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Online Safety Talk

9.15 am Tuesday 11th January in our school hall.

Our PCSO team are coming to do a talk about how to help keep your children safe online.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please come to the side gate at 9.10.

Before your arrive please take the following Covid 19 precautions.

Take a lateral flow device test
Wear a face covering if you are able to
Use the hand sanitiser at the hall entrance

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Your Holiday Hub

Your Holiday Hub returns to support families this Christmas
Low-income families in Bristol will receive extra support this Christmas with the return of Your Holiday Hubs (YHH) across the city.

Children and young people who are eligible for free school meals will be able to access almost 200 school holiday clubs for free over the school winter break.

Families will be able to enjoy activities including cooking, arts, crafts, sports and lots of outdoor play during the four-hour sessions provided by 35 Bristol organisations.

Experiences include creating a piece of winter music, Sail with Santa around the harbour, Hansel and Gretel outdoor theatre and learn how to make snow.

The clubs provide opportunities for children and young people to make new friends, learn and develop new skills and build their confidence.

Those taking part will also be provided with a hot, nutritious meal.

Amongst the organisations running school winter holiday clubs this year are the SS Great Britain Trust, Imayla Community Interest Company, Bristol City Robins and St Werburghs City Farm.

Councillor Asher Craig, Cabinet Lead for Children’s Services, Education and Equalities said: “We know this can be particularly hard time for families. We’ve worked with partners across the city to make this time a little easier for those in need and ensure we have an offer in place over the winter school holiday period, using the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme. I am grateful to everyone who is contributing to this years’ clubs and the support they are giving families this Christmas.”

Families who would like to access a YHH should contact the organisations directly.

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/documents/20182/32562/Providers_listing_by_ward.pdf/7225c476-fb96-8670-af77-5be4e74572f6?t=1626349263839

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Online Safety

Dear Parents,

A number of children in school have spoken to us about the TV programme Squid Games. This TV programme includes lots of violent content and is not appropriate for primary aged children. It has a certificate rating of 15 and should only be watched by people of this age or older. However, some footage from the programme has been uploaded on to apps and social media platforms and younger children may have seen it there. Please talk to your child and monitor their online use. Below is some advice about keeping children safe online.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/wakeupwednesday/squid-game-trending-across-platforms-what-parents-need-to-know

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Meet Miss Ele – our in school Wellbeing Worker

Cabot Primary School are pleased to have been chosen as a partner school for a new service in Bristol called the Mental Health Support Team (in education) or MHST for short.

The MHST is a team of Wellbeing Workers who work in different schools across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Our Wellbeing Worker is Miss Ele.

Miss Ele will help our School in two ways:
– She will offer 1-1 support for children who often experience worries, fears, anxiety, anger or sadness
– She will help us to develop our whole school approach to emotional health and wellbeing
Here’s a message from Miss Ele:
“Hi everyone, my name is Miss Ele and I am the new Wellbeing Worker at Cabot Primary. I am at the School every Wednesday. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the children and staff so far.
When people hear I am from the Mental Health Support Team they often think I only work with people who are really unwell or have mental health illnesses, but this isn’t true.
Everyone has mental health, it’s all about how we feel, think and act especially in response to the ups and downs of life. Sometimes we have good mental health and can cope well with life, other times we might find it hard to cope and become stressed, upset or worried more easily and need extra support.
I am trained to work 1-1 with children who often experience fear, worry, anxiety, sadness or anger. When I do my 1-1 work I often get parents/carers involved as they know their children best and can help them practice what they learn in our sessions. In my 1-1 sessions we play games, do questionnaires, talk about feelings and learn ways to cope with difficult emotions.
If you are a parent/carer and you think your child could benefit from extra support with their feelings please speak to their class teacher or Mrs Redwood who can refer them to me.
I will also be helping with whole school activities to promote good mental health, this might be doing assemblies, activities with whole classes, training teachers or running groups for parents. If you have an idea of something I could do in the school to support the children’s mental health please let me know, you can find me at school on Wednesdays or email me on awp.mhsteastcentral@nhs.net.
I am really looking forward to meeting you sometime soon”
You can find out more about the Mental Health Support Team here: https://www.otrbristol.org.uk/what-we-do/mhst/

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Visit from Newsround’s Shanequa Paris

What a treat we had today! Shanequa Paris from CBBC’s Newsround came to visit Cabot today. Shanequa and Ashni wanted to know who were our children’s black heroes. it was great to hear our children talk so proudly of themselves, their families and the people who inspire them. You can hear too when the show is broadcast later this month.

After filming, both Shanequa and Ashni came for a play on our play equipment in the sun. What a great afternoon! this was a visit we’ll never forget.

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Excalibur Consultation Meeting

Dear Parents,

Thank you to those of you that came to the consultation meetings yesterday. In case you wanted to come but weren’t able to for any reason, I have put a link below to the welcome video that I hope will tell you a little more about the Excalibur Academy Trust and its values.

If you have any questions or concerns about the possibility of Cabot joining Excalibur, please put these in writing to the Cabotp@bristol-schools.ukby 7th October 2021. Also, please feel free to talk to me when you see me on the gate.

https://www.excalibur.org.uk/home/about-us/

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RSE and HE Policy Meeting

Additional meeting date for parents who were unable to attend this week. – 9am Tuesday 5th October. If you attend the first meeting, please do not come to the second meeting. The discussion topic will be the same. We need to make sure there is space for parents who were unable to attend the first meeting can come to the next one.

Cabot Primary School Meeting 9.00 am Wednesday 29th September 2021 – Studio Room
Discussion Topics
Relationship and Sex Education and Health Education Policy
Our policy has been updated to reflect the new government statutory guidance. You may like to read our policy before coming to the meeting. You can find it on the school website along with the government guidance. Please visit:
https://www.cabot.bristol.sch.uk/ > Our School > Polices > RSE and Health Education Policy
or click this link
https://www.cabot.bristol.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Relationship-and-Sex-Education-RSE-and-Health-Education-Policy.pdf

You can also read the government guidance by following this link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1019542/Relationships_Education__Relationships_and_Sex_Education__RSE__and_Health_Education.pdf

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/907638/RSE_primary_schools_guide_for_parents.pdf

Numbers at this meeting will need to limited to 30 people to meet Covid 19 safety arrangements. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

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