Anti-bullying week – odd socks day
Next week is Anti-bullying Week. This year’s theme is ‘Choose Respect’ and we will be joining in with Odd Socks Day on Monday 12 November.
This day is to raise awareness of our differences, individuality and personal choice. There is no need for any payment – your child should simply wear odd socks and join in the fun!
Thank you for your support.
Living and learning – Identity
Our Living and Learning theme this half-term is Identity. Pupils will learn about what makes themselves and others special, valuing the similarities and differences between themselves and others and what is meant by community. This will be taught through our Living and Learning sessions and also a focused week – Anti-bullying week (12 November).
Also this half term, our new school charity will be chosen. Every year, we nominate a new charity to support. This year, we have been supporting MakeAWish. We decide this on the basis of a Talk Time homework, and then school councillors make the final decision.
Our Living and Learning long term plan details the learning for each year group across the year and you can keep up to date with our weekly Living and Learning statements on the parent noticeboard in the playground and also on the school calendar. We will begin and end this half term with a focus on manners.
I apologise when I need to.
I say please and thank you.
Bonfire night themed menu
When we return to school, on Monday 05 November, there will be a bonfire night themed menu.
The polling station is all set up and ready for the annual School Council elections tomorrow.
Good luck to all candidates.
Active travel in October – week three winner
Well done to our week three winner who made active journeys to school every day last week.
Our active travel section on the website has recently been updated. Have a look at some of the initiatives we take part in to encourage a happy and healthy start to the school day.
The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their creative homework about The Great Fire of London with their friends. As always, there were lots of effort put in by the children and they were proud of what they had done.
Living and Learning
In our last PE session, Year One combined PE and Living and Learning. The children had to use some of the 8Rs of learning they have been taught this half term to help them complete the throwing challenge they were faced with.
The children were split into teams of six and had to throw their bean bag into the hoop in the middle of the circle. However, if one bean bag missed the hoop or was touching the hoop, the children had to start again.
Here’s how they used some of the 8Rs:
I can show I am ready to learn – The children were expected to watch demos of me throwing the bean bag as well as others to help them learn.
I remember – The children had to remember what they had been taught about throwing in previous sessions.
I reflect on my learning – If the children missed, they needed to ask themselves, ‘Why did I miss?’ ‘Do I need to throw the bean bag harder or softer?’
I respond to feedback – I was walking round the hall giving the children tips on how to throw the bean bag. The children needed to use this feedback to help them succeed.
I take responsibility for my own learning – If the children were struggling to throw the bean bag into the hoop, they needed to take responsibly and ask for help or watch their friend.
I am resilient – The challenge was frustrating for the children as all six bean bags needed to go into the hoop. The children had to be resilient as a group and not give up.
Active travel in October – week two winner
Well done to our week two active travel winner (08 – 12 October) who was randomly selected to receive the latest £10 voucher.
Our week three winner will be announced early next week.
We have a final weekly prize to award and also a prize for someone who has made an active journey to school every day in October. These prizes will be awarded straight after half term once our Living Streets travel tracker data is available.
Remember an active journey can be walking, biking, scooting or parking away from the school gate and striding the last part of the journey.
School Council are involved in a project to try and reduce the amount of lost property we have at school.
Starting this Friday, lost property will be available to look through in the playground to hopefully reduce the pile we have already this term!
Naming your child’s items helps to get things back to their owners so we will also be offering a clothing name labelling service for 20p per item. Profits will go to our school charity, Make-a-Wish.
New additions to the library – thank you, school councillors
At their final meeting, our current school councillors spent time, using part of their budget, choosing new books for our library.
From sport books to science books, there’s a great selection. The books will soon be available to borrow from the library.