Dear Parents and Carers,
It’s already February! To mark January’s rapid passing and the end of Dry January/Veganuary, Brunswick Park Primary School has pledged to become Fizz Free in February. Fizz Free February is a campaign launched by Southwark Council as part of its strategy to improve children’s health. As you may be aware, Camberwell Green Ward in Southwark has the highest childhood obesity rate in the country, with over 50% of children in Year 6 classified as being overweight or obese. The Council wants to encourage positive, healthy habits from a young age, and it is promoting giving up all fizzy drinks in February to decrease sugar consumption, reduce weight, protect teeth and save money. There is more information about Fizz Free February below, and a downloadable daily record chart available on our website (address at the top of the page) so children and families can track their progress. We will celebrate our Fizz Free success at the end of the month – good luck!
In addition to information about where the children have been and what they have done, in this newsletter there is information about what all the children are learning at the moment. We want to help you support your children’s learning in school, so on every newsletter from now you will find details of what all the
children are learning at the time. On this newsletter, there is also a Maths Challenge that all children can try between now and the end of the Half Term break. Anna Newbold, our Curriculum Lead, is making the Curriculum section of our website more parent-friendly. In March we will ask you how well these changes
have helped you support your child; if you would like to give constructive feedback in the meantime, please email me using the address on the last page of this newsletter or leave a message at the School Office.
Finally, Tuesday 5 February is Safer Internet Day. You will have received a letter via ParentMail earlier today, and there are details in this newsletter of how Brunswick’s children will participate. For parents and carers, I have included a guide to help you manage 18+ rated computer games such as Grand Theft Auto, which though totally unsuitable for Primary aged children they still sometimes access. Whilst technology is doubtless essential in our lives today, your vigilance is key in protecting young children from the harm it can do if misused.
With best wishes for a peaceful and enjoyable weekend.