The Week in Brief
By Headteacher, Emma McGill
As you know our topic this term is ‘Space’. We try to make cross curricular links wherever we can and the children have been learning about space in Science and also writing space themed articles and stories.
As a school we try to communicate as much as possible about the learning that goes on in school. The children are very busy all day and they are often tired when they get home. They sometimes aren’t very communicative about what they have been doing all day. Respect, responsibility and resilience are very important to us and we are always looking for opportunities to promote these values. We strive to promote our values throughout the day. Every day we have an assembly which is an opportunity for us to come together and learn collectively. A parent suggested to me a while ago that I let you know what the focus of our assemblies over the week has been. I loved this idea and from now on will endeavour to let you know about our assemblies.
Assemblies this week:
||Story: Deep in the Woods – A story about co-operation and correcting mistakes
||Our RE focus for this half term is Judaism. We watched several short clips from BBC Bitesize about Jewish families. We talked about respecting the beliefs of others and the importance of understanding that not everyone is the same.
||PCSO Chris Brabrook came to speak the children about safety and ‘safe strangers’.
We welcomed our local police officer, PCSO Brabrook into school on Wednesday and some people even got to try on his uniform! He came to speak to the children about staying safe when they are out and about. We talked about ‘safe strangers’ and who we could talk to if we needed help. The children were able to list police officers, fire fighters, security guards and paramedics as some of the people they could ask for help. PCSO Brabrook answered questions from the children and reassured them that most people are very kind and want everyone to be safe.
Accelerated Reading Scheme
We are very keen for children to read at home and you can check whether books you have at home are on the AR scheme. Just search for AR book finder, enter the title of the book and if it is on the scheme you will be told the level it is on.
Parents of children in Reception and Class 1 received medical forms for Forest School this week. Thank you to those of you who have already completed and returned these. Class 2 and Class 3 will receive forms next week. We appreciate that when you enrolled your child you completed medical forms, however we have a statutory obligation to ask you to fill in separate medical forms to safeguard children during Forest School sessions.
Reception and Class 1 need their waterproofs in school this as they will be having their first Forest School session.
Please ensure that your child has a jumper and jogging bottoms/leggings in their PE kit at this time of year. We do aim to get out in the fresh air as often and possible.
FOSS do so much to provide much needed extra funds for our school. We are very grateful to all those who help. Two of our key members have decided to step down from the committee after two years of dedicated service. We are looking to recruit a new Chair and a new secretary. Thank you so much to Jo Fraser and Jacqui Bungay who have worked so hard in these roles. It is so important that we have a Chair and secretary for the smooth running of FOSS and the continuation of successful fundraising. If you are interested or have any questions about what these roles entail, please come and speak to myself of Jo and we can provide more information.
Year 2 SATs Meeting
Mr Musk will be holding a meeting for parents to explain Year 2 SATs on 7th February at 3.30pm. To make this a really productive meeting, we will be providing a space for children to relax so that you can focus on the meeting.
Leadership Training Course by Charlie Cannon and Cerys Dear
“A few days ago, we went to Knights Templar on a leadership training course and we got trained to be sports leaders. We have started a new club for the Infants on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to get the Infants more in to sports. We will be wearing grey tops, we will have fun and play sports. We will also have a Friday Fun day. On the training course we made loads of new friends and had lots of fun”
Sandon Sports Crewe
“I enjoy being a a Sports Crew member because I can listen to other children’s games and teach them important skills like teamwork, creativity and sportsmanship” By Sophie L
“I like being a member of Sports Crew because it’s not only keeping the children entertained, it’s teaching them to have fun no matter what they do and to just go for it. When children play they have fun and stay active at the same time. When children play with members of the Sports Crew, they get to learn new things and learn to share and play with each other” By Demi C
FOSS Number Square
There are still a few squares which have not been filled. If you would like to support the school and be in with a chance of winning £25, please come to the school office and give it a go by giving £1 and writing your name next to a remaining number.
No After School Football – 23rd January
Unfortunately, due to another sporting event in the calendar, Mrs Reynolds will not be available to hold the after school football club session on Tuesday 23rd January.
Stars of the Week
This week’s Sport Award went to Charlie C and Cerys. Swimmer of the week was Sophia G.