Category Archives: Messages for parents

Raising awareness of sexual abuse of children (NSPCC):

TV Advert
As you may be aware the NSPCC have been broadcasting a TV advert to raise awareness of how parents can help their younger children keep safe from child sexual abuse. If you’ve missed it, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/nMIKUsZjirA

Parents’ Pack for PANTS message 
The TV advert directs parents to the PANTS campaign, used in schools for many years. There is now a pack for parents to use, to encourage them to have a conversation that many might feel uncomfortable about having. Information is also available in Welsh and for children with a hearing impairment. The link to the parents’ PANTS pack is here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule

Pantosaurus App for iOS and Android
The NSPCC have also teamed up with award-winning animators, Aardman to create a free app, for both android and iOS, featuring the Panatsorus characters. There are four mini games where players test their skills against Pantosaurus. The app is great fun to use, although I’m rubbish at mobile games and struggled with the basketball game! Get the app by going to the relevant App Store below:

Find on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.nspcc.pantosaurus

Find on the Apple App Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/playtime-with-pantosaurus/id1258635349?mt=8

Message to parents

Due to a number of children with allergies in school we are unable to allow parents and children to share sweets and treats at the end of the school day to celebrate birthdays. If you would like to bring in a small token to help celebrate a special occasion, please ensure this is not food related, for example, pencils or rubbers.

Open classroom

Just a reminder that Year 1 have their open classrooms on Thursday 25th January from 8:40 – 9. This will be an opportunity to take a look at the castle your child will have planned, made and evaluated. After dropping your child to school you will need to walk around to the Avenue Road entrance and through the office. You will then be escorted to the classroom. Looking forward to seeing you there.