MAPAS Coral Festival 2015

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!

Chinese New Year Celebrations

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.

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Free Ice Hockey Tickets!

Manchester Phoenix logo

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!

A huge thanks to SafeGasUKLtd for organising this for us!

See you there!

Your Family has been given FREE tickets to Watch Manchester Phoenix Live

On Sunday 1st March 2015



How to get your Tickets?

Simply type this link into your web browser

Complete the electronic booking form for Manchester Phoenix.

The security code you need to put in order to claim your tickets is RIGHT65

Manchester Phoenix will then email you your E-voucher and all information you will need on Game day at the email address you have provided.

Remember to print and bring your E-voucher with you on the 21st March 2015 along with photo ID (drivers licence or passport) with you.

Terms and Conditions apply

  • You must register on-line this letter will not be accepted
  • Offer applies only to people who have not registered for any other tickets with the Manchester Phoenix in the last 12 months
  • Must have a current student or be part of the teaching staff at The Deans Primary School
  • A Family is classed as up to 2 adults and up to 2 children
  • An adult is classed as 16 yrs and over
  • ID will be required on match day when you come to redeem this offer (Driver’s licence or Passport only).
  • No refunds will be made to applicants who are found to be ineligible for this offer.
  • Offer is valid for the stated Manchester Phoenix home game/s only.
  • B. your e-voucher may take up to 72 hours to be processed. Information will only be processed between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
  • By filling in your details you are agreeing to receive regular news updates from the Manchester Phoenix. Details will not be passed on to any third parties.
  • Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Manchester Phoenix reserves the right to refuse entry and to stop the offer at anytime.
  • By submitting the form applicants are confirming that they understand and accept these Terms & Conditions of this ticket offer.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. To Contact us regarding match tickets, please or call the office direct on: 0161 301 6848

Safer Internet Day 2015

Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day.  The theme this year is “What can you do to make the internet a better place?”

During the next few days we will be talking to  all the children about how to stay safe online.   The is a message that is constantly reinforced in school and remains incredibly important.

There are lots of resources to help parents talk to their children about e-safety, but some of the very best can be found here:

If you want help in starting a conversation with your child about their lives online then this is an excellent resource:

Please do talk to your children this week about what they have learnt to keep themselves safe and  to make the internet a better place.



Cancellations… Cross-Country & Parents Working Party

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

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.

Have a great weekend,

Mr Kirkpatrick

Snow Procedures

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.


Mr Kirkpatrick

Snow Forecast for Tonight.

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:

As there is very limited space when we have to open in this way, could I please ask that parents keep the area at the top and bottom of the steps clear once they have dropped off their children.


Mr Kirkpatrick

Quality Education through High Expectations


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