It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to introduce you to Thingwall Primary School. Thingwall was opened in 1964 and is a popular, happy school, very much at the heart of the community. We pride ourselves on our positive, caring ethos.
Thingwall is a popular and successful school where every child is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential in a safe, secure, stimulating environment through high quality education in its broadest sense.
Thingwall has a School Council and Health Promoting School Team where pupil representatives take an active role in helping to ensure the health and well-being of pupils and come up with ideas to help ensure our school meets the needs of all pupils. We have full national Health Promoting status and the local authority have given us enhanced status in our promotion of Safety, Sex and Relationships Education and Healthy Eating throughout the school. We are currently working towards our Green Flag Eco-Schools status. We also are the proud owners of the Active Mark, Artsmark Gold (and have been for the past twelve years) and the British Council's International Award all of which recognise the outstanding provision we offer in terms of the arts, physical education, languages and multi-cultural education.
We feel that successful education is enhanced through a strong partnership between home and school. Parents are always welcome in school although it is best to make an appointment if possible.
We are all very proud of our school and would welcome the opportunity to show you round so you can see for yourselves why Thingwall is the great school it is.
Miss D. L. Cronin
Thingwall Primary School acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.
BBC Bitesize Parents' Toolkit
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
The world it got so busy,
There were people all around.
They left their germs behind them;
In the air and on the ground.
These germs grew bigger and stronger.
They wanted to come and stay.
They didn’t want to hurt anyone -
They just really wanted to play.
Sometimes they tried to hold your hand,
Or tickled your throat or your nose.
They could make you cough and sneeze
And make your face as red as a rose.
And so these germs took over.
They started to make people ill,
And with every cough we coughed
More and more germs would spill.
All the queens and kings had a meeting.
“It’s time to clean the world up!” they said.
And so they had to close lots of fun stuff,
Just so these germs couldn’t spread.
We couldn’t go to cinemas
Or restaurants for our tea.
There was no football or parties,
The world got as quiet as can be.
The kids stopped going to school,
The mums and dads went to work less.
Then a great, big, giant scrubbing brush
Cleaned the sky and the sea and the mess!
Dads started teaching the sums,
Big brothers played with us more,
Mums were in charge of homework
And we read and played jigsaws galore!
The whole world was washing their hands
And building super toilet roll forts!
Outside was quiet and peaceful,
Now home was the place for all sports.
So we played in the world that was home
And our days filled up with fun and love,
And the germs they grew smaller and smaller
And the sun watched from up above.
Then one morning the sun woke up early,
She smiled and stretched her beams wide.
The world had been fully spring cleaned,
It was time to go back outside!
We opened our doors oh so slowly
And breathed in the clean and fresh air.
We promised that forever and always
Of this beautiful world we’d take care!
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