Mr. Smith is looking forward to sharing a nice cup of tea with you all tomorrow morning, and discussing the start to the new school year. The topics of discussion will be:
- An update on the school’s recovery curriculum and the support we are planning for children in school – how are we planning to make up for the lockdown?
- An update on our remote learning strategy which is due to be published at some point in October
- Practical solutions to ease parking difficulties before and after school
Should you wish to join in, it starts at 9:30 am tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd September) and this will take place remotely. You will have been sent an email with the virtual joining details today – click on the link to join.
The last 6 months have been incredibly difficult for our Coton families, the local community and also us as a school, facing extremely unprecedented circumstances due to the Coronavirus.
So much time and effort has gone into creating the various forms of communication with our families and we wanted to try and gauge the impact of these; how they were received by yourselves; and whether they helped you.
With this in mind, we have created a feedback booklet which we would ask parents to complete, covering your own experiences regards the communications we have issued during this time. Please check your child’s book bag for the booklet.
With your feedback, we can reflect on what worked well and if there are areas where we could improve, so that in the event that we are faced with another lockdown situation, we can support our families in the most effective way.
Thank you to all the parents for joining in the virtual Welcome Meetings for the Miners and Foresters classes.
If you need to revisit some of the information provided or even if you missed the meeting, please find below the presentations for the respective classes for your reference.
Welcome Week Presentation – Foresters
Welcome Week Presentation – Miners
Since the children started back at school earlier this month, they have embraced school life once again.
Throughout the Welcome Week, the children learnt so much about their new class identities by putting their all into the exciting activities relating to their class name.
The wellbeing of our children is so important, and we feel that the Welcome Week as a whole created a sense of belonging for them and helped ease any worries that they may have had regards returning to school. The positive feedback from our parents has certainly indicated that the Welcome Week has supported this transition really well.
As part of a celebration of the new identities, each class has created their own display in the hall, which look fantastic. They also include some key vocabulary and writing as part of the curriculum. Please, take a look.
Following a review of our safety measures for morning drop-off and pick-up time, please see the letter from Mr. Smith.
HT COVID-19 LETTER – 18.09.2020
Thank you to all the parents for joining in on the Zoom call yesterday for the Coopers class.
For those who were not able to attend the virtual meeting or would like to revisit the information presented, plase see the PowerPoint presentation below.
Welcome Week Presentation – Coopers
It was great to see lots of parents on our virtual Welcome Meeting yesterday for the Potters class.
For those who were unable to attend or would like to revisit the information discussed, please find below the PowerPoint presentation.
Welcome Week Presentation – Potters
Today’s Wellbeing Wednesday assembly was all about kindness. We visited the story of The Good Samaritan and the importance of not being selfish, looking at how the Samaritan showed compassion and kindness towards his fellow man.
The children then went on to have some great discussions about the three levels of kindness:
Basic acts of kindness
E.g. Saying thank you or holding the door open etc.
Random acts of kindness
E.g. Making your parents or siblings a drink of squash when you get home
Secret acts of kindness
Doing something kind and not telling anyone you did it, e.g. tucking the chairs under the table in the classroom, helping set the table at home and not telling your parents you’ve done it
The children discussed how being kind makes both you, and the person you have been kind to, much happier. So if we are kind more frequently, then more people will feel happier inside.
Did someone show an act of kindness to you today? How did it make you feel?
As part of the Welcome Week learning, the Miners have been investigating the impact which mining has on the local environment and habitats.
Mining is a skill which is more complex than it seems, as the class found out when they tried a bit of mining for themselves during a science lesson.
Working in pairs, they were given a cookie and asked to mine for the chocolate chips, using cocktail sticks as mining picks. The trick was to dig the chips out without disturbing the surrounding areas of the biscuit – harder than it looks! Why not try it at home – the Miners certainly thought it was good fun!