Year 4 children continue their learning about the vikings and the United Kingdom's rich viking history. They were treated to a visit by a resident expert who helped the children explore various aspects of viking culture. Children got to see a few artefacts that were a 1000 years old and were taught how to play ancient viking games, take part in a war march, as well as experience a little spear wrestling.
This year for Anti-Bullying Week we are holding an Odd Socks Day on Monday 16th November 2020. What exactly is Odd Socks Day? The Anti-Bullying Alliance's website explains it like this: "Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!"
We will be once again be supporting this very worthy charity event, albeit a little differently this year. We are having a non-uniform day on Friday 13th November and will be collecting donations outside the school office both before and after school.
Due to the pandemic we are unable to arrange any other fundraising events on the day, however we will be taking cakes to all classes at break time for the children to enjoy instead of a cake sale.
Each year we support The Royal Legion by promoting the sale of poppies to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. Despite the changes this year, to ensure Remembrance Sunday is still marked appropriately we can take part in a remote and socially distanced Remembrance activity, whether that be watching the service on television or pausing for the Two Minute Silence at home or on our doorsteps.
Here at school from 2.45pm-3.15pm on Friday 6th November we are creating a ‘pop up’ Poppy stall on the main playground (next to the PE shed). The stall will have a queueing system to promote social distancing and we recommend that you bring the correct donation, as change can’t be given.
Updated risk assessment: 13th November 2020 - For more detailed information on our assessment of the risks relating to Covid-19, please read the following: FULL RISK ASSESSMENT. Joint headteachers Mrs Cutts and Mrs Heaney have also prepared a short video explaining the planned one-way system on entering and leaving the school permises when school opens. Watch it HERE