FAREWELL to Mrs Harris

We are very sad to inform you that Mrs Lara Harris will be leaving us for ventures new at the end of this week.

Lara has been a member of our SSPP family for the last 3 years and her wonderful manner and personality have made her a great favourite with pupils, parents and staff alike both in class and at lunchtimes.  She has been a valued colleague and friend to us all.

Lara has made the decision to return to working in a nursery and we wish her the very best of luck.   We will all miss you Mrs Harris!

 

***World Book Day Reminders from Mrs Johnson***

Just a reminder that we will be celebrating World Book day on Thursday.

Children may come to school dressed as a character from their favourite book. There will be a parade around the playground at 9.10am. Parents are invited to stay on the playground to watch the children. There will be a prize for the best costume in each class.

There will also be a chance for your child to visit the swap shop where the children can swap a book they have brought from home for a different one. Please use the attached sticker to clearly label the book your child wishes to swap.

Children will be sent home with a special world book day token which can used in shops to purchase a limited edition book for £1.

Mrs Johnson

Pancake Day

The catering team will be serving pancakes with various toppings tomorrow lunch time.  The choices will include, strawberries, bananas, syrup, chocolate spread, ice cream as well as the traditional sugar and lemon juice.  I wonder what your favourite is.

 

***Richard O’Neill Author Visit ***

WOW!  What an amazing day we have enjoyed in school.  The children were really entertained by the stories that Richard told them, it was lovely to hear so much laughing in the school!

KS1 children will receive their books on Monday – please be aware that some books proved very popular so Richard will have to send these on.  I have been around to classes to tell the children who will not have their books on Monday.

KS2 some children have already had their books signed, again because of demand Richard will be sending the rest of the orders sometime next week.

Thanks for your understanding in this.

Miss Staniforth

Head of School

 

year 5/6 girls football tournament

Well done to year 5/6 girls who represented the school at the Telford and Wrekin Tournament.  It was a tough competition, and the girls battled well.   Thanks to Mrs Rutter for the help and the coaching.

  

The girls went a little crazy with celebrations 

 

Manor Adventure Meeting for Parents 1.3.19 (Friday)

Dear Parents/Carers,

I will be holding an information session on Friday 1st March at 5pm about Manor Adventure.  Please attend if you can, but if you can’t then I will send a copy of the PowerPoint presentation and any other paperwork home on Monday 4th March.  The information session will last a maximum of half an hour and you will have an opportunity to ask questions both publically and privately.

Kind regards

Kirsty Greenhead

Safeguarding Alert: MOMO: Dangerous Suicide APP (now being accessed through Fortnite and Whatsapp)

Dear Families,

Re: Safeguarding alert: dangerous suicide app ‘Momo’

We have alerted you previously, however, this sinister app is going viral among primary and secondary school aged students.  It’s called ‘Momo’, where young people are sent messages from a contact with a creepy doll-like face as the avatar image.

This app is going viral on WhatsApp as a “suicide challenge” game, causing mounting concern among parents and warnings from police.

CHILDREN ARE ACCESSING THIS THROUGH WHATSAPP, FACEBOOK AND FORTNITE (among other apps).

Users who engage with Momo on WhatsApp are sent disturbing and graphic photographs and in some cases are challenged into self-harm and suicide. Once engaged, someone hacks your private information and then threatens to share it online or in a public forum, akin to blackmail.

The game is reminiscent of the Blue Whale phenomenon.

The NSPCC Online Safety team are aware of the APP’s existence and information regarding the app will be provided at future Safeguarding training to schools.

Please also remember that children should not have WhatsApp below the age of 16.

Please be aware of the apps your child is downloading and continue to talk to them about the safe use of technology.

Thank you

Mrs Beale

 

 

year 6 Kwik Cricket

Year 6 attended a Kwik Cricket tournament at Telford Tennis Centre.    They all competed well against other schools  from Telford and Wrekin.  Well done to the children who were selected, you were a credit to the school.

***Celebrating the Curriculum Reminder***

Friday 15th February is another opportunity for parents to visit their child’s class to look at their books. Please feel free to visit with your child to celebrate all their hard work so far this year.

Foundation Stage and KS1 Classrooms: 3pm-4pm

KS2 Classrooms: 3.30pm-4.30pm

We look forward to welcoming you on Friday.

Miss Staniforth

Head of School