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Week Beginning 10th February

Week Beginning 10th February


This week is ‘Safer Internet Week’ at The Hayes.  The Official National Safer Internet Day is actually on Tuesday 11th February, however we have decided we will be having a week to think about the important issues concerned with keeping us safe online.  All children will be bringing home some ‘e-safety homework’ to do over half term, so please watch out for this and thank you in advance for your support.


On Monday, as part of their current topic on space, Year 4 will be enjoying a special visit from the ‘Space Dome’ which will be landing in our school! We hope the children will enjoy finding out more about our planet Earth and our solar system, through this all day science workshop.  Their day will be filled with fun and interactive scientific learning.


On Wednesday the Year 5 and Year 6 children will be joining in with a ‘Pop Up Press Office’ media workshop.  John Young, who is a TV newsreader and reporter for BBC South East Today, and his pop up Newsroom will be coming into school to spend the morning working with Year 5 children and the afternoon with Year 6.  This is a unique chance for the children to see a TV newsreader in their classroom, develop their own understanding of the role news will play in their lives and find out what it's like to be a TV journalist!  This sounds like fabulous fun and I am sure will stimulate even more on-going activities in class.


We are carrying out interviews on Wednesday for a Specialist Teaching Assistant to support hearing impaired children and their families.  We look forward to hopefully reporting our new appointment soon.


The CSMA rehearsals continue in school this Wednesday afternoon for the Junior children.  Please note this rehearsal does not finish until 3.30pm.


On Thursday there is an Infants fun afternoon at school in the hall, to include games and music.  The Infants Fun Afternoon starts at 4:30pm and children will need to be collected at 5:20pm.  The Lower Junior Disco will follow at 5.30 and will finish at 6.45pm.  Finally our Upper Junior Disco will be held from 6.45 to 8.00pm.


Friday is an INSET day for staff and Governors, and consequently the school is closed to children. We hope you all have a wonderful half term break and look forward to seeing you back on Monday 24th February 2014.