Our school is a wonderful community of families and staff from a range of different backgrounds, faiths, cultural traditions and countries.
Today we want to wish all our Muslim children, staff and families a very happy Eid (‘Eid Mubarak’ in Arabic), which comes at the end of the month of Ramadan. Some Muslims are celebrating Eid today and others will be celebrating tomorrow.
We hope that you enjoy a blessed and fun time with friends and family.
The PTA Quiz, Fizz and Pizza night had a bit of everything - fierce and friendly competition, fizzy drinks, delicious pizza, raffle prizes, great quiz rounds and fun all round.
The Exchange Church quizzers ran out eventual winners (and we're delighted to report that the staff teams didn't embarrass themselves from a quizzical point of view).
Huge thanks to Matthew, Carys and all the PTA crew who organised the event, and to all those who came along.
We are very grateful for the support of two local businesses for supporting our Quiz evening, Istanbul Pizza and Kebabs, and Wilks' Budgens. Thank you so much for your support!
Year 5 and 6 pupils have been canvassing the playground and classrooms for votes in a school election which was held on Thursday 8 June.
Alongside the much-publicised general election, the school held its own mock election where pupils were able to vote between a number of parties.
The children created their own manifestos for each party, created a poster, designed a logo and chose colours for their rosettes, which they made by hand.
The children spent time out and about in the classrooms spreading their messages and touting for votes.
The whole school entered the polling station to cast their votes on Thursday and the winning party was 'Bounce 4 Fun' whose manifesto promised a fun day with Bouncy Castles. We will now need to see if they will be able to deliver on their promise!
The concert for Manchester, and the terrible news events over the last few weeks have had significant and widespread coverage across all media types.
This creates a tricky situation for staff in primary schools because children will have different levels of awareness, knowledge and understanding. Some parents will have chosen to shield their children from the news entirely, whilst others will have discussed these atrocities quite openly. Either way, children are likely to discuss these things in school and they may be anxious about these events.
We respect the wishes of parents (especially of younger children) by not raising the issue unnecessarily in school, but we do have a duty to respond appropriately to discussions, questions or anxieties in a way which reflects the age, stage and understanding of the children. Our staff will always respond in an open, honest and thoughtful way to any enquiry from the children.
The guide for parents, below, may be useful for anyone worried about discussing such events with their child.
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