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Summer Term Issue 2

“Inspire, Enjoy, Achieve” Tel No. 01695 724730

Headteacher – Mrs A Gray

Dates for Your Diary

Monday 6th May Bank Holiday school closed to all W/C Monday 13th May SATs week st

Tuesday 21 May Infant Day out – Martin Mere Wednesday 22nd May Junior Day out – Martin Mere Friday 24th May 3.10pm School closes for half term Children’s disco for Reception upwards, at Christ the Servant Church, 6.45 – 8.45pm entrance fee £1.50, refreshments on sale. Monday 3rd June 8.55am school reopens for all Handball (Report by Year 6)

Chess Report Bishop Martin kicked off the new Chess league with a match against Crow Orchard last night. 8 children went with 6 representing the school competitively. The result was a 10:7 win for Bishop Martin! This marks the first ever victory for the school in a chess match and shows just how much the pupils have improved over the last year! The team was made up of Year 4 and Year 5 children so there is plenty of time to get even better! Bring on the next match! Attendance figures for week ending 19th April 2013.

On 25th April there was a Handball tournament at Glenburn. 5 schools took part including Bishop Martin. 10 of our Year 6 children were involved in this amazing event (Robyn, Jenna, Caitlin, Ashley, Adam, Andrew, Nikita, Markuss, Tom and the Goalkeeper, Rebecca). We played 4 games in total. We drew one game and won the other 3! We played together really well and supported each other. All our faces lit up as Mr Lane, the event organiser announced that we were the overall winners! By Robyn, Jenna and Caitlin.

Congratulations to the Lions on achieving 98.3% 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 5th 7th

Y6 Y1 Y3/4 Y3 YR Y4/5 Y2

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Lions Otters Bears Penguins Chicks Tigers Squirrels

Helping your child when they get 'stuck' on a word. Here are some ideas to help...  Wait five seconds to encourage your child to try themselves first. Then ask “What does the word start with?” “Can you say the sounds in order?” “What would fit in and makes sense?”  Wait five seconds to allow your child to think. Praise them if they give a word which makes sense.  Ask one or two questions which are to do with the meaning of the story and might give them a lead.  Use the pictures.  If they still do not know, then tell them the word. You can go back later if you feel they may benefit, but don’t spoil the story. IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER... Helping your child when they make a mistake in their reading.


Chess Club Lunchtime On


Confirmation Lunchtime On KS2 Football club 3.15 – 4.15 On KS1 and KS2 Dance clubs 3.15 – 4.15 On


98.3% 97.9% 96.3% 95.7% 95% 95% 91.4%

96% for whole school attendance The minimum acceptable attendance is 95%. Please ensure your children are in school every day and on time school starts at 8.55am.

During and After School Clubs W/C 29/04/2013

Cake and Craft Club Lunchtime On Y5/6 Gardening Club 3.10 – 4.10 On KS2 Cricket Club 3.15 – 4.15 On

Confirmation Classes Confirmation classes have started during lunch time on Tuesdays. This is for children aged 8 and over. Confirmation is an important step on a person’s journey of faith. The information and forms have been sent out to children 8 and over who have not already been confirmed. If your child would like to be confirmed please bring in the completed form on Monday 29th April. Thank you. The Confirmation Service will take place at Liverpool Cathedral at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th June. 2013 - Y6 Residential Trip If your child is in Y6 this September there is a chance for them to go on a 3 day residential outward bound trip to Todmorden. All the information has been sent out recently. If you wish your child to attend the trip please complete the consent form and pass to the office with the deposit as soon as possible. Bag2School – Fundraising Thank you for your bag2school donations. We collected 100kg and raised £50 for our school. Keep your eye out for the next one.

Uniform Orders for 2013/14 Order forms for new uniform are now available from the office. We have a small selection of uniform in stock. If we have not got the uniform in they will take 2 – 4 weeks once ordered with the supplier.

KS1 ‘Busy Bakers club’ 3.10 – 4.15 On Y5/6 Drama 3.10 – 4.15 On


Y3/4 and Parents Basketball club 3.15 – 4.15 On Recorder club 3.10 – 4.00 On


Football Club Lunchtime On If any clubs are cancelled for any reason a text will be sent out. Please make sure the office has your correct mobile number for these texts.

BISHOP MARTIN C. of E. PRIMARY SCHOOL COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD Have you got a special occasion or anniversary that you would like to share, or lost a pet or want to sell something? Perhaps you would like to advertise a local service or business! Well here is how …………Just email us with your announcement and we will place as many as we can for a small contribution towards school playground equipment. Call 01695 724730 or email

Bishop Martin C. of E. Primary School do not necessarily endorse and cannot be held responsible for any problem which may occur when using any service advertised on this notice board

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