Week ending 9th October 2020
Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day and today we came together, wearing yellow to support our mental health #HelloYellow. The mental health and wellbeing of our children, staff and yourself is incredibly important. We all need something to look forward to, to feel positive about the future. Today in our virtual assembly (filmed live in Class 11 and streamed to all classes), we had a focus on our mental health and to show everyone that we’re not alone- we are here for each other.
We also spoke about who we could talk to if we needed to and what we can do for our well-being. It is ok to sometimes feel ‘not ok’. We discussed that it is important to share a problem with an adult or a friend, but adults sometimes can help more. Class 11 decided that sharing a problem is better and that there are many ways to look after our mental health:
1) Talking about your feelings
2) Keeping active - exercise
3) Eating well – healthy food
4) Drinking water and sleeping well – don’t go to bed late
5) Keeping in touch with your friends and family when you can
6) Asking for help if you need it
7) Taking a break – could be a five-minute pause, could be to explore somewhere new with your family, could be to play with friends but we all need ‘me time’.
8) Do something you are good at or you enjoy.
9) Care for others
10) Accept who you are – you are good enough.
Let’s be kind to each other and make the world a kinder place. At a time when it’s needed most, we all need to come together to support people’s mental well being on World Mental Health Day and beyond.
Achievement Certificates- well done to all below children whose names were read out in our virtual assembly today:
Rainforest: Roman - for growing in confidence and coming in to school independently. For also being kind and caring towards his new friends.
Safari: Kieran- for settling into school so well and for always being such a kind and helpful friend.
Class 1: Skylar- for her improved handwriting and presentation. Super effort Skylar!
Class 2: Rocco- for using his phonics independently to write about Stick man.
Class 3: Joshua- for making incredible progress with his phonics.
Class 4: Sunaya- for having an excellent attitude towards her learning and showing great progress in maths this week.
Class 5: Oliver- for working so hard to learn extra spellings and scoring full marks in our weekly spelling tests.
Class 6: Aimee- for her continued effort in maths, impressing Mrs Piamya with the challenges she is able to complete.
Class 7: Silah- for his wonderful use of alliteration and prepositional phrases in his Varjak Paw poem.
Class 8: Finley- for using excellent figurative language in his poem.
Class 9: Theo- for working really hard with all of his work this week.
Class 10: Humza- for his use of fantastic descriptive vocabulary in his diary writing.
Class 11: Divine- for showing responsibility for her learning and thinking of ways to help others.
Class 12: Nesrin for persevering through a maths problem, despite finding it really tricky.
Well done all! Elbow bumps to all of you!
Tuesday 13th October: we were having a KS1 Cross Country day on this day, we are afraid it is going to be postponed due to a booking of a 360° virtual tour for our 2021 EYFS parents. Ordinarily, we would be touring our parents around the school and giving a presentation about what The Hayes has to offer, however, this cannot now be the case, sadly. Please watch out for a 360° tour on our website though! On this day (Tuesday), please can all children come to school in their smart school uniform (unless they are having their usual, scheduled PE lesson). We are currently finding another date for the Cross Country day. Thank you.
A message from our PTA: Hi everyone, we hope you are all well and the children have settled back into school life and happy to be back with their friends.
As I am sure you are all aware, the PTA's job to fundraise for the school has now become very difficult due to Covid 19 Rules and Regulations, but it is not impossible and I wanted to let you know that the committee is still as dedicated as ever and we won't let anything stand in our way of raising funds for the school and our children. However, it is more of a challenge and many of our regular events can no longer take place for the foreseeable future - we are busy behind the scenes trying to think of new ideas.
Over the years we have always been very successful at raising money for our school. This is down to the fantastic PTA team and all of you. It's a team effort and we all do it for the children. As a result, we do have a healthy sum of money in our account that we plan to put to good use. The biggest upcoming purchase is to buy new ipads and laptops for school. Unfortunately, the money will dwindle and we need to be mindful of this and raise funds where we can. We do have a few ideas that will be shared in the forthcoming PTA newsletter.
We know that our Xmas Fair and Breakfast with Santa will be very much missed this year, but it is our aim to keep Christmas alive for the children and we will do everything we can to make sure this special time for many is still fun and exciting.
Finally, I would like to remind you that anyone is welcome to join the PTA – including our new Reception parents. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. We welcome new faces and fresh ideas with open arms. We also have a group called FOTH (Friends of the Hayes) If you don't have the time to be a PTA member but would like to help out occasionally you can join. Please email at the same address if you would like to become a member of FOTH.
Please follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thehayespta to keep up to date with all the fund-raising events and our events website: www.pta-events.co.uk/thehayes Finally a reminder about second hand uniforms- if you wish to purchase or donate, please email email@example.com
Danni Harrington and The PTA Team
News from the office
Please can we politely remind your to clear your balance on your Wraparound Care account.
When you are collecting your child/ren at the end of the day, please do not allow them to play on the tyres adjacent to the swimming pool and climb on the outside wall. Thank you
That just leaves us to say, have a fantastic weekend and see you all next week! Stay safe!
The Hayes Team