School Council Update
This half term, the school council were tasked with gathering peer's views on the proposed new school times. Our school council conducted informal interviews with their friends and classmates, gathered their opinions and then fed back their results to the team.
This was the discussion at our most recent meeting. We discussed their own views and their peers views, which resulted in a largely positive opinion towards the change. The children were demonstrating our school value of responsibility during our meeting and represented their peers with pride.
Our next target is to agree on a target (eg fund new playground toys) and organise a fundraising event to help facilitate this. The school council has been asked to think of a simple and effective way to raise money, and they will be asking their peers for ideas.
We are excited to share these in our next school council meeting.
Curriculum Coffee Morning - 7/3/24 @ 9:15am
World Book Day - 7/3/24
World Book Day will take place on Thursday 7 March 2024. We will be inviting children to dress as a word linked to their current class topic! Please check ClassDojo for a list of potential words you could use for inspiration. Topics are as follows: EYFS- Space Y1- Peter Rabbit Y2- Flight Y3- Romans Y4- Egyptians Y5- Life cycles (Animals/ plants) Y6- WW2 In addition to this, following the success of our potato book character competition last year, we have decided to invite children to participate in this event again this year. Children are encouraged to create a book character from a single potato! There will be a first prize and runners up prizes per key stage. Children should bring their finished potatoes in on March 6th-no earlier- as we want them to be at their best for judging on World Book Day on 7th March. Here are some examples of potato characters, our winners from last time:
World Book Day Themed Lunch - 7/3/24
The kitchen are putting on another themed lunch, this time for World Book Day! Please see the menu below for the choices. If your child would like to order a themed lunch and normally pays for their lunches please pay £2.50 of SCOpay. Thank you.
Parent's Evening 14/03/24 3:30-7:30pm
Watch this space for more information about when sign up sheets will go out to parents!
RSE Coffee Morning 19/3/24 @ 9:15am
Year 3/4 Easter Production 20/03/2024 @ 1:30pm and 6pm
Watch this space for when tickets will be released and for more information about what is to come during the performance!
Preston Primary and Secondary Alliance
Preston Primary and Secondary Alliance are now recruiting for their teacher training programme, which provides graduates with a direct route into teaching. Successful participants will leave the course with a PCGE and QTS. If anyone is interested in this course please contact Karen Eastham on 01772 867210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well done to all of our newly elected school councillors!
We are very excited to have set up our brand new school council this half term!
Within class, children were given the opportunity to put themselves forward to be part of the council and they were then voted for by their peers. Each class has chosen two children to represent them on the school council.
We had our first meeting with our new councillors, and it was exciting to hear their enthusiasm for making positive changes to the school. We discussed our role as the school council and talked about how we need to be role models for the school. We then discussed potential ideas to improve the school and our councillors are now going to gather ideas from their peers to bring back to our next meeting for us to decide on our goal next half term.
The school council has also voted for the following:
Vice Chair: Poppy
Secretaries: Maia and Samuel
Well done to all of our Eco Councillors for being elected this year!
All our Eco Council members have been picked as they are all forward-thinking, passionate and innovative young people who feel strongly about their vision for changing our school’s environmental impact. Their first meeting is on 6th October, and we can't wait to hear what their first project is going to be!
Have your financial circumstances changed?
Universal free school meals are an automatic entitlement for all children in EYFS, Y1 and Y2.
If you get any of the qualifying benefits, your child’s school can get extra funding, called pupil premium.
If your child is in Y3 or above, your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the qualifying benefits.
If your financial circumstances have changed, and you think you may be eligible, please visit: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-educationfamilies/schools/free-school-meals/ to check your eligibility and apply.