National Road Safety Awareness Week 23rd - 27th November
This week in school we have been incorporating road safety awareness into a timetable. Children have been using the unfortunate experiences of other children as discussion and learning tools, as well as reviewing different road safety advertisements. Our school JRSOs have been working alongside school staff, local residents and businesses to try and promote road safety to motorists around our school.
On the Thursday, Year 5 held a cake sale, raising just over £100 for Brake, the road safety charity. Children were also allowed to come to school in their brightest, easiest to see clothing.
Safety Week - 19th to 23rd October 2015
During this week, all of our children took part in a wide range of activities related to Safety. During Monday and Tuesday all of our children worked together in groups with children from other year groups to develop their skills and knowledge in; home safety, hand washing, first aid, playing safely away from the home, making a 999 call, road safety, healthy bodies and minds.
We were lucky enough to welcome a range of visiting speakers to our School. The children had an opportunity to listen to experts in their different fields and ask their own questions too. Our visitors included Fire Officer Priest, Mr Hewitt from Network Rail, Jon and Jon from the Canal Trust, Catherine from Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and Alison discussing on-line safety.
Please note that you are invited to join us for our parents' meeting about 'How to keep your child safe on-line'. It is planned for Tuesday 1st December, between 3.30 and 4.30 in the School hall. A 'crèche' will be provided for children whose parents have booked a place/places at the meeting.
On the Thursday, we all practised our road crossing skills; this is something that your child could practise out of School with you too, in order to extend their confidence in this vital life skill.
On the Friday, we held an assembly on 'how to wash your hands'. We were able to borrow an ultra-violet light from the Environmental Health Office at Aylesbury Vale District Council, so that we could see close-up if any germs were left lurking on our hands after washing them!
Did you know that you should be able to sing 'Happy Birthday to You' twice through, if you are to wash your hands thoroughly? This was just one more useful piece of information we received during this special week!
To finish the week, you are probably aware that the children were invited to dress up in a 'Health and Safety' -themed mufti; during the Friday afternoon, children from all classes shared their knowledge in short presentations to the rest of the School.
We say 'Well done' to all those who took part in this finale of the exciting week; you did a great job!
We must send our 'Thanks' to all the staff, as well as our visiting speakers, who helped to make the week so special and memorable for our children.