Friday 14 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 6WT, Olivia and 5KS. Our theme this week has been 'living for others.' As a school we have been reflecting on the people within our community, particularly key workers, who serve others - what they do and how they make a difference. We have listened to a range of stories including Aesop's fable of the Lion and the Mouse, the Bible stories of how Andrew and Simon became disciples of Jesus, Jonah, and Ruth and Naomi, which helped us to think how we can serve others in different ways.
A range of engaging texts are being used in English lessons across the school. Year 3's lessons are based around 'The Day the Crayons Quit'; Year 4 children are studying the ballad, 'The Highwayman'; Year 5 children are studying the characters in Shakespeare's Macbeth, whilst Year 6 children are using the film, Road's End (Red Scarf) to develop suspense in their writing.
Walk to School Week
Did you know that government guidelines recommended that children and young people should get 30 minutes of their daily physical activity in the school day and 30 minutes outside of school? In a recent study, children that exercised before school had improved concentration levels in school. With regular physical activity children improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Next week (17-24 May) is national Walk to School Week. This annual initiative is all about encouraging healthy lifestyles and reducing traffic on our streets. We understand that it is not possible to walk all the way to school for some of you, but maybe you could try parking a short distance away so that your children can 'Park and Stride'.
We shall also be supporting Clean Air Day (17 June), which provides a chance for our school community to come together and improve air quality.
Change to published lunch menu
On Monday 17 May, the vegetarian option will be cheese and tomato pizza wrap instead of the published vegetarian meatballs.
The Big Ask Survey
The Big Ask is the biggest survey of children in England. 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.
Please look out for communications regarding wraparound care for summer 2; these will be sent out next week.