Newsletter - 2015 June 26

Allanson Street Primary School Newsletter
26 June 2015


This week:

On Monday morning Year 2 visited Haydock High for a sports event.
Tuesday A rugby tournament took place all day at Newton Sports Club and Year 4 had a great visit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. During the evening our Thriller dance groups performed 2 amazing routines at the Theatre Royal. Well done!
Wednesday Year 1 travelled to Liverpool to visit the Philharmonic Hall, Albert Dock and the World Museum as part of their cultural pathway.
Thursday Y5 children enjoyed a morning of sports coaching with Liverpool Football Club.
Friday A few Year 5 children are taking part in a cricket tournament at Ruskin Drive.
During the afternoon our Reception children will enjoy a visit from an amniotronic dog and will be advised on how to behave with real dogs!

Week beginning 29 June:
On Monday a group will visit Year 5 to bring some reptiles into class to show to the children.
At the end of the day the choir will perform for their parents. Please come along if you can.
On Tuesday our Nursery afternoon children will enjoy a trip to Liverpool.
On Wednesday our School Nurse, Sophie will be in school and invites any parent to ‘drop-in’ and speak with her. If you have any worries about your child or would like some advice, Sophie will be available from 2.30 pm.

Thursday 2 July Sports Day! Juniors (9.30 – 11.30 am) and Infants (1.30 – 2.30 pm). Children can come to school in their PE kits. Please provide a sun hat for your child to wear. Staff will be selling hot and cold drinks for spectators. School will provide water and a snack for all the children taking part. Based on the weather forecast, we will take a decision by 8.30am on the day if the event can go ahead. We realize that this can be very inconvenient if parents have taken time off work but the safety of the children while taking part is our priority. If we need to postpone, our reserve day is Monday 6th July at the same times.

On Friday our Nursery morning children will enjoy a trip to Liverpool and during the morning our Year 5 children will go to Cineworld to watch their films created earlier in the year.

Information – The start time for the Year 6 Leavers’ BBQ on Thursday 16 July has been changed to 5.30 pm.

Year 6 production will now take place over 2 evenings (and not an afternoon) Monday 13th July and Tuesday 14th July.

Head Lice – ONCE A WEEK TAKE A PEEK
Please can all parents and carers check their children’s hair for head lice every week.

Newsletter - 2015 June 19

Allanson Street Primary School Newsletter
19 June 2015


This week:

On Tuesday afternoon our netball teams had matches at St Barts. Well done to all the players who looked fabulous in our new kits and showed off their developing netball skills. We won one match and lost the other two but enjoyed the experience!

On Thursday, Y1 and Y2 invited male relatives to join in a craft afternoon to celebrate Fathers’ Day. They had a wonderful afternoon. Thank you to everyone who was able to come along.

On Thursday Year 5 enjoyed another afternoon session with players of Lancashire cricket.

On Thursday evening the young citizens of St Helens primary schools gathered at the Town Hall to celebrate good citizenship. Our choir performed brilliantly and the awards were presented by Mike Palin, Chief Executive of St Helens Council and Andy Dempsey, Director of CYPS. Thomas Waring was presented the Allanson Street Primary School Young Citizen Award. Congratulations to Thomas!

Week beginning 22 June:
On Monday morning Year 2 will visit Haydock High for a sports event.
Tuesday A rugby tournament will take place all day at Newton Sports Club and Year 4 will visit the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Tuesday evening the Thriller dance groups will be performing in the Theatre Royal.
Wednesday This is a transition day at Hope Academy for some of our Year 6 pupils.
Year 1 will go to Liverpool to visit the Philharmonic Hall, Albert Dock and the World Museum as part of their cultural pathway.
The parents of nursery children (morning session) are invited to a Charlie and Lola Activity in the Thompson Centre 9 – 11 am.
Thursday Y5 children will enjoy a morning of sports coaching with Liverpool Football Club.
Friday A few Year 5 children will take part in a cricket tournament at Ruskin Drive.
During the afternoon our Reception children will enjoy a visit from an amniotronic dog and will be advised on how to behave with real dogs!

Information – The start time for the Year 6 Leavers’ BBQ on Thursday 16 July has been changed to 5.30 pm.
Year 6 production will now take place over 2 evenings (and not an afternoon) Monday 13th July and Tuesday 14th July.

Head Lice – ONCE A WEEK TAKE A PEEK
Please can all parents and carers check their children’s hair for head lice every week.

Newsletter - 2015 June 5

Allanson Street Primary School Newsletter
5 June 2015


This week:
On Monday
our Nursery held an open day which was well attended by parents of children who will join us in September.

On Wednesday and Thursday and Friday, staff took our Nursery children for a walk around the local area in small groups. Well done to Scarlett, Kaitlyn, Olivia, Lilly and Leo from Year 2 who tried extremely hard in a gymnastics competition on Wednesday. They performed their routines well.

On Thursday a team from school took part in a ‘High 5’ Netball tournament at Rainford High School. They played extremely well but unfortunately were knocked out in the semi finals.

On Friday, 8 children from Year 6 went to Ruskin Drive for a Cricket Tournament. During Friday, Eaves Primary visited our school to play against our children in a table tennis competition.

Week beginning 8 June:


Tuesday
Year 2 will visit the Walker Art Gallery as part of their cultural pathway. Y4DB will be going to the Saints Smart School and some Year 6 pupils will take part in a Rounders Tournament at Bleak Hill Primary.
At 5.15 pm the Resources and Business Planning Committee of the governors will meet.
Friday Year 5 are having a Victorian Day and many of our Year 4 children will leave school to go on this year’s PGL Holiday at Boreatton Park. We hope they all have a lovely time.

Head Lice – ONCE A WEEK TAKE A PEEK
Please can I ask that all parents and carers check their children’s hair for head lice every week. Unless every parent takes this problem seriously and checks their child’s hair then head lice will continue to spread quickly between the children and understandably this is very frustrating for parents. Using conditioner and a fine comb is a good way of removing any lice (avoiding harsh chemical treatments) and we still have some specially designed kits available free in school for this purpose. Please call in and ask Miss Gregory for a kit if this will help. Please can all girls come to school with their hair tied back as this will help in preventing a spread. Please help us to minimize this problem in school.

Newsletter - 2015 May 22

Allanson Street Primary School Newsletter
22 May 2015


This week:
On Thursday evening the children and staff returned from the school visit to Paris. The trip was a huge success and the children all had an amazing time. Well done to all the children for their excellent behavior, endless enthusiasm and outstanding bravery.
Those children who did not to go to Paris have had a lovely week enjoying various activities in and out of school.
Thank you to all the staff who have given their time to organizing and accompanying these events and trips for the Year 6 pupils.
A huge well done to the Year 6 football team who beat St Barts 2-1 in a football match.
5 children from Year 2 took part in a multi-skills competition at Lansbury Bridge this week. Well done to Toby, Callum, Kenzie, Mason and Kiera who worked extremely hard in all events.

School closes today for our half term Whit Holiday. We return to school on Monday 1 June 2015.

Week beginning 1 June:

Monday Nursery closed all day as there will be new intake meetings in school.
Tuesday Nursery open as usual.
Wednesday 9.30 – 12 – Five of our Year 2 children will take part in a gym competition
Thursday High 5 Netball Tournament at Rainford High.
Friday A Table Tennis competition will take place in school against Eaves Primary

Nursery Provision September 2015
Can we again remind you that we are now able to offer wrap-around provision within our nursery setting from September 2015. Please let school know if you require this provision in September for your child in nursery. If you know any parents who may be interested in this provision and they have not applied for a nursery place then place let them know and they need wish to re-apply for a place in our nursery.

Newsletter - 2015 May 15

Allanson Street Primary School Newsletter
15 May 2015


This week:
Year 5 took part in an engineering workshop at Haydock Park on Wednesday where they worked in teams to build and operate a crane that demonstrates how gears, pulleys, pneumatics and hydraulics work!! The pupils then got time to explore the crane convention and were given lots of ‘freebies’ from various stands which they loved. It looks like they had an amazing day!

The pupils from Year 6 have completed their SATs this week. The attitude of all the pupils has been excellent and they have approached the tests with maturity and resilience. Well done to them all. We will wait for the results on 7th July.

Some Year 2 pupils have taken part in a multi-skills event at Lansbury Bridge school.

Next week:
Year 6 Some pupils and staff leave for Paris on Sunday evening (returning Thursday evening) and the other pupils have a week of fun activities planned in school. We feel sure a good time will be had at home and abroad.

Nursery Provision September 2015
Can we again remind you that we are now able to offer wrap-around provision within our nursery setting from September 2015. Please let school know if you require this provision in September for your child in nursery. If you know any parents who may be interested in this provision and they have not applied for a nursery place then place let them know and they need wish to re-apply for a place in our nursery

Newsletter - 2015 May 8

Allanson Street Primary School Newsletter
8 May 2015

Well done to the two teams who took part in the Quicksticks Hockey tournament last Friday afternoon. They played superbly well!
Well done to the 12 Year 5 pupils who took part in an athletics tournament at Haydock High. They all gave 100% effort in their chosen events in track and field.

This week:
Year 6 pupils and staff have been very busy preparing for their SATs which take place next week. All of the Year 6 pupils have had an excellent attitude to revision and really have given their very best efforts in recent weeks. We hope that their hard work and positive attitude is rewarded with the results that they deserve.
Today, some Year 6 pupils are taking part in a football match against St Bartholomew’s. This is taking place at Rainhill High School. Good luck to all the team!

Next week:
Year 6 will be taking their SATs Monday – Thursday. Please can all our Year 6 children arrive at school in good time and take advantage of the tea and toast on offer (from 8.30 am).
On Wednesday there will be a STEM Day at Haydock Park for our Year 5 children.
On Friday some of our Year 2 children will take part in a multi skills event at Lansbury Bridge.

Paris On Sunday 17 May children from Year 6 will be setting out on their exciting trip to Paris. We wish all children and staff a wonderful time. Children are to meet at school at 9.30pm.

Nursery Provision September 2015
Can we again remind you that we are now able to offer wrap-around provision within our nursery setting from September 2015. Please let school know if you require this provision in September for your child in nursery. If you know any parents who may be interested in this provision and they have not applied for a nursery place then place let them know and they need wish to re-apply for a place in our nursery.

Newsletter - 2015 May1

Allanson Street Primary School Newsletter
1 May 2015

This week:

Tuesday A huge well done to Sophie Fanning, Libby Statham, Scott Honey and Keane Elms who played in the tennis tournament beating ALL their opponents apart from just one, resulting in a brilliant second place. We are very proud of them.

Wednesday A huge well done to Tommy Murray, Keane Elms, Aaron Oates, Scott Honey, Jack McLenaghan, Ben Smith-Yates, Daniel Mower and Keegan Colquitt for a great team performance in the football tournament at Everton’s training ground, Finch Farm. They did not make it through to the final at Goodison Park but should be very proud of beating so many other St Helens schools to reach the tournament. Thanks to Vinny Colquitt for coaching the team on the day at short notice!

Friday Twelve Year 5 children are taking part in an Athletics Tournament at Haydock High School and 8 pupils from Year 6 are also taking part in a Hockey Tournament at De la Salle.

Next week:
There will be no school on Monday as it is the May Day Bank Holiday.
Thursday Election Day. The Thompson Centre is being used as a Polling Station so please be aware it will be busy with members of the public.
Friday Some Y6 pupils are in a football match against St Barts’ at Rainhill High School.

Nursery Provision September 2015
We are now able to offer wrap-around provision within our nursery setting from September 2015. Please let school know if you require this provision in September for your child in nursery. If you know any parents who may be interested in this provision and they have not applied for a nursery place then place let them know and they need wish to re-apply for a place in our nursery.

Newsletter - 2015 March 27

Allanson Street Primary School Newsletter
27 March 2015

This week:
Parents’ Evenings took place this week. Thank you to all the families who attended and to those who completed the questionnaire. We hope you found this a useful opportunity to find out more about the learning and progress of your child.

Next week:
Monday Premier Sport will be visiting school today and will spend 30-40 minutes with each Year 1 – Year 4 class.

Tuesday 1.30pm The Achievement and Standards Committee of the governing body will meet.

Wednesday During the evening eight Year 6 children will take part in a Quiz Night at Haydock High School. Easter Bingo event 6pm – 8pm Please bring your tickets with you on the evening. There are a few tickets left if anyone would like to come along please see Miss Burrows in school.

Thursday School closes for the Easter Holiday at the normal time.

Late News Last week 10 children from Year 5 and 6 competed against other St Helens Schools in a Tri-golf tournament at Sutton High. They played extremely well gaining an extremely high score and coming third overall. Well done to the children involved.

Nursery Provision September 2015
We are now able to offer wrap-around provision within our nursery setting from September 2015. Children attending our nursery for a morning session can access wrap-around care within the setting over the lunchtime period and for the afternoon The cost of this session will be £10.50 per day. These children can also access breakfast club (£3.50) and after school club (£7) which means provision from 8am until 5.30pm if parents require it. Please let school know if you require this provision in September for your child in nursery.

Year 6 Revision Resources
The school website has been updated with lots of great resources to support Year 6 mathematics. They can be found by logging onto the website www.allansonstreetprimary.co.uk and going through: Kids Zone / Year 6 / Homework. Please take a look!