On a Wednesday each week I teach all the classes from Y1 to Y6 a lesson called “Me Time”. This is part of our PSHE curriculum and it is a time to develop the emotional intelligence and health of the children. Through different methods we explore feelings, management of feelings and strategies to support every person’s personal development.
This week I began a unit on Love Languages. This was created by Gary Chapman and it explores the 5 key ways we show everyday love: Touch (hugs, cuddles, etc…); Spending quality time with someone; Acts of service (everyday acts that mean a lot, e.g. making a cuppa); Words of encouragement and Gifts. We all have 2 favoured ways and over the coming weeks the children will be exploring each in turn. They will learn to know what each looks like, finding out if that is one of their key love languages and how to show it to friends and family members who feel loved through that way.
If you want to know more, ask your child each week and there are copies of the book in our Parent Library – come and borrow a copy if you would like to so. There are lots of other titles too, here is the link: www.ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk/parent-library-of-books-to-borrow/
On Monday we have Imago Photographers coming into school to take the pupil photos. Details of how you can purchase these will be sent home as soon as they are available.
Unfortunately, due to the current Coronavirus situation we are unable to take Sibling group photographs at this time so it will be each child photographed alone. When you purchase your package you can have images of different children in your family to make one package.
This is a time of year when the Year 3 class prepare a special assembly for the school and their parents to help us appreciate the things we have and be aware of the needs of others. The event will be recorded and shared with classes and parents of Year 3.
Year 3 are asking all of us to help with our local food bank. We asked the Food Bank to compile a shopping list of needs and we will be buying these with the funds we raise.
Can you spare £2, if so please either pay through Scopay online or send your contribution in through the office.
Oh my here we go, getting ready for next September!
With Covid restrictions we are not having the traditional open events where visitors come into the school, enjoy tours with the children and have a presentation with me. Instead we have some alternative ways:
If you know of anyone who is in the midst of choosing their child’s Reception place then please let them know of our activities and dates:
Applications for September 2021 Secondary School places are now open at www.surreycc.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools/admissions/secondary/apply The closing date for on-time applications is 31 October 2020. Please contact the school office if you need help.
Our nominations closed this week and we had two, just the number of vacancies so both parents are duly automatically elected: Mrs Sandra Jones and Mr Robert Frood. We welcome them both to our governing body and look forward to the contribution they will make to it.
Thank you to all our members, we had our meeting on Tuesday 29th , here is the link (www.ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk/news/detail/parent-council-meeting-minutes-of-28th-september-2/) to the minutes taken.
A number of parents have asked about our process if we have any highly probable cases or actual Covid cases. I have put together a template that we would use to share all the different actions we would take; take a look on the Coronavirus page of the website: www.ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk/coronavirus-information/
This also has guidance on what you should do in case of symptoms or a positive test result.
We are all doing so well keeping our children and families well, thank you to everyone for your support with masks, distancing, being careful and doing things a little differently.
Mrs Marie Curtis