Dates for your diary:
- Fri 5th Nov Non-uniform day & bun sale
- Mon 8th Nov Road Safety Week
- Mon 8th Nov Nasal flu vaccinations
- Wed 10th Nov School photos
- Mon 15th - Fri 19th Nov Anti-bullying week - 'One Kind Word' starting with Odd Sock Day on Monday 15th to celebrate individuality and raise awareness of bullying.
- Fri 19th Nov Children in Need
- Mon 22nd - Fri 26th Nov Parent consultation phone calls
- Mon 29th Nov Y6 Parent information meetings for KS2 tests (SATs) 3:45-4:30pm and 4:45-5:30pm
- w/c 6th Dec Christmas Movie nights
Please note that term dates for 2021-22 have been amended to include a day off on 6th June 2022 in lieu of the Platinum Jubilee. Please see link below to our website:
Netflix’s Squid Game is set to become the streaming service’s most successful show of all time, with huge numbers of viewers taking to social media to discuss each new episode. The South Korean thriller features some scenes of fairly brutal violence and is rated 15 by the BBFC.
Squid Game’s 15 rating has not prevented clips and images from the show being uploaded onto social media sites such as TikTok, with the #SquidGame hashtag being viewed more than 22.8 billion times. There are also Squid Game style games circulating.
Parents and carers need to keep a watchful eye on the content that children are viewing. For more information on Squid Game and the risks to our children please follow the link below:
If you would like any help or advice on monitoring the content of online material, please contact Mr Haymes at school and he will be happy to guide you through the process.
PTA - events
As you know, our PTA support the school by carrying out fundraising events through the year. They have had their first meeting and arranged some events for this term.
Friday 5th November - Non-uniform day. Come to school dressed in 'spooky' or 'bonfire' themed clothes and buy a cake / bun. Suggested donation of £1. Buns 50p each.
W/C 6th December - We will be having movie nights in all year groups. £2 per pupil to include the movie and refreshments. Further details to follow.
December - Following the popularity and success of our Christmas Present Shop, we will be running this again this year. Further details to follow.
Road Safety Week
Next week we have chosen to mark Road Safety Week, ahead of the national week which clashes with Anti-Bullying Week. We will be having an assembly on Monday 8th November, then classes will be discussing how to keep themselves safe while they are out and about - whether walking, riding scooters or cycling. As the nights are drawing in, please ensure that your child has something reflective on their coat / bag to help them to be more visible to vehicles.
We also had a meeting to discuss the issues of traffic and parking on Wold Road, focusing on the safe crossing for our pupils. We invited PCSOs and members of Hull City Council as well as the ward Councillors. Thank you to all the parents and friends who took the time to raise their concerns.
There is currently a vacancy for a School Crossing Patrol officer. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact Sandra Hodder on 01482 612809
Spotlight on... PSHE
At Wold Academy, we value PSHE as one way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning. We teach Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their capacity to learn.
Wold Academy follows the 'Jigsaw' scheme looking at the following ‘Jigsaw Puzzles’: Being Me, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. This programme forms the foundation of our PSHE curriculum, providing a comprehensive, carefully thought through scheme of work, bringing consistency and progression to our children’s learning in this important curriculum area.
Wold Academy’s PSHE curriculum is further enhanced by considering the needs of our children and local community. Our school works closely with pupils, parents, local specialist support services and health professionals to ensure our PSHE curriculum is relevant and holistic in its content. This allows children to access relevant learning experiences enabling them to navigate their world and develop positive relationships.
We have many whole school days/weeks planned this academic year with a PSHE focus (we have already had Mental Health Awareness day and have Anti-bullying week coming this month). Uniting the school in this way helps us to build and celebrate relationships within our school community and beyond. Keep in touch to hear more about what we have planned.
Children in Need
On Friday 19th November we will, as usual, be supporting Children In Need. Their theme this year is 'Get Your Sparkle On', as they have teamed up with Strictly Come Dancing. We would like the children to add some 'Strictly Sparkle' to the day by coming in non-uniform but with extra sparkle!
As always, we ask the children to bring a donation of your choosing that will go to this amazing charity. It would also be great to see parents joining in with a little extra sparkle at drop off and pick up times - who doesn't love a chance to sparkle!!
Created with images by GloboxR - "pen envelope notebook" • AJEL - "traffic light green light" • Sweetaholic - "headlights fog stage"