Monday 10th July 2017
This year, we are asking our current Year 5 children to apply for different roles in September. Further information on each job role can be found on the documents below. I look forward to receiving your formal letters of application by Thursday 20th July.
Wednesday 5th July 2017
We are all very excited to have been awarded the NACE Challenge Award. In fact, Stamford Park Junior School is the 400th school nationally to achieve the prestigious NACE Challenge Award. This award is given for high quality work by the whole school, teachers and governors, in challenging all pupils, including those with high abilities, to achieve their best. NACE Chief Executive Sue Riley said: “Stamford Park Junior School has worked hard to win NACE Challenge Award status. It has shown itself to be committed to developing a school and providing an education where all pupils are challenged to be the best they can be.” A special mention must go to Mrs Rodgers, who has led on this for only a year, yet has achieved more than we ever dreamed possible. For more information on the different awards we hold, please visit our "Awards" page, under the Parents tab.
Monday 3rd July 2017
Today, Year 6 took part in a Careers Workshop run by Connexions. The workshop encouraged them to think about their future aspirations and what they want to be when they are older. Tomorrow, we will be holding a Careers Fair, where we have a number of parents and school governors joining us to discuss their own careers. Many thanks to Mrs Rodgers who has coordinated this whole timetable and arranged these very worthwhile activities for the children.
Friday 30th June 2017
Despite the bad weather on several days this week, we have had a fantastic Sports Week this week. This year, we've tried to introduce new sports to the children and our week started off with bubble football and cheerleading too. We've also had a go at skateboarding this week and have enjoyed a day out at Hale Lawn Tennis Club. To end the week, Year 5 are having a fun-filled day at Sale Water Park, completing a range of water activities including kayaking and raft building!
Tuesday 27th June 2017
On Saturday, our PTA organised and held a fantastic Summer Fayre. The event was incredibly well attended and we would like to say a huge thank you to anyone who volunteered on the day. Luckily, the rain held off and everyone had a great time!
Tuesday 13th June 2017
The whole school took part in a 'Staying safe online' theatre production brought into school by 'Footlight.' The pupils experienced a range of different examples of ways they can keep themselves safe when online. 'Footlights Theatre' will be back in school over the coming month to do workshops with the pupils from all year groups.
Thursday 25th May 2017
As we are having some superb sunshine at the moment, it is getting very warm at school. Please can we ensure that the children are coming to school with a water bottle, sun hat and wearing sun cream.
Wednesday 24th May 2017
Yesterday, all pupils in Year 4 took part in the Greater Manchester Music Education Hub singing challenge 2017. The challenge was for all primary schools across the region to unite in song in an open space. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and sang 'Go To The Park' in our newly improved centenary garden. Well done to all Year 4 pupils, you sounded wonderful.
Wednesday 17th May 2017
Today the Eco Council have begun to plant up some flowers around the school, which we have bought thanks to the PTA. We hope you like them!
Tuesday 16th May 2017
Following on from the huge success of the Autumn Book Fair, I am once again looking for buzzing business minds, magical maths whizzes, dazzling design gurus and friendly front-of-house specialists. The new team will be tasked with running the after school Summer Book Fair from Monday 19th June until Friday 23rd June.
Job descriptions are attached below and application forms can be collected from the library. If you are interested in applying, make sure you get your completed application, along with a covering letter, to me by 4pm on Wednesday 17th May. I am looking forward to working with you and good luck!
Friday 12th May 2017
Today, the children have been very fortunate to have an assembly all about the Bassoon, where we listened to some fantastic pieces of music, some of which were very familiar! The school has purchased one and Mrs Rowley is looking for someone dedicated to learn and have lessons. It really is a fantastic sound.
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Today, we sadly say goodbye to Mr Smart, who has been teaching at the school for nearly three years now. Mr Smart and his partner, Charlotte, are adopting a young child and he has decided to focus his time on his new son. We wish Mr Smart and his new family all the very best for the future and would like to thank him for his fantastic contribution to our school life.
Monday 8th May 2017
Our school is working towards achieving 'Artsmark.' To celebrate all things art, we are having a full week of arts lessons next week. There will be a variety of activities on offer including visits to art galleries, making textile puppets, dance workshops, outdoor art and much more. Classes will be combining and then mixing up to study different art themes for the week (similar to what we did in World Book week) led by the teachers here. Further information will be coming out in the newsletter this week.
Friday 28th April 2017
Our new Change 4 Life club has now started. On Monday, all members of the club attended the Change 4 Life festival at a local high school. Today, our members have been looking at healthy eating and making the right choices. Many thanks to Miss Lodge and Mrs Swain, who oversee the club, along with our Year 5 and 6 helpers who run many of the activities each week.
Wednesday 29th March 2017
I would like to say a massive well done and thank you to every single pupil for taking part in the Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) during World Book Week. I would also like to thank parents, friends and families for supporting their children and sponsoring them to read as many pages as they could within the week. The response was fantastic! Our aim was, between staff and pupils, to read 25,000 pages. I can now reveal that we, as a school, read in excess of 55,000 pages and raised over £300. This money will be going towards a full day's workshop for each year group during Shakespeare week. Thank you again to everyone, it was so lovely to see how passionate we all are about reading.
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Today, our extremely talented junior and senior choirs both took part in the annual Altrincham Festival. They both sang two songs, one of which was set by the organisers of the event. A huge thank you to Mrs Rowley and to all the children involved for representing the school in suchlike fantastic way. Thank you also to the parents that supported the children today. A short glimpse of their talents can be seen below with additional videos being available on the music page of this website for all to see.
Tuesday 21st March 2017
Today, to celebrate National Poetry Day, we had a visit from a published poet: Dunkle Deed. He entertained the whole school with his engaging and lively assembly this morning, before going on to run individual workshops for four of the classes here. The children had a fantastic time and there was more that a little laughter during the assembly. Many thanks to him for visiting.
Monday 20th March 2017
Please see the leaflets below which advertise the range of sports clubs that Altrincham Football Club are running over the coming holidays. Please note that payment should be made directly to AFC and should not be sent into the school office.
Monday 27th February 2017
Mrs Rodgers has arranged a fantastic week of activities based around World Book Week. Part of the week will involve her idea of 'DEAR - Drop Everything And Read.' Each day the whole school will stop what they are doing and complete 10 minutes of reading, which will count towards their sponsorship. Our first go was during assembly. As you can see, the children (and staff) were all enjoying the 10 minutes of reading time. I am sure this will be a big success.
Friday 24th February 2017
In preparation for our book week next week we have had a visit from Jason Beresford, a fabulous author. This morning started with a very interactive assembly and during the rest of the day the children are participating in writing workshops. If this enthusiastic assembly is anything to go by, his books sound very funny!
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Following on from the huge success of advertising the football coach and manager role back in January, I am now looking for Year 5 and 6 children to work with our talented school cook to publish a book of her famous recipes. For further information on the position, please see the advert below. I look forward to reading your letters of application.
Wednesday 8th February 2017
After half term, we will be holding a World Book Week. This will replace our usual World Book Day celebrations, as we've got so many things we want to share with the children. Mrs Rodgers has been working very hard to put together a timetable of events. Please see the document below for more information. We look forward to a very engaging week of activities and celebrations!
Friday 3rd February 2017
One of our Year 5 classes has been working extremely hard over the past few months on a Trafford Junior Neighbourhood Watch project. This project has focused on educating others to the issues surrounding "stranger danger." Stamford Park Junior School would like to say a big thank you to Graham Roe, Secretary of the Trafford Junior Neighbourhood Watch Project, for making all this possible. The children were overjoyed to discover they'd even made it into the local papers this week as well. Please see this link:
Tuesday 31st January 2017
Yesterday, a group of Year 6 children organised and held a charity cake sale to raise money for the Retired Greyhound Trust. The event was a huge success and the girls put a tremendous amount of effort into the whole event - from the advertising right down to the baking on Sunday! Many thanks to the parents that supported and to all the children who enjoyed the cakes!
Thursday 26th January 2017
Following on from feedback received from parents, we are looking at the feasibility of offering a breakfast club each morning on the school premises. The breakfast club would operate in a similar way to the after school club, offering children the chance to complete homework, play educational games, take part in outdoor activity, etc. We are also looking at the possibility of including a healthy breakfast option too, which would be supplied by the school cook. The cost would be comparable to that of current morning clubs offered by the school, but would be subject to change if a breakfast option was included.
Below is the link to take you to a short survey and we would be most grateful if you could share your thoughts.
Friday 20th January 2017
Over the coming terms, I am hoping to start a number of lunchtime clubs for Years 3 and 4. However, I'm only intending to supervise them rather than run them. Therefore, I'm looking for Year 6 children who would be interested in running and managing the different clubs. The first one I want to set up is a football club for Year 3 and 4 boys and one for Year 3 and 4 girls. If you think you have what it takes to be a fantastic football coach, you may want to have a read of my job advert below.
Tuesday 17th January 2017
Today we have sent two of our talented Year 6 pupils to the North West School Chef of the Year Regional Finals, accompanied by Miss Lodge. This prestigious event is being held at the Cookery School in Altrincham. Together with two professional chefs, our two Year 6 children are responsible for judging the entire competition today.
"I really enjoyed the day because it was really interesting and I enjoyed choosing the winning chef!" (EL, Yr 6KB)
"It was very difficult to choose the winner because there were two different things we had to score them on." (FC, Yr 6RO)
They've even been interviewed for the television about their views of the day; this will be screened tonight during the 6pm news report on ITV. Please tune in to see more about their exciting day!
Wednesday 11th January 2017
Yesterday's pet day was a huge success. I have received the following message from Kylie, the PDSA nurse, who spent the day with us.
Just a quick note to say thank you for the money you raised towards the sick and injured animals at the PDSA - a MASSIVE total of £ 528.08 !! Thank you so much. Also, I’d like to thank you for allowing me to come in to your school to give educational talks on Responsible Pet Ownership and Animal Welfare Needs. It was an absolute pleasure to spend some time with your students, and I was very impressed by their level of interest, enthusiasm and great knowledge. I really hope the children found the talk interesting and beneficial and enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed visiting your school. (Kylie Jones, PDSA community and education veterinary nurse)
As you can see, the effort and support has been greatly appreciated and we are very proud to receive such positive feedback. Thank you and well done to each and every one of you.
Thursday 15th December 2016
This afternoon, we held our annual Christmas Fair at Stamford Park Junior School. All the children had a brilliant time visiting the different stalls in each classroom; even Year 2 came over to spend some of their pennies and take part in the festivities. The staff all spent up on the stalls too! Many thanks to all the parents who contributed items to be used on the different stalls.
Wednesday 14th December 2016
A huge congratulations to the Book Fair team! Thanks to every single member of the team, the Book Fair was a roaring success, earning just short of 150 brand new books for the school library. Based on the response during the 'big reveal', the whole school are very excited about the new books. Thank you to everyone who visited the Book Fair, but special thanks go to the team for drumming up so much excitement, planning and running the fair with very little input from me. It was a pleasure working with you all and I look forward to meeting and working with the 2017 Book Fair Team.
Thursday 8th December 2016
During the past two weeks, all of the children at Stamford Park Junior School have had the opportunity to participate in an archery session. This new sport has been so popular that we have already filled an after school archery club for the next term!
Thursday 17th November 2016
Thank you for the overwhelming number of applications for the Book Fair roles. I thought the quality was absolutely outstanding, making the selection process extremely challenging. The team was announced during assembly yesterday and the first meeting held. The children are now busy with their roles in preparation for our follow up meeting next week. Thank you again to all children who applied, I enjoyed reading every single application and covering letter.
Thursday 10th November 2016
Today, four of our talented mathematicians attended the first round of the National Young Mathematicians' Award, as designed by the University of Cambridge. The team had to complete three testing challenges, before presenting their results. There were seven other schools involved in the competition, although many more are involved nationally. Well done to the children today!
Wednesday 9th November 2016
I'm looking for buzzing business minds, magical maths whizzes, dazzling design gurus and friendly front-of-house specialists to plan and run our next Book Fair. Children who are interested in applying for one of the jobs available should do so by attaching a covering letter to their completed application form and returning it to me by 9:30am on Tuesday 15th November. The different jobs are outlined below, each one having its own key responsibilities and skills required. Successful applicants will be informed on Wednesday 16th November. Good luck and I look forward to reading your applications.
Monday 7th November 2016
We hope that you are enjoying our new school website. If you have a spare two minutes, I would be really grateful if you could complete the survey below. This will allow us to see what is working and what isn't working so well, as well as gaining your input as to what else we could share with you on the website. There are only eight questions so please do share your views!
Friday 21st October 2016
I am delighted to welcome you to our new school website today, which we have been busy developing throughout the summer. We hope that this will provide you with a range of information about Stamford Park Junior School and keep you up to date with everything that is happening here. As you will see, some pages are still awaiting content and these will be updated in due course. The class pages in particular will be of interest to you; these will be updated several times each half term and will allow you to see exactly what your children are learning about. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this later in the term.
Thursday 20th October 2016
During November, we will be having an International Food Week. From Monday 21st to Friday 25th November, Rose (our school cook) will be offering an exciting and varied school meals menu. Children will also take part in an International Cultures Day on Thursday 24th November, where they will complete a range of activities looking at different cultures through art, music, ICT, etc. For more information and to see a glimpse of the menu that we're planning, please see the document below:
Friday 14th October 2016
Today our Year 4 children took part in our annual Harvest Festival. The children performed brilliantly and the whole production was delightful. We would like to thank all family and friends that were able to attend, and also thank you for your kind donations to the Altrincham Food Bank. We actively support the Altrincham Food Bank every year and are looking forward to our Year 6 House Captains visiting the Food Bank later in the winter term to learn more about their work in our local community.
Friday 7th October 2016
Today we were delighted to send some of our children to help at a friendly football match between the USA and Netherlands, in preparation for the U20 FIFA World Cup 2017. These children were asked to assist with being flag bearers and ball boys / girls during the match. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and has certainly given those children something to aspire to in the future. We would like, as always, to say a very big thank you to Altrincham Football Club for this fantastic opportunity.
Thursday 29th September 2016
We are delighted to be working with Trafford Teaching School Alliance this year. We have been appointed as the Lead School for English teaching. In September, we held the first English Subject Leaders Network Meeting, which was a tremendous success. Over forty different primary schools sent their English Leader to collaborate with other schools from Trafford.