Newsletter 5 – 2017/18 – 3rd November 2017

Family Photograph Day

Organised by Friends of Cherbourg will be in school on Saturday 18th November 9am-12midday. For parents who are new to our school this is a great opportunity to have photographs taken of your family by a professional photographer from Halletts Photography. They make ideal Christmas presents. A text message will be sent next week when the sign-up sheets go up in the foyer of the main school office.

New Girls' Football Kit

Our new Under Armour football kit was unwrapped this week. We were delighted to get a visit from former pupil Jake Flannigan, to show off our new Under Armour football kit, kindly donated by Under Armour themselves. It was good for the children to talk with a professional footballer about keeping healthy and his journey to the professional team.

Never too young to talk mental health.

Mrs Greer works closely with the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families as part of their Quality Assurance Panel for their work with schools. She introduced the video ‘You’re never too young to talk mental health’ to the children in Years 5 and 6 a few weeks ago and this week the same year groups were lucky to have a presentation by one of our parents, Sonya McLean, who is a mental health commissioner. We know most of our pupils are great at talking with you, but the children were also amazing in identifying ways in which they could talk to staff in school, or with their friends if they had worries or concerns. Sonya’s presentation will be on our website and you can also visit the Anna Freud Centre website for more information. A good leaflet to help you can be found at http://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/schools-in-mind/youre-never-too-young-to-talk-mental-health/tips-for-talking-for-parents-and-carers/

Recycling

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle was the message today from Giles Gooding from Eastleigh Borough Council came to assembly this morning to ask children to be recycling champions within their homes. He reminded them all of recycling rules and has given everyone recycling diaries to keep for three weeks. Please help your child to complete these and they will be entered into a prize. EBC hope to increase the amount of food waste in particular, which is turned into energy and fertilizer. The children will be discussing this as part of their Issue of the Month and will also be coming up with names for one of the new food recycling lorries. The mayor will be in later in the term to choose the winning name.

School Inspection

Our Leading Learning Partner (Inspector) from Hampshire visited recently. He really enjoyed his day and his report recognises staff strengths and the importance of having an experienced leadership team to keep challenging the pupils to learn well. He particularly noticed that engagement in learning is high and the rich curriculum. There are good examples of this rich curriculum across the school, but this week in Year 6, who have had a WWII day today, with many in 1940s outfits, experiencing life as it would have been then. They also had a great trip to Fort Nelson yesterday.

Poppy Appeal

The national Poppy Appeal was launched yesterday by one of our dad’s, Captain Rob Smith, leading the Scots Guards band at Paddington Station. You can see them performing on https://www.facebook.com/BandoftheScotsGuards/videos/1620361914688218/
We will be selling poppies from today and next week if you wish to send in a donation.

Workshops for Maths

Maths workshops for KS1 parents and carers next Thursday 9th November at 9.00a.m. in the community room. KS2 maths workshop will be on Thursday 23rd November at 9.00a.m.

 


This is a copy of the letter that was sent to parents. The original had a reply slip that is not included in this online version. If you would like a copy with the original reply slip please contact the office.

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