Monday 8th March – Welcome back!

Welcome Back

I hope that you have all had a good weekend, used some of the time to prepare for Monday and talk to your child about the return to school as well as enjoying doing something fun together. There has been a lot of information sent out and hopefully all of your questions have been answered.

Here is a link which might be helpful in supporting children on their return and over the first few weeks back.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/returning-school-after-lockdown/tips-parents-carers-return-to-school

It looks like the weather could be mixed this week so don’t forget to send your child with spare layers of clothing – a fleece for the classroom, outdoor field shoes/wellies and a coat.

Please can I ask that you are are prompt for your drop off and collection times and if arriving by car, please do not obstruct the school main gates, zig zag lines or neighbours driveways. It is to ensure the safety of all families arriving so thank you for your consideration and support with this.

Don’t forget to send in your Mothers’ Day gift order form and payment – a box will be outside the school before and after drop off.

Mothers Day Shop PTA 2021

We know this has been an incredibly difficult period for you and think you have all done an amazing job. Thank you for your continued support throughout the last 8 weeks.

We are looking forward to welcoming the children back in the morning!

 

Monday 1st March – St David’s Day

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Today is a special day for everyone called David as it is St David’s Day. It is also a special day for anyone who is Welsh because David is the patron (or special) saint for Wales.

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A patron saint is someone who has spent their whole life doing something to help others. They are someone who worked hard to make the world a better place.

Saint David’s Day is the feast (celebration day of Saint David). His feast day falls on the 1st of March each year. The day is celebrated by the people of Wales and people of Welsh background throughout the world.

David became a Christian priest  and he David founded many churches throughout southern Wales. The most famous story about Saint David tells how he was preaching to a huge crowd and the ground is said to have risen up, so that he was standing on a hill and everyone had a better chance of hearing him.

The national emblems of Wales are daffodils and leeks. St David’s Day is commemorated by the wearing of daffodils or leeks. Both plants are traditionally regarded as national emblems.

StDavidsDay

Find out more by watching this clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awy4whEQt4A

You could look at this PP too

St David’s Day

Dear God,
Thank you for St David, and for all the special people down through the ages
who have given us examples of how to live.
Help us today to remember all that we have learnt about how to live a good life.
Help us to be kind and caring, to be honest and sharing.
Help us to stop and think when our problems and difficulties seem too big to deal with.
Help us to use our common sense, like St David did, to find a way out.
And when our common sense fails us, help us to have faith.
Amen.

Have a good day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb29Js0wehg

 

 

E-Safety

Dear All,

Following on from our Safer Internet day, I have tried to create an informative E-Safety page on the website. If you click on ‘Key Info’, there will be an E-Safety tab. Please have a look as I am hoping there will be some useful information for parents to refer to. We will keep updating this page as we find links to other useful links for parents.

Kind regards

Jo Derrer

 

NSPCC Assembly

We have been asked at this very short notice to share this with parents for children who are currently doing remote learning.

This link is to the Speak out Stay safe virtual assembly which is being held on Facebook, at 10am on Tuesday 23rd February.   They have special celebrity appearances from Ant and Dec and David Walliams, their assembly helps children understand the importance of talking about their worries, and how Childline can support them, so they are hoping this will be a fun yet really informative opportunity for schools and parents home schooling alike. We won’t be able to access it in school as we can’t go on Facebook but hopefully some of you might be able to go on.

https://www.facebook.com/nspccmidlands/

Below is the link.

https://fb.watch/3KcZM3-bEO/

Monday 22nd February – Welcome back!

To our wonderful children and families,

I hope that you had a good half term break and have been able to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather!

Hopefully, we will hear the news today which will outline the return to school for all children. We are certainly looking forward to seeing each and everyone of you.

In the meantime, you are going to need to start this new half term with perseverance. This means keep going and keep trying hard with a positive attitude. What can you learn from watching this clip?

https://vimeo.com/32352442

When you start your learning again today, just remember that you can do it and all of your teachers are here to help you. Don’t forget if you are in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, there is the OWS reporter competition and your clip must be submitted by Friday. Have a look at the page again if you need to remind yourselves.

Have a listen to Bruno Mars singing about not giving up – Don’t Give Up (Sesame Street)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWp6kkz-pnQ&feature=emb_logo

Have a good day.

Dear God,
Thank you that you are with us in every circumstance or situation.
You know how different and unexpected the last few months have been.
As we look ahead to the coming weeks, help us to remember that you are with us, and you hold the future in your hands.
Amen.

Assembly by Garry 11.02.21

Garry’s assembly

As we come to the end of half-term, we should certainly give thanks for Garry who has taken so much time to support our school and produce wonderful and thought provoking assemblies. We all look forward to hearing the message so a ‘BIG THANK YOU’ Garry from all of us!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxlNvq-1cdU&feature=youtu.be