11 May 2020
Primary High Notes 7th May
The Maths Department appear to have an infinite number of problems for us to solve. Although it’s over twenty years since I sat A level Maths, I am thoroughly enjoying working through them as they appear on Twitter on a daily basis. Well done to Mr Dodson and his team for setting pupils (and parents) these challenges.
It is widely anticipated that we will be told more details this weekend about possible timings for the reopening of schools. We already have given much thought and planning as to how to ensure the safety of staff and pupils when we are finally allowed to reopen. Once we have confirmation of the ‘roadmap' for lifting measures and getting our children back to school, we will finalise our plans and announce them at the earliest opportunity.
I do hope you have an opportunity to enjoy family time this weekend. It’s not quite the VE Day celebrations we had envisaged, but I am sure there will be some creative ideas amongst the Derby High community to commemorate May 8th 1945. Please don’t forget to send us your photos!
Acts of Kindness
We are extremely proud of all our pupils showing their compassion and care for the community, especially over the last few months. Here’s two examples of how wonderful our pupils are:
Amar in Reception put together the food he wanted to donate from his home to the local foodbank. This week the Firemen arrived in their engine and collected the food from his street.
Eesha in Year 3 wrote a beautiful letter to a care home to cheer up residents, with lots of ideas of activities they could do. Eesha was delighted to receive a "thank you" post card back!
PSHE Challenge Week 3
This week Dr E-B set the creative challenge of making a colour collage.Click here to watch the challenge on YouTube.
Once again it’s been wonderful receiving all the entries from our pupils. It’s been lovely to see which colours the children selected and what they have used for their collage.
The World’s Largest Children’s Choir
On Tuesday 2nd June at 2:30pm, Young Voices invites you to sing with children, teachers and parents all over the world in a special home performance of “The Power in Me”. We would love for everyone to join in this simultaneous sing to say thank you to all the teachers across the world.
To sign up and join in please go to: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme
Freddie's Favourites with Chaplain Jo
Today Chaplain Jo has spent some time with Freddie to cheer him up and think about his favourite items. Derby High Primary often see Freddie during assemblies! To view the short video please click here.
Parent Survey Monkey Feedback
Owing to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from parents for the last two weeks running and the desire to limit demands on parents at this busy time, we will not be issuing the Survey Monkey survey on Fridays any longer. Any parents wishing to give feedback please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
If you are looking for a place to find easy-to-access resources focused around children and young people's well-being, then you may find it helpful to visit camhs-resources.co.uk. Here you will find a huge wealth of resources, some produced by CAMHS and others drawn from a whole range of different organisations. As well as useful websites and apps, there are videos, downloadable self-help guides and book recommendations. The resources cover a whole range of mental health and emotional issues that children and young people might struggle with as well as some which are particularly aimed at informing about Coronavirus and supporting those who might be finding these times particularly challenging.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have also identified a range of useful websites and information to help parents and children at this time. The website can be found here: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-resources-parents-carers
The webpage can also be downloaded as a pdf here: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/sites/default/files/generated-pdf/document/COVID-19---resources-for-parents-and-carers.pdf
Stay at home activities for children and young people