Due to various events taking place over the past couple of weeks we have not been able to meet during our usual Friday morning slot, However, that does not mean we have not been thinking about future events and ways in which we can improve our school. We are really looking forward to getting our heads together in the New Year to plan some more exciting events and also help Mrs Lawson with her quest to improve safety on the school drive.
Just before we head off into the holidays, we would like to wish our whole school team, family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you all in 2018!
Design a new Pudsey Win a teddy bear
EYFS - Freya Pudsey - George
KS1 - Cai Blush - Miss Grayhurst
Penalty shootout Spot hunt
EYFS -Ellis EYFS - Sienna
KS1 - Bobby KS1 - Layla
KS2 - Mkenzie KS2 - Ruby
Thank you to all the staff, children and their parents for supporting our Children in Need day last Friday. We appreciate all your efforts in helping us to raise money for such a worth cause.
We will update you soon on how much we raised and will let you know who our prize winners are on Friday.
Please see the attached letter for the exciting activities we will be running in support of Children in Need 2017. You can also download a 'Design a new Pudsey' sheet if you would like to enter our drawing competition.
Today in our School Council meeting we have started to discuss plans for Children in Need, which take place on Friday 17th November 2017. We have considered and discussed several ideas that we are going to take forward to Mrs Lawson and share with our classes. We are hoping to have heard back from our headteacher before the next meeting so that we can begin organising the day and its events.
As part of our ongoing discussions and work around road safety, our School Council have signed us up to take part in an exciting challenge. One of our primary focuses this half term is to find ways in which we can reduce congestion on and around the school site. The School Council would like to encourage as many pupils, parent/carers and staff to join in with an upcoming event.
Our school will be taking part in South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership’s 10 day Active Travel Challenge starting on Monday 9th October and finishing on Friday 20th October 2017.
The challenge is for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. There are prizes for everybody who completes the challenge, as well as class and whole school prizes!
We need everyone to take part and make an effort to travel to school in an active way during the challenge. The challenge is also open to school staff and we will be making every effort to take part.
Walking, cycling, skating, scooting and park & stride are all active ways of travelling and we hope by taking part in the challenge it will:
During the challenge each classroom will have a wall chart on which pupils who have travelled record their journey by adding a special sticker to the chart. Those pupils with 10 stickers on the chart at the end of the 10 day challenge will be awarded a prize.
Please be aware if you live a long way from school and need to drive you can still take part by parking away from school (at least a 5 minute walk) and walking the last part of your journey - this is called Park & Stride.
Our school could also win some fantastic prizes like scooter storage or even a visit from a theatre company. We are competing against schools from across South Yorkshire so we really do need your help. Please do your best to be active on your journey to school and help us complete the challenge.
Our School Council would like to send a polite reminder to all children that if they choose to travel by bike or scooter, they are to dismount before heading up the school drive.
Miss L Garratt and Miss C Baxter
School Council Leads
Today we have started researching the prices of PVC banners as part of our campaign to promote road safety outside of school. We have looked at various prices on the internet and are going to take these back to Mrs Lawson. Additionally, we have also started to put together designs that we would like on our finished banner. However, this will be an ongoing task to ensure that we make the banner the best it can be.
Following on from our previous meeting about the issues we are currently having in relation to the school drive, today we have discussed potential solutions:
Running down the drive:
As School Council Leads, we have arranged a trip for the School Council to visit Barnsley Town Hall on Wednesday 3rd May 2017. The trip will leave school at 1:00pm and we will be back in school for the end of the school day at 3:15pm. The children will be transported to and from Barnsley Town Hall on the community minibus.
Our School Council members will get the chance to see the Town Hall building, learn about Barnsley Council and see how the council is run. The trip begins with refreshments in the Reception Room before heading to the Council Chamber where children will be given the chance to sit in the Council’s seats. Following this, the children will then visit the Mayor’s Parlour where they will meet the Mayor. This will give the children the chance to find out about what the Mayor does and have the opportunity to ask questions. On departure, each member of our School Council will receive a small gift.
Miss Garratt and Miss Baxter