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A week full of respect

Date: 10th Nov 2017 @ 12:16pm

This week in school has been British Values Week which links well with one of our key school values and with our value of the month- “Respect”- which includes indepence and the right to express an opinion. We have welcomed Mrs Turnbull, our resident artist, back into school to work with children across school, and particularly our Year 4’s to create work linked to the theme. Mr Nuttall has helped the children create an image of the war memorial in Tattenhall, Y4’s used www.tattenhallhistory.co.uk to research casualties of the two World Wars and have created images of their medals to commemorate their bravery. Other work within school linked to British Values includes:

Y6- Completed work around Respect- creating a poster about how to respect one another

Y5- Have contributed towards the display, making poppies and creating the image of the war memorial. They have focused on our new value of the month- Respect.

Y4- Had a remembrance afternoon and considered why this was such a significant event in our nation’s calendar

Y3- Researched facts about the Great War and learnt why we have poppies

Y2- Wrote a poem about a soldier and discussed remembrance

Y1- Did some country dancing, created a British Values Collage about what is special about being British and why we are proud to be British. They are thinking about having afternoon tea next week- I am hopinng to join them for this!

Reception- Have discussed the importance of being kind to everyone and respecting that people are different. They also did some country dancing in PE and had a go at Scottish dancing.

The display in the hall is almost complete, please pop in to see it. Today we invited the contractors to join us for our Remembrance assembly which was the culmination of all the lovely work we have enjoyed this week. On Sunday, Mrs Andrews, one of our school Governors will accompany some representatives from our school council to attend the service in St Albans and to lay the wreath at the War memorial.

Next week is Anti-Bullying Week in school. and all classes will be discussing the anti-bullying policy and developing a child friendly version to support everyone’s understanding and to ensure that, although we rarely have incidents of bullying in school, all pupils know what to do if they feel they have been bullied. Our anti-bullying policy has been reviewed and is in draft form subject to Governor approval at the next Full Governing Board meeting on 4th December. The draft will be uploaded to the website for your information in the interim.

It's a beautiful day today- the sun is shining and the children are happily going out to play on our school field. Please may I remind you to resend their outside shoes/ wellingtons into school so we can continue to enjoy this fabulous space.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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