Autumn 2 Week 4

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Last week I advised that we had seen a rise in Covid cases within the school community; this week, I am delighted to say that the measures we have taken in school, on advice from Public Health England (PHE), have had a positive impact. I want to commend the staff and pupils for adapting to the changes and new procedures quickly. We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of any further changes. Our aim as ever is to maintain the safety of the whole of the community and we will, as always, work as a collective to do that. 


This week we will continue to build on the theme of ‘One Kind Word’  from Anti-Bullying week as we want to ensure that we continue to create a ripple effect of kindness within our school community. We know that our pupils are kind and thoughtful but we would like them to become braver by challenging their peers about either the words that they have chosen or how they behave.  As it is important that we let our lights shine in our words and actions.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 22nd November 2021): Tolerance

Values Roll of Honour (W/C 15th November 2021)

ExcellenceMicah, Evelyn, Hana, Aaron R, All of Year 1, Thandiwe, Diya, Aniyah, Kemuel, Amelia, Thiago, Zachary, Nomsa, Amy, Austin, 
ResilienceAll of Year 1, All of Year 6, Ved, Evelyn, Micah, Martin, Kemuel, Jadon, George & Thiago.
IndependencePhilip, Matthias, Stephanie, Micah, Hana, Aaron R, Ved, Martin, Jadon, Kemuel, George, Aniyah, Diya, Thandiwe, Christiana,  Shemilore & Austin.
Co-operationAll of Year 1, All of Year 4 & 5, All of Year 6.
Self-ControlLerato, Lucca, Austin & All of Year 6.
CuriosityJoycellin, Phineas, Micah, Aaron R, Ved, Martin, Thandiwe, Diya, Aniyah, Thiago, Christiana & Nomsa. 
AcceptanceAll of Year 1, Zion, Amy, Amelia & All of Year 6.
RespectAll of Nursey & Reception, Hana, Micah, Evelyn, Thandiwe, Diya, Aniyah, Christiana, Rutendo, Amy & Nomsa.
**Growth Mindset **Micah, Evelyn, Aniyah, Thiago, Zachary, Rutendo, Tayla-Ann.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 15th  November 2021:

Year 1Michael
Year 2Micah
Year 3Aniyah
Year 4 Marqueza
Year 5 Rutendo
Year 6 Isaac

 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.  As you know, our contingency plan is now in operation due to 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 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.  There are things you can do to reduce the risk of getting COVID-19: • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available • wash your hands as soon as you get to your destination • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterward  

Attendance W/C 15th 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 2100%
Year 395.0%
Year 4100%
Year 5100%
Year 6100%

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 attached new and revised Vegetarian lunch Menu from HCL. 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 1 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.

Autumn Term Parent Survey 

The deadline to complete the Governor Questionnaire has been extended until Friday 26th November 2021. Please click on the link below if you haven’t done so already.

 Key Dates:

Anti-Bullying Workshops24th November 2021
Class Assessments29th November – 3rd December
Secondary Carol Service7th December 2021 – 7pm
Ark Farm Visit8th December 2021

See link for our school calendar –

 Finally, let us remember – “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden