I would like to invite you to a short meeting on Thursday 26th May about our Year 2 residential trip. This meeting will take place in the Junior Hall at 9:00am.
We are planning to take children to Beaudesert, Cannock Chase for one night on Thursday 30th June. I will share with you details of the residential including; costs, dates, location, accommodation and will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
I hope to see you there.
Miss V Porter
Year Group Leader
On Wednesday 25th May, 2016 at 9:30am all children in Year 2 will take part in a Geography focused study of the local area. This will involve a walk around the local area visiting places such as Aston Park, Tesco, Witton train station and Aston Villa Stadium.
Children will return back to school at 11:30am in time for lunch. All children are expected to wear school uniform.
Please ensure all children bring a coat and are wearing sensible footwear. If you would like to sign up as a parent volunteer please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Thank you for your support with this.
Miss V Porter
(Year Group leader)
Prince Albert Primary School receives award for e-safety
An assessor from the South West Grid for Learning recently visited Prince Albert Primary School to review the school’s e-safety provision. The assessor met with school staff, pupils, parents and Trustees and was pleased to find that the school provides a high level of protection for the users of new and emerging technologies.
The South West Grid for Learning Trust provides the internet connection and a range of other services to schools across the South West region of the country and is in the forefront of national developments in e-safety. To enhance these services, they have developed a tool known as '360 degree safe' to help schools address e-safety issues. The online tool allows schools to evaluate their e-safety policy and practice and then suggests how the school might do more to protect young people and staff.
To apply for the 360 degree safe e-Safety Mark, schools have to reach a series of benchmark levels when they complete the online self review. The evidence is then verified by a visit from an experienced assessor. The prime benefit of using the review and applying for the E-Safety Mark is that it does not focus on the individual aspects of e-safety such as technological solutions, but instead it integrates e-safety into school policy and the curriculum, challenging teachers and leaders in the school to think about their provision and its continual evolution.
Schools are expected to show that they have provided a high standard of e-safety education and awareness for all staff, pupils and also for parents and carers, to ensure that these users can be safe online – whether they are in school, in their homes or out and about using mobile phones or other handheld devices.
Following their visit the assessor, Steve Rowley reported the following areas of strength and good practice:
Steve Rowley commented: "Congratulations to all at Prince Albert Primary School. Thank you for making me feel so welcome, it was a pleasure talking to so many staff and pupils who expressed themselves extremely well and shared their stories and experiences of how they utilise their online skills safely, responsibly and respectfully."
Ron Richards, Lead Assessor for the 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark congratulated the school on its success and commented that it was re-assuring to know that the school had put a lot of thought and effort into improving the on-line safety of the staff and young people, by addressing these important safeguarding issues.
Dear Parents/Guardians I would like to make you aware of approaching important dates.
Firstly, we are holding a Literacy Parent Workshop to help parents to support their child’s learning at home. The workshop will be held on Tuesday 17th May 2016 at 9am in the Infant Hall. Please arrive at 8:45 in order to register and to collect resources.
Secondly, the schools Deputy Head teacher Mrs Thewlis and Phase 2 Acting Assistant Head teacher Mr Jackson would like to meet with parents to discuss the Phonics test. We will then provide you with resources which will allow you to support your child’s progress during the holidays.
The meeting will be held on Monday 23rd May 2016 at 9am in the Infant Hall. We would also like to invite you to join us every day (or when you are able to) for one week to observe your child during a Phonics lessons. You will be able to join us at 9am and leave at 9:30am from Tuesday 24th May 2016 to Friday 27th May 2016.
Please make every effort to attend as parental support is vital to enhance each and every child’s progress. This will provide you with an opportunity to observe the techniques, language and activities that we are using in order for you to support your child at home.
The children will complete the Phonics Assessment during the week beginning Monday 13th June 2016. During school hours, we are ensuring your child is receiving the highest quality Phonics opportunities. It is therefore extremely important that we work together to enable them to have the best chance of passing the test. We look forward to seeing you.
Yours sincerely, Miss V Jones Year 1 Leader