SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAY
The school will be closed on Friday 15th February 2019 for staff training. We will therefore now finish for half term on Thursday 14th February 2019 at 3pm.
YEAR 6 CLASS ASSEMBLY POSTPONED
Year 6 class assembly due to take place next Wednesday, 21st November 2018, has been postponed. Parents will be notified of the new date as soon as it has been arranged. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Thank you for all the ‘Home School Agreements’ and ‘Parental Questionnaires’ that have been returned to school. Results from the questionnaires will be published shortly.
KEEPING SAFE ONLINE
Year 6 have been looking at being safe on the internet and online. The following websites are ones we have used in school, and may be useful for all parents. They give advice and recommendations for what you can do to help children to be safe at home:
POTS AND PANS
Do you have any pots and pans that you no longer need? We are looking to stock our Year 1 outside ‘Mud Kitchen’ and would gratefully appreciate any old pots and pans that you can donate. Thank you.
SUPERHERO DAY FOR WORLD DIABETES!
We raised an amazing amount of £143.20 from the dress up day this week. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
If you would still like to place an order from the Scholastic Book Club leaflet, the deadline for orders is 23rd November 2018.
FRIENDS’ CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
Thank you to everyone who has returned their ‘Christmas Crafts’ slips. As this have proven to be a very popular club, you will receive a text to notify you only if your child has NOT got a place.
DEFINITION OF A PARENT
On occasion we are asked what defines a parent. Here is the definition of a parent as advised by the Local Authority.
The education-related provisions of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 apply to all parents who fall within the definition set out in Section 576 of the Education Act 1996. This defines ‘parent’ as:-
- All natural parents, whether they are married or not
- Any person who, although they are not a natural parent, has parental responsibility (as defined in the Children Act 1989) for a child or young person
- Any person who, although not a natural parent, has care of a child or young person—having care of a child or young person means that a person with whom the child lives and who looks after the child, irrespective of what their relationship is with the child is considered to be a parent in education law.
References to ‘parent’ mean each and every parent coming within the definition, whether acting jointly or separately, and should not be taken to mean that provisions only apply to ‘parent’ in the singular.
At 11am on Friday 9th November the whole school came together in the hall for a two minute silence to remember those who have lost their lives in wars around the world. Everyone then watched a short animated film designed for primary school children. Each class then talked about ‘Remembrance’ and what it means, some children drew pictures and others wrote poems. We were so impressed with their work that we would like to share two poems with you.
Floor was flowers, and the sun bright for hours
Loud animals, BANG BANG, with the sun on the Guy
He went to die, poppies to the grave
It is all they gave.
Men dying, women crying when they are dead
Blood poured, men mad and bad
They die first in war
Lost in Battlefields
Written by a pupil in Year 6
Written by a pupil in Year 5
WORD OF THE WEEK
Tangible—This word means something that’s physical, real, actual, solid or touchable. How would you use this word in your writing?
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
Be so happy that when others see you, they become happy too.