Lateness

We had 94 lates this week, which is very disappointing. No matter if your child is 2 minutes or 50 minutes late, it has a negative effect on their learning.

If your child is late they must be brought into the Office by yourself and a reason provided.

Thank you to all the parents who regularly bring their children to school on time and a well done to Class 6M who were the only class to all arrive on time, all week.


Year 1 Dress Up Day Coming Soon

Thursday 10th February is our 100th Day of School and Y1 will be celebrating with an afternoon of themed activities. This is an advanced notice that the children can come to school dressed as 100 year olds! More information will be posted on Year 1’s Seesaw announcements.


Taekwondo

Congratulations to Noah (Y6) Harry (Y5) and Sienna (Y4) who achieved Gold and Harrison (Y5) and Alex (Y4) who achieved Silver in the National Governing Body North West Taekwondo Championship last weekend.  We are very proud of you!

Grand Master Lee is hoping that some of the students will qualify to compete at the next International world championship in March.

If you would like to learn taekwondo they have limited spaces available in our Thursday after school class. Please give GM Lee a call for more information or to book your place – 07779275207 www.northerntaekwondo.co.uk 


Y6 Athletics

Some of our pupils represented us at Stanley Park again this week, this time in Athletics. We are extremely proud of their efforts.


Year 3 TimesTables Rockstars Battle Tour

Congratulations to Class 3O who have won the latest Year 3 ‘TimesTables Rockstars Battle Tour’. Over the past few weeks the children in Class 3O have taken part and worked really hard, at home, to win the latest Battle Tour. As winners of the Battle Tour on Friday 11th February all the children in Class 3O can come in non-uniform and they will have a special treat afternoon in school as well. Well done.

A new ‘Battle Tour’ has already begun and we look forward to seeing who the winning Y3 class will be!


PE Reminders

Your child should wear their PE KIT, with school jumpers/cardigans, on their PE days (leggings/tracksuit bottoms can be worn due to cold weather) – not tracksuits, football shirts, hoodies etc.

Although stud earrings are permitted within school, they cannot be worn during PE. These should be removed by yourselves, or your child, as they cannot be removed by a member of staff.


Stanley Book Week 2022 ‘You Are a Reader’ – Monday 28th February to Friday 4th March

This will be an exciting week of book activities here at Stanley. There will be fun reading challenges, art and photo competitions that the year groups will share via Seesaw.

On Friday 4th March, children can come to school dressed as their favourite story character. We are really looking forward to seeing what the children choose!


Blackpool 30 Challenge

We continue to encourage our children to read as much as possible.  As a school we are supporting the Council’s ‘Blackpool 30 Challenge’. You may have noticed the graphic that has been temporarily added to our website this week and you may see the same poster in various places around the town.  The challenge involves reading for pleasure for 30 minutes a day.

We are extremely grateful for the support you provide in listening to the children read at home and we hope you will join us in promoting reading for pleasure – something we are devoting time to in school where our children choose books and texts that they have a genuine interest in exploring.  The book donations parents have recently provided to school have supported us greatly in extending book choices for the children in our classrooms and libraries.  If you have any books that you wish to donate to school in good condition we would be extremely grateful.

It is fantastic to see so many children receiving rewards for reading in Stanley and we hope this continues – well done!


Half Term Reminder

School will close at 3.15pm next Friday, 11th February 2022 for half term. We will return on Monday 21st February 2022 with the doors opening at 8.50am for a 9am registration.


COVID

We continue to experience new cases of COVID in both pupils and staff.  We are very grateful for your support in isolating the children when they have a positive lateral flow test or receive a positive PCR result and we thank you for your communication with school.

Isolation periods can end when a lateral flow test is negative on day 5 and day 6 – tests must be taken 24 hours apart.  Many of you have reported in to us that symptoms for the children have been around headaches, upset stomachs and general cold symptoms so we urge you to continue to be vigilant.

Staff in school will continue to wear face coverings in our communal spaces, as advised by Public Health for Blackpool, as infections in schools in the Borough remain high.

Please do not hesitate to get your child tested if any of the above symptoms present and let school know as soon as possible. Thank you.


Operation Encompass now operates throughout Lancashire police force. It helps police and schools work together to provide emotional and practical help to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident of domestic abuse, where there are children in the household who have experienced the domestic incident, the police will inform the school (Miss Manson) before the child or children arrive the following day. This ensures that the school has up to date relevant information about the child’s circumstances and can enable support to be given to the child.