Before and After-School Sports Clubs
This week will be the last week for ALL clubs until after half term - including Archery Club, Boys and Girls Football Training sessions and Netball Training. KS2 Girls Training for Football will now not take place until the Summer Term due to this being a match night. Boys Football training sessions will begin again on Monday 26th February with the first match being played on the 27th Feb. Netball training sessions with Miss Booker will begin again on Wednesday 21st Feb as they will also have their first match on Tuesday 27th Feb. Thank you for your ongoing support with our school sports programme.
Safer Internet Day 2018
Tuesday 6th February is "Safer Internet Day". Please see the link below for some great information, games, activities and guidance that you may want to take a look at. Some may also be relevant for your children to take part in too. We will also be covering this at school in Computing/PSHE lessons: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/sid2018-education-packs/education-pack-parents-and-carers
World Book Day 2018
World Book Day for 2018 is on 1st of March. In school during this week there will be lots going on (further information will be coming your way so please keep checking the weekly newsletters). On 1st of March, we will all be dressing up as our favourite book characters. There is the theme of "Much-Loved Books" so be as creative as you choose. In addition, please send your child in to school with their favourite book on this day also. Thank you.
EFL Cup Under 11 Tournament
Our A-Team, along with 32 other schools, were invited to attend the Under 11’s EFL Kid’s Cup Football Tournament which was held on Friday at Poolfoot Farm - the home of Fleetwood Town. I’m delighted to report that we won!! We played 7 games without letting a single goal in! The children played amazingly and were a credit to our school. Well done boys! Thank you so much to Sam for his brilliant coaching and to Miss Gardner for going along to support the team - even when it hailed!
As you may be aware, the NSPCC have visited us in school to help raise awareness of the charity and to develop the children's understanding of what to do in situations where they don't feel safe. They were introduced to Childline and we were actually astonished to find out how much it costs - £5 per call which results in a cost of £10,000 a day. The children have been very keen to help and along with Jen from JittaBugs, the children are raising money for the charity. The NSPCC (in conjunction with O2) also visited school to meet with parents and provide some very useful Online Safety guidance. A huge thank you to those who attended and to Jen from Jittabugs for her generosity in providing the Dance-a-Thon activities for the children - which they thoroughly enjoyed. Finally a big thank you to the NSPCC for all the hard work they do each and every day to keep children safe and raise awareness as they do. It is a privilege to be part of it!
Donna's Dream House
As you may be aware, Year 5 participated in the "Dance Fantasia" dance festival last week at the Winter Garden's, Blackpool. The money raised through the sales of the tickets was donated to a local charity - "Donna's Dream House" which provides free holidays for children and teenagers with life-threatening illnesses amongst other amazing causes. We were thrilled when we received a letter and a certificate! We are so pleased to be supporting a worthwhile cause.
Sam from Year 5 collected a "Hero in the Community" award, this week, from radio wave for his fundraising after a family friend nominated him and he won!!!!!! He has raised money for the buddy bench at school; he did a month challenge for the firefighter's charity; a month for "Hounds for Heroes" and at the minute he is fundraising for "Children in Need". So far, he’s raised over £700 for charity. We are so proud of Sam and his selfless deeds. He is an inspiration to us all.