Manifold Church of England Academy 6th January 2017 - Spring edition 1:

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a good start to 2017.

We have been enjoying listening to the children’s recounts of the festive seasons, especially the delicious treats they left out for Father Christmas!

A special welcome to our new children and their families: Eloise, Joseph and Matthew. We hope you will all be happy and settle in soon.

After school clubs:

Thank you to all those who have returned their forms and money. Please return any forms by Monday 9th January. We will be reviewing the clubs on offer at February half term. We have introduced a cookery club this half term for Early Years and Key Stage one in response to the children’s requests.

Staffing:

Mrs Harris has informed me that she has been given a new sick note until February 10th. We hope she is feeling better soon.

Miss Perry was unfortunately poorly over the holidays and unable to return to school this week. Early years was covered by Mrs Ackers on Wednesday, then Mrs Robinson on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Marchant supported in there each morning.

Next week:

Years 2, 3, 4: Miss Easter is on a First aid course on Monday. Miss Perry will be covering her class for the day.

EYFS: Mrs Robinson will be teaching in early years on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Miss Perry will hopefully be back in properly on Thursday and Friday.

Year 1: Miss Danforth will be teaching year 1 all week with the exception of Thursday morning when Mrs Ackers will be covering.

If you have any questions or concerns, please remember we have an open door policy.

Monies:

A polite reminder, please make sure any monies are sent in in a clearly labelled envelope. Please send this in on a Monday where possible and by Thursday at the very latest.

Homework:

We have decided to purchase Education City homework for the remainder of this academic year. Thank you to all those who provided feedback. Data analysis showed that the majority of children accessed the site. We are aware that some people struggled to access the site due to no flash player. This can be bypassed by downloading puffin. If you are still struggling, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help. Homework will start again next week.

Uniform:

Thank you for supporting us with our school uniform. Uniform order forms will be sent home next week if you are running short on supplies. Please remember long hair should be tied up and lines cut in to the hair are not permitted.

Birthdays:

Happy birthday to Fred (21st December), Jack G and Mrs Marchant (4th January) and Daisy (6th January)