Mother and Daughter's Evening
Excitement is building as we head towards our long awaited Mother and Daughter's evening. There are many entertaining and exciting activities waiting for you and you can enter the maths quiz and general knowledge quiz for fabulous prizes. Tickets include a light supper and can be purchased from the school office. £2.50 per adult and £1 per child.
Tuesday is Safer Internet Day which we will mark with an assembly on this theme. Every class has a lesson each half term on the safe use of technology but, whilst no child is allowed internet access without an adult supervising in school, we are reminding parents that they too have a responsibility at home. It's not just about computers, laptops and ipads, but also about computerised games and telephones. The question we all need to ask is "Do we know who are children are talking to through technology?"
There have been a few concerns raised by parents and the local community about irresponsible driving and parking outside of school. No matter how anxious you are to get off to work, please think about safety of the people around you first.
This week Mrs Smith, Mr. Howe and I will be attending termly training for child protection and safeguarding. Mrs Smith is now our Designated Officer with Mr. Howe and myself being her deputies.
Mrs Wilson will be attending training in science. With the new curriculum fully embedded we are now in a position to review and adapt it so that children are even more engaged in their learning. Mrs Wilson is embarking on leading science throughout the school so we look forward to any innovative approaches she brings back into school.
Mr. Howe, Miss Brunton and Mr. Ashton are launching into Action Research ad undertaking training on Friday morning with me. Action Research is the perfect vehicle for school development and will, in 2015-16,impact on the whole teaching staff to improve our teaching further.
Mr. Howe will be attending training in the management of children who present challenging behaviour. So many of our children have impeccable behaviour that we rarely need these strategies but they are useful to have at your fingertips should there be a situation to diffuse.
Shakespeare Rocks-Drama Club Returns!
After the unbelievable performance of "Archibald's War" we are ready to launch into rehearsals for our new production. After a very intensive Autumn term, the break has been wonderful but we are missing working with the children on Wednesday. Letters for interested children will come out this week.