We had an excellent Christian values and British values day in school on Tuesday. Many children came wearing red, white and blue clothing, we sang the National Anthem and had a traditional British lunch with summer fruit pudding for desert! The day started with children working in the hall in small groups during worship to discuss the nine fruits of the Spirit as values. They were asked to prioritise the one they thought was the most important and to be able to give a reason why. Love was the top value selected by many groups of children with self-control as a close second. This discussion work will form part of our core values as a school in the future.
Children then took part in activities that taught them about the British values: Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance. The staff at school worked in teams to deliver an hour’s session on a value and the children rotated around the staff during the day. We will soon be displaying some of the children’s work from the day and you are welcome to come in to school to see the displays.
The weather played its part on Saturday as Astbury Village celebrated May Day. Thank you for all your support for the children in providing clothes for their costumes and coming along on the day to celebrate with us. Many congratulations to Savannah, our new May Queen, who now begins her year serving our school and raising funds. All the children did so well in all the parts that they played on the day. The dancing this year was fantastic! The May Day committee worked incredibly hard to plan, promote and organise the day and as a school we are extremely grateful to them for all their hard work. There is a debrief in the Egerton Arms on Tuesday 12th June at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend. If you have not yet brought your costume back to school – unwashed – then please send it in tomorrow. If you are able to volunteer to take a bag of clothes home to wash then please let us know and come in to collect a bag from the office.
Last Friday, many children wore an item of orange to raise awareness of anaphylaxis. We currently have two pupils in school who have this allergy and teaching the children about allergies, the importance of not sharing food and what to do if someone has an allergic reaction was an important part of the day. Thank you to everyone who supported this day.
Children in Year two and Year six have now completed their SATs and I am extremely proud of their attitude and approach towards them. Thank you for all your support in learning at home, encouraging your child to attend SATs club after school and for helping your child in wanting to learn and do their best.
The new GDPR come into effect from tomorrow. Please see the attached privacy notice – please read, sign and return to school. A paper copy will be sent home with each family, spares will be available on the table in the entrance. Our new data protection policy will be uploaded to our website asap.
Have a great week off school and enjoy the sunshine!