Autumn 1 Week 2

Dear Parents and Carers, 

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK: Excellence

I trust that you are all keeping well. I am pleased to report that our first full week of the new Academic Year amidst a pandemic went very well. Class teachers are ensuring that pupils are settling into the new routines and are beginning to assess and identify potential gaps in learning. We know circumstances varied across families during the lockdown, so we aim to get everyone back to where they should be as soon as possible. I have been continuously walking around the school and have been so impressed with the learning that has been taking place, in addition to observing children following the new hygiene protocols in school.

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 NECESSARY 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]

Introductory Parent Meeting:

Just a reminder that we will be holding our annual Introductory Parent Meeting on Tuesday 15th September 2020 at 7:30pm via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom Meeting login details tomorrow.

Relationship & Sex Education:

We will be sharing our draft RSE policy with you by the end of September. Later this term, we hope to have some parent information sessions about this. 

Safeguarding: 

See below for details of Stanborough Primary School Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team if you are worried or concerned about anything at all please do not hesitate to contact us. Your safety and wellbeing is very important to us and we are here for you, if you need to, please do contact us using the following email addresses:

Mrs Adewole DSL – [email protected]

Mrs Madden DDSL – [email protected]

Mrs Dean-Roberts DDSL – [email protected]

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 classes with 100% attendance this week:

Nursery 100%
Reception 87.8%
Year 1 85%
Year 2 100%
Year 3 81.5%
Year 4 100%
Year 5 98.2%
Year 6 97%

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.

Secondary School Transfer Meeting:

On Friday 18th September 2020 we will be hosting a virtual meeting (meeting details to follow nearer the time)  to discuss the above and provide you with an opportunity to meet representatives from Stanborough Secondary School.

School Uniform:  

Uniform should be worn as usual except on days when the children are partaking in Forest School activities and PE Lessons, as this will enable us to limit movement around the school when the children need to change for various activities. Uniform can be purchased from our uniform suppliers, Beats School Uniform, www.beatschooluniforms.co.uk. See table below for further information:

Year GroupNon – Uniform required on the following daysUniform required for both Forest School and PE
Nursery/Reception Forest School  – Tuesday PE – ThursdayPolo ShirtSkirt *Girls only*Tracksuit BottomDrawstring PE BagPlimsolls/black trainersSports ShortsTracksuit JacketSport SocksOutdoor Shoes – Forest School Rain Coat/Waterproofs – Forest School Tracksuit Top & Bottoms (Old) – Forest School  
Years 1/2 Forest School  – Wednesday PE – ThursdayPE – Friday
Years 3 & 4  Forest School  – Tuesday PE – ThursdayPE – Friday
Year 5 Forest School  – MondayPE – Thursday PE – Friday
Year 6 Forest School  – MondayPE – ThursdayPE – Friday

Clubs:

Please be reminded about our after-school clubs for Autumn Term 2020. Only 2 clubs went ahead last week due to low numbers. If you are still interested in sending your child to a club, please contact the school office and we can see if we have enough pupils to run the club.

HCL School Meals:

HCL are providing school lunches Monday – Friday (£2.50 per day), please see attached menu’s 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.

Finally have a great week and enjoy the slighter warmer weather. Please do remember to send your child with a water bottle, sunhat and sun cream which they will need to apply themselves.

Kind regards

Mrs T Madden

Headteacher