Happy New Year! I hope that you had a lovely Christmas and we wish you all the best for 2012.
We aim to plan an exciting and stimulating curriculum for your
children with a lot of the work linking together in topics or themes.
This makes the learning more meaningful for your children as they can
make links between subjects. You have the details of your child’s
curriculum in the ‘Booklet for Parents’ which you received at the
beginning of the school year (or in the reception parent’s pack) – this
is a useful reference throughout the year and will help you to help your
child. There is also a link to this booklet through the website: www.laneend.stockport.sch.uk.
Knowing your child’s theme should help you talk to them about their
work. Sometimes there is just one main theme for a term and sometimes
more. The themes for this term are listed below:
Teddies and Toys
Homes and Materials
The Seaside – past and present
Weather Around the World
Energy and the Environment
The Romans (Invaders and Settlers)
Rights and Responsibilities
Thank you for supporting your child at home, it really does make a
tremendous difference to their education. Children should be reading
each night and completing their homework on time. Please also remember
to regularly log on to our VLE and the web-based learning tools we
subscribe to such as ‘Mathletics’ and ‘Curriculum Visions’ to get the
most out of the online learning available to your child.
French Club and Gym Club start today (Wednesday 4th January) and Junior Sports Stars football starts tomorrow (Thursday 5th January). No other clubs are on this week and we will send home a new club
list and letters later this week. Unfortunately, Duncan Collins, who
took the tennis club is now no longer able to commit to the time after
school, however I am pleased to say that we have a new tennis coach –
Susan Morrison, who will be running the club from next Friday for Year 1
and 2 at the same time of 3:15-4pm.
Parent Governor Election
Congratulations to Vanessa Morrissey, who has been elected as our
new Parent-Governor. Thank you very much to the other two parents who
applied as well. I am very pleased that we have parents willing to put
themselves forward to help the school in this way, it is very much
Welcome back to Mrs Chamberlain who has returned to school after her
maternity leave. A big thank you to Miss Joseph for doing such a good
job teaching Class 2 while Mrs Chamberlain was away – Miss Joseph will
also be covering Mrs Love’s maternity leave from March.
Useful Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 4th January School Re-opens after Christmas
Wednesday 11th January Year 6 SATs/Robinwood Meeting – 7pm
Monday 6th February Year 6 to Robinwood
Wednesday 8th February Year 6 back from Robinwood
Monday 6th February Year 5 Parent-Teacher Interviews – later night
Wednesday 8th February Year 5 Parent-Teacher Interviews
Friday 10th February School Closes for Half Term
Monday 20th February INSET
Tuesday 21st February School Re-opens after half term
Tuesday 6th March Parent-Teacher Interviews – later night
Wednesday 7th March Parent-Teacher Interviews
Thursday 15th March Full Governing Body Meeting – 6:30pm (observers welcome)
Friday 23rd March PTA Sports Relief Disco
Friday 30th March School Closes for Easter
Monday 16th April School Re-opens after Easter
Year 6 parents – please note the date of the Year 6 SATs/Robinwood Meeting: Wednesday 11th January at 7pm.
Year 5 parents – please note the different dates for the Year 5 Parent-Teacher Interviews: Monday 6th and Wednesday 8th February (before Mrs Love’s maternity leave).
The next meeting is on Monday 16th January at 7:30pm – everyone is welcome!
PTA Theatre Night – A letter will be coming home soon from the PTA about a PTA Theatre Night - "Black
Comedy" a farce by Peter Shaffer, Monday 23rd January 7.45pm at Players
Theatre, Anfield Road, Cheadle Hulme, Tickets £7.50.
The PTA funded benches have been installed in the playground
for the children (and waiting parents!) to use. Thank you very much to
the PTA for funding these – without PTA support (both help and parents
attending events) we wouldn’t have the money for a lot of the ‘extras’
that they provide.
We aim to be approachable and work in
partnership with parents, so if there is anything you wish to discuss,
please do not hesitate to come and talk to us.