Autumn 1 Week 4

Dear Parents and Carers,

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK: Curiosity

Since we re-opened, we have had a few children off with a cold but have not had any positive tests for coronavirus. We know that parents are carefully following the guidance and checking children for any symptoms of coronavirus and are keen to check with school staff whether children should attend school or keep children at home. As we enter into the autumn term, it is common for colds and similar viral infections to circulate. In many cases, children will be well enough to attend school and continue their learning with little or no interruption to their education. In other cases, for instance where they have a heavy cold, they may need to take a day or two off to recover. If, however, children show one of the three main symptoms of coronavirus – high temperature, a persistent cough, or a loss of taste or smell – then they must not come to school and you should try to book a test. Only those with symptoms should be tested but everyone in the household should self-isolate – see further details below.

I would to thank all parents and carers for attending our annual introduction parent meetings which took place on Tuesday 17th September 2020. By now you should have received a welcome video from your class teacher and a copy of the slides from the meeting.

Thank you to the parents who have agreed to continue with HSA for another year. The Co-Chairs of the HSA will be sharing some more information about how you can get involved and further support the school within the next few weeks.

Values Role of Honour:

ExcellenceArjun, Neriya, Matthew, Amanda, Tayla-Ann, Jana, Shemilore, Hannah, Thalia, Christiana, Zachary, Rhea, Olive, Thandi & Reception Class
ResilienceThabani, Laura, Year 4, Year 3 &  Reception Class
IndependenceAmy, Olive, Thandi & Reception Class
Co-operationNathaniel, Alicia, Paige, Chris O, Noah, Isaac, Year 2 & Year 1
Self-ControlKemuel, Jadon & George
CuriosityPaige, Caden, Arjun, Eden, Gabriella, Rhea, Unami, Sophia, Rutendo, Joyce-Samara & Evelyn
AcceptanceYear 6, Year 5, Year 4, Year 3, Year 2, Year 1 & Reception
RespectYear 6, Year 5, Year 4, Year 3, Year 2, Year 1 & Reception

Stars of the Week:

NurseryPhilip
ReceptionJames
Year 1Aaron
Year 2Olive
Year 3Sophia
Year 4Austin
Year 5Aryan
Year 6Tristan

Keep up the good work all!

Keeping our Community Safe:

Please check your child for symptoms, and do not come into school if they or anyone in your family show the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature (please try to take their temperature every morning)
  • a new, continuous cough or symptoms – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

The above 3 symptoms are from the NHS, and you should always consult your GP or call 111 NHS or use the coronavirus service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

What to do if you have symptoms:

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.

2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

3. Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/  Always contact the school if you are unsure of what to do or would like some advice.

SHOULD YOUR CHILD DEVELOP ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS OVER THE WEEKEND, PLEASE INFORM THE SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (VIA EMAIL) TO ENSURE THAT THE SCHOOL CAN TAKE THE NECCESARY PRECAUTIONS IN-LINE WITH OUR RISK ASSESSMENT AND GUIDANCE FROM OUR LOCAL HEALTH PROTECTION TEAM. PLEASE SEND THE EMAIL TO EITHER [email protected] or [email protected]

Birthday Celebrations

At this present moment in time we are asking parents and carers to refrain from sending in a birthday cake and  treats to celebrate for your child’s class on their birthday until further notice.

One Vision

We would like to say a big thank you to Enoch Kanagaraj and One Vision for donating water bottles for our school community. We will keep the bottles at the office for when children forget their water bottles.

Attendance:

Each school in the local authority has an attendance target which is set for them. This year our published school attendance target is 96%.

Please see below for all class attendance this week:

Nursery 73%
Reception 84%
Year 1 68%
Year 2 87%
Year 3 83%
Year 4 94%
Year 5 91%
Year 6 90%

If you are requesting time off for your child for exceptional circumstances such as an operation, you must complete an Absence Request Form. You can get an Absence Request Form from the office. Please let the school office know if your child needs to isolate immediately as this will enable us to provide a remote provision for your son or daughter.

National Fitness Day: 

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 is NATIONAL FITNESS DAY. Please can ALL Students come to school wearing their PE kits. They will not be required to wear their P.E kits on Thursday.

Stanborough Secondary Open Day –Years 5 & 6:

Secondary School open day which was scheduled to take place on Thursday 24th September 2020 has been been postponed until further notice.  

HCL School Meals:

HCL are providing school lunches Monday – Friday (£2.50 per day), please see menu below and remember to pre-order your child’s meal choice (especially the younger children). Please pay in advance at the school office or bank transfer to the school account with the reference of your child’s name DINNERS.

Coming soon:

  • School Council Representatives for 2020-2021
  • Faith Ambassadors for 2020-2021
  • Update to Marking and feedback Policy
  • HSA news
  • Governor Update

Finally I would like to wish the school community a wonderful week.   

 Kind regards

Mrs T Madden

Headteacher