Academic Year 2019/2020
Here at Holy Rood we have had a busy start to the academic year 2019/20. Children have taken part in many activities, assemblies and school trips.
Mrs Dobson held an Assembly on 11.11.19. The children watched a short CBeebies animation for Remembrance. Respect and reflection was discussed and the importance of why we hold a 2 minutes’ silence. In addition, we held our own 2 minutes’ silence in each class. There are now two displays dedicated to Remembrance around school.
This began with our ‘Odd Sock Day’, teaching the children to celebrate and become accepting of our differences. Mrs Wood held an assembly titled ‘Change Starts With Us’. All aspects of bulling were discussed during a fun packed and interactive assembly. During the afternoon each class was set a theme around the topic of bullying. Posters were created by the children and we now have two displays in school celebrating our understanding and commitment to Anti- Bullying. You can find these in the ICT suite and the Hall.
Crucial Crew Visit
Y6 visited Crucial Crew as part of their safety education. This teaches pupils life skills to deal with and avoid a range of potentially hazardous situations. The children participated in scenarios such as road safety, fire safety and first aid. They had the opportunity to act out a courtroom hearing and understand there are consequences to actions, for example when stealing or drinking alcohol under age. The children’s behaviour was exceptional throughout the day and a member of their staff even commented “you have been the best behaved group today”. What a super day.
Beaumanor Hall Residential
Y6 attended the four-night residential trip to Beaumanor Hall. Children took part in trust activities, team building, zip lines, raft and den building, climbing and much more. This was a great opportunity for our children and they all returned enriched by their experiences and full of happy memories.
During October both Nursery and Foundation Stage 2 ventured out into the cold on Autumn walks. The children explored all of the colourful changes that Autumn brings. They collected leaves and conkers of all different shapes, sizes and colours to bring back into their classrooms to explore further.
Year 6 children took part in a cycle training programme. The children gained practical skills and understanding of how to stay safe when cycling on our roads.
All children in KS2 had the opportunity to run the Cross Country race in Locke Park, with many other local primary schools. This was a fantastic event, celebrating all running abilities. Even some of the staff ran too!
September saw the launch of our fantastic Eco Council. The children regularly meet to come up with some wonderful ideas of how to develop our environmentally friendly school. These children have held assemblies developing environmental awareness across our school. Recently, the Alhambra Shopping Centre ran a competition to create models out of recyclable materials. See the imaginative designs created below by our eco-council.
Caught Being Kind
A new initiative was created for all of our wonderful children here at Holy Rood. Every month a child from each class is chosen for their acts of kindness. They are then awarded with a certificate during an assembly and celebrated with their picture being placed on display.
Aldi Kit for School
Many thanks to all parents and carers who sent in the stickers for the Aldi ‘Kit for School’ competition. We successfully filled the giant poster. We now have the chance of winning one of the twenty £20,000 cash prizes. Watch this space, and fingers crossed!