We are Crew

Well done to those children that improved their spelling or arithmetic scores this week.Keep up the good work.

The very sad news was that 5K did not win the attendance this week after constantly winning it since the competition began! The trophy was pulled out of my reluctant hand with the aid of 10 strong men and an ox however be warned – 5K will return!

NSPCC Number Day – Friday 7th February

We are delighted to be supporting the NSPCC by taking part in their Number Day this Friday 7 February 2020.    

Children deserve an equal start in life

The NSPCC believes that all children deserve a childhood free from harm but, sadly, that’s not the case for many children. That’s why the NSPCC is fighting for every childhood and working to help keep children safe from abuse.

The NSPCC needs our support. By raising money, we can help to fund their vital services such as Childline – the helpline that’s always there for children and young people whatever their problem or concern and the NSPCC Speak out Stay safe Programme which aims to equip a generation of children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect through delivery of assemblies and workshops in schools. 

Making maths meaningful

Number Day is a great way to make maths fun and bring about a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude towards it. 

We will be taking part in Dress up for Digits and children will be invited to wear non-uniform with an item of clothing with a number on it (football shirt, cap, netball shirt or even a onesie or decorate an old shirt/t-shirt!). To help raise money for the NSPCC, we are asking for a donation, and we’d love everyone in the school to take part in this special event.

It all adds up

We’re looking forward to all the fun of Number Day, and we really appreciate your support. All the money we raise will make an enormous difference to children today and help change the lives of children tomorrow.

Thank you.

Mrs Ogle – Headteacher

You can find out more about the NSPCC’s work at nspcc.org.uk

To find out more about keeping children safe online, visit nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety 

The end is in sight!

Just to let all parents and carers know that next week [5th Feb] is our last swimming lesson. It has been great to see your children grow in confidence and become better swimmers. We have been quite lucky as most children remembered their kit and we lost no items of clothing!

Please read…

I’m sure everybody is aware of the the incident which took place on the way to school for one of our students today.

Although I’ve not been in school today, I was informed straight away and have been in constant contact with the staff team to ensure all our children are safe.

Due to the mature way in which our student made school staff aware this morning, the matter was dealt with effectively with both parents and the police being alerted straight away. Unfortunately, as we all know what can happen with social media, messages were confused and incorrect information was subsequently reported in the Doncaster Free Press.

As frustrating as this was at incorrect information being reported in the press, my prime concern as always was that your children were safe. We as a school team then worked quickly to get the correct information to you as soon as possible via our text message service and website.

I hope the events of today and miscommunication hasn’t caused too much unnecessary upset and I would like to thank parents and carers for the support they have shown of our school.

We cannot underestimate the seriousness of what happened this morning and whilst all children have had a class circle today to discuss the dangers of strangers and how to keep themselves safe when out in the community, please can I ask you to discuss this further with your child.

Finally, let’s hope such times as these are few and far between, however please check the front page of our website regularly for important information as it’s the easiest way to reach everybody in such situations. Please also remember you can subscribe to our website meaning you will receive all blogs from within school to your personal email account.

Thanks

Mrs Ogle

 

 

Urgent Update

Just to be clear to all our Parents/Carers – Doncaster Free Press’ article and social media reports are incorrect, school is open and children are safe.

A text has gone to all parents/carers to inform this and if parents/carers of children in Years 5/6 that walk home independently could be collected from school as a precautionary measure at the end of the school day (3.00pm) or afterschool clubs at (4.00pm) where possible.

There is no need to worry and there is no cause for concern of your child’s safety within school.

The Police have been informed.

Thank you