WE NEED YOU!

Headteacher Newsletter - Monday 28th June 2021

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Contents

1. Class Updates

2. Weekly Tweets...

3. WE NEED YOU!

4. Active School Report

5. Year 6 Leavers

6. Ipswich High School Activities

7. Bury Spectrum Summer Gymnastics Sessions

8. School's Out Summer Activities

9. OneLife Suffolk Summer Activities

10. Primary Homecare Recruitment

11. Gipping Valley Thurston School Sport Partnership Summer Sports Camps

12. Norwich City Football Camps

13. Dates for the rest of the term

14. Safeguarding & Wellbeing

1. Class Updates

Class 1

This week has been a busy fun-filled week in class 1. We have completed lots of learning around our focus text The Very Hungry Caterpillar including the life cycle of butterflies. We have made some Euro 2020 bunting using watercolors, been learning about our wonderful world in RE and what we can do to help look after it, and completed a minibeast hunt with class 2 as part of our transition programme ready for September, phew! Busy indeed!

Class 2

This week, Class 2 has been learning all about how to stay safe. Firstly, we enjoyed listening to the story of ‘George the Sun Safe SuperStar’ and finding out all about protecting our skin from harmful UV. To reinforce this learning you could watch the video linked above and discuss what makes George a sun-safe superstar. Next, we went in search of hidden items in the front garden that might help us to protect our skin from UV. Finally, we spent some time considering how we can stay safe online. Many of the children talked about their experiences of people being unkind to them online whilst they had been gaming. Miss Mitchell was really impressed with how confident the children were with these key messages:


  1. Report anything that worries you to a grown-up;

  2. If someone asks you to share something private you should say no and report it to a grown-up;

  3. If we talk to people online who we don’t know in real life, they might not be who they say they are.

Class 3

We made the most of glorious summer sunshine this week and took some of our learning outdoors. In maths, we had fun using lots of different natural materials, to help with our addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. In English, we started looking at the key features of a non-chronological report, and have been enjoying our new non-fiction text about the Tudors. We heard some fascinating facts which raised many interesting questions. This period of history has definitely captured the children's imaginations and we can’t wait to find out about Henry V111 next week! On Thursday, Mrs. Singleton led a fantastic outdoor drumming and singing session, where we were all transported to even hotter climes. Mrs. Welch and Mrs. Singleton have spoken to all the children about the importance of reading every day to an adult and recording it in their reading records, so please can you encourage this, thank you.

Class 4

We’ve completed our explanation texts about the Rainforest in Brazil and loved finding out how many species of plants and animals live in this rich biosphere. The maths assessments for Year Five have been fun to complete too - Mr. Waters, Miss Grist, and Miss DP helped us revise important areas of maths, and cover topics we’d missed during lockdown (e.g. symmetry, area, and perimeter), plus we are continuing to really focus on problem-solving. Our new time tables songs are really helping us enjoy learning multiplication facts to support our calculations - look on youtube here and practice with your children at home for extra learning and even more fun!

2. Weekly Tweets...

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3. WE NEED YOU!

In August, we are planning on having some 'Colourful Communities' days, at the school, where we liven up Crawford's walls, embellish our landscaped outdoor play and learning environment, and prepare for the new school year. Therefore, if you want to help the school and contribute to bringing the community together, WATCH THIS SPACE! We have lots of painting, gardening, DIY, and cleaning jobs. WE NEED YOU!
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4. Active School Report

We have recently been working with Active Suffolk and as part of exploring ways to further engage our young individuals with a healthy, active school provision, a baseline survey was completed. Thank you to all those able to respond to the survey. Please see our results, which are incredibly encouraging. Building on the 'Active Travel' and 'Staff Confidence with teaching PE' are two areas we would like to explore and support further. So, watch this space...

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5. Year 6 Leavers

The Bury Free Press 'Year 6 Leavers' photo is due to be in the 16th July edition

6. Ipswich High School Activities

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7. Bury Spectrum Summer Gymnastics Sessions

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8. School's Out Summer Activities

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9. OneLife Suffolk Summer Activities

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10. Primary Homecare Recruitment

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11. Gipping Valley Thurston School Sport Partnership Summer Sports Camps

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12. Norwich City Football Camps

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13. Dates for the rest of term

  • Friday 2nd July - Sports Day

  • Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July - Stowupland Transition Event

  • Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th & Friday 9th July - Class 4 Alton Waters Sailing trip

  • Friday 9th July - Reports out to parents

  • Thursday 15th July - Young Ambassadors Christchurch Mansion trip

  • Friday 16th July - Year 6 Pleasurewood Hills visit

  • Monday 19th July: Last day for pupils in school

  • Tuesday 20th July: PD Day, staff only in school

14. Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Please use the links below to learn more about important topics including online/social media, safeguarding and wellbeing resources, updates.