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Newsletter 19 – 30th January 2023

This half-term’s value is ‘Courage’ (Deuteronomy 31:6)

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Industrial Action – School Closure

 

A reminder that due to industrial action by the National Education Union, both St Matthew’s and Brunel will be closed to children this Wednesday, 1st February.

 

Falcons’ Class Assembly

 

Our Falcons’ class will be leading our whole school assembly this Thursday, 2nd February. Parents and carers of children in the Falcons’ class are very welcome to come and join us for this. Assembly starts at 8.45am and the children would be very excited to see you there if you can make it!

 

Healthy Packed Lunches

 

We have noticed that some children’s packed lunches are quite sugary and fat-heavy. On our school website there is a leaflet giving parents advice on what types of food to include in packed lunches. This leaflet is available under the blue ‘Parents’ tab. Here is an extract:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roblox

As part of our continued sharing of online safety information with parents, we have received the following warnings from The Safeguarding Hub about Roblox, an online gaming platform:

 

We have received reports of a viral post circulating on social media about an alleged self-harm ‘game’ being shared on Roblox. According to the Facebook post, ‘The Game’ is a list of self-harming actions for children and young people to complete, often in view of their family and friends. It is allegedly shared via Word document on Roblox and Snapchat. Actions include self-harm prompts, such as cutting, overdosing, starving, and bruising. There are multiple references to “ending your own life” with one part stating the “only way to win [the game] is to die”. It also states different methods of suicide, as well a timeline for when to do so during the game. Most notably, there is a reference to ‘players’ receiving an anonymous message in Snapchat that includes the word ‘dare’, with further self-harming instructions. It also encourages the person to involve or harm other people, such as siblings and friends.

 

According to the document, the ‘normal’ age range to join in this behaviour is “10-15 years old” but there are also “people as young as 9” who are playing.

 

Please be vigilant of your children and make sure you know what they are doing online. You might also want to talk to your child about this to make sure they stay safe.

 

You’ve Been Spotted!

 

Well done to the following children who have been spotted this week:

 

Robins Blue

Inaayah Mulla – Friendship

 

Owls

Amelia Jahangir – Respect

Robins Green

Muaaz Hanslod – Compassion

 

Kestrels

Jannat Zeeshan – Service

Woodpeckers

M-Ayaan Siddiq – Endurance

 

Hawks

Arooj Syed – Service

Kingfishers

Azaan Jamadar – Service

 

Falcons

Vanesa Csonkova – Endurance

Swallows

Alisha Zeeshan – Perseverance

 

Eagles

Halima Anees – Friendship

Doves

Manhoor Ayoub – Generosity

 

 

 

 

Writing – ‘Brew At Quarter Past Two!’

 

Congratulations to this week’s amazing authors:

 

Doves: Ibrahim Ullah

Owls: M. Harris Hussain

Kestrels: Bayane El-Mansori

Hawks: Ayaan Hussain

Falcons: Ayesha Hasan

Eagles: Zayn Desai

 

Reading Badges

 

Well done to the following children who have recently received a reading badge:

 

Class

Children

Woodpeckers

Sehrish Khan – Bronze, Umamah Bhamji – Silver, Aamirah Karolia - Ruby

Kingfishers

Aizah Hussain - Bronze, Abdul Rehman – Gold, Fatima Geloo & Max Jackson – Topaz

Swallows

Ahmed Mulla – Silver, Khadija Tahir – Ruby, Amanah Harnekar - Topaz

Owls

Yusuf Mahmood & Aysha Nadeem- Gold, Amelia Jahangir & Adam Lorgat - Sapphire

Adam Mehtab & Shaan Akhtar- Topaz, Alisha Sheikh, Saarah Ali & Sophia Bhamji - Emerald

Hawks

Hamzah Bhigjee & Daniyal Shaikh – Ruby

Headteacher’s Awards

 

Congratulations to the following children who received certificates in Achievement Assembly last week:

 

Robins Blue

Khadijah Faiz

 

Owls

Aysha Shazad

Robins Green

Arsal Khan

 

Kestrels

Hajirah Mahmood

Woodpeckers

Faiza Akhtar

 

Hawks

Hussain Aswat

Kingfishers

Aisha Hussain

 

Falcons

Samuel McCaw

Swallows

Anya Noor

 

Eagles

Aksah Shafiq

Doves

Benin Jafar

 

 

 

Mrs Martin’s Class of the Week: Falcons

Mrs Fenton’s Star: Alisha Zeeshan

Mr Richardson’s Lunchtime Awards: Azaan Jamadar (Kingfishers) & Subhan Atiq (Doves)

 

Attendance

 

Last week’s attendance was as follows:

 

 
  

 

 

Robins – Blue

94.7%

Owls

94.6%

Attendance for the year so far: 93.3%

Robins – Green

96.7%

Kestrels

91.2%

Woodpeckers

92%

Hawks

96.3%

Kingfishers

93.3%

Falcons

91.3%

Target for year: 96%

Swallows

93.3%

Eagles

96.3%

Doves

97.5%

School:

94.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 
  

 

 

 

Julian Rogers

Headteacher

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