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Newsletter sent Friday 16th of February 2018
We have half term holiday next week and return to school on Monday, 26th February. We hope that everyone enjoys the break.
This week has been E-Safety week. The theme this year was ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you’. All classes have been given clear messages about keeping safe on-line and we hope they have shared this with you. A list of helpful websites for parents is listed below.
Useful Web Sites for Parents
https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ This website will give you information about different apps.
www.parentinfo.org/ This website was developed out of a partnership between CEOP and The Parent Zone and contains lots of good eSafety advice.
www.saferinternet.org.uk Here you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
www.childnet.com An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
www.kidsmart.org.uk Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children’s internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
www.bullying.co.uk One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.
www.internetmatters.org Specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.
www.digizen.org A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
https://help.instagram.com/369001149843369/ Instagram has a help page to ensure that your security is maintained as far as possible. Just remember that this is a 13+ service and all photos uploaded immediately become the property of Instagram.
Please stay safe online, but also have fun within the boundaries parents have set for you.
Imogen E and Ollie C
To celebrate World Book Day we would like children to come to school dressed as their favourite book character on Thursday, 1st March. We would also like children to bring in their favourite book to school. The children will be doing lots of book related activities throughout the day.
The following clubs will run after half term (details below). New permission slips must be completed for all ‘paid for’ clubs and if your child hasn’t been to the club before. These are available from the school office.
Dodgeball (Years 1 – 3) – £10.00
Hockey (Years 4 – 6) – No charge
Gymnastics (Years 3 – 6) – £10.00
Handball (Years 3 – 6) – No charge
Cross Country (Years 2 – 6) – No charge (currently full).
There will be no cross country after half term on Wednesday 28th February.
Cooking Club (Years 5 & 6) – £8.00
Mixed Football (Years 1 – 3) – £10.00
Boys Football (Years 4 – 6) – No charge
Girls Football (Years 3 – 6) – No charge
There will be no girls’ football club after half term on Thursday, 1st March or Thursday, 8th March
Dodgeball (Years 3 – 6) – £10.00
Karate (All years) – £10.50
Kwik Sticks Hockey
Well done to our Kwik sticks team; some fantastic hockey was played in freezing conditions at Thomas Telford last Friday, which resulted in them collecting silver medals. We wish them luck as they go on to represent Telford in the Shropshire School Games in March.
Yesterday some Year 5’s went to a cricket tournament and won one of our games. We tried our best and did well. We also had fun and we all had great sportsmanship.
Kia and Lola W
This was a new sport for many of the children and everyone worked hard to improve their batting and fielding skills, whilst playing some very close fought games against other schools. They looked really professional, playing with pride in the new Coalbrookdale Kit.
Each Friday we have a Shining Stars assembly where children from each class are given a Head teacher’s award for good behaviour or work in class. This week’s Shining Stars are:
George Jackson-Lloyd and Reggie Lammiman for being the first children to get a Mathletics certificate
Lola Deam for super work in maths, telling the time
Dominik Jamal for collecting playground equipment and keeping our school tidy
Liam Carter for beautiful writing this week
Karsen Spragg for helping his partner correct his spellings
Sophie Buckland for being really helpful and enthusiastic about her learning
Emme Tabbott for settling into Coalbrookdale so well
Tristan Bennett for outstanding work ethic
Oliver Cameron for fabulous handwriting and attitude to work
Aidan Matthews for working really hard on his handwriting
Lola Woodhall for persevering with her mathematics this week
Lewie Luckman for keeping focused and writing and editing a biography
Niamh Wright for keeping focused and writing and editing a biography
Come for a chat and time out on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month (term time only), 9.00 am till 11.00am at Coalbrookdale Community Centre. Enjoy coffee/tea/squash and homemade cakes. Come with or without children. Toys will be provided. Look forward to seeing you there. For further details contact Margaret Darlington Tel. 01952 433480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The next dates are 2nd & 16th March, 20th April and 4th & 18th May.
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