This week we have also been focusing on children’s mental health week. As I’ve said in previous emails, we are very conscious of the precarious nature of everyone’s mental health at the moment and it has been good to share with the children some ways that they can express themselves, however they might be feeling. Below is a link to place2be which has some very good resources on this. We will continue to keep this a priority over the coming weeks and months and encourage you, as some already have done, to reach out to us if you are concerned about your child’s mental health.
Linked to this is another key focus for February which is internet safety. Again there are links below to fantastic resources to support children, educators and families with this incredibly important subject. We know that the children are online more than ever so talking about safety is so important. The focus of online safety day (9th Feb) this year is ‘trust’ and the internet and we will be talking about this in school and via Zoom sessions next week.
To support the children and give them a break from the screen this half term holidays there will not be homework set but we will be encouraging them to continue with Physical February and offline challenges.
We have been approached by a group of local residents in the local community who are developing a neighbourhood plan. They are considering how the area around the school can be further developed into a community hub. They would like ideas from all interested parties and this includes yourselves and the children. They want ideas of how to enhance the area (not the school directly). We would be grateful if you speak to your children about this and email in any suggestions that you or they may have. Be creative and imaginative!!
We are very grateful to the Broyst Foundation (a registered charity) who have donated a substantial sum to the school for IT equipment to help families with limited access. We have been able to help many of you but please get in touch if you still need help.
Reading books continue to be available as follows;
Y4, 5, 6- please contact the office to arrange a convenient time to collect new reading books for the children.
Please note that if your child develops symptoms of Coronavirus in the first 48 hours after their last day at school, it is important that families let school know for Track and Trace purposes. Please email email@example.com in this event. We will then keep in touch with you to learn the outcome of their Covid test.
The school is not having an INSET day on Friday 18th December, we will finish as usual on Friday afternoon.
Well done to the Year 1 Class who recently participated in the Key Stage One Dance Festival. This was a competition that was held virtually using Microsoft Teams, where 8 local schools showcased their wonderful dances to each other. Our song was ‘Reach’ by S Club Seven. This dance was chosen to help brighten up the days through expressive dance during Covid 19.
It was a successful occasion as North Mundham were chosen as the winners for ‘Best Entertainment Value’ and ‘Best Performance Value’. We are very proud of their achievements. Keep up the wonderful dancing!!
Well done to all of those KS2 children who achieved their bronze reading certificate before
half term. If you have not quite managed to get there yet, you can do it. Make a routine at
home to help you get this as soon as possible. This makes a huge difference to your learning
in the whole curriculum.
With this in mind, have you seen a new reading book for your child since half term? Check in
and make contact with the class teacher if you need help. We all want to see the children
reading as much as possible.