This week’s been a busy one – the first of our two themed weeks in the year. This one’s been Me and My Money. Ask your child what they’ve been learning about. Our Living and Learning Curriculum Guide lists the learning that we’ve been focusing on in school – see page 17.
Sticking to Living and Learning…
Bullying, Odd Socks and STOP
Next Monday, 13 November, is Anti-Bullying Day. This year’s theme is ‘Make noise about bullying’ and we will be taking part in Odd Socks Day on this day.
Odd Socks Day raises awareness of our differences, individuality and personal choice. Your child can come to school wearing odd socks (with their uniform) to celebrate what makes them unique.
Remember our two STOP acronyms about bullying:
- the definition: Several Times On Purpose
- the solution: Start Telling Other People
The whole-school attendance figure for Autumn 1 half-term was 96.9%. The national figure from 11 September to 13 October 2023 was 93.7% – we’re over three percentage points higher than national! Thank you for making sure your child attends school as much as possible.
Here’s a breakdown for each class…
- Reception – 91.5%
- Year 1 – 96.8%
- Year 2 – 98.3% – brilliant!
- Year 3 – 98.4% – amazing attendance!
- Year 4 – 97.9%
- Year 5 – 98.6%
- Year 6 – 96.7%
Remember to check this new NHS website if you’re not sure whether your child is ill enough to miss out on school.
If your child’s in Year 3, 4, 5 or 6, they should be practising their times tables regularly at home – a little every day is best for most children. Children in Year 4 are expected to know their times tables with quick recall, and the matching division facts – check out this guide.
A good way to practise is to use Times Tables Rock Stars. The Times Tables Rock Stars website has just been updated, including:
- intro video
- parent guide
- the importance of times tables
- free downloadables
Have a happy and healthy weekend.