Anti Bullying Week
On Monday we kicked off Anti Bullying week by wearing odd socks to celebrate how unique we all are as individuals. As part of Anti Bullying week, children across school have been discussing what bullying is, what it means to be a good friend and how we can be respectful to others around school. In Y2 we have had a lovely Monday afternoon filled with singing, Circle Time and creating a kindness wall to show how respectful we can be to one another.
Anti Bullying Week
Next week is anti-bullying week. The theme for this year is ‘Choose Respect.’ You can visit the anti bullying alliance website for more information. Throughout the week we will be looking at how we can choose respect over bullying. We will start the week with ‘Odd Socks Day’ on Monday 12thNovemberto celebrate us all being unique. Part of the learning that week will be to do with cyber bullying and staying safe online.
SENCO Drop-in Sessions
After request from our Parent Group, Corina Antcliff has organised a trial of drop-in sessions for families to discuss issues related to their child and SEN support.
Corina will be available every Tuesday morning from 8.15 – 8.45 with 3 x 10 minute slots to discuss your child. If you wish to book a slot please call in to the office.
Beacons Lantern Procession
This year’s Lantern Procession will take place on Saturday October 13th, setting off from the car park on Cooks Wood Road at about 5.45pm. The WCM Y4s are going to make lanterns to take along on the night.
The Procession will set off at 5.45pm led by the Sheffield Samba Band, and will go through the trees to the viewpoint as the lights are turned on over the city. After activities there, the Procession will return to the football field as
dusk falls, for a lantern-lit finale with the Samba Band.
There will be a coffee/tea stall with Bean Rover, and Indian Street Food provided by ‘Fancy an Indian’. Last year there were some incredible lanterns, and the atmosphere was wonderful. It’s a really good opportunity for young and old to walk round Parkwood Springs, see the views over the city as the dusk falls, and have a good time together. Everyone is welcome, but please come in sensible clothing and bring a torch. Everything takes place outdoors, and it will be dark by the end of the evening.
We currently have a space on our Governing Body for a parent governor. If you feel you would like to join us please call in to the office and speak to Liz Graham by Friday 12thOctober.
This year to mark the Harvest Celebration we are thinking about food and those people who are not always lucky enough to have enough food at home. Last year the Jubilee Food Bank, based at the Meadows Children’s Centre, supported lots of families in the Shirecliffe area by providing food parcels. We would like to support the food bank by collecting food donations. These are the items that they are short on at the moment:
Tinned potatoes or instant mash
Any donations can be taken to your child’s class or dropped at the office. Thank you in advance for your support. We will be bringing all the donated food together to Assembly on Friday 21st September. Here is their web page in-case you want more information.
Well here we are at the beginning of our 11th year at WCM.
We welcome everyone back to Watercliffe Meadow after the long summer holidays. We would also like to welcome any new families to the school, if there is anything you need to know, just ask, staff will always be happy to help.
It has been so lovely in school over the last few days. Having all the children back and listening to the fantastic times they have shared with families and friends has been a delight. We have had quite a number of the Summer Reading challenges back. If you have not yet completed it you have until next Friday; 30 reads earns you a Reading Robot badge!
We want to make WCM the best place possible for your children to attend but we can only do that with your help and support. If you think we are doing something wrong, come and see us with a better idea. Together we can sort anything! Please remember if you wish to see your child’s class teacher to discuss any issues, please call to the office and a member of the team will make an appointment.