Since September we have adapted our curriculum to include a greater emphasis on wellbeing. Mrs Messruther is taking a lead on this and has planned some whole school events – thank you. This years children in need theme is ‘Five to Thrive’. There are five steps to help us with our well being. The five ways are: connect, take notice, keep active, be curious and give. We intend to learn about these steps as a whole school.
GIVE – when you do something nice for somebody else not only does it make them feel better, it’s good for your own well being too.
I think we’d all agree that these are good lessons for adults as well as children especially in the current climate. I am proud of our children for following these steps and being good ambassadors for our school. Children are completing some posters in school where prizes will be given for the best ones.
Children in Need – Friday 13th November
We celebrated Children in Need day by dressing up with spotty clothes…. and our staff joined in. Days like this in our school are lots of fun for everyone – I love our school.
Team 2HM show how strong and fit they are.
We kick started our day by joining Joe Wicks with his 24hr PE challenge online – a great way to stay fit and be alert for the rest of the day.
Anti Bullying Week 16th – 20th November
The theme for this year is United Against Bullying. We are launching anti bullying on Monday 16th November by asking all pupils to wear odd socks. This is a symbol that we are all unique and we aim to celebrate our similarities and differences – we are so lucky with having such a diverse school. Our focus during the week will be kindness and pupils can nominate each other for acts of kindness throughout the week with some prizes to be given out at the end of the week.
Thank you to Mrs Mould for purchasing and sorting playtime games for all of our bubbles. So far they have proved a big hit and I’m impressed with the tidying up and care for all the equipment. Thank you children.
We love our PE at Osbaldwick Primary Academy. It’s great to see the team work and you can see some very determined faces in the photographs – obviously the hockey sessions were becoming quite competitive in Year 5.
Music in school
All our music specialists are back in school – each with their own risk assessment. Mrs Crawford has started to teach African drumming to Year 6. We will update you in each newsletter with what is happening in music across the school. Thank you to Mrs Marshall – who leads music with such drive and passion.
Landscaping at the Leyes
Autumn groundworks have taken place at The Leyes site during half term. A huge thank you to Mr Thompson for sweeping up the leaves and taking care of both our sites.
Art work in Year 4
Year 4s have been learning about the artist Frida Kahlo and have produced some stunning art work. The children worked to produce self portraits – we love the individuality and the vibrant colours. 4BC have been kind enough to let me have some to take pride of place in my office. Thank you team Bennett / Culley.
‘Frida Kahlo was born in 1907. The place she was born was Mexico city and she loved to paint but one day when she was only a teenager when she got in a bus accident. She got sent to hospital then she painted and painted and she had something wrong with her leg but then soon later she died at the age of 47.’ by Oliver, Katie and Nancy
Ozzy the Hedgehog
Ozzy the hedgehog was found snuffling around the play equipment during breaktime, cared for and shown around school to curious children. Some responsible year 6s helped to weigh Ozzy before he was taken to the rescue centre. He is doing well and is being cared for by Urchins Hedgehog Care. If everything goes well, Ozzo will be returning to us for a release into our forest school where there will be an opportunity for some DT and science, particularly down in lower school to make hedgehog homes.
Baby Rosie Violet Mowat was born 25th October (22:22pm) and weighed a whopping 8lb 9oz! She’s doing really well and is very chilled out! Sister Bella was delighted to say hello as you can see from the photo.
Updated picture of Emilia with bunny Hudson (Miss Hudson’s baby)
Adaline Hind is resting before Mr Hind gives her a times tables test.
School association update
‘This year may be different but the School Association are still planning behind the scenes and supporting school when and where we can.
While our discos are taking a break and our bake sales are cooling off, we will be providing some Christmas cheer and looking forward to some fun in the new year.
Would you like to join the team?
We may not be meeting in person but we hold a zoom call to catch up and share ideas. If you would like to join us and help support our children please contact Mrs Bryan-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org’
This is the way we get information to parents from our admin team – information such as clubs – the flu jab information all went via this channel. Simply scan the QR code and enter @OsbaldwickPrimary so you do not miss out. We also have seesaw which is for teaching and learning. There is also a messaging facility where you can contact the class teacher.
That’s all for now everyone. Have a lovely weekend and remember to follow those steps to wellbeing.