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Thumbs up for your local postie!

Robert Buckland (MP for South Swindon) has joined forces with Royal Mail to promote the “Thumbs up for your local Postie” campaign.  He is asking children to choose and colour in a picture from the website, display in your window at home, take a picture of your work and then send it in to Robert.  All of the pictures that he receives will be proudly displayed in a gallery on his website.  Robert appreciates that local posties, alongside all other key workers are working extremely hard at this time in difficult circumstances and hopes that children will enjoy taking part in this campaign. The pictures of children’s work can be sent to Robert via Facebook, or emailing them to robert.buckland.mp@parliament.uk

Colouring Pencils in a Heart Shape

Primary Futures – What’s My Line?

Pupil’s welcomed three special visitors to school in January to take part in a school assembly. Organised by Primary Futures, volunteers took part in a game of What’s My Line? Children could only ask ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions to try and work out what the visitor’s job was. Questions ranged from ‘Do you have to be good at maths?’ to ‘Do you make more than one telephone call in a day’?

Eventually the jobs were revealed as a Charted Accountant, a General Practice Nurse and a Marketing Manager at a theatre. Primary Futures aims to broaden horizons and raise aspirations by connecting schools to volunteers from the world of work, to share their fascinating life stories and help make the connections between learning and future jobs. Mrs Salter (Head of School) said: “This event will really help to develop the children’s understanding of how their learning connects to the world of work, and we are looking forward to our next event in the Spring.”

What's My Line Event

Author Visit

Laura James will be visiting our school on 25th February 2020 to talk about her books. There will be a book sale that day and parents/carers are invited to come and browse her exciting collection. There will be lots of books available that we’re sure pupils would love to read!

Photo credit: https://laurajamesauthor.com/books.html

BBC’s 500 Words 2020

500 Words is a short-story writing competition aimed at 5 to 13 year olds. On their website you can find fantastic resources such as downloadable books, and podcasts for bedtime. Visit their website here.

BBC 500 Words