Online Safety Competition – Are you feeling creative?

ONLINE SAFETY COMPETITION

Safer Internet Day 2018 is on Tuesday 6th February and is fast approaching.  Are you ready for it?

The focus for this year’s competition is to show their learning linked to this year’s SID2018 theme: ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect.  A better internet starts with you.’

This competition is open to the WHOLE school.

Two winners will be selected from each zone (these can be individuals or small groups).

You can present your entry in any of the following ways:

  • Online safety using literacy / music skills (poems, songs, raps and videos)

  • Online safety using DT / Art

  • Online safety using programming

  • Online safety posters (suitable for EYFS/KS1)

Entries can be emailed to: competitions@thevalley.bolton.sch.uk or given to class teachers.

Closing Date: Friday 16th February 2018

I look forward to receiving your entries! 

Mr Dawood

Here is an example of a poem:

The Big Battery Hunt

Save your old batteries for the big hunt         

Why recycle batteries?

It reduces the amount of rubbish going to Landfill sites.  Batteries in landfill sites can take 100 years to decompose.

The challenge

Under the supervision of an adult, collect as many used batteries as possible and put them in your recycle box. Why not ask your parents, relatives and neighbours to contribute in the event?

How to enter the challenge:

1) Collect as many used batteries as possible.

2) Put them in your battery collection box.

3) Carry out the fun maths tasks in your activity booklet.

4) Return your competition slip to your teacher for a chance to win some great prizes.

Don’t forget to return your big battery box and competition slip!!!

Anti-Bullying Week

Last week was anti-bullying week at the Valley.

Each class designed their own poster and the school council decided the winners. On Friday 17 November the school council did an assembly about bullying. This included a play about a boy who gets bullied by some cruel kids. At the end, there were four important phrases that were shared. Remembering the words will help us not to be a bully and will help us to be a buddy instead. Stand together, stand strong, always be friends and don’t let anything come between your friendship.

Keep logging in for further news!

Mustafa and Mohummed

Christmas Card Competition

Christmas Card CompetitionCan you design an exciting, fancy Christmas card using a computer? Fancy your chances at winning a special prize? Have a go!

There will be a winner selected from the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Each winner will receive a prize.  The Key Stage 2 winning entry will also be put forward to another competition against other schools in Bolton.  If you are in Reception or Nursery then please visit your class blog page for your competition rules.

Closing Date: Friday 29th November

Rules:

  1. Your card must be designed on a computer.  You can use any software program that you like such as Word, Publisher or PurpleMash.
  2. You are designing the front of the card only.
  3. Once you have finished your card, please save it and bring it to me (Mr Dawood) on a pen drive or CD.  I will copy and print your card then return your pen drive/CD back to you.
  4. Parents are welcome to help children with any EYFS and Key Stage 1 entries.  You may also support your child with a Key Stage 2 entry although most of the work must be completed by your child.
  5. One entry per child.

Enjoy and good luck! Ho, ho, ho!

Mr Dawood   🙂 

Another successful Autumn Fair!

A massive thank you to pupils, parents and staff for their support and donations towards the Autumn Fair.

A massive shout out to: SteakHouse Co (of Halliwell Road), Warburtons, Asda, HomeSpares and Bolton at Home for their generous donations and support.

A selection of photos from the day can be seen below!

        

        

       

        

        

        

         

         

 

Meet our new Head Bloggers!

Our head bloggers, Mohammed Zain and Umayma hard at work!
Our head bloggers, Mohammed Zain and Umayma hard at work!

Latest news!

School Council members Umayma and Mohammed Zain have been appointed as our head bloggers!

As members of the School Council and experienced bloggers, they will be able to share the latest news and updates from School with you.

Please take a moment to wish them both the very best of luck in their roles !

Mr D

We are now an ‘Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence’

The School was recently recognised as an ‘Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence.’

We are an inclusive and welcoming school – something we are immensely proud of.  Following our model of embedding British Values within our curriculum and school ethos, pupils, staff and parents work hard to ensure that each child is included and that Every Child Matters to us.  Ultimately, Together We’re Better!

Following a rigorous exercise, the School received this recognition and can call ourselves a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion.  Mr Naughton, Mrs Bryant, Mrs Mohammed as well as school governors (Mrs Hahlo and Mr Sherrington) attended an awards ceremony to receive the award on behalf of the School.

As recognised by Mrs Bryant in a special worship, the hard work for the award was ultimately carried out by our learners, parents and staff who create the fantastic environment we have at School.  Smiling faces walking through the doors each morning speak volumes!

The Valley team receiving the Award on behalf of the School.
The Valley team receiving the Award on behalf of the School.