Huge encouragement this week to William in Year 2 who has decided to take part in Captain Tom's 100 challenge by cycling 100km over 2 months to raise money for Small Steps. Thank you also to his big sister Emilia who is working very hard as his back-up crew and supporting him all the way!
He suffered a stroke at just 3-weeks old which has left him with Hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy which causes lack of movement and weakness on the left side of his body. Despite these challenges, he has learnt to ride his specially adapted bike and his sheer determination pushes him to get ever stronger and go ever further on it.
Small Steps is local charity that help children with brain injury learn new or different ways of approaching and dealing with everyday tasks. They played an enormous part in William's early rehabilitation and he attended weekly sessions there - free of charge - from 18 months to 4yrs-old. They also provided huge support and comfort to his parents, as they adapted to life with a disabled child.
Please help us support this lovely charity so they can help other families. Learn more about them here : www.smallsteps.org.uk
West Temple Sheen Roadworks
You may have seen the sign about the roadworks due to commence next week closing West Temple Sheen to traffic. This has the potential to cause additional congestion in the local area, so please take particular care on the roads around school. As soon as we have spoken with the contractors next week we will make a risk assessment around the queue that also uses West Temple Sheen and make a decision if an alternative system will be temporarily necessary.
Catalytic Converter theft
Sadly, a member of staff had the catalytic converter stolen from underneath their car during the working day when it was parked on Christchurch Road. It would appear that they are targetting specific cars i.e. small Japanese models. If you drive one, please be careful and if you see any suspicious car tampering please let us know as soon as possible.
Sheen Mount Swimming Hats
Swimming caps can be reserved via Arbor – The caps were kindly donated by Swimway to help raise money for the school and we would request a voluntary donation of £5. Reserved caps will be delivered to the pupils in their classrooms. Please remember that, other than where reasonable adjustments are required, wearing hats in the pool is compulsory to avoid clogging up the filters.
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This week we have been learning our new traditional tale 'The Three Little Pigs' and have made finger puppets for the children to perform in the class theatre. They also worked on making strong houses that the wolf's huffing and puffing would not knock down. We have also been l...
What a busy four days Year 1 have had this week!
We have continued our work on Traditional Tales, with a focus on the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children enjoyed some acting, as well as sequencing the events of the story and writing their own version too. We have been so impressed...
This week Year 2 have enjoyed looking at minibeasts and micro habitats! We discussed what minibeasts we might find around the school then went for a nature walk around the field to see what we could find. We had lots of fun looking under logs for woodlice, millipedes and even spiders!
We are enjoying learning all about reproduction in plants. After finding out about how flowers use sexual reproduction to make seeds and how these seeds are dispersed, this week we found out about asexual reproduction. We were amazed to learn that plants can produce offspring that are exact copies o...
Year 6 have been busy this week in their science lessons building electrical circuits. We always enjoy learning collaboratively - this was something we really missed when we were working at home during the lockdown - and we created a range of electrical circuits to investigate the effect of us...