It was wonderful to see over 100 children get involved in planting onions, radishes, wild flowers and other hardy annuals in school. With the support of Mr Graham Bell from Exmouth in Bloom, we’re delighted to be regularly giving the children the opportunity to develop skills of teamwork, as well as their gardening expertise at school. Our thanks also to Kings Garden Centre for the tools and seeds they gave the school as part of their prize for Best Schools’ Vegetable Garden.
As part of our topic Food around the World, two groups in year three have cooked their mystery meal for the rest of the class. The children correctly guessed the mystery countries India and Mexico. The children enjoyed tying new foods and rating them, Riley gave the taco a ten out of ten!
We’re delighted to be offering a workshop for Parents & Carers using ‘Normal Magic’ for good mental health on Wednesday 20th March at 1.30pm at school. This workshop focuses on what mental health is, how we can all use M.A.G.I.C. in our interactions with children and young people to help support their mental health, the importance of balancing our mental health & positive choices we can make in doing this. You will hear how you can work alongside school in supporting your child or young person’s mental health, and learn more about looking after your own mental health!
Normal Magic is something that every one of us can perform when talking to each other – remember what MAGIC stands for:
Me- How you are is crucial to successful listening- Keep the lid on your inner ‘rescuer’. We cannot solve everything for everyone but we can help them be their own superhero.
Active listening- Is my body language open? How is my posture? Am I likely to be distracted? If so can I manage it? Acknowledge and be interested but beware leading questions.
Generate their “Next steps’’
Inspire and be inspired.
Compliment and notice them.
If you would like further information please contact: Mr Nelmes or the school office on 01392 266535
To book a place, please contact the school office. We would love you to join us!
World Bok Day was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be reminded of the enjoyment of books and reading. Thank you to all the parents/carers for making such an effort, it was lovely to see the children dressed as their favourite book characters. We were fortunate indeed to have J.K. Rowling herself officially start our assembly!
With so much going on this coming half term, we wanted to share information of some dates for your diary in order to help your child feel prepared!
Monday 25th February – After school clubs continue. Please check for spaces at the office if you’d like your child to sign up. There is a £4.00 joining fee.
Tuesday 26th February – Parent Teacher Family Association AGM. 2.30-3.30pm. We are always looking for new members to join this time and welcome you to join us in helping to raise funds for school. This meeting will take place at school. Please let the school office know beforehand if you would like to come along to this meeting.
Wednesday 27th February – Swimming continues for Years 3 and 4.
Thursday 28th February – Martial arts Club starts after school. Ask at the office for a flyer.
Thursday 7th March – World Book Day. The theme in school will be to get comfy and share a story! Children can dress up as their favourite book character.
Tuesday 12th March – Dinosaurs – Fun, Fact and Fantasy. Family session in the school hall. All ages welcome to come along and learn exciting facts about dinosaurs and see some incredible artefacts. PTFA will be providing refreshments for a small charge.
Friday 15th March- Comic Relief and our School council will be promoting this event with the children. All donations on this day will go to comic relief.
Friday 29th ‘March Mothering/Caring Adult Tea Party’. The children will be bringing home an invite along with a letter.
Thursday 4th April – Easter Bingo after school. Refreshments provided by PTFA for a small charge. Children will be bringing home a letter.Prizes including meat vouchers up for grabs!
Friday 5th April- Deaf Awareness Dress Down Day.
We do hope that you and your child can support these events.
Once again this year, we’re encouraging everyone to take part in the daily 40 Acts challenge: 40 nudges in a generous direction. Generosity rarely “just happens” – usually it has to be planned for. This Lent, we’ll start by laying the groundwork.
Lent is usually about ‘giving stuff up’, isn’t it? What if you could add something transformational to the traditional? What if you could give up chocolate and give the money to your favourite charity? What if you could turn the TV off and spend more time helping your neighbour? What if Lent was a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness that reflected God’s amazing generosity? Well, that’s where 40acts comes in. Each day, we will be encouraging the whole school community to spread acts of generosity through simple daily acts of kindness.
Once again we are using an acrostic poem to help us…
Encouraging the best in each other
Enjoying helping others
Raising support for a good cause
Offering what we can
Sharing our time and talents
Inviting someone to join in
Taking care of God’s creation for future generations
You first, me last.
Keeping Safe Online
Keeping your child safe whilst online is so essential and it’s important to involve yourself in your child’s online life and a simple and effective way to this is by talking to them about their life online. Try to maintain an open dialogue with your child and find opportunities to talk to them about what they love to do online. Parents can help children access the amazing resources the internet has to offer whilst keeping them safe online at the same time.
Please see below for a useful information page warning parents about ‘The Momo Challenge’- what it is and how to keep your child safe. Momo is a new viral game that encourages players to perform a series of challenges in order to meet ‘Mother Bird’ – a disfigured character (inspired by Japanese art) with bulging eyes and untidy black hair on a chicken-like body.
Light-hearted and fun at the outset, this game experience quickly darkens, absorbing players who are encouraged to perform acts of violence and self-harm through a series of progressively risky challenges. Originating in Mexico, it is easily accessed through social media shares (predominantly Facebook and YouTube) and is rapidly spreading across the world.
Please see below for a useful advice sheet about the online video game Fortnite and how to keep your child safe when playing.
National Online Safety: Childnet: A Parent’s Guide to Fortnite
Protecting your child’s privacy online
Here’s a link to a useful guide for parents on protecting the privacy of their child online:
Snapchat have introduced a new feature called ‘Snap Map’ which allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, allowing users to zoom into a map and see the exact location of their friends.
Here is the latest advice for parents and carers published by Childnet International, a leading organisation for online safety: Snap Map Advice Childnet
For more details about safer internet please click the link below:
Useful Online Safety Information
The following websites are full of useful information:
Useful video resources can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe.
Family Learning cook up a real treat in school and fill the hall with a wonderful aroma of curry and rice. Magical to hear that for some they tasted a vegetable they’ve never tried before, some have changed their minds and now like brown rice, others were super smart and cooked their very first curry! Excellent cooking today, look out Gino, Gordan and Jamie Littleham can cook!
The pantomime season is definitely in full swing at Littleham, with this year’s Key Stage 2 production of Cinderella the Ugly Truth and what a treat the audiences were given. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what some of the audience thought….
Wonderful performances, great choreography and vocals
Great set design, decoration and costumes
Humorous acting, especially the King, Queen and 3 princes.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!
It made me both laugh and cry – well done everyone! Thoroughly enjoyed the performance
Once more, a wonderful performance with enthusiasm and happiness.
Littleham, you have some real talent shining through!
Littleham scoop third prize at the Exmouth learning community annual quick sticks competition. Highlights included long passes from Tom, cracking goals from Mathew and wonderful skills with a hockey stick on Rose and Kai’s part. Jack and Brooke held a super defensive line while Millie and Raluka looked to give their opponents the slip. A superb afternoon of quick sticks hockey. Team Littleham we are so proud of you!