World Mental Health Day
Head Teacher Newsletter - Friday 21st October 2022
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
- Monday 31st - PD Day
- Monday 31st - Deadline for Y6 pupils' families to apply to SCC for a secondary school place
- Tuesday 1st - Children return to school
- Thursday 3rd - U9 Mixed Football Festival
- Tuesday 8th - U11 7 V 7 Boys/Mixed Football Festival
- Friday 11th - Remembrance Day
- Monday 21st - St Edmunds Day Flag Raising
- Friday 25th - NSPCC 'Speak Out' Event
- Thursday 1st December - U11 Dodgeball Festival
- Tuesday 6th - U9 Dodgeball
- Thursday 8th - Christmas Jumper Day
- Thursday 8th - Rock Steady Concert
- Thursday 15th - Nativity
- Friday 16th - Last Day of Term
Here are our new School Councillor’s!!
They really impressed us all during an assembly when they read out their reasons for wanting to be a School Councillor and why. They have already been very busy helping to organise the food bank collections and welcoming you into church for the Harvest Festival.
They will also be at the School gate selling items for the Royal British Legion so please look out for them.
Cog of the Week
World Mental Health Day
Please ensure your child has a healthy snack in school to have at break time - e.g., a piece of fruit, carrot sticks, muesli bar, yoghurt tube. No chocolate bars or crisps please, and nothing containing peanuts.
Younger children (YR to Y2) have fruit or vegetables provided by the School Fruit & Veg Scheme.
Please note, that any snacks brought in to school will be collected by the Class Teacher and handed out at break time. Therefore, please can you ensure that any tubs, bags, etc are named.
Allergy Awareness - Nut Free School
We are an allergy-aware school and would like to remind all families that there may be pupils in school with a nut allergy. If a child with a nut allergy comes into contact with nuts, or with a pupil who has eaten nuts, then this could lead to an anaphylactic reaction. Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger such as an allergy.
Because of this, the school cannot accept products containing nuts to be provided in lunch boxes or for eating at other times.
Apply for free school meals
Bury St Edmunds Youth Concert Band
The Bury St Edmunds Youth Concert Band was set up by Rob Head to encourage and motivate young people’s enjoyment in playing music. It is for youngsters aged 8 to 18 who are learning, or would like to learn to play, a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.
It’s a relaxed environment with no pressure, the youngsters themselves choose the music they want to play and it’s fun to play with others. It doesn’t matter if they can only play five notes or are a grade 5 player, the band offers something for everyone; beginners sit with more experienced players who can teach them the notes they don’t know and we even have some instruments we can loan if your child would like to give it a try.
The Band rehearses at Moreton Hall’s Christ Church in Bury on Wednesday evenings from 7.15-8.15pm. The subscription cost is kept low - just £40 a year, less than £1 a session – in order to be inclusive.
For more information please get in touch with Rob Head at email@example.com.
Safeguarding & Wellbeing
Cost of Living Leaflet
Are you a young carer or sibling carer?
Do you care for, or are affected by, a family member who has a physical or mental illness or missuses drugs or alcohol, you are a young carer. If you are a young person who is affected by a brother or sister’s disability, illness or additional needs, you are a sibling carer.
Suffolk Parent Workshops for Children's Mental Well Being
NSPCC Social Media advice
Children and young people use many different social media apps and sites. The most popular are Facebook and Instagram, with many others such as Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter.
There are lots of benefits to social networking. They can allow users to stay connected with friends and family. They can also learn many different things, from make-up or gaming tutorials to making slime, or how to create their own videos.
Like most things, there can be negatives too. For children and young people, there are risks that you should be aware of, to help keep your child safe on social media.
Attendance policy requirements spelt out in new guidance
School attendance consultation response
Working together to improve school attendance
Further information for families seeking financial help
Will Wright at West Suffolk Council has advised that, for families that are not in receipt of free school meals, but that are in financial hardship:
A) Have you also spoken to the Citizen Advice service in West Suffolk about any financial hardship funds available?
Citizens Advice West Suffolk | Free, confidential, independent advice (suffolkwestcab.org.uk)
B) Suffolk Advice and Support Service
Suffolk Advice and Support Service Helpline (SASS) 0800 068 3131 | Community Directory
Term Dates 2022-2023
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