Dear Parents and Carers,
Week 3 has been another very successful week of both remote learning and in-school provision, thanks to your wonderful support. It was great to see so many of our pupils and staff participating in our PE session on Friday 22nd January 2020 – we must do this again soon!
The staff and I have enjoyed reviewing the children’s work and providing feedback. Pupils please be reminded to respond to all teacher feedback and to keep striving for excellence in all that you do. Parents, just a gentle reminder to upload completed work to Class Dojo or send directly to the class teacher via email at the end of each day. We have posted a video on our Remote Learning section of the school website with directions of how to upload work.
SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 18th January 2021): Tolerance
Values Role of Honour (W/C 18th January 2021):
|Excellence||All of Early Years, Hana, Thandiwe, All of Year 5, Matthew, Laura, Samuel, Neriya, Tristan & Arjun C.|
|Resilience||All of Early Years, George, Aniyah, Evelyn, All of Years 3 & 4, Noah & Aaron G.|
|Independence||All of Early Years, Hana, Diya, Jadon, Thandiwe, Gabriella, Laura, Arjun C, Matthew, Blake, Tristan, Samuel & Neriya.|
|Co-operation||All of Early Years, Arjun S, Jana, Tayla-Ann & All of Year 6.|
|Self-Control||All of Early Years, All of Years 1 & 2, Eden, Christopher D & Reeya.|
|Curiosity||All of Early Years, Olive, Kemuel, Rhea, Rutendo, Shemilore, Austin, Amanda, Lucas, Addison, Hazel & Thabani.|
|Acceptance||All of Early Years, All of Years 1 & 2, Sophia G, Unami, Amelia, Marqueza, Seth, Thalia, Emmanuel, Austin, Amy, Christopher O, Paige & Lyxandra.|
|Respect||All of Early Years, All of Years 1 & 2, All of Years 3 & 4, Isaac, Simona, Caden, Arjun C, Blake, Tristan & Hazel.|
Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 18th January 2021:
|Year 1||Aaron R|
|Year 6||Arjun C|
Keep letting your light shine! I am so proud of you all.
FAO of Parents Whose Children are in school:
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]
Each school in the local authority has an attendance target which is set for them. This year our published school attendance target is 96%.
We have been extremely impressed with the attendance of pupils during live lessons last week. Thank you so much for your efforts in getting pupils to join the lessons.
Please contact the office if your child is unable to join live lessons or school by 10:00am every day in line with our school policy.
The Oak National Academy have launched an online library for free. There is a free book to read based on their author of the week: https://library.thenational.academy
There is also a great link to Oxford Reading Tree books which can be read online: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
If you’re looking to keep physically active at home, remember to look on Class Dojo – Wellness Wednesday – for new ideas. This website is packed with fun things to do too: https://sportinherts.org.uk/peschoolsport/behappy/
It is always our intention that the school will remain open, unless the weather conditions make it difficult for the children and staff to travel to school safely. The decision as to whether or not the school opens will normally be made by 7am on the day in question. A message will be posted on our website www.stanboroughprimary.org.uk (please note that the Inclement Weather Policy can be viewed on our website) as well as on Class Dojo. The decision to close is based on risk assessments in conjunction with the advice given by Hertfordshire Education Authority, Hertfordshire Police Service and neighbouring schools.
In closing I will leave you with an extract from a poem read by Amanda Gorman at Biden’s inauguration: The Hill We Climb, with a message that resonates well with our shared experience.
‘We did not feel prepared to be the heirs of such a terrifying hour, but within it, we found the power to author a new chapter, to offer hope and laughter to ourselves so while once we asked, how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe? Now we assert, how could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?’
Mrs T Madden