Autumn 2 Week 3

Dear Parents/Carers,

Last week we had another action-packed week within the school community. We remembered those who gave up their lives in war and conflict through our Remembrance assembly in the Peace Garden, within our classrooms and by observing the official 2-minute silence on Thursday. The children also participated in our week of prayer; this was a time where the whole school took time to hear God’s voice and to reflect – Thank you, Mrs Zvezdova, for arranging such a fantastic week for us all. It was time well spent.

This week is Anti-Bullying Week, and the theme this year is ‘One Kind Word’. Let us remember that one kind word or scripture can change a person’s entire day. Following our whole school assembly today, the children will be sharing kind words and actions within the school community this week. Please keep an eye on your child’s class blog or Class Dojo to see their various acts of kindness.

As you know, we have seen a rise in Covid-19 cases within our community, so if your children displays any of the symptoms, please keep them at home and get them PCR tested. I am in regular contact with Public Health England, and they are confident that the measures we have in place are robust. However, if we are required to make any further changes, I will promptly share these with you. Thank you for your co-operation and support in this area.

Please be reminded of the letter that went out last evening regarding measures we’ve put In place due to a rise in Covid-19 cases (See attached).

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 15th November 2021): Kindness 

Values Roll of Honour (W/C 8th November 2021):

ExcellenceEva, Phineas, Joycellin, Zara, Idelle, Sophia M, Michaela, Hana, Aaron R, Evelyn, Diya, Jadon, Amelia, Tia, Unami, Emmanuel, & All of Year 6.
ResilienceAbel, Lerato, Zion , Joycellin, Ed Mitchel, Chloe, James, Piers,  Martin, George, Kemuel, Aniyah, Tayla-Ann & Arjun.
IndependenceEva, Stefan, Stephanie, Idelle, Sophia M, Michaela, Evelyn, Ved, Thandiwe, Diya, Simona & Aaron G.
Co-operationEva, All of Reception, Piers, Michaela, James, Shophia M, Oluwaloni & Reeya.
Self-ControlElicia, Philip, Stephanie, Michael, Michaela, Idelle, Chloe, Ed Mitchel, James, Zara, Zachary, Caden & Lucas.
CuriosityAll of Nursery, Matthias, Michaela, All of Years 2/3, Thiago, Amelia, Marqueza, Christiana, Nomsa, Isaac, Christopher D & Amanda.
AcceptanceElicia, Philip, Mahlon, Michael, Piers, Sophia G,  Reuben & Christopher O.
RespectStefan , Lerato, Joycellin, Piers, Sophia M, Zara, Ed Mitchel, Ved, Aaron R, Hana, Micah, Thandiwe, Diya, Christiana, Thiago, Amy, Nomsa, Austin, Noah & Gabriella.
**Growth Mind-set **Elicia, Mahlon, Piers, Hana, Jadon, Sophia G, Amy  & Eden.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 8th November 2021:

Year 1Zara
Year 2Hana
Year 3Jadon
Year 4Marqueza
Year 5 Austin
Year 6 Jana

 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 three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours • a loss or change to the 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: For 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 8th November 2021

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

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 191.11%
Year 293.33%
Year 393.33%
Year 4100%
Year 5100%
Year 6100%

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 must 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 attached 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 that 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.

We are on WEEK 3 of the Menu this week.

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.

Governor Questionnaire

Last week we emailed you a Governor questionnaire to ascertain your thoughts on how well the school is managed and your child’s progress to date. Please can you complete the survey by clicking on the link below:

The School Governors and the Senior Leadership remain committed to driving school improvement and creating an environment where your son or daughter can let their light shine.

 Key Dates

Anti-Bullying Week15th – 19th November
Individual/Family Photos17th November 2021
Anti-Bullying Workshop24th November 2021

See link for our school calendar –

Finally, let us remember, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Galatians 6:9

Love and blessings,

Mrs Madden