British Science Week - 10th to 19th March.
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. This year's theme was "Connections"! Children in all year groups took part in the celebration, with activities ranging from building bridges, to taste-testing foods, and trying to make a noise louder than a jumbo jet! We also took part in some 'live lessons' online, hosted by Science Live.
World Book Day 2nd March 2023
This year, World Book Day took place on Thursday 2 March 2023 and the emphasis was on making it YOUR World Book Day. Since it was first celebrated in the UK and Ireland over 25 years ago, the day has grown to become an essential calendar fixture for schools, settings and communities. It provides a fantastic opportunity to focus on reading for pleasure, supporting children's autonomy in book choice, and embedding a habit of reading that brings a wide range of benefits. We had a wonderful day in School, with the grounds converted into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory! Staff members all chose to dress as a character from the popular Roald Dahl book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, handing out Golden Tickets to the children upon arrival!
Safer Internet Day - 8th February 2023
Safer Internet Day 2023 took place on 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration saw thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
Mr Butterwick led an assembly on Safer Internet Use, explaining how important it is to talk to a trusted adult if you see anything that worries or upsets you. Then, back in the classroom, children did a variety of activities provided by the Safer Internet Centre and ThinkUKnow (CEOP).
If you have any Internet safety concerns please speak to Mr. Butterwick.
Children's Mental Health Week -6-12th February 2023
Place2Be launched the first-ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
Mrs Smith led an assembly on this as well as strategies for coping when we have lot on our minds. Then, back in the classroom, we did a variety of activities to promote positive mental health. One class at a time, we also visited the Hall where Mrs Smith led a pilates session. The children did fantastically well!