Monthly Archives: October 2018

Coding at Lees Library

Coding at Lees Library

I have received the following message from the Library service:

Hello!
Just letting you know we have a new CoderDojo project starting tomorrow at Lees Library! Kids can come in and try out coding and other digitial skills with our micro:bits, raspberry pis and 3D printer. Could be interesting for your year 5s and 6s? It’s every Thursday 17:30-18:30

Parents’ Computing surgery

Parents’ Computing surgery

On Tuesday 13th November, from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m., our I.T. consultant, Mr. Craig Barratt from Foresight U.K., will be in the school hall to support parents with the matters listed below:

  • parental controls
  • restricting mobile devices
  • general online safety

Please bring your phones/ tablets for personalised help. This is a one: one (or small group, depending on numbers) surgery, not a presentation.

Two fund raising days

Two fund raising days

We have two fund raising days coming up:

On Thursday 25th October, we shall be raising money for the charitable organisation, “For The Love Of learning in Gambia”. Since 2014 we have sponsoring the education of some children at Abuko Nursery School. They are children who live in extreme poverty and for £20 we are able to provide them with a uniform and education for a year. We now sponsor ten children there. We ask our children to bring £1 to school that day, and if they want, to wear (any or all of) the colours of the Gambian Flag.

   Further details about For The Love Of Learning in Gambia can be found here:

Gambia Hey with Zion Keynote 15-9-14

On 9th November, we shall be having our own Harvest festival fund raising day. We shall have marked that week the centenary of the end of World War One, and shall be striving to end the week with a positivity, supporting the Methodist “Shine Your Light” appeal (details below). On 9th November, we ask children again to bring a £1, but this time, if they want, to wear something bright and shiny to give a joyous feel to the day

 

 

There is an international feel to our fundraising this term. Next term, however,  each class is to decide the focus of their own fundraising.

If there are local charities which you think would welcome our school’s support, please feel free to suggest them to your class teacher. We recognise that there are people in need close to home as well as far away.