Newsletter Issue 06
National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP)
Our school has signed up to receive free healthy breakfast food as part of the Covid response offer, under the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.
As part of this government funded programme, schools can choose to offer children a healthy breakfast at school or at home.
Our aim is to deliver breakfast to all children on a daily basis. We have decided to serve it in every classroom before register, so a warm buttered bagel will be waiting for each child as they come into their classroom every morning. We tried it for the first time in Early Years yesterday afternoon, and this morning was the first day when we served the bagels for breakfast. By all accounts the children absolutely loved them.
The benefits of a healthy breakfast include children being settled and ready to learn at the start of the day.
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This Week in Year 4
This week we have been thinking about the presence and representation of character of who are not white in picture books, fiction and non-fiction for primary school children. We discussed their importance and identified that a lack of diversity impacts on how young readers see themselves and the world around them, on their motivation to read, and on their aspirations to become the writers and illustrators of the future.
We were astonished to discover that of the 9,115 children's books that were published in the UK, only 391 of these - 4% - had a character that was not white. 32% of school children in England come from background that are not white which means that most of the books children read are not properly representing children in the UK.
Year 4 think that things need to change and the characters need to reflect the children in the UK.
Although, the school works hard to ensure that our reading books represent all the children in our classes - funds are limited and this is where you could help. If you would like to donate a book where a character comes from an under-represented group, we would be most grateful. These can sent in to school with your child.
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After school club
We are thinking of offering the provision of this club after the Half Term break.
Please can you contact the office via email in order to let us know if you would be interested in using this facility with us.