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Year 6 will be visiting Manchester Museum. More information here…Manchester Museum 20 April 2017
Our Year 3 pupils will be demonstrating their Samba skills on Monday at 2:30pm. Parents, grandparents and family friends welcome – be warned, it will be very loud!
The musical extravaganza will also feature our fantastic year 6 recorder group and trio of amazing guitar players.
A letter has been sent home about a Year 5 iPad training session for parents on Wednesday 29th March 2017.
Read the letter here
iPad meeting for Year 5 Parents is this Wednesday 22nd March 2017
between 6 and 7pm.
An exciting parent meeting about year 5 pupils taking their iPads home. The letter and documents sent home on Monday are below.
Parent Reminder Letter 2017
Russell Scott Primary School iPad AUP 2017
Year 5 insurance schedule NPP
Year 5 insurance schedule Pupil Premium
As part of our work on rivers and the water cycle, we have arranged an educational visit to Longdendale Environmental Centre to support and extend pupils’ learning.
You may be interested in this fundraising event (please note this is nothing to do with school):
Tameside Outdoor Movie Night @ Crown Point North
Crown Point North, Denton, M34 3JP
– See more at: https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/local/tameside/whats-on/tameside-outdoor-movie-night#sthash.BNcSyDd3.dpuf
The School Council would like all children to join them in raising money to improve people’s lives in the UK and Africa. Come to school on Friday 24th March with crazy hair and red clothes. Please bring a £1 donation.
Our annual Easter competitions will be held after the holidays on Thursday 20th April. Good luck everyone! More information here… School Council News March
The news from Russell Scott!
Newsletter Spring 1
A time travelling Viking will be visiting Russell Scott next week -what a great way for our year 5 children to experience and learn about history!
All Parents and Carers will be pleased to know that Nursery will be open on Monday 27th February 2017 at normal times.
There are lots of exciting reading events coming up at school over the next few weeks. All children should bring home a letter before the half term break. We would love it if you could join us in school and help us to promote a love of reading.
HALF TERM CHALLENGE – Send us a photo of yourself reading your favourite book. We want to build a community display to show how much we all love reading, so we would also like photos of your family reading too. Know anyone in the community who can help, or anyone famous? Why not write to an idol and see if you can get a photo of them reading? Send your pictures to email@example.com
Don’t forget to tell us the name of the person reading, and which class they are associated to.
WORLD BOOK DAY THURSDAY 2ND MARCH – All children are invited to come to school dressed as a character from a book. There will be lots of prizes to be won!
BOOK SWAP THURSDAY 2ND MARCH – Have an old book that you have finished with? Bring it to school and swap it at our book swap. Go home with something different!
READING MORNING FOR YEARS 1 AND 2 TUESDAY 28th FEBRUARY
Parents/Carers are invited to join us in the classroom at the start of our day. Share stories and reading games with us. 9.00 -9.25
READING BREAKFAST YEARS 3,4,5,6. WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH OR FRIDAY 3RD MARCH – YOU CHOOSE.
Parents/Carers are invited to join us to find out how to support older children with their reading at home. Once your child has been registered in class, they will join you in the hall to play some fun reading games. As a special treat, a breakfast snack will be available. 9.00-9.45
STORY + RHYMES IN RECEPTION MONDAY 6TH MARCH OR TUESDAY 7TH MARCH – YOU CHOOSE.
Parents/Carers are invited to join us in the classroom at the start of our day. Share stories and rhymes with us. 9.00 – 9.30
NURSERY STAY AND PLAY WEDNESDAY 15TH MARCH AM 9.00-9.45 PM 12.20-1.15
Parents/Carers are invited to join us for a story and lots of fun activities to do together.
NURSERY BOOKSTART TALK TUESDAY 28TH MARCH AM 11.20 – 11.40PM 12.20 – 12.40
Parents/Carers are invited to join us for a talk about the importance of sharing books with your child, and collect a FREE book to take home.
13TH – 16TH MARCH After school and during Parents’ Appointments. Come and see us in the studio.
Pupils in Year 1, 2 and 3 are invited to the school disco on Thursday 16th February from 5pm to 6:15pm. The disco for pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6 starts at 6:30pm and finishes at 8pm.
Please complete the slip on the letter and send it along with your child on Thursday night.
School Disco years 1, 2 and 3
School Disco years 4, 5 and 6
Dear parents and carers,
We are really sorry to announce that nursery will need to be closed for another week whilst the contractors continue their work. The flood has caused a lot of damage, much more than we initially thought. The EYFS staff have been working hard to think of ways in which we can support you during this time. Next week we will offer the following:
Every day – the studio will be open 8.50 – 9.10 and 3.10-3.30 for you to change your library books.
Tuesday – join us for Mums and Tots 9.15 – 10.45 in the studio.
Wednesday – join us for a walk to the park 1.30 meet outside the studio. Parents/carers must accompany the children. All welcome – child minders, toddlers etc.
Thursday – join us for a walk to the library 9.00 meet outside the studio. Parents/carers must accompany the children. All welcome – child minders, toddlers etc.
We are really looking forward to seeing you soon. Don’t forget about the farm tomorrow – drop in any time between 12.15 and 1.15. The farm will be on the staff car park.
If your child is in Year 2 or Year 6 they will be formally assessed in reading, writing, mathematics and science later this year. For Year 6, this means sitting maths, reading, spelling and grammar tests over the space of four days, as well as producing (over the next few months) a number of quality pieces of writing independently. In Year 2, pupils complete written tests but these only form part of the final assessment.
We are holding two parent meetings to explain the assessment process and most importantly, how you can help.
Year 2 – Thursday February 16th at 5pm
Year 6 – Thursday February 16th at 6:30pm
Follow this link for more information
SATs Meeting Yr 2
SATs Meeting Yr 6
There are a number of urban myths circulating regarding the nursery flood that we need to inform you about.
Between last Friday evening the 27th January and the following Monday morning we had a burst in the nursery store room where the cold water feed to a radiator blew off and water then ran continually until the water was cut off first thing on Monday morning. This has caused considerable damage to our newly refurbished nursery and is still drying out ready for work to start next week. All the carpets are being taken up, skirting and architraves removed, furniture and kitchen units skipped. It’s heart-breaking to see such a mess but the contractors are geared up ready to start as soon as the area is dry and we’ll be as good as new. We are very sorry but nursery is closed until further notice and we will keep you updated as work progresses. Activities and ideas for keeping the children occupied are on the EYFS blog http://2016eyfs.russellscottblogs.net/
On Wednesday evening an internal manhole in the KS1 toilets failed due to a blockage in the drains and contaminated water flooded the toilet area and into the area outside the classrooms. The cleaning team who were working on the nursery were able to contain the flood and the area was sealed off until it was completely and thoroughly cleaned and sanitised. The children were not in school when this flood occurred and were able to access their classrooms the following morning without entering the contaminated area. You know we would not compromise your children’s safety so the whole area is being cleaned and sanitised, top to bottom by deep cleaning experts who are in school now.
Please accept our sincere apologies but these problems are outside our direct control and are being dealt with as quickly as possible.
Elaine Healey, Chair of Governors.
Unfortunately, due to the severity of the flood, nursery will remain closed for the rest of the week. Please visit the EYFS blog for some activity ideas to try at home.
Nursery will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday 31st Jan) and possibly Wednesday due to flooding. We will keep you informed.
Unfortunately, due to a flood over the weekend, we are unable to open our nursery today Monday 30th January. The rest of the school, including reception, is open as normal. We will keep you updated.
Would you like to tell pupils all about your job during National Careers Week? Read this letter for more information.