Latest updates from our school
After some thoughtful reflection on how actions of bullies impact on the feelings of others, Team Resilience have worked collaboratively to write, produce and present their own poems. I'm sure you will agree, they pull at the heartstrings and demonstrate empathy and understanding of the subject matter.
We are very proud of you all for sharing these with us.
The two classes had contrasting weather - one mild, wet and muddy and the other icy, crisp and bright - most were kitted out in appropriate gear so neither condition dampened spirits.
All groups have now completed their Memorials and they are truly incredible. There seemed to be real pride in the children's work and a desire to make the end product as good as it could be.
The Collaboration between teams was also wonderful, with ideas, techniques and resources being freely shared.
Equality finished by identifying the YOU22 attributes they had personally shown through the whole design / manufacture process - this is always a lovely way to end a sequence of learning as it enables the children to appreciate the non-academic strengths that they exemplify - to some, this realisation can be a powerful thing!
Jack Frost is about!
He's after our fingers and toes;
And, all through the night,
The gay little sprite
Is working where nobody knows.
He'll climb each tree,
So nimble is he,
His silvery powder he'll shake;
To windows he'll creep,
And while we're asleep,
Such wonderful pictures he'll make.
Across the grass
He'll merrily pass,
And change all its greenness to white;
Then home he will go,
And laugh, “Ho! ho! ho!
What fun I have had in the night!”
A few piccis of what these guys have been upto in TB this week.
We've three main projects linked to the lower school topic - candle making, reflective-mobile construction and kite making. Additionally, a few children have chosen to build a den, explore the book 'The Cave' and continue with drama work.
In addition to this we received a letter from Flame - the odd thing was this was MAILED to us. Turns out the munchkins have been unable to return to the wood, hence Flame having to mail it to us this week - he sounded a bit down in the letter so we got our heads together, hatched a plan and got to Solving Problems and being Creative - fingers crossed our efforts helped.
Keeping children safe online is of paramount importance to us as a school and during this digital age it is ever more important that we equip our children with the skills and confidence to navigate safely and responsibly online.
Please see below, details of some free training for teachers and parents, delivered by internet safety expert Traci Good.
The virtual training is funded by NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG and is designed to:
-look at the most popular apps and games and the safety features embedded within them.
-understand and identify the risks for young people online.
-signpost where to find help and support, should you need it.
Click on this link to register: Online Safety for Parents and Carers
On Friday afternoons, the children in Team Courage have been learning about Internet Safety. They have been using a series of free, online resources produced by Google to learn how to 'be Internet Awesome'. You can access them at home by clicking here. I have also attached a guide that has been produced for parents. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think of the resources at home.