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Health & Safety Week 2016

Our Health & Saftey Week 2016 will start each day with a get moving Wake up, Shake up session in the playground where pupils can feel the fun benefits of some physical exercise before lining up to go into class as usual. Then each day we have a programme of special visitors and events to promote the importance of keeping healthy and raise awareness with pupils of staying safe in various situations.

Monday: Speak Out. Stay Safe Day
Wake up, Shake up

Health & Safety Assembly

11.00 Speak Out. Stay Safe (NSPCC) KS1

11.40 Speak Out. Stay Safe (NSPCC) KS2

Lunchtime: Dodgeball Competition

13.00 Speak Out. Stay Safe Workshop Y5

14.00 Speak Out. Stay Safe Workshop Y6

Tuesday: Sports Day
Wake up, Shake up

Being Healthy Y4

Sports Day FS & KS1 

Lunchtime picnic

Sports Day KS2

Wednesday: E Safety Day
Wake up, Shake up

Fire Engine Visit

13.00-15.00 E safety workshops for all classes

15.15-16.00 E safety workshop for parents

Thursday: Fire Day
Wake up, Shake up

SRE talk Y5

Being Healthy Y3

Being Healthy Y5

Being Healthy Y6

Staying safe around dogs FS & KS1

10.30-11.00 Staying safe around dogs KS2

SRE talk Y6

Fire Engine Visit

Race for Life Y4, Y5 & Y6  at Garsington Sports Ground

Friday: Race for Life Day
Wake up, Shake up

Karate sessions with all pupils

1.30 -2.15 
Race for Life FS, Y1, Y2, Y3 at Garsington Sports Ground

Health & Safety Wrap Up Assembly  

Area Sports for Y4, Y5 and Y6 
Monday - 11th July: Speak out and stay safe Day
After an introductory assembly from Ms d'Archambaud, the school welcomes the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, who will be delivering their ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme. This is a nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK. With the help of their friendly mascot Buddy, they’ll be presenting  an assembly to Key Stage 1 and then Key Stage 2 pupils in the morning and delivering workshops with Year 5 & Year 6 children in the afternoon. 

"NSPCC has helped me to build the confidence to tell people about my worries and problems." Child’s feedback 

What is the ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme? 

Through child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops their specially trained staff and volunteers will give our children information about how to keep themselves safe from harm and how to get help if they have any worries. They sensitively discuss issues like bullying and sexual abuse, without using scary words or adult language. 

We have seen the content of the materials and are confident that they are appropriate for primary-school-aged children. By the end of their visit, we are convinced children will feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe. 

For more info visit the NSPCC website or please ask to speak to Ms d'Archambaud who will provide more information. 

Talking about the Underwear Rule with your children
The NSPCC’s work in schools will help encourage conversations about staying safe and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘The Underwear Rule’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse, without using scary words or
even mentioning sex.

The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at 

If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website

Tuesday - 12th July: Sports Day
It's sports day! Parents pack your sunglasses, fold away chairs and a picnic lunch and come along to Garsington Sports Ground, Denton Lane to watch the children competing across the year groups in their houses:

Thame, Cherwell, Windrush and Evenlode. 

9.45-11.45am FS & KS1 Sports Day (Y1 & Y2) 
Children will need their PE kits and trainers.

11.45-12.45 Family picnic in the school grounds 
Parents and families are invited to bring a picnic lunch to eat with their children in the school grounds. We will be serving cooked meals too as usual for those pupils wanting dinners. 

13.00-14.55 KS2 Sports Day (Y3-Y6) 
Children are asked to wear shorts, trainers and a t-shirt top in their house colours. 

Please ensure children have sunscreen applied before they come to school, wear a hat and have a water bottle.

Wednesday - 13th July: E safety Day
E Safety is vitally important in today's online world. Children of all ages have a variety of mobile devices along with access to social media and staying safe online is a great concern to parents. On Wednesday all children will be taking part in E safety workshops run by Independent Trainer Ben Lovatt. There will also be a workshop for parents/carers after school.

The during the workshops Ben will cover:
  • Advice on how to stay safe when using the internet and social media.
  • What to do if you see something that is upsetting. 
  • Early warning signs - this is the most valuable part of the session where they will explore the body's physiological responses to danger/risk so that they are able to recognise risk online as well as respond to it. 
  • Encourage children to think about a personal support network so that are aware of all of the people around them that they can talk to should they feel unsafe or unsure. 
At the parent workshop we will also be informing parents of the factors that impact decision making children to afford them with more tools to safely and effectively support their children.

Thursday - 14th July: Personal safety, health & happiness day
On Thursday our Health & Safety focus will turn to personal safety including fire awareness, staying safe around dogs, how to be and stay healthy and how to improve feelings of safety. To this end we have a host of varied visitors to the school:

Dr Jane Kay (who has been a GP for many years as well as being a school governors and volunteer reader) will be visiting Y4-Y6 classes to give her advice and answer the children's question on 'Being Healthy' covering a range of issues concerning health, exercise and nutrition.

Y5 & Y6 will be having Sex Education & Relationships talks with the School Nurse.

Oxfordshire Fire Service will be bringing a fire engine on site so the children can explore the fire fighting equipment and learn about fire safety awareness from the fire crew. 

The Blue Cross assembly

There are over seven million dogs in the UK and many of them are bought for companionship and as family pets (and we are lucky to have Lollie our school dog). It is important that children understand how to behave around the dogs in their homes and in their community so they can enjoy their company and remain safe. Over two assemblies KS1 and KS2 pupils will learn how to interpret dogs' body language and fololw some golden rules.

After lunch Key Stage 2 pupils will be taking part in their Race for Life at the Garsington Sports Ground, Denton Lane. Pupils can collect sponsorship money if they wish which will be donated to Cancer Research UK. (Pupils do not have to donate to take part). Sponsor forms and more info will be issued in book bags. Parents are also welcome to come and watch and take part if they wish. 
All pupils will return to school at 2.30pm ready for normal parent collection at 3/3.05pm. 

Feeling Safe workshops
During the afternoon, Ms d'Archambaud will be exploring how Key Stage 1 pupils can improve their feelings of safety and happiness linked to our British values.

Friday - 15th July
No slacking on the last day of Health & Safety week!

Feeling Safe workshops
During the morning, Ms d'Archambaud will be exploring how Key Stage 2 pupils can improve their feelings of safety and happiness linked to our British values.

On Friday we kick off the morning with some martial arts - all pupils will be trying some karate sessions with Luke our Karate Instructor and learning physical confidence and some basic self-defense.

After lunch Foundation & Key Stage 1 pupils will be taking part in their Race for Life at the Garsington Sports Ground, Denton Lane. All pupils will return to school at 2.30pm ready for normal parent collection at 3/3.05pm. 

Area Sports
For some of our Year 4, 5 and 6s, the racing and running doesn't stop there. Garsington Primary will be taking part in our annual athletics competition against the partnership primary schools. The event is taking place at Horspath Athletics Ground and will start at 6pm finishing around 8.30/9pm. Parents pack a picnic tea and enjoy the racing - good luck to all those participating!