Dear Parents/Carers, It seems impossible that we are already in October and heading towards half term. We’ve had a great start to the year with Year 4 learning in a tepee, a visit from the amazing author Ali Sparkes and the return of our favourite; ‘The Roving Bookshop.’ Thank you to everyone who found the money to buy their child a book; the money spent earns us money to invest in the library, the book vending machine or books for your child’s class ‘dazzle’ library. We would also like to thank the parents/carers who have completed their parent questionnaire - we do read each one and appreciate you giving your time to do so. If you haven’t already completed one, then it is not too late! As a result of looking at these questionnaires, we wanted to provide you with a clear explanation of ‘personal development’ and what this looks like at Front Lawn. The DFE (Department for Education) states that ‘Personal development should equip children with a sound understanding of risk and the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.’ At Front Lawn we have a bespoke Personal, Social, Health and Economic curriculum (PSHE) that gives children the opportunity to learn about: - safety; through discussing what online safety looks like as well as how they can keep themselves and others physically safe (please see NSPCC poster at the end of the newsletter for how to help keep children safe online whilst at home) -how to look after their own mental health and wellbeing - how to manage different feelings and emotions - how to manage money. Children have the chance to take part in circle time, use TED if they have anything they would like to discuss, talk to Safeguarding Champions and ask for a mindful moment if necessary. We also provide a free breakfast club. The PSHE curriculum also includes Relationships Education which is compulsory for Primary School. If you would like to know more about your child’s PSHE, please ask your child’s teacher at the upcoming parent’s evening.
A reminder please that on PE days, children CAN attend in their PE kit but they MUST wear a school jumper and not a hoodie. If children bring mobile phones into school, they must be handed into the office.