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At Stokes Wood the safeguarding, welfare, physical and emotional well-being of our children and their families are a priority. As such, any concerns which contradict this will be acted on immediately.

Special Event

Open Evening 2023

What an amazing event this was. Thank you to everyone, pupils, staff, governors, families, the police, NHS and anyone else who contributed. There were hundreds of people present on the evening, taking part in the many curriculum and enrichment activities : Diwali dancing, a Song for Peace, an anti-bullying presentation, science, phonics, music, art, maths, table tennis and gymnastics. It certainly showed our school off in a very positive light 😊

Anti-Bullying week

This week was Anti-bullying Week where we were stressing the importance of making a noise about bullying so that if someone is being bullied, a trusted adult or friend can help to sort it out. Don’t suffer bullying in silence… tell someone and STOP bullying happening. KS2 worked with a drama company on the practical application of anti-bullying strategies. Year 5 also took part in some workshops after the excellent performance.

Harvest Festival

The house captains and Y6 school councillors led the assembly in KS2 on the last day of the half term. As you can see the children generously donated food for the local food bank. The assembly emphasised the importance of being thankful for what we have and ensuring that we say thank you frequently. The Y2 councillors and special guests helped Mrs Gadsby with the younger pupils’ assembly.
Thank you to everyone for their contributions.

Energy in Mind - Fuel Poverty

Dean From National Energy Action has been working with children in KS2                                                                                                                                         

The aims of the sessions have been to:

•    Help the children understand the difference between non-renewable energy and renewable energy.

•    To look at how energy is used in different ways.

•    To understand how you can insulate homes to keep warm.

•    To understand the impact of energy use on our environment.

•    Know how to save energy so that they can be kind to the environment.

Family Outdoor Activity Event

Well done to all the families who braved the rain and completed all the activities. They collected loads of litter, despite the fact children litter pick every week!
They all had great fun in the Forest School, building shelters.
Mr Sorby organised a great orienteering course and Mrs Ciftci got soaked organising basketball and other fun games on the playground.
It was well worth it though and everyone enjoyed hot dogs and cake afterwards…. Well deserved. 😊

Family Fun Day

The annual family fun day was, as its title suggests, a great family fun day. I think we had the most families joining us for the picnic on the field this year. We had the usual bouncy castles, Mr Twister the entertainer and circus skills coach, hands-on animals, and in addition this year Rock Steady and their pupil and staff bands entertained us too.
Well done to all those who raised the money to fund it through our sponsored walk.

British Values/DT/6Rs

On Wednesday 7th June 2023, staff and children combined Design Technology ( DT), British Values and the 6Rs in a range of activities. If you have ever designed and made models and machines, cooked recipes for the first time, sewn your own clothes etc, you will know that it can be very hard work, it can be very challenging and frustrating. Often you also need to work with others, ask for advice and certainly be resilient. Therefore, we thought we would all need to use our learning character muscles to be successful in our DT projects. If you ask the Year 6 about making bird boxes, they will tell you this is very true!!
However, when completed, we all felt very proud of our successes.
Mrs Gadsby linked assemblies to the British Values and the 6Rs. We all discussed how the learning character muscles are so important if we are to be successful and they are not just for school, but for all areas of our lives.
We know what British Values are, but we decided that  British Values could be called Everyone’s Values, or just Values, or Stokes Wood Values, or Good Values. We discussed how we use the Values at school and at home and elsewhere and how important they are.
The videos on the British Values tab and 6Rs tab will give you some more information. We also discussed equality later in the week and how everyone should have the opportunity to try and succeed in anything, how we should embrace difference and diversity and demonstrate respect for all.

Family Activity event

6 families enjoyed some time together. They made shelters in the forest school with Mr Laverick, toasted marshmallows with Mrs Furborough and Mrs Wakeling and helped keep the school grounds tidy by litter picking with Miss Stone.

Coronation of King Charles Celebrations

The whole school dressed in red, white and blue or as Kings and Queens and celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla.

French Charity Café

The school council promoted this event and it raised over £300 for the Leicester Children’s Holiday Homes.

Tres bien tout le monde

Easter HAF Club

Stokes Wood ran another successful HAF club at Easter for 4 days. As you can see the children took part in a variety of activity. The pictures show just a taster of what the children were able to do.

Events 2023

Here is a small selection of the special events we have held since January 2023: Chinese New Year, Rock Steady, Mother’s Day lunch, Jamie and Becky Vardy book signing. We like to give our children a wide range of experiences and opportunities.