Charity Week 21st-25th May 2018
The School Council have been busy planning this year's Charity Week. This year we have chosen to support Marie Curie and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Please look for more information about these charities on their websites, https://www.mariecurie.org.uk and https//jdrf.org.uk/. We hope that you will support us in school with the various activities we will be carrying out.
Environmental Garden 'Makeover' - May/June 2018
During half term week and again in June, Secure Trust Bank, in conjunction with SMBC are coming into school to give our environmental garden a makeover. We are very excited about this project and have sent some information to parents for children to make a Bee Hotel over half term week to add some finishing touches. Before and after photographs will be uploaded when the project is completed. Watch this space!
Bikeability Week - Monday 4th June - Friday 9th June 2018
The Bikeability Cycle Training Course run by Solihull MBC will be taking place for Year 5 the first week back after the Whitson Spring Holiday. Children who have successfully achieved their Cycling Proficiency may, with their parent's permission, cycle to and from school and left in the cycle area.
Oak Cottage Prom 2018
We are holding the annual oak Cottage Prom in the Playground on Friday 15th June at 2pm. The programme will include the Rock Bands, solo instrumentalists and groups of instrumentalists who are learning in school. We would be delighted if you could join us (weather permitting) for what promises to be another really enjoyable afternoon of music, hopefully in lovely summer sunshine.
PTA Summer Fayre - 16th June 2018 12-3pm
Our summer fair has become an important date in our school calendar – not only as a social event for the local community, but also a fundraising opportunity. Please come along and support this event and enjoy the many fun things on offer, we look forward to seeing you soon.
School Nurse Drop in Session - 2nd May 2018
The school nurse attended school on Wednesday 2nd May at 8.30-9.30. We will keep you informed of the next session.
RSE Parent workshop - Thursday 26th April 2018
Thank you to all parents that attended the RSE workshop.
Below you will find the useful links suggested at the meeting:
Sex Education Forum firstname.lastname@example.org Family Lives www.familylives.org.uk
Jigsaw PSHE https://www.jigsawpshe.com/information-for-parents-and-carers/
Health and Wellbeing website http://www.solgrid.org.uk/wellbeing/support-directory/
Solihull Parents’ Network http://www.solihull.gov.uk/parentsnetwork
Wednesday 21st March 2018/Thursday 22nd March 2018
Appointment can be booked via the booking system - any problems please contact the school office on 0121 704 9123.
World Book Day
Thursday 1st March 2018
World Book Day took place on Thursday 1st March.
As usual, children dressed up as their favourite book character or they came in their own clothes with a favourite book to talk about or share. A great time was had by all! Staff can joined in the fun and dressed up too!
Safer Internet Day 2018 - Tuesday 6th February 2017
Safer Internet Day 2018 took place on Tuesday 6th February with the theme 'Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.' Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK. Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission*, each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Celebrated on the second day of the second week of the second month, each year on Safer Internet Day millions of people unite to inspire positive change and raise awareness of online safety issues and participate in events and activities right across the globe. Safer Internet Day aims to not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
Safer Internet Day aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet.
By celebrating the positive power of the internet, the 2018 Safer Internet Day theme of “Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you” encourages everyone to join the global movement, to participate, to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together.
We had a special visitor in school!
In our foyer we had Bearmingham - he was one of the fabulous bears created as part of The Big Sleuth Birmingham 2017. He was on loan to us until the 8th January from Wadsworths Solicitors who bid for him in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital. Children were given a Colouring Competition sheet to complete at home. The winner will win a Big Sleuth lanyard and pin badge and be entered into a draw with other school winners to win a £50 Touchwood voucher next year.
I'm sure you'll join me in thanking Wadsworths for this opportunity.
PTA Christmas Fayre - 8th December 2017
Our Christmas Fayre is taking place on 8th December 2017 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Please come along and support us - we look forward to seeing you there!
BAG2SCHOOL - TEXTILE RECYCLING
Bag2School collected our bags on the 14th November 2017 - we collected well over 30 bags. Thank you for donating we raised £94 for the school!
PTA Fireworks Evemt
The PTA held their Firework event on the 3rd November 2017. The weather held for us and the event was well attended. Thank you!
NURSERY & RECEPTION INTAKE 2018 - OPEN MORNING 11TH OCTOBER 2017
Our open morning for nursery and reception children for September 2018 is being held on the 11th October 2017 9.15-10.45. No appointment necessary. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Induction Evenings - new intake September 2017