Operation Christmas Child

Please help us pack and send 100 shoe boxes to a child in need for them to open on Christmas day! 

For more information see below or click here to visit the Operation Christmas Child‘s Website.

We will be collecting donations between the 4th and 13th November 2019. If you would also wish to donate £1 towards the shipping of these boxes it will be very gratefully received.

Each class will have around 6 shoe boxes to pack up and send to a child across the globe! We are asking for new or like new donations to help a child in need on Christmas day.  Please see below for donation ideas.
We thank you again for your continued support with all we do, thank you!

E SAFETY MESSAGE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

It has been brought to my attention that there is a worrying video currently being shown at the end of YouTube videos which are aimed at children. Upon further investigation, this has been covered in the national news today also. The messages given out during these videos challenge children to do inappropriate and dangerous things but also not to tell an adult or ‘Momo’ -a scary looking character- will ‘get them’.

This is obviously a huge concern and we will be discussing e-safety tomorrow in our daily circles in all classes, however, please also safeguard your children when they are using YouTube and other social media apps by discussing actions to take if something pops up they are worried about or feel is inappropriate.

Further advice on how to restrict searches on YouTube can be found here 

However, please be aware that some of the inappropriate messages have been embedded into child friendly videos in this case and therefore even safe searches may bring this concerning message up.

 

 

 

Primary Voice

The School Council were very lucky to have a meeting with Amy from Doncaster Council who works with ‘Pupil Voice’ to try and get the children of our borough heard.  We have all been asked to play a part in helping to make Doncaster a more child friendly borough!!  How exciting.

Our first (new) meeting

It was such a great hour to sit with the council they have made some fantastic points about what they would like to see and change in school.  It’s down to them now to gather ideas from their classes and see what we can put in place for these changes and ideas to be made effective.  Well done.

See below our meeting minutes.

School Council is changing.

In order to try and make the school council more apparent within our school community and have more of an impact we are changing the way we currently run.

Our meetings will be now held monthly but for an hour at a time.   The council will be expected to share our meetings with their class and gather responses and ideas from their peers so please allow time for this in class.

The council will be soon expected to be more child lead, with our older councillors running meetings and minute making.  All children will be expected to check on our message board for meeting times, dates, place and topics in order to make sure they come prepared with ideas.

These children have some many ideas and things they feel they would like to change to make it easier for all.  I can’t wait to get up and running with you all in our new way after Christmas.

 

 

Odd Socks Day

Events coming up in school

We are still selling Poppies this week up to Friday afternoon, please see the price lists in corridors and classrooms.  Items from 50p to a £1 and any donation will get you a poppy.

On the 11th November it is ‘Remembrance Day’ everyone is invited to the park to join in and watch the service there.  Year 3/4 school council will be asked to represent Green Top and lay our school wreath at the cenotaph.

The 12th-16th of November is Anti-Bullying Week to help support this we are participating in ‘Odd Socks Day’.  This will be discuss further in classes.

It is also Children in Need next week so on the 16th November we will be doing our annual ‘Wear Something Spotty’ day where it will be a £1 to participate.  All money raised will go to the Children in Need charity.