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Newsletter 12.10.17

Social Media

It has come to my attention that a minority of parents are airing their grievances on social media rather than coming in to school to discuss their concerns. As a school, we cannot help if we don’t know what has happened. A number of parents are also naming children on social media that have allegedly been involved in incidents. You should not put children’s names, other than your own children’s, on social media without the permission of their parent. This is completely irresponsible.

Incidents do happen and as a school we will deal with each and every one of them. I understand that our decisions will not always please everyone, but all of our decisions are made in the best interests of the children within our care.

Bullying 

During this term we have had a small number of allegations of bullying. Bullying, of any sort, will not be tolerated in our school. Bullying, by definition, is any behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally. Fortunately, we have had very few cases of genuine bullying. Children fall out on the playground, they can play roughly together, or can sometimes say nasty things. All of our children are working on the skills necessary for getting along with one another and are developing the ability to make the right choices in any given situation. Just as we have some children that struggle to develop reading or maths skills, we also have some children that struggle to develop the skills necessary to get along well with others. This does not make them bullies, but children that need support to further develop social skills. As a school, we feel that these skills are just as important, if not more so, than any other that our children learn in school. Our aim is to ensure that all of our children not only leave us fulfilling their potential academically but also socially and emotionally, so that they are equipped for the next stage of life.

Harvest

On Thursday 19th October we will be holding our Harvest celebration assembly. As part of our Harvest celebrations we will be collecting food for Harbour Place, a day centre for homeless people in Grimsby. On average, the Centre cooks around sixty meals a day. It is able to do so due to the generous donations from schools and churches during Harvest time. The Centre would be grateful for any foodstuff, but are particularly short of tinned meats for stews, pies, etc.

Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal

As always, we will be supporting the shoebox appeal. Leaflets will be going home before half term if you would like to put together a shoebox with your child. The leaflet clearly explains the sorts of things that you could put into a shoebox. If you would like to donate any items, rather than putting together a box, these too would be greatly received. The shoeboxes, and any other items will be collected from school on the 14th November and will be sent off to various countries around the world to ensure that children less fortunate than our own may have something to unwrap on Christmas Day.

Sporting News

Congratulations to Ewan, Jack, Evie and Harriet for representing the school so well at the recent inter schools kurling competition. Well done to you all.

Well done, too, to the year 4 children that represented the school so well in last week’s rugby tournament. Our A and B team both won through to the final, playing brilliantly. An all Springfield final ensured that we brought back the ‘Rugby Plate’. They showed great sportsmanship throughout the afternoon. Thank you to parents who collected from the event; we appreciate your time and support.

Congratulations to the Year 5/6 girls’ football team that were in action at St. James’ recently. They began their campaign with a 3-0 win against the hosts, with a fantastic display of teamwork. In the second game against Waltham Leas the girls continued their fine form with another 3-0 win. A hard fought third game against Lisle Marsden saw the girls 2-0 victors. In our final game the girls scored 5 and conceded their only goal of the tournament. Well done Libby, Phoebe, Olivia, Grace, Emily, Alisha, Ruby, Lexie and Megan. The girls go on to the second round of the competition in Hull.

The girls played their first Bradley tournament last week, beating St Mary’s 6-0, East Ravendale 3-0, Scartho 2-0, New Waltham 1-0 and drawing with Waltham Leas 1-1. They finished the afternoon top of their group. Well done!

The Year 5/6 boys’ team were also in action last week. A 2-1 win against Edward Heneage was followed by an 8-0 win against Great Coates. The boys beat Thrunscoe 2-0, Yarborough 4-1 and finished with a 4-0 win against Scartho. Well done Cameron, William, Jack, Freddie, Jayden, Josh W, Alfie, Jake and Josh G. The boys go on to the second round of the competition in Hull.

Dates (New dates in bold)

 16.10.17                                Parents’ Evening

17.10.17                                5CS visit to Tesco

17.10.17                                Parents’ Evening

18.10.17                                KS1 Parental Involvement Day (Details to follow)

18.10.17                                Year 5 Tag Rugby Festival

20.10.17                                Year 5 Tag Rugby Festival

20.10.17                                End of term

30.10.17                                Children return to school

30.10.17                             Year 6 visit to the Lincolnshire Life Museum

 31.10.17                                4SF visit to Tesco

1.11.17                                   Year 3 visit to the ‘classroom in the woods’

2.11.17                                  Halloween Disco

14.11.17                                Flu Vaccinations (Reception – Year 4)

24.11.17                                Non Uniform Day – bring a bottle for our Christmas Fair

1.12.17                                 Training day for staff – school closed to children

6.12.17                            Christmas Lunch

7.12.17                                Christmas Fair

21.12.17                              End of term

3.1.18                                  Training day for staff – school closed to children

4.1.18                                  Children return to school

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