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The Circle, Issue 88, 24.05.2024 – Come and read about what the children have been up to this week at School 360!

National Gallery

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On Tuesday we went to the National Gallery to learn about portraiture. This was such an exciting trip, with lots to see and therefore, many questions! The children never fail to impress us with the thoughtful and interesting ideas they share during excursions and it was a joy to hear their take on the many art works we saw at the gallery.

New Speed Bumps around the School

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You spoke and we listened! We have been campaigning to get speed bumps put on the roads directly around the school and we can confirm that these went in earlier this week. There is one more yet to go in by the front office entrance. Please keep informing us on any issues around student safety so that we can work together.

Join our Community Panel

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At School 360 we are proud to be part of a diverse and vibrant community in the heart of East London. Our Community Panel will be working hard to create spaces and events to bring the community together. We will share stories and experiences to drive social and environmental justice campaigns to make our local community a better place for everyone to live and thrive. The Community Panel brings together different voices from our community to do this work, from parents and teachers to local businesses, charities, community and religious leaders. We are always open to hear from new people who would like to join our panel. The Chair of the Community Panel is currently Martha Sedgwick, Stanley’s Mum! You can read a bit about her, below – I’m a born and bred Londoner, growing up near Latimer Road in the West and now settling into East London life in Bow. I’m Stanley’s mum and you’ll often see me cycling (usually a bit last minute!) to get between work in Old St, home and School 360. I’m really looking forward to being part of the community panel to support the great work School 360 does and I’m always open to any conversations and input from any other parents at School 360.

February Trips – Year 1

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In February Year 1 will be learning about the Great Fire of London. We will be going on a guided walk around Temple Bar and St Paul’s and will be joining a session to learn about how the fire destroyed the city and how it was rebuilt. We will then be exploring the Monument and discovering more about the fire. We will be learning about the events leading up to the Great Fire of London, such as the plague which had already been devastating the city for over a year before it broke out on 2nd September 1666. We will explore how the fire spread so quickly, and why it was so difficult to put it out. We will also look at how Samuel Pepys recorded his experiences of the fire in his famous diary entries.

Winter Wonderland

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Last Monday the children were amazed to see our garden and playground transformed into a winter wonderland. It was clear that the snow bought us a lot of joy and it was the topic of conversation all day! Outside the children built snowmen and had snowball fights. Many children worked together to make our resident snow-woman, Flowers. We discussed how Flowers wouldn’t last forever to which the children replied, “see you next winter, Flowers, we love you!” Curiosity was in abundance as children investigated the different parts of our garden that had been impacted by the weather and cold. Inside, they learned how to make snowflakes and were fascinated by the ‘up-close’ snowflake images we looked at.

Local breakout of Scarlet Fever and Group A Streptococcus

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There have been several recent cases of this illness locally and parents should look out for symptoms. Scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, but it is highly infectious. Look out for symptoms in your child, which include a sore throat, headache, and fever, along with a fine, pinkish or red body rash with a sandpapery feel. On darker skin, the rash can be more difficult to detect visually but skin will have a sandpapery feel. Scarlet fever should be treated with antibiotics, so if you see those symptoms Contact NHS 111 or your GP. If your child has scarlet fever, keep them at home until at least 24 hours (1 whole day) after the start of antibiotic treatment to avoid spreading the infection to others. Scarlet fever is caused by bacteria called group A streptococci. These bacteria also cause other respiratory and skin infections such as strep throat and impetigo.