Saturday, 29 November 2014

Movember nearly over

Thankfully, for me, the moustache is soon to be mown, although Mr Edward and Mr Keeble may prolong the pain in the name of charity.
Thankyou for your contributions and any others - even very small - can be made here: 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

School Council visit Parliament with Year 6 reps

Two school council members from each class, and a Year 6 House Captain representative from each House, went on an exciting trip to the Houses of Parliament for a guided tour today. The purpose of the trip was to provide the pupils with the opportunity to see how decisions are made in parliament and develop a greater understanding of what democracy is. 

Following the trip, pupils will be asked to participate in an NASUWT project throughout the school to raise awareness about democracy and the role that the school council members play in this.

Pupils stood on the exact spot of Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot and learned about parliament’s duty to rule the country and make decisions, guided by the values of mercy and justice. Pupils had the opportunity to explore many rooms including the Chamber of the House of Lords and the Queen’s dressing room. They learnt about the Battle of Trafalgar and enjoyed the many paintings of monarchs. 

After exploring the Great Hall of Westminster and eating lunch in Victoria Gardens, overlooking the Great Tower of London and the Buxton Memorial Fountain, they returned to class to tell their peers all about their adventures.

Thankyou to Mrs Mayne for organising the trip.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Support from our Home-School Link Worker

The happiness and security of children is our number 1 priority at Bushy Hill. It is also the guiding principle of the Home-School Link Worker (HSLW) role.

Did you know that there was support available to you or your child via our HSLW, Jo Tutty?

Would your child benefit from social, emotional or other support?

Do you need support as a parent or to find your way through the education system?

Among other things, a Home-School Support Worker can help with:

  • children who are experiencing difficult times or are withdrawn or anxious
  • parents/carers experiencing difficulties with their child’s behaviour
  • families who are reacting to change, such as parental separation or bereavement
  • parents/carers whose children are reluctant to attend school or who have been excluded
  • parents/carers who may need support on a wide range of issues or difficulties impacting on their family life e.g. illness, domestic violence, disability, financial difficulties.

To find out more and make an initial contact in confidence, click to find out more:

Monday, 24 November 2014

A lone Star, a baby and some Smarties

No, it's not a strange version of the Christmas story! 

First of all, we say a big 'well done' to our Year 3 Star who missed out on her award on Friday.

Next, how could two special spoons and some Smarties be the theme of this morning's assembly: do your children know?

Finally, we'd like to wish Mrs Yates all the very best for the birth of her baby. She'll be finishing school on Thursday to begin her maternity leave.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

NSPCC assembly

Our focus on Anti-Bullying Week was rounded off by separate assemblies for upper and lower Juniors, lead by the NSPCC.
See the video related to online bullying below, mainly aimed at older pupils.

Do you know what your children are doing online, who they are connecting with and what they are communicating about?

A survey about bullying is available on this blog for those in Years 4-6 who haven't yet completed it.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Stars of the Week

A good mix of boys and girls in our proud Stars this week. We are proud of you all too so well done!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Year 6 Star

A star in his own right, and missing from Friday's assembly due to illness, this young man deserves his own special mention for great work and effort. Well done, George!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

PTA minutes

What's coming up, this term and next?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Talent Show Winners

Congratulations to the girls for being the winners in the Upper and Lower Junior sections, having received the highest scores from the judges. They were up against stiff competition as Megan and Louise raised a final, amazing total of over £180 for Children in Need.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Anti-Bullying Survey for children

Assembly to start Anti-Bullying Week

Thankyou to Mrs Barnes and members of Year 5 who led our assembly this morning. Our particular theme this year is "It's cool to be different" and children have a poster Home-Learning task in relation to this.
See the presentation by clicking below.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Friday, 14 November 2014

Friday afternoon clay time for Years 3 and 4

It seemed like they were all being creative with clay in the lower Juniors this afternoon, although one Year 3 class had already finished.