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Summer Term Issue 4

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

Headteacher – Mrs A Gray

Dates for Your Diary

YR – Y2 Summer Trip to Knowsley Safari Park

Friday 23rd May – Today Children’s disco for Reception upwards, at Christ the Servant Church, 6.45 – 8.45pm entrance fee £1.50, refreshments on sale. Monday 2nd June 8.00 Breakfast Club 8.55 School re-opens for all Thursday 5th June 7.30 – 9.00am Bag2school collection Saturday 7th June 11am – 3pm Community Summer Fair ATTENDANCE Attendance figures for week ending 16th May 2014. Congratulations to the Lions on achieving 98.7% 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th 6th 7th

Y6 – Lions R – Caterpillars Y4/5 - Owls Y4/5 – Dolphins Y3 - Penguins Y2 - Squirrels Y1/2 – Otters

98.7% 98% 97.8% 97.8% 97% 96.9% 96%

Well Done 97.5% 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.

The infants had a wonderful time at the safari park on Tuesday. We saw some crazy creatures: bongos, emus, cockroaches and elephants to name a few. We saw sea-lion show, a fabulous bird of prey show and we even fed the giraffes!

School Clubs W/C 02/06/2014 Monday

KS1 Athletics Club 3.10 – 4.10 ON


Explorers Confirmation Club 12.35 – 1.05 ON

Y3 – Y6 Summer Trip to Blackpool Zoo Yesterday the junior classes went to Blackpool zoo and had an incredible day! From having our lunch while watching the sea lion display to Mrs Pickett getting trapped inside the Lemur enclosure, the whole day was enjoyed by all! The behaviour of the pupils was a credit to both the school and parents and we should all be proud of them! Well done juniors! Chess Update The chess season is now all but over (just one game to go!). Bishop Martin has currently got 56 points in the league which, with one game to go, is already our highest point total ever and shows great progression! Also, Bishop Martin hosted the annual Chess Congress on Wednesday. Eight brave pupils: Luke (Y6), Caitlin (Y5), Che (Y5), Keelan (Y5), James (Y5), Madison (Y6), Rhiannon (Y5), Molly (Y4), played almost three solid hours of chess against six other schools! At the end we finished 3rd overall with a points total of 127. Once again, this is our highest ever score at the congress and was only 15 points off 1st place (in the congress 15 points is VERY close!)! The standard of chess being played at Bishop Martin has improved markedly this year and I would enourage everyone to try it with their children. It is a game that develops logic, reasoning and Maths skills and really helps pupils learn. As I like to say to the pupils at chess club: "Chess takes 5 minutes to learn and a lifetime to master!"

Summer Raffle We are holding a summer raffle where you will have a chance to win a family ticket for 4 to Sea Life Center (Manchester) a family ticket for 4 to Legoland (Manchester) and more. Tickets are 50p each and will be available in the office from 2nd June to 18th July. Good Luck!

KS2 Athletics Club 3.10 – 4.10 NEW DAY - ON

Wednesday KS1 Dance Club Lunchtime On Gardening Club 3.10 – 4.10 ON


Choir Club 3.10 – 4.00 ON KS2 Allstars club 3.10 – 4.10 NEW DAY - ON


Netball Club 12.20 – 1.00 ON If you child is in a club and cannot attend please let the office know. Thank you.

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23rd May 2014  
23rd May 2014