News w/e 27th January 2023
Attendance : As of the week ending 27th January, we have over 100 children whose attendance is less than 90% since September. This equates to children having a day off every fortnight and this has a big impact on their learning. I am confident that their attendance will improve as we move towards the Spring and start to leave the season of coughs and colds behind and would ask that you only keep your children off if they are poorly and too ill to come to school.
In order to support with improving attendance, we have started a new attendance challenge! If the whole school attendance between 23rd January and 14th July is 95% or above we will be having an INFLATABLES DAY on 19th July. This means that every child will have the opportunity to have up to an hour of fun on the inflatables. We have made a good start with this target because we are currently at 94.2%. So a bit of work to do, but plenty of time. Keep your eyes peeled for weekly updates in the newsletter. Good luck!
Football Stalemate: On Thursday 26th January, some of our children in Key Stage 2 played in a friendly football match against local rivals Henley Green. We were able to field two teams and both teams battled hard to draw in both matches. The scores were 0:0 and 2:2. Congratulations to Filip and Alex for scoring and well done to all of the players for a great team effort.
Mental Health in Y3: On Monday 16th January and Wednesday 25th January, Year 3 took part in emotional awareness and regulation workshops. During the first session, they identified emotions and described the physical effects these can have on the body and your brain's ability to process this. During the second session, the children learnt that it is okay to feel different emotions and they were reminded that they can talk about these with trusted adults too. The children learnt about triggers for certain emotions, and they thought of some strategies to help control them using a zones of regulation table. In addition to this, they were taught how to use rollercoaster breathing, deep pressure exercises and movement as strategies to calm down if they are feeling like they do not have control of a certain emotion. The children found the strategies very useful, and they enjoyed learning more about their emotional wellbeing.
Support for Parents: You will have received an email about a SENDIASS coffee morning due to be held at the Metropolis Restaurant in Coventry on Thursday 9th February at 10 am. If you have a query about Special Educational Needs, then this session could be just for you and will be able to answer any questions that you might have. There is also a money advice session being held at the Coventry City Mission on Tuesday 31st January from 11:30 am. If you have any questions that you would like to ask about utility bills or checking that you are receiving everything that you are entitled to, then this session could help.