Everyday Hero Day
What a treat it was to join the children in our Foundation Stage Unit today as they celebrated their Everyday Hero/heroes. We had mams and dads (of course), firefighters, physiotherapists, doctors and my personal favourites: a Mrs Wilson look-a-like and a Newcastle Falcons' rugby player. It is important that our children recognise that heroes often come in different shapes and sizes.
Anti Bullying Week
This week was national Anti Bullying Week. Classes have been explore bullying and strategies for dealing with bullies whether face to face or online, around the simple word: respect. Our School Council have told us that, as a school, we seem to be dealing with children's behaviour very well, with our councillors reporting that bullying is rare at SDPS and that teachers deal with any incidents that may eventually spiral into bullying. Of course, we don't believe any school can be complacent so must keep on promoting respect, kindness and good social skills. On Monday, our school councillors will be heading over to Monkwearmouth Academy for an Anti-Bullying Conference.
Golden Book nominees
This week our school value is: "Aspiration". The children nominated for the Golden Book were:
Y1: Max - Aspiring to become a better scientist.
Y2: Esme - Aspiring to be her very best.
Y3: Kieran - Aspiring to be a better writer.
Y4: James - Aspiring to be a better writer.
Y5: Lacey - Show aspirational qualities in her class to all work.
Y6: Sarah - Trying to be the best she can be.