TODWICK PRIMARY SCHOOL
"Be The Best That We Can Be"
At Todwick Primary School we aim to create a happy and stimulating learning environment.
Our curriculum is designed to embrace active learning to engage all children
General Information for Parents
Please see our prospectus for details. Uniform is on sale at http://www.tesco.com/direct/todwick-primary-school/11247.school
and Pinders Schoolwear email@example.com
white t-shirt, black shorts, black P.E. pumps without laces
white t shirt, black shorts or
black leggings or track suit bottoms, black sweatshirt, black pumps or trainers
P.E. clothing needs to be plain and without logos.
Clothing must not be items that are worn in class as uniform.
Free School Meals Award
Do you qualify?
Please consider applying even if your child already receives free lunches in key stage 1. If you are awarded free school meals you can receive free visits, free milk and free after school club attendance for your child. School also receives funding to help progress!
If you are a parent or guardian receiving either:
Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Pension Credits (Guaranteed Credit)
You may be entitled to claim free school meals for your child. Applications can be made on line at www.rotherham.gov.uk or by telephoning the benefits office on 01709 336006.
Please apply now if you think you may be eligible.
Name your items!
This term we have disposed of 3 bin liners full of unnamed clothing which has been in lost property for most of the year. We check lost property items regularly and return anything that’s named.
It is well worth investing in a permanent marker pen such as a sharpie to write your child’s name on the label. Please don’t write in biro as this washes straight out. Most uniform items have an extra label on the body of the inside of the garment which is big enough for this.
The Giving Machine
Do you shop online?
Help us to raise funds for our school. Please take a moment to register on www.thegivingmachine.co.uk and choose our school as the benefactor. We will receive a small donation every time you make an online purchase from hundreds of outlets, including Amazon, Tesco Direct and most high street stores
Sometimes it can be difficult at home.... here are some ideas to help:
Encourage all children to try everything as everyone has a wide range of abilities.
Boys and girls are distinctly different in the way their brains develop so they will learn differently. Be patient! Give them real reasons to try.
Try not to suppress noisy boisterous play-research demonstrates that rough and tumble play in boys is more likely to help them do well in school.
Encourage boys and girls to dress up and care for toy furry animals and dolls-encourage strong caring images and comment when kindness and care are shown to others.
Encourage children to experiment, have a go, make their own choices about the play they wish to be involved in as this increases their self-confidence, motive and esteem.
Encourage talk about interests via non-fiction and adventure books and comics, which often work well as a stimulus.
Provide right brain activities to encourage boys in to reading, writing and arithmetic skills via actions, colour, pictures and patterns.
Avoid stereotyping and encourage boys and girls to join in a range of sports, dance and movement.
Encourage discussion about alternative ways of playing if things are happening which you disapprove of.
Remember it is adults who are responsible for what children watch on television and DVD’s!
Make speaking and listening a priority for ALL children and be excited about what they say.
Listen carefully to children before you launch in to conversation.
Ask quality questions.
Reduce your control.
Develop children’s emotional vocabulary and help them recognise feelings, relationships and needs via stories and life experiences. Point out that it is all right to be frightened or upset.
Ask questions that sensitively challenge stereotypical thinking e.g. Can boys have long hair? Can girls be footballers?
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION
As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. With this in mind please see the document below which shows a range of potentially risky phone and communication applications which children may be using or may use in the future. We hope you find this information useful
E-safety information links for parents:
Protecting your children from online predators and grooming is now a crucial part of modern parenting
Do you know who is talking to your child online?
With 90% of children under 10 going online, and 86% of children aged between seven and 11 using some form of online communication, the risk is there from an early age.
The more you know about the kind of social networking sites your child belongs to and what information they like to share, the more likely you’ll be able to keep them safe.
“It is easy to understand why online grooming and stranger danger is one of parents’ biggest concerns when it comes to their children’s internet safety. Keeping on top of what they are sharing with their friends or strangers, and who are they arranging to meet is vital.
“A recent study showed children use an average of four social networks and apps , 18% of children aged between 7 and 17 have given out personal information online and 6% of children have met up in real life with people they have met online. “Every click just cannot be supervised. That is why talking to your children about online dangers is the best way to keep them safe.
"And they are never too young to do it. It’s like teaching them to cross the road safely. Children’s curiosity is fantastic and the internet is a force for good, but we just have to make sure they are curious in a walled garden.
“Check your app store settings to make sure your child can only download apps which are age-appropriate. Most social media networks, including Facebook , have a lower age limit of 13, so parents need to think really carefully about whether to agree to let their children use if they are under age.
Social media apps have brought new dangers
“When your child first uses social media, it’s a good idea to ‘friend’ them and also share their password so that you can key an eye on their social media activity. Make sure they understand not to share personal information like where they live or go to school.
“Check the privacy settings to make sure that they are only sharing and chatting with people they know. Most major social networks have a variety of useful settings. If your child is using an app that doesn’t have any privacy settings you might want to consider deleting it.
“If your child has a games console, check the parental controls setting on the console and also on social media networks they may also be using, so you know if they are playing online with others, or using their social media or browsing capabilities.
“Get familiar with how your child uses the internet through regular conversations. And ask them to show you what they enjoy doing most on the internet.
“Make sure your child knows they can come to you without fear or judgment if something they see upsets them or makes them feel uncomfortable. Make sure they understand never to meet up with anyone they don’t know in the real world.
“Finally, always remember that you play a major part as a role model for how your children behave. So you might want to give some thought about how your child sees you using the internet.
For more information with step-by-step guides on how to keep your children safe online go to internetmatters.org