- 14 Jan 2022
Newsletter - Issue 8, 04.01.2022
- 12 Jan 2022
Letter from headteachers 12.01.2022
Please see attached, important information from the Headteachers.
- 11 Jan 2022
Booster Notice - multi languages
Please see the attached notice from HM Government and the NHS regarding Booster vaccinations to combat the Omicron emergency - which has been translated into multiple languages for your families.
- 05 Jan 2022
Keeping Well in Winter
Nottingham CityCare’s Children’s Public Health 0-19 Nursing Service has produced a ‘Keeping well in Winter’ newsletter for parents / carers. Please see attached. Thank you
- 17 Dec 2021
Eat Culture Parents Newsletter - Winter 2021
See attached from Nottingham City's Catering Dept - Eat Culture.
- 17 Dec 2021
Newsletter - Issue 7, 17.12.2021
- 13 Dec 2021
Communication from the School Aged Immunisation Service
- 10 Dec 2021
Seely Diversity Update
It’s the end of a busy term at Seely where our diversity and inclusion work has continued with earnest. We’re really enjoying using our assembly times to teach the children about some people and events they would not usually have the chance to learn about as part of the everyday curriculum.
Continuing the Amazing Muslims topic this term, the children have been taught about Noor Inayat Khan. We linked this to Remembrance Day as she was a British spy during World War II. It’s important for the children to know the role of people from the British colonies who contributed to the war as their part was so significant. The children have also learned about G. Willow Wilson who is the creator of Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, Kamala Khan. The children have also learned about the Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain. The older children in school discussed the racist comments Nadiya received a few years ago when she wrote about Christmas recipes and tips for surviving Christmas. We discussed with the children whether they thought Jamie Oliver gets racist abuse when he cooks food that traditionally originates from a different country. Linked to this, we asked for some year 6 pupils and staff members to contribute to a video called ‘What Christmas Means to Us’. It is evident from discussions in school that many of our families recognise Christmas in some way – even if they do not ‘celebrate’ it or share the same beliefs about the origins of the Christmas festival that Christians believe. The year 6 children that volunteered for the video showed the great diversity at Seely. We had several Christian pupils, several atheist pupils, a Muslim pupil, a Sikh pupil, a Buddhist pupil and pupils whose families originate from Poland and Africa. They all shared the different things they do at Christmas time – the food they eat, the family they see and the Christmas traditions they do or do not follow. It really was lovely to hear everyone’s experiences.
In addition to the children’s Christmas experiences we have had the usual assemblies to teach the children about Advent and the Christian beliefs about the birth of Jesus. In addition, we have assemblies planned for the final week to teach the children about the origins of the Christmas tree and the First World War’s Christmas Day Truce. In addition to Christianity, we’ve taught the children about the religious festivals of Diwali and Hanukkah.
Our year 5 and 6 children continue to work with Totally Runable to improve the confidence of girls in regards to sport. All children in years 5 and 6 are learning about gender inequality in sport from the Totally Runable team too.
22nd November to the 22nd December is UK Disability History Month. The children had an assembly to learn about this but this is definitely something we want to do more work on in the future as part of our Diversity and Inclusion work.
Finally, we celebrated anti-bullying week with some good work across the curriculum and stories shared in class. This week coincided with Trans Awareness Week so the older children talked about this too.
We have some exciting diversity work coming up next half term with plans for World Hijab Day and LGBT+ History Month. As always, our aim remains to teach the children of Seely about people in the world around them who might be different to themselves in the hope that they grow up to become respectful and accepting adults. These assemblies were specifically aimed at years 1 – 6 so if you have a child in those years groups, please talk to them about the diversity work they have been doing at school. If you have a child in the nursery, Birch, Hazel or Willow, please see correspondence from them about the brilliant diversity work happening in the Early Years classes.
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