Barrow CEVC Primary School

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School Expansion Update

As you know, plans have been moving along for some months now for Barrow to expand to a full
primary school, starting with the phasing in of Year 5 in September 2020. This is a significant and
exciting project for our school.

Barrow CEVC Primary School
Colethorpe Lane
Barrow
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP29 5AU

Tel: 01284 810223

Email: admin@barrow.suffolk.sch.uk

School Expansion Update

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School Expansion update – June 19

‘No Idling Campaign’ at Barrow School

As part of our package of Wellbeing Week initiatives, we are launching a ‘No Idling Campaign’ to improve
the quality of air around our school. This means that we will be establishing the school site as a
‘No Idling Zone’ to improve air quality and create a healthier environment for children,
teachers and parents.

Barrow CEVC Primary School
Colethorpe Lane
Barrow
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP29 5AU

Tel: 01284 810223

Email: admin@barrow.suffolk.sch.uk

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‘No Idling Campaign’ at Barrow School

Dear Parents & Carers

As part of our package of Wellbeing Week initiatives, we are launching a ‘No Idling Campaign’ to improve the quality of air around our school. This means that we will be establishing the school site as a
‘No Idling Zone’ to improve air quality and create a healthier environment for children, teachers and parents. From today, all vehicle drivers are asked to turn their engines off whilst they wait on or in the near vicinity of the school site.

The emissions that come from vehicle exhausts are harmful for everyone, especially children, who breathe more and at a faster rate than adults. Vehicle exhaust fumes in our air contains many pollutants that are linked to asthma and other lung diseases, allergies, heart disease, cancer and other health problems. We will also be taking part in Clean Air Day on Thursday, 20th June. This will be an opportunity for the children to learn about air pollution and how we can all make better choices to make the air we breathe cleaner and safer for everyone.

In the meantime, please support our No Idling Campaign and turn off your car whilst waiting to drop off or pick up children. Together, we can make a real difference and improve the quality of air we all breathe.

Many thanks for your support in this important matter.

Yours faithfully

Helen Ashe
Headteacher

Wellbeing Week

This Week is Barrow School Wellbeing Week.  As part of our commitment to become a mentally healthy school, we are holding a week of activities and workshops to raise awareness of the importance of wellbeing.  We also want to help children, staff and parents explore ways they can support their own mental health.

Barrow CEVC Primary School
Colethorpe Lane
Barrow
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP29 5AU

Tel: 01284 810223

Email: admin@barrow.suffolk.sch.uk

 

Wellbeing Week

Dear Parents & Carers

 

This Week is Barrow School Wellbeing Week.  As part of our commitment to become a mentally healthy school, we are holding a week of activities and workshops to raise awareness of the importance of wellbeing.  We also want to help children, staff and parents explore ways they can support their own mental health.

 

There are so many ways of encouraging wellbeing from healthy eating, to just asking ourselves and each other how we are feeling.  We hope to touch on as many of these as possible next week and would love for you to be involved in whatever way you can. We appreciate that not all parents can make it into school to join in with activities.  Worrying about this is not good for your wellbeing, so we have included some information here so that you can follow up at home on what the children have been up to!

 

Parent sessions are outlined in the attached flyer.  Should you wish to join any of these, please book via parentmail and note that some activities are limited by way of numbers.

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wellbeing week letter to parents

 

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Barrow Wellbeing Week Parent Activites

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Wellbeing Week Parent Letter

Walk to School Week – 10th to 14th June 2019

As part of our Wellbeing Week in school next week, we will be taking part in the Living Streets ‘Five Day Walking Challenge’. The challenge is aimed at raising the profile of walking to school as a way of improving the wellbeing of the whole family, as well as benefiting the local community through reducing traffic pollution and congestion

Barrow CEVC Primary School
Colethorpe Lane
Barrow
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP29 5AU

Tel: 01284 810223

Email: admin@barrow.suffolk.sch.uk

Walk to School Week – 10th to 14th June 2019

As part of our Wellbeing Week in school next week, we will be taking part in the Living Streets ‘Five Day Walking Challenge’.  The challenge is aimed at raising the profile of walking to school as a way of improving the wellbeing of the whole family, as well as benefiting the local community through reducing traffic pollution and congestion.  The aim of the challenge is to encourage families to walk to school every day for one week.  If you have to travel to school by car because you live out of the village, please plan to park further away from the school than usual – maybe down by the church, at the Village Hall or even on the car park by the chip shop – and then walk in to school.

We intend to introduce the idea to the children in assembly later this week.  Each child will be given an activity diary on Friday, with challenges and games to complete throughout the week.  Daily stickers will be given out in class next week for those children who have walked to school or walked further from the car.  The children will track the numbers in their class each day who walk to school on a large poster and there will be a prize for the class with the most walkers at the end of the week.  Special stickers and badges will be given out on Friday to all of those children who walk every day and complete all of the challenges in their activity diary.

 

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Here is a copy of the Living Streets ‘Family Walk to School Kit’.  This is a really helpful guide for parents to support where you are on your walk to school journey; sharing ideas, offering support, and giving you tools to make walking to school a safe and realistic choice from where you live.

 

 

 

 


Happy Shoes Day – Monday, 10th June 2019

To kick off our Walk to School Week in style please join in with Happy Shoes Day on Monday, 10th June.  Happy Shoes Day is an annual fundraising event for primary schools organised by Living Streets, the UK charity which works to promote everyday walking and safer, walkable streets.

Children are invited to wear their happy shoes and walk to school or park and walk further from the car. Happy shoes can be anything from trainers or wellies to slippers or their own creatively changed-up shoes – add different laces, sparkles, beads, wings or stickers!  Please make sure that the happy shoes chosen are safe, suitable and comfortable for school.  We’re looking forward to a really fun way to educate the children about road safety and the benefits of walking every day. If you would like to make a contribution to this important road safety charity, please bring in a £1 voluntary donation on the day.  Download a template for the children to turn their shoes into shoe-per-heroes at: www.livingstreets.org.uk/happyshoesday.  Return these designs to school next week as there will be prizes for the best entries in each year group.


We really hope that you will support us with this important initiative.  It would be great if families were able to use the challenge as a way of making a difference to their long-term daily walking habits for the benefit both their wellbeing and the local environment.

Kind regards

Helen Ashe
Headteacher

Village primary school kicks of gardening project

Barrow CEVC Primary School in Colethorpe Lane had a full day of gardening for the whole school on Monday.

Helen Ashe, headteacher, said: “It was super, really lovely. All the children were involved at some point.”

Barrow CEVC Primary School
Colethorpe Lane
Barrow
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP29 5AU

Tel: 01284 810223

Email: admin@barrow.suffolk.sch.uk

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A village primary school enjoyed the sunshine this week with trowels, soil and flowers in a new garden project.

Barrow CEVC Primary School in Colethorpe Lane had a full day of gardening for the whole school on Monday.

Helen Ashe, headteacher, said: “It was super, really lovely. All the children were involved at some point.”

Bronwyn Keating, who has had three children attend the school, organised the event and helped secure funds from county councillor Karen Soons who donated money from her locality budget.

The plants, pots and compost were provided from Chedburgh Plant Centre who have supported the scheme.

The plant pots have been placed outside of the front of the school and already children have been involved in watering and tending to the new additions.

Mrs Ashe added: “Mrs Keating has shown the school great support over the years, it was great to see her back helping us again. The children loved it. One Year 3 pupil, Isaac Rist, is a great supporter of the gardening club, when Bronwyn was with us, he was delighted to see her again.”

The project fits well with the schools value this term, which is caring for creation.

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Mrs Woodland talking about Red Nose day events on the radio!

Our very own Mrs Woodland talking about Red Nose day events at Barrow School on Radio Suffolk’s breakfast show this morning.

Barrow CEVC Primary School
Colethorpe Lane
Barrow
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP29 5AU

Tel: 01284 810223

Email: admin@barrow.suffolk.sch.uk

Our very own Mrs Woodland talking about Red Nose day events at Barrow School on Radio Suffolk’s breakfast show this morning.

 

Tremendous Titanic Topic

This term Year 3 and 4 have been learning all about the Titanic. Mr Keefe and Mr Hale have been astonished at the level of interest the pupils have had for this topic with a considerable number of pupils coming into school each morning full of new facts about the tragedy that they had discovered for themselves at home.

Barrow CEVC Primary School
Colethorpe Lane
Barrow
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP29 5AU

Tel: 01284 810223

Email: admin@barrow.suffolk.sch.uk

This term Year 3 and 4 have been learning all about the Titanic. Mr Keefe and Mr Hale have been  astonished at the level of interest the pupils have had for this topic with a considerable number of pupils coming into school each morning full of new facts about the tragedy that they had discovered for themselves at home.

The topic itself has produced some particularly spectacular writing this term as pupils were assigned  heir own real life passengers to tell the story of in English lessons. At the end of the unit, pupils were  hocked to learn of the fate of their given passengers. Our Titanic topic also produced some fantastic  artwork, none more so than our incredible Titanic morning where the children joined forces with their
parents to recreate each room on board the ship. Mr Keefe and Mr Hale have been particularly impressed with the children’s attitude to the catastrophe and how they have shown considerable respect throughout the topic.

 

Discovery Cafes in School

This term we will be introducing ‘Discovery Cafés’ in school. The aim of this initiative is to support you as parents with your understanding of how we teach and what you can do to support your child’s learning at home.

Barrow CEVC Primary School
Colethorpe Lane
Barrow
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP29 5AU

Tel: 01284 810223

Email: admin@barrow.suffolk.sch.uk

This term we will be introducing ‘Discovery Cafés’ in school. The aim of this initiative is to support you as parents with your understanding of how we teach and what you can do to support your child’s learning at home.

Each class will invite parents and carers into school to observe teaching with a particular learning focus. You will then they have the opportunity to work with your child to support and extend their learning with a fun activity. The sharing of knowledge and skills will take place in an informal ‘pop up Café’ environment created in school, with refreshments provided.

Cafés will place during the day for a class of children and parents in the hall and will last for about 75 minutes. We intend to hold these events at different times of the day throughout the year to give all parents the opportunity to attend. The Discovery Cafe format is designed to be an enjoyable social experience; for you meet with other parents in their year group as well as to do a learning focused activity with your child.

The focus for the first round of Discovery Cafes in the coming months will be reading and in particular supporting parents to develop comprehension skills. Our planned café dates are as follows:

Discovery Café Dates 2018/19

Year 1 – 15th November at 1.30pm
Reception – 21st November at 1.30pm
Year 2 – 29th November at 1.30pm
Year 4 – 15th January at 1.30pm
Year 3 – 30th January at 1.30pm

We very much that our new Discovery Cafes will help all parents develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in supporting, at home, children’s development and learning across the curriculum.

I very much look forward to welcoming you into school!

Yours faithfully
Helen Ashe
Headteacher

 

Books for Schools Campaign

Barrow School has now signed up for the Books for Schools Campaign.

Barrow CEVC Primary School
Colethorpe Lane
Barrow
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP29 5AU

Tel: 01284 810223

Email: admin@barrow.suffolk.sch.uk

EADT24 Books for Schools

EADT24 Books for Schools

 

Barrow School has now signed up for the Books for Schools Campaign. Simply collect the vouchers printed every day and bring them into school. For every 1000 vouchers collected, the school will be given £100 worth of books!