Stonehouse Park Infant School. June 2017
The whole school enjoyed a fantastic day out at Weston Super Mare. We always aim to start every term with a curriculum enrichment activity for the children as this inspires their learning for the rest of the term. Children, parents and staff had a lovely day together. Whole school trips are a wonderful way to cement the strong bond between home and school. We were really proud of the children’s behaviour. A member of the public commented on how polite and well-behaved our children were.
Since April 2017 the management of the early years provision on our site transferred from Hill Valley & Vale children’s centres to the governors of our school. We are working hard to plan Achieving 2s and 3 & 4 year old early education and child care for September. Now that the nursery is part of our school we aim to provide one high quality education and care service for children for 2 to 7. We will have spaces in our nursery. Please contact Louise King our Nursery Leader to arrange a visit.
We welcome the new families who will be joining us in September. To ensure that every child experiences a happy start to school we provide a carefully planned programme of ‘Getting to know you’ activities. These include visits into school, individual meetings with our headteacher Rachel Edwards and home visits by our YR team.
We wish our Y2 children a happy and successful move to Park Junior School. We work closely with our colleagues to ensure a smooth transition. We are proud of the achievements of all of our Y2 children and hope they continue to enjoy learning in their new school.
Opening of School Entrance
Thank you to Forest Green Rovers Football Club for attending the official opening of the new school entrance.
We hope the players enjoyed the experience as much as the children!
We wanted to let you know some of the things we do in school for internet safety.
The Hector’s World Safety Button™ on all of our school laptops and LearnPads.
The Hector’s World Safety Button™ is a child activated safety tool which children can use if something on-screen upsets or worries them.
It is downloadable from http://hectorsworld.netsafe.org.nz/teachers/hectorsworld-safety-button
We have also used the Hector character in school to inspire the children to learn more about E-Safety.
We also use the search engine Swiggle with the children. Swiggle is a safe, child friendly search engine, which we use in school.
It helps children to find the information they need online and provides lots of helpful tips on e-safety.
Access it here: http://swiggle.org.uk/
We teach the children the SMART internet rules:
SAFE: stay safe, don’t give out personal information
MEETING: only meet someone from the internet with your parents
ACCEPTING: emails, instant messages, texts from strangers can lead to problems
RELIABLE: information on the Internet may not be true
TELL: a trusted adult if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable.
For more information on the SMART rules go to
We will be participating in Safer Internet Day 2017 on Tuesday 7th February with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.
Find out more and get involved! www.saferinternetday.org.uk
Welcome Back to School
We extend a very warm welcome back to school for all of our families. We hope you have had a happy summer break with your family.
We look forward to working in partnership with you all again this year to make sure your child has a happy and successful time in school.
Please remember that we are always available to meet with you if you ever have any worries or if there is anything that you need help with.
Our priority for the first few weeks of the school year is to make sure every child is happily settled in their new class and that our staff get to know every child and parent. To help with this your child’s teacher is arranging some ‘Getting to Know you’ meetings.
This is an opportunity for you to tell your child’s teacher all about them and for the teacher to talk to you about the year ahead. You will also be able to ask any questions.
We do hope that you are able to take this opportunity up.
Thank you for making sure that your child has come back to school looking very smart in their uniforms.
Please make sure you have named everything so that the new clothes you have gone to the expense to buy do not go missing.
Next week we will be welcoming our new YR children and their families.
We hope that you will help them settle into our school and make them feel welcome.