Our schedule of events for Autumn 2 is below – events are subject to change depending on the situation and local advice regarding Coronavirus

15th December 2020

Christmas Dinner  -  Christmas Jumper Day

18th December 2020

Christmas Parties.

School closes as 1 p.m.

 

GENERAL NOTICES

CHRISTMAS DINNER

On the 15th December we will be holding our annual Christmas Dinner – children may come dressed in their festive Christmas clothing. All children may have a school dinner on this day, choices will be Christmas Dinner or Cheese and Onion pie. If your child is on packed lunches please go on SIMs pay and order your dinner using the adhoc meal option in fees and subs. All children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 and those on free school meals will be included. For anyone on packed lunches in Y3-Y6 please ensure you have paid for your dinner by the 8th December, meals ordered after this date cannot be provided.

SCHOOL PHOTOS

Please ensure you return any photo orders by Friday 11th at 9am thanks.

LAST DAY OF TERM

Please note school will finish at 1pm on the 18th December, there will be no tea time club on this day. Thank you

CHRISTMAS CARDS

After discussion at Local Authority level with Public Health England it was said in order to reduce possible infection rates Christmas cards should not be brought into school.

We have decided that all of our children will make a Christmas card to bring home so that we can keep up this tradition in a small way

 

RECEPTION APPLICATIONS

Monday, 7 September 2020

The online admissions system opens for primary school places​​​.​

Friday, 15 January 2021

Closing date ​for applications
Ensure your primary school application is submitted before this date.​ Otherwise you will need to apply for a late application.

Friday, ​16 April 2021

National offer day​.

All admission information for children due to start Reception can be found at

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-admissions/Pages/how-to-apply-for-a-primary-school-place.aspx

PLEASE NOTE EVEN CHILDREN ATTENDING SHAWCLOUGH NURSERY NEED TO APPLY FOR A SCHOOL PLACE.

 

CONSENT FORMS AND DATA PROCESSING

Please remember that consent forms can be amended at any time, if you wish to do so please contact the office. Our Privacy Notice is on the school website for your information.

 

EVENTS

CHRISTMAS REINDEER VISIT

The children had a lovely day with our special visitors Cupid and Dasher and they also enjoyed a reindeer biscuit prepared by our lovely kitchen ladies – many thanks to them.

CHRISTMAS PARTIES

On our last day of school we be holding our Christmas Parties in the morning, the children will get to watch a special online performance of the pantomime Cinderella. Children may come dressed in their party clothes – sensible shoes please! After lunch children will leave at 1pm – please note there is no tea time club on this day. School will finish at 1pm on this day.

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE AND BISCUIT SALES

Two items that we are going to carry on with this year are our popular Christmas Raffle with prizes of a luxury hamper and also the biscuit sale. For anyone that has ever been to Shawclough the chocolate dipped biscuits we sell at Christmas are very popular. We are selling them for £2.50 on SIMs Pay. Put your orders in by the 11th December. Christmas raffle tickets are £1 per strip, prizes will be drawn on the last week of term and winners notified – again please purchase on SIMs Pay by the 11th December. Thank you for your support, these fund raising activities allows us to buy extra things for children during times such as the Christmas Party.

 

COVID ISSUES

COVID TEST RESULTS

In the event of any family receiving a positive COVID result can you please forward your positive test result by text to our welfare phone on 07563870951.

Please forward all test results through to office@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk. On your first day back in school please report to the school office before going to class. Thank you

 

SCHOOL WORK DURING PERIODS OF SELF ISOLATION AND BUBBLE CLOSURE

If your child is unable to attend school due to self-isolating it is important that they carry on with school work. All children who are off but are otherwise well should access the Oak Academy for work relevant to their school year group. https://classroom.thenational.academy/. The themed booklets that have already been sent home will assist you in finding appropriate topics for your child from the classroom.

In the event that a class bubble closes all work will be set on Google Classroom, as it is for homework. All usernames and password have been emailed home already. Work will usually be set the second day of closure this is to allow time for class teachers to prepare the online teaching for the day. Work us set daily and will usually include English, Maths and some Topic focussed work.  

If you have a question concerning using the Google Classroom or the work set there are email addresses set up for each year group, these are:

YN - asktheteacherYN@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk

YR - asktheteacherYR@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk

Y1 - asktheteacherY1@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk

Y2 – asktheteacherY2@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk

Y3 – asktheteacherY3@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk

Y4 – asktheteacherY4@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk

Y5 – asktheteacherY5@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk

Y6 – asktheteacherY6@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk

These are monitored several times through the day during a closure period. If you have problems due to not having a laptop or appropriate devices please email office@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk and we may be able to assist.

Work that is sent out in a bubble closure if mandatory and the work should be submitted on the classroom. We appreciate home education can be difficult so we ask that you have a go at all the work set. If you need assistance with the work or can’t get through it just email the ‘ask the teacher’ address and someone will contact you to assist.