April 2006 - Mayoral Visit
We were very pleased to welcome the Mayor of Bury to our school
this week. He came to open our nature trail and to visit each
The Mayor toured the school and was asked questions in each
class. These ranged from queries about his work, his chain
and his duties to questions about his favourite flowers (!).
He has written to me since the visit saying how much he enjoyed
the morning at Unsworth. He commented on the excellent behaviour
of the children and said how we should all be very proud
of our school.
You will have noticed that we have started to plant in our
gardens again. We would be very grateful if you could add
to our planting by adding an extra plant to your shopping
for your own gardens.
Please send in any child-friendly plants with your children
and we will help them to plant them in different areas
of the school grounds.
By the way, for those of you who are curious… the Mayor’s favourite
flower is the tulip!!
- Thur 18th May Y5
- Thur 25th May Y1
- Thurs 15th June Y3
- Thurs 22nd June Y4
- Thur 6th July Y2 - This is a change
from previous date.
- Thur 13th July Y6
Staffing for September 2006
Mrs. Farrar has decided to take early retirement at the end
of this school year. She will have completed her sixteenth year
at Unsworth in July. We will mark her contribution to the education
of the children of Unsworth in some way at the end of term and
make sure she enjoys her final term at the school!
In September Mrs Woodman will be the Year
1 class teacher. The governors will be appointing a new Year
4 class teacher for September shortly.
Since September Years 3 and 4 have been learning French and
have studied various topics including greetings, the alphabet,
the weather, numbers, colours, food, shapes and more recently,
The children have been developing all four of the main language
skills—reading, writing, listening and speaking, with a
particular emphasis on the most difficult skill—speaking.
Both year groups are progressing very well with their vocabulary,
simple sentence building and pronunciation. They are all highly
Of course, as adults, we realise that the earlier you start
to learn a language the easier it becomes. We try to incorporate
different subjects and activities into the French lessons
such as PE, geography, art, music and Numeracy. We promote
ideas about language, culture and teamwork.
Finally, I would like to say that I enjoy teaching the lessons
as much as the children enjoy taking part in them and I
am sure this will continue to be a success.
Merci and au revoir!
Well done to those boys and girls from Years 5 and 6 who represented
the school so well at the Prestwich and Whitefield Cross Country
event at Heaton Park.
The team has been training throughout the school year at lunchtimes
and were a credit to our school in terms of their team spirit
On the Saturday following the cross country we all turned out
again to see our Year 5 and 6 girls play in the Prestwich
and Whitefield netball rally at St Bernadettes. The girls
played really well and everyone was delighted with their
Thank you to all those parents, grandparents
and staff who give up their lunchtimes and Saturday mornings
to ensure our children have the opportunities to play competitive
sport for the school.
Health and Safety Notices
Hopefully during the summer term the children will be able to
play outside most days. We would be grateful if you could send
in some sun cream and a hat both labelled with your child’s
Please remember that children should have appropriate footwear
for school. Shoes or summer sandals should be worn appropriate
to a school uniform. Please avoid buying fashion shoes or boots
which hinder your child when running about at playtimes.
Jewellery should not be worn in school.
Dates for Next Half Term
- Friday 5th May—Border Moves dance workshop in school
- Monday 8th May—Friday 12th May
- Monday 15th May—Thursday 18th May
Y6 Safer cycling course
- Tuesday 6th June Class photographs
- Thursday 8th June Y5 trip to Crucial
- Monday 12th June Infant trip to Holcombe
- Tuesday 13th June Junior trip to Holcombe
- Wednesday 21st June Meeting for new parents
for YR September 2006 at 7pm
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