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There's always plenty going on at Furness! Use the links to the left to take a look at upcoming news and events.

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Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-bullying week takes place from Monday 16th November- Friday 20th November 2020. The theme is “United Against Bullying”. To mark the first day of Anti-Bullying week, we will take part in Odd Socks Day/fancy tights. However, we will extend this for a week and on Friday we will finish with a Non- School Uniform Superhero theme with a contribution of £1 to be made on Parent Pay.

Cycling training

Some Year 3 and 4 children took part in cycling training at Furness on Friday 6th. The children learnt important cycling skills, which will greatly contribute to the adoption of healthy habits in life. Needless to say they had lots of fun and were so excited to take part. Thank you parents for returning consent forms on time and the continuous support.

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Black History Month 2020

Furness’ theme for Black History Month is 'Game Changers of Colour'.

Explore the idea of game changing - making a permanent change for the better

Explain that anyone can be a game changer and discuss the common characteristics that game changers exhibit

Examples - Choose game changers of colour as role models

Expand - Choose one and discuss in depth

Enrich – support your child to produce a piece of work related to the chosen game changer

Evaluate - How can your child become a game changer? Support embed what they can do now in their daily lives at home and at school to become a game changer

 

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Bike to school Week 2020

Thank you to everyone who took part in the bike to school week event, including parents and teachers. Parents, your support is vital as the benefits of active travelling are innumerable. It was exhilarating to see so many children in KS1 and KS2 cycling and scooting to school. Would you like to find out more? Please click here

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day takes place on 1st October 2020, and the theme is Vision.

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European Day of Languages

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Please download the document below to see activities you could do with your children at home

 

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Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020

Dear Parents and Carer’s,

Furness Primary School and Place2Be are very excited that next week is Mental Health Awareness Week.

This year’s theme is ‘KINDNESS’

We know that our children and their families understand and demonstrate kindness on a regular  basis.

  We would like to celebrate the week by asking our children to award a

 Place2Be – Virtual Kindness Cup

Or a

Kindness Certificate

to acknowledge children, teachers, parents/carers and other individuals who have made a positive difference through their kindness at this challenging time.

Please share images of your cups or certificates through DB Primary with your teachers.

Please explore activities and templates for the ‘Kindness’ cup through the link below.

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/may/award-a-kindness-cup-for-mental-health-awareness-week/

Science week

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Car Free Day and Safety Week

In February we had a car free day. Children who scoot, cycle, walk or use any other means of transportation with a zero carbon footprint could grab a free snack from the KS2 playground. KS1 children were also invited.

There was an Air quality Assembly at 9:05 where children will learnt about ways to improve the quality of the air we breath in. Children who cycled to school that day also took part in as bike club session at lunch time. 

In the afternoon there was a workshop for year 6 children about air pollution and how the impact can be measured in plants. 

At the end of the day, parents and teachers could also sign up for cycling training for adults.

Children's Mental Health Week

It's Children's Mental Health Week. The importance of looking after our emotional wellbeing from an early age is the focus of this year's Children's Mental Health Week. Organised by children's mental health charity Place2Be, this year's theme is 'Find your Brave', and the charity hopes to help children find the courage they need to face their challenges. Furness has been exploring ways to help young people strengthen their mental health, building their confidence and resilience.

School Trip - Parliament Hill

Art Project at CCA

Road Safety Week

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Red White and Blue Day

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Cultural Evening

Black History Month

Some Year 3 & 4 children have taken part in the learn to ride cycling programme at Furness taking place on Tuesday 8th.

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Bikeability - Level 1 - Year 3 & 4

Some Year 3 & 4 children have taken part in the learn to ride cycling programme at Furness taking place on Tuesday 8th.

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Level 2 Cycling - Year 5 & 6

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6JPF School Trip to HMS Belfast

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