Bookings for parents evenings for next half term will open during the first week back after the half term break (w/c 21st February).
Some classes, with job-share teachers, may decide to do later appointments on Wednesday instead of Monday to suit their work patterns.
We will decide on the risks associated with face-to-face appointments as we return back from half term. Please save these dates now - Spring term parents evenings are important to find out how much progress your child is making and how you can help them further
Our core value this term is RESPECT and all of our children will be doing lots of activities across the whole of October, connected with Black History Month. We will have a ‘Friday Focus Day’ on 1st October to launch this theme of learning across school.
We'll be joining in with Red Nose Day activities to raise money for Comic Relief.
Children are invited to wear a read nose and/or something red on Friday 19th March. We'd be grateful for a donation of whatever you can manage which will go to Comic Relief.
We'll be selling a limited number of Red Noses at the start and end of school on Thursday 18th March. Noses will be sold for £1.50 each and once they're gone, they're gone!
Our school caterers are providing Red Nose Day themed cakes and cookies for all children having a school dinner on Friday 19th March.
This year has shown we're at our best when we come together to be kind and look out for others. The smallest things really can make a big difference.
Join Red Nose Day and help kick-start a wave of smiles from your house to the next, and onwards all around the country!
Download the Share a Smile poster, add your favourite joke and put it in your window to share with the world. Remember to pop a picture on social media and tag @comicrelief using the #rednoseday. We'd love it if you'd tag us too using @walter_halls
You can download the poster here: https://www.comicrelief.com/shareasmile/
Inside out day encourages as many pupils and teachers as possible to wear an item of clothing inside out as a reminder to always be kind, as you never know how someone is feeling inside. On Wednesday 3rd February we will encourage children and staff in school to wear a t-shirt/top inside out. We also encourage children at home to do the same. We'd love to see photos of your inside out clothes! You could share them on Class Dojo or on our Facebook page.
16th - 20th November
What is Odd Socks Day?
Odd 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 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 Grant will be the special guests for season 1 launching 26th June.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
AWARENESS WEEK MONDAY 30TH MARCH – FRIDAY 3TH APRIL
Design your own badge, logo or shield
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.
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 email@example.com, or share it on the Facebook post
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.
This 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!
Focus 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!
To 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.
Maths 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.
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!
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!!
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;
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.
Next 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.