Thank you for all your lovely suggestions for our new playground names.
School council have teamed up with Year 3 to create a survey for our new playground names. We would like to give the children at Berry Hill Primary School the chance to vote for their preferred name for each playground. We would like each child to complete the survey below. Our new playground names will be revealed shortly. Thank you J
Monday 20th March 2017
Mrs Price has asked the School Council Team to judge the World Book Day competition bookmarks. We have been asked to choose one winner from Foundation Stage 1/2, KS1 and KS2 as well as runners up for each of these categories.The School Councillors were astounded by some of the entries and found it very challenging to choose a winner/ runner-up. Some entries had to be voted for more than once because the voting was tied. Results will be revealed shortly. All winning entries will be sent to the National competition.
Tuesday 7th February 2017
Today, school received a letter and Children in Need thanking us for our fundraising efforts in November 2016.
We also received recognition that we, as a school, are a Red Nose Day Super School.
Monday 30th January 2017
Red Nose Day will be on Friday 24th March 2017. Tonight school council have looked at the fundraising pack and the Red Nose Day website to come up with ideas to fundraise for this event.
We like the idea of children coming to school dressed as their favourite red nose character.
The Red Noses are Nose-it-all, the all-knowing owl, the Viking Norse Nose, Snootankhamun from ancient Sneezegypt, Snuffles the dragon, DJ Boogie, Dr. Nose, The Snorcerer, Sneezecake the chef, Sniffer the dog and the rarest and scariest Nose of all, Frankinose!
Or, children could come to school wearing their favourite red nose and a red top instead. Look out for a letter keeping you up to date on this event.
Thank you for your playground name suggestions so far. Here are the ones we have received:
5 and 6 playground:
Please keep your suggestions coming in via the school council suggestion link.
Monday 16th January 2017
School council helped Miss McIntyre to make sure the school council web page was up to date.
Year 3 and 4 children will be responsible for renaming the bottom (3 and 4) playground with the help of their school council members.
FS, Year 1 and 2 children will be responsible for renaming KS1 playground.
Year 5 and 6 will be responsible for renaming the football (5 and 6) playground.
Your school councillor will share the new school council updates with you soon after tonight's meeting. They will show you how to submit a suggestion for your year groups playground name. We would appreciate your suggestions to help us with this matter.
Autumn Term 2016 Update
In September 2016, a new school council team was elected by the children. Our new school council members for this school year (2016-2017) are:
FS- Kyra and Ethan (being represented by Y6)
Y1- Dylan and Jessica
Y2- Jacob and Cooper
Y3- Olivia and Jack
Y4- Sam and Will
Y5- Jasmine and Nyah
Y6- Abeeha and Ruby
In our first meeting, we discussed possible new names for each of our three playgrounds. This is an ongoing agenda matter. Look out for updates.
Our next meeting, was focused on the pencil case challenge. As a school, we filled around 210 pencil cases, which is absolutely amazing!
Following on from our meeting about the pencil case challenge, our school councillors led an assembly for KS1 and KS2 to update the rest of the school.
In our last meeting, Corrinna Brown came in to talk about the new school playground equipment and explained that we still need to raise more money to fund the project. We will be doing some fundraising for this cause in the very near future. Your school councillor will update you on this matter ASAP.
Wednesday 22nd June 2016
On the 6th of July Corinna Brown is coming in to update us on the playground equipment fundraising.
Tonight we have discussed the possibility of organising a cake sale before the end of term to raise some additional funds for the playground equipment. We have decided it would be nice to have an Olympic themed cake sale. The date and further information for this needs to be confirmed.
Wednesday 8th June 2016
Bookmark competition judging:
In tonight's school council meeting, the school council team were responsible for choosing a winner from each year group for the book week bookmark competition.
The winners were:
Year1- Evie Marshall
Year2- Ava Thompson
Year 3- Oliver Sims
Year 4- Isla Johnson
Year 5- Evie Mason
Year 6- Rebecca Lamb
Wednesday 10th February 2016
Thank you to Zainab for her help with today's school council meeting minutes.
Today we held the school council toy sale and toy raffle. A big thank you to all of you for your help, support and contributions.
During our meeting after school we drew out the raffle ticket winners. We sold 148 raffle tickets altogether which raised a total of £148 to put towards some new KS1 playground equipment. Our raffle ticket winners are:
We also bagged the money raised from the toy sale ready to be banked and we calculated that a total of £217 was made. That means a total figure of £365 was raised today during our fundraising event.
A huge well done to all involved and a special thank you to Corinna Brown (our extended services coordinator) for all of your help.
In our next meeting we will begin to write letters of thanks to all who have helped make the day such a success.
Wednesday 27th January 2016
Today the school council team met with Corinna Brown to discuss the toy sale organisation. They have decided to sell the donated toys in the style of a tombola where each toy will have a numbered ticket attached to it. Children will pay 50p for a ticket and the toy they take away with them will be the toy which has the same number attached to it. School council decided this would be a fun way to sell the toys as it will be a mystery as to which toy the children get for their 50p donation. It was decided that the toys need to be organised into KS2, KS1 and Foundation stage appropriate.
Corinna had some exciting news to share with the school council team. She had been in contact with some local businesses, some of whom have been generous enough to donate some new toys. TTS were generous enough to donate a blue-bot and mat, Jango's donated two pairs of tickets for entry to their play centre and Morrison's have donated £20 for us to buy toys to add to the raffle prizes. The school council team decided that these toys would be good prizes for a raffle to be held alongside the toy sale. Children will be able to purchase a ticket for the raffle on the same day as the toy sale at a cost of £1 each.
Our next school council meeting will be on Wednesday 10th February, the same day as the toy sale. This will be an ideal opportunity to find out how much the toy sale has raised and to begin to think about writing letter of thanks to all who have donated to the toy sale.
Wednesday 13th January 2016
Thank you Joel for your help writing today's meeting minutes.
Miss McIntyre gave the school council a task to complete on behalf of Miss Senior and Miss Pickering. The children have been asked to get adults who work in their class to complete a fact file about themselves to provide information to go on the staff page on the school website.
School council began to discuss the toy sale. It has been decided to have the sale on Wednesday 10th February. The school newsletter will inform parents of this and will request donations of toys to be brought into school. Children in the school council took a vote and decided that the toy sale should be held during school time as they wanted it to be an event for the children. They felt not all children would be able to attend if it were to take place after school due to having clubs and other commitments.
Our next meeting on Wednesday 27th January will be with Corinna Brown who will be helping us to organise the toy sale.
Wednesday 16th December 2015
A big thank you to Evie, our Year 5 representative, for helping to take the minutes for today's meeting.
Today, Corinna Brown came in with a problem. The school playground equipment proposal is too expensive, so we had to come up with some ideas of ways to make more money to put towards the cost of the new equipment. The fundraising ideas suggested by School Council tonight were:
School council also had to make some choices about which items they think would be best for the KS1 playground and had to vote for their top three favourites. We were given 3 stickers to stick on our three favourite pieces of equipment. Equipment choices were:
The wobble board and target board were most popular.The instruments were not as popular because we have already got some on the bottom playground.
Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Today, our school council team have had the honour of writing a message of thanks to the Queen, on behalf of their class, in recognition of her 63 years of reign. The children have had great fun today doing this and look forward to the Queen receiving her messages.
In our next meeting, Wednesday 16th December, we have Corinna Brown coming back to join us for our meeting to share the plans for the new KS1 playground equipment.
Wednesday 18th November 2015
Joel, Amelia and Daisy were given the task of taking photos of the school ready to create a school tour for the school website.
The rest of the team had a chance to share their class suggestions, here are some of them:
Miss McIntyre will update children with information about their suggestions in a future meeting.
Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 2nd December.
Hello! Welcome to School Council!
So far we have had three meetings, the first meeting was an introduction to School Council. The second meeting we had Corinna Brown visit us and we fed back views about the new playground equipment. Also, we shared our opinions about what new equipment would be good for KS1 playground. Our last meeting was to design a visitors badge for the governors. Ian Pearce, our chair governor, is going to judge our designs. The winning design will be replicated for future visitor's badges. In our next meeting, we would like to share the suggestions from our peers.