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Newsletter 26.6.20

A message from the Co-Heads of School…

We would like to say congratulations to Miss Swan, who has been very successful in securing a teaching post at Westfield Primary School. We will be sad to say goodbye to her at the end of the term. Miss Swan has been teaching year 3 whilst Mrs Gordon-Wylie has been on maternity leave. She has been absolutely amazing and a great member of our team. We would like to wish her the very best of luck!

This week takes our learning to the letter N. Mrs Sadullah has had a super week in her bubble: “We have been exploring and learning about the letter N in our bubble this week! We made necklaces from pasta, used chalk to design Northern light pictures, learnt about Nocturnal animals and found out about New York. We really enjoyed exploring Nature; we transformed our areas into a jungle, created leaf rubbings and art and enjoyed the beauty of nature outdoors. We even enjoyed some Numeracy too!

 

MPs told how we support vulnerable children

Our work in looking after vulnerable children during the public health crisis has been presented as an example of best practice to the education select committee in Parliament.

Sam Martin, who works within the trust’s WEB team has been focussing support for many of our vulnerable children. The Web team (welfare and wellbeing team) works alongside the safeguarding team to identify children for “nurture sessions”. By telephone or using videoconferencing, social and emotional matters are carefully handled on a one-to-one basis by trained staff.

Sam Martin is currently working with 12 of our vulnerable families in small 1:1 sessions, supporting children’s social, emotional and mental health wellbeing. The sessions allow children the opportunity to explore how they are feeling and an opportunity to talk about any worries or concerns they may have. Not only does Sam support the children but she also supports many families with a range of early help interventions.

 

Home Made Play Dough

Why not have a go at making your own play dough at home.

https://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/home-made-play-dough/

 

Live Learning Launch

We are pleased to inform you that in Year 4 next week, a ‘Live Learning’ trial lesson will be taking place using ‘Google Meet’. Google Meet is a secure online video conferencing application, built on Google’s robust and secure global infrastructure.

We hope this will be a great way to inspire our children and give them some virtual contact with their teachers and peers from school. Initially, the ‘Live’ lessons will centre on well-being, allowing children to talk to each other and take part in games. As we become more familiar with the process, we aim to develop these lessons to include certain aspects of curriculum learning and teacher input.

Mr Reeves-Kemp

 

Keep your children active with GoNoodle. An online resource which engages over 14 million children every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by experts for children.

https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

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