For those children who are collecting the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 stickers and cards, Mrs Smith will be running a lunchtime swap session on Friday, 29th June 2018 at 12.30pm
So, if your child is missing a certain sticker or is wanting a certain football card to complete a set, this is a perfect opportunity to try and source these by swapping with another child.
The children should swap like for like, i.e. a sticker for a sticker or a card for a card.
It may be easier if your child has a list of the sticker / card numbers they are missing so they don’t duplicate or give away one that they shouldn’t!
This week, our Year 6 children have been on a residential, which is quite different to the residentials that have gone before.
As mentioned in previous blogs and alerts, we felt it was time for a change and when looking for alternative options, came across The Bushcraft Company.
We knew this would be a completely different experience for our children and, through the reports coming back to us, the Year 6 children have really embraced it whole heartedly – we are so proud of them all.
During their stay, the children have learnt so many life skills and tested their own resilience. They have covered:
- How to safely build and start a fire
- How build their own shelters, making them as weatherproof as possible;
- Learnt ‘wilderness first aid’ skills, putting them to the test during an SOS scenario – rescuing their teachers from a plane crash!
- How to use knives and cutting equipment safely to make items they needed for camp;
- How to source water and purify it so it is drinkable
- How to make traps
- Food preparation and cooking skills on an open fire
The week was finished off with a Bushcraft Challenge, putting all their new-found skills to use.
We’re sure that the children will be pleased to get back to their comfy beds but they will do so knowing they’ve just had a great adventure!
Photographs from The Bushcraft Company’s website
Here at Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School, the children have always taken pride in wearing their school uniform and always look incredibly smart.
We have noticed, however, that of late, some children are starting to wear trainers, boots, inappropriate hair accessories, painted nails and make-up to school. It is important that the children take pride in their appearance but also keep within the boundaries of what is acceptable. Please click here to visit our School Uniform page on the website for guidance.
Please be mindful of skirt lengths also. We do understand that children can grow out of clothing so quickly but it is important that skirts are of an appropriate length.
We have now set the INSET days for the next academic year.
As a school we are conscious that holidays can be expensive at the best of times so we have ensured that our inset days fall either immediately prior to or after a school holiday, allowing families a little more flexibility when to trying to book their well earned holidays.
For more details, please click here to go to the School Term Dates page on our website.
Hopefully, you will recall the letter issued to families in the Autumn term regards bringing in items of food containing nuts.
We have had on several occasions items brought in as a morning snack or part of a child’s lunch box, which contain nuts. Just to reconfirm the details and guidance of which foods are permitted, please click on the link below for the original letter.
Letter to Parents – nut allergy 03 11 17
It is important that we provide a safe environment for all of our children and we appreciate your support in this matter.
This year we are asking the children to get involved in the more traditional aspect of May Day by holding a Maypole Competition and procession.
The children can make a maypole at home with whatever colour scheme / design they like and can be made from a long stick, a gift wrap tube, a wire coat hanger or whatever else you can find. The only restrictions are that it should be no longer than 1 metre tall, no wider than 40cm at any point and your child should be able to carry it themselves.
As you will have hopefully seen from the diary dates, the children will take part in a procession around the village carrying their maypoles on 2nd May at 2pm.
Our Year 5 and 6 children have been enjoying learning about different faiths whilst on their school trip to the Derby Open Centre today
They have visited some local places of worship; a mosque, a Hindu temple and also took part in a Synagogue Experience.
The trip links in to the Derbyshire agreed syllabus for Religious Education and also supports the children’s learning on ‘Promoting British Values’ through showing tolerance and mutual respect.
As you can see, the children were completely fascinated with the surroundings and had lots of questions to ask to ascertain more about various faiths.
The latest After School Club options have been loaded onto our website for this term.
A couple of things to note:
The clubs are bookable via the online payment system where you will give consent for your child to take part and make payment at the same time.
We have also changed the provider for our Multi-sports Club, working with the Schools Sports Partnership. The sport for this half term will be Tennis, covering the various aspects of the sport. For your information, the sport for the last half term of this school year is Tri-golf – so look out for next half terms After School Clubs being published.
If taking part in dance club, you will need to download the form and return to the school office with payment accordingly.