It's 8.47am on Friday. The sun has risen again on what will hopefully be a good day. Our thanks go to all of you, for your continued support of our school and it's staff. We miss those children who are not in school, but are thankful for the ability to see them all in our daily lessons. We know the children are all being kept safe and well. I personally, am thankful for your cheery waves, your calls and emails, the "eye smiles" under the face masks, you all brighten my day, so Thank you very much! Please keep safe, enjoy this strange period in life, it's not forever, things will return to a new normal soon. Take care
A Reminder: This Monday, 25 January, Years 1, 3 & 4 will need to be in their PE kits for their extra (extra) PE lessons. Thank you. Mrs Manning
An Army Marches On Its Stomach
On behalf of all staff, could I say a HUGE thank you to the families that have sent in treats for the staffroom. Some have been purchased, and some have been home-made, but they have all been eaten and hugely appreciated by all. We appreciate your kindness at such a busy time. Mrs Shipp
Height & Weight measuring for Reception & Year 6 children
The annual checks for Height & Weight are soon to be here again. An email has been sent to our R & Yr 6 parents, with the Opt Out letter details. The details they take are totally confidential and the nurses will observe all Covid restrictions and social distancing rules.
RSPB Bird Watch Weekend
This weekend, the RSPB are asking you to watch the birds in your garden, for their great British Bird Garden count. Just an hour, each day, see what visitors you have in your garden. Please go to the RSPB website for more information.
Given that children are using screens more at the moment, it would be worth you booking your child for an eye test, if they have not had one recently. Screen glare and focussing on laptops can cause eye strain.
Also, did you know… colour blindness/colour deficiency affects approximately 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women in the world. My late father and many of the current generation of my family are colour blind/deficient. In school, we try to make educational resources accordingly, but some online activities will not take this condition into account. I know of two children in our school with a diagnosis, so I suspect there will be more. There is a quick online test, which you might want to do. It will show if your child is at risk of colour blindness/deficiency, which you can then follow up with an optician for a diagnosis. https://enchroma.com/pages/color-blindness-test It only takes a few minutes. Your child will need to recognise the digits 0-9 to be able to do the test. Mrs Shipp
Extra PE Lessons
Reception: Thursday (children do not need PE kit)
Year 1: Extra PE on Monday (plus normal Tuesday)
Year 2: Extra PE Wednesday (plus normal Tuesday)
Year 3: Extra PE Tuesday (plus normal Wednesday)
Year 4: Extra PE Friday (plus normal Wednesday)
Years 5 & 6 : Just the extra Mondays, as per the table below
Please see the table below for the extra "extra" PE lessons..
Stamps for Kidney Care UK
Thank you for sending in your used stamps, the box is beginning to fill up nicely. It is located in the school lobby, on the table. thank you.
Keeping Warm in School
Please do remember to send your child into school with a coat, hats & gloves. Although this week has been quite mild, the weather next week is turning chillier again and we do like the children to play outside as much as they can. The classrooms remain cooler too, as doors ans windows are needed to be open for ventilation so please do "layer" your children up.
2nd Choice Sign Up
Please do remember, if your child is in school, to sign him/her up for the 2nd choice vegetarian option on the school website. Thank you
Dates for your Diary
Monday 15th -Friday 19th February 2021: Half Term Week
Friday 26th March: Last Day of Spring Term
Monday 12th April: First Day of Summer Term
Extra "Extra" PE lessons on Mondays
The new extra (extra) PE sessions list is below. Please keep it by the front door, or on the fridge. Children will still need to come to school in their PE kits on their extra session days as well as their normal PE days. Thank you
The Blue Whale some interesting facts for You
These whales can grow to over 30 metres long and weigh more than 130,000kgs, that's longer than 3 buses and heavier than 3 lorries!
It's tongue weighs as much as an elephant and it's heart is the size of a car. They are BIG!!