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Newsletter | June 2019

Newsletter | June 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

Online Safety & Cyberbullying
We have had a couple of parents ask recently how they can support their children at home to improve their online safety skills and spot and deal with cyberbulling. An online organisation called Homeguides has developed guidance to help children, parents and schools to understand what cyberbullying is and how to deal with it. See

Co-op ‘Ways of Being’
You will remember completing a questionnaire through Foretel earlier this year where you had the opportunity to give feedback about how we do things at Co-op Academy Portland. The one area that came up for us to address related to: [Question 10. ‘My child talks about Co-op Values and/or Ways of Being Co-op.’]

Below is a table of the ‘Ways of Being’ and what they mean on a day to day basis. We regulary discuss them in assemblies and use them as a basis for what we expect from each other.

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School Events/Activities/Updates

Monday 1st July 2019 Y3 Swimming (2 weeks)
Tuesday 2nd July 2019 Y6 Rotary Club presentation
Wednesday 4th July 2019 Music Assembly (9:30am)
Friday 5th July 2019 Y1 Class Assembly (2:15pm)
Tuesday 9th July 2019 Y3/4/5 Manchester Museum of Science & Industry Trip
Wednesday 10th July 2019 Y6 Induction at High School
Wednesday 10th July 2019 Assembly for children to meet new class teachers
Thursday 11th July 2019 Summer Fayre (finish 2:45pm for fayre at 3:00pm)
Friday 12th July 2019 Karate Demonstration (9:30am)
Monday 15th July 2019 Y3/4 I Love Birkenhead
Tuesday 16th July 2019 EYFS Sports Day
Tuesday 16th July 2019 Y6 Trip ‘Bowling & Laser Quest’
Wednesday 17th July 2019 KS2 Sports Day (AM)
Thursday 18th July 2019 Y1/Y2 Trip to Underwater Street
Thursday 18th July 2019 KS2 Picnic at Birkenhead Park
Thursday 18th July 2019 EYFS Trip to Church Farm
Friday 19th July 2019 School Reports Out
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 Y6 Leavers Assembly (2:00pm)
Wednesday 24th July 2019 Last Day of Term (finish at 2:30pm for Summer)

I can confirm that the first 2 INSET days of the new academic year will be on Monday 2nd September and Monday 30th September 2019. As such pupils will not be in school on these dates.

Health & Wellbeing Week
Next week is our ‘Health & Wellbeing’ week in school and the pupils will be involved in a wide range of activities (including Circuit Training, Yoga, Football & Cricket).

Mr Crossley
Sadly Mr Crossley is unwell and will not be with us for the rest of the term. I am sure you will join me and the rest of the staff in wishing him a speedy recovery. In his absence I will be acting Headteacher.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs K Allen
Deputy Headteacher