Family Letter - w/e 07/10/2022

Dear Families,

Well, we cannot believe there is only one more week of this half term, it has flown by! Pupils have continued to work really hard across school and the work they are producing is brilliant.

It was wonderful to welcome so many families into school for our Macmillan coffee event and we wanted to say a huge thank you for contributing to the staggering £561.27 raised for such a worthy cause. Pupils were fantastic at supporting the running of the event too, which was great to see.

Hello Yellow Day

On Monday 10th October, we will be celebrating 'Hello Yellow Day'. During the day, each class will be completing activities with a focus on understanding the feelings of others and working collaboratively to build on friendships and relationships. We will be working to show young people they are not alone with their mental health.

Pupils are very welcome to wear yellow or use the event as a non-uniform day! Any donations or voluntary contributions would be greatly received and will be for such an amazing charity and a well deserving cause. All monies raised will be donated to Young Minds charity.

Online Safety

We have received some information around parental settings and age restrictions for Roblox and know that many of our pupils access this application. Please see information below along with a link to an article containing more information.

“Roblox is an incredibly popular games across all ages, but particularly children. Until now Roblox has been rated 10+ by ESRB and 7+ by PEGI. This has changed to 'Teen' by ESRB and 'PEGI ! Parental Guidance Recommended' by PEGI. Additionally, Roblox is introducing more parental controls to filter different experiences dependent on the age of the user. This is an interesting and welcome development due to the incredible amount of user-generated content within Roblox.”

To read more you can view THIS ARTICLE in Forbes. (Please note this link will take you to an external website, and the school is not responsible for the content of this website.)

TIE Card and Local Offer/Activities

We wanted to share with you links to TIE card application process and the local offer activities for young people with SEND. By getting a TIE membership card, you automatically receive discounts at various places in and around Doncaster. These include the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, The Dome, Vue Cinema and much more. If you are interested in applying or finding out more please use the links below:

TIE information & link: https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/together-information-exchange

Local Offer/Activities: https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/local-offer-things-to-do-places-to-go

Please also see, at the end of this letter a poster containing QR codes which will link you to a SEND survey as the SEND strategy across Doncaster develops. Your feedback is very important so if you would like to contribute please find out how at the end of this letter.

Courses & Workshops for Parents

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Photo Permissions and Social Media

Thank you to all parents who have completed the Microsoft form in relation to photo permissions and social media. We are still awaiting a number of responses. The link can be found on ClassDojo, or from the school office.

We will also send a paper copy to those outstanding across next week.

Dates for your diaries

Please see below activities which are already planned up until Christmas. There will be more dates added as we move through the term and I am sure and this will be updated to reflect and changes. We will provide more information closer to the time where needed.

  • Monday 10th October – Hello Yellow Day
  • Thursday 13th October – Who are We Exhibition (celebration of learning afternoon)
  • Friday 14th October – School closes for half term break
  • Monday 31st October – School reopens
  • Tuesday 1st November – Diwali Day Celebrations
  • Monday 14th November – Odd Sock day for anti-bullying week
  • Friday 18th November – Children in Need
  • Monday 21st November – School Photographer
  • NEW DATE - Tuesday 22nd November – Flu Vaccinations
  • Thursday 8th December – Whole School Pantomime visit
  • Friday 9th December – Christmas jumper day
  • Thursday 13th December – Christmas Fayre (afternoon)
  • Wednesday 14th December – Christmas Dinner
  • Friday 16th December – Christmas parties and school closes for the Christmas break

Finally...

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything you wish to discuss further. We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Kind Regards,
Viki Drew
Headteacher

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Posted in Blog Posts, Weekly Letters on Oct 10, 2022

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