Today started with Mr Palmen giving a hard-hitting assembly on e-safety and introducing Internet Safety Week in school. He talked about ways to make sure you can stay safe online and what to do if you think something is wrong. Perhaps the most interesting piece of information was surrounding Instagram and after revealing how many children in each year group had said they had an account he shared with us point 1 from the Instagram terms and conditions and the fact that only 24 children in school should technically have an account!!
On Wednesday we had the leaders from the The Village Youth Club deliver an assembly on democracy as well as do a little sales pitch for their sessions at the Community Centre on Sundays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
Today was ‘Wear it Red’ to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, which was a really worthwhile cause suggested by one of our families.
This week saw the return of the House Leagues for both football and netball in Key Stage 3. The children take on many different roles other than just players, such as coaches, referees and even match reporters; earning bonus points depending on how well they do. Over the coming weeks I will try to keep you updated on how things are going. There was lots of other sport going on this week with our Year 6 girls football team coming a creditable 3rd in the District Tournament but playing some good football and having great fun. Our Year 8 girls netball team beat Edwinstree and the Year 8 boys beat Hockerill at basketball.
There was much excitement in at least one third of Year 5 this week as following on from the cakes and cookies C5 made last week to raise money for endangered species, a rather exciting box arrived. As a result of all their hard work they have been able to adopt a Giant Panda and a Snow Leopard from the WWF and a Barn Owl and Door Mouse from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. They will receive adoption certificates for each of the animals and updates on their conservation and development.
Congratulations go to Jake P from Year 5, Daniel H from Year 6, Macey D from Year 7 and Nathan B from Year 8 who were the Ralphies of the month for January. Special mention must also go to Sophie K from Year 6 who is the first to receive a Platinum Certificate for 60 Merits and the first House has triggered a reward for total claimed merits which they will be receiving this week.
At this point we should all spare a thought for the Year 6s ready for next week when they do their practice SATs, to counteract this they do have some exciting trips coming up…more on that to come in
Have a good weekend.