkien Class) for super participating in Guided Reading this week. 


Presentation Awards:

Annabel and Sophie (Carroll Class) for their silent letters work.

Our 'Spread the happiness' superstars:

As detailed in the 'Welcome Letter', we have started a new award celebrating 'spreading the happiness'. Hot chocolate Friday took place for this week, with Miss Fiddler enjoying a hot chocolate with the award winners. Congratulations to:

Ckara (Milne Class); Luciana (Potter Class); Scarlett (Carroll Class); Rose (Dahl Class);  James B (Lewis Class); Eloise (Shakespeare Class) and  Daisy (Tolkien Class)

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Jenson for his level of determination which he shows in class and always being helpful. 
Potter Class: Seb for being a hard worker and always wanting to achieve with a smile. 
Carroll Class: Grace for always being curious, responding to others and taking active role in guided reading
Dahl Class: Dara for always showing kindness and care for others and for taking pride in his work. 
Lewis Class: Minnie for always working hard in maths and literacy and being a great friend to others.
Shakespeare Class: George for settling well into life in Year 5 and becoming more confident and enjoying basketball. 



Sporting Achievements:

Our Sports Crew from Year 5 acted as playleaders on Thursday at a FAVSP Year 3 and Year 4 Multi-skills festival at Frodsham Leisure Centre. Leading multi-skills activities, our sports crew took on their roles most responsibly ensuring that all the children taking part had a great afternoon. A huge thank you to those parents who helped walk the children to and from the leisure centre. 

A squad of Year 6 girls took part on a 6 a side football tournament, organised by Liverpool Foundation ,on Wednesday morning this week. Organised as a Premier League Primary Stars tournament the girls played against a number of other teams. The squad - Liv, Lois, Bethany, Phoebe B, Izzy A, Elizabeth and Eva - demonstrated great skill and team ethic, winning five out of their six matches. This placed them in second position in their group and third out of 16 teams overall. This was such a superb achievement - well done girls!

Friday Top Table:

The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 15th November as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:


Oscar (Milne); Sophie (Potter); Edie (Carroll); Harley (Dahl); Mia (Lewis); Eloise (Shakespeare) and Harrison (Tolkien).

The Winning House Team:
The winning house team for this week was red team (Coniston) with 795 points: green team (Thirlmere) second with 694 points; yellow team (Grasmere) third with 592 points and blue team (Penrith) fourth with 565 points. Congratulations to everyone in red team for this week.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Mr Devereux-Roberts and Mrs McGrath sharing their news from India.

Hoops for Health Basketball session - Year 5 and Year 6 - Tuesday 19th November.

Bronze Sports Ambassadors - Helsby High School - 2 representatives from Tolkien Class - Wednesday 20th November

Shakespeare Class Assembly - Wednesday 20th November at 9am.

Year 1 and Year 2 Multi-skills Festival - Thursday 21st November - Frodsham Leisure Centre.

Big Maths workshop - Tolkien Class - Helsby High School - Thursday 21st November.

Amasing Britain's Got Talent event - Year 5 and Year 6 representatives - Friday 22nd November 

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8th November 2019

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

What's in the news:

As you know, Zac represented the North West team along with 5 other gymnasts selected from around the region. They competed last Friday at GMAC at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham against teams from 8 other regions across Great Britain. The North West team placed 5th in Britain which is a great result for their first outing as a team at a national competition.
Zac absolutely loved the experience and he learnt a lot throughout the whole selection and competition process. He’s now set his sights on qualifying again next year. 

The photograph below, of Dahl Class, was taken on our Halloween Day but if you look closely you might notice an additional member of the class. Gal Fawkes joined them for the day and was created by Miss Hall, Miss Kelly and Dahl Class. If you attended the Frodsham Firework Festival at the community centre at the weekend you might has seen our Gal Fawkes, along with other guys. It was lovely to receive the news this week that Gal had won the Guy competition and as a consequence school will receive £250. Dahl Class are looking forward to purchasing Forest School resources with the prize money. 

What has happened in school this week:

We have welcomed two members of staff - Gunjan and Krishnan  - from our partner school Red Roses this week. They certainly have been kept very busy and we have loved having them with us in school. Their week with us began at the weekend, with a visit to the Frodsham Firework Festival on the Saturday and then a visit to Llandudno on Sunday. Monday afternoon saw them in school for the first time, touring the school and meeting all members of the teaching staff. A welcome assembly took place on Tuesday morning, which comprised of songs and all classes sharing aspects of their learning undertaken this term so far. Visits to all the classes then dominated their time on Tuesday afternoon,  Wednesday and Thursday morning. Responding to questions from the children and delivering teaching sessions formed part of their time in classes. Visits to Helsby High School, Frodsham CE, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and Chester dominated their time on Thursday afternoon and Friday. It is amazing to see how our partnership is developing and Mrs McGrath and myself are looking forward to flying out to India next Friday to undertake a range of teaching opportunities at Red Roses. We wish Gunjan and Krishnan a safe flight home to India n Saturday evening, having spent the day in London visiting the sights with the Anstice family. I must extend my thanks to all members of the staff who have entertained our visitors during their stay so willingly.

We took delivery of new equipment for our EYFS outdoor area during the half term break. Mrs Hughes, Mr McCarvel and Mr Pye spent Monday assembling the larger pieces of equipment which was no easy task. The new quipment looks great and the children in Milne Class are loving exploring it. A huge thank you to Mr Pye, Mr McCarvel and Mrs Hughes for being just fabulous on Monday. The purchase of this new equipment has been part funded by money raised by fundraising events organised by the PTA last year so thank you to you all for supporting these events.

Milne Class enjoyed working with sparklers on Bonfire Day - all very sensible and confident. Our visitors from Red Rosed enjoyed this session enormously.

The first of three basketball coaching sessions took place on Tuesday morning this week, as part of our involvement in the Hoops for Health programme run by @CHeshireNIx. We will be slecting a squad to take part in a tournament in the forthcoming weeks.

Our community Open Morning took place on Thursday morning and it was really lovely sharing the learning that was taking place in school with prospective parents. The morning ran very smoothly thanks to our Year 6 guides who showed our visitors around school - demonstrating themselves to be wonderful ambassadors for our school. The lovely comments we received about school and our year 6 guides was overwhelming. We are very proud of all that is special about our school.

On our Open Morning Carroll Class escaped to the Pizza Express Restaurant at Cheshire Oaks to develop their understanding of food preparation and using fresh ingredients. As you can see from the photographs, the children had an amazing morning - as did some of the parent helpers too!


What has made me smile this week:

Having our visitors - Gunjan and Krishnan - in school this week has made me smile lots.

Headteacher Awards:

Phoebe (Potter Class) for her excellent Tranmere Rovers project work.

Ellie (Carroll Class) for her super Malteser Cheesecake recipe.

Sophie E (Carroll Class) for all her extra reading undertaken at home.

Alfie (Carroll Class) for his super diary entry writing.

Fred (Shakespeare Class) for his outstanding France and Belgium residential scrapbook.

Layla and Maya (Dahl Class) for the amazing improvement in their handwriting.

Euan (Dahl Class) for his super work on prepositions in literacy.

Ruby P (Tolkien Class) for her resilience in her maths work.

Kimberly (Tolkien Class) for her super effort in her arithmetic work.

Heeya (Milne Class) for confidently singing an Indian song to Year 4 and Year 6.

Presentation Awards:

Robyn and Ella Carter (Tolkien Class) for their arithmetic work in Maths.


Our 'Spread the happiness' superstars:

As detailed in the 'Welcome Letter', we have started a new award celebrating 'spreading the happiness'. Hot chocolate Friday took place for this week, with Mr Devereux-Roberts enjoying a hot chocolate with the award winners. Congratulations to:

 Phoebe (Milne Class); Joey (Potter Class);  Ellie (Carroll Class); Pearl (Dahl Class); Jessie (Lewis Class); Harry (Shakespeare Class) and Liv (Tolkien Class)

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: James for completing lots of busy jobs and never failing to make the staff smile.
Potter Class: Erica for growing in confidence and showing great determination.
Carroll Class: Fearne for being the first to offer help to others and her lovely literacy work.
Dahl Class: Sophie for her maturity; her super art work and her amazing ideas.
Lewis Class: Ava R for settling into Year 4 so well and being a super team player.
Shakespeare Class: Harry for his super bonfire poem; his kindness and his super attitude to learning.
Tolkien Class: Elizabeth for her positive attitude; being a super role model and her resilience.

 
Sporting Achievements:

We had two squads of footballers participating on tournaments this week at Frodsham Leisure Centre. Our Year 4 squad - Aiden, Will, Freddie, Tom, Alfie P, James B-H, James B, Ben, Zac C and Ryley - completed against other local schools in the tournament. Due to the absolutely horrendous weather on Thursday the event was held in the Leisure Centre and we had to create two 5-a-side teams. Great team performances all round with one of our teams - Will, Aiden, Ben, Ryley and Freddie - taking the bronze medal position. Super congratulations to both teams,

Our Year 5 and Year 6 squad - Olivia, Lois, Marcus, Harry, Jacob, Liam, Zane, Ashton, Joshua and Oscar - also played against local schools in the tournament. Again this event had to take place inside with the team demonstrating great skill and team ethic. Although not ending in am medal position, super congratulations to them all.

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

Phoebe (Milne); Erica(Potter);  Kian (Carroll); Austin (Dahl); Jessie  (Lewis); Eliot A (Shakespeare) and Liv (Tolkien).


The Winning House Team:
The winning house team for this week was red team (Coniston) with 780 points: blue team (Penrith) second with 715 points; yellow team (Grasmere) third with 665 points and green team (Thirlmere) fourth with 613 points. Congratulations to everyone in red team for this week.


Happy Birthday:
In our special Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Izzy E. Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week and next too.


What we are looking forward to next week:

Remembrance Day celebrations - Monday 11th November.

Hoops for Health Basketball Training - Year 5 and Year 6 - Tuesday 12th November,

Year 6 Girls Football Tournament - Liverpool Foundation - Wednesday 13th November.

Year 6 Entrepreneur Assembly - Thursday 14th November @ 9am.

Year 3 and Year 4 Multi-skills festival - Frodsham Leisure Centre - Thursday 14th November.

CHILDREN IN NEED DAY - FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER - FUNKY FRIDAY 

Mrs McGrath and Mr Devereux-Roberts fly out to India - Friday 15th November.

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25th October 2019

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

What's in the news:

We welcomed Eva and her family to Year 4 on Monday 14th October. She has been made to feel most welcome by everyone in Year 4 and it's lovely to see how quickly she settled in. We will be welcoming another new member to Year 4 after term break. We look forward to greeting Maisie and her family on the 5th November. These new additions to school will take our school roll to 213.

Thank you to all those families who purchased books at our recent Book Fair which has earned us 40% commission on total sales. Mrs Pye is looking forward to purchasing new books to replenish books in class library areas. Oscar (Shakespeare Class, Jack O (Lewis Class) and Lucy (Dahl Class) were the winners of the book raffle and each received books.

Thank you for the very positive response to Parental Conferences. I know all members of the teaching staff appreciated having the opportunity of sharing how the children had settled into their new classes. If for any reason you were unable to make an appointment then please contact school so that an appointment can be made for after half term.

On our return after the half term break, we will be hosting two members so staff from our partner school Red Roses, New Delhi. We have an excited week planned for them both in our school, local schools and visiting local places of significant interest.

Following our recent Parent Governor nomination process, it is a pleasure to confirm that Mrs Sarah Finlay ( mum of Vianne in Potter Class) will commence a four year term as governor. We look forward to welcoming her to her first Governing Body meeting after the half term break. We extend our thanks to Mrs Liz Lynch who has served the Governing Body for the last four years with dedication, passion and professionalism.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE AN INSET DAY ON THE 4TH NOVEMBER. SCHOOL WILL RE-OPEN FOR THE CHILDREN ON TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER


What has happened in school this week:

Year 5 and Year 6 took part in the 'Hoops for Health' programme delivered by Cheshire Phoenix Basketball Club on Wednesday this week. Undertaking three workshops, the children developed their basketball skills and learnt all about the harmful effects of smoking. Three professional players from @CheshireNix delivered the sessions which is always great. Three coaching sessions will be delivered to the children in Year 5 and Year after the half term break. A squad will then be selected to take part in a tournament prior to a forthcoming home game. All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the workshops.

Milne Class celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali on Thursday afternoon and had an a most amazing time thanks to kindness and generosity of Mrs Parikh (Heeya's mummy) who came into school to celebrate this festival with the children. They explored Rangoli patterns, tasted traditional Indian snacks, dressed up in traditional Indian clothes, had Mehndi patterns drawn on their hands and created their own divas. It was a wonderful afternoon and would like to send a huge thank you to Heeya's family for making this afternoon so very special for all the children in Milne Class.

What an incredible Halloween Day we have had in school on Friday! Organised by the School Council to raise money for CANsupport Hospice in Halton Hospital, all the children and staff created a very spooky feel in school. I would have to say the children looked absolutely amazing so thank you to all our parents for supporting our Halloween fundraising day. The School Council are delighted to let you know that we raised £200 today - so thank you to all our school families for making a donation to a very vital provision at Halton Hospital.

Tolkien Class Talent afternoon kept us entertained on the last afternoon of the first half term. Congratulations to all the acts who took part - Alysha, Alice, Oisin, Robyn, Amelia, Ruby P, Elizabeth, Issy A, Ella C, Ella G, Eva, Rhys and Edith. The School Council judges, along with Miss Fiddler, declared Alice as runner-up and Ella C, Eva, Rhys, Edith and Ella G as the winning act.

What has made me smile this week:

When one of the children in Milne Class was holding my hand at breaktime and counted the number of rings on my fingers and said ' How many people have you married?'!!!! 

Headteacher Awards:


Imogen and Eloise (Shakespeare Class) for being the first team to complete the mathematical murder challenge.

Imogen and Jack (Shakespeare Class) for their jungle relative clauses sentences. 

Sophie and Aidan (Carroll Class) for their super recipes.

Ella G, Alice, Eva and Ella Cleave (Tolkien Class) for their science investigation on reflecting a beam of light.

Vade and Jenson (Milne Class) for their fabulous Rangoli patterns.

Joseph K (Dahl Class) for his developing independence as a writer.

Vade and Jenson (Milne Class) for their amazing Rangoli patterns.

Mia W and Daniel (Shakespeare Class) for their super jungle description writing.

Sophie (Dahl Class) for being a super helper in class.

Betsey (Potter Class) for her amazing letter to Erin.

Joseph W (Dahl Class) for sharing his lovely ideas in class.

Our 'Spread the happiness' superstars:

As detailed in the 'Welcome Letter', we have started a new award celebrating 'spreading the happiness'. Hot chocolate Friday took place for the eighth time this week, with Mr Devereux-Roberts enjoying a hot chocolate with the award winners. Congratulations to:


Vade (Milne Class); Sophie (Potter Class); Ethan (Carroll Class); Adam (Dahl Class); Alfie P (Lewis Class); Elliott B (Shakespeare Class) and Izzy G  (Tolkien Class)

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Henry for his amazing rhyming ability. 
Potter Class: Isaac for his amazing Science work.
Carroll Class: Elliott for his excellent attitude and enthusiasm to all areas of his school work. 
Dahl Class: Jakob for carrying out lots of additional tasks in literacy.
Lewis Class: Aiden for excellent manners, team work and super maths skills. 
Shakespeare Class: Liam for his enthusiasm in science and jungle sentences with relative clauses. 
Tolkien Class: Ethan for superb resilience and a continuous positive attitude to school life.

Sporting Achievements:

A squad of Quicksticks players from Year 5 and year 6 took part in a tournament at Neston Hockey Club on Thursday afternoon. Five high intensity games for the squad resulting in a win, a draw and three losses. All members of the squad played superbly - great team ethos, grit and determination on display. Super congratulations to Oisin, Elizabeth, Ruby P, Sam, Liam and Lochlan. 


Friday Top Table:

The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 25th October as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:


Abigail (Milne); Katie (Potter); Sophie E (Carroll); Tom (Dahl); Minnie (Lewis); Oscar (Shakespeare) and Phoebe B (Tolkien).

The Winning House Team:

The winning house team for this week was red team (Coniston) with 746 points: yellow team (Grasmere) second with 669 points; blue team (Penrith) third with 654 points and green team (Thirlmere) fourth with 455 points. Congratulations to everyone in red team for this week.

Happy Birthday:

In our special Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Charlotte, Lilia, Ella Cleave, Ella R, Abigail S and Austin. Many happy returns from us all if you have celebrated your birthday this week and next too.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Looking forward to the half term break and spending time with our family.

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