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Key Stage 2 News Broughton Primary School

Croeso! Welcome!

Welcome to our Key Stage 2 news page. We are so pleased to finally have the children back in school and thank for your continued support. As teachers we have valued being able to interact with both you as parents and the children over this unusual time. Thank you for supporting us and your children with home learning. I’m sure you are glad children are able to safely return to school. We have worked very hard to ensure the safe return to school for everyone.

As Assistant Headteacher I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff in Key Stage 2 for their dedication and commitment in providing such wonderful experiences for the children through Google Classroom and at the same time working with those children in the Hub provision. I’m not personally aware of a more varied, exciting and comprehensive online provision; in terms of daily activities, live lessons, boot camps, quizzes and competitions; and it’s a credit to the staff that this been the case.

We’ve updated our newsletters to a new format and we’re sending them to you differently. I hope you appreciate the new look and that the content helps you to feel informed about what’s going on this term. I’d appreciate any feedback you may have, both positive and negative, so that we can continually improve the communication we have with you as parents and carers. Thank you again for support, Mr Elliott.

Topic

Our topic for these next two weeks is focusing on Financial Education. Following feedback from staff, parents and governors, we have added Financial Education into our plans for these next two weeks. We’re excited to support the children in their understanding of finance. The children will be learning:

- Where money comes from - Why money is important - What money is used for - How to spend money wisely - How to save money - How to budget - What loans & credit cards are

Alongside this topic, the children will be working through their Maths Mastery, Language lessons, Welsh, PE and RE. We’ll keep you updated via Seesaw on how the children are getting on. After Easter we will then be looking at a new topic with the children. As each topic that we deliver we take the children’s lead on what they would like to cover and learn about.

Mindfulness in the curriculum

Mindfulness is very important to us here at Broughton. It has become even more important in the current climate. In Key Stage 2 we will be working with specific classes over these next few weeks, working through a guided Mindfulness program called Paws.b.

Mindfulness helps train your attention to be more aware of what is actually happening, rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen. We learn to bring greater curiosity to whatever it is we experience. Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to provide many positives to one's life, including the improved quality of thought, feeling and concern for others.

After Easter, we will then begin to develop aspects of this program across the whole of Key Stage 2.

For further reading on Mindfulness, follow this link: https://mindfulnessinschools.org

Upcoming events

On Friday March 19th we will be celebrating both World Book Day and Comic Relief. There will be lots of class activities for the children to take part in. Children are welcome to come to school in their favourite book character or in something red (with a red nose too). If you feel able to support our fund raising efforts for Comic Relief with a voluntary contribution, please send it in with your child to pass to their class teacher.

Please continue to support us in reducing and eradicate the spread of COVID

  • Ensure you wear a face covering at all times when on school site.
  • Continue to adhere to socially distancing guidelines, avoiding any gathering with other adults.
  • Keep your children with you at all times.
  • Only one adult to drop off and collect to reduce the number of adults on site.
  • Leave the school site as quickly as possible once you dropped off or collected your child.

BLENDED LEARNING

In the event of your child having to self isolate for an extended period of time (10-14 days) they should access Google classroom using their Hwb log in. There is a spreadsheet with list of activities of the children can access covering a wide range of topics - called isolation tasks.

If a whole year group or department has to self isolate children should access Google classroom and there will be regularly updated activities for the children to complete.

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Kellie Goodall
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