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Spring 1 News Week 5 January 31st 2023

Good morning everyone,

Please remember that we are open tomorrow as normal (teacher strike day.)

I highly recommend watching this short film put together by the UK Safer Internet Centre. A brilliant one and a half minutes highlighting why the day is important, and how awareness of internet dangers is vital to the lives of your pupils. To take a look please follow the link below: 

School Council News

Have a good day

Mrs Mason

Firstly, thank you all very much for supporting our community hub by coming to get your food and hygiene items. We are wanting to develop the area further and make it into a safe, warm useable space. Some of the ideas we have for Denaby Main Primary Community Hub is for it to be a multi-purpose space that is accessible to the wider community that we serve. To provide the opportunity for parents, carers and family members of our children to access support beyond education and curriculum delivery.

Miss Davies (Safeguarding Lead and Families officer) through working with our families identified target areas that will engage and support the community. These include:

·          Personal Support – clothes stop, food, meal support, hygiene products, sanitary products, cleaning products, nappies and baby food. We are also wanting to invite services in order to be able to signpost struggling families to local support and professional services, we could like to hold fund raising events and coffee mornings.  If you have any ideas that you would like to put forward, please let Miss Davies know.

        Thank you again for your continued support 

You will have seen reports in the national media that the National Education Union (NEU) is planning to stage strike action, with the first date being 1st February 2023. The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the unions and the government and not because of any issues particular to our school. Please be aware that all schools will make their own arrangements depending on how many teachers are in the NEU and are striking.

I can now tell you that Denaby Main will remain open to all children on February 1st which is the first strike day. I will be in touch regarding the other strike days as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support.

Draft homework policy

Yesterday we discussed our draft homework policy with the school. Our next steps is to take feedback from parents, pupils and teachers. More information soon.

We have decided to encourage more children to get onto our Reading Challenge board by awarding stickers for those that read at least 3 days per week. Please help your child by signing their reading diary- thank you.



Eco Council

We have put a compost bin outside of the Hub. Eco Council will be collecting fruit skins from the KS1 classrooms. Please feel free to add any fruit waste to our bin- Thanks

In gardening enrichment we have collected the leaves at the front into a large pile. We will create a leaf mould bin soon. When this is finished we will plant grass seeds.


Our new French phrases

Je voudrais manger un croissant s’il vous plait

(Please can  I have a croissant)

Macchez tranquillement (walk quietly)


Information for all parents but particularly Year 3 parents.
We have picked up that children are communicating with strangers on games such as Roblox and some are also playing games which are unsuitable for their age. This can potentially put children at risk.

Keep your child safe online
It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.

Talk to your child about the importance of creating a safe online environment, including keeping any log-in details and passwords safe.

These resources will support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:

Thinkuknow by the National Crime Agency – Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (NCA-CEOP) – resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online
Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP – support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) – guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre – tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online – you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre
Inclusive Digital Safety Hub and Online Safety Hub, created by South West Grid for Learning in partnership with Internet Matters – support and tailored advice for young people with additional learning needs and their parents or carers
Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings explains how the British Board of Film Classification rates content, and gives parents advice on choosing online content well
The Children’s Commissioner has published advice for parents on talking to your child about online sexual harassment specifically, based on input from children themselves

Maintaining good attendance at school- parents’ guide.

The songs can also be found if you search Young Voices 2022-23 Songs. 

Children’s University

We will be awarding hours to children who volunteer in school for example as a Playground Leader, Eco or School Councillor.


  • Children receive a BRONZE certificate when children have collected 30 hours in their Passport to Learning.
  • The next one will be a SILVER certificate for 65 hours.
  • Then a GOLD certificate for 100 hours.
  • Thereafter, children will then get certificates at every stage of 3065 and 100 hours after that, all the way up to 1,000 hours!
  • Children only need to collect 30 hours in their passport to be invited to our Children’s University Graduation!
  • Children will be invited to the annual CU graduation ceremony held at Doncaster College & University Centre.
  • Children wear a mortar board cap and gown and are presented with a special graduation certificate.
  • Families, friends and teachers are invited, with talks from guest speakers and performances where possible


 Remember if children read at least 3 times in the week (proposed 3 x to encourage more children )and have their reading diary signed they can earn stickers on their chart. These stickers earn the children a prize for each milestone they hit. We will also feature their photo in the school hall and in this news post. So please support your child to read as much as possible. Thank you.


Key Dates


Wednesday 1st February- Read aloud day

Thursday 2nd February- Young Voices concert

Friday 3rd February- NSPCC Number Day

Monday 6th February- Children’s Mental Health week

Friday 10th February- End of Term

Monday 20th February – New term

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