Weekly News Page
Friday 4th March 2022
We had such a wonderful time in school celebrating World Book Day! Thank you to everyone for supporting this event; the children looked amazing and it was wonderful to find out about some of their favourite books and characters. The children in school also enjoyed a session of 'buddy reading' where they paired up with a child in another class and shared their favourite book with them; some read their reading books too.
Have a look at our whole school gallery to see some of the book day fun!
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Notes from the Teachers
Inevitably some children this week have mentioned the crisis taking place in Ukraine and with social media and news coverage these days it is very difficult to shield children from what is going on in the world. News like this can be quite frightening for young children and as a parent it can also be difficult to know how to explain such events to young children without creating further anxieties. These are some links we have come across which you might find useful. One is an article which may help you to discuss the issues with your child and the other is a link to the BBC Newsround page which has some child friendly coverage. We would recommend that you watch them first; children will have different levels of understanding - you may feel the news clips are a little old for your child - however, you may find that the language used is useful and gives you a way in to discussions which is more at your child's level. One comment from the article about talking to children Under 7 that we wanted to draw attention to is this:-
'Kids of this age don’t need to be burdened with news that they are unable to understand, so if they don’t mention it, don’t bring it up. Let them be blissfully unaware.’
To reassure you, we are not planning to teach or talk about these events in school and don't expect you as parent to sit down and have a discussion about it. However, if children do become aware and ask questions (as some children have in school this week) it is important to enable them to talk and understand.
Learning This Half Term - Reception
The topic this half term is 'People Who Help us' - you can find more details on the Foundation Stage Page.
Foundation Stage Weekly Newsletter
Messages from the Office
Parents Evening Appointments
These will take place from 15th- 17th March after school. Please log in to book an appointment.
We are really short of spare clothes for the medical room - please send in any skirts, trousers and socks particularly age 6, 7, 8. If you have any school clothes that have been borrowed please send them back to school.
Please see the lunch menu attached.
Next week will be week 1
Thanks for your support so far with this. Just to let you know we still have a weekly collection for this. These are the items that are really in need:-
They have requested that we don't send pasta or sugar.
Thanks for you support.
Whilst restrictions have been lifted we have still had a number of cases of Covid in school this week.
The government guidance still expects that people should get a PCR test if they have symptoms and then isolate if they test positive. Alongside a high temperature, cough and change to taste /smell, we have found that many children who have tested positive have had sickness, diarrhoea and/or fatigue; please bear this in mind if your child is unwell.
Please see letter attached with further information.
Safety Outside School
We have noticed an increasing number of parents parking opposite school in front of residents' driveways and letting their child out of the car to cross the road on their own.
THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS!
A vehicle could easily drive past and knock a child over in this circumstance. Please take the time to park your car properly and bring your child to the school gate safely.
Thank you for all the entries and donations for the Sponsored Read - the deadline was today so certificates will be presented soon.
The PTA met this week and are planning a number of events this term including a second hand uniform sale, an Easter Egg Hunt and they will also be selling refreshments at the Reception Spring Concert and Easter Bonnet Parade. Further details will follow - look out on the PTA Whats' App group as there will be requests for volunteers to support with these events.
Dates for the Diary
W/C Mon 14th Mar - Parents Evening:-
Tues 15th Mar - 3.30pm to 6:30pm
Weds 16th Mar - some classes will have appointments until 4:30pm
Thurs 17th Mar - 3.30pm to 6:30pm
Fri 18th Mar - Red Nose Day - details TBC
Tues 29th Mar / Weds 30th Mar - Reception Spring Concert (Covid dependent)
Fri 1st Apr - Easter Bonnet Parade
The school term dates for the year can be found here
The calendar for next academic year is attached - it includes the 5 INSET days which have been agreed with Nether Green Junior School.
Year 2 Netball Coaching
Dronfield Netball Club are excited to announce that we've created a Year 2 netball inspired activity session taking place every Saturday at 11am
Stumperlowe Park Road