Dear Parents and Carers,
I trust that this email finds you well. I was excited to welcome the children back to school today. The children have settled quickly and adapted to the rules and procedures that were in place last term. It is evident from their happy and smiling faces that they are delighted to be in school, playing with their friends once again and meeting some new pupils. We would like to give a warm welcome to all the new pupils and parents that have joined the Stanborough Family this week – may you be blessed, and your lives further enriched as we grow together.
Please see below for this week’s reminders and key information:
SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 8th March 2021): Curiosity (Science Week)
Values Role of Honour (W/C 1st March 2021):
|Excellence||Thandiwe, Hana, Aaron, Emmanuel, Shemilore, Nomsa, Tayla, Jana and All of Year 6 (excellent questioning during Book Week).|
|Resilience||Chris D Laura, Blake, Addison and Neriya|
|Independence||Sophia G, Unami, Rhea, Christiania, Zachary, Marqueza, Seth, All of Year 4, Reeya, Addison, Arjun, Mathew, Blake, Tristan, Samuel, Neriya and Lyxandra.|
|Co-operation||All of Years 1 & 2, Noah, Caden Addison, Hazel, Paige, Thabani, Neriya and Laura.|
|Self-Control||All of Years 1 & 2, Aaron, Chris O and All of year 6 (An absolute display of this value during Book Week)|
|Curiosity||Evelyn, Thandiwe, George, Rutendo, Unami, Sophia, Seth, Marqueza, Simona, Arjun S and All year 6 during Book Week.|
|Acceptance||Rhea, Christiana, Zachary, All of Year 4 and All of Year 5|
|Respect||All of Years 1 & 2, Ameila, Rutendo, Hannah, Emmanuel, Thalia, Austin, Shemilore, Nomsa, Gabriella, Eden, Arjun C, Matthew, Tristan and Hazel.|
Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 1st March 2021:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Attendance W/C 1st 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%
I am over the moon with pupil attendance and engagement during live lessons last week. Thank you so much for your efforts in getting pupils to join the lessons.
Please contact the office if your child is unable to join live lessons or school by 10:00am every day in line with our school policy.
School Uniform Reminder:
Uniform should be worn as usual except on Wednesdays when the children will be partaking in wellness activities. Uniforms can be purchased from our uniform suppliers, Beats School Uniform, at www.beatschooluniforms.co.uk. See table below for further information:
|Year Group||Non – Uniform required on the following days||Uniform required for PE and outdoor activities|
|Nursery/Reception||Tuesday – Outdoor LearningWednesday – Wellness AfternoonThursday – PE||PEPolo ShirtSkirt *Girls only*Tracksuit BottomDrawstring PE BagPlimsolls/black trainersSports ShortsTracksuit JacketSport Socks Outdoor Activities (to be left at school)Raincoat/Waterproofs Tracksuit Top & Bottoms (Old)Outdoor shoes or wellington boots|
|Years 1/2||Wednesday – Wellness AfternoonThursday/Friday – PE|
|Years 3 & 4||Wednesday – Wellness AfternoonThursday/Friday – PE|
|Year 5||Wednesday – Wellness AfternoonThursday/Friday – PE|
|Year 6||Wednesday – Wellness AfternoonThursday/Friday – PE|
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 (£2.50), payments should be made directly to the school bank account as we will not be taking payments at the school office.
After School Clubs Reminders:
After- school clubs will restart on Monday 15th March from 3:45pm – 4:45pm for the year 5 children only due to the missed sessions from the Autumn term. We will open clubs to the whole school again from the Summer term 2021.
International Women’s Day today :
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day (8 March), “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,”
Our children will spend time in class thinking about the extraordinary contributions of women in our society particularly in field of Science (Linked to Science Week). Throughout this term children will have access to a range of activities and assemblies, designed to inspire and motivate our children to ask questions and challenge inequalities.
Today marks the start of British Science Week 2021 at our school and we are so thrilled it has finally arrived! It’s been a strange build up to Science Week this year – the uncertainty of when schools would once again open their doors to all students, how and when the lockdown restrictions would be eased for us all, and what the future looks like for live events, has all had an impact on our plans for the Week. But despite these challenges, we have forged ahead and come up with truly inspiration ideas for celebrating science and its role in our society this March. So, keep an eye out for posts of Class Dojo, blogs, and future newsletters to see what we get up to this week!
Finally, let us remember to hold fast to this verse of scripture that reminds us to cast all of cares on Him as He cares for us. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4: 6-7.
Love & Blessings,
Mrs T Madden