SCA News Issue 30 - 31.01.23 Dear Parents & Carers,
Godfrey Ermen Memorial Primary School
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To my children’s teacher,
If you need my kid to sit on the floor while you figure out numbers, and flexible seating and seating plans- that’s ok. 👍
If my kid has to wear one pair of shoes to school all day- that’s cool- I do the same thing all day long, they can too while you figure out how to manage high traffic areas and teach the kids the importance of social distancing- Groovy!
If you need me to supply you with a bottle of wine, or vodka, or whatever every Friday so you can go home and destress and cry about your highly emotional and stressful week- I got you... name your poison. 🍷🍺🥃🍸
If you need me to search high and low for every available container for wipes so you can spend your unassigned time after school wiping down every surface in your classroom- Done! I will keep my eyes peeled!!!🧼🧽
If my kid has to wear a mask so he can sit with you and read a story- which is her favorite activity on the planet, or sit beside a friend and work in their journal or on an art project- no worries! I will make sure they understand the rules for mask wearing at school. 😷
What I won’t do:
1- Berate you on social media
2- Undermine you and your profession at every turn
3- Buy into the hysteric and irrational things I read online that have not been fact checked
4- Fear monger others
Because I know that, at the end of the day, you don’t have any control over the decisions that are made by higher ups, and you are just doing your job.
I know that you will treat my child as your own.
I know you are killing yourself putting in a ridiculous amount of hours on your own time to make your classroom a safe and welcoming place.
And I know in your heart of hearts you are doing everything in your power to make my child feel loved and successful in the school year.
You have been tasked with a seemingly insurmountable task of keeping kids safe and happy and engaged during a GLOBAL PANDEMIC- and regardless of how I personally feel about Covid and masks and shoes and seating plans and all the craziness this new school year will bring... know I have your back!
I got you, and all my teacher friends- you are valued and you are worthy... and I see you! 💕
Aiden (Reception) has drew a picture of his favourite animal. He has labelled the body parts and wrote a sentence about a cat.
Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from Godfrey Ermen Memorial Primary School, Elementary School, School Road, Manchester.
Operating as usual
Staff and pupils here at Godfrey Ermen Primary School offer our condolences on the loss of HM Queen Elizabeth ll. Children and Staff observed a minute silence to show respect and to reflect. Our thoughts and best wishes are with the Royal Family.
Y5 enjoyed a spot of gardening in the sunshine this lunchtime! 🌸 🪴
Our Pride Focus in school this week was Personal Excellence. It was wonderful to see how the children have been demonstrating this in school during our celebration assemblies! Well done to all of our certificate achievers this week. We are PROUD of you all! 🤩
We’ve had a wonderful first week back, everywhere has been so busy and purposeful.
We have loved seeing the egg creations the children created over the Easter holiday, here are a sample of their wonderful designs!
Wishing all of our GEMS family a very happy Easter! 🐣
On Friday we celebrated more success in Reception, Y1,Y2,Y5 and Y6 during our celebration assemblies. It was so lovely to hear more about how the children have demonstrated the ‘inspire value’ in school last week! We are so proud of you 🤩
This week our Pride focus is ‘Inspire’ and we were certainly inspired listening to all of the amazing things Y3 and Y4 have been upto over the past week! Well done to all of the children who received awards, we are so PROUD of you 🤩
A few weeks ago Year 6 took part in a Science session led by Mr Wilkinson from Salford City Academy. They dissected a sheep’s lung in a bid to learn about their function in the circulatory system.
More enrichment club fun today! It is so lovely to see the children enjoying the after school opportunities!
Y5 Pankhurst have been loving acting out parts of Macbeth this week! We have some budding actors in our midst!
More awards from our celebration assemblies on Friday! We are so proud of you all 🤩
Celebrate British Science Week! Read Celebrate British Science Week! on the LoveReading4Kids blog.
We were so excited to resume face to face celebration assemblies today! It was Y3 and Y4’s turn today and the remaining classes will take place on a Friday. Well done to all of the children who received an award- we are so PROUD of you! 🤩
We were so excited to start our enrichment clubs today after school. Activities include baking, art and craft, board games and sports, which this half term is archery and badminton!
Year 3 enjoyed their first session with Salford Red Devil’s today!
We are so proud of two of our children for demonstrating our PRIDE values this half term. They were visiting the beach and were upset by the amount of plastic and rubbish so decided to do a beach clean up! They collected many plastic items, one was a washing up liquid bottle that dated from the 1960s, an excellent example of how plastic does not break down and pollutes the seas for a very long time. Well done boys, you are an inspiration ! 💎
If Half Term makes you feel like this 😒
Try these FREE outdoor activities in Salford
Do the tree trail at Peel Park
Picnic in Worsley Woods
Visit a Salford playground
Feed the ducks at Clifton Country Park
Go for a bike ride
Discover Worsley Delph
After 16 years as the head teacher at Godfrey Ermen, Mrs Clancy has left today to start a new adventure… owning a bakery. Whilst she will be incredibly missed by us all, we are so excited to hear all about her new business (and taste the cakes!). We hope you will join us in thanking her for everything she has done at GEMS and wish her well in her exciting new venture! Remember Mrs Clancy, Once a GEM, always a GEM!
Arrangements for next month's World Book Day - we're doing it on Wednesday 2nd March because we've got some very special visitors...
Happy Valentine's Day ❤️
February half term fun Fun for the whole family
Self-care is a great way to boost positive emotions and improve both physical and mental health. Sometimes the smallest tasks have the biggest impact 💜
Download our self-care bingo and see how many acts of self-care the young people in your setting can do! https://mythrive.uk/3LjKPNX
A simple self-love recipe for the weekend ❤️
Self-love can help you keep a positive attitude, which means you will enjoy more of what life has to give you.
Activity idea📝: write down or draw some of the things you love about yourself and keep them in a box or a jar as a reminder for when you need a bit of a boost 😊
Credit: Crazyheadcomics on Instagram
Children's Mental Health week. We have all enjoyed learning about our emotions and how important it is to talk about our feelings.
This , our Parents' Toolkit is here to help! Do you have anymore tips?
Did you know 🤔
90% of 13 to 17-year-olds said that the internet makes it easy for people to be mean.
This , our FREE award-winning resources can help to strengthen young people’s digital resilience. 👦👧
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Mindful Monday 🌼
Affirmations are a great way to boost happiness and reduce negative thoughts. Repeating affirmations daily can help boost self-esteem and have been shown to decrease stress.
What are some of your affirmations?
Centervention have some great suggestions below.
Click here for some more affirmation suggestions: https://mythrive.uk/3sdLF62
A lovely visual reminder of the 7 essential activities for all ages to optimize brain matter and create a sense of wellbeing. Balancing these activities each day strengthens the brain's internal connections and connections with those around us.
We're proud to be supporting Place 2 Be's (7-13 February). Join us and help to shine a light on the importance of children and young people's . Find out more and download your free resources today: https://orlo.uk/CTHy6
Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 The next Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place on 7-13 February 2022. This year's theme is Growing Together.
We know from research that children who enjoy reading are three times more likely to read above the level expected for their age as those who don’t enjoy reading.
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NSPCC Number Day - thank you for your donations to this worthwhile charity 😁
Chinese New Year! 🎉🏮
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