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Friday 5th April
Don’t forget school closes at 2pm
This Friday 5th April for the Easter holiday.
We return to school on Tuesday 23rd April
Hoody day Friday 5th April
Margaux and Elisha in Year 5 presented in assembly last week to launch their charity day next week for all our children. They have organised a HOODY day on Friday 5th April to raise money for Cancer Research. They are asking children to come to school wearing a hoody (a hooded top) in exchange for a minimum £1 charitable donation. As a school, we are looking forward to supporting the year 5 girls and this charity together.
We are really pleased to tell you that over the Easter holiday work will start at school to replace the roof in the original school. This is mostly areas of flat roofing that have been leaking in heavy rain. As part of the job, insulation will be improved too, so our school will become more energy efficient. The job should take about 13 weeks, and will have no impact on the day to day life of the school. The scaffolding should be up by the time you all come back after the Easter holiday.
Don’t forget school closes at 2pm next Friday 5th April for the Easter holiday.
We return to school on Tuesday 23rd April.
A message sent on behalf of the Royal Borough of Kingston:
We are assessing some of the local roads with a view to enabling more walking, scooting and cycling.
We’d like to understand the issues that affect your school; if you’d like improvements, now would be a good time to let us know.
There are three ways of communicating with us on this matter:
1. Via email
2. Via phone
3. Via a face to face meeting – this would need to take place by Friday 5th April
We are more than happy to meet with you at a time to suit you, but before 5th April.
Please also let me know if you have a School Travel Plan.
I am emailing the most recent contact details RBK have, so apologies if this is not up to date.
Please forward this email to the most appropriate member of staff at your school.
I look forward to hearing from you
Healthy Streets Adviser
Lucy Mob: 07910 071683 / 07909 874040
Unit 2 Holford Yard
Easter Holiday Workshops at Kingston Methodist Hall
Tuesday 9th April – Roald Dahl Stories
Wednesday 10th April - Grimm Fairy Tales
Thursday 11th April - The Faraway Tree
Tuesday 16th April - Cartoon Capers
Our themed workshops include improvisation, games, mime, characterisation, movement, story telling and, most importantly, using the imagination and having fun!
The clubs are for 4-8 year olds. They last for 3 hours and take place at Kingston Methodist Church, Fairfield South, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2UJ from 9.00 am - 12.00 pm.
We provide snacks and drinks. Each day has a different theme, so children can attend all days if you wish. The three hour sessions cost £20.00 per child with a 10% discount for siblings.
If you would like to book any of the above workshops, do contact me beforehand to double-check availability. We have upgraded our website so you can now fill in an online booking form and make payment on the same page at www.dramaworkshops.biz. A booking is only complete when both a booking form and payment have been received.
Asda Green Token Scheme
Please support our school if you visit Asda Roehampton store as we have been nominated for the green Token scheme. Each time you visit please ask for some tokens at the till and place them in the token counter by the help desk.
If we collect lots of tokens we could receive £500 towards our library.
Reading books for our Key Stage 2 library
If you have any books that your Key Stage 2 child has read and no longer needs, please consider donating them to our Key Stage 2 library. We would be very grateful for any donations. Please bring them to the school office or to your child’s teacher. Thank you very much.
Our school policy states that: Hairstyles, hair accessories, jewellery and trainers
• Hairstyles must be sensible and appropriate for school, extreme haircuts are not acceptable.
• Shaven heads (shorter than a number 2) or any haircut which involves the shaving of lines or symbols are not acceptable.
• Hair should not be coloured.
• Long hair must be tied back to reduce the possible transference of headlice and for health and safety reasons in PE.
• No jewellery should be worn to school; If your child has pierced ears a small plain stud should be worn.
• We do not allow hoodies, or non-school sweatshirts in class or long sleeved sports t-shirts under their school polo shirt.
• As we do so much physical activity during a normal day, children are allowed to wear black or blue trainers. However, brightly coloured designer trainers will not be allowed.
Thank you very much for your continued support in ensuring that our children look and feel smart in school.
PEGI ratings on Games
We have been alerted to the worrying fact that many of our children are playing the game FORTNITE. This is having an impact on the way some of our children are playing and in their behaviour and language at school. Please be advised that Fortnite has a PEGI rating of 12, PEGI have said this is due to the: ‘frequent scenes of mild violence. It is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age’. This PEGI rating only takes into account the content in the game and not the contact element, where players may be exposed to swearing and offensive language from strangers in voice or on-screen text chat.
What are PEGI ratings?
Age ratings are systems used to ensure that entertainment content, such as films, videos, DVDs, and computer games, are clearly labelled by age according to the content they contain. Age ratings provide guidance to consumers (particularly parents) to help them decide whether or not to buy a particular product.
The rating on a game confirms that it is suitable for players over a certain age. Accordingly, a PEGI 7 game is only suitable for those aged seven and above and an PEGI 18 game is only suitable for adults aged eighteen and above. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.
The content of games given this rating is considered suitable for all age groups. Some violence in a comical context (typically Bugs Bunny or Tom & Jerry cartoon-like forms of violence) is acceptable. The child should not be able to associate the character on the screen with real life characters, they should be totally fantasy. The game should not contain any sounds or pictures that are likely to scare or frighten young children. No bad language should be heard.
Any game that would normally be rated at 3 but contains some possibly frightening scenes or sounds may be considered suitable in this category.
Videogames that show violence of a slightly more graphic nature towards fantasy character and/or non graphic violence towards human-looking characters or recognisable animals, as well as videogames that show nudity of a slightly more graphic nature would fall in this age category. Any bad language in this category must be mild and fall short of sexual expletives.
This rating is applied once the depiction of violence (or sexual activity) reaches a stage that looks the same as would be expected in real life. More extreme bad language, the concept of the use of tobacco and drugs and the depiction of criminal activities can be content of games that are rated 16.
The adult classification is applied when the level of violence reaches a stage where it becomes a depiction of gross violence and/or includes elements of specific types of violence. Gross violence is the most difficult to define since it can be very subjective in many cases, but in general terms it can be classed as the depictions of violence that would make the viewer feel a sense of revulsion.
Descriptors shown on the back of the packaging indicate the main reasons why a game has received a particular age rating. There are eight such descriptors: violence, bad language, fear, drugs, sexual, discrimination, gambling and online gameplay with other people. Bad Language: Game contains bad language. Discrimination: Game contains depictions of, or material which may encourage, discrimination. Drugs: Game refers to or depicts the use of drugs. Fear: Game may be frightening or scary for young children. Gambling: Games that encourage or teach gambling. Sex: Game depicts nudity and/or sexual behaviour or sexual references. Violence: Game contains depictions of violence. Online gameplay: Game can be played online.
Last week we sent out a plea about exposure to social media. If you are in any doubt about the damaging effect it can have on our little people’s well-being please follow this link. It gives us an example of what our children can be exposed to. DO NOT WATCH THIS WITH YOUR CHILDREN, as it is upsetting. It is to help parents/carers be aware of the dangers of access to unsupervised social media.
It is crucial that all devices have parental controls. Please follow the links below to learn how to do it.
It is our school policy not to allow pupils to have mobile phones in school. However, if you child is in possession of their own phone can we strongly recommend that the installation of group chat apps such as WhatsApp are not allowed for children. We have been made aware of some upsetting incidences within our school community involving WhatsApp messaging. For further information and advice please see read the article below:
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