Woodlands Weekly | 12th February 2021
Wow, you are all superstars!
Firstly, we can’t believe we are at the end of the first half term of 2021! The start of this year is certainly not what we hoped it would be. Despite the challenges we are all facing, we are stunned by the support, resilience and positivity from our community. This half term, please make sure you have time together as a family, get outside and spend time in fresh air, but keep yourselves safe.
School is closed for half term from today. Teachers will not be posting work online or answering emails as school is closed. Remote education returns on Monday 22nd February! We can’t wait to see you, virtually, then!
Mrs. Clark, Miss Lewis and Mr. Trower
Home Learning Superstars
Click here to see who our Home Learning Superstars are this week!
Find out more about learning at home.
February Half Term
We break up today, on Friday 12th February for half term. School will be closed during half term and teachers will not be posting work on home learning platforms. Spend some time together as a family: watch films; read books together but most importantly, stay safe.
We reopen on Monday 22nd February.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year marks the first day of the year in the traditional Chinese Calendar. Unlike western New Year’s celebrations, which are determined by the solar calendar, the Chinese use a lunisolar calendar determined by the sun and the moon, meaning that the date of Chinese New Year changes annually.
In 2021, Chinese New Year will take place on 12th February 2021 and marks the Year of the Ox.
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day was on the 9th February 2021 and was celebrated in the UK with the theme:
An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world.
Our children took part in lessons on our online learning platforms to explore staying safe online, finding reliable sources of information and what to do if you are worried about something you see when you are online.
Download a copy of our online safety leaflet here.
Help over half term
We have enjoyed speaking with you all over the past few weeks and look forward to seeing you in person soon! We are proud of our children and their families who we know could be finding things difficult for a number of reasons, please be proud of yourselves too.
If you need any support during the holidays there are a few numbers below and on the school website that may help:
If you are worried about domestic abuse please call Leeds Domestic Violence Service 24 hour helpline 0113 2460401 or in an emergency the police on 999 (press 55 after the emergency number if you’re in danger and not able to speak for help)
Childline 0800 1111
For help with benefits call Leeds City Council’s Welfare Rights Unit who can give you free, confidential, impartial advice and support on a whole range of welfare benefits, help you to complete claim forms, offer guidance and support when making appeals on 0113 376 0452
For help accessing food during the school holidays due to financial constraint or self-isolation please call 0113 376 0330. During term time please speak with the pastoral team.
If you are you worried about a child you can call Children’s Social Work Services on 0113 222 4403 (Weekdays, 9am to 5pm). If you think a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999
Miss Wilson, Miss Benjamin and Miss Anderson
Free School Meal Vouchers
Click here to find out more about Free School Meal vouchers over half term.
Coming up next half term
Here are just some of the special days and events coming up next half term:
📚 World Book Day
🍌 Fairtrade Fortnight
🧲 British Science Week
🌍 New topics!