JLT, School Council and Year 6 Leaders
The School Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.
Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent. Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council.
Alongside our School Council we also have our Earlsdon Junior Leadership Team. The JLT is an ideal opportunity for more children to have a voice and play an integral role of the running and organisation of the school. The children have the opportunity to apply for the role that they feel best suits them, and the school. It is aimed for Year 5 and 6 children.
As well as our JLT and our School Council, Earlsdon Primary is happy to announce that this year we are also part of the Coventry Young Ambassador Programme, which means a handful of our specially trained pupils are able to represent our city and school at a range of cultural and sporting events.
This year due to Covid restrictions and working within our guidelines we have established a new team of Leaders at Earlsdon Primary. Our Year 6 leaders have just been appointed their positions within the school and have already taken on the role of supporting the making of the Rising 5's video. They will be supporting with Anti-bullying Week and also Pudsey Bear day.
Earlsdon Primary School is excited to be taking part in the community project 'Summer of Sunflowers'. The idea of the project is to fill our local community with bright flowers and ensure that no-one person feels isolated, lonely or alone during this challenging time. Working alongside the library and other local charities the school has been gifted 1000 sunflower seeds. Each child will be planting a seed in school and will also be taking some seeds home, they can either plant these or gift them to members of their community. If you want to find out more information, pop along to Earlsdon Library for seeds and information, or search Summer of Sunflowers on Facebook. Letters will be sent out to parents via parent mail.
The last 12 months have been incredibly tough for everyone, but we are so proud of how our school community have managed. As parents and carers, you have also had your lives turned upside down, and we are so grateful for all of your efforts at home.
We recognise and appreciate that things are a bit different this year, but we can’t wait to raise a smile and some life-changing money by celebrating Red Nose Day in school on Friday 19th March.
We would like to invite the children to come to school dressed in red, or wearing spots or as a Superhero! (Please don’t spend any money by buying an outfit- homemade costumes are great.)
If you wish to make a donation to Comic Relief, please visit their website and donate using the button at the bottom- you can add as much or as little as you like: http://donation.comicrelief.com/
As well as taking the opportunity to be part of something positive, we’ll be using Red Nose Day as a learning opportunity. We’ll explore the issues facing young people across the world, and how the money we raise can help.
This year with lockdown and the impact it is having on many, we wanted to ensure that we are still reaching out to our community. With a little bit of help from all of the children in school and all of the children at home we have decided to join the Earlsdon Window Wanderland.
This year the Earlsdon residents registered to be part of the Window Wanderland linked to the city of culture. During the month of February windows will be decorated with beautiful pictures and light sot brighten the streets.
With the support of our children we have selected the story book The Hungry Caterpillar. Firstly, it is such a famous story book but mainly because butterflies are a symbol of hope and we feel more than ever that we all need a little bit of hope.
Each class has a giant butterfly carefully crafted from old crisp packets and made by our PTA and children have sent in messages of hope for teachers to write on the class butterflies.
The display will be ready at the end of February half term for everyone to enjoy.
Children In Need
Children In Need is Friday 13th November, this year we are encouraging the children to dress up as Pudsey, with spots or wear bright colours. Due to risk assessment procedures we will not be having a cake sale or raffle. Instead we are asking parents and guardians to donate using the Pudsey donate button on the just giving website
Anti-bullying week Monday 16th November
Monday 16th November is Anti-bullying week. This year the Year 6 Leaders have presented in assembly and during the week of the 16th, classes will be focusing on differences and being unique. The children are also encouraged to wear odd socks on Monday 16th November.
Our Year 6 children would often meet and greet our new parents and give them a guided tour around the school. This year the children and parents have not been able to do that. Instead our fabulous Year 6 Leaders have helped to create the Rising Fives video that can be found in the: Key Information, Admissions, Rising Fives part of the school website.
This year for Remembrance our staff and wonderful PTA have supported the class bubbles by providing craft material to collaborate and produce the most beautiful poppy waterfall outside of the school. Each child had the opportunity to make a poppy and build the waterfall, with the help of our parent volunteer Sue Francis organising the whole process. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the local lockdown the children really wanted to create something that would help the community during their daily walks and in addition, support with remembering all of the veterans past and present.
Our Year 6 Leaders have also been selling and collecting donations for the Royal British Legion by selling the poppies within school.
JLT and School Council 2019-2020
The School Council have worked very hard over the last few weeks collecting in entries for their Pudsey competition, selling items outside of school to their peers, learning songs and getting their assembly ready to share to both KS1 and KS2. They were pleased to choose a winner for the giant Pudsey and raise lots of money for Children In Need. A huge thank you to all of the children at Earlsdon School who entered the competition, dressed up for the day, donated some money and embraced our Pudsey day - we couldn’t do it without you! As a school we raised a whopping £643.18!
This year the School Council have presented their Anti-Bullying campaign to both KS1 and KS2. They spoke about the importance of change and how making a change to your own behaviour can impact and change how others feel. In addition, the children at Earlsdon School have been taking part in lots of circle times and discussions around being unique and different. Mr Hook has also been teaching a variety of songs about change to both KS1 and KS2. On Tuesday 12th of November we would like to encourage the children at school to wear odd socks, which is part of the Anti-Bullying campaign.
Well done to Howes Primary and Earlsdon Primary Young Ambassadors for braving the heavy rain on Saturday 1st November to support the runners at Coventry Memorial Park, you were amazing!