Dear Parents and Carers,
What an amazing week it has been- it has truly been a pleasure having everyone back in the school building, seeing all the children’s wonderful smiley faces and chatting with so many parents and carers in the morning and at the end of the day! The children have settled in brilliantly and each morning when I walk around to say ‘Good Morning’ they are already being so productive, thinking about their learning and enjoying being in the classroom together. Last week, we also celebrated Science Week and International Women’s Day. It was wonderful to see how engaged the children were with their learning across the whole week – the values of curiosity, co-operation and independence were evident across the school. We would also like thank our Governors, Pastor Holford and Mr Kanagaraj, for visiting the children and staff (adhering to the social distance rules). The purpose of the visit was to look at the following:
– Health and Safety protocols
– Pupil and Staff Wellbeing
– Pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Please see below for this week’s reminders and key information:
SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 15th March 2021): Kindness
Values Role of Honour (W/C 8st March 2021):
|Excellence||Sophia, Chloe, Rebeca, Thandiwe, Jadon, Diya, Aaron R, Hana, Year 3, Shemilore, Nomsa, Hannah, Year 5, Laura, Arjun, Matthew, Blake, Tristan, Samuel, Lyxandra and Sinuo.|
|Resilience||All Early Years, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 5.|
|Independence||All Early Years, Aniyah, Thandiwe, Jadon, Unami, Hannah, Thalia, Nomsa, Shemilore, Sophia G, Zachary, Jana, Laura and Thabani.|
|Co-operation||Piers, James, Year 1, Year 2, Seth, Sophia G, Lucas, Christopher O and Year 6 boys.|
|Self-Control||Noah, Reeya, Blake and Neriya.|
|Curiosity||Zara, Philip, Stephanie, Matthias, George, Aaron, Micah, Evelyn, Unami, Emmanuel, Austin, Arjun S, Amanda Laura, Matthew, Tristan, Sinuo, Arjun C and Samuel.|
|Acceptance||All Early Years, Year 1, Year 2, Year 4, Year 5 boys, Christiana, Seth, Rhea, Zachary, Marqueza, Tayla-Ann and Gabriella.|
|Respect||Michael, Aniyah, Diya, Evelyn, Kemuel, George, Year 3, Thalia, Hannah, Nomsa, Rutendo, Aaron G, Caden, Arjun C, Matthew, Tristan and Hazel.|
Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 8st March 2021:
|Nursery||Lucca for settling in so well.|
|Reception||James for excellent participation this week in all his learning.|
|Year 1||Micah for brilliant problem solving in Maths.|
|Year 2||Aniyah for her focused and independent learning.|
|Year 3||Sophia for listening to instructions, helpful and being respectful.|
|Year 4||Rutendo for 100% effort in all her learning activities.|
|Year 5||Christopher D for his resilience and curiosity in Science.|
|Year 6||Blake for showing such initiative in all his lessons.|
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance W/C 8st 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%
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.
Just a reminder that children can bring their personal Chromebooks into school from this week. If your child does not have a Chromebook, they will have full access to a school laptop when required.
School Uniform Reminder:
Please can we ask you to ensure that your child wears the correct PE uniform on Thursday and Friday. I wish to maintain the high standards that were in place before the lockdown and have noticed last week that our standards are slipping. Wednesday is our only non-uniform day. The HSA have several used uniform items in stock, please contact the school office if you would like to purchase anything.
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.
After School Clubs Reminders:
After- school clubs will restart today from 3:45pm – 4:45pm for the Year 5 children only due to the missed sessions from the Autumn term. We will open up the clubs to the whole school again from the Summer term 2021.
Red Nose Day:
To support Red Nose Day this Friday, pupils are welcome to come to school in non-uniform and wear something RED in exchange for a £1 minimum donation per child. For Covid safety reasons we are not allowing red noses, headwear or other accessories. Please ensure these are not brought into school.
Global Youth Day:
Finally, Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful – Hebrews 23v10.
Love & Blessings,
Mrs T Madden