On Tuesday, Oak class learned about Safer Internet Day. The theme this year is, ‘Inspiring Change’ and we discussed changes that can happen online and how they can sometimes make us feel unsafe e.g. strangers trying to speak to us, pop ups, scams and unkind messages.
We discussed how to deal with things that make us feel unsafe by always telling a trusted adult, blocking strangers and using privacy/parental lock settings and reporting any unkind messages we might receive. We then made internet safety posters to give other people advice on how to stay safe online.
Please see the Winter Safety poster attached.
Moments matter, attendance counts!
The link between attendance and attainment is clear:
• In 2018/19, just 40% of persistently absent (PA) children in KS2 achieved expected KS2 standards, compared with 84% of pupils who were regular attenders.
• And 36% of PA children in KS4 got 9 to 4 in their English and maths GCSEs, also compared with 84% of regular attenders.1
And it's never too late to benefit from good attendance:
• More than half (54%) of pupils who were PA in Year 10 and then rarely absent in Year 11, passed at least 5 GCSEs, compared to 36% of pupils who were persistently absent in both years.
But attendance is important for more than just attainment:
• Regular school attendance can facilitate positive peer relationships, which is a protective factor for mental health and wellbeing.
We held our school council elections this week, transforming Oak Class and the foyer into a polling
station on Friday, complete with ballot papers and ballot boxes! The children voted for one boy
and one girl to represent their class this year, demonstrating great maturity and respect for the
Prior to the election, the children composed letters of application to express their interest in being considered for the role of student councillor. Shortlisted candidates were then given the opportunity to read their letters to the class to support the children’s decisions when casting their vote.
We are extremely proud of every one of our children for their enthusiasm, commitment, respect and support for one another this week. They are superstars!
Attendance and school day timings dated 03.10.2023
Crich Church of England Infant School is a small village school, you will find us on Bowns Hill in Crich. We are a voluntary controlled Church of England School. We are a co-educational day school funded by the local authority. The school was established in 1848.
We have 60 children on roll between the ages of 4 and 7 years. The children are organised into three classes
We value excellent relationships with parents/carers. Learning is a life-long experience and we value our partnership that we have with you in your child’s learning. We have an open door policy and parents/carers are welcome into school at any time. Many of our current parents/carers help with reading and classroom based activities.
We believe that by using a creative approach to the curriculum, all pupils can learn effectively through physical, visual and auditory approaches. We work very hard in school to make sure all pupils are included in their learning and there are lots of opportunities to discuss lessons, assess success and solve problems.