Children’s Mental Health Week February 2018
The Albert Pye School and Ravensmere Infant School
During Children’s Mental Health Week which ran from Monday 5th February till Friday 9t February, we had one of the most memorable weeks within our schools.
Our nurture leads, Mrs Chambers and Mrs Remblance ran wellbeing workshops through out the week at both schools. These included fun soft play, friendship bingo, speed friendship, emoji corners and timed obstacle challenges. The children's enthusiasm, co-operation and all round enjoyment was there to be seen by all. Their wellbeing's were truly being looked after during these different exciting sessions.
Every break time a wellbeing café was run for each year group. At the Albert Pye thje Health Club provided healthy snacks for the children and the staff, and at Ravensmere the children were able to enjoy delicious smoothies. All the monies raised has been donated to the Children’s Mental Health Charity.
On the Friday as our big finale we held a special event at the Albert Pye. Our fit and enthusiastic Mr Stevens volunteered to row at least 40,000 metres in the school day. Bungay Gym kindly donated a high tech rowing machine for the task.
We invited parents along in the morning and after school to help increase the amount of metres achieved. The Beccles Fireman even showed up in their fire engine to put in a few metres! The school teachers also took turns during the day and brought their classes along to give them encouragement and support. The children and staff’s wellbeing was truly at an all time high as we reached 71,000 metres at the end of play on Friday. We were even lucky enough to have a huge happy Barney Bee with us throughout the day, keeping the atmosphere alive and buzzing, he even joined in the last wellbeing session with Nursery on the soft play!
It was a very busy week and the children and parents managed to raise over £300 for charity and we thank them for their kind generosity and thank you to everyone involved.
We are looking forward to next year already!
Children in Need - 17th November 2017
To help celebrate Children in Need 2017, Albert Pye and Ravensmere parents were invited to join their children for a Maths share morning. Children and parents worked together to solve a range of Pudsey Problems.
Year 6 pupils calculated the volume of beans needed to fill a paddling pool. At the end of the day the estimations were answered and Mr Lowman was brave enough to get into the paddling pool too.
Responses to the event show that parents enjoyed coming into school to do maths activities with their children. Several commented that they found it eye opening to see the skills the children are learning. They also thought it was a great interactive way to encourage the children to learn.
Family Scrap Challenge - March 2017
On Wednesday 22nd March the Albert Pye held a family scrap challenge, giving children and parents a chance to work alongside local artist, Claire Meade.
The idea was to make either a monster or machine using scrap materials.
We had some fantastic and creative designs produced.
Many thanks to all who got involved!
World Book Day - March 2017
At the beginning of March both Schools took part in World Book Day.
We had some fantastic and inventive costumes and even the staff joined in on the fun!
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part.
Roadworks Safety Assembly - February 2017
Dominique Noel (National Grid) and Gary Tidman (Triio) came into Albert Pye Primary School on Monday to speak in assembly.
They brought signage and fencing to show the children and gave a safety talk about the National grid/Triio work that is currently going on around the school area.
Thanks to both organisations for offering their support to the school.
Children in Need 18/11/2016
On Friday 18th November both schools took part in various events to help raise money for Children in Need!
Lots of the children took part in our Spotacular Non-Uniform day and we were so pleased with the amount of parents that managed to attend our Children in Need Maths Share Mornings at both Albert Pye and Ravensmere!
Thank you to everyone who got involved!