This week at school…..
Congratulations to all of our Year 6 pupils who have been amazing this week.
Over the past 4 days the year 6 class has been sitting their SATs. This is the culmination of weeks and months of hard work on their part and each and every one of them has made strides in their confidence and ability to handle this situation. The whole school has worked together to support them, with other classes maintaining quiet classrooms and not moving around the school, teachers, TA’s and support staff drafted in to help invigilate and support children one to one where needed, and now they have done it! Well done Year 6, we know you will all have tried your very best and we are all extremely proud of you!
Next week sees our Year 2 children take up the SAT challenge by completing their Secret Missions set by the government delivered to them by Olivia Tootington, our very special secret agent Owl! We will be supporting all the children again and are very much looking forward to them doing their very best as we know they can and will. Just a reminder that children are not told they are sitting SATs or even sitting a test.
Last weekend we all had a chance to enjoy the spectacle of the Coronation of His Majesty Charles III. Hopefully you were able to take part in some of the many events that were happening locally. Thank you to everyone who has sent in a picture of adults in their crowns, it was lovely to see! Winners will be announced next week. Completed entries for the Monarch Treasure Hunt need to be submitted into the Infant School office by end of day today to be in the draw for a prize!
We have a few reminders for parents this week as follows:
Leavers Hoodies – Payments are available on school money. If you would like to order more than one then there is an additional hoody payment option available. Orders and payments must be made by Monday 22 May 2023. As the hoodies will feature the names of children from the class we will need your consent to include your child’s name even if you do not wish to purchase one.
School Uniform Order – The order cut off is Friday 09 June 2023 Please Note: This will be the last order placed this academic year
Census Day ‘Heroes Lunch’ – Orders must be placed by midday this Sunday. The funding the school receives is based upon census returns that we have to complete each term so it is really important that as many children have a school dinner on this day.
Attenborough Class Forest School – Please ensure your children have their legs covered on Wednesdays for Forest School. This can be leggings or tights worn under school skirt/dress, or long trousers or bought into school to put on at lunchtime for example.
Year 3 Transition to MJS – letters have been sent out, please complete and return all enclosed forms.
PTFA Pre-Loved Uniform Order Requests – Please submit your request here: https://forms.gle/37qkpQiBovEHW1bs8 Donations can be made on school money, please continue to hand in clothing donations to the school office.
This week’s tech and online safety info focuses on Virtual Reality Headsets.
Virtual reality headsets have become increasingly popular and there is lots of confusion about how to use them safely. The NSPCC has a great page all about them and is well worth have a quick read of. The link is here: NSPCC Virtual reality headsets
There are some basic good rules to keep you and your children safe.
Play the game – try it out first so you know what your child may see or experience
Be mindful of age ratings – remember once you or child have seen something they cannot be unseen
Physical injury – when wearing the headset make sure the area around you is clear and free of obstruction
Wellbeing and mental health – with any virtual reality it can have an effect on perceptions and for very young children it’s hard for them to distinguish between what is real or virtual. Think hard about whether letting them play at all is OK.
Encountering unwanted contact or harmful content – check out the National Online Safety website and look up the guide on that game. Be prepared for questions and be able to guide your child to keep safe.
Be money savvy – most games encourage in-game spending – make sure payment options are disabled or you could encounter large bills accidently.
With all VR games they can be great fun to participate in and spectate too, as with anything, do your research and then sit back and enjoy the experience.
Reminders/Dates for the Diary
Monday: Music After School Club
Tuesday: MJS Dodgeball After School Club; MIJS Gardening Club
Thursday: MJS Basketball After School Club; MIS Multi Sports After School Club;
Friday: Swimming – Seacole class (24 March to 26 May)