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Anti-Bullying Week and Odd Socks Day!

16th - 20th November

Odd Socks Day

What is Odd Socks Day?

Circle of odd socksOdd Socks Day is part of Anti-Bullying Week! To celebrate that we are all unique, we ask that children wear odd socks to school on Monday 16th November. Last year over 12,000 schools took part in Odd Socks Day. Andy Day (Cbebbies/cbbc) and his band Andy and the Odd Socks are supporting the Anti-Bullying Alliance to help bring Odd Socks Day to life again this year. Have a listen to the brilliant song they have recorded especially for Anti-Bullying Week, The Kids are United!

 

Why is Odd Socks Day Important?

The day sends an important message to pupils that they should be allowed to be themselves free from bullying and helps us celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a fun and positive way.

Parent Talks

Parent Talks from the Virtual SEND Conference are for parents of children or young people with SEND. The talks are designed to help support parents. of children or young people with SEND. The talks are designed to help support parents. Parent Talks offer support and guidance to empower parents when asking for help for their children.

 

Carrie and David GrantCarrie and David Grant will open the 1st season of Parent Talks

Carrie and David Grant will be the special guests for season 1 launching 26th June.

 

Watch this short video from Carrie and David

 

Based on their own family experience - bringing up four children with special educational needs - TV personalities Carrie and David understand the challenges faced by parents of children with special needs and the lack of support available.

 

"Parent Talks can really help parents straight away, helping you to understand what you're dealing with across every area of your child's life." -Carrie and David Grant

 

Tickets are on sale now. It's just £10 for access to 12 talks created especially for parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disability. You can watch online, anytime from 26th June. Read more about the talks and the presenters on our website.

 

5 reasons to buy a ticket...

  1. Hear from presenters with personal experience of SEND - parents, professionals, pioneers - who share their insights and practical advice.
  2. Covers a wide variety of SEND topics - in Season 1 these range from Early Years support, how to apply for an EHCP, and the importance of the parental role in building resilience; to school refusal, getting Disability Living Allowance, how to manage your child's sensory experience, and so many others. There really is something for everyone!
  3. Access anytime - watch the talks online when and where you want, you can pause and rewatch as many times as you like.
  4. Ease of viewing - each session is a stand-alone talk, so you can view one at a time or several in one sitting.

 

You can purchase tickets on our website.

 

If you register your interest, I will email you a discount code to get money off your ticket and keep you updated on the latest news.

 

If you have any questions on Parent talks you can email Dale Pickles on dalep@bsquared.co.uk

Hands holding jigsaw pieces which spell out Autism

AWARENESS WEEK MONDAY 30TH MARCH FRIDAY 3TH APRIL

Design your own badge, logo or shield

 

Autism Awareness ribbonMonday: On paper, brainstorm your design ideas for an alternative Autism Awareness Week badge, logo or shield. Watch this video on YouTube – What is Autism?

 

Tuesday: Choose one of the ideas from your brainstorm – draw & colour (or paint) your design on a piece of paper. Make a list of materials you may need. Have a think about what socks you’re going to wear for SILLY SOCK DAY.

 

Wednesday: Collect materials to make your badge, logo or shield, ready to make it! Watch ‘AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN’ by Alexander Amelines on YouTube.

 

Silly Sock Day

Thursday: Wear your SILLY SOCKS while making your artwork! We'd love to see your silly socks. Post them in the comments on the facebook post for today!

 

 

 

 

Friday: Ask someone to take a photo of you with your badge, logo or shield and email it to school – it may be picked to go on the school website. Send your design to admin@walterhalls.nottingham.sch.uk, or share it on the Facebook post

Rainbow Parents Carers ForumRainbow Parents Carers Forum

Rainbow Parents Carers Forum is a support group for parents and carers with children with additional needs or disabilities.

 

Rainbow runs two monthly inclusive play sessions. Activities include access to sports hall, arts and craft, games and more, with our team of play workers and volunteer play buddies, whilst parents carers meet separately for peer to peer support. Siblings are also welcome to attend. Limited 1:1 support is available.

 

The sessions are free, but booking is essential for all activities.

Scholastic Book Fair - 5th - 11th February

Scholastic Book FairThis February the Scholastic book fair is back with a great selection of books. Come and take a look in the school office, every day after school from 3.15pm.

 

We accept world book day vouchers and you can now pay by card using the automated payment line.

 

Remember, every book you buy earns rewards for the school!

 

Help us reach our target of selling £500 worth of books!

First Ever Focus Friday!

NSPCCFocus Fridays will give our children an opportunity to concentrate on one particular curriculum area for a whole day, and will be run twice every term, beginning on Friday 7th February, when we will be celebrating our very  first Focus Friday looking at maths!

 

Number Day 2020To raise money for the NSPCC World Number Day, all children at school will be taking part in hands-on maths activities, designed to inspire a new generation of mathematicians.

 

Times Tables Rock StarsMaths Focus Friday will also mark the launch of Times Tables Rock Stars, an interactive and enjoyable programme designed to improve our students fluency with times tables.

 

Not only does Times Tables Rock Stars allow the children to learn their times tables, it encourages them to play by taking on the role of their very own rock star!!!

 

As they progress in their fluency at recalling times tables facts, the students take their very own rock star on a journey to becoming a rock hero.

 

50p

To raise money for the NSPCC, students and staff can make a donation of 50p and dress up for the day as their rock star!!.  

             

Throughout the day, KS2 will also be running Times Table Rock Stars competitions with prizes on offer to the rock hero of each class!

 Cup cake         

There will also be a cake sale after school in front of the school office  to raise money for the NSPCC. All of the lovely treats on offer will have been baked by our students who will be practising their mathematical skills by reading scales and scaling ratios.

 

Once you receive your child's log on details, simply visit ttrockstars.com to login and get playing!

 

We are looking forward to seeing all of your rock star costumes!!

 Times Tables Rock Stars

Family Cyberwise Workshop

Keeping children and young people safe on line

 

Date: Wednesday 12th February

Time: 1pm -3.15pm

Venue: Walter Halls Primary School

 

Are you worried about;

  • what your children are seeing online?
  • wo they are talking to online?
  • how to keep your information safe?
  • how to set parental controls?

 

Learn with your children to help them stay safe online!

 

To Secure your place on this popular workshop, please book via your ParentMail app. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity - 12th-19th February

Nottingham Festival of Science and CuriosityNext half term our core value is 'Curiosity' and we will be celebrating science in our second 'Friday Focus Day'. Why not try out one of these events together as a family beforehand?

 

Taking science out of the lab and into our communities for everyone to ask questions, get involved and get curious.

 

Find out more at www.nottsfosac.co.uk.

St Ann's & Sneinton Community Games