Bridgewater e-News - 08 Oct 2021

   

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Bridgewater e-News

Date : Saturday, 04 December 2021

 
 

Dear Parents

Police!

I was concerned when three police cars pulled up in the car park this week with their lights flashing!  However, it turns out that the Reception classes were investigating a crime scene with the help of three friendly policemen.  This linked to their learning about people in the community and also to the ‘Take One Picture’ National Gallery picture to people who look after us.  You can find some pictures on Twitter.

Parent Governor Applications

We have met several potential governors this week at the drop-in sessions.  If you missed the sessions, feel free to contact us for information about the role and if you would like any questions answered.   If you would like to support our school in this important role please apply by next Tuesday 12th October.

Helpful Children

Jason, our chef was very impressed with Elijah and Lua in Y5 who helped put away the tables after the family breakfasts this morning.  Thank you, children.

School Meal Supplies

Please be aware that due to the national fuel shortage and availability of lorry drivers we are starting to experience late supplies of food for the school dinners.  This morning the fish fingers arrived just in time, however, Jason’s back up plan was to make pasta. We wanted you to understand that there could be a last-minute change of menu but Jason will of course ensure that it is appropriate for each child in terms of allergies.

Secondary School Preferences

This is a reminder to parents of Y6 children that the closing date for Secondary School places is on the 31st October at 5pm.  Growing up so fast!

Digital Parents Awareness Week

Please can you complete the  Parent Acceptable Use Agreement on ParentMail. Thank you.

The following information will support you to manage Parental controls on your devices:

Message from Mrs Redden Online Safety Leader

Parent Zone is running a Digital Parenting Week next week. There is a live-streamed event on YouTube on Monday 11th October at 1pm. They will be discussing new research commissioned from youth-led social enterprise, VoiceBox, looking at what ‘digital wellbeing’ means to young people, with representatives from VoiceBox and special guest Jonathan Baggaley, CEO of the PSHE Association. They will be discussing how to support young people to thrive online. You are able to access this using this link. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCVjGn-wfm4

You can access information about Digital Parenting Week using this link.

https://parentzone.org.uk/digital-parenting-week-2021

Please see the following links for helpful advice on setting parental controls to support children's online behaviours.  

https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

Expected Behaviour

We are starting to see improvements in isolated cases of behaviour. Thank you to those parents who have been working with us to support the children to make good behaviour choices both in school and offsite.

Coffee Morning for Y1 Parents

Thank you to the ‘Friends’ have organised a coffee morning for the Y1 parents on Monday morning, 11th October in the Ignite Hall so they can meet each other as they missed out during lockdown.

Have a great weekend

Alison Harvey

 
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