Thank you to those that joined us last night for the E-Safety session! I hope you all found it as useful as we did. We have listed below some of the useful links that we were told about:
Dove Films – campaign for real beauty (looking at body image and the magic of air brushing!)
Common sense media – this is a website (looking at ratings, why is it an 18?)
Internetmatters.org – useful website (general E-Safety)
Safer Internet Centre – (looks at parental controls for your wifi, mobile device)
Watch out for the parents guide to…facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter… these will follow
‘Being a Parent isn’t Easy’
Parenting Group Meetings @ Birchfield Church, all welcome
9am – 9.30am: Drop in
9.30am – 10am: Guest speaker/ focus of the day
26 January @ 9.30am: Natalie Spicer (Birchfield’s Catering Manager), Sharing Ideas for Healthy Eating
2 February @ 9.30am: Justine Judges (School Nurse)
9 February @ 9.30am: Adam Weeks (Birchfield’s ICT Technician), Information around E-Safety
1 March @ 9.30am: St Johns Ambulance, First Aid for Parents
It is a friendly and welcoming environment with our approachable PFSAs. A range of guest speakers have been invited including the Citizens Advice Bureau, healthy eating advisers, E-Safety and the School nurse. Ideas from parents always welcome.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Debbie and Danielle
We are please to welcome Mrs Saunders as our new Receptionist.
Year 5 have the fantastic opportunity to work with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and in particular composer Paul Patterson and conductor Charles Hazelwood. The project is called ‘Strike a Chord’ and begins with some workshops and will conclude later in the year with a concert at the Octagon. We are one of only a handful of local schools selected to take part so this really is a unique opportunity for our children.
Our next E-Safety event is on Monday 11 January. During the afternoon KS2 children will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge on how to stay safe online. Immediately after school there is a Staff session. At 6.30pm from approximately one hour there is a ‘Parents Workshop’. Details have been sent out already and I hope you are able to attend. We are able to offer a crèche, however please contact the school office to book a space.
On 3 December Year 3 held a model land yacht building competition. In teams, the children (and adults) competed to build a miniature working land yacht that was tested using a large fan at the end of the morning.
Great fun was had by all as the distance the land yachts travelled were measured and results tallied.
Thank you to all the adults who came into the school to make this such an enjoyable event.
Pupils were tasked with coming up with a product and a sales pitch. Items made ranged from a cat bed to, glasses for blind people, mechanical arms. Imaginations ran wild!!
Parents were invited in to vote, they pledged their tokens – well done to all the winners!
The Landlords Cat
The recent KS1 Nativity was a huge success! The children remembered their lines, sang beautifully and made parents and staff proud with their wonderful performance. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!
Thank you to all the staff and children involved for their hard work in a fantastic production.