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Author: Mrs Thomas

Anti-Bullying Week 2018


Pupils have learned about what bullying is and ways that it can be prevented during anti- bullying week.

The focus this year has been choosing respect and treating everyone with kindness.

The children have taken part in a range of activities aimed at promoting making the right choices when interacting with others in person and online.

Class 5 planned and presented an anti – bullying assembly which they then delivered in front of the whole school.

They wrote the following prayer as part of their work:

Let us pray,
Help us to be good friends wherever we go.
Help us to make the right choices, even in the hardest times.
Help us to celebrate people’s differences and remember that we are all unique.
Help us to be someone’s reason to smile today and every day.
Amen

Class 5 Colby Trip

Our Trip to Colby Woodland Gardens 

Today we went to Colby Woodland Gardens! We had a great time pond dipping and doing an experiment on how fast the water in the river flowed. 

Firstly, we did a fun experiment on how fast the water in the river flowed. We measured a ten  meter stretch down the river. We had one person on the stopwatch and another person ready to shout STOP! We then let Mack a Duck (who was a toy duck) down the river and he  got off to a good-ish start but Mack a Duck ended up crashing (RIP Mack a Duck). But our experiment did end up working! (phew).                                                  

After our funny experiment with a bit of failure we went over to a wider part of the river. We did some kick sampling and we checked out what we found by identifying them with a key. It was fun but messy at the same time! 

After we went in the river we went back to the bus to get our food to eat. 

After that we were off! (sadly it was not the end of the school day and we had to do work.)

Text by James, Photo Collage by Maggi

 

Pupil Groups

Pupils recently applied for a wide variety of roles within the school from display defenders to digital leaders. 

Over 100 applications were received for the various posts and staff had a hard time choosing pupils to fulfil each role from the excellent job application forms which were completed by the children.

Please take a look at the sway above to view the photographs of the children who are keen to get started in their new roles!

*School Council as elected by the pupils to be shared very soon.*

Code Club News

Members of our code club recently completed six Microbit coding

projects and received certificates to acknowledge their achievements.

Our Code Club meets every Thursday from 3.15 – 4.15 and we welcome pupils from Y4 upwards. We are very  lucky to have two volunteers (one an ex pupil) who give up their time every week to share their expertise and enthusiasm with us.

The Microbits were kindly donated to our club by one of our volunteers Nat Morris on behalf of his employers, Netflix. Code Club members have enjoyed creating a range of different games and gadgets using the devices and have begun working on more extended, independent projects.

 

Sponsored Read 2018

As a school we are always aiming to raise the awareness of the importance of reading.

Reading regularly is crucial both to help children improve their literacy standards and to give them the skills to be able to engage in reading for pleasure.

We have decided to run a sponsored read to encourage children to read more and hopefully raise some funds to put towards purchasing books for the children to use in school.

The Holy Name School Sponsored Read 2018 sponsorship form which will go home with your child today can be used to choose a target of how many books your child is going to challenge themselves to read during a 3 week period from Mon 30th April until Fri 25th May.

Once they have decided upon their target they can see if friends and family are willing to sponsor them!

Could all sponsorship forms (including any money raised) please be handed into the office by Wednesday 6th June.

Thank you for your support!

Digital Safety Website

Our digital leaders have been working on a website designed to help us stay safe online and give advice to parents.

Posts on new digital safety topics will be added regularly so keep an eye on the website and help keep your child safe when they are using technology.

Our first post gives advice on how to choose a strong password.