Newtletter 19th October 2017

Happy Holiday

As our first half term draws to a close can I thank everyone in the school family for the tremendous start we have had to our school year. As the nights draw in can I remind all parents of the need for greater thought around child’s visibility and movement to and from school. We have had a few complaints from members of the community about our pupils being inconsiderate when cycling or using their scooters on the paths to and from school. Whilst this is outside of school I am very protective of the children and do not like to think that any child is badly thought of by our community. Can you please just remind children about considerate use of shared paths.

Team work makes the dream work

We have run a number of new initiatives this half term which are proving very successful and wanted to share them. As part of the Cheshire East Healthy Schools programme, which has been allocated a sizable grant to develop healthy emotions in the young people across the authority, we have had access to support workers from Visyon in Crewe who offer counselling services to young people. Different groups have been taking part in weekly sessions to develop their resilience and an ability to self-manage their emotions. Now Mrs Boughey has been trained she will continue to roll this out over the coming year with over 100 children being able to benefit by the end of the year. If you would like to know more about this then please call in to see Mrs Boughey or your child’s class teacher.

Mr Hadfield will also be continuing his resilience and team building focus working with groups in Forest School activities. This is proving a brilliant way for pupils to develop ‘safe’ risk taking skills and the ability to cope with things not always going right!

Further to this Mr Hadfield will be running an exciting family Bushcraft after school club from Thursday 2nd November this will be open to years 3 to Year 6 and will be a paid for club.

Sunday 5th November Bushcraft experience day! Parent and child sessions price to be confirmed. Letter to follow.

Keep Reading and Doodling!

Two of the most effective things we have in place for children to make accelerated progress is the Doodle Maths on line programme and the very simple act of reading at home. All our data evidence shows that those children who read regularly (at least four times a week) and those who are actively using the Doodle Maths are making the most progress. We are now exploring if we can afford to extend our on-line provision to a times tables based activity too.

Please help your child make that accelerated progress and keep reading and doodling over the holidays and every week! Together we are always stronger!

Over half term I’m setting the whole school a challenge to ‘doodle’ every day. The challenge isn’t to collect the most stars but to ‘doodle’ consistently. They have a sheet to fill in (will come home today or tomorrow)

and we will celebrate our consistent half term doodlers in assembly on Wednesday 1st November. Don’t forget to fill in and return your sheets to Mrs Hadfield on Tuesday 31st October. Happy doodling ☺

New Starters

The online applications are now open for the reception intake in September of 2018. If you or any of your friends or family would like a tour of the school we have slots available on Friday November 3rd and Friday November 17th. Just contact Mrs Jones or Mrs Nixon in the school office to book a time.

New Parent Governor

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Saunders-Bain from Yellow class will take up the role of new Parent Governor with immediate effect.


Can I keep reminding all parents not to draw up in either gateway to drop off in the morning or on the double yellow lines. If everyone follows these rules we can reduce the chance of accidents to our children.

Reminders please:

  •   If you think your child is eligible for Free School Meals please call 0300 123 5012.

  •   Check your child’s hair regularly for headlice.

  •   Follow the 48 hour sickness/diarrhoea rule.

  •   Be on time for learning 8.45am.

  •   For safety please don’t let your children play on the trim trail before or after school.

  •   Dinner money is due in advance via your school money login.

    Thank you for your cooperation

    Dinner money for the next half term is £85.10, a new menu is attached and will start on 6th November, current week 1 will be offered after half term.

    Book Fair – thank you for supporting the book fair, we received £100 of free books for our school.

    Victoria Palethorpe came in this week to teach us a new song. If you love singing and would like to join Nantwich Young Voices they meet every Tuesday in the main hall at Malbank School 4-5.15pm. For more information contact: or 07545 158 545.


    Please make a note of the Pips mobile number for any adhoc bookings or changes 07908192451 and try to give at least 24 hours notice so we have enough staff.

    This Friday night 20th October PIPS will be hosting a disco between 4:30pm-6pm. We will be having party food and playing party games with prizes.

    This month’s competition is to design and make a pumpkin out of clay, the children will be bringing their pumpkins home for Halloween. The best pumpkin will win a Halloween prize, the winner will be announced after half term.

    We are looking to offer a late night on Friday 24th November, where PIPS will be open until 7pm for you to go Christmas shopping. If you would like to use this service please tell a member of staff. This late night will only run depending on numbers.


Dates for your diary

Fri 20th Oct – Break for half term. Return to school Tuesday 31st October
Fri 3rd Nov – Indigo class assembly 10am
Fri 3rd Nov – Violet class swimming for six weeks please give permission and pay online. Tues 7th Nov – Tempest photographs Individual and sibling 8.30am
Tues 14th Nov – Yellow class to visit Gillmoss Recycling Centre
Fri 17th Nov 10am – Orange class assembly
Fri 24th Nov 10am – Blue class assembly
Thurs 30th Nov – Treasure Island at New Vic Theatre for years 2, 3, 4 and 5
Fri 1st Dec 10am – Green class assembly
Tues 5th Dec – Treasure Island at New Vic Theatre – Year 6
Mon 11th & 12th Dec – Indigo class Bikeability
Fri 15th Dec – Christmas Jumper Day
Mon 18th Dec – KS1 Performance St Mary’s church 6pm
Tues 19th Dec – KS2 Performance St Mary’s church 6pm
Weds 20th Dec – Christmas Lunch and Break up.
Pear Tree Sports - #Newmans Newts

Well, what a busy couple of weeks we have had.
Tag Rugby - we took two teams Year3&4 and Year 5&6 - all children took part in a number of games and won more than they lost. Mr Arnold and Mr Symms said that all children played well and had great attitudes.

Football news -
06.10.17 Pear Tree played Millfields at home and played well with a 1-0 win.
13.10.17 Pear Tree played Shavington at home and played a cracking game and won 6-0. Mrs E commented on how well they work as a team and how they listen to their manager.

Cross Country Results came in -
Year 3 girls - bronze medal and team came 3/8 Year 3 boys - team came 3/11

Year 4 girls - team came 4/8 Year 4 boys - team came 3/11

Year 5 girls - gold medal
Year 5 boys - gold and bronze medal and team came 1/11

Year 6 girls - Gold medal and team came 2/4 Year 6 boys - To get good results like this is down to the number of children taking part and their fabulous attitudes to running. Let's see if we can get even more children taking part in the next one.

Quick Sticks Hockey - Thank you to Mr Greasby and Mrs Degg for taking x2 teams to our very first competition. They all played very well, despite the rain. 1 team came 1st and 1 team came 4th.

Girls Football - We took a Yr3&4 and a Year5&6 girls football team over to the Crewe Alex Soccer Centre for a tournament. The Yr3&4 girls WON their tournament and have received a lovely shiny trophy. Our Year 5&6 girls came 3rd out of 9 schools and have made it through to County Finals. Such a fabulous afternoon and good football skills seen. Girls worked together as a team and had a smile on their faces.

Another first for Pear Tree! Training will continue every Tuesday lunchtime to prepare for future competitions and to improve and enhance their skills.

Year 1&2 Football at Reaseheath -
We took a team of children down to Reaseheath for an afternoon of football. Mr Symms commented on how well they played and how many goals were consumed. We won 3 games and lost 2. 16 goals went to Pear Tree! Mr Symms also said 'They have all improved their performances since I first met them and they were a pleasure to take.' Thank you Mr Symms.

Gymnastics - A fabulous opportunity arose for x4 children to spend the morning at Total Fitness gym, where they would meet Beth Tweddle, get to ask her questions, take part in a warm up, floor work, apparatus work, cool down and finishing off with a photo opportunity. Mrs Newman asked Orange and Yellow who attending a gym club and then staff pulled names out of a hat. Luckily after lots of emails Mrs Newman got to take another 4 children too. Thank you to TotalGymnastics for this wonderful opportunity, the staff and children had a wonderful time and learned lots of new skills.

Today is Boccia - good luck team. We have enjoyed seeing you practising around school! Coming up - Sportshall Athletics for Yr3,4,5&6, Key Steps Gymnastics for Year5&6. IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING P.E. KIT -

P.E. kit NEEDS to be in school EVERY day, if your child brings it home for some reason please return this the next morning as we frequently teach P.E. Mrs Newman is now keeping her eye on children and ensuring they are wearing their full P.E kit at every session. This should look like this - black Pear Tree t-shirt, black shorts, pumps or trainers. For colder months if they are outside then a plain dark tracksuit is advisable. All P.E. kits will be sent home over the half term to wash. So please use this time to ensure everything still fits, is named and belongs to your child. Thank you for your continued support with this. 

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