St Cecilia's News
St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School - January 2018
It's good to keep safeguarding at the forefront of our thinking, with this in mind we have updated our safeguarding page on our website to include some links to resources from various organisations.
As part of our work on safeguarding, we are required to have systems in place to cope with radicalisation. Whilst this is not an issue for us, we have included on our website how we would manage incidents of radicalisation.
We are currently working on our emergency plan, aligning our plan against the local authority plan.
With this in mind, please make sure that we have the correct information for you on our school system. In the event of an emergency, we will communicate with you through Parent Mail and through the registered contact information that you have left with the school.
You may have seen the video below as part of the NSPCC's current advertising campaign. They have a set of videos on their Youtube Channel. Many of their videos are aimed at primary age students, including the one included below, Talk Pants. They can be useful to use when talking with your child about these issues, they are well worth a look.
Please note that holidays in term time cannot be authorised within the current legislation unless there are exceptional circumstances. Applications for any absence other than sickness need to be authorised in advance, we have a new form to help parents with this, you can download a copy using the button below. Please allow at least 5 days for your form to be authorised and returned to you.
Health Education - Change 4 Life
We use this website in school as part of our Healthy Schools activities, one fo the new campaigns looks at everyday foods and how much sugar they contain, encouraging the children to become "Sugar Smart." Current guidance states that primary age children should not be having more than 5 or 6 spoons of sugar per day.
Leading change in technology
Miss Moore and I then met with Google to discuss staff training through a special programme being developed by the London Grid for Learning. We are pleased to report that we have been accepted, in a group of 50 schools who are at the beginning of their cloud journey as "Google Cloud Champions."
Our first two teachers to receive training will head off to Google Headquarters in London this week to start our journey into new ways of teaching with cloud technology.
Literacy 'Book Week' Competitions
As part of our celebrations for book week, the Literacy Ambassadors are holding three competitions. One designed for KS1, one for KS2 and one for everyone in school.
KS1 competition - The Flying Monkey
Children are asked to illustrate the front cover of a book entitled 'The Flying Monkey'. Entries should be handed back to your child's class teacher by Monday 19th February.
KS2 competition - Book week poetry
For KS2, we would like children to create a poem, of any style, all about books! We will be looking for the most creative and well-presented ideas.
Entries can either be handwritten and returned to the Literacy Ambassadors in St. Teresa's class by Monday 19th February or alternatively, you can email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before the date with the subject heading 'Book week competition'.
Whole school competition
Our whole school competition is titled 'Rad Reading Places'. To enter this competition all you have to do is take a photo of yourself (or your family!) reading in the most unusual place you can find. There will be a winner for KS1 and a winner for KS2.
Your photo can either be printed and handed to the Literacy Ambassadors in St. Teresa's or emailed in at email@example.com by Monday 19th February.
You can enter one or both of the competitions available for your key stage.
Today some children from Year 6 completed Supremo Training with Suzy from the Sutton Schools Sports Partnership. They spent some time exploring different leadership skills and effective ways to communicate and inspire others. They then worked with some Year 1 children to put their training into practice! The Junior Supremo Leaders will now be responsible for organising and leading sports sessions and events at school, as well as helping to maintain equipment and being positive role models for all our pupils.
Best wishes for the new year