School Council Blog

Welcome to the blog for our School Council where we will be adding posts after our regular meetings. If you have any questions about the School Council please speak with Mrs Barwin.

For more information, please visit the School Council page.


Mrs Barwin

Anti Bullying Week – choose respect

This week, we are very proud to be a part of Anti-bullying Week, the theme is Respect.

Today we have worn odd socks to show that we are all different and different is good.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance is an excellent website to learn more about Bullying and the definition.  Any Questions, please do ask us.

Our School Councillors are photographed below, showing how they are leading by example, wearing their odd socks.


Visit from Anthony Rowlands our Local Councillor

Today we had a visit from Anthony Rowlands, our local Councillor for Ashley and Cunningham Areas.  Anthony delivered an Assembly for the children, mostly focussing on the newly renovated Foxcroft Park.  Anthony asked the children, who should make decisions on what goes into a Park and they agreed on Parents, Councillors, the children and the local residents.

Anthony then asked what is a good idea to put into a park and we agreed table tennis was a good idea, but trampolines probably weren’t.

Anthony then had a questions and answers session with our School Councillors, whilst enjoying a drink and a biscuit.  Our Councillors asked some fantastic questions, such as, do you like your job and how long have you been a Councillor?

Anthony was impressed with our British Values Display and our links with Orchard Care Home.

We thank Anthony for taking the time to visit us.

School Councillors – first job of the new academic year

Today I met with our School Councillors to discuss their first job this academic year.  They are going to buddy up with Reception children, ensuring that they have someone to play with, know where to find toys and games/books and sit by them at lunchtime in the Dining Room.

It was lovely to hear the Councillors ideas about how to help the new children settle into School.

I look forward to working with them again soon, on our Label It Campaign.

Mrs Barwin

Eco Ambassadors first important task

This morning our newly appointed Eco Ambassadors conducted a Travel Survey before School.  They stood at the school gates to monitor;

  • anyone cutting through the car park
  • anyone scooting or cycling through school
  • parents parking on the zig zag lines
  • children walking sensibly or holding their parents hands.

We were very impressed today that nobody cut through the car park or parked on the zig zag lines.

Our Ambassadors will be discussing their findings at their next meeting.

Thank you for getting your child to school for 8:35, we do appreciate it.

Kind Regards

Mrs Barwin and Miss Lewis

School Councillor Elections

Congratulations to our new school councillors who were elected today, I look forward to working with you.

Riley and Kaylyn

Thomas and Valentina

Autman and Lily

Aayan and Narjis

Isa and Sandra

Anish and Rosalie

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Barwin

Thank you school councillors

A huge thank you to the School Councillors for giving up their time on Tuesday to sell the left over May Fair bits and pieces.  They negotiated very well and gave change (when prompted)  Thank you to the parents for your generosity.  We raised £13.15.


School Councillor Meeting with Miss Cooper

Today the School Councillors met with Miss Cooper to discuss ideas to renovate the playground.  The Councillors looked at some designs and liked many of the ideas, including painted markings on the floor, goals, a running track and water walls.  Miss Cooper will see how far the money can stretch and has asked the Councillors to come up with some more ideas.

Have a lovely weekend

Foxcroft Official Opening

Today, our School Councillors and Eco Ambassadors attended the official opening of the new playground at Foxcroft Park.

We listened to a speech by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jamie Day, who thanked us for attending.

2 children were chosen to cut the ribbon with Councillor Jamie Day, this showed us the playground was officially open.

We then had time to play on the new equipment, including swings, slides, see saws and climbing frames.

Thank you for inviting us to join in with the special opening.


Waste Week in EYFS

This week as a school we have been taking part in waste week.

Red and Blue class took this opportunity to focus on reducing and reusing waste. We discussed how many everyday items are thrown into the bin and ways we can reuse them to make something new.

The children worked either individually, in pairs or in groups to create a model using a variety of resources or reusing paper to make a picture. They used glue and sellotape to attach different materials together and used cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, bottle tops, material, tubes and other junk modelling resources to create their models. We had some fantastic creations including a pig, a robot, boats and a tractor.

The children listened to each others ideas and collaborated to make their model or picture. They then explained what they had made and discussed what they liked about their own and other children’s models.

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