Autumn 2 Week 1

Dear Parents and Carers, 

I do hope that you have had a restful half term. The teachers and I were excited to welcome the children back to school today. Today we have spent some time revisiting the playground rules, school values and our whole school vision – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

We also discussed Parliament Week and what this means to use as a school and, more importantly, as individuals during our school assembly. We have many activities and events planned this term to enhance the children’s learning experiences, so please keep an eye on Class Dojo and Class Blogs for further information. 

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 1st November 2021): Acceptance

Values Roll of Honour (W/C 18th October 2021)

ExcellencePhilip, Aurelia, Matthias, Zara, Idelle, Sophia M, Michaela, Aaron, Hana, Martin, Jadon, Kemuel, Thandiwe, Aniyah, George, Diya, Marqueza, Amelia, Zachary, Emmanuel, Isaac & Jana. 
ResilienceStefan, Elicia, Philip, Ed Mitchel, Chloe, James, Piers, Ved, Aaron R, Evelyn, Thandiwe, Jadon, Aniyah, Zachary, Amy, Reuben & Lucas. 
IndependenceAurelia, Eva, Elicia, Mahlon, Idelle, Sophia M, Michaela, Aaron R, Diya, Aniyah, Jadon, Kemuel, Unami, Austin, Rutendo, Caden & Amanda. 
Co-operationAbel, Stefan, Philip, Joycellin,  Piers, Michaela, James, Isaiah, Sophia M, Aaron R, Martin, Hana, Evelyn, All of Year 3, Sophia G, Thiago, Austin, Christopher D, Tayla-Ann & Reeya. 
Self-ControlStephanie, Eva, Stefan, Michael, Michaela, Idelle, Chloe, Ed Mitchel, James, Ved, Aaron R, Martin, Aniyah, Jadon, Austin, Noah & Christopher O.
CuriosityLerato, Lucca, All of Reception, Michaela, Isaiah, Hana, Evelyn, Aaron R, Kemuel, Jadon, Thiago, Amelia, Sophia G, Christiana, Nomsa, Arjun & Eden. 
AcceptancePhineas, Eva, Stephanie, Michael, Piers, Martin, Aaron R, Hana, Diya, Jadon, Aniyah, George, Sophia G, Thiago, Shemilore, Oluwaloni & Aaron G. 
RespectMatthias, Eva, Phineas, Elicia, Piers, Sophia M, Zara, Ed Mitchel, Thiago, Amy, Nomsa, Arjun & Eden.
**Growth Mind-set **Lerato, Piers, Aaron R, Jadon, Unami, Zachary, Emmanuel & Reuben. 

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 18th October 2021:

Nursery Abel 
Reception Joycellin 
Year 1 Piers 
Year 2 Aaron  
Year 3 Jadon 
Year 4  Amelia & Sophia 
Year 5  Emmanuel 
Year 6  Simona 

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

You will be aware that NHS test and trace now get in touch with close contacts, who are then advised to take a PCR test. Pupils under 18 identified as close contacts do not need to self-isolate if they do not have symptoms. Each school is required to have a contingency plan in the event of an outbreak. General COVID information Symptoms: • a high temperature • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours • a loss or change to a sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal. If you are not sure whether you or your child’s symptoms suggest that they have coronavirus or an everyday cough or cold, you can consult this online NHS symptom checker: most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If you are concerned about your child’s health or the health of anyone else in your household please seek advice from your GP, use NHS 111 online or call NHS 111.  

Attendance W/C 18th October 2021

Each school in the local authority has an attendance target that is set for them. This year our published school attendance target is 97.5%. 

Year GroupAttendance %
Nursery 83.72%
Reception 100%
Year 1 87.04%
Year 2 80.56%
Year 3 91.67%
Year 4 95.24%
Year 5 100%
Year 6 100%

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

School Lunch Menu and Price Increase

Please see the new and revised Vegetarian lunch Menu from HCL. The new menu will be available after the half-term break (W/C 1st November 2021). Please note that there will be a 10p price increase per meal from after the half term and HCL are now offering a daily ‘chilled option’ on the Menu also. 

School lunches for Autumn Term (2nd half) are £85.80 at £2.60 per day. Please ensure school lunches are paid for in advance. Thank you.

Fundraising Clothes Bank

We now have a clothes bank in the school car park. Please feel free to donate any unwanted clothes, shoes or textiles which will help raise funds for our school. Please ensure that all items are in a carrier bag/black sack before depositing. Thank you.

Parents Consultation Meeting

Parents’ evenings will be held on Wednesday 3rd November and Thursday 4th November 2021. The meetings will be hosted using Zoom. You should have received an email from the school office asking you to confirm your preferred day and time slot.

 Key Dates:

Parliament Week Begins1st November – 5th November 2021
Year 4 – 6 Trip to the Houses of Parliament2nd November 2021
Parents Evening (Pupil Progress)3rd November 2021
Parents’ Evening (Pupil Progress)4th November 2021
Week of Prayer (RE focus)8-12th November 2021
Maths Week8-12th November 2021

See link for our school calendar –

Finally, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows’.’ James 1:17.

Love and blessings, 

Mrs Madden