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NSPCC Assembly and Spelling Sprint

Today (Monday 11th) during our assembly Deborah Sharp from the NSPCC talked to the children about the work of her charity. This was both an educational and inspirational assembly. The children were invited to help other children by raising vital funds to support the work of the NSPCC which includes the special helpline service for children - ChildLine. Children were also reminded about how to keep themselves safe and happy and some of the basic rights of children – love, care, respect, nourishment and being kept safe from harm.
I am pleased to say that the children at The Dassett had a good awareness of how to keep themselves safe and knew who they could talk to if they were worried about anything or anyone.
Your child has been given an activity sheet and sponsor form. If you would like to participate in this spelling activity, please ensure that the form is returned to school by Monday 18th November. We will continue to help your child practise their spellings until the date of the spelling sprint – Wednesday 20th November. An easy way to do this would be to learn a couple of spellings a night, as well as having a quick check on previous ones
As mentioned in the newsletter, please do not feel that you have to collect sponsors – you may just wish to donate £1 - if you write it down on the sponsor form your child will receive a special badge for taking part.
Children in Reception should learn their letter sounds, Year 1 – Set 1, Year 2 – Set 2, Year 3 – Set 3, Year 4 –Set 4, Year 5 – bonus 1 &2 and Year 6 – bonus 3&4 (unless your child has been told otherwise by their class teacher to allow for differing abilities.) Some children may be keen and want to learn more than this - all we ask is that children have a go at learning some spellings at their level.
Charities are able to claim Gift Aid on contributions from UK tax payers. The sponsor form should be completed giving the sponsor’s full name and address, including the post code, and a tick put in the UK tax payer box.
The money that we raise will help the NSPCC to be there for more children and young people when they desperately need help.
Your support is very much appreciated.