World Mental Health Day – ‘Hello Yellow Day’

To support and acknowledge ‘World Mental Health Day’ (10th Oct) the Federation took part in the ‘Hello Yellow’ day organised by ‘Young Minds’, a charity that supports and raises awareness of the importance of young people’s mental health. During the week both schools had an assembly to discuss World Mental Health Day and on Thursday 7th October the children were invited to wear something yellow to support this.

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Black History Month 2021

During October we are celebrating Black History Month within the Federation. This week both the Infant and Junior children received an assembly to start our activities for the month. Many of the resources we will be using have been recommended by the Norfolk Inclusion Adviser for Culture and Curriculum and we will be focusing on the theme ‘Proud to be’.

Over the next three weeks we will be learning about some of the amazing people and events that have shaped our history. We will be reading and listening to some inspirational stories, poetry and taking part in music and dance activities in our classrooms.

If you would like to get involved or support your children at home there are lots events taking place around the county. Please see the link below.

https://www.norfolkblackhistorymonth.org/events

You may also like to try some of these recipes we have found. Don’t forget to send us a photo on Dojo, we would love to see what you have made!

Ghanaian Okra Stew  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU7QEXgteKE

Zimbabwean ‘Nyama’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-GqLnfnBRw

Tanzanian Banana Curry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HljWjD2gXcg

English special events this year!

We always want to inspire, help develop and immerse the children in to their writing and reading at Toftwood. As part of this we focus on special events throughout the school year which promote this further and encourages a whole federation reading and writing culture.  

This year the children will have the opportunity to celebrate poetry, non-fiction texts, certain authors and also a range of texts. The following events are going to be taking place: 

* 7th October – National Poetry Day 

* Throughout November we will be celebrating all things Non-fiction 

* On the 3rd March your child will be able to dress up as their favourite book character for World Book Day (theme and more information to be sent nearer the time) 

* 21st March we will be reading a range of poetry from around the world 

* Shakespeare Day will be celebrated on 22nd April 

* Finally, the children will be taking part in the National Writing Day in June.  

We look forward to all of these events and hope the children really enjoy these too!