Whitehouse Weekly Bulletin 181
Friday 4th February 2022
Message from Mrs Hall
On the 8th February we celebrate Safer Internet Day – an annual global event promoting safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. We are aware that a few children have been sending unkind messages to each other through apps and games, so we will be using this day to remind the children about online expectations and the safe use of technology. We all have a role to play in keeping children safe online and it is vital that we work together to protect the children from harm (Article 19). If you would like any support regarding online safety, please visit our website for more details: https://www.whcps.org/online-safety/ or contact Mrs Cox, our online safety leader.
Attendance for the previous week
Class with the Best Attendance – Lemurs (94.8%)
The theme of our assemblies for next week will be: Why do we need to keep our personal data private? UNRC Link: Article 19: I have the right to be protected from being hurt or badly treated and Article 36: I have the right to protection from any kind of exploitation. Resources related to this assembly will soon be available on our website. To access them, simply go to Learning and click on our Enquiry Based Assemblies.
Purple Man Reading Competition
Well done to Chameleons (UKS2) and Hedgehogs (LKS2) for winning the Purple Man Reading Competition last week.
We have a new Word Millionaire this week, well done to Sofija for this wonderful achievement. We also now have a World Multi-Millionaire in school. Deanna has now read over 2 million words, well done!
Library News: February KS2 Competition
This month we are looking at the popular Worst Witch series of books. There are 8 books in the series and they have been made into a film and a TV series. There is a quiz all about the first book ‘The Worst Witch’. All entries will receive a bookmark and at the end of term one winner will be selected at random to win a Worst Witch book. There is also a word search for any children who have not read the books and these will receive a bookmark also.
World Book Day
This year World Book Day takes place on Thursday 3rd March. It is always a fun time but this year is extra special as it marks the 25th anniversary of this event. Your child is invited to come dressed up as any book character that day and in addition bring along one of their favourite books to share in class. All children will receive a book token to the value of £1.00 which will allow them to purchase a book from a range of places including the major supermarkets. You can find out more about the books available from this link: https://www.worldbookday.com/books/. We look forward to seeing some wonderful costumes and books.
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School Car Parks
Can we please remind parents/carers that the car parks in school are for staff only. We would ask that you please refrain from coming into the car parks, including when dropping off for Breakfast Club or picking up from After School Clubs. This will help us to ensure the safety of our children whilst arriving and leaving school. Thank you for your continued assistance.
News from the Peer Mediators
Mrs Hall met with some Year 5 children last week to talk about their ideas for creating a Peer Mediator’s Hub where they will be able to help their peers resolve conflicts on the playground. We hope you enjoy looking at Alysha’s ideas for the project.
“My design ideas for the Peer Mediators Hub” –
Alysha Year 5.
Dates for the Diary
Tuesday 8th February – Safer Internet Day
Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February – Half Term Holiday
Monday 28th February – PD Day (School Closed to Children)
Thursday 3rd March – World Book Day – Dress as a book character
Wednesday 16th March – Parents Evening
Friday 18th March – Comic Relief
Thursday 24th March – Parents Evening
Thursday 31st March – Rights Respecting School Silver Award Verification Day
Friday 8th April – PD Day (School Closed to Children)
Monday 11th April to Friday 22nd April – Easter Holiday