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Newsletter 19 July 2019

Friday 19 July 2019 

Dear Parents and Carers

 

How did it get to be the last day of the year? This year has flown by and like every year we have filled it to the brim with class and school visits: residentials and theme days: visitors and workshops. It has been very difficult to choose the highlights. I know that the children absolutely loved the Lego workshops that took place as part of STEM week. Each class had a splendid time on their residential. I was fortunate enough to accompany the Year 6 on their residential to Cornwall. This residential is fairly unique. The children and staff are always genuinely amazed at how spectacular the Eden project site is and relish having complete access to the site out of hours. During our time there, the children have a morning learning how to surf which is always a highlight. Our programme of residentials are an important and worthwhile part of the school year as they create special memories.

 

Our PTA and their incredible helpers have done a sterling job this year and I would like to thank everyone for their support and hard work in their fundraising efforts. The money that the PTA raises is essential in enriching the children’s education. As well as funding the new climbing equipment and a set of MacBooks, they have paid for a series of workshops for the children across the year.

 

As always sport is an essential part of our school day and each year the provision gets better and better. Just this week, to end our year of sporting competitions,  we won the Chester School Sports Association Swimming Gala. Competing against 22 other schools, our team won a host of individual medals in events including the freestyle, backstroke and mixed relay and were then crowned overall winners.

 

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Newsletter 12 July 2019

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                                                12 July 2019 

 

The Key Stage Two performance of Matilda this week was spectacular. The hard work from the children in Linmere to learn all their lines and songs was evident throughout the performance. It was lovely to see each child shine, and how much confidence they have gained during their time at school. I hope each child is as proud of their achievements as we are of them. The rest of Key Stage Two sang and danced beautifully too; they sat perfectly and were a great support to Linmere.

 

Sandymere and Oakmere children visited The Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport on Monday to learn lots of great facts. Whilst there the children were given a guided tour in the cabin of a DC10 aircraft and then they took part in role-play situations to explore some of the many different careers at the airport. Behaviour at all times was amazing and the children even got the chance to see Concorde.

 

On Tuesday, Linmere visited Chester Cathedral for a special Diocesan Leavers Service.  We took part in the service and some of the Year 6 children were chosen to read a passage from the bible about perseverance, belief and overcoming fear.  The service was a lovely celebration of the children's time at Primary School.

 

This week our girls’ cricket team represented Chester at the Cheshire County Cricket Finals. This took place at Warrington Cricket Club where our team competed against other schools from Cheshire and Warrington. The standard of cricket was very high throughout the day with our girls finishing as County runners up which is a fantastic achievement! Mr Freeman was very impressed with our team performance as well as their excellent sportsmanship and positive attitude throughout the competition.

 

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Newsletter 5 July 2019

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                                          5 July 2019

 

Where does the time go? I cannot believe it has been a whole week since our Sports Day and Summer Fair. Thank you to everyone who attended, gave their time to organising this event and our annual Gin and Beer Festival that took place the following day. We really appreciate all of the hard work and support you offer during these events. The PTA have been incredibly successful and raised a huge amount of money for the school and its pupils this year. This is a real team effort and I know that many parents get involved; I would however like to send out some special thanks to Kate Carroll and Liz Houston for chairing the PTA so successfully this year.

 

On Wednesday it was Blakemere’s turn to visit Pizza Express and then later in the day the children in Pickmere and Linmere were treated to a wonderful performance and workshop by The Hammond School. This performance was all based around being safe online and how to deal with social pressures. The children were able to take part and give their opinions on the choices that the actors were making. After they had watched the performance, the children were able to split off and create a scene of their own. They were looking to incorporate social media and demonstrate how what you see online may not always be as it seems. 

 

This week a number of our children took part in the Chester District Athletics competition. This is one of the biggest sporting events on the calendar with over 25 schools taking part. All of our children tried their absolute best in a variety of running, jumping and throwing events. There is a special mention for Isla Entwistle who won a gold medal in a throwing event and Ruby Carrington for winning a bronze medal in the 800m. 

 

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Newsletter 28 June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                 28 June 2019                                                         

 

Today is our annual Summer Fair and Sports Day. The sun is shining and I am sure it will be an enjoyable event.

 

This week some of our Year 6 children went to the Conway Centre in Wales. This is part of their transition to Tarporley High School. During their residential, the Year 6 children met their new classmates and some of their new teachers. The children had an amazing time and got involved in all sorts of trips and activities including canoeing and raft building.

 

It was the Foxes turn for fund raising this week. Thank you to all those parents who took time out to accompany our Foxes on their sponsored run up Old Pale. It is a steep hill, but every one made it right to the top and back.

 

On Tuesday, our newest pupils had their very first afternoon in their new school. They were all amazing and it was a very successful event. We look forward to seeing them all next week for our Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

 

Year four, Nunsmere, had a lovely morning at Pizza Express. They all had lots of fun learning all about how to make pizza and they all got the chance to make their own. The highlight for them all was tucking in to their creations at the end of the session.

 

We have held our annual Sports Week this week with all the children taking part in a variety of sports events including: dodgeball, handball, benchball and Danish Longball. Competing within their houses the children have been aiming to win points, which will be added to the points they achieve in today's Sports Day events. All the children have tried their best this week and have shown great team spirit.  

 

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Newsletter 21 June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                          Friday 21 June 2019 

 

This week has been assessment week so our Year one, three, four and five children have been completing their final assessments for this academic year. The results of this and all other on-going assessments will be reported to parents in the end of academic year school reports. Of course, these assessments do not take priority over swimming, PE, French, music lessons and all the other things which ensure that our curriculum is full and enriched.

 

This term, our House Captains and Vice Captains have been busy raising money for their House Charities. Thank you for supporting their efforts with donations of items, time and purchases. This week it was the turn of the Squirrels who held a bring and buy sale and next week Foxes are holding a sponsored run up Eddisbury Hill on Monday.

 

It has been a very successful week on the sporting front. Starting last Saturday with our swimming team winning the Jack Denton Primary Gala! On Tuesday, our team took part in the Chester Schools Rounders competition against 25 other schools and finished in a very respectable third place. Also this week, our Girls Cricket team won the Chester Schools Sports Partnership Cricket Competition at Boughton Hall Cricket Club. They will now go on to represent Chester at the County Finals in July which is a fantastic achievement! Our excellent week of sport finished with our Year 4 tennis team winning a Bronze medal at the Sandstone Sports Partnership Tennis Competition. Well done to all of the children who have represented the school this week!

 

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