Letter to Families - 01/10/2021

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Dear Families,

It has been another fantastic week in school. We continue to be amazed by all of our young people’s achievements. There has been lots of work in classrooms during the preparation for Macmillan coffee morning this week. We have had an enormous amount of excitement as we prepared for our first whole school event!

We hope that you are finding all of the updates on Class Dojo informative. I know all young people are loving using their portfolios to showcase their achievements both in school and at home. It is a pleasure to see them all. Thank you to all families who have completed the Microsoft form to share wishes about photograph permissions. If you have not had the chance to complete this yet please use the link provided https://forms.office.com/r/rBwxnHFXG0

Enrichment Activities Upper School

Some of our young people have taken part in the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust sensory outdoor space project where we have been learning about using tools and keeping ourselves safe. We have started to dig the foundation for our sensory path. It was great to see the hard work and effort that went into this project. All the young people worked hard together, showing amazing team work.

Others have been taking part in our Doncaster Arts project where they have been exploring sounds and feelings through music. They have all enjoyed using the DJ equipment and learning how to explore sounds and what music can tell us about ourselves.

These projects will continue throughout the term, with external organisations supporting our young people with their learning beyond the classroom.

We are so proud of how they have embraced these new challenges and cannot wait to see what else they achieve.

Enrichment Activities Lower School

Caged Steel Martial Arts have been in lower school this week showing some of our young people the value of listening and why this is important to us all as individuals. Our young people really enjoyed the session, it was great to see so many of them joining in and in showing that important listening skill to be able to follow instructions.

Caged Steel will be working in school every week with some of our young people, building up a range of other important skills for example showing attention, being respectful, developing confidence in ourselves and showing dedication to what we set out to achieve. This is a great opportunity for our young people to extend their learning out of the classroom, whilst getting fit and healthy and having fun.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

We have been notified that COVID-19 vaccinations will be happening in school on Monday 8th November for those pupils who are eligible. The criteria is that vaccinations will be offered to pupils who are 12 on or before 8th November.

If your child is eligible, there will be a letter and consent form coming home from school with them on Monday 4th October, please be sure to take the time to complete this and return as soon as possible should you wish for your child to receive their vaccination.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Wow, what can we say, what an absolutely amazing MacMillan coffee morning we have had in school today. It was so wonderful to have so many families and special people in school for our very first school event and what a wonderful way to start, with a focus on an amazing charity!

Thank you to so many of you for your generous donations of baked goods to sell and also for your contributions made to buy refreshments. We have raised a staggering £479.60 for MacMillan Cancer Support which is absolutely phenomenal. Thank you so very much for the amazing contributions, we cannot wait for the next event! We even took some picture of the fabulous morning, please see attached!

Dates for your diary

We wanted to take the time to share with you events and upcoming dates for your diaries up to Christmas please see below for key information. More details will follow closer to the time of the event.

 Friday 8th October – Hello Yellow Day

 Friday 15th October – School closes for October half term

 Tuesday 2nd November – School reopens for Autumn Term 2

 Week beginning 1st November – Pupil Parliament Week

 Week beginning 8th November – Parent / Family Consultation Week

 Friday 12th November – Children in Need

 Week beginning 15th November – Anti Bullying Week

 Monday 29th November – Pupils will learn about the festival of Hanukah

 Friday 10th December – Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day

 Friday 17th December – Christmas Parties and school closed for the Christmas break

 Wednesday 5th January – School reopens for the Spring Term

Finally…

We are very much looking forward to another amazing week and sharing with you all of the wonderful achievements of your child. Have a great weekend and stay safe.

Kind Regards,

Viki Drew

Head of School

Posted in Weekly Letters on Oct 01, 2021.

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