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Cheshire Academies Trust

Newsletter 4
Summer Term 2015

Good Things Grow Here

Welcome to the fourth edition of our newsletter this term.


I am delighted to inform you about the class organisation for September 2015. We are welcoming two new
teachers to our school, Miss Fray and Mr Ford. Miss Fray has been teaching at Mill View this term and is
bringing many strengths to our school, including specialisms in English, drama and music. Mr Ford is a
highly experienced Upper Key Stage 2 teacher, with curriculum specialisms in mathematics, design &
technology and PE. Mr Ford is returning to the UK after leading schools in Thailand and Romania.
Reception
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Classteacher
Mrs Gibbons
Mrs Wallace (Tuesday)
Mrs Telford (Monday Wednesday)
Mrs Noble (Thursday Friday)
Mr Gilbert
Miss Cottrell
Mr Wilson
Miss Fray
Mr Ford

Teaching Assistant
Mrs Morris (Monday Wednesday am)
Mrs Wallace (Wednesday pm Friday)
Mrs Stroud (Tuesday Thursday)
Miss Davis (Tuesday and Thursday)

Mrs Browne (Monday Friday)

The following staff will be providing specialist teaching


Mrs Hetherington English in Years 5 & 6
Mrs McMahon - French in Years 3 to 6
Mrs Batchelor - Music in Years 5 & 6
Mrs Macdonald - Outdoor Learning in Years 1 to 4
SRFootball Development - PE in Years 1, 2, 4, & 5
Mrs McMahon English support throughout the school
Mrs Middleton Mathematics support throughout the school
Mrs Batchelor Speech & Language support throughout the school
Mrs White will continue to provide support in her role as Learning Mentor on a Monday, Tuesday and
Friday.
The planned class transition days will be on Monday 06 and Tuesday 07 July. Your child will start the
transition day lining up on the playground when the bell rings. Your child will then stay with their new
classteacher all day. Year 6 will be spending the days with Miss Pemberton and Mr Coleclough. Please
introduce yourself to your child/rens new teacher at the end of the school day.
Leadership Team
Whilst Mrs McCrimmon is on maternity leave Mrs Gibbons will be the Deputy Headteacher; Mr Gilbert will be
leading Key Stage 1 and Mr Ford will be leading Key Stage 2.

Thank you for your donations to


the PTA Summer Fun Raffle Prizes
we really appreciate your
support.

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Great News.
We are delighted to inform you that Sport England has awarded Cheshire Academies Trust a Sports Grant for
a Multi Use Games Area. This offer replaces the original offer of 02 June 2014 to Mill View Primary School.
The Award will be used to provide a 12m x 7m games space with safety flooring and floor markings; a
meander trail on our playground and activity surfacing in the Reception outdoor area.
We anticipate the work will be completed by 31 August 2015 and the school will be dedicating the MUGA to
the memory of Danny Jones. Danny, father of Holly in Year 6, and a former football coach for Chester
FC Academy died of a brain tumour in March. Dannys mother Debbie was a governor at Mill View and we are
delighted that Debbie and Tara, Dannys wife, have given us permission to dedicate the MUGA to the memory
of Danny. There will be an official opening of the MUGA in the new academic year.

Parent Governor
As you are aware via previous communication Mrs Joanne Wraiges four year
office will commence at the next full governing body on 01 July 2015 as
governor responsible for Safeguarding. The Safeguarding cards have been
printed and a copy will be coming home next week. The card includes
contact numbers for Domestic Abuse, Childline and NSPCC. There is an
electronic copy uploaded on the school website and hard copies in the school
entrance as usual.
Sports Day and National Sports Week (week commencing Monday 22 June)
Mrs Burt-Williams and Miss Pemberton are busy planning exciting sporting
events for National Sports Week and we will keep you informed of these
events in our newsletters. To coincide with National Sports Week our
Sports Day will take place on Tuesday 23 June and the PTA Summer Fun Run
on Friday 26 June 4pm.
Winter School Uniform
As a reminder the winter school uniform at Mill View School is
Girls
Boys
Grey trousers or skirt
Grey trousers
White polo shirt* or red polo shirt*
White polo shirt* or red polo shirt*
White shirt
White shirt
Red sweatshirt/cardigan*
Red sweatshirt*
Red knitted cardigan/jumper
Red knitted cardigan/jumper
White/grey socks
White/grey socks
PE Kit for boys and girls
Indoor - white t-shirt*; black shorts and black pumps
Outdoor for Years 1 to 6 white t-shirt*; black track suit bottoms*; black track suit
jacket*; and trainers (Years 3 to 6 only)
*items can be purchased via www.stitchdesign.co.uk

If you need to purchase uniform with the school logo on ready for September the last date for ordering is
Sunday 21 June for delivery by the end of term and Sunday 02 August for the start of the academic year
2015/16 via the website www.stitchdesign.co.uk. The uniform, with the school badge, which can be
purchased, is
Red sweatshirt
crew neck

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Red cardigan

Polo shirt
white or red

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Red fleece jacket

PE t-shirt

Red reversible jacket

Tracksuit jacket
- black

Book bags

no other bags to
be used, except
PE bags

Tracksuit bottoms
- black

Hair Auction
One of our parents, Tracy Kilner, is donating
her hair to The Little Princess Trust who make
wigs for children suffering with hair loss. A hairdresser will be cutting Tracys
hair off on Friday 19 June in school.
How can you help? Tracy is asking asking families to donate money on her
just giving page www.justgiving.com/tracykilner. She is raising money
for cancer research by donating her hair and also running in Race for Life.
This is her story
I'm joining Cancer Research UK's Race for Life this year. Please join the fight by digging deep and sponsoring
me - it's quick, easy and totally secure.
People tend to recognise me or remember me because of my hair. I have lots! My Nanan Elizabeth, my aunty
Pam and my dear friend Sussy all lost their hair when having treatment. How often we joke about bad hair
days and do not realise how important it is to us until we lose it, and although it is nothing , it makes us
look/feel rubbish and unattractive and on top of how bad we feel some days and smiling when it hurts.. we
still (deep down) want to look pretty and my hair is very much what I am, so I am going to auction plats of
my hair, God willing to good bidders and raise money while losing my feminine self for love.
Events like this are vital in funding Cancer Research UK's life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and
treating cancer. By sponsoring me, we can unite and create an army that cancer can't ignore. By sponsoring
me, we will beat cancer sooner.

Special Educational Needs Change Team Update by Mrs Noble


The SEN Change Team met on 05 June to review the work done over the last eighteen months towards
implementing the new SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) code of practice. There is much to
celebrate: Mill View has a new school policy; an SEN report on the Cheshire West and Chester Local Offer
and a new system of Plan, Do, Review to support childrens progress. Although these are achievements in
themselves, of greater importance is the raising of inclusive practices across the school. This means that all
childrens learning and wellbeing is supported by a raft of strategies, teacher approaches, changes to the
classroom environment and ways of thinking.
Some parents will receive a questionnaire over the next few weeks asking for their views on how well the
school caters for children with special needs and inviting suggestions as to how we might improve further.
We would be very grateful if you could take the time to complete this as we really do value your opinions.
The SEN Change Team will continue to meet, albeit less frequently, and parents will be informed as to
when this will happen. If you would like to join us, we would be more than happy to see you at our next
meeting. Please email admin@millview.cheshire.sch.uk or telephone the school office if you would like to
join the next meeting.
We would like to thank those parents who have contributed so positively to the SEN Change Team as this
has been an excellent opportunity for parents and the school to work together and improve outcomes for
all our pupils.

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Staffing News
Mrs Anderson has been successful in her application to teach Art at Wilmslow Preparatory School. Mrs
Anderson has worked at Mill View since 2006 and she is very pleased not to be driving from Wilmslow to
Chester in September! I am sure you would like to join me in thanking her for her work at our school and in
wishing her all the very best at her new school.
Mrs Burt-Williams has decided to concentrate on renovating property in September. Although Mrs BurtWilliams will not have a classteacher commitment at Mill View she has agreed to be one of our supply
teachers and we will be delighted to welcome her back. I am sure you would like to join me in thanking her
for her work and wishing her all the very best in her renovation adventure!
Mr Jones, Site Maintenance Officer, is unfortunately off work poorly and is unlikely to be returning to school
until the end of term. Mr Rushan, School Caretaker, will be undertaking the role of Site Maintenance Officer in
Mr Jones absence.
Diary Dates
Thursday 11 June Year 5 taster morning at Upton High School
Friday 12 June Arts weekend at Conway
Monday 15 June ECO council to visit Marks and Spencer at Coliseum
Wednesday 17 June Reception 2015 Starters Evening
Thursday 18 June Year 5 Science Road Show at St Oswalds CE Primary School
Friday 19 June Hair Auction for Cancer Research
Tuesday 23 June Sports Day and Family Picnic
Wednesday 24 June School Choir performing at the Cheshire Show
Thursday 25 June Upton High School Open Evening
Friday 26 June PTA Summer Fun Run 4pm
Tuesday 30 June Year 1 visit to Park Hall Farm, Oswestry
Wednesday 01 July Upton High School Music Festival (Year 4 to Year 6 group)
Monday 06 & Tuesday 07 July New Class Transition Days
Friday 10 July Year 6 visit to Chester University
Wednesday 15 July & Thursday 16 July Key Stage 2 Musical Olivia at Queens Park High School
Friday 17 July Year 6 Leavers Service 10am
Friday 17 July 3pm School closes for pupils

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