Although we've been in and out of school a bit this week, it's been a busy and fun-packed few days. Our well-being day today was a real hit and children seemed to thoroughly enjoy the fitness cicuit and demonstration from Sam... we all left the hall feeling really inspired...and really out of breath!
Thank you to families who shared their 'screen free' activities with us- it looks like lots of you kept yourself busy with various indoor and outdoor fun!
This week we welcomed a new teaching assistant to the Crestwood Park family- Miss Aime Williams has joined the Reception teaching team; we are sure you will all make her feel welcome and that she will soon feel part of the family.
Finally, can we please ask that you discourage children from bringing toys in to school. We've had a number of incidents now where toys and teddies have been broken or lost. They can also cause distractions and arguments between children. If your son or daughter needs a certain object in school, please discuss it with the teacher or with a member of the pastoral team and we can work out the best thing to do. Thankyou for your support with this.
Friday Fitness with Sam Oldham - GB Gymnast
The children and staff have had a fantastic 'Healthy Well Being Day' led by the famous GB athlete Sam Oldham. He shared with us details of his training and life as a GB gymnast! The link below explains a little more about the event he organised for us!
Every child has taken part in a fun fitness circuit alongside Sam today. You can still sponser them if you wish. This can be done on-line or alternatively complete the sponsorship form. Proceeds will help us to buy sports equipment for our school so any sponsorship would be hugely appreciated!
What a Berry Bike Ride!
As well as the fun fitness circuits, the children were all given a chance to ride the cycle smoothie bike... ask them what they thought of the delicious smoothie drink they helped to make!
Royal Mail stamp competition
Children will be taking part in this competition during lessons next week. We look forward to sharing some of the designs in newsletters, before half term.
Denim for Dementia - Friday 21st May
Looking after our WELL-BEING
This week we thought we would share some ideas for you to use as a family.
Children benefit so much from routines. It gives them a sense of security and control within their environment. When children feel that life is organised and predictable they feel safe and looked after especially through stressful times.
Have a lovely week and look after each other xx
The Pastoral Team.
You can contact us via the school office and ask to speak with Mrs Priest or Mrs Redfern.
A Message from Mrs Cadman ....
National Book Tokens are running a creative competition.
During the summer term, they are asking children to send in a dazzling National Book Token design. Six weekly winners throughout May and June will get their artwork made up into gift cards each with £10 in to spend on books!
Here is the link for the template: https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/uploaded_files/shared/Schools/PGC%20Competition/Create_EntryForm-new.pdf
Complete your design and then submit it on the website at: https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/create-a-national-book-token-for-your-class
If you need any help, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Den Building Demons.....
We would like to wish Evan, Hassan, Logan M, Dylan Y, Lewis and Maria a Happy Birthday for this week! We hope you have had a lovely birthday.
Exciting Opportunity for Budding Actors!
APPLY NOW - Holiday Activity Fun in Dudley
In the summer holidays, eligible children can access a variety of sessions at no cost. The sessions will include a healthy meal and a variety of exciting activities and sports. The focus of this programme will be on children eligible for benefits-related free school meals. The programme runs for four weeks in the summer and a week at Christmas in 2021.
Dudley Council and their partners have flexibility about how they organise activities to best serve the needs of children and families in this area. Therefore, it is essential to register your child/children in good time for us to plan the activities your child will love to attend.
Is my child eligible?
· Are you resident in Dudley Borough?
· Is your child/children age 5 - 16 years old?
· Do your child/children receive free school meals because you are on a low income, or your school have referred you? If you answer yes to all three questions, we cannot wait to receive your registration!
Register your Child - HAF (holidayactivitiesindudley.com)
Please see attachment below for more information!
Looking after our Neighbours
Message from our local Police....
Hi folks, please be aware our high streets are now up and running with all our lovely shops but there are also sellers on the streets who will try and sell you goods which look genuine items i.e. boxed named brands which might look the part but you'll be very disappointed when you open the box or use it and it breaks within a short time.
These goods are not the genuine products and although they look the same they carry health risks when using them and you wont have any guarantee or be able to trace the seller when things go wrong. If you are approached by such persons selling these fake goods please report it; it costs companies and individuals money when such products flood the market.
Message Sent By
Children's Screen Free Activities
Kind Hearted Donation
How amazing is our Lillie in Year 2! She recently made the decision to donate a length of her hair to the Little Princess Trust who specialise in making wigs for children.
The Little Princess Trust says...."Sharing your hair with children and young people experiencing the devastating effects of hair loss is an incredible thing to do and really does make a difference to the lives of our young wig recipients".
We have had the first draft of our virtual tour. The school (and the children of course!) look amazing! We just need to check a few things before sharing the film with you in next week's newsletter.
We hope the weather is a bit kinder over the weekend. Please look after yourselves and stay safe.
See you on Monday!
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone in our school and at all times we consider what is in our children’s best interests. We work to ensure our children our safe and cared for and by doing this we are protecting their health and development and preventing them from harm. If we are worried, we will raise concerns, share information and take prompt action with the aim of ensuring families receive the right help at the right time.