Spring 2 Week 6

Dear Parents & Carers, 

We have nearly made it towards the end of this Spring term. I am incredibly proud of what the pupils and staff have achieved this term. Please see below for the weekly reminders. I will be sending our monthly newsletter for March on the last day of term – 1st April 2021.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 29th  March 2021): Gratitude

Lockdown Restrictions:

Monday 29th March

In England, two households or groups of up to six people are able to meet outside in England and the ‘stay-at-home’ order ends.

Outdoor sports facilities including tennis, golf courses and outdoor swimming pools can reopen.

Monday 12th April (at the earliest)

Pubs and restaurants will be able to serve customers outside.

Members of the same household can go on holiday in England in self-contained accommodation.

Non-essential retail, hairdressers, beauty salons, gyms (but not exercise classes), spas and zoos can reopen.

For further information please click on the link below
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

Spring Concert:

The children have been rehearsing for our annual Spring Concert and recordings will take place this week. We envisage that the recording will be shared with you all on Thursday 1st April. 

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, 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 22nd March 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%

Nursery100%
Reception95.56%
Year 1100%
Year 2100%
Year 397.5%
Year 4100%
Year 5100%
Year 698.57%

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 to school with lots of layers to keep warm.

Chromebooks:

Just a reminder that children can bring their personal Chromebooks into school. If your child does not have a Chromebook, they will have full access to a school laptop when required.

School Dinners Reminder:

Children will be able to bring in packed lunches as normal. Hot meals will be available to order via the school office, payments should be made directly to the school bank account or the school office, please wear a face mask and maintain your distance at all times.

South West Herts Consortium – Year 6 2021/22:

The online registration opens on the 12th April for secondary transfer 2022. Please see the link below for further information. https://www.swhertsschools.org.uk/calendar/

Key Dates:

EventDate
Last Day of term Thursday 1st April 2021 (Finish 2pm)
Virtual Spring ConcertThursday 1st April 2021
INSET DayMonday 19th April 2021
First Day of the Summer Term – Tuesday 20th April 2021

Camp Meeting:

We have been advised today that the camp meetings dates have changed from Monday 14th June – Friday 18th June to Monday 1st to Friday 5th June. We will not be changing our holiday dates on this occasion despite the changes to camp dates at this late stage.  

Finally, let us remember ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end’. Lamentations 3:22

Love & Blessings,

Mrs T Madden 

Headteacher