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Mrs Gurner

Parent Resources

By Collective worship, Community, PSHE, Religious Education

Today many of our children came to school asking questions about Ukraine. For this reason, in collective worship we talked about worries and the importance of sharing these worries with people that we trust.

Here are some reading resources to help parents think about how they can support children with what they are seeing or feeling during these challenging times.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/02/24/how-to-talk-to-children-about-whats-happening-in-ukraine-16163133/

https://www.childnet.com/blog/supporting-your-child-with-upsetting-content/

Thank you,

KS2 Reading Tutors

By English, House Carmel, Reading

Meet our reading tutors! Last week, Mr Frelich and I trained these children to listen to infants read. Once a week, our kind tutors will listen to younger children read, to help build their reading fluency.

Community is so important to St Alban’s. The younger children love having this special time with our year 5 and 6 children. What excellent role models we are blessed to have at our school!

A Message from Sinai House Leaders

By Collective worship, Community, House Sinai

Dear Children,

Exciting news! After half term, we are selling prayer bracelets. If you would like to order a bracelet then please complete the order form attached and hand in to your Sinai house ambassador, who will pass it on to us, your House Leaders. Please hand in by Friday 18th February.

Prayer bracelets remind you to pray about certain things. You can order more than one bracelet and we will be selling them all half term so you can order additional bracelets if you miss the deadline. We’ll keep order forms in classrooms.

All bracelets cost £1.50 and money raised will go towards updating the gratitude tree. Children can bring the money to school when they receive their order.

Thank you,

Ariella and Lexi (Sinai House Leaders)

P.S. We are sending home order forms tonight.

Prayer Bracelets

By Collective worship, Community, House Sinai, Religious Education

Today we were so proud of Sinai, who delivered a fabulous assembly to the whole school. Sinai have a team of children busy making prayer bracelets to sell and raise money for the school. All money raised will go towards updating our reading tree in the school library.

We are hoping to hang blossoms from the ceiling and make it more enticing for the children. Our big idea, is to transform the tree into a gratitude tree. An action that we continuously try to promote at school.

At the end of this week, Sinai are sending prayer bracelet order forms to classes and ‘hopefully’ the bracelets will be ready to purchase after half term. I’ll pop an order form on dojo for parents to see.

Well done Sinai, you were organised, entertaining and truly excellent role models to the whole school- thank you.

Queen’s Jubilee

By News

Please note, an additional holiday day has been added to the end of the academic year due to the Queen’s Jubilee. In lieu of the additional bank holiday which falls in Spring bank holiday week.

Thank you,

Mrs Gurner

Supporting our Children through Books

By Community, English, PSHE, Reading

Unfortunately, most children will experience loss or grief. We want to be here for our children through the good times and the sad times. With the help of Ernie’s Wish, we now have a library of beautiful books that could help children through these challenging times.

Children can loan these books or read them with an adult at school -whatever feels right. Books have such a special way of helping children understand and explore unfamiliar emotions.

Please let us know if your child requires any additional pastural care.

A big thank you to Mrs Mayor, who sourced many of these books from Ernie’s Wish.

Thank you,

Classroom Libraries

By English, House Carmel, Reading

This week we are thrilled to launch our new Classroom Libraries. On class pages, we will post a picture of the library books that your child can take home to read.

With the support of The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) we have created a list of ‘must’ reads for each year group. These are quality texts that we want our children to encounter.

The attached letter explains how this exciting initiative will work.

As always, if you have any questions then please get in touch with either myself or your child’s class teacher.

New Behaviour Policy

By Community, Policies

We are very proud of our pupils’ behaviour. They are polite, kind and work incredibly hard. Following school visits, we often receive letters praising our children’s exemplary behaviour. So a big ‘thank you’ for raising such fabulous children!

 

We have adapted our behaviour policy so that it is child friendly. Making sure that everyone knows what is expected of them and leaving nothing to chance. At St Alban’s we recognise that no child is perfect. This policy aims to teach our children how to learn from their mistakes so that they can continue to flourish.

Please find attached a copy of our revised behaviour policy.