Friday Bulletin – 22nd January 2016
It was wonderful to see so many parents in school this week taking part in the Year 1 rocket building workshop. The staff were delighted with your positive feedback and are keen to build on the success. I couldn’t agree more with the comments many of you made such as ‘more of the same’ and ‘a wonderful afternoon – more please’. Watch this space! Thanks also to our Year 5 children, also learning about Space, for supporting the activities with such enthusiasm and creative flare. The topic is also inspiring our Year 1 children to produce some amazing pieces of writing. Look out for some photographs of the afternoon on our school website and the next newsletter.
We are getting ready to take part in this year’s Safer Internet Day on the 9th February. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.
This week the government launched a new website, http://www.educateagainsthate.com/ , which contains advice and resources for parents, teachers and school leaders about countering extremism in young people. Many of you will have heard of the ‘prevent’ duty on all schools. All school staff, including those in primary schools, receive training in the prevent strategy and it has now become part of the Kells Lane Safeguarding policy.
Schools also have a responsibility to teach British values. According to Ofsted, ‘fundamental British values are: tolerance, respect, accepting and celebrating difference, among others. At Kells Lane, we aim to nurture these values in everything we do.
I hope you have a relaxing weekend.
Mrs A Whistler