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Blog 21.01.2022

We have held our first primary and secondary school council meeting of 2022 and what a great meeting this was. All the school councillor representatives: Tyler, Ismaeel, Caitlyn,
Alex, Liam, Sophia, Daanish, Ellie, Luke, Connor and Katie were firstly congratulated for all their hard work, planning and success with the Christmas markets.

It was an amazing event that the whole school community took part in and we raised a massive £536.50!

Within the meeting, the school councillor representatives agreed we should focus on an event for Easter. They suggested we decorate the school corridors with posters and
bunting and have an Easter morning or afternoon with a range of activities.

Some of these ideas for the event included:

• Easter egg hunt
• Easter themed cake sale
• Easter themed arts and crafts: Easter bonnets and an Easter tree
• Easter tea party
• Easter egg or cream pie the teachers

The school councillor representatives are to speak to their class and forms for any more ideas for Easter events, to gauge what is the most popular events and return with their
findings at the next meeting. I am sure the ‘Easter egg or cream pie the teachers’ will be a popular event, as always.

Let’s see what some of the classes have been doing starting with Miss Collinge’s class…

“We have been very busy and had lots of fun with our learning this week in class. Our new class topic is ‘There’s No Place Like Home!’

So far, we have looked at The South Pole and Grasslands. This week we have visited the desert. The children have enjoyed using sand to make animal foot prints in and make patterns through.

In Attention Autism this week we have used sand to decorate a camel for our display.

The children took it in turns to pour the sand onto the camel.
With the South Pole the children made their own penguins and together made an iceberg.

In the Grasslands they enjoyed collaging a lion’s head as a group activity. They also explored green food including lettuce which they cut up with a knife and fork.

We have also continued to enjoy the soft play area which the children love to go in.

In music the class has been exploring different instruments with Mr Challinor, they especially like the guitars and drums.”

Now to Miss Nuttall’s form…

“In English this week, our form have been developing their writing skills, learning some high-level sentence types and descriptive techniques. They have been using tsunamis
as a stimulus to write about being involved in a natural disaster. They have all worked really hard.

In Maths, the class have been doing addition and subtraction, solving problems using bar charts and line charts, timetables and frequency trees amongst others. They have looked at bank statements and finances so they can apply their new knowledge to real life situations.

During science this week, we have been learning about atoms, elements and compounds and how chemical formulas are used. They have been identifying the
properties of different elements and how the properties of elements change when they form compounds. They have also been making atomic models of different compounds
and using these to help identify the number of atoms of different elements in the compounds.

In Spanish, they have been looking at different foods and creating their own menus and in art they have been looking at observational art. Both have been really fun!

In Drama the class have been looking at the opening scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

They have looked at the power of the witches and the supernatural during Jacobean times and in PE this week they have been doing football, focusing specifically
on dribbling and developing their competitive nature in matches!

It’s been a busy week and we are all looking forward to a relaxing weekend!”

Now to our amazing SUPER STARs and SEALs

Mrs Lerigo’s STAR of the week is Ziyan for eating his lunch with increasing independence and sitting appropriately at the table!

Mrs Lerigo’s SEAL Superstar is Harrison for recognising his emotions and accepting help when he was upset.

Miss Pietraszewska’s STAR of the week is Maya for transitioning into her new class and working very hard.

Miss Pietraszewska’s SEAL Superstar is Mysha for being a good friend and helping her peers.

Miss Marston’s STAR of the week is Mylo for having a fantastic week and using colourful semantics to talk in full sentences. This is brilliant!

Miss Parkinson’s STAR of the week is Zakariya for doing all his maths work independently this week! 🙂

Mr Corrigan’s STAR this week is David for being excellent in bucket this week.

Mr Corrigan’s SEAL Superstar is Blaire for accepting help from an adult when she has been upset and reflecting on it afterwards.

Mr Corrigan’s WOW moments go to Jared and Jacob. Well done!

Mrs Halkyard’s STAR of the week is Sofia for excellent effort in lessons.

Mrs Halkyard’s SEAL of the week is Sam for his great team and partner work.

Mrs Halkyard’s DOJO winner is Tyler. Well done!

Miss Simms’ STAR of the week is Essah for perseverance when meeting new people.

Miss Simms’ super swimmer is Amario for good listening and hard work.

Mrs Woodhead’s STAR of the week is the whole class for coping well with unexpected changes.

Miss Tootill’s STAR of the week is Lucas for working hard in maths.

Miss Tootill’s SEAL of the week is Thomas for sharing his goals and being positive

Miss Tootill’s DOJO winner is Marcus. Well done!

This week, our Story Bag winners are:

KS1: Ziyan
KS2: Lucas

I hope you enjoy the little suitcase full of books with your families at home.


This week, the Prime Minister announced that all Plan B measures will be removed in England, with a full return to Plan A by Thursday 27 January.

From, Thursday 20 January, face coverings were no longer recommended in classrooms and teaching spaces for staff, and pupils and students in year 7 and above.

Next week from Thursday 27 January, face coverings are no longer recommended in communal areas for staff, and pupils and students in year 7 and above.

This decision comes in response to national infection data showing the prevalence of COVID-19 to be on a downward trajectory.

Whilst there are some groups where cases are likely to continue rising, it is likely that the Omicron wave has now peaked nationally.

There remains significant pressure on the NHS but hospital admissions have stabilised, and the number of patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU) remain low and are falling.

This means it is right we remove the most stringent restrictions around wearing face coverings from education, but the virus is still with us, and continuing with proportionate
protective measures remains vital to protect education.

Local directors of public health are able to recommend the use of face coverings in communal areas, across their area only, where DfE and public health experts judge the
measure to be proportionate due to specific health concerns.

This is a temporary measure.

Directors of public health will continue to advise individual settings experiencing outbreaks. Any local introduction of face coverings will be subject to routine review and removed at the earliest opportunity.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Millard


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