Community News

 

The Moat Family Hub:        

We have been given leaflets with information about the services that the Family Hub can provide from now until December. These include a healthy lifestyles advisor (Tuesdays), a stay and play group for pre-school children (Wednesdays) and a school nurse drop in session (first Thursday of every month). Please ask at Reception if you wish to have a leaflet with more information.

Your local School Nurse (Georgina) will be available for parents to speak to about any health questions or concerns on the first Thursday of every month from 3 – 6 pm. – no appointment is needed.

Family Learning in the Community:                

We have been asked to let you know that there are opportunities for parents to access courses which will enable participants to gain a greater understanding of what and how children learn at school. There are programmes in maths, phonics as well as parenting support courses. For further information, please access the following website: https://adulteducation.a365hosted.com and search ‘Family Learning.’

Harvest Festival:

Parents and children enjoyed a special assembly on Monday 2nd October where we all shared our gratitude for the food that we enjoy on a daily basis. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed food to our Harvest Festival. Your kind donations were given to Mr Tyrrell from St Chad's Church who came to the assembly and were distributed to local people who are in need.

Community Events:          

During the summer break, there will be a free summer holiday camp every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am – 2 pm at the Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre. A range of activities will be available, including arts and crafts, music, health and beauty, cookery and sports and there is also a free meal for all school aged children.  

On Tuesday 7th August, there will be a Family Fun Day at the Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre from 1 pm – 5 pm. It is free entry for all and events include a dance show and a magician. For unlimited rides and a hot dog or burger, a wristband for children costs £4.00.  

School Nurse:  

We recently received this from the school nurse: Coventry School Nursing is delighted to launch two new health focussed websites for young people across Coventry, one aimed at children and another for teenagers. www.healthforkids.co.uk offers a fun way for children to learn about health with games, activities and quizzes, and also offers advice to parents.


St Chad’s News:     

Can you inspire? We are looking for a part time, self-employed Scout project supporter. Are you a friendly person who can help welcome new adults and young people into Scouting?  If so, then we need you to be our Project Supporter. Based at St Chad’s, Hillmorton Road, we plan to open new Scout sections that will welcome young people and adults from all of the diverse communities in the area, regardless of background, faith or beliefs. Interested?  Contact Natalie Boarer on 07507 856 252 or at natalie.boarer@scouts.org.uk  

English Classes

St. Chads would like to share that free English classes (ESOL) are now available on Thursday mornings from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm. These will start on Thursday 10th November and will be held at St. Chad’s Church, Hillmorton Road, CV2 1FY. Please contact Matt Robinson for more information: matt.robinson7493@hotmail.co.uk

St. Chad's Church Hall:

Thousands of pounds has been raised to provide secure, on site, off-road parking for up to 25 cars at St. Chad’s Community Hall. This ground mesh provides a stable surface for people with mobility issues and can still be used for child's play and outdoor activities. This new outdoor space plus the newly refurbished church hall is now available to hire for children's parties and activities. All are welcome to call in and see the improvements for yourself. For more information please email:- Lorraine Page (Churchwarden) lorraine56.lp56@gmail.com

We have been asked to share the following notices from St. Chad’s. All of the groups detailed below will be held in St Chad’s Church Hall, which is on Hillmorton Road.

12th Coventry Boys Brigade & Girls Association:

The group meets every Thursday from 6.15pm - 7.30pm and activities include arts, crafts, games, badge work and a tuck shop.  Girls and boys from age 5-12 are welcome.  The sessions and uniform are free.

Chad’s Cherubs:

This is a free stay and play with great toys for under 4s. They meet every Friday at 1pm until 2:30pm and refreshments are also included.

Youth Group:

On Tuesday 5th July (and every Tuesday thereafter) there will be a New Youth Group starting at 7-9pm in the Church Hall for young people aged 11-14. The young people can take part in games, including pool and video games or just come along for a chat and relax – all free of charge. There will also be a tuck shop available. For more information please contact Paul Gregory on 024 7666 8112.


One Body One Life:   

The One Body One Life team are visiting Moat House Primary this term to deliver a programme of sessions, designed to help families lead healthy lifestyles. Their first session was on Thursday 29th September and there will be nine more sessions, which will all be held on a Thursday from 3:30pm until 5:00pm. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, learn more about health and nutrition and to have fun. If you are interested, please let the school office know as places are limited.