Sheringham Primary School Newsletter
Friday 16th November 2018
Year 6 go on an adventure!
There have been many exciting events going on this week. None more exciting than the Year 6 visit to Fairplay House. We are extremely proud of how all of the children represented the school and demonstrated their amazing growth mindsets and resilience in facing their fears. They conquered heights on the big swing, braved the dark of the caves, worked together on the river and challenged themselves at archery. I think it’s safe to say that although the tiredness will (eventually) pass, the memories of this experience will last forever!
Year 3 enjoyed a fabulous visit to the National Science Museum to investigate forces and motion. They attended a workshop and then carried out their own exploration in The Wonderlab. I wonder what great things they’ll invent and discover in the future.
…...and Future Actors
Photos will follow in next week’s newsletter, but we have to mention all our children who made their debut in Shakespeare’s Hamlet in front of hundreds of people on the big stage at The Broadway Theatre (Barking). Kasparas admitted that “I was nervous but I really enjoyed it” and added “I’m not sure if I want to be an actor or a ‘gamer’.” Or of course as the great play-write would say, ‘To be or not to be an actor or a gamer, that is the question.”
Year 1 Maths parent workshop Thursday 22nd
If you have a child in Year 1, please join us at 8:50 in the hall for a maths parent and child workshop. You will gain a good understanding of Year 1 maths expectations and how children learn through the Maths No Problem approach. Perhaps most importantly though, you will get some great ideas on how to support your child at home.
Parents’ Evenings, Thursday 13th and Monday 17th of December.
This is one of the most important events of the year. Please come to learn how your child is progressing and show support for their learning. Following on from our parents’ evenings last year, these meetings will be led by your child, they will share with you what they have learnt and what they are proud of. So please look out for more information next week.
The theme of the week is Choose Respect. It’s a theme we like at Sheringham as we aim to base all our relationships on respect. There have been assemblies about bullying this week which complement our PSHE lessons on bullying. Part of these lessons are to properly understand what bullying is, including cyber bullying.
There is no legal definition of bullying. But it is usually defined as repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically, and is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation or any other aspect such as appearance or disability.
We encourage children to talk to a trusted adult if they feel they are being bullied. If you feel that your child is being bullied, please come and tell us so we can do something about it - we promise to listen and to act.
To learn more about bullying go to www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-parents/
There are so many classes we’re really proud of with respect to their attendance. In fact Year 3, 4 and 5 all achieved more than 97% attendance last week and Ms Exley’s and Ms McWalter’s class both achieved more than 99%! If your child has been ill, we hope they’ve recovered well and look forward to seeing them next week.