On Thursday, the school was open during our first snow of the year. The children got time to go out at breaktime and lunch to play in the snow with their friends.
The video below shows a selection of photos from the day.
National Strike Action by the NEU taking place on Wednesday 15th March & Thursday 16th
March 2023. We have been advised by the City Council that NEU Teaching members are proposing to take strike action on Wednesday 1st March, as a further step in their national dispute over pay.
This is not a decision that our teachers have taken lightly. Please understand that Teachers are striking against the national educational policy and resourcing in schools and not against the children that they work so hard for every day.
To date, I can confirm that school will not be open to Nursery on Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th March. It will also not be open to 4PP on Thursday 16th March. There are other staff members who will be striking however due to operational and health and safety implications we cannot accommodate Nursery & 4PP on the above days.
Your child’s attendance will not be affected by the strike day, as they will be coded as a Y
(unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances). You will now need to make alternative
childcare arrangements for your child/children on this day/s if they are in Nursery or 4PP.
If your child is entitled to free school meals, you will be able to collect a packed lunch from
the main office at 12:45pm. The packed lunch will include, a sandwich (choice or tuna mayo,
cheese, or ham) if you would like a packed lunch could you please make the school office
I am unable to advise at this time if classes will be closed on additional dates, but I will send
out more information if I hear.
Over half term the children were given the opportunity to ‘Look at Coventry Through Maths Eyes’ and take photos of things in and around Coventry, using this inspiration to pose a Maths question.
- Abigail RMT
- Isabel 1HC
- Eva 4GW
- Katie 5SR
- Lewis 2AD
- Elsa 4GW
- James D 5SR
Thank you to everyone for your wonderful entries, they were amazing.
We are proud to announce that 2 of our pupils were named as finalists in this year’s Coventry Building Society’s Young Writers competition:
Evelyn W (Year 3) for her story ‘‘The window of food’
Jacob S (Year 4) for his story ‘The Mystery of the Missing Detective’
Both were invited to attend an awards ceremony at Coventry Building Society Arena on Thursday 2nd March, along with Mrs Maude and their families. The competition received 2,020 entries, with the number being reduced down to 20 for the finalist’s event.
Evelyn and Jacob had an amazing time, with a special tour of the arena before attending the ceremony. Both children were highly commended for their writing and received a certificate and a goodie bag.
What an amazing achievement!
Key Stage 2 children performing at the Coventry Cathedral.
Following the situation in Solihull overnight where three children have died and a further child in a critical condition after falling through frozen ice can I please ask that you read the following communication.
Many aren’t aware of the dangers of frozen water; it may look solid from the surface but will not hold your weight and could crack when stood on meaning that you become trapped under the ice. The Royal Life Saving Society UK has devised these safety tips about the dangers of frozen waters.
When water is frozen and the cold weather sets in these are a few safety tips to take note of:
- Teach children not to go on to frozen lakes, ponds, canals and reservoirs under any circumstances. Children and pets are particularly at risk when tempted to play on the ice formed on open water during cold weather.
- Pets should be kept on leads when near frozen water and owners should refrain from throwing objects onto ice for them to retrieve.
- Bystanders should shout reassurance to casualties without endangering themselves. Make sure help is on the way by phoning the emergency services (call 999 or 112).
- Do not walk or climb onto the ice to attempt a rescue and certainly don’t get into the water, you may become the next casualty.
- If someone can’t climb out of the water, it is not advisable, as many people think, to move about in the water to keep warm while waiting for help. Instead they should conserve their energy by keeping as still as possible.
If you see someone fall through the ice:
- Shout for assistance; get help also by phoning the emergency services (call 999 or 112).
- Do not walk or climb onto the ice to attempt a rescue.
- Shout to the casualty to ‘keep still’ and offer reassurance to keep them calm.
- Try and reach them from the bank using a rope, pole, tree branch, clothing tied together or anything else which can extend your reach.
- When reaching from the bank, lie down to avoid being pulled onto the ice – this spreads your weight more evenly.
- If you cannot reach them, slide something which floats, such as a plastic bottle or football, across the ice for them to hold onto to stay afloat whilst help is on the way.
- If the casualty is too far away, do not attempt to rescue them. Wait for the emergency services while calming and reassuring the casualty.