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Firstly, I would like to wish all those celebrating Lunar New Year,  a lovely time with their family and friends. Kung Hei Fat Choi! If you would like to be involved in the celebrations, there are lots of events taking place across Manchester. Please see details of the events taking place below.


This week has been children’s mental health week in school, classes have completed a range of activities to raise awareness, ensuring all our children are able to talk about their feelings and know where they can get help.  Please encourage the children to talk through their feelings at home.  Our pastoral team continue to offer support before school and throughout the school day.  They offer a drop in during unstructured times to ensure support is readily available.

All families in receipt of benefit related free school meals should now have received a voucher for the half term break.  Please contact the office if you have any issues. If you are currently in receipt of universal credit and have not received vouchers, please speak with a member of the office team to check eligibility.  Likewise, if there are any families who require support at this time please speak to a member of our pastoral team. 


Following the half term break, we will be launching our new spring menu, offering new dishes such as Naan Bread Pizza, Meat Free Dippers and Tuna Arrabiata Pasta, alongside many of our favourite dishes.  There are also a range of new deserts, such as strawberry flapjack!  We would encourage all children to try them, especially those on benefit related FSM or children in reception, Year 1 and 2 who can eat free! Just book through the app. 


Finally, as we finish for the half term, I would like to thank you for your continued support.


Wishing you all a lovely half term break.

Mrs Silk

Upcoming Events:                                

Saturday 10th February      Chinese New Year

Monday 19th February        School Opens

Wednesday 21st Feb          Flowery Friends Meeting 5 30pm

Wednesday 28th Feb          Eid planning event 9am

Tuesday 5th March            Y6 Trip to Halle

Thursday 7th March           World Book Day

Friday 22nd March            Non Uniform Day (Please bring in a chocolate donation)


Tuesday 26th March           Parents’ Evening – Consultations for the spring term will take place over the telephone.

Wednesday 27th March       Easter Egg Bingo

Thursday 28th March         Y4 Trip to Lowry Theatre

Thursday  28th March        School Closes for Easter Holidays

                                 Morning and After School Clubs End

Monday 15th April             School Opens for Summer Term

Wednesday 17th April         Eid Celebration Event


Chinese New Year Events

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February

Manchester Chinese New Year Celebrations

On Sunday, performances will begin at 12pm at the Oxford Street and George Street junction, before the parade makes its way to Chinatown via Portland Street, Princess Street and Faulkner Street.

It will conclude in Chinatown which is celebrating the event with a live performance stage, fun fair, Chinese arts and crafts workshops and a street food market from 12pm until 8pm, featuring an illuminated dragon finale at 6pm.

Sunday 11th February 11-3

Manchester Art Gallery

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the art gallery. (Free Entry)

To mark the ‘Year of the Dragon’ join us at the gallery for a dragon themed trail. Can you spot them all?

Join in with the Year of the Dragon activities:

  • Pick up a sketch book and pencil from the Lion’s Den and explore the gallery on our dragon themed trail.
  • Show your sketches to a member of staff in The Lion’s Den (Gallery 1) to claim your free dragon sticker.
  • Take the trail home with you with our free Bloomberg Connects app and share the fun.




Half Term Events

Monday 12th February 10-11

Hyde Library

Make Me A Story - Half Term Activity Session    Crafts, games and treasure hunt on a storytelling theme.

No need to book, just come along on the day.

Tuesday 13th February 11-3

Portland Basin

Pop Up Valentines Cards

Nothing says 'I love you' more than a beautifully created Valentine’s card, especially if it is a pop-up one. During this workshop, led by professional craft maker Caroline Coates, you will have all the materials to make your own card for that someone special.

Suitable for all ages, children must be supervised at all times. The activity costs £1.30 per child - please buy your ticket at the museum reception desk. Please note you may have to wait for a space at the craft table during busy times.


Wednesday 14th  February 2-3

Stalybridge Library

Make Me A Story - Half Term Activity Session    Crafts, games and treasure hunt on a storytelling theme.

No need to book, just come along on the day.

Sunday 18th February

Portland Basin

We're delighted to announce Portland Basin Museum's second Steampunk event. What is Steampunk you say? It has been described as imagining the future through the lens of being a Victorian!  Victorian time travellers ready to head on an adventure. It is sure to be a spectacle and lots of fun.

Working with local Steampunk enthusiasts we have planned a variety of market stalls selling Steampunk clothing and accessories, plus the amazing spectacle of seeing people dressed to impress in their Steampunk finery.


Manchester Art Gallery

Play, explore and experiment this February half term. 

Discover the power of play with a programme of free, hands-on fun, games and challenges for all ages. 

  • Pick up a Play Passport—follow your curiosity and find pop-up activities across the museum 
  • Explore the Rust Retreat—a sensory experience inspired by Manchester's industrial past and present 
  • Spark your imagination at the Story Station
  • Get hands-on and find out how play creates innovation and scientific discovery


Add a ticket to Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You and journey through the digestive system with interactive games and challenges, fun facts and fascinating objects on a special mission to find out what happens to food when we eat. 

Play your way through the very best video games from the past five decades with a ticket to Power Up—the ultimate gaming experience. 

Enjoy family favourites in our free, permanent galleries. See science in action in our interactive gallery, Experiment. Meet mighty machines in the Textiles Gallery and discover world changing ideas in Revolution Manchester. Explore incredible objects from Professor Stephen Hawking's office in our highlights display.