This week our theme is Kindness and, as it's World Kindness Day, we're all finding lovely things to say about each other. It's also Anti Bullying Week with the theme of All Different, All Equal. The School Council are well equipped to lead the way with several members having been trained at the Anti Bullying Conference in October.
This week most classes are holding parents' evening on Tuesday and Thursday. It's the perfect time to discuss how well your child is doing at school and how you can support at home. The Foundation Stage a re holding their events in the classrooms but all other class teachers are in the main hall. We look forward to seeing you there.
Dance City are giving Year 6 a free dance workshop on Tuesday afternoon. Our Dance Club are having a wonderful time on a Wednesday after school and Alex really impressed his Year 4 group during the first session by walking across the floor on his hands. That takes great core strength as well as amazing flexibility.
The Mystery of the Morrison's Shopping Trolley-It was a bright yet breezy October morning when we discovered a shopping trolley in our playground...... A great story starter I'm sure but we'd like to return the trolley back to Morrisons. If anyone is walking that way in the next week or so and would be able to wheel it down to its natural habitat we'd be very grateful!
SDPS Public Speaking Competition-coming up for Key Stage 2 is a new exciting competition designed to develop children's confidence in speaking before a large audience. You'd be amazed at how nerve wracking this is even for teachers and, as we are aspiring to create leaders of the future, it's a skill we feel we can help to develop at a very early age.
In the competition, Years 3 and 4 will be invited to speak for 3 minutes and Years 5 and 6 for 4 minutes on one of the following themes:
Children will be expected to speak without props, Powerpoints or notes.
Children have about 4 weeks to prepare so it's time to start thinking through the themes and planning speeches.