Headteacher Newsletter Autumn Term #1 2015
Welcome back to the start to the New School Year! We are looking forward to a lovely term full of fun, trips, visitors, music, sport and lots of Bankside Best Learning. Term has got off to a good start with our new lunchtime PE activities in the MUGA (multi-use play area); we are practising basketball, netball, tennis and tag rugby to extend our Bankside best sporting repertoire. Football league will continue after school, for both boys and girls, and Ms Coolican will be running her ‘creative carousel’ of after school clubs for cooking, computing and crafts alongside this.
This start to term has been busier than ever, with most of our families celebrating Eid at the start of the week and Community Day to look forward to on Saturday 17th. Make sure you bring plenty of spare change to spend on the stalls and fun activities to help us raise funds for trips for families, parents and children across the coming year.
Our next non-uniform day is October 14th – the theme is ‘Spotty Dotty’ and we will raising funds for local charities.
Keep up to date with all activities and events in school by following Colette Potts in the office @cols_corner – or read my daily diary of Bankside best fun and learning @ @RuttySarah. As ever, I am delighted to talk to you about any problems, concerns or indeed praises that you would like to share about Bankside – my door is always open, but making an appointment will ensure that I am at my desk ready to talk!
As ever, Bankside best wishes
Keep Bankside Children Healthy and Safe
Why don’t you walk to school?
Did you know that over half of children don’t walk to school regularly, and more and more pupils are being driven to school in a car.
This trend is contributing to reduced physical activity and increased childhood obesity, urban congestion and air pollution. Nationally less than one in two primary school children now walk to school.
If at all possible please walk your child to and from school, apart from the obvious benefits of this it will give you the opportunity to have a chat with your child and find out all about the fantastic things they have been doing at school.
Remember the Green Cross code
1. Find a safe place to cross – choose a place where you can see clearly in all directions. Try to avoid crossing between parked cars and on a blind bend or close to the brow of a hill. Move to a space where drivers and riders can see you clearly.
2. Stop just before you get to the kerb
3. Look all around for traffic and listen
4. If traffic is coming, let it pass
5. When it is safe, go straight across the road, do not run, keep looking and listening while you cross
Still driving? If you really can’t walk to school please can you be aware of the following when you drive / park near school:
The law says that seatbelts must be worn at all times.
Children under the age of 12 and under 135cms in height must use the correct child seat for their size.
Please do not park on Shepherds lane near the crossing patrol as it is causing problems restricting the view on any oncoming traffic approaching the crossing point.
Also please drive really carefully if you’re on Markham Avenue. This area is heavily congested and we are worried that the heavy traffic may result in someone being hurt. Don’t park on any of the yellow lines. Keep your children safe!
Please work with us to continue to keep your children safe
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