Reception: News items
Date: 29th Nov 2021 @ 2:11pm
Date: 10th Nov 2021 @ 10:43am
Anti-Bullying Week 2021
Here at Vernon we will be marking Anti - Bullying Week which is 15th-19th of November 2021.
On Monday 15th, we will start the week with “Odd Socks Day” where all children and staff are encouraged to come to school wearing odd socks to embrace individuality, acceptance and encourage tolerance. Which is what being an Odd Sock is all about… because everyone is different and that’s good!
On Wednesday we have a talk from the local Police, they will be talking with the children about Anti Bullying and being kind to others. Our children’s Safeguarding and Wellbeing committee will also be delivering an assembly before the end of the Autumn Term around the Power for Good and Anti Bullying Message.
Alongside this the children will be involved in activities linked to this topic in individual classrooms. We will share with you how we got on via the school website and Safeguarding Newsletter due this half term.
Date: 19th Oct 2021 @ 3:00pm
Date: 6th Oct 2021 @ 2:34pm
Poynton Round Table are looking to hold their annual charity Bonfire and Fireworks event on Sat 6th November 2021. More information can be found on www.PoyntonBonfire.co.uk
We have, in previous years, sold tickets on their behalf. This year, due to covid, they will only be selling advanced online tickets for the event.
They have been kind enough to offer Vernon Primary School staff, parents and students a 15% discount on tickets. Our unique code is: VERNON and is valid until the 4th November 2021.
Date: 7th Sep 2021 @ 8:45am
Sleep Workshop for Parents
Our free Sleep Workshops are open to parents of children aged 8-16 who live in the old Macclesfield Borough, including Wilmslow, Knutsford and Poynton. We aim to support you in understanding why your child may be struggling to sleep, possible causes of sleeping issues and importantly, what you can do to help your child and family to get better sleep. The workshop is split over 3 sessions: 1: The science of sleep 2: Practical strategies, tips and advice 3: One to one telephone parent session Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a referral form. Link address: https://www.justdropin.co.uk/sleep/
Timid to Tiger for Parents
Timid to Tiger is a parenting-based approach to managing anxiety in children available to parents of children aged 8-12 living in the Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Poynton and Knutsford areas. It is based on evidence that anxious children benefit substantially from a parenting style that is clear, calm and consistent. Starting Tuesday 5th October, 6-7.15pm, running weekly on each consecutive Tuesday (ending Tuesday 23rd November). Please email email@example.com for a referral form. Link address: https://www.justdropin.co.uk/timid-to-tiger/
Mental Health Aware 1/2 Day Workshop for Parents
For parents of children aged 8-18 years and living in the Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Poynton and Knutsford areas, this free workshop is a one off 3-hour session. Led by a qualified MHFA trainer, it covers information on mental health issues, case studies and practical activities to gain confidence and awareness in supporting your child with their mental health. Upcoming dates: Saturday 18th September, 10am – 1pm Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a referral form. Link address: https://www.justdropin.co.uk/mental-healthaware-1-2-day/
Triple P for Parents
For parents of children aged 12-16, Just Drop-In run Triple P in partnership with the Local Authority throughout the year. It’s run over an 8 week period, and includes 4 x group sessions, 3 x one to one phone calls, followed by a final group session. The Positive Parenting Programme is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent, as well as manage behavioural and emotional problems in children and young people. Our next free course is running on Tuesday’s 3-5pm from 14th September to 2nd November. Please email email@example.com for a referral form Link address: https://www.justdropin.co.uk/triple-p/
Mental Health First Aid for Parents
We offer a free two-day course covering all aspects of youth mental health for parents of children aged 11-18, living in the Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow and Knutsford areas. This course is accredited and certificated for anyone who successfully completes the training. More information is available from https://mhfaengland.org. However, booking is strictly via Just Drop-In. Next dates: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th October 9.30am5.00pm (Face to Face). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a referral form Link address: https://www.justdropin.co.uk/mental-healthfirst-aid-2-day/
Date: 1st Sep 2021 @ 1:49pm
Date: 23rd Jul 2021 @ 4:03pm
Please see attached letter from the PTA regarding the AGM taking place at 2pm on Friday 17th September 2021. Thanks.
Date: 23rd Jul 2021 @ 2:27pm
Date: 16th Jul 2021 @ 2:43pm
As we are hoping to return to 'normal' in September the following pick up and drop off arrangements will return;
Rec/Y1/Y2 - Children are dropped off (08:45) and collected (15:10) in the small playground areas directly outside their classrooms. In order to maintain a one way system please enter the school premises using the main pedestrian entrance near the school office and exit via the main playground and pathway next to the Y6 corridor.
Y3/Y4/Y5/Y6 - Children line up on the playground in the morning (08:45) and are taken into their classes by the teacher. Collection (15:10) on the main playground from the classroom doors. In order to maintain a one way system please enter the school premises using the main car park and exit via pathway next to the Y6 corridor.
Communication with the teacher - The teachers will be available at drop off and pick up if if you need to pass on any messages. If you would like to book an appointment for a discussion please email the office and we can arrange. Email communication is through the office email email@example.com please refer to our communication policy for more infomation
Uniform policy in preparation for September.
Navy cardigan/jumper (school logo cardigan available from our uniform supplier.)
Summer - Blue check dresses
Sports kit - left at school in a named drawstring bag
Vernon sports polo and navy shorts (navy leggings/joggers for winter)
Please ensure all items are labelled
For health and safety purposes we have a no jewelry policy. If anyone has pierced ears you may wear a small stud however these must be removed for PE.
Hair must be tied back for sport however we strongly advise hair to be tied back at all times.
No make up, nail varnish or hair dye.
Reception and KS1 require a book bag, KS2 have a rucksack and everyone needs a named water bottle each day and a lunch bag if applicable.
If you have any queries please contact the office.
Date: 22nd Jul 2021 @ 5:01pm
Please read this letter for further information about our Reading Hub Competition.
Date: 21st Jul 2021 @ 9:25am
Date: 20th Jul 2021 @ 12:20pm
After the huge success of Sports week we are excited to announce a new partnership with '8by8 Football' offering football coaching sessions after school. We also have our fabulous 'Sports Coaches North West' working with classes and running after school clubs and CC Gymnastics running sessions before school. See timetable below;
Monday - Y1/Y2 Lacrosse - Sports Coaching North West
Tuesday - Y1/Y2/Y3 - 8By8 Football
KS2 - Lacrosse - Sport Coaching North West
Wednesday - Y1/Y2 CC Gymnastics (before school 08:15-08:45)
Y4/Y4/Y5 - 8By8 Football
KS2 - Dodgeball - Sports Coaching North West
Date: 14th Jul 2021 @ 12:20pm
I am writing to let you know about some changes and developments to our school curriculum from September. Over the last few months, Mrs McNeil (Assistant Headteacher) has been working closely with subject leaders across the school to further enhance and strengthen our wonderful bespoke curriculum at Vernon. Our themes will continue as a basis for each term in every year group, as they are extremely popular and enable children to become immersed in their learning throughout the term. We have spent time scrutinising our curriculum in every subject area, altering where necessary and adding learning opportunities or revising the structure to further enrich the children's experiences throughout their educational journey. We are all extremely proud of the rich, ambitious and vibrant curriculum on offer at our school. For more information, please read our revised curriculum statement here: http://www.vernonprimaryschool.com/page/curriculum-overview/44190. This webpage also includes our enhanced curriculum maps for each year group. You can find more detailed information about each subject within the dedicated webpages as always (these can be found on the dropdown menu under curriculum). We hope that the children at Vernon will continue to relish every learning opportunity on offer throughout each academic year!
Mrs J Carvell
Date: 15th Jul 2021 @ 2:16pm
Please read the attached letter from Mrs Carvell
Date: 7th Jul 2021 @ 9:51am
Date: 7th Jul 2021 @ 8:31am
Date: 2nd Jul 2021 @ 3:32pm
Please read this letter from Mrs McNeil for more information.