Hello from your Headteacher
3rd July - CHPS Draft Calculation Policy
A video message from Ms Haiselden.....
Travels with my tent- come for a tour and hear of some adventures
Let's Create Arts Packs
Collective Worship: Faith At Home videos from The Church of England.
Here are some resources you might like to use at home with your family.
RE Remote learning for Summer 2
Get your voice heard: write a letter for creation | The Church of England
Letters for Creation invites children and young people under 30 to write letters reflecting on what caring for creation means to them and how they want their voice to be heard in the climate justice conversation. It is at times like these – testing times – that we recognise we are all in this ...
To find out more about Letters for Creation, click here.
Here are some new stories for you :
For brave hunters and bear-lovers! Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
Winston the book wolf likes books - he likes to eat them. But then a girl named Rosie teaches Winston an important lesson: "You do not have to chew on a book to taste the wonderful words inside. Words taste even better when you eat them with your eyes!" Optional activity
Krikta the kea and his friends are always playing practical jokes on the other birds. But one day, some of the birds become greedy and want the forest for themselves. So begins the terrible time of quarrelling that threatens the forest. Ka, the great bird and keeper of the forest, is angry with the birds and punishes them. Krikta, the mischievous kea, finds he has been too cheeky for his own good.
Reading Age 10+
Mr Wiffen's second workout
Mental Health and Well Being resources from NHS for parents and families
Please find below some stories for you to enjoy read by schoolreaders volunteers
Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Baby Brains’ by Simon James
One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad has disappeared and Mum doesn’t seem to know when he’ll be back. Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don’t go into the forest," she warns. "Go the long way round." But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters!
Reading age 8+
Meet the little mole who thinks a lot and join him on his quest to bring down the moon.
The ravenous beast is hungry; he’s hungry, hungry, hungry. But is he the hungriest animal of all?
Reading age: 5+
If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet!
Reading age: 3+
A book about the power of sharing. George says the cardboard house is his and no one else can share it.
Reading age: 5+
Optional activities to accompany each story can be found here
29th April 2020
Mr Wiffen's Work Out
From our very own Joe Wicks here's Mr Wiffin's fun work out for you to try at home-turn that music up!
On-line Safety Guidance for Parents
14th April 2020
Dear Parents/ Carers,
I am sure you are aware of how important it is to keep your child as safe when using online devices at home as it is when they are out and about outside and in school. I am in the process of updating the school's Safeguarding Policy to cover the new circumstances of school closure. I also wanted to make sure you were in receipt of information to know how to keep your child safe.
The following link provides clear information on important aspects of on-line usage for you to consider as well as resources and useful organisations to contact it you wish-
Things to consider are -
Parental settings on devices
Social media sites- children have to be 13 years to use these
Potential risks of using live-streaming sites such as video games
Please see the attached pdf too. This link, along with some activities you can do with your child regarding online safety will also be available on the school website under Remote Schooling.
On-line safety guidance for parents useful documents
26th March 2020
I hope you have all taken some time this week to enjoy the sunshine.
I am sure it has been an interesting challenge for you to balance your work and shopping with childcare and doing your best to support continued learning for your child. The purpose of this email is to let you know how as a school we will continue with remote schooling.
Each week the class teachers will set tasks on Purple Mash, Numbots or Timestables Rock Stars. Tasks will include maths, English and science. Teachers can log on and see who in the class has completed what tasks and to nudge those who could do more. All of these tasks allow for pupils to work independently with the minimum of direction needed from parents.SEE BELOW FOR USEFUL WEBSITES
A suggested timetable you could follow is this (this is the same as we are following in school) However we do appreciate you are all juggling work, children and family life.
9-9.30 Joe Wickes workout
11-12 English – Purple Mash activities
1-1.30 reading together
1.30 -2 Science/Arts crafts/ creative writing not online, device free
2-2.15 – ACT ACTIVE
2.15-3 science/arts crafts not online
3-3.15 reflection time together-talk about successes of the day, challenges and worries
It would be healthy for the children not to be on a device all day. Attached is a list of some well-being and mindfulness activities you could do together, perhaps as part of a less structured afternoon.
It is important that despite the circumstances we all get the balance right for our children. Life is not normal at the moment so we cannot make our normal demands on our children. Perhaps the most important thing we can do is make them feel safe, secure and happy. To have a routine around learning, to get challenged, to try their best and know how well they have got on is important but in a way that suits you as a family. To provide this though will greatly help with the transition back into school.
To support your child’s learning and their well- being and to ensure they feel part of a school, their class teacher will be in touch by phone regularly to hear how everything is going. Further details to follow about this.
We’ve had some lovely letters, emails and photos from children at home. We turned the display board outside my office into a gallery of all of these. Keep them coming in! Someone will always reply.
So, Good Luck to all you Inquisitive Thinkers, Inspired Learners with Kind Hearts who always ACT ACTIVE and ACT OUT!!
The LA Learning Together site has been set up specifically for this current situation and will be updated regularly.
This site includes many subjects but is particularly useful for covering the maths curriculum week by week.
Oxford Owls has a whole range of free resources, for example free e-books to download. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Really, really worth an explore. Another on line library for children with plenty of good reads is https://readon.myon.co.uk/
primary has quizzes, games, videos for all areas of the curriculum.
More websites and resources
31st March Music lessons for Yr4,5,6, from Mr Ecclestone
The children are really keen on our Eco-schools agenda, which is part of a wider global initiative called the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our children are growing up with these goals and into life after them. Understanding them and acting upon them is part of my vision for the school and part of future curriculum planning. This could be a great time to learn more about them as a family.
AllAboardforGlobalGoals.com is worth taking a look at. Thomas the Tank Engine introduces the goals but the videos and questions for parents are suitable for all ages.