Spring 1 Week 4

Dear Parents and Carers,

I trust that this email finds you well. Please see below for this week’s reminders and key information:

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 25th  January 2021): Acceptance

Values Role of Honour (W/C 25th January 2021):

ExcellenceSophia M, Zara, Michael, Hana, Thandiwe, Rhea, Christiana, Rutendo, Thalia, Shemilore, Nomsa, Noah, Caden, Laura, Arjun, Matthew, Blake, Tristan, Samuel, Neriya, Lyxandra & Hazel.
ResilienceAll of Early Years, Hana, Jadon, All Years 3 & 4, Tayla-Ann, Lucas, Blake, Thabani, Hazel, Addison & Tristan.
IndependencePiers, Rutendo, Laura, Arjun, Matthew, Blake, Tristan, Samuel, Neriya, Lyxandra, Alicia & Addison.
Co-operationAll of Years 1 & 2, Rutendo, Christopher O, Aaron G, Christopher D, Paige, Lyxandra & Neriya.
Self-ControlAll of Years 1 & 2, Rutendo, Arjun, Reeya, Arjun, Tristan, Addison, Thabani, Neriya, Lyxandra, Blake, Hazel, Paige & Alicia.
CuriosityIsaiah, Michaela, Evelyn, Jadon, George, All Years 3 & 4, Simona, All of Year 6 during the virtual trip.
AcceptanceRutendo, All of Year 5, Neriya, Paige & Lyxandra.
RespectAll of Years 1 & 2, Rutendo, Christiana, Marqueza, Sophia, Zachary, Seth, Rhea, Emmanuel, Austin, Shemilore, Nomsa, Thalia, Amy, Gabriella, Eden, All of Year 6 during the virtual trip.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 25th January 2021:

NurseryStephanie
ReceptionJames
Year 1Hana
Year 2Jadon
Year 3Unami
Year 4 Amy
Year 5 Amanda
Year 6 Sinuo

 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]

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%.

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.

Nursery100%
Reception93.75%
Year 1100%
Year 2100%
Year 397.78%
Year 497.14%
Year 5100%
Year 698.57%

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.

Lateral Flow testing in Primary schools:

Lateral flow testing  in primary schools begun week commencing 25th January 2021. This is for staff only. The purpose of these tests is early detection of asymptomatic cases amongst staff in order to help break the chain of transmission. The lateral flow tests are quick and easy to administer and detect 80% of positive cases. Currently it is estimated that 1 in 3 people who are COVID positive do not have any symptoms.

Inclement Weather:

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.

e-Honours Program:

If you have not registered before, please click on the e-Club image on the website homepage: www.adventist.org.uk . You only need to register once and you’ll be sent all the details of the forthcoming e-Awards and e-Honours each week. I would like to encourage all Adventures and Pathfinders to listen in to the Internet e-Honour as it is a great way to remind ourselves of the importance of keeping ourselves safe when we are online. For further information click on the links below:

Adventurers (age 4-9) is: https://youth.adventistchurch.org.uk/e-club-adventurers

Pathfinders (age 10-15 or Year 5 upwards) is: https://youth.adventistchurch.org.uk/e-club-pathfinders

Children’s Mental Health Week:

From 1-7 February 2021 schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Express Yourself.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

It’s important to remember that being able to express yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.

For Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 we will be encouraging children (and adults) to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas. Our Wellbeing Lead, Mrs Dean-Roberts, will be hosting a special assembly on Wednesday 3rd February at 9:00am – a link will be shared on Class Dojo. We are looking forward to seeing the children dressed in an array of colours and sharing their many gifts and talents. Please see documents below for further information.

Wishing you all a fabulous week. Stay safe and well.

Blessings,

Mrs T Madden

Headteacher