Citizen Advice at the Library and St. Andrews, Church Walk

Citizen Advice is providing additional capacity to their weekly Tuesday drop in Pershore Library. Please see the statement below.

‘South Worcestershire Citizens Advice is providing a drop in service at Pershore food bank at St Andrews in Church Walk, Pershore.  Anyone can come and see us on alternate Fridays between 1pm and 3pm. Dates for the next few months are 16th February 2nd and 16th March, 6th and 20th April, 4th and 18th May, 1st, 15th and 29th June.

Richard West Advice Services Manager said – “anyone living in the town can call in to the food bank to see us for help with a wide range of issues ranging from Money Advice & budgeting to Welfare rights, Housing, Employment issues and Consumer problems and much more. Our client’s benefit from trained impartial & non-judgemental advisors who will help them to find the best ways to manage their problems or who can simply provide accurate and timely information on a wide range of topics at no cost to the user. So why not come and see us?”

This is in addition to the service already operating in Pershore Library every Tuesday.

More information is available on our website www.citizensadvicesw.org.uk or call 03444 111 303 if your query is urgent.’

Blessed Edward’s Year 6 Netball Tournament 2018

Our Year 6 netball team competed at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College today, playing against Year 6 teams from their other feeder schools. The girls have been training hard all year and won all their matches except one, which they drew. They drew against St. Joseph’s Warndon, who had also won all of their matches except the one that they drew with us. Thanks to some fantastic shooting, our girls won on goal difference. A fantastic achievement, well done. All that extra shooting practise before school and commitment in attending netball club has really paid off. 

Thank you to Mrs Annis for taking the team to the tournament and for coaching them so well.

 

Internet Safety

This afternoon our community Police Officer, Jenny Humphries, has been in to talk to the children about how to stay safe online. She spoke to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 separately, in order to be able to deliver age appropriate messages. It would be really helpful if parents could talk to their children about internet safety and what Jenny said to them, in order to reinforce these very important messages.

For parents wishing to find out more information about how they can help keep their children safe online, and how to be cyber safe generally, there are some weblinks below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/21259413

https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/cyber-safety/

 

Winter Walk

Our first Winter Walk was a great success and those who came along have asked that we make them a regular thing. With this in mind, Mrs. Annis is hoping to run one each term. 

 

On the Saturday before last a group of about thirty children, parents and staff met at school in the morning before setting off to walk to the Wetlands. Mrs Annis then led us on a circular walk of the Wetlands, with a stop off to feed the ducks. Mrs Mardle kindly supplied the duck food, which we were very grateful for. Everyone enjoyed the walk and it helped us all to be a bit more active than we might have been that morning! A lot of the children ran round the walk, climbed every fence and enjoyed rolling down the hill. The adults and some of the older children took the time to chat to others on the walk and enjoy the social aspects.  Afterwards we stopped off at school for fruit and a drink. 

Next term we are thinking that we might try and incorporate a healthy picnic as part of the walk, so keep an eye out to see it advertised.

Pre-school invite grandparents and parents to visit their new room

As part of our topic on Red Riding Hood the children have been thinking about their families, and in particular their grandparents. On Thursday the 18th January the children invited their families in to see our new room, play alongside them and enjoy our new Usbourne books, bought using the money raised from our ‘sponsored listen’ last year. Refreshments were provided, which included some delicious scones that the children made with Clare on Wednesday. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the session, but do not worry if you couldn’t come,  there will be plenty of opportunities in the near future to come and enjoy working with your child within the setting. 

Be Cyber Smart – Sat, 20 January Wed, 07 February 2018

Find out more about online safety and how you can help protect your children from online bullying and harassment. You can also watch the premiere of “Selfie Where’s the Harm?”

Saturday 20 January, 10am – 1pm. Film showing times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm

Wednesday 7 February, 1- 5pm. Film showing times: 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm.

Just call in, no booking needed.

A New Year and a New Room for Pre-school

 

 

On the 8th of January the doors of the new pre-school opened for the first time to welcome all the excited children. The room includes a cosy reading area, a role play area (soon to be Red Riding Hood’s Granny’s house), a making station,  a maths area and an investigation station. 

 

                On Mondays the pre-school now enjoy PE sessions in the school hall. This week the children enjoyed exploring different ways of moving through the ‘forest’ to get from Red Riding Hood’s house to Granny’s house. 

 

School Games Swimming Qualifier

On Friday 5th January Mrs Annis took two teams to compete in the Sainsbury’s School Games local swimming competition. Eight schools took part, including St. Egwin’s Middle and Bredon Hill Middle. Both our Boys’ Team and our Girls’ Team won their events, with all members of both teams finishing either first or second in every event. They have brought us back another lovely trophy to add to our collection.

Well done to the whole team and to all staff involved in teaching swimming at school, or supporting the team in any way, especially Mrs Annis. Mrs Annis has asked me to give a special mention to Daisie, who is not a club swimmer, but performed so well alongside the rest of the squad who swim at club level outside of school.

Both teams will now go forward to compete at county level at the Worcestershire Youth Games in the summer.

 

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Family First Magazine

Family First Magazine is aimed at supporting families in making healthy choices. It is supported bu Change 4 Life and many sporting governing bodies. The magazine has articles on: tennis, snow sports, swimming, keeping fit, camping, how to get into girls’ football, recipes, food and skin allergies, top tips for a healthy family and lots, lots more!

You have read it online by following the link below. They also have a facebook page. If you like and share the page, the school will be in with a chance of winning some sports equipment.

Family First Magazine link: http://www.familyfirst.co.uk/ff_mag/

Family First Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/familyfirstuk