IMPORTANT DATE CHANGES
Please note that Year 3’s Class Assembly will now be held on TUESDAY 27TH MARCH 2018 and not Tuesday 20th March 2018 as per last week’s newsletter. In addition unfortunately it is not now possible to hold the school discos on Friday 9th February 2018. These will now be held on Friday 23rd February 2018, after the half term break.
School would like to thank Caterlink who led knife and fork sessions this week with all children in school. They were taught table manners as well as the correct way to hold and use knives, forks and spoons. Please ask your child to share with you what they learnt from this informative session.
Just a polite reminder that school meals MUST be paid for in advance rather than arrears. If you would like your child to have a school meal please therefore ensure their account is in “credit”. If there is outstanding dinner money due, you may be contacted and asked to provide a packed lunch from home for your child. In addition please remember to pay for school trips promptly by the deadline set. If payment is not received coaches, ferries, etc cannot be booked and paid for and therefore these visits and activities will not then take place. Thank you for your co-operation.
HEALTHWATCH ISLE OF WIGHT
Healthwatch Isle of Wight is an independent local consumer champion and signposting service. It works with decision makers and service providers to help improve health and social care services on the Island. Healthwatch Isle of Wight has been commissioned by the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group to engage with local people to find out their needs around primary health care and to ensure that people can access the primary care services they need, when they need them. From 30th September 2017, as part of a government pilot scheme, there has been a range of routine (pre-booked) appointments for GPs, Practice Nurses and other health care workers, outside of your GP surgery’s normal opening hours and some of these may be offered at other GP surgeries. Initially this would be for a limited range of consultations and appointments as GP practices look at what their patients need. This survey contains 30 questions in 5 sections and will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Each section gives you the opportunity to expand on your answers and give further feedback if you would like to comment further. Paper copies of the survey will shortly be distributed by school or alternatively the survey can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/iwschools.
Thank you to the parents from Year R who attended our Maths family learning session this week. We hope you found this session useful. More sessions have been arranged for the next few weeks for Years 1 to 4. These are aimed at helping you further support your child at home. If you would like to attend, please return the slips sent home or ask at the school office for more information.
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION PSHE & RSE SURVEY
DfE has launched a call for evidence as part of its review of changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE
The current statutory guidance for teaching Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) that was introduced in 2000 is being updated after legislation was passed by Parliament earlier this year to make relationships education compulsory in all primary schools and relationships and sex education compulsory in all secondary schools.
As part of the review process the government is asking parents, teachers and young people to help shape the new curriculum.
Full information about the review is available here https://consult.education.gov.uk/life-skills/pshe-rse-call-for-evidence/supporting_documents/Sex%20and%20Relationships%20Education%20%20A%20call%20for%20evidence.pdf and a
Young people’s call for evidence can be found here https://consult.education.gov.uk/life-skills/pshe-rse-call-for-evidence/supporting_documents/Sex%20and%20Relationships%20Education%20%20Young%20peoples%20call%20for%20evidence.pdf.
The call for evidence will extend over an 8 week period until 12th February 2018 and invites views on age-appropriate content on mental wellbeing, staying safe online and LGBT issues in the updated subjects.
ISLAND ROADS—FOOTWAY RESURFACING
We have received notification from Island Roads that they will shortly be resurfacing the pavements in Atkinson Drive. From approximately 6th February 2018 there may be parking restrictions, barriers, signage and parts of the footpath may be closed. Please, especially during this time, remember to park sensibly and courteously, not blocking our neighbours’ drives and do not obstruct the work taking place. Unfortunately we are still receiving complaints this week about cars being dangerously parked on corners, which does not allow pedestrians to cross safely.
NEXT WEEK’S MENU
YOUNG ARCHAEOLOGISTS CLUB
NEWPORT TRAVEL FORUM
WORD OF THE WEEK
Optimism A mental attitude reflecting a belief or hope that the outcome of some specific endeavour, or outcomes in general, will be positive.
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
I am prepared to succeed