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Eco-Committee

Eco Warriors – What we’ve been up to!

We have joined forces with the local community and taken part in the woodland tree planting scheme.  We have helped to replaced all the dead trees in the 2021 planting area aong low road in the village. It was a great achievement and thanks to Mick we even had time to watch the farrier at work with the horses in Valley Farm. Thank you for letting us be part of this village project.

We are focusing on how different materials are recycled and the importance of recycling. We are getting the whole school to get on board to collect and recycle as many batteries as possible – There is a chance to win some amazing prizes for our school too! Every child was sent home with their own battery recycling box and an activity booklet to complete and return to school. As a school we have collected 1148 batteries and saved them from going to landfill. Eco group is going to make sure that they are recycled. 

 

Road Safety Officers

So far this year, the Junior Road Safety Officers have been working hard to promote the importance of road safety across our school and our community. 

We were very lucky to have won the ‘Clean Air Day 2021’ competition, due to the hard work from the previous year's JRSO team. This meant that this year's road safety officers received 5 sets of: scooters, helmets and safety equipment for our school, kindly donated as a prize from Suffolk Roadsafe. 

They have conducted assemblies on  ‘Be safe, be seen at halloween’ and ‘How to stay safe on and around the roads’ where they focused on what to do and not to do to keep them safe as well as giving them the chance to tell us what they know about being safe. 

In relation to our assemblies, we have also carried out 2 competitions so far. For KeyStage Two, they had to: answer questions relating to our presentation on being safe at Halloween. Another competition was to design a poster that we could place around the community to encourage road users and pedestrians to be careful and aware of each other on the roads. 

For KeyStage One, they had to: colour in a school child to show how they could be seen while walking in the dark. Their next competition was to spot the dangers, this challenged them to look at the characters in the picture to see which one were at risk. 

Starting after Christmas, the JRSO team wanted to give the whole school the chance to use the Scooters. So every Wednesday lunchtime, they take a group of 5 children to come and have a go on the scooters. We teach them about the importance of head protection and how to use the scooters safely. They even throw some challenges in there for them on how to safely turn corners as well as how to stop effectively. It’s our aim by the end of the school year for every child in the school to have had a go on a scooter, giving them all a chance to understand the importance of being safe. 

 

Bramfield Primary School JRSO .mp4

Health and Safety Committee

Fire wardens have had been doing lots of exciting things over the past year. We started the year off talking about things we would like to cover this academic year. Here are a few things we have done:

  • Produced a fire safety leaflet, we researched what a good information leaflet would need to have.
  • We over saw a fire alarm practice making sure everyone was safely out in less than three minutes and that everyone had brought their first aid, medications and the emergency procedure folder. This was the first test of our newly installed fire alarms. 
  • Checked all fire exits were clear.
  • Mrs Allen and Miss Ashford ask group to help produce a lock down policy for the school. Making a card for each class. Once we had the first draft ready, we invited Mr Kay (chair of Governors) to come and look through the policy and amend if needed. Once approved we then led an assembly to fill in all staff and pupils of the new policy.
  • Extinguishers check.
  • Emergency lights check.
  • We lead an assembly on fire safety to the whole school to help raise awareness of keeping safe at home and school. 

The fire wardens did a fire safety activity with classes, first they explained to Oak class what their job as fire wardens entails: fire drills, emergency light testing, lockdown drills, fire drills as well as safety talks. Today's assembly was Bubble Escape. We put  the children into groups and they had to crawl along a sheet whilst the fire wardens blew bubbles, this was to give the same effect as smoke. They then had to get as low as they could and get from one side of the room to the other without letting the bubbles touch them. We told the children that if they were ever in a building that was on fire (very, very unlikely) and there was lots of smoke they needed to get down as low as they can because smoke rises. Oak Class did really well and enjoyed the lesson. We did Willow and Cherry over the next couple of weeks and we will do Ash class next week. Quote of the day " Stay low, get go" Which one of the Oak Class children came up with.

Report by Rose and Tegan

Ethos group

The Ethos group is committed to promoting and embedding our school values throughout all aspects of school. Each half term we promote a value through activities around our school prayer tree.

This year, so far, we have encouraged members of the school community to make prayer boats and think about how they can help to save the planet. Our prayer boats were put on display in St Mary's church Haleswort. They were part of an event to raise awareness of global issues during the COP26 global conference in Glasgow.  As a school children and staff have made thankful bead strings. Each bead on the string was threaded as a reminder for something they were thankful for.  At harvest we created a window decoration for St Andrew's church. The whole school helped to create a poppy wreath for rememberance which we placed at the base of our school cross. We have also organised a collection for the Children in Need appeal and the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal. The school collected £145 which was shared between the two charities. 
As a group we gather regularly to arrange an assembly to inform the rest of the school what we are planning next.

We are looking to  start a bigger project to refresh out St Andrews church banner.

Ethos group helps with Remembrance Day

On Thursday 11th November the whole school went out and stood for a minutes silence before planting 100 poppies to mark the 100 years since the end of WW1.

This is also the start of the creation of our outdoor reflective area for the whole school community. We hope that this area for will be a place for children, parents and staff will use for quiet reflection.

Thanks you all children, staff and  their partners who painted the poppies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Committee

Sports leaders this year are actively helping to organise and run lunchtime activities. They have taken responsiblity for putting out equipment and setting up games. Everyone is enjoying the variety of activities that they can join in with during the week. 

Spring term football challenge -This term the sports leaders have held a football challenge. They wanted to encourage everyone to practise the PE Values during the activities they had planned. At the end of the week they presented certifcates to children who had demonstrated one or more of the PE Values. 

 

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