New Development Project...
As mentioned previously an amazing £4220 raised from the PTFA Fireworks event and will be kickstarting a larger project of redesigning the area by the KS1 playground into a space for an Outdoor classroom, sensory garden and quiet area for lunch and play times.
We would love to gather a group of staff and parents who would form a working party for this project!
We would like to provide:
• a variety of floor surfaces and paths (bark chipping, slate chips, gravel, etc)
• build flower beds of different herbs, plants and flowers
• water features, wind chimes, etc
• a covered outdoor classroom area
• reading corners, quiet spaces, picnic tables
The possible tasks we would like a working party to help us with are:
• cutting back vegetation and clearing the area
• laying weed membrane, laying various surfaces (as mentioned above)
• building raised planters/flowerbeds
• planting herbs, flowers, plants
• hanging a canopy parachute!
If you are interested in being a part of this project or have any ideas or skills to offer then please register your interest by emailing - email@example.com
The school contracts an external company to daily clean the buildings.
Cleaners required, please call Elaine on 01622 692235. Hours can be arranged for 3.30-6pm. Free After School Club can be offered for Headcorn Primary School children during cleaning working hours.
Assemblies this term...
Every day the children have assemblies that are aimed at developing their understanding of the wider world, sharing our core values, and encouraging self-reflection.
We will be participating in the NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. online programme. This consists of an online assembly and supporting classroom based activities.
Speak out. Stay safe. is a safeguarding programme available to all primary schools in the UK and Channel Islands. It aims to help children understand abuse and to recognise the signs of abuse in a child friendly way. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline.
In the online assembly, the Speak out. Stay safe. messages are delivered in a fun and interactive way with the help of their mascot Buddy as well as special guest appearances from Ant and Dec.
We have studied the content of the materials and are extremely confident that they are appropriate for primary-school-aged children. By the end of the programme, we’re convinced children will feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.
If you would like to know more about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme you can find information on the NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk/speakout.
CHRISTMAS CARDS!! Order your cards, wrapping paper, mugs & tote bags now so you're set for the silly season! Your child/children's artwork should be in their bags today with instructions of how to order online. Orders must be placed BY MIDNIGHT 17th OCTOBER so do it now before it's too late!!
HALLOWEEN TRAIL: Sunday 30th October. More details to come. If you are able to volunteer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
FIREWORKS: Sunday 6th November. Tickets open to the general public this coming week so book yours now to avoid disappointment using this link:
Fireworks Night Tickets - Headcorn School Parents,Teachers and Friends Association (headcornschoolptfa.org.uk) Again, if you are able to volunteer any time at all, please email us on email@example.com
QUIZ & FIZZ: Saturday 26th November. SAVE THE DATE!!! Tickets on sale Nov 1st. More info to follow. Anyone keen to volunteer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org