Head of School Update

This week at school…..

As you are all aware this weekend heralds an historic event with the Coronation of King Charles III taking place. This has meant that May is a really short month for everyone in school, with an extra Bank Holiday to enjoy.  Despite our best intentions though, the weather has scuppered our plans for the first picnic of the year! However, the celebrations still took place albeit slightly changed!  We saw some amazing examples of Crowns in each of the schools and thank you to all the adults who submitted a photo of their own creation – you have until Tuesday to submit your photo, with prizes being awarded on our return next week.  Don’t forget the Monarch Treasure Hunt clues are up around the village – so if the rain lets up, have a go and submit your answers into the Infant School office by next Friday to be in the draw for a prize!

We have a few reminders for parents this week as follows:

Lego Vouchers – If you have any tokens that you still need to hand in please drop them off to the school office before Friday 12 May 

Class Photos – You have until Monday 08 May 2023 to take advantage of free delivery back to school, otherwise home delivery is available for £5 postage and packing.

PTFA Pre-Loved Uniform Order Requests are now live, please submit your request here: https://forms.gle/37qkpQiBovEHW1bs8 Donations can be made on school money, please continue to hand in clothing donations to the school office.

This week’s tech and online safety info focuses on Video and Game Ratings.

Ask about games and PEGI ratings and more

How many of us have allowed our child/ren to see or play a video/game that is older than their actual age?  The pressure on parents and children these days is recognised as a key driver to many children accessing games that are not age appropriate.  When everyone is playing Fortnite and Minecraft (to mention just a couple), it’s often easy to just go along with it, everyone lets their kids on there, right? Understanding ratings and what they mean, setting up parental controls is all very confusing but essential to keeping your child/ren safe online and from seeing things they should not.  Remember, once a child has seen something, they cannot unsee it.  As adults we have life experience to filter these experiences, but our children don’t and they can be widely affected in many ways by being exposed to themes, images or content that is not appropriate.  This week’s link to “ask about games” is a really clever site that has easy to follow instructions on how to checkout ratings and set up controls, without needing to spend ages hunting them down online. If you do one thing this weekend, take an online health check of your kids devices and set up some controls.  You really will be making great strides in helping children to stay safe and build healthy relationships with tech, and maybe, just maybe learn something new yourself. It’s always good to show children that adults can learn too, and it can also be fun to do so together.

Finally don’t forget its Bank Holiday on Monday again with school closed.  The school will reopen on Tuesday 9 May.  Have a lovely long weekend everyone.

Reminders/Dates for the Diary

Letters: 

REMINDERS

Monday:  BANK HOLIDAY school closed

Tuesday:  MJS Dodgeball After School Club; MIJS Gardening Club

Wednesday:

Thursday: MJS Basketball After School Club; MIS Multi Sports After School Club; 

Friday:  Swimming – Seacole class (24 March to 26 May), last day to submit entry into the Monarch Treasure Hunt