Our children have loved watching the Brilliant Schools videos so far this academic year and some great discussions have come from this.
Even though we are in lockdown, the wellbeing activities don’t stop, in fact they’re more relevant than ever! Please take time to watch these video’s with your child. There are tasks associated with each video which we would ask your child to complete.
VIDEO 1: All or Nothing
All or Nothing Video
Once you have watched the video, we would like the children to think of a goal to set themselves over lockdown and look at the five stages of learning the video goes through. You could even set new goals as a family.
VIDEO 2: Your Mind Matters
Your Mind Matters Video
This video talks all about the importance of self care. Once you have finished watching the video, we would like you to write down five reasons why exercise is great and what three commitments you are going to make to look after your bodies during lockdown, e.g. going outside each day, eating healthy fruit and vegetables, getting plenty of sleep, less time on screens etc.
We would ask that your child emails the outcomes from each video to firstname.lastname@example.org tomorrow, Wellbeing Wednesday. These will be forwarded to the respective teachers – you may even get a special mention in Friday’s virtual assembly.
Dealing with another lockdown and learning from home can be difficult at times. One thing that we know is good for people’s wellbeing, is embracing nature.
Over 29-31 January 2021, the RSPB are holding their Big Garden Birdwatch = another great way to get back to nature. For further information on how you can join in, please visit the link below:
The great thing is, is that it’s free to do!
WOW! It was so great to have our school community join together for our first ‘live’ special mentions assembly. We had a fantastic 55 families joining in online to celebrate achievements of remote learning from the last week.
A huge big well done to all those who received a ‘special mention’. Congratulations! Have a great weekend.
In the run up to the Tokyo Olympics, Active Schools Partnership are holding a competition for schools to compete against each other in a race to get to Tokyo, Japan – 9487km away!
Starting from Monday 18th January 2021, pupils can log how far they travel when exercising locally through either walking, running, scooting or cycling. Full information and guidance on how to calculate / log the distance travelled, can be found on the documents below:
SD to Tokyo Poster
SD to Tokyo Guidance
SD to Tokyo Pupil Distance Tracker
By midday every Friday, we ask that families forward their child’s distance travelled throughout the week, to the school office.
Can the pupils of Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School be the first to reach Tokyo? Let’s go for it TEAM COTON!
It’s been lovely to see familiar faces popping into the Reading Library to exchange their child’s reading books. As you will be aware from the Remote Learning Strategy booklet, the library is open on the following days:
Farmers – Every Monday between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Foresters – Every Tuesday between 9:00 am and 10:00 am
Potters – Every Wednesday between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Coopers – Every Thursday between 9:00 am and 10:00 am
Miners – Every Friday between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
If you are unable to exchange your child’s books in school, the Oxford Owl website has online reading books you can view for free. Please click HERE for more information. It would be great to hear what books you’ve been reading, so please make a note in the back of your remote learning exercise books as a reminder.
We have been speaking with our Breakfast Club provider, Clubs Complete, with a view to the possibility of providing a Breakfast Club for children of Key Worker families and vulnerable children. Providing there is adequate demand in the mornings, they will consider running the service during this lockdown period.
In the first instance, can you please contact the school office to express your interest and state which days of the working week you would require the service.
Quite a few of our parents have asked about spellings for the children. These have now been added to our Remote Learning webpage, please click HERE for further information.
Please find below various pieces of information to help keep our Coton families safe online.
Please watch out for ‘phishing’ scam text messages claiming to be from the government with COVID-19 related information. More information can be found on the link below:
COVID-19 text message scams
Also, below are tips for parents together with details of the new App from National Online Safety. As we use the online world more and more for remote learning, shopping etc. it is important that we keep our children safe online.
We hope you are all managing to get to grips with the Remote Learning – it’s an interesting time for us all.
Mr Smith wanted to reach out to you all and has therefore sent you a message. Please click on the link below to view.
A message from your Headteacher
Take care and stay safe.
Please find below the latest COVID-19 Update which was issued late yesterday.
COVID-19 Update – 5th January 2021