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Middleton Baptist Church Visits

We have a really great partnership with Middleton Baptist Church.  All classes visit there regularly!  They currently have an Art Exhibition with contributions from various community groups.  Middleton Primary School also contributed to the Exhibition and every class visited the church to see the Exhibition.  Whilst there, they also made calendars with a mirror, which they decorated and put statements on, like – ‘I’m awesome’, ‘I’m special’ – they loved being there and had a great time!

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This week in school…

This week in school – we have Year 2 visiting Temple Newsam.  On Friday we are taking our Prefects bowling – this is a ‘thank you’ for all the hard work they do in school!  Last week Star Class had an excellent time – they went ice-skating!  We have been successful in our bid for an Easter School and a Summer School – we put a bid in for £47,000 and we have been granted the money!  This means we can run a 2-week Easter School and a 4-week Summer School!  We have some excellent links with Middleton Baptist Church – all classes are visiting and contributing to the Art Exhibition being held there and all year groups will visit to take part in Easter Activities!

We have held various fund-raising events for Ukraine and have raised, to date, £1415.82!  This will be sent to Unicef so they can distribute this to where it is needed most.

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International Women’s Day

Thank you to all of you who sent your child in, wearing something purple, to celebrate International Women’s Day, yesterday. It is a really important event for a number of reasons:The theme this year is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow,” and call for climate action for women, by women. Some of the latest data helps us to understand the vital link between gender, social equity, and climate change. Women and girls experience some of the greatest impacts of the climate crisis as it amplifies existing gender inequalities and puts women’s lives and livelihoods at risk. Across the world, women depend more on, yet have less access to, natural resources, and often bear a disproportionate responsibility for securing food, water, and fuel. We are, therefore, proud to support United Nations observance of International Women’s Day 2022 and thank you for your support with this!

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Creative Writing!

16 of our Year 5 and Year 6 children entered the Young Writers This Is Me Competition – they had over 10,000 entries!  All of the work we submitted was chosen to go into the publication – This Is Me 2022 – Poetry From The Stars.  Each pupil received a certificate, sticker and bookmark!  We will make a display of this work in school and put on School Story and our Website – thank you to: Martins, Mia, Zoe, Janel, Ruby-Jane, Dean, Nathan, Ethan, Nick, Kian, Emmanuelle, Mason, Ivan, Lily, Joe, Maddie and Miss O’Gorman!


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HENRY course for parents!

HENRY COURSE!  This course will be running in our school, every Tuesday, 9-11 am.  It is all about Healthy, Thriving Families and runs for 8 weeks.  It is solution focused – parents discussing and sharing ideas and things that work for them at home.  It runs for 8 weeks and it is about healthy nutrition, food labels, body image, sleep patterns and screen time.  Please see the attached poster, which explains what is on offer more fully.  MPS Henry Flyer

This is the 8-week programme:
Session 1 – Exploring what changes you want to make.  Thinking about a healthy family and what we can do as parents to help.
Session 2 – How to juggle life with growing children so you all get what you need.  Thinking about healthier meals and snacks.
Session 3 – What we can do as parents to help children grow up feeling good about themselves.  Looking at portions and portion sizes.
Session 4 – Responding to children’s needs without giving in to all their demands.  Enjoying getting active as a family.
Session 5 – Food groups, labels, portion sizes for the whole family, and healthy food swaps.
Session 6 – Positive mealtime tips for a happy family and reducing mealtime stress for everyone.
Session 7 – Negotiating agreements as a family, including around food, screen time and sleep.
Session 8 – Supporting your children as they grow older.  Exploring body image and peer pressure. Planning your family’s future.