This week in Collective Worship, as part of our tribute to Black History Month, I told the children a story about a courageous lady called Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks stood up for equal rights in America at a time where there was real hatred and great inequality, where racism was rife and where your seat on a bus journey was determined by the colour of your skin. Society has moved on a great deal since then, but unfortunately, in some parts of the world – this type of ill-treatment still exists. Whilst we all hold on to the hope that our future world will be completely rid of this type of injustice, we all have an active part to play in promoting what Rosa taught us. The truth is, Rosa was a lone voice and she dared to ‘stand out from the crowd’ and she was not being afraid to express views which were different to some others at the time. A real champion and an inspiration to us all! Daring to be different is the theme for this week’s blog.
Click here to continue reading… “Dare to be Different!”
Our school has embodied the true meaning of Harvest this week, coming together, in many different guises and showing just what a compassionate school we are. Just like the crops on the field, a ‘gathering’ has taken place on the playground, in church and around school this week and that is what our school is all about.
Click here to continue reading… “All Gather Around!”
The children will be holding their Harvest Festival service at St Mary’s Church, Coton-in-the-Elms, tomorrow afternoon.
Children from all classes will be taking part and have been working very hard in preparation….maybe some of you will have heard your child practising the song ‘cauliflowers are fluffy’..?
Parents are welcome to come and join us; the service will start at 2.30pm.
We would like the children to bring a donation of food to celebrate harvest. If we could ask that this is non-perishable as the collection of donations will be sent to our local food bank to help families in our area.
I’d like to start this week’s blog by thanking all of the 10 children who answered the Blog Box question this past week. The numbers of children who are attempting to go online and see if they have had a special shout-out is increasing but I know we can do even better! Key Stage 1 is definitely leading the way. Mrs Thorne and I have a target of 15 children for this coming week, let’s see if we can achieve it! One of the first suggestions put forward by our new School Prime Minister, Sydnie, is to have a pre-printed slip that children fill in when they wish to answer the question. Sydnie quite rightly feels that this will make it fairer as all pieces of paper will be the same size. We could keep some in the classroom too! I like your thinking Sydnie! We’ll see if we can get onto this next week. Taking an interest and putting practical suggestions forward shows initiative and it demonstrates a commitment to our journey forward.
Click here to continue reading… “Children making me smile!”
Come and join Mr. Smith for his first informal Cuppa and Cake session of the new school year. This takes place tomorrow (Friday 28th September between 9 am and 10 am)
This is an opportunity for you to find out what is going on in school and to ask any questions in a relaxed and positive/supportive climate.
Topics of discussion tomorrow will be:
- Sharing of last year’s success – results, achievements etc
- How we are planning to improve our school in the coming year – sharing of the School Improvement Plan
- In school transition between year groups for children AND parents
- The ‘settling in’ period
We always find time to listen and we are passionate about moving forward and never standing still! It would be great to see you!
3 weeks in and there is a real sense that all of the children have now settled into their new routines and any niggling worries, typically associated with the start of a new school year, have subsided. September is always a month where things iron out with each passing school day and any queries are addressed. For this reason, September is always affectionately known as ‘Sort-out September.’
Click here to continue reading… “Sort-out September!”
Our very own Mrs Mailer will be taking part in two fun runs this weekend in Disneyland Paris with some of her family members.
In previous years, Mrs Mailer has just been a spectator at these events but this year she has been training hard and will be running in the 5K and 10K races.
The family wanted to use this opportunity to raise monies for a good cause. Mrs Mailer has worked at Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School for many years now and, when they were younger, her daughters (Sarah, Jo and Nicola) all attended the school too; which is why they have chosen our school to be the recipient of their efforts.
If you would like to support Mrs Mailer and her family by donating and raising monies for our school, please click on the link below for the JustGiving page and follow the instructions accordingly.
We wish Mrs Mailer and her family all the best for their runs at the weekend; hopefully they’ll get to see Mickey Mouse and his friends along the way!