Sheringham Primary School Newsletter
Friday 27th January 2023
Planned Teacher Strike
Families will be aware that there is planned industrial action taking place next week. You should have received a letter via ParentMail at lunchtime, explaining the implications for our school. If you have any questions, please come and speak to a member of the leadership team.
Parent Coffee Morning: Online Safety
Thank you to the many parents and carers who were able to stay and learn from Mr Chowdhury about the things they can do to support their children staying safe online.
Parent N: “Thank you! I learnt a lot and found the information shared very useful. Thanks again!”
Parent A: “Coffee morning was really engaging! Mr Chowdhury shared some really useful information about keeping our children safe online! I will definitely attend again.”
There are more coffee mornings planned if you wish to attend. These are:
- Wed 8th February - Keeping your child safe from grooming and inappropriate contacts
- Wed 22nd February - Gaming online - investigating the risks and the positives
Over the Christmas break, Year 3 and AL entered a Read-A-Thon on Reading Eggs. Sheringham ranked 24th out of the thousands of others (across the globe!) who were competing to see who could read the most books. The pupils who read the most were rewarded with medallions and wrist bands. Incredible work everyone!
Patchlarks Storytelling Adventure at Manor Park Library
To celebrate National Storytelling week, Manor Park Library is holding an event on Tuesday 31st January with special guest Oliver Wallace. The event is for children aged 5 and over, but will be enjoyable for the whole family. It begins at 3:45pm for those families interested.
Year 5 Swimming
The Year 5s have enjoyed their first week of swimming and it’s been wonderful to see their success so far! Coaches have remarked on their learning and behaviour as being ‘amazing!’ - well done Year 5!
“It was so terrifying at first, but once you got used to swimming, it was so much fun!” - Mujtaba
“I love how the swimming instructor taught us how to float on our back.” - Mega
“It was a very fun experience and I would definitely recommend it.” - Asmara
Spotlight on Learning: Reception Visits to Tesco & Year 3 Maths
Reception classes have been walking down to Tesco in small groups to buy ingredients for cooking lessons. So far, they’ve enjoyed noodles and prawn crackers to celebrate the Lunar New Year and they also chose blueberries to try as their fruit snack.
In Year 3, children practised counting in 100s to investigate the capacity of their water bottles. They were very careful to make sure they added the exact amount of water each time, to accurately calculate the volume.
RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch
This weekend, it’s the RSPB’s annual birdwatch! Join thousands of people all over the country as they observe and record the birds they can see - this could be in a garden, park or out of your window! Check out the RSPB website for bird spotting guides and information on how to submit your results!
Parent Workshop for Understanding Autism
On Wednesday 8th of February at 9am, we are hosting a parent workshop to support families’ understanding of autism. The workshop will aim to provide support and answer questions parents may have. If you are interested or have any questions please come and speak to Ms Lu or Ms Steggles.