Headteacher’s Blog

Dear Parents & Carers, 

Last week was an extraordinary week like no other; we participated in all of the following events – Mental Health Workshops, the Dog Mentor assembly, and attending the Virtual Wilderness Camp. We would also like to congratulate all children who participated in the Bikeability course and successfully passed either level 1 or 2 or both.

Please see below for further information relating to this week’s activities.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK: Acceptance

Values Role of Honour (W/C 31th May 2021):

ExcellenceLerato, Chloe, Sophia M, James, Aaron R, Jadon, All of Year 3 & 4, All of Year 5, Blake, Arjun C, Neriya, Matthew, Tristan & Sinuo.
ResilienceEdMitchel, Micheal, James, Diarmuid, George, Diya, Lucas, Eden, Aaron G, Alicia, Laura, Paige & Tristan.
IndependenceElicia, Jadon, Kemuel, Oluwaloni, Tristan, Lyxandra & Matthew.
Co-operationAll of Year 1 & 2, Tayla-Ann, Christopher D, Lyxandra, Neriya , Paige & Blake.
Self-ControlPhilip, Matthias, Piers, Diarmuid, Evelyn, Reeya, Christopher O, Hazel & Addison.
CuriosityShane, Matthias, Piers, Michael, Isaiah, Aaron R, Diya, George, Jana, Amanda, Arjun C, Tristan, Samuel, Sinuo, Alicia & Laura.
AcceptancePhilip, Stephanie, James, Micah, Thandiwe, Simona, Arjun S, Lyxandra, Sinuo, Laura, Arjun C & Tristan.
RespectAurelia, Zara, Chloe, Sophia M, Hana, Aniyah, Marqueza, Unami, Rhea, Christiana, Nomsa, Emmanuel, Amy, Hannah, Noah, Caden, Tristan, Hazel & Paige.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 31th May 2021:

Nursery Aurelia
Reception Zara
Year 1Aaron
Year 2Jadon
Year 3Unami
Year 4 Amy
Year 5 Isaac
Year 6 Blake

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

Lunches:

Please be reminded thatschool lunches are available Monday – Friday (£2.50 per day), please see the attached menu for Summer Term 2021 and remember to pre-order your child’s meal choice (especially for the younger children in the Early Years). Please pay for school meals in advance via the school office (wearing a face covering) or preferably via bank transfer to the school account with the reference of your child’s name and DINNERS. 

This week we are on WEEK 2 of the menu.

Eat them to Defeat them 

As mentioned back in April, Herts Catering have joined with ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Public Health England and big named supermarkets to support inspiring more children to eat more veg. Today, the children will learn about this in assembly and they will be bringing home their very own mission pack. HCL will be promoting a vegetable each week for 6 weeks starting after half term and the children will be rewarded for eating the dish containing the vegetable of the week. Week commencing 7 June is Tomato week and on Tuesday, the dish containing tomatoes is the Green option, Rainbow Tomato & Mozzarella tart.

Keeping Our Community Safe:

It has been a great relief to many to see the rules around Covid gradually relaxing. Please remember, though, that the rules for school and self-isolation have not changed. If your child, or anyone else in your household, experiences any of the three main symptoms of:

–          persistent cough, 

–          temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher

–          loss of taste or smell you should begin self-isolation and book a Covid test.

SHOULD YOUR CHILD DEVELOP ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS ABOVE, 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]

Attendance W/C 31th May 2021

Each school in the local authority has an attendance target which is set for them. This year our published school attendance target is 96%.  Let’s aim for  100% across all year groups this week. 

Year GroupAttendance %
Nursery72.06
Reception88.89
Year 1100
Year 2100
Year 385.71
Year 4100
Year 592.19
Year 694.23

Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00am 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.

Being in school on time is also important, as most teachers have early morning work ready for the children to do as soon as they arrive in the classroom,  to maximise children’s learning opportunities. In fact, why not take advantage of the fact that gates open from 8.25am (EYFS-Y6) and get to school even before the start of the school day at 8.45am? Of course, we do understand that at times, there are unavoidable delays, e.g. traffic, but those should be the exception, not the rule.

Admissions:

Please do let friends and family in the community (or further afield) know that we are still accepting pupils from September onwards. Please click on admission to register your interest.

Year 5 (Year 6 21/22) Secondary Transfer

For children currently in Year 5, please visit www.swhertsschools.org.uk  to find important information regarding the SW Herts Schools Consortium, which comprises the seven secondary schools in the area which operate admission tests. The registration for these tests closes on 18th June 2021.

SPORTS Day Important reminders: 

All children must wear their school PE kit. 

All children must have a named water bottle and sun hat.

All Children must have a packed lunch as school dinners will not be provided on Thursday 10th June 2021

Parents & Carers are not permitted to attend – we will take pictures and upload to Class Dojo when possible. =

If the weather forces us to cancel lessons and PE, sessions will resume as normal.

PLEASE NOTE: RESERVE SPORTS DAY DATE is Thursday 24th June 2021

Vancols Photography:

On Tuesday, your child was given a school photo registration card, which enables you to purchase their class photo. Should you wish to place an order, please do so by Friday 11th June 2021 using the details from the registration card.

Half-Term:

Our Summer Term (first-half) ends on Friday 11th June 2021 at 1:30pm. Please be sure to collect promptly. School resumes on Monday 21st June at 8.25am.

 Key Dates:

EventDate
Sports Day 2021Thursday, 10th June 2021
Summer Term (1st Half) endsFriday, 11th June 2021 – 1:30pm
Summer Term (2nd half) BeginsMonday, 21st June 2021
Class Assessments21st – 25th June 2021
Reserve Sports Day 2021Thursday, 24th June 2021
Year 5 & 6 Overnight Camp3rd – 4th July 2021
End of Year Celebration AssemblySummer Term EndsFriday, 9th July 2021  – 10.30amFriday, 9th July 2021   – 12.30pm

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

Finally,  

Love & Blessings,

Mrs T Madden

Headteacher