Friday 7 May
Notices and Reminders
"I did not come to be served, but to serve." Matthew 20.28
This week, our whole school worships have been led by Father Stuart and 5CT. Our theme this week has been 'looking at the heart'. As a school we have been reflecting that no matter what we look like it is inside us that matters, that like the proverb, we should not judge a book by its cover. None of us are too young or too old, too tall or too small to serve others in different ways, especially those who are feeling 'down hearted'. We heard the story of Queen Esther, who served by putting the needs of others before herself.
Thank you to all parents and carers who booked appointments to discuss their child's progress and next steps. The final opportunity to meet with class teachers will be in July once the annual reports have been sent home.
The Big Ask Survey
The Big Ask is the biggest survey of children in England and was launched last week by the children's commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza. It aims to gather children's views and experiences on important issues and will be used to inform recommendations to government and proposals to policy changes which affect them and their futures. Every single pupil's voice is important and it only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 28 May. Click here for the survey.
CREATE - Covid response programme
The family support worker team for this area has announced the next set of dates and sessions for the CREATE-Covid Response programme. These sessions will be running after half term (there are still 3 remaining weeks this term covering Sleep, Worries and Encouraging Positivity).
Parents can book on to a relevant zoom sessions for tips, strategies and tools. There are also a limited number of one to one sessions available with the Pupil Support and SEND Specialist workers following attendance at the zoom session if required. The zoom sessions are limited to 10 families per session and families can have cameras off and us the "chat" function if they prefer. Click here for further details.
Message from the office
We know that mornings can be busy with the rush to get to school. Please ensure that any equipment including water bottles and musical instruments come to school with the children. It can be disruptive to the children's learning when lessons are interrupted to pass on equipment which has been left behind.