Friday 15th January 2016 Newsletter


15 January 2016

Welcome to this week’s newsletter…

It has been another really busy week here at Belthorn and in addition to all of the fantastic learning the children have been doing they have also received a reminder about road safety in Miss Gervis’ assembly on Tuesday. We would be really grateful to you if you could also continue to remind your children about the need to be very careful when crossing a road – even a relatively minor road like Belthorn Road (which can get very busy at times). I have asked some of the Year 3 children to share some advice about crossing the road they have learned:

Bailey: You need to look left and right when crossing the road.

Amaan: Look, Listen, Think – Alive!

Aisha: Don’t wear headphones when crossing the road or you won’t hear the traffic.

Oliver L: To be safe on the road, use the Green Cross Code.

Junior: Don’t run across the road.

Matilda: Hold your parent’s hand, walk sensibly along the pavement and make sure your parent is walking nearest to the traffic.

Ben: Stand and wait behind the kerb.

Niamh: Don’t cross the road on a bend.

There you go – some very wise advice from the Year 3 children; please share this with your children and reinforce this important message. We would also like to reiterate just how important it is to ensure that you don’t park on the zig-zags, or in the lay-by, so that any children crossing the road have a clear view of the traffic on the road.

Don’t forget that Jessica in Year 5 in organising a super hero themed sponsored walk to Darwen Tower in aid of Theo Power, a five year old neighbour of hers, who is battling an aggressive form of cancer, known as Neuroblastoma. If you would like to support the walk or take part please go to the Facebook page Heroes for Theo, ‘like’ the page and it will take you to links with further information.

And finally…

As part of our ongoing commitment to treat children as individuals so that they make the best progress they can, we provide a number of individual, or small groups intervention sessions that provide support and challenge to the children. These often take place for short periods of time during various parts of the school day. So if you child mentions they have had ‘intervention’ during the school day, please do not be concerned, as this is part of the learning provision planned for them. If a child is causing concern we will of course contact you individually to discuss the situation.

The PTFA are holding their first meeting of 2016 on Thursday 4th February at the Pack. The meeting starts at 6:30pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Mr Tilley