Week Beginning 2nd May 2022
Week Beginning 2nd May 2022.
Welcome back to one and all. We hope you have had a wonderful spring break and that your children have also enjoyed their first week back in school. It has certainly been busy and incredibly fun and photos can be seen of our many events on our school website.
St George’s Day: thank you to all the children who wore their Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Scouts and Beavers uniforms on Monday in recognition of St George’s Day. It was great to hear about their activities outside of school and learn about some of the badges they have achieved.
Mental Health Champions: on Wednesday, the children in Year 4 took part in a workshop to learn how to become Mental Health Champions. Through this workshop the children learnt more about how they can look after their own mental health and wellbeing needs and considered ways that they can use their new knowledge and skills to help other children across the school.
Visiting Farm: also on Wednesday, we were delighted to welcome the visiting farm into school. Our Year 1 children thoroughly enjoyed being up close with the animals and learning more about how to care and look after them.
Stephen Lawrence Day, 22nd April: on Friday, Aprayer and Ellie presented a virtual assembly with Miss Slade about Stephen Lawrence, we could not do this on his actual day because it was during the Spring break. The girls spoke about Stephen, his life and about how his legacy- the many positive aspects of Stephen’s story can inspire us all to live OUR best life. It is important that we all understand the part we play in creating a world where we can all flourish, excel, be safe, healthy and be the best we can be, where we continue to embrace inclusion and challenge racism.
School Governors: we have also been visited this week (and just before the holidays too) by some of our school governors who have been spending time with our subject co-ordinators to learn more about our curriculum. After 2 years of COVID restrictions, it is great to be in a position once more to welcome them back into school.
Free School Meals: just a reminder that if you are in receipt of benefits you may be entitled to free school meals, please use the link to check: Free School Meal Eligibility Checker (lgfl.org.uk) The government have now extended free school meals to families with no recourse to public funds, please check the guidance, Providing free school meals to families with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) If you think you may be entitled please let the school office know.
Curriculum Maps: early next week, you will receive a curriculum map, outlining what the children will be learning in each year group this term in school. We are always grateful for parental support and would like to encourage you to continue to read with your children at least 4 times a week, making a note in their yellow book or via the reading app. Thank you.
Bank Holiday: next week, Monday 2nd May is a Bank Holiday and, as such, school will be closed to the children on this day. We hope you enjoy the extended weekend. We also have an INSET day on Thursday 5th and will be closed to children. On this day, our school will be used as a polling station so we have tied in an INSET day with this date in order to avoid any unnecessary/additional school closures.
Class Assembly: next week, the children in class 7 will also be recording their class assembly. This will be uploaded onto Google classroom for parents and carers to see.
SATs: throughout the month of May, children in Year 2 will be sitting their SATs tests. These will be administered to the children by a familiar adult and helps to inform a teacher assessment judgement that will be shared with you in your child’s end of year report that goes home in July.
Deaf Awareness Week: next week in school we shall be celebrating Deaf Awareness week and Miss Slade will be raising awareness of hearing impairments and promoting the positive aspects of living with deafness in her whole school virtual assembly on Friday.
Lastly, we would like to say ‘Eid Mubarak’ to all our families who may be celebrating Eid, which is likely to be on this coming Monday/Tuesday. We hope you enjoy some very special family celebrations over the Bank Holiday weekend.