Autumn 1 Week 5

Dear Parent and Carers, 

Another busy week has gone past. The children enjoyed many different activities, this included a wonderful presentation by Aesop’s Theatre Company and time to relax in our soon to be opened Well-being room. The week ended with some of our young people from Stanborough Secondary School demonstrating acts of kindness during their ‘make a difference week’. Some of them went back down memory lane and had a go on the swings!

October marks the 34th year of Black History Month (BHM) in the UK. It celebrates the achievements and contributions that black people have made in history, which has often been overlooked. This year’s theme is ‘Proud to be’, which invites everyone to consider what they are proud to be. At Stanborough Primary School, we will continue to celebrate BHM by making curricular links in all subjects, highlighting the contributions that black Mathematicians, Scientists, Historians, Geographers, Artists and Biblical Scholars have made to their subject matter over time. In addition, we endeavor to spark inspiration and motivation to achieve amongst our pupils as their continue to shine bright like the stars that God has created them to be.

As the weather begins to become more Autumnal, can I take this opportunity to remind all parents and carers that students should bring a rain jacket / warm coat with them every day. As part of our continued Covid-19 protocols, we will be aiming for our pupils to be outside as much as possible at break and lunchtime. 

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 4th October 2021): Respect

Values Roll of Honour (W/C 27th September 2021)

ExcellenceAurelia, Stephanie, Philip, Zara, Michael, Shemilore, Marqueza, Nomsa, Thiago, Eden & Noah.
ResilienceJoycellin, Matthias, Chloe, Piers, Rutendo, Austin, Oluwaloni & Jana.
IndependenceLucca, Idelle, Ed Mitchel, Isaiah, Ved, Evelyn, Micah, Jadon, Aniyah, Kemuel, Diya, Amelia, Marqueza, Aaron G & Simona.
Co-operationMahlon, James, Ed Mitchel & Sophia G. 
Self-ControlElicia, James, Evelyn, Hana, Micah, Diya, Aniyah, Kemuel, Jadon, George, Austin & Christopher O.
CuriosityStefan, Martin, Evelyn, Aaron R, Hana, Jadon, Diya, Thandiwe, Zachary, Christiana, Arjun, Isaac & Christopher D. 
AcceptanceAll of Reception, Michaela, Michael, All of years 2, George, Kemuel, Aniyah, Diya, All of Years 4 & 5, Reuben, Gabriella, & Amanda. 
RespectAurelia, Stephanie, Chloe, Idelle, Michaela, Martin, Evelyn, Hana, George, Diya, Aniyah, Kemuel, Nomsa, Reeya & Tayla-Ann. 
**Growth Mind-set **Matthias, Michael, Evelyn, Diya, Rutendo & Lucas. 

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 27th September 2021:

Nursery Zion 
Reception Mahlon 
Year 1 Idelle 
Year 2Evelyn 
Year 3Diya  
Year 4  Unami 
Year 5  Shemilore 
Year 6  Caden 

 Keep letting your light shine! I am so proud of you all.

COVID-19
You will be aware that NHS test and trace now get in touch with close contacts, who are then advised to take a PCR test. Pupils under 18 identified as close contacts do not need to self-isolate if they do not have symptoms. Each school is required to have a contingency plan in the event of an outbreak. General COVID information Symptoms: • a high temperature • a new, continuous cough – 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. If you are not sure whether you or your child’s symptoms suggest that they have coronavirus or an everyday cough or cold, you can consult this online NHS symptom checker: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If you are concerned about your child’s health or the health of anyone else in your household please seek advice from your GP, use NHS 111 online https://111.nhs.uk/ or call NHS 111. 

Attendance W/C 27th September 2021 2021

Each school in the local authority has an attendance target that is set for them. This year our published school attendance target is 97.5%. Well done to Reception, Years 2, 4 and 5 with a 100% attendance. 

Year GroupAttendance %
Nursery87.88
Reception95.83
Year 1100%
Year 296.67
Year 3100%
Year 4100%
Year 5100%
Year 697.5

Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00 am every day in line with our school policy. We understand that the building is cold, but we have to keep the windows open for ventilation due to Government regulations, so please ensure that your children arrive at school with lots of layers to keep warm.

Harvest Celebrations:

We are sorry that due to the potential Covid risk, we will not be inviting parents to our Harvest events. This year, we will be supporting  One Vision, by collecting any tinned food and pasta.  We hope the children enjoy their Harvest celebrations and a recording of the assembly will be shared with you all on the last day of term.

Year 6 Transition to Secondary School

Please be reminded that the portal is now open should you wish to apply for a Secondary School place. Please apply online at: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions

The application process closes on 31st October 2021. 

Flu Immunisation

Letters regarding the upcoming Flu (nasal spray) immunisation were sent home a few weeks ago. Please return the forms as soon as possible (even if you DO NOT want your child to have the spray) If you require another copy of the form please visit the school office.

 Fundraising Clothes Bank

We now have a clothes bank in the school car park. Please feel free to donate any unwanted clothes, shoes or textiles which will help raise funds for our school. Please ensure that all items are in a carrier bag/black sack before depositing. Thank you.

 Key Dates:

EventDate
Make a Difference Week 4th – 8th October 2021
Stanborough Secondary School Open Day (Years 5/6)Thursday, 7th October 2021

See link for our school calendar – http://www.stanboroughprimary.org.uk/calendar-2/

Finally, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Love and blessings, 

Mrs Adewole

Deputy-Headteacher