Novermber 2020

1st November 2020

Thumbs Up Workshop
Sue and Cath from Thumbs Up completed the first of their two workshops for parents today. The session was extremely informative and offered strategies to support maintaining a positive mental attitude and gave a clear insight into cognitive behavioural methods that can be used to support both children and adults. Hopefully the next meeting will have similar attendance figures - approximately 75 people attended!
The next workshop is on Monday the 30th of November at 6pm.
T4U Shoebox Appeal
What an amazing community we have! Approximately 300 shoe boxes made their way to school over the past week and thy will now will bring happiness to children in Romania this Christmas. There were so many that Mrs Bardolia and Mrs Coull had to make several trips to the charity's distribution centre. Once again, thank you so much for your generosity!  
Safety Day
Today, we dedicated an entire day to learning about safety. Although safety is a theme embedded throughout our entire curriculum, we wanted the children to learn about how important their safety is. We learnt about E-Safety, discrimination and home safety amongst others, which all links in to our UNICEF Rights. Parents were invited to a Hi-Impact E-Safety Workshop and the pupils also participated in an anti-bullying assembly (as this is also anti-bullying week). We hope all of our community feel more knowledgeable about the importance of staying safe.  
Mental Health Award
Today, we received recognition for the hard work that our staff put in to maintain the positive mental health of our pupils by achieving silver status in the Carnegie Mental Health Awards. Through many initiatives that we have around school, such as play leaders, WAMH ambassadors and peer mediators, pupils play a pivotal role in maintaining each others mental health. Mrs Simms works superbly as our pastoral TA to support pupils with a wide range of needs and our curriculum ensures the mental health of the children is supported through activities such as Safety Day and Convo-19. We are very proud of our award and we would like to thank parents and carers for their positive comments about our efforts to support your pupils.  
We would like to give a warm welcome to Mrs Taylor, who will be joining our cleaning team. Thank you for joining us and helping to maintain the hygiene of our school, particularly in these difficult times. 
Children In Need
Today, we supported Children in Need by dressing in spots and completing enjoyable activities during the afternoon. Some classes completed physical challenges such as hula-hooping and others relaxed by colouring in Pudsey themed sheets. We all helped to raise money for another fantastic cause. Thank you for your continued support with our charity work. 
Lest We Forget
Today, we remembered those who fought during wars to keep our country safe. Although we couldn't be together, each year group completed a two-minute silence in remembrance of both our fallen and current soldiers. Each class then completed activities to learn more about World War One and Britain's participation in the war.
In the News!
We would like to say a huge thank you to the parents who nominated us in the Liverpool Echo's Inspiring Teachers report. Such kind comments have an extremely positive impact on staff morale as we continue to do our best to keep our children safe, happy and learning.
Infant Playground
At the end of the last half term, Mr Brew worked extremely hard to add the safety flooring to the new area of the infant playground. With this flooring down, the children can now enjoy the new climbing equipment, which provides them with greater physical enjoyment during the break times. Thank you Mr Brew for all of your hard work!