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February at Minet

This half term Year One have been learning about the United Kingdom and it's four countries. As a special treat, each Year One classroom became a country for the day. Children visited all four countries and took part in activities based around that country. Lavender class became Wales, where the children experienced playing Rugby. Orchid class was Northern Ireland and children were learning steps to Irish dancing. Daffodil class was England and children made a colourful St. George's Dragon and in Dandelion class, children were baking Scottish shortbread biscuits.

A fun but informative day was had by all!

The year two children had a fantastic time at their Royal Ball which was inspired by their learning from Beauty and the Beast.

They were dressed in beautiful clothes and had a delicious feast together. Afterwards the children danced the afternoon away! The Beast even paid us all a visit which was very funny.

The teachers did an excellent job of decorating the hall and making it look magical.

The smiles on the children's faces were priceless. Thank you all for making a huge effort with their costumes.

E-safety is an ongoing part of our computer learning here at Minet. On Tuesday 5th February we held an e-safety assembly and parent workshop to celebrate Safer Internet Day. It was great to see so many parents attend the workshop. Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the workshop equipped you with the knowledge on how to help you support your child's journey through the digital world. If you need further support please check https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

And also our own website page here

Ark Farm visits Early Years

Old McDonald had nothing on us when the Ark Travelling Farm came and transformed our outside nursery area into a mini farm. There were a range of farmyard animals such as goats, sheep and ducks. The children from Nursery and Reception enjoyed observing the animals close up and even touching and stroking them.

The teachers (Tam and Shannon) were close on hand to answer all the children’s questions and to tell them all about the animals. Thank you Ark Travelling Farm animals for visiting us.

Our Assembly Theme this month was Mother Language Day. Children learnt how to say ‘Good Morning’ in a few languages and we spoke about how important it is to speak a language that all our friends can understand when we play, so no one feels left out.

Article 30: Every child has the right to practice their own language. Did you know our school is rich in languages? Our school community consists of more than 44 languages!

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