We are incredibly fortunate as a school that we have several local businesses support us in a variety of ways throughout the year and our local garden centre is no exception.
Chapman’s Nurseries in Rosliston is very kindly supporting our school to take part in the Little Daffodils initiative.
This is a nationwide campaign to get children planting bulbs this October, giving them the opportunity to learn more about nature and growing their own flowers. The campaign also supports the Greenfingers Charity, which is dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices.
All the resources have been donated by Chapman’s Nurseries and their suppliers, so we are incredibly lucky to be the chosen school in our area – THANK YOU!
Each class will have the opportunity to put their ‘green fingers’ to use and plant up their own pots over the next couple of weeks.
Seventy five years since D-Day, Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School are remembering those who served by supporting the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) with their artistic tribute, D-Day: Vessels of Victory.
Since May this year, the NMA has been encouraging it’s visitors to donate and decorate a wooden vessel in order to represent the 6939 allied vessels involved in Operation Neptune, each decorated vessel being a symbol of Remembrance, a tribute to the Allied and Commonwealth contribution which helped change the course of the Second World War.
Over the last couple of weeks, our children here at Coton-in-the-Elms Primary have been busy decorating their wooden vessels to support this act of remembrance and we are proud to be a small part of this tribute.
This growing artistic tribute will remain at the NMA up until Armistice Day so there’s a chance to catch it over October half term.
Don’t forget that this Friday we have a photographer coming to school to take the pupils’ annual individual school photographs.
As in previous years, where pupils have pre-school siblings, we invite them in to have their photographs taken with their brothers and/or sisters at school. Please arrive at 8.30am where you have pre-school children. All other photographs will be taken during the normal school morning.
It was so wonderful to see how much effort the children (and parents) had gone to for #helloyellow in support of the mental health charity Young Minds.
In this morning’s collective worship a sea of yellow washed into the hall as each class came in – the vibrancy was certainly uplifting.
The children and teachers had a great discussion about how we can each maintain a positive mindset to help our own mental health and wellbeing; discussing exercise, starting a new hobby, spending time with family, eating healthily and lots of sleep / rest to name a few.
Throughout the day, the children have been thinking of things to be thankful for and writing their thoughts down in our school library reflection area.
Well, what an exciting week we’ve had! The rains came…. and then they came again – but it couldn’t wash away our spirits! It was all a bit surreal on Tuesday afternoon last week, when we had to ask your parents to pick you up a little bit early, due to the flooding! I have never seen anything like the floods that I saw in the surrounding villages of Rosliston and Walton this past week. I was out on a safeguarding course with another Headteacher but Mrs Weston kept me in the loop all the way through it. The truth is, storms do come and go. Rain storms are pretty inconvenient for sure! Wet hair, wet shoes, we do our PE lessons inside and the roads are always gridlocked but it is all about how we respond to these storms that counts! Courage, resilience and tenacity will always see us through – however inconvenient or unexpected something is. However challenging a situation is for us all! This is my theme for this week’s blog.