Anti-Bullying Week & Odd Socks Day – Nov 2023

The Federation supported Anti-Bullying Week 2023 by taking part in ‘Odd Socks Day’ which is an annual event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. On Monday 13th November all children and staff were invited to wear odd socks or brightly coloured/patterned tights to celebrate their individuality. 

Throughout the week children also took part in discussions within their classes about friendship and the importance of kindness to others. We discussed what to do if we felt someone was being unkind and recapped the importance of our Golden Rules, PATHS rule and speaking to a trusted adult.

Children in Need 2023

Tuppence Clarke, Year 5 – ‘Miss Jacobs’
Juniors ‘Spotacular Competition’ winner

On Friday 17th November, we celebrated and raised money for Children in Need . Each year, the children look forward to this event, and this year was no different – especially with the introduction of our new Spotacular competition!

Mia Lacki, Year 2 – ‘Miss Parfitt’
Infants ‘Spotacular Competition’ winner

As well as an assembly to discuss the important work of the Children in Need charity, which was presented by some of the Year 6 School Councillors at the Juniors site, we also engaged in some activities in our classrooms.

As you can see, our Spotacular competition garnered some excellent pictures! The children were tasked with drawing a staff member of their choice in a spotty-themed outfit or setting. Across both schools, we had some fabulous entries – Mrs Pedlow had a tough job picking a winner! After some deliberation, the Spotacular competition winner at Infants was Mia Lacki (RP2) and at Juniors it was Tuppence Clarke (RL5) – well done to them! The winner’s classes will each receive a reward of their choice.

The School Council’s Year 4s and 5s, led by the excellent Treasurer, had the important job of collecting and counting the money donated. We raised an amazing £320! As always, a huge thank you to everyone who donated and helped our school raise such a wonderful amount for Children in Need.

A Royal Reply

Back in May, the then year 1 children at Toftwood Infant School wrote letters to the King in preparation for his coronation. The children wrote letters that included questions to ask the King as well as explaining what they enjoyed about watching the coronation.

Rewind forward to October, and the children who are now in year 2 have received a royal reply from the King, Queen and their royal correspondent. The children enjoyed a visit from their previous teacher who delivered the good news to them!