We raised a fantastic £522 for Comic Relief this year... thanks to all the children coming in with their red noses and red outfits!
As we talked about in assembly, this money goes to support Comic Relief in its mission of creating 'a just world, free from poverty'.
We have been talking about how to use social media safely. Social media is anything where we communicate with other people using technology, whether it is a text message, email, or other social media platforms like Instagram (13 yrs) and Whatsapp (16 yrs) that you have to be older to use.
We have agreed that it is important to:
KEEP IT LIGHT: Zero dramas! Social media isn't the place for airing intensely personal information. Talk to someone on your Helping Hand, face to face, instead...
KEEP IT BRIGHT: Be smart, think before you click - what you post can never be deleted. Think about the consequences tomorrow, next week, and in ten years' time!
KEEP IT POLITE: Would you say that to somebody face to face? Would you be OK with your mum/dad seeing it? What about your headteacher? Or the police?
Please can you reinforce and model these messages with our children at home.
We have been working as a staff team to undertake a full review of our curriculum.
Thinking about the curriculum is not just being clear about 'what' children learn; it includes knowing 'why' we want children to learn things and 'how' we are going to deliver this in an exciting and inspiring way.
We have pulled this together into one large framework to give us a clear overview.
During March, we are thinking about the importance of showing respect to each other, to our elders, and to people in positions of authority.
We are also thinking about how to respectfully express our views when we disagree with someone.
Thank you to all the staff who were up early this morning, clearing the paths and getting the site ready for the children. Special thanks go to Mr Sharp and Mr Skinner who worked especially hard!
And thank you to Jake, for making me a mini snowman for my desk! :)
Just a reminder that the best place to check for the latest announcements about possible closure is on the school website. The banner notification will always have the latest information.
You can also sign up for alerts via the Everbridge notification system - sign up here.
Also, a final reminder that, if the school is open, all children are expected to attend. Unless there are truly exceptional reasons, any absences will be marked as unauthorised.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to seeing the children back at the normal time on Wednesday 9th January 2019.