Dear Parents and Carers,
SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK: Self-Control
Last week, we paid our respects to the fallen on Remembrance Day, celebrated Diwali and finished the week with Children in Need. All classes also took part in our annual week of prayer. I want to thank all Pastors and visiting guest speakers for their tremendous contributions throughout the week. Our hearts and minds were truly blessed and refreshed. I would particularly like to acknowledge our Faith Ambassadors who lead and encouraged their peers throughout the week – continue to, ‘Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.’ – Matthew 5 v 16.
Children in Need:
It was lovely to see so many children wearing items of yellow and bringing in coins to raise money for Children In Need last Friday. So far we have managed to raise £68.00. Well done to the whole school for your contributions.
Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week – United Against Bullying. To mark this occasion, we have asked the children to wear odd socks. Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique! We have many activities planned for the children to take part in during their PSHE lessons this week. Please keep an eye on class blogs to see what the children have been up to.
Online Safety – X Box Series S/X
Last week marked the release of two brand new Xbox consoles just in time for Christmas; the Xbox Series S, described as providing next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever, and the Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Both devices will be at the top of many children’s Christmas lists, so it’s important to ensure they are set up safely right from the start. National Online Safety created the attached guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what the Xbox Series X|S is all about. This was shared on Class Dojo and via email last week
Flu Nasal Vaccinations
The nurses were in school on Monday 9th November to administer the flu vaccination to those children with a signed permission form. They will be returning on Tuesday 15th December 2020 to provide the flu vaccination to any children who were unable to take the vaccine at their last visit. If you would like your child to have the vaccination in this session, then please fill out the attached Flu Vaccination consent form and return it to the school office.
This will take place on Wednesday 18th November. Please ensure that the children are wearing the correct uniform and that any accessories are in school colours.
Christmas Dinner :
HCL will be providing us with a vegetarian Christmas dinner this year. This will be on Wednesday, 9th December 2020 (Please note that the normal menu will not be running this day).
The Christmas dinner will consist of:
- Quorn Fillet
- Roast Potatoes
- Yorkshire Pudding
- Desserts – Choice of Arctic Roll or Christmas Biscuit
Please let me know before Friday, 20th November 2020 if you would like your child to have a Christmas dinner (£2.50). If you do not order a Christmas dinner for your child, we will assume that they will be bringing a packed lunch in that day.
Values Role of Honour:
|Excellence||Rebeca, Sophia & ZaraJoyce-Samara, Hana, Aaron R, Thandiwe & DiyaRhea, Christiana, Unami, Austin & Emmanuel Aaron G, Tayla-Ann, Oluwaloni, Lucas & EdenMatthew, Arjun & Lyxandra|
|Resilience||EYFSLaura & Sinuo|
|Independence||StephanieDiya, Thandiwe & JadonZachary, Rhea, Christiana, Unami, Sophia G, Marqueza, Seth, Rutendo & AmeliaAmy, Shemilore & NomsaSimona & Isaac|
|Co-operation||Arjun SAddison, Blake & Nathaniel|
|Self-Control||Year 1 & 2|
|Curiosity||Isaiah, Piers, Matthias, Sophia M & ZaraOlive, Hana & George,Chris O, Reeya, Seth & Sophia G|
|Acceptance||All Year GroupsAddison, Hazel & Laura|
|Respect||EYFS, Year 1, 2, 3,4Caden & JanaLaura|
Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards):
Keep letting your light shine! I am so proud of you all.
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 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@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Each school in the local authority has an attendance target which is set for them. This year our published school attendance target is 96%.
Please see below for all classes with 100% attendance last week:
If you are requesting time off for your child for exceptional circumstances such as an operation, you must complete an Absence Request Form. You can get an Absence Request Form from the office. Please let the school office know if your child needs to isolate immediately as this will enable us to provide a remote provision for your son or daughter.
HCL provide school lunches Monday – Friday (£2.50 per day), please see the attached NEW menu for Autumn Term 2020 and remember to pre-order your child’s meal choice (especially the younger children). Please pay for school meals in advance via the school office (wearing a face covering) or preferably via bank transfer to the school account with the reference of your child’s name DINNERS. If you wish to pay for the whole Autumn Term (2nd half) there are 32 days in total which is £80.00
I would kindly ask that you take a few minutes to complete the survey below by clicking on the link. https://forms.gle/R6pSemriiab8FLDv6 The survey will be available until Friday 20th November 2020.
Mrs T Madden