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Posted on: 09/03/2018

Headteachers Blog 09/03/2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you were all able to read my letter sent out to you on Tuesday about the reasons we were closed on Friday and Monday. Hopefully, the LA will come out to lag our pipes before next winter!

EXCITING ARTWORK PROJECT

Next term, we have organised for an artist to come into school to work with all our pupils to create artwork for our school corridors. As you can see when you visit, the school corridors are huge and very long – difficult to make them more child-friendly - but we are going to try! Miss Haggie and Miss Brett will be organising an art exhibition when all classes have completed their artwork so that parents and carers can come in to see what we have done. The date will be set nearer the time.

DANCE PERFORMANCES

Next week, on Thursday four classes will be performing their dance routines to the school and then to their parents/carers. Times are as follows: 5MK and 6L at 10:30 then 3H and 4B pupils are performing at 2pm. Hopefully, you will be able to join us. We will start promptly at these times.

VIDEO GAMES 18+

Recently, we have been seeing a few ‘games’ that the children have been playing in the playgrounds which have raised safeguarding concerns with us. This is really to remind parents/carers that children of primary school age should NOT be playing games such as Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto as they quite clearly state that they are for 18+. How do I know that the children are using these games? They tell me when I speak to them about their ‘play’. I know it is not easy in this digital age to monitor everything and being a parent/carer is not easy especially when children usually are more tech savvy than us but please, please check your children’s devices this weekend. If you are not sure how to do this, ask someone who can – our IT team will give you advice should you need it.

4B CLASS ASSEMBLY- OCEAN COMMOTION/ COFFEE STOP

Today we had 4B’s class assembly which was wonderful with loads of amazing props (and pupils, of course)! I do have to say that I have been listening to rehearsals through the wall (my office is next to the hall) and I heard the ‘Jaws’ music which still has the power to raise a chill in me after all these years! Miss Brett would like to thank Mrs Halliday who has been a real help with the props and the assembly this week.

Best wishes, Margaret Greig

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