As we get the new term underway I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to school. It has already been a busy few weeks as you will read in the articles in this month's newsletter...
In addition to this, the school had an Ofsted inspection on Tuesday 23rd January. This was a Section 8, short inspection which lasted one day. We are awaiting an official letter from Ofsted which will be shared with parents in due course. Thank you to all parents who took the time to speak to inspectors on the day and to everyone for their ongoing support.
Year 3 Science Museum Trip: Thursday 1st February 2018
Y2 Danube Portrait Gallery: Wednesday 7th February 2018
Y6 SATS Meeting: Thursday 8th February 2018 at 6pm
Year 3 London Zoo Trip: Friday 23rd February 2018
Parents' Evenings: 7th & 12th March 2018
Reminder: School closes Friday
9th February at 3:30pm!
Children return to school on Monday 19th February 2018
Fire Safety Visit
Last week, Year 5 were visited by TJ, a fire fighter from London Fire Brigade. As well as being very friendly and incredibly tall, TJ told Year 5 all about fire safety in homes, how to prevent fires from ever happening and what to do if we find ourselves in a fire. Year 5 received important information to take home to parents and carers to keep safe. Please read the useful information sheet received by your child.
STEM NEWS: Greig City
On Friday 20th January 2018 a group of Year 4 & 6 children were invited to take part in a very special STEM event at Greig City Academy in Hornsey.
The event was hosted by the secondary school, to showcase all the amazing STEM learning that has been taking place in all the different schools in Haringey. Welbourne was invited to share all the STEM work that we have done over the past few months. We had the opportunity to speak to other children and adults from both secondary and primary schools and explain to them what we have been doing.
Also we had the chance to see what other schools have been doing and take part in exciting STEM workshops. The Grieg City students shared with us, some of their STEM projects which included a rocket car experiment that tested different car designs for speed. There was also robotics and a maths quest. We had great fun trying out different STEM activities and talking to other schools.
STEM open mornings It is Safer Internet Day on 6th February and the theme is ‘Create, Connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’. Pupils in each class will share what they have been learning about E-safety and computing in open mornings that will take place between 9.00 and 9.30 that week.
Monday 5th February - Years 2 and 3
Tuesday 6th February - Years R and 6
Wednesday 7th February - Years 1 and 4
Thursday 8th February - Years N and 5
Latest BIG (Anti-Bullying) news! Following on from our work during Anti-Bullying week, the senior prefects and senior school council members, who are all part of the BIG group, decided in our last meeting that the Anti-Bullying policy video is outdated and a new one is needed. We all agreed that the KS2 classes would complete a video about each part of the policy. The purpose of the videos is so that younger children will understand our Anti-Bullying policy clearly. To help, the school’s digital leaders will share their expertise at using iMovie.
We think completing the videos will encourage classes to work on stopping bullying. We also feel that the classes will be engaged when creating their videos and that it will be an even bigger success than the previous video that you can see at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ePQD0zAsG4&t=68s
Written by Kadian
TIMES TABLES: SOMETHING TO TRY THIS WEEKEND...
Learning times tables is a brilliant way of helping your child with maths and it really can make a huge difference. When you’re practising this weekend, why not try one of the games from the Welbourne ‘TIMES TABLES: Games and Strategies’ booklet given out last term (if you don’t have one of these please ask your class teacher).
You will need a deck of cards for this game
Flip over the cards as though you are playing snap. The first person to say the correct fact based on the cards turned over (a 2 and a 3 = say 6) gets the cards. The person with the most cards at the end wins.
ANOTHER VERSION OF MULTIPLICATION SNAP
Using a deck of cards. When focussing on a particular times table then place that card face up e.g. 7. The rest of the pack is face down. Flip the top card over and multiply e.g. 3 x 7. The first person to say the answer gets the card. If the answer is wrong put the card to the bottom of the pile. The person with the most card wins.
There will be family support and advice sessions every fortnight on Wednesdays at the Welbourne Children Centre. These sessions will run from 1.30 pm to 3.50 pm. Please ensure you first book your session with Family Support Worker - Ms Lambert.
Book Recommendation... Willy and Hugh
by Anthony Browne
This heartwarming story shares the journey of how two very different characters become the best of friends with illustrations that will arouse curiosity with both adults and children alike.
Year 6 had a workshop on drugs. They learned the different types of drugs and how they negatively affect the body both physically and mentally. They are addictive which makes it hard to stop. They learned about the negative effects of smoking and alcohol.
Nile and Tagus Class have launched Buddy Reading!
Children in Year 3 and Year 2 met their weekly reading buddy and have been practicing their fluency, comprehension and questioning with each other.
It not only gives the children another opportunity to read but allows them to make new friends too. All the children across the school will be meeting their reading buddy soon.
British Red Cross Fund Raiser
Earlier in the year, The School Council decided that our charity of choice for fundraising events would be The Red Cross. The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
They are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. The School Council will be selling stationery at upcoming events to raise money. We will keep you informed about when this will be happening!
Jayden, Chair of the School Council
Tom Banks Cookies & Bookies
On Thursday 18th January, our Patron of Reading, Tom Banks led another successful Cookies and Bookies event where he read stories. Parents were invited to share stories and everyone enjoyed some cookies.
These sessions highlight the importance of reading with our children as the benefits are endless. They include: developing your child's language skills; enhancing your child's concentration; encouraging a thirst for knowledge; and developing your child's imagination and creativity.
I chose Cooking Club because I love cooking like my mum and dad. (Nelli, Yr 4)
Cooking Club is more relaxing and fun. I am looking forward to making pizza. (Roya, Yr 4)
I chose Cooking Club because I love learning new recipes. (Dilem, Yr 4)
Cooking Club teaches the children how to create healthy options easily with foods they may already have at home. They learn simple culinary skills like how to chop food safely and how to be hygienic when handling food.