Newsletter | February 2019

Newsletter | February 2019

8th February 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Attendance

Well done to Year 3 for achieving 100% attendance last week.

Co-op Values Assembly

In assemblies, we have started to discuss ‘being Co-op’. Each of the below will be discussed and the children will learn about …

Be yourself always

Show you care

Succeed together

Do what matters most

Here’s some information from our Year 6 school council…. This week we thought about how we can show we care. Everyone in school cares for each other well. Each class is going to think about a way that they can show our community outside of school that we care for them too. Finn and Lily-Mae

KS2 Playtime Snacks

After half term, the kitchen will no longer be providing snacks at playtimes for the junior children. It was felt that parents are paying quite a lot of money each day for snacks, sometimes giving children over £1 a day.

Starting Monday 25th February, KS2 children will have the opportunity to have toast as soon as they come into school. This will be £1 a week for 1 slice of toast per day. At playtimes, children can either bring in fruit from home or they will be able to buy a piece of fruit which will be sold in their classrooms. The cost of this will be approximately 20p. No other snacks will be allowed at playtimes. This is exactly the same as we offer the KS1 children.

By supporting children to eat healthier snacks, we will be supporting the school’s and government’s agenda of supporting children to eat healthy.

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday, all of the children across the school focused on Internet Safety. Below are some of the activities the children have taken part in, written by the school council in each class.

Year 1 We read a story. Ben got a tablet. He promised he will play with it safely. We made posters and we sang a song about being safe. Seth and Mila

Year 2 We have been learning about internet safety today because it is Internet Safety Day. Mrs Keating has told us a story about Smartie the Penguin and bad things kept happening when he was using the internet. Bertie his brother had been playing on Smartie’s tablet on a game that was not suitable for him. He straight away told his Mum and Dad and they sang him a song which goes like this (it’s the tune of the Farmer’s in his den): “Before you tap and click you need to stop and think and teeeeeeeellll someone you need to stop and think.”

Then Year 2 went into the computer room and wrote down some rules about internet safety using Word or PowerPoint. Thank you and bye. From Emma and Harry (School Council)

Year 6

In Year 6 we talked about giving consent for things to be shared online. We learnt about what cookies are and what websites use them for. We also talked about us needing to have permission from other people to share information about them including photographs. We did an activity with post-it notes to show how easy it was to share information without realising it. Lily-Mae and Finn

World Book Day

On Thursday 7th March, we will be celebrating World Book Day. In the morning, we will be having our coffee, cake & read with your child morning. The school council will be asking for donations of treats for the morning with a bit of a difference. Letters have been sent out regarding this and how to get Fairtrade ingredients from school. Please look out for the letter. Each class will be focusing on different books / authors. The teachers will send out letters before half term so that you know what’s happening. Please ask your child next week for the letter.

Thank you as ever for your continued support.

Mrs Wilmer

1st February 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

Attendance

Well done to Reception, Year 2 and Year 4 for achieving 100% attendance last week.

Co-op Values Assembly

In assemblies, we have started to discuss ‘being Co-op’.  Each of the below will be discussed and the children will learn about …

Be yourself always

Show you care

Succeed together

Do what matters most

Here’s some information from our Year 6 school council….

On Monday we talked about the Co-op value ‘Do what matters most’. We looked at different ways we can do the most important things in school. We summed them up as be kind, be honest, be trustworthy and be careful with resources. This week we have been looking out for children doing these things in school and they will get a special mention in assembly on Friday.

Lily-Mae and Finn

School Uniform

Thank you for your patience whilst we have been organising the new school uniform.  We have been checking prices against quality of the clothing before making any final decisions.  It looks like we will be ready to send out uniform order forms before half term.  We’ll let you know as soon as they are ready.

School Crossing Patrol

As you will have seen from previous newsletters, Staffordshire had made the decision to stop the school crossing patrols from September 2019.  Thanks to the many of you who sent in your concerns to the authority along with parents from other communities, Staffordshire have now taken the decision to keep the school crossing patrols.  This really is great news for all of our families who use the Lollipop ladies and men.  Thank you to everyone who gave their support with this matter.

Small & Tall Care Club

Unfortunately, Mrs Aitken is going to be away from school for a while due to ill health.  Acting as manager in her absence will be Mrs Harrison and Miss Johnson will be acting deputy manager.  Both ladies will be able to help should you have any enquiries regarding the club.

PE Kit

Please can you ensure that your child has both a full indoor and outdoor PE kit in school at all times. Over the last few weeks, we have noticed that many children have incomplete kits, particularly the wrong footwear (school shoes are not acceptable footwear for PE). All children need to be taking part in 2 hours of PE per week so it is essential that they have the correct kit. PE is taught both outside and inside, even over the winter months.

Indoor kit – white t-shirt, burgandy shorts, trainers.

Outdoor kit – white t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms, jumper or hooded top, trainers.

This is the same for all year groups. Thank you for your support.  Mrs Sharman (PE lead)

Football Team

On Monday evening, Co-op Academy Friarswood took part in 2 football matches at Chesterton Sports College. We lost the first game 4-0 but were victorious in the second game 2-0. Goalscorers were Laken and Ashton. A huge well done also to Lucas, Jacob, Tyler, Matthew, Ronnie, Ashley and Rufus. As always, you did Friarswood proud with your effort and sportsmanship. A huge thank you also for parents for helping to provide transport and for supporting the team in such freezing weather!  Mrs Sharman (PE lead)

Thank you as ever for your continued support.

Mrs Wilmer