As the photos above show, despite the very wet weather, a lot of outdoor learning took place this week. Teepees were built, gingerbread men were made, team building games played and habitats created for a range of clay creatures. The rain didn't seem to dampen enthusiasm in the slightest. It's lovely to see cross curricula lessons taking place outside of the classrooms.
Please scroll down the documents below to view the lunch menu. We're still losing time each morning sorting out lunches for children who do not have a booking made through school gateway. Please help your children and the teachers by booking meals in advance. This can be several weeks in advance or in the morning before coming to school. If you are having an problems booking lunches online, please let us know.
Travelling to school
The photo above gives an idea of how busy the cut through road between Sticklepath and South Zeal gets at the start and end of the school day. Please keep our families safe by avoiding this road and driving very slowly and carefully on all roads in and around the village.
I would also like to remind all families that the staff car park should not be used by parents/carers/grandparents for dropping off, picking up or turning their cars. Two classes use the carpark as pedestrian access to their classes and the bus also needs to turn here. It is simply not safe or practical to have parent cars in the area. Please park in the Kings' Arms or recreation ground carparks and walk your children to and from school.
Parent Governor elections
Please follow the link below to find out more about becoming a parent governor and having your voice heard on our Local Stakeholder Committee.
Free workshop for parents and carers
From the Social, Emotional and Mental Health Team
Do you ever feel you are about to explode? That your child might too?
We can help turn tantrums into calm connections
A free, informal workshop for parents and carers.
Held virtually on 30 June 2021, 10am – 11.30am
There are times when we all feel overwhelmed with our emotions. Children feel like this too. In this workshop, we will explore why your child behaves in the way that they do; how you can respond to help them calm and how to re-connect to strengthen your relationship with them. We will also offer some specific de-stressing techniques that both you and your child can start using straight away.
Join us to find out how you can help build a healthier relationship with your child and develop a sense of inner calm.
To book your free place: email@example.com
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From the Communication and Interaction Team and the Social, Emotional and Mental Health Team
Think behaviour, think language. I wonder if …
A free, informal workshop for parents and carers to consider the links between behaviour and speech, language and communication needs.
This event will be held virtually on Tuesday 15th June 2021, 10am – 12pm
Does your child have difficulty with:
To book your free place, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Activity Pack for Empathy Day
The Family Activities Pack for Empathy Day was launched today (11 May) . It has 10 simple activities for families to do together with an empathy focus. We really hope families will enjoy sharing them - they range from an Empathy Shoe Shop for book characters, through to Empathy Walks and an Empathy Exhibition and it would be great if you could promote them to families over the next few weeks and especially during half term as we prepare from Empathy Day on 10 June. Many of the activities focus on taking the perspective of others as this is a theme that will be reflected throughout Empathy Day. The pack is freely downloadable from Empathy Lab’s website
We also launched the Empathy Shorts today -12 specially written stories by some leading children’s authors https://www.empathylab.uk/empathy-shorts
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