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
This morning was the 3rd in a series of cross country running races for Salford schools. This morning’s race was held at Buille Hill park. It was cold, frosty and damp but that did not deter some children from turning up and racing. All the children beet their previous best position! Well done! Thanks must go to the parents too, for bringing their children!
Could I just take the opportunity to welcome all the staff, children and parents back to school today. The children were very excited to see their friends again and it was great to see so many smiles on the playground and in school.
We had our first assembly of the New Year which was unsurprisingly about New Years Resolutions. I asked the children to think about making realistic resolutions that they can achieve and build on, rather than setting unrealistic goals. They came up with some great ideas, let’s hope that we can all stick to them.
We’re all looking forward to a great term with all the excitement and possibilities that the New Year brings!
Don’t forget if you need to talk to me about anything, just grab me on the playground.