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Read our latest news and look back at our Archive. Newsletters for this year and an archive of the previous year's newsletters can be found on About Us\Newsletters.

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  • Eye Tests for Year 1 children

    Published 22/06/21

    NHS King's Eyelook have contacted us regarding an important message for all Year 1 children. This letter was emailed with our newsletter this week. For anyone who missed the information, it is attached in full below and a summary outlined here.

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  • Latest Newsletter - Friday 18th June 2021

    Published 18/06/21

    We’ve had another busy week with lots of lovely learning and opportunities for the children. Nursery, Reception and Key Stage One children were all treated to performances in school delivered by ‘Booster Cushion Theatre’ which were really fun! Children have also had visitors and workshops from the school nursing team promoting dental hygiene for younger children and growing up and changes for years 5 & 6. This week our Collective Worship has been based around ‘Jesus Says ‘I Am’’. To see the Church act of Collective Worship from this week, following the link below:

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  • Summer term 2

    Published 07/06/21

     Here are a few of the things we’re looking forward to during Summer Term 2:

    • w/c Mon 7th June – Key Stage Two children will have Shakespeare workshops delivered by ‘West End in Schools’. Years 5&6 will explore ‘Hamlet’; Years 3&4 ‘Twelfth Night’ and Belgium class ‘The Tempest’;
    • w/c Monday 14th June – Key Stage One and EYFS children will be treated to performances by ‘Booster Cushion Theatre’, watching the new production ‘Big Goldilocks’;
    • w/c Monday 21st June – all children will take part in their Sports Days in school. Sadly, parents are not permitted to attend however we’ll try and take pictures and videos to share with you. Sports Days will happen on children’s usual PE days so there is no need to worry about kits on different days! This week will also be our final assessment week;
    • Children’s Summer productions will be filmed and shared towards the end of term so please ensure that you have returned your photographic consent form if you want your child to be filmed. the form can be found on our website here: Parental Consent 2020.
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  • Children's Commissioners' "Big Ask" Survey

    Published 19/04/21

    The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future, so that we can put children at the heart of our country’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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  • Reminder of Summer Term Starting Times

    Published 16/04/21

    Welcome back everyone for the start of our Summer term! As communicated at the end of last term, we attach an updated reminder of arrangements for the school day including revised start times, please do take a look at the attachment and familiarise yourself with your child/children's new start times.

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  • Online Safety

    Published 08/02/21

    As we are all far more reliant on technology than even a year ago, it is so important to pay attention to our own online safety and that of our family. Do visit our Online Safeguarding resources for parents and a separate page for children that we have on our website and make online safety a family conversation that you revisit regularly, to check in on everyone's awareness of staying safe online. 

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  • Resources to check in on children's mental health

    Published 01/02/21

    Children’s Mental Health Week, an annual week-long campaign run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be took place in early February with the theme of  “Express Yourself”, a focus on children finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. Mentally Healthy Schools have created a toolkit of resources for children, staff and parents to use. Public Health England have also shared children and young people’s psychological first aid training.

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  • Resources and Live Sessions from Barefoot Computing

    Published 26/01/21

    Barefoot is a great resource for introducing computational thinking and has lots of home learning resources for you to explore. A number of live broadcasts with two Barefoot teachers modelling key computing activities for pupils to complete at home or in school are available, see dates below. Join live or watch at a time to suit you. Check out the links to find out more!

    1:30pm, 26th January - Computational thinking through unplugged activities (suitable for all ages)

    1:30pm, 2nd February - Blast off – coding in Scratch (suitable for ages 9 – 11)

    1:30pm, 9th February – Safer Internet Day primary activities (suitable for all ages)

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  • Families under pressure

    Published 20/01/21

    The Maudsley Charity have introduced a new online resource for families to access when they feel they could do with some extra parenting support. The site is full of simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.

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