I’m sure you have all noticed the new windows and doors in Hamble and Medway class. The work finished ahead of schedule and both classes are back in their rooms and enjoying the new clean and clear look.
A new national campaign has been launched by the NSPCC to help parents keep their children safe online. ‘Share Aware’ aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to ensure they are talking to their children about this issue.
Peter Evans, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children – Start of Life, added: “The NSPCC campaign highlights an important area in the subject of child safety. “Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility, whether that’s looking out for their physical wellbeing or making sure they are not at risk while online. Information about the NSPCC campaign can be found at www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware
The children in Hamble, Medway and Arun classes had a fascinating talk from Dr Roberts about the moon landings, of which he was very knowledgeable and had even met the Apollo 11 astronauts! He showed the children how a rocket works and talked about the first moon landing. Dr Roberts demonstrated how big the moon is compared to earth. The talk really enhanced their understanding of the topic.
Children and staff arrived at school with some fantastic costumes today, based on some of their favourite book characters. It was brilliant to see the enthusiasm generated by World Book Day.
Children have also brought in some great pictures for the 'Catch me reading' competition as well as doing some super book covers, book token designs and other related work in class.
Mrs Hamer took a group of pupils to Horsham Library on 3rd February as part of their experience for the Picture book Awards. They have been reading the shortlisted books during their reading time and discussing them afterwards. The children will then vote for their favourite book.
During their library visit, they looked at a range of picture books to see different ways authors used pictures to tell their stories. Children also found out about joining the library, found out about audio books, DVD hire and large print and braille books. They also enjoyed listening to stories and found some very comfortable chairs for reading books of their own choice.
All the children had fun making Christingles at school on Friday morning. I didn’t see anyone sneaking an extra sweet at all! Thank you to Hilary Sherwin-Smith and Pru Duncan who came to help. The Christingle service at church yesterday afternoon was lovely especially when the church lights were dimmed and all the children were holding a lit Christingle singing Away in a Manger. Thank you to Jo Sands, Harrie Sands, George Apps, Kayla Glover and Mandy Higgs for leading the service. If you still have your Christingle collection candle at home please can you send it in this week please?
Slinfold Primary School