On Friday the 6th March The Deans Choir will be participating in the MAPAS Choral Festival.
There will be a number of choir and solo performances during the session and each one will be given feedback about their performances. This is a celebration of vocal music performed by children from across the city and an opportunity to support, encourage and celebrate excellence in singing.
You are welcome to come along and support this event at Moorside High School. Please be aware that access to MAPAS is via the entrance on the East Lancashire Road. There is an admission charge of 50 pence per person who wishes to come.
The choir need to be present to register at 4.30pm and the session will start at 5pm with a mass sing along and then individual performances. The order of the performances will be decided on the day by means of a draw and feedback will be given at the end of the session at approximately 7.20pm. If your child is attending you will need to be dropped off at 4.30pm and picked up at 7.30pm.
Any questions please see Miss Boardman
We wish the choir lot’s of luck and hope you have a fun time!
On Thursday we celebrated Chinese New Year at The Deans. We started off the day with an assembly where we were told that today was the first day of the little Chinese New Year and we also watched a dragon dance. During the day all the classes got a chance to take part in some fan dancing and Kung Fu fighting, as you can see from the photos and videos below. We all had a great day and learnt lots.
As mentioned in the last newsletter we have been lucky enough to have been offered free tickets to go and see the Manchester Phoenix ice hockey team. Just follow the instructions below and get your tickets printed out!
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Sorry to let everybody know, but cross country has been called off by the organisers due to inclement weather. Parents may find it useful in the future to check http://salfordschoolscrosscountry.moonfruit.com/
Also I’ sorry to say that I have had to cancel the parents working party for Monday due to lack of uptake. I still really want to have a discussion with parents about the learning that takes place in school, so I will try to arrange another date next half term.
Morning Everyone! The school is open as usual today – could children and parents take great care coming in the main gates. We have cleared and gritted the paths and steps, but caution is still required.
We will let the children in early from 8.30am to try and avoid congestion. KS2 in the normal entrance and Nursery, Reception and KS1 via the KS1 ramp. Could I also ask parents and carers to leave site after dropping off the children for the same reason.
Parents should be aware that there is a snow forecast for the Swinton area tonight and tomorrow morning. Please make sure that the children are wrapped up warm and that you take great care on your journey to school.
In the light of the cold weather it seems sensible to remind parents of the procedures that we have in school to manage the risks presented.
ICE - This is obviously the most common problem that we face in winter.
The lower playground gate will be closed and a sign will direct parents up to the main entrance.
We will make sure that all the paths and steps are gritted.
School will open a little earlier at 8.45am to prevent congestion.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children can use the KS1 entrance by the ramp
Nursery and KS2 children can enter through their normal entrances
Could parents please keep the steps down to school as clear as possible as there is very little room to pass by.
We will put a warning up on the school blog and Facebook page in the morning when it is icy.
SNOW - Arrangements for the snow are similar to those for ice.
We will clear and grit a distinct path at the main entrance to the school on Vicarage Road.
Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children can use the KS1 entrance by the ramp
KS2 children can enter by the normal entrance
SEVERE SNOW - If at all possible school will remain open. You should assume that school is open, unless you hear it is closed through:
The school blog or Facebook page
Local radio – Key 103, Capital Radio and BBC Manchester