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It’s been a funny old week? Was that really only four days?
School has been a hive of activity, as always, with everyone back in ‘full swing’, following the lovely, long, hot, sunny weekend.
Aside from their teaching duties, teachers and school leaders have been in meetings for much of the week. Topics under discussion have included:
- the teaching of RE under the new SIAMS framework
- Funding streams - we are always on the lookout for ideas to raise additional funds for our school to give pupils the best resources and educational opportunities possible
Next week is KS2 SATS week, commencing Monday 14th. Monday’s tests will centre on spelling, grammar and punctuation, with reading on Tuesday and maths later on in the week.
This Friday will see the last of our maths booster sessions and we hope Year 6 children will reflect on all they have learned as well as endeavouring to get plenty of rest over the weekend. Children (and parents!) should relax, keep calm and maintain perspective; anxiety will do nothing to improve outcomes!
We are looking forward to our mock royal wedding ceremony next Friday. Preparations are well underway with Mrs Buckley as nominated royal wedding coordinator and pupil representatives have been selected from Year 5 to act out the parts of the royal couple and other participants. We are grateful to Reverend Sarah and Mr Roger Crocker who have kindly agreed to conduct and accompany the ceremony respectively. We are hoping for pleasant weather so that the children may gather on the lawns for cake and squash following the formalities of the ceremony. A representative of the Women’s Institute has kindly agreed to judge our cake competition and Mrs Buckley and I look forward to selecting the winning hat creations.
E- Safety: We make every effort to protect children from online hazards and we know that parents do likewise at home. It is important for adults to keep up to date with any new threats to children’s safety and parents may find the following worthy of further inspection:
Fortnite - Battle Royale - for 12+ violent content and no proof of age required to sign up
Marvel Strike Force - rated 12 and unsuitable for primary school children; no proof of age required when signing up, can be addictive and includes violent content.
The NSPCC also produces some useful information that parents may find helpful and can be accessed by cutting and pasting the following link into your browser: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
Have a lovely weekend!