Launch of My Cultural Journey
We were so excited to share My Cultural Journey with you at Settling in Evening last week. At Shireland Tech Primary we are passionate about developing the ‘whole child’ and this programme encourages children to complete and evidence a whole range of activities both in and out of school across Key Stage One and Two. Each child received a portfolio and a wall chart poster to track their own Cultural Journey across their time with us at Shireland Tech Primary.
First Focus Days
We’ve been so excited to begin our Focus Days this half term, beginning with Music through the Years in Year One, Programming in Year Two and French in Year Three. They’ve been a great success, with children gaining new skills, discovering hidden talents, and taking a deep dive into specialist subject areas by spending a whole day focused on one subject.
Enrichment & After School Clubs after Half-Term
Following the leaflet that was sent out earlier this week, here is an outline of the After School Clubs for Year One to Three. In addition to the offer of Enrichment to all our pupils on Fridays, these are additional high-quality after school clubs to provide a wide range of experiences for your children.
- Shireland Voices Choir - Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm
- Little Lifesavers First Aid - Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm
- Karate Club - Friday 2:30-3:30pm
- HEN Drama - Friday 2:30-3:30pm
Pupil Forum Update
Our very first Pupil Forum was elected this term, with representatives from each Key Stage One and Two class to gather and share the ideas of their classmates. The first Pupil Forum meeting was held in October and the forum have decided to focus on improving the eco-friendliness of our school and deciding how to raise money for our chosen charities this academic year.
The ideas of the representatives and their classmates will become part of our school plans to be more environmentally friendly and provide fundraising activities for some fantastic charities this year. We will make sure to update you in future newsletters about how they’re getting on!
Poppy Appeal (Royal British Legion)
After half term, in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday on 14th November, pupils are invited to wear a Poppy on their uniform, to help commemorate the sacrifices made by those who have served or suffered in times of conflict. We hope to be able to sell poppies in school for a minimum donation of £1 and will provide further information when these are available.
Children in Need
We support the Children in Need appeal each year and this year it will take place on Friday 12th November. Pupils are invited to wear spots on the day for a minimum donation of £2 for the charity. There will be additional fundraising activities taking place on the day and we will share more after half term on Class Dojo.