Dear Parents and Carers

It’s hard to believe that we are almost in to our last week of the Autumn term, the time has sped by. And, we still have so much to do and so many exciting things to look forward to before we finish.

Christmas Fair

Firstly, thank you all so very much for supporting our School Christmas Fair in the many ways that you did and for coming along to help make it such a huge success. I am thrilled to tell you that we raised a staggering £1,501! Wow!

Aside from the fantastic amount raised, the whole event was such a fabulous occasion to be part of, there was a lovely, ‘Christmassy’ atmosphere and everyone seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. The stalls were a great success, the children who ‘manned’ them did so very professionally and those children brave enough to take to the stage, entertained us brilliantly.

I’d also like to thank all the staff: teachers, teaching assistants, office staff and lunch time ladies, all of whom worked so hard – whilst looking very festive – to enable things to run so smoothly, this was a brilliant team effort.

I really hope you all enjoyed the evening as much as we did.

Prizes

There were many prize winners on the evening also. Many congratulations to: Nuala Jackson who won the Christmas Cake; Barnaby Gent who won the knitted nativity and to Ellen who won the ‘Build a Bear’. The winners of Mr Blake’s Festive Sports were: Liam, Matthew, Finley, Jonathon and Ben. And finally, the winners of the best decorated jars were: Nursery, Ryann; Reception, Florence; Year 1, James; Year 2, Louis; Year 3, Sam; Year 4, Jack; Year 5, Jack and Year 6, Megan. Well done all of you!

Sale Town Partnership Drawing Competition

Some of our very talented artists entered a drawing competition organised by Sale Town Partnership, and I’d delighted to say they all won! Many congratulations to: Joseph, Isablle, Seniyah and Danielle.

Cross country children

Last Saturday some of our children attended the Trafford Primary Schools’ Cross-Country Championships. They braved the weather, performed brilliantly and represented our school superbly. Very well done to Cora and Grace, Georgia and Edward and to Ben. We are all very proud of you.

Dates for Diaries

Next week, our final week before we finish for Christmas, is extremely action packed with the following events taking place:

Monday 14th December

– ‘Artyfact’ Theatre to present a production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ to children in years 1 to 6. – Reception Class walk to the Post Office, to post letters to Father Christmas

– Nursery Craft Workshops – morning and afternoon – Nursery parents are welcome to attend
– KS1 Christmas Performance in the school hall, starting at 6.00pm, parents welcome

Tuesday 15th December

– KS1 Christmas Performance in the school hall, starting at 2.00pm, parents welcome
– KS2 Christmas Performance in Church, starting at 6.30pm, parents welcome

Wednesday 16th December

– Christmas Dinner
– Reception Craft afternoon – with parents, starting at 2.00pm
– KS2 Christmas Parties – with ‘Danny the DJ’

Thursday 17th December

– KS1 and Early Years Christmas Parties – with ‘Danny the DJ’

Friday 18th December

– Whole School Mass, starting at 9.15am, parents welcome
– Christmas Party buffet lunch
– School finishes for Christmas 2.00pm

There will be no charge for the Artefact Theatre production, nor the DJ entertaining the children at their parties, the school will pay for these Christmas treats.

Christmas Post Box

A Christmas Post Box has been set up in the school entrance hall for children to post their cards, should they wish to send any. The older children will empty the post box each day and deliver the ‘Christmas Post’ to all classes.

End of Year Celebration Mass

On Friday 18 th December there will be a whole school celebration mass. You are all very welcome to come along, with tea and coffee being served in the school hall afterwards.

Twitter Account

Please follow our new Twitter account, set up by Mr Blake, to highlight all the sport that happens at All Saints’, the address is: ‘AllSaintsPEtrfd’.

I do hope you will be able to join us for some of the events listed above and look forward to seeing you then.

Many thanks and very best wishes

Anita Fagan

Headteacher

‘I can do things you cannot; you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things’ – Mother Teresa