Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,
In our assembly this week, Mrs Dutton started to discuss the five British values with the children. They are: Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance. We revisit these values periodically throughout the year, but we always discuss them in September as this is the time when the children vote for their School Council members. This is an important role for the children, it is an opportunity for them to have a voice in what happens in the school. The Council members represent their classes and they meet with senior leaders to discuss any ideas they have, which they think will improve the school, we do always have suggestions for a swimming pool and a funfair on the field! The children also decide on which charities that they would like to support for the year and contribute to fundraising ideas to suggest for FOWFS. The results of the ballots should be known by Monday at the latest!
We will be having our Harvest assembly next week; we have a different visitor as Dan Dwelly is currently on a sabbatical, so a member of Tilehurst Methodist Chruch, Lola Brown, who is the Children and Families Worker at the church. will be coming in to talk to the children. As usual we will be collecting donations for Readifood (Reading Food Bank). I appreciate that things are tough at the moment and we would appreciate any donations you can spare. According to the Readifood website their current needs are baked beans, chopped tomatoes, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tinned/instant potatoes, tinned deserts microwave rice, pot noodles, cuppa soups, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and drinking squash. The children can bring them to school from next Monday to Friday, when they will be collected ready for delivery to Readifood.
Thank you for your support as always,
Mrs Ross and all the Westwood Farm Staff