Passports have been given out this week for Children’s University and many of the children have heard about how the scheme will operate. This is now a fully funded activity scheme which will result in full graduations during the Summer term with transport provided as part of it. Further information can be found here. You can add out of school clubs your children are part of to the learning destinations by letting your child’s class teacher or the office know that the club need adding.
Another change under the new management of Children’s University is that all children in F2-Y6 who are able to graduate will be invited to the graduation ceremony held at the hub in Doncaster.
If you have any questions please ask your child’s class teacher who will find out your answer if they can’t respond directly.
It has been brought to my attention that there is a worrying video currently being shown at the end of YouTube videos which are aimed at children. Upon further investigation, this has been covered in the national news today also. The messages given out during these videos challenge children to do inappropriate and dangerous things but also not to tell an adult or ‘Momo’ -a scary looking character- will ‘get them’.
This is obviously a huge concern and we will be discussing e-safety tomorrow in our daily circles in all classes, however, please also safeguard your children when they are using YouTube and other social media apps by discussing actions to take if something pops up they are worried about or feel is inappropriate.
Further advice on how to restrict searches on YouTube can be found here
However, please be aware that some of the inappropriate messages have been embedded into child friendly videos in this case and therefore even safe searches may bring this concerning message up.
Sunset club staff and children enjoyed ‘film night’ to celebrate the end of the half term. Great fun was had by all!
Our recent parent working group on the topic of holidays and attendance suggested Green Top publish our key dates for parents. Phase teams will send home details of celebration events and family learning etc but the dates below are what we have already planned into the calendar and which are crucial dates for the school.
To help you enjoy valuable family time we have also arranged our school calendar to help families plan holidays and long weekends together. These dates are: Friday 28th September and Monday 1st October and Friday 28th June and Monday 1st July.
As you know we are have planned a two week half term in the Autumn term, beginning Monday 22nd October. This should allow parents to find cheaper holidays for their families.
Crucial learning dates are below:
Year 6 Assessment Week – 26th November 2018
Year 1 – Year 5 Assessment Week – 3rd December 2018
Christmas Activities and Performances – Begin 10th December 2018
Year 6 Assessment Week – 4th February 2019
Year 1 – Year 5 Assessment Week – 25th March 2019
Child Led Parent Conferences – Begin 1st April 2019
Green Top’s Got Talent – 4th April 2019
Year 6 SATs – 13th May 2019
Year 2 SATs – 20th May 2019
Year 1 Phonic Screener – 10th June 2019
Year 1 – Year 5 Assessment Week – 1st July 2019
Sports Week – 8th July 2019
Transition Week – Begins 17th July 2019
2018/19 Holiday Pattern can be found here.
We have relaunched our Attendance Challenge this half term rather than giving a £100 to the class with the best each term we are now giving £10 to the class with the best attendance each week (if there is a tie the matching winning classes will get £5). This has been a huge hit with the children.
So far class 3 and class 12 have won £10 to spend as they choose. Both classes are saving their money for a bigger reward. Watch the class blogs to see how they choose to spend their money!