Friday 5th February 2021

Thank you to everyone who has joined in the class live discussion sessions this week.  We know that many of you have enjoyed seeing each other on Showbie and being able to catch up with your friends. Class teachers will continue to let you know the time of the live taught session each day, and we look forward to seeing lots of children taking part.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday 9th February and, as we have included items on the Blog over the last couple of weeks, the promotion of this has never been more important than during the current lockdown.

This year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction? Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally with the slogan:        Together for a better internet.

More details and information /activities can be found at:

Safer Internet Day 2021 | Safer Internet Centre

Children’s Mental Health Week

Activities have been shared with children this week to support Children’s Mental Health Week and the theme of Express Yourself. We had some great examples of children expressing themselves to music and in other ways. The Reception children also listened to “The Huge Bag of Worries” story, discussing how they can make their worries go away with their parents/carers. Other classes have also enjoyed the daily lessons using the ELSA resources.

HeadStart

HeadStart promotes children and young people’s emotional wellbeing in schools, at home, in the community, and online. Working with partners, the aim is to improve resilience and provide support at an early stage to enable children and young people to better cope in difficult circumstances. During Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, HeadStart have launched their new newsletter. These will come out each fortnight and will be packed with resources to support school communities. Click on the link below:

HeadStart Newsletter Feb 1st

Courses for Parents

Action for Happiness

We need each other more than ever right now! This month the focus is on reaching out to connect with others and doing our best to be a good friend. Our acts of kindness and connection ripple out and impact so many more people than we realise – and they also boost our own happy hormones too! In stressful times people around us may be feeling the strain, so let’s try to keep calm, take time to listen and show compassion.

Contact Details

Just a reminder to parents/carers to keep the academy office up to date with any new contact telephone numbers. This is not only extremely important for being able to contact you but also to ensure that families eligible receive their food vouchers.

Home Learning

We can now offer children from Year 1 to Year 6 the opportunity to loan their school iPad.  Please contact the academy office if you would like to take up this offer to support your child’s access to Showbie.

Critical Worker Places

If you require a critical worker place in the academy please contact the academy office. Places must be booked by Monday at 12 noon to start the following week to allow us to plan numbers and keep staff and children as safe as possible.

Breakfast Packs

We have received another delivery of breakfast packs today.  Please pop in and collect one from the entrance to the academy if you are passing on your daily walk.

Times Tables Rockstars…

Year 6 – Alfie and Reece

Year 5 – Josie and Max

Year 4 – Reiley and Thomas

Year 3 – Leo and Olly

Year 2 – Paige and Maddy

B3A – Albie and Luca

B2H – Alexis and Noah

Spelling Shed Leader Board

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Please continue to stay safe and follow the Lockdown rules.

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