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Newsletter - 10th February 2023

Reflections on the week at school...


Good afternoon Parents and Carers,


As the half term comes to a close, I would like to wish all of you and your families a good week ahead. I hope your children all enjoy a relaxing break and that you get the chance to enjoy at least some of it with them. I would like to thank all of you for your support over the last half term and I am sure that you would join me in thanking all of the staff here for all that they have done for your children over this time. With the mornings and afternoons becoming lighter once more, the next half term should be even better for everyone!


This week was Children's Mental Health Week and this played a key part in every classroom. Our focus was on connections and we used the book The Invisible String to bring this concept to life for the children...


'It's connected to anyone, no matter where we are, even if we live in different places in different countries'

'... love is stronger than anger'



'Our work this week was about showing how much we love people, that the magic string is always attached to you and that you are always connected to the people you love and your family. Our whole class is connected together, we're all one big team together!'



'This is our invisible string work, all about the people we love, like and support, like our families and our friends'

'We are learning how important it is to smile!'



'We wrote poems for Children's Mental Health Week all about kindness. Being kind doesn't have to be a big thing, it could be a small act of kindness like complimenting someone, checking in on someone or playing with someone who is lonely. You could read them a story, or do something they like with them'



Finally, this Tuesday was Safer Internet Day which we marked with a special assembly for the lower half of the school and one for the upper half of the school, giving all of the children the chance to ask questions and to discuss the challenges that they have faced online. As usual with these types of assemblies, the extended time was not long enough to tackle all of the questions from our older children in KS2. Further sessions will, as they do every term, be taking place in the classrooms when we return.


The week ahead is a great time for you to talk to your child about any concerns that they have and to answer any questions that they have about their experiences online. As children spend more and more of their time online, accessing the online world through a growing number of devices, there has never been a more important time to have these discussions together. For further information on this please click here


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I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable weekend ahead