Supporting Parents in a Digital World
The resource covers topics such as general parenting, safety and settings on the Internet, gaming, use of apps, health and wellbeing and education.
Recent articles include ‘Talking to your child about why bullies bully’ and ‘Addicted to social media- or just teens being teens?’
Forest Netball Tournament
29th November 2019 – Mossford Green Primary Netball team came 4th out of 18 schools in today’s tournament at Forest Academy
11th October 2019 – Forest Netball Tournament, 22 schools participated Mossford Green Primary Netball team came 15th
Gold Schools’ Event Monday 26th November 2018
Netball Tournament – Well Done Mossford Green Team!
The school netball team came 6th out of 24 schools at the Bancroft netball tournament. They were the only school from the state sector in the tournament. Well done!
Please ensure your child is in full uniform and that it is labelled. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school.
Healthy Packed lunches
We have provided all parents a copy of the Packed lunch policy. Please refer to when thinking of what to provide for your child and packed lunch.
Mossford Green Reading Challenge
Research shows that children who read more, do better in school and later life. We also know that although reading any book is great, some books are better written and have more challenging vocabulary and themes than other books. So, we have put together a list of 100 quality books that we believe children should read by the time they leave Mossford Green. All these books are available in our school library, or can be obtained from your local library or bookshop. These books are a mixture of traditional and modern classics. This challenge starts in Nursery and continues all the way to year 6.
Please find a list of books for your child’s Key stage – that we want them to try to read before they leave school – attached to this email.
Children can choose to work through the list of books in any order they want. They can always read another book alongside these books if they want.
Some of the language in the books, especially books on the KS2 list, is very difficult and some children may be discouraged. All we ask is that they try. Many of the SATs tests that children will come across contain language from classic books which can often be new and difficult for children who have not read these types of books in the past. So, exposure to more mature books and classic/older language is very important.
The children also do not have to read the books themselves, although this is always best. An adult can read and discuss the book with them or they can listen to an audio copy from the library or from an online source.
To try ensure that children actually read the texts, we are asking children to write a short review after each book. The review template can also be found attached to this email and more are available in the school library.
Children will have a ‘Reading Passport’ where their teacher will add a stamp for every book on the list they read.
For every 10 books a child reads themselves or with an adult, they will receive a book token to use at the next school book fair. We hope you support your child in reading as many as possible.
We sometimes get requests from parents for more homework. Please can I remind all parents that through our on-line learning zone (available through the school website) there are a wide range of activities available, linked to your child’s learning in class, which can be carried out at home. It is important to remember that any homework set has to marked, and that this marking time detracts from marking a minimum of 60 books that teachers are already marking on a daily basis, which have to be done in detail to ensure progression in learning for all children the following day.
After school clubs collection
Please note that from after the half term we will not be able to allow any children to travel home without an adult following an after school club as it will be dark. Please make alternative arrangements in plenty of time so that your child is not left in school waiting to be collected.
Mossford Green netball team had played their first tournament on 27.09.16 at Redbridge Sports Centre. They played seven games, won 5 games and lost 2. Unfortunately they came 4th on goal difference.
NSPCC guidance on Radicalisation
Please follow this link for guidance on how to talk to children about radicalisation and terrorism and how to get help if you suspect a child is being radicalised.
KS1 Parent workshop – postponed
We have had to reschedule the Parent Workshop on Maths:Calculation Strategies for + and – KS1 due to be held this Tuesday for Monday 3rd October 2016 at the same time
from 2.15pm – 3.30pm. Hope to see you then.
This year, we have gained inspiration from a current National Trust initiative titled ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾.’ These 50 things are simple ways of providing your child with life-long experiences. Things that in this day and age of computer technology, the National Trust, feel have dropped-off of parents (and schools) agendas.
We, as a school, have carefully considered these 50 Things and have pledged to further enhance your child’s education through providing them with some of these valuable life experiences at school and whilst on trips. We do however need your help. We have managed to integrate at least 44 of the 50 things into our creative curriculum and so we hope that your child will have experience of these at least once in their time at primary school – is once really enough though?
There are 6 of the 50 things that we simply can’t integrate, like swimming in the sea and canoeing down a river – for obvious risk assessment reasons! However, we are setting you a family challenge. We want to see you in action trying-out as many of the 50 things activities as possible – we want to compile an ongoing display of photographs of our school community getting busy as a family at completing each of the 50 things. It doesn’t take long and while you can do many of these at National Trust properties many can be done in any open space such as a garden, park, Hainault Forest etc – a snail race for example and even bird watching or flying a kite – I’m sure you’ve done lots of them already! Just check-out the attached list and get going – We can’t wait to see your photo evidence, bring it in for us to see or alternatively email an image to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your child’s name and class number in the subject line and we can do the printing for you.
Family Learning at Mossford Green
Please be aware that this term we are offering parent workshops that will cover a range of different aspects relating to your year 1 aged child. These sessions are very informative and are offered free of charge. They will be run by a range of professionals/ lead practitioners here at Mossford Green. Light refreshments will be available at each workshop.
New dinner menu for Sep2016
Please click on the link above to view the dinner menu from September 2016.
You are able to choose your child’s meals up to 6 weeks in advance via cypad -school dinners from our website.
Letters out – various
Please see the letters page for a list of letters sent out this week.
Important: Change of date – Open Evening
Please note Open Evening scheduled for 7th July has been changed to Tuesday 5th July 2016. Please make every effort to attend.
Problems not receiving emails from the school?
Should you not be receiving emails from the school and you have provided us with your correct email address please troubleshoot using these suggestions:
– check in your spam or junk folder
– add these two email addresses to your contacts: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
Mossford Green PTA Facebook page
NEW Mossford Green PTA Facebook page!
New School dinner menu – summer 2016
A new menu is out for the summer term. You are able to book school dinners for your child up to 6 weeks in advance. You are encouraged to do so in consultation with your child. Click here for more details.