Newsletter Issue 08
Message from The Headteacher
Thank you all for your support this half-term. Despite the restrictions that the pandemic has imposed on us, we've had a really good start to the school year. I think all of us, adults and children, found that it took a little time to get back to where we were, the routines and structures, but we are up and running and so many great things have happened. I've seen wonderful pieces of work that the children have done, both here and at home, so thank you for your support with that. Our new staff members have settled in fantastically well and it really feels that they are part of our team.
I hope you all have a good week over half-term, although the options are a little limited, and come back refreshed on Tuesday 3rd November. Remember to put the clocks back on the Sunday 25th October, and please be mindful of safety on the roads as the light goes earlier at the end of the day.
Reading At Home
Community Spirit in Year 2
In Year 2 we have been thinking about what a community is. Through discussion we encouraged the children to recognise how diverse and unique each of us and our families are whilst also considering how we are linked together through our class, our school, our local area, and the city we live in.
Such discussions help children build a sense of belonging: to develop a sense of security and acceptance, to be inclusive, to be sensitive to those who feel isolated or left out, to manage conflict, to value and celebrate the good in others, to develop ambitions and dreams for the future.
The children considered ways they have been kind, supportive and helpful towards each other and to those in their community. We talked about the way we have come together as a community to help each other keep safe during the Coronavirus pandemic; by washing hands, wearing masks, keeping a distance; by learning and playing in ‘bubbles’, by supporting key workers, by giving or shopping for food to those who need it or can’t shop for themselves and keeping in touch with friends and family to check they are safe or keep their spirits up.