We had a great first week back at school learning all about British Values. On Monday we had visitors from Mary’s meals who spoke to us about helping others less fortunate than us. They told us that clothing and shoes we have grown out of would be ideal for children in Africa. They also asked us to bring in stationery and old rucksacks so the children in Africa could have their own things for school. So far we have filled lots of the boxes that the ladies left for donations. Menston Primary really are kind hearted and generous children!
Key Stage One have had some fantastic governors visit us. Mr Finlay told us about his role as a governor – he has been at Menston Primary for 30 years!! He also showed us his MBE and talked about receiving it from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
Mrs Wells also discussed her role as a governor and then explained how the houses of parliament works in a really fun and exciting way. We discussed a possible new law that we’d like and we had to debate it before we voted! We had such a fantastic morning with Mrs Wells and she helped us all to learn about how the government works.
Throughout the week all the children have learnt about British values in their classes and there have been some fantastic debates about democracy and respect within school and society.
On Friday all Key Stage One came to school dressed in red, white and blue and the whole school enjoyed a delicious themed lunch of fish, chips and mushy peas! In the afternoon we had a go at a British Values quiz and then enjoyed an English tea picnic outside!
Children across school have been fantastic with their ideas about British values and during our second week back, Year five had a morning looking at how laws are made with Mrs Wells.
In December, our Key Stage 2 classes had some valuable e-safeguarding sessions delivered to them by our local PCSO. These sessions enabled children to increase their understanding of how to protect themselves online, as well as learning about at how technology has developed over recent years.
A huge thank you to all of our families for raising an amazing £4384.18 for the NSPCC through our sponsored hula-hooping events.
The NSPCC delivered some useful safeguarding workshops and assemblies in school in which children deepened their understanding of how to keep themselves and others safe.
We have produced Top Ten Tips for online safety which form part of our e-safeguarding curriculum in school. We would like all of our families to talk regularly about online behaviour and safety at home too. By working together, we can make the world a better (and safer) place for all of our children.
Click here to see our Top Ten Tips.
Please also visit the E-safeguarding section of our website to see our policy and curriculum overview.
Children in Year 2 have taken part in Lego Club on Friday lunchtimes with Mr Lewandowski. So far they have made Egyptian pyramids and skyscrapers, following instructions carefully to build magnificent models. See their class page for photos.
To coincide with Tim Peak’s launch in to space, Year 5 held a celebration event to showcase the fantastic work that they had done in their Space topic. Visit their class page to see some photos!