Valentine Disco

Thanks to everyone who went to the PTA Valentine discos and those parents that helped out.In total the events raised £289!!!
Winners!
KS1 Best dressed – Lauren and Tommy.
KS2 Best dressed – Aiden and Nyler
Best dancers – Abby & Noah.  

We all appreciate your support and hope every enjoyed themselves.

Mental health problems in children and young people: guidance for parents and carers

Looking after a child or young person who has emotional or mental health problems can be very hard. You may feel challenged, isolated, scared and deeply upset and wish you knew where to turn for help.

Seeking help

You are not alone. Many parents and carers have similar concerns and stresses, although they may not feel able to discuss them openly. There is good support and guidance, through national and local organisations. Do have a look to find out which sources of support might be best for you. The sooner you seek help, the better. Every local area is different but the three places listed below are a good place to start.

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Teacher Award winners

Class Winners
Fantastic frogs Eva May and Harry  
Brainy badgers Fabiah and Jack
Smart squirrels  
Busy bees Rae and Adam H
Wise Owls Torey and Ethan C
RWI Jett, Oliver C, Ruby F and Harriet P


Out of school achievers

Leo earned Duckling stage 4, Harriet earned a level 3 Learn to Swim certificate and Fabiah was awarded a 5m distance award for after swimming front crawl and backstroke.. Congratulations to Leo, Harriet and Fabiah.

Alert issued after man in van ‘followed pupil home’ near Doncaster school

An alert has been issued after a man in a van was reportedly spotted following children near a school in Doncaster. A number of pupils spitted a white or silver Mercedes van parked on Grady Drive near Carr Lodge Academy in Woodfield Plantation on Friday 15th February. It is reported that the vehicle followed one pupil home and the driver, a man, also got out and started approaching other students.
Read more at: https://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk and if you see anything suspicious, please contact the school and police immediately.

Parents’ Evenings

The second parents’ evening of the year is nearly upon us-Tuesday 2nd -Wednesday 3rd April.

These meetings are very important and you will have the opportunity to discuss the progress your child is making and how you can support them at home. Remember, although parents’ evenings are planned opportunities for you to meet the teacher and talk about progress, you are always welcome to look at your children’s books and can make an appointment to talk to your child’s teacher any time. If you cannot make either of these planned dates, please talk with the teacher and arrange an alternative day and time. ,l.url

Reading Certificates

Sophie (Bees), Erin, Taya, Matilda, Aria, Harry, Harriet, Vitu, Eva May, Tommy, Jack and Renessme who all earned a bronze reading certificate for completing 25 books

Helping your child learn number facts

If your child struggles to learn number facts, such as times table facts and number bonds, then it may be that he or she will find it easier with a better way to practice them. You may have noticed that number facts don’t sink in. Alternatively, you may have noticed that number facts seem to go in, but a few days later they’ve gone again. Hours of practice seem to make no difference. Progress feels agonizingly slow. If any of this is familiar, then read on.

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Supporting your child with reading

Reading with your child is vital. Research shows that it’s the single most important thing you can do to help your child’s education. It’s best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day.

Think of ways to make reading fun – you want your child to learn how pleasurable books can be. If you’re both enjoying talking about the content of a particular page, linger over it for as long as you like.

Books aren’t just about reading the words on the page, they can also present new ideas and topics for you and your child to discuss.

I have included an article from the BBC website about the importance of reading with your child with a couple of pointers. You can read more here: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/parents/ten-tips-on-hearing-your-child-read

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Badgers out and about

Conisborough Castle

This is a very busy two weeks for Mrs. Land’s class with 2 trips organised. On Monday, they are spending the day at Consiborough Castle learning how it dates back to the Norman Conquest, 1066 and all of that as part of their work on the topic of Towers, Turrents and Tunnels. 

Then on Tuesday next week  the children are visiting Sir Thomas Wharton Academy to take part in an inter-school multiskills afternoon. Don’t forget your PE kit!