The pupils at Manley Park have had a busy and exciting time at school. The end of the summer term is fast approaching and soon it will be time for the pupils to move into the next year group. In order to ensure their transition from one class to the next is smooth and stress- free, we have planned two whole school transition days. This will give the children an opportunity to build up relationships with their new teachers and teaching assistants. It will also ensure that they can settle into their new classroom and start to learn new things, which will create a positive start for them in September.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Manchester City Council and Julie Hicklin (SEND Lead) are supporting the Caribbean and African Health Network to run an event at Alexandra Park. Attached is their flyer with more information.
The GM NHS 70 and Windrush 70 Health Walk and Festival will take place at Alexandra Park, M16 7JL, 12pm to 5pm, 23 June. The event will include cultural workshops, fun and entertainment as well as health information and health checks.
To register for the health walk, please click on this link. http://www.cahn.org.uk/events.html
The pupils in Year 2 are coming to the end of four amazing years at the Infant Department, and are getting ready for their next challenge – the move to the Junior Department!
In order to ensure their transition from the Infants to the Junior Department is smooth and
enjoyable, we have planned a series of transition visits.
It has been brought to our attention that some children at school are playing the video game Fortnite and Fortnite: Battle Royale at home and unsupervised. We write this letter to outline the type of content and themes that your child will be exposed to if you choose to let them play this game.
With the recent success of the Commonwealth Games, we have a new and exciting opportunity that has become available for the children at Manley Park for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6; the introduction of the ‘Summer Sports Club’.
With warmer weather (hopefully) on its way, the club will be running every Friday 3:30-4:30pm in the playground.
In the club your child will learn the skills for sports as seen in the Commonwealth Games; basketball/netball, athletics events, badminton/hockey, along with other traditional summer sports such as cricket/rounders/tennis etc.
The club will start on Friday 27th April and will take place every Friday until 13th July. The cost per session is £2 per session. This means for the 10 weeks of term remaining the total charge would be £20, which is payable via ParentPay.
We wrote to you recently to tell you of the devastating news that our close friend and former colleague had sadly passed away, Miss Joanne L. Herbert. It has been a very upsetting time for us all at school in coming to terms with the loss of Joanne, which I am sure you understand.
As a school we want to celebrate the life of Miss Herbert and the contribution that she made to developing the lives of so many children and families within our community. In marking her profound contribution we will be holding an event which combines two of her great passions.
Joanne was an avid reader and always had a book on the go. She would share her learning with us all on what was currently the book(s) of the month. We would really love to contribute to the legacy of Joanne by supporting her school, Medlock Primary, in not only acquiring a bus but converting its shell into a library, full of fantastic books for the children to read and relish, in her name.
Dear Parents and Carers, Over the last year we have made considerable changes to IT teaching and Learning and to our iPads to make them safer and better for our children and staff to use. Some of these changes have been:
- Consistent e-Safety session taught in each class across school at the start of each half term, developing the children’s understanding of how to use technology safely and securely
- Thorough assessment of risk to all apps on the by the IT team and Headteacher. Any apps that have not passed our stringent risk assessments have been removed.
- Safari has been removed from the infant site iPads, so children at the infant site do not currently have access to an internet search browser.
As many of you know, Manley Park uses ClassDojo as a communication app for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and students who use it to share photos, videos, and updates throughout the school day. We use ClassDojo to work together as a team, share classroom experiences, and bring big ideas to life in our classrooms and homes. We want to build a positive culture where students are engaged, encouraged, and love learning! We want all parents to be part of our classroom and school community, seeing what we’re learning every day.
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had a number of concerns shared with us over the last few months about parking and vehicles using the roads outside of school especially concerning zigzag lines, parking across drives and performing ‘u turns’ in the road. Therefore, I felt that it would be of benefit to share with you some information.
We want this to feel a positive experience for your child. When discussing this in class, we are referring to the week as their opportunity to show off all that they have learned within these subjects. Our curriculum in year 6 has been following the whole school themes and has included a broad range of subjects. However, with the dates (14/5/18-17/5/18) getting ever closer, we feel it is only fair to begin to equip your children with they test skills they will require to feel
confident throughout this week.
We are delighted to announce that Manley Park will be celebrating Earth Hour once again this year. This event has proved very popular each year with our children, staff, parents and the wider community. It is an opportunity to think and reflect about our planet earth and how to look after it.