Saturday 22nd November, 11.00am – 3.00pm
Foleshill Library, Broad Street
As a parent, you will have understandable road safety concerns for your child which are likely to change as your child gets older. Road crashes are the biggest cause of death among 5-25 year-olds. But there are key steps you can take to help protect your child.
The website http://www.brake.org.uk provides advice from your child’s birth to reaching the age when they may start learning to drive or be a passenger with other young drivers.
When to allow your child to walk on their own around local roads
✔ Children under eight should always be accompanied by and hold hands with an adult around roads, particularly when crossing.
✔ When your child reaches the age of eight, you should consider whether to allow them to walk independently. It can be a tough decision as you will need to consider their development and weigh up the benefits of them being active and healthy with traffic danger in your area.
✔ When you decide to let your child walk independently, remind them about the importance of crossing safely using the Green Cross Code, paying attention to the road, and help them to plan the safest possible route (along quiet, slow roads with pavements or traffic-free paths) to school, the park or their friends’ houses.
Brake recommends that children under 10 don’t cycle on roads.
Many roads are unsafe for children, particularly fast and bendy rural roads and busy town roads without separate space for cyclists.
✔ Happily, some communities now have great cycling facilities, including separate paths for cyclists, which can be a great way for children to start enjoying the benefits of cycling while they are safe from traffic.
Further information on http://www.coventry.gov. on road safety and cycle schemes.
Anti Bullying week
If a child tells you they’re being bullied, the first thing to do is to listen!
Talking to the school
To stop the bullying, it’s essential for you or your child, or both of you, to talk to the school. Think about who would be the best person to approach first. Discuss this with your child because there may be a particular teacher your child feels more at ease with.
Your school nurse is available to talk to on 02476 961418
All the organisations listed below provide support and information to parents.
Family Lives is a charity that runs a free, confidential 24-hour helpline for parents.
Call 0808 800 2222 to speak about any parenting issue, including bullying.
The Bullying UK website, which is part of Family Lives, has a dedicated area for parents.
Kidscape is an anti-bullying charity that runs a telephone advice line for parents and carers and there is extensive information for parents and carers on its website.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has an information sheets for parents.
We would like to welcome everybody to our next ‘Coffee Morning’ which will take place on Thursday 20th November at 9.00am in the KS1 hall.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
For the past few days, we have been going around the school, class to class selling poppies for Remembrance Day. All the money has been donated to charity and we would like to thank the parents and children for their kind generosity. We are sure it will have made a difference.
What a lovely time I had sharing celebrations for Eid and Divali. It was fantastic to see such a big turn out of parents. There were some lovely outfits worn by children and parents. I discovered many parents and staff had hidden talents, especially mendhi!
We also had the opportunity to decorate cards and make diva lamps. Our sessions were finished with a party with lots of delicious food to eat and music to listen to. I’m already looking forward to the next one.
Wow what a turn out!
Thank you to all the mummies who attended the Marvellous Mummy event on Thursday 23rd. Both mummies and children had lots of fun decorating their own bag with buttons, beads, gems and fabric dye.
Due to popular demand we will be holding an additional afternoon after the holidays to accommodate the parents we couldn’t fit in the hall. Look out for the letter in the first week back!
Empowering Families Workshop run by SEND Information, Advice and Support Service for parents and carers of children with special educational needs on 25th Novemeber.
This week the children in year 1 had a visit from three Victorian Ladies: A maid, A rich lady and a school teacher. The children enjoyed the start to their new topic and had lots of questions to ask.
Everybody wants to have fun on Bonfire night, make sure your evening is safe
- Sparklers get five times hotter than cooking oil.
- A rocket can reach speeds of 150mph.
- A firework shell can reach as high as 200 metres.
- Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch.
- The majority of firework-related injuries happen at family or private parties.
- Around half of all injuries are to children under the age of 17.
- The most common injuries are to hands, followed by the eyes and face.
Firework First Aid Guide from St Johns Ambulance:
Burns or scalds
If someone’s got a burn or scald:
- Run it under cold water for at least 10 minutes. You need to completely cool the skin to prevent pain, scarring or further damage
- If the burn is on a child, or if you think it’s a serious burn call 999/112 for an ambulance
- Remove any jewellery or clothing near the burn (unless they’re stuck to it)
- Don’t pop any blisters or apply creams – this can make it worse
- Once cooled, cover the burn with cling film or a plastic bag
- If necessary, treat them for shock , by laying them down with their legs raised and supported above the level of their heart
Debris in the eye
If someone’s got something in their eye:
- Tell them not to rub it, so they don’t make it worse
- Pour clean water over their eye to wash out what’s in there and/or to cool the burn
- If this doesn’t work, try to lift the debris out with a damp corner of a clean tissue
- If this doesn’t work either, don’t touch anything that’s stuck in their eye – cover it with a clean dressing or non-fluffy material
- Then take or send them straight to hospital