The Children's Council lead their first Pupil Forum this term looking at resilience and how to overcome obstacles in learning. Well done to those children who led the sessions for their groups and also the supporting children who asked lots of questions to get the younger members of the groups voicing their opinions.
Keep your eyes out for the results in the coming weeks...
A message from Mrs Woolfe (Class 5:2)
Thank you to the Year 6 team and class reps. It was lovely to hear the children question my class then give them appropriate answers linking to the theme of anti-bullying.
Several children came forward this week to make their pledge as to why their chosen charity should be supported later on in the year. The children had clearly done their homework and were very professional in the answers that they gave back to the children.
Well done to all the children who spoke at the council meeting about their charity, you did so with enthusiam and a great understanding of how we could support them.
We just need to wait for the results to be counted...
The new Children's Council held their first meeting on Friday to discuss their roles and responsibilities. There was some discussion about possible charities that they might choose to support this year, but ultimately the children asked questions and were informed of the different jobs that they will hold around the school.
Mrs Massey was extremely impressed with the enthusiasm of the children and how keen they were to start implementing their voice and opinions around the school.
Some Children's Council Reps were able to pay a visit to the local RSPCA centre today looking at where the money that they had raised this year had been spent. It was a wonderful afternoon, not because we got to see all the animals, but because the children learnt about how animals were rehomed and how support is needed all year round to help care for them.
There were some aaahhhhsss and some oooohhhs and as you can see from the pictures the children thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Unfortunately we weren't able to bring any animals back to school with us but there could be a possibility in the future.
Well done Year 6, a worthy charity to support.
The Children's Council have requested a dress up colour theme day on 9th October with a donation of 50p if your child chooses to participate.
They are looking to raise money to support a child's education in India and have decided a colour of India day would raise awareness as to what the fund raising event is for.
They would like each year group to wear a particular colour so that they can arrange all the children for a photograph on the school playground in the colours of the Indian flag.
Reception to wear navy/blue.
Year 1 and Year 2 to wear green clothing.
Year 3 and Year 4 to wear white clothing.
Year 5 and Year 6 to wear Orange clothing.
If your child doesn’t want to participate in this, then they will need to wear school uniform please.
YEAR 6 CHILDREN’S COUNCIL 2015-2016
The Children's Council had their first meeting last week to discuss many of their responsibilities around the school. The secretaries have been round the playground to ask the Council members for some of their thoughts.
- Children's Council is all about taking part and coming up with brilliant ideas to make our school (Howe Dell) a better place. Every Year 6 pupil takes responsibility for Howe Dell events including the jobs they do every day.
- Children's Council is a fun place to be, but only when you are on your best behaviour. Emma - Children's Council isn't only about making things fun. It is also trying to prepare us for bigger responsibilities in Year 7 and higher. Joshua
- Children's Council is really fun because it brings Year 6 together. Andrew
- This is going to be so much fun. Children's Council will make Howe Dell a better place. Oliver