Dear Parents and Carers,
A little over a year ago, I remember writing my newsletter feeling a sense of uncertainty and anxiety as we closed our school gates in preparation for the first National Lockdown. It’s almost unbelievable to comprehend what we have all been through since then and I certainly did not see foresee how long the impact of the pandemic was going to last and continues to last for us all. Despite the difficulties that we have all faced throughout the year, we have got through it together and it has made us all stronger in our own ways. Once again, it has been lovely to visit classes and see our pupils busy learning and smiling. The heartbeat of our school is well and truly back! We would like to give a special warm welcome to the pupils who have recently joined us in the lower end of the school.
SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 22ndMarch 2021): Excellence
Values Role of Honour (W/C 15th March 2021):
|Excellence||Michaela, Chloe, Sophia, Zara, Aaron, Hana, Thandi, Diya, Jana, Tayla, Arjun, Matthew, Neriya, Laura and Tristan.|
|Resilience||Piers, James, Stephanie, All of Years 3 & 4 and Isaac.|
|Independence||All of Nursery, Jadon, Aniyah, Evelyn, Diya, Thandi, Aaron and Laura|
|Co-operation||Kemuel, George, Micah, Evelyn, Aaron R, All of Years 3 & 4, Year 5, Sinuo, Matthew, Lyxandra, Neriya, Alicia, Addison and Hazel.|
|Self-Control||All of Years 1 & 2, Lucas, Gabriella, Blake, Neriya and Thabani.|
|Curiosity||James, Philip, Matthias, Chris O, Caden, Paige, Arjun, Samuel, Laura and Tristan|
|Acceptance||Zara, Chloe, Isaiah, All of Years 1 & 2, All of Years 3 & 4 Eden, Addison and Hazel.|
|Respect||Michael, All of Years 1 & 2, All of Years 3 & 4, Simona, Amanda, Arjun, Tristan and Hazel.|
Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 15th March 2021:
|Reception||Isaiah and Ed Mitchel|
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance W/C 15st 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. If your child does not have a Chromebook, they will have full access to a school laptop when required.
Red Nose Day Contributions:
Thank you for your donations for Red Nose Day and for ensuring that your child wore something red. We are always pleased to raise money for this worthwhile charity. We do hope the children enjoyed the Red Nose activities they did with their classes.
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.
South West Herts Consortium – Year 6 2021/22:
The online registration opens on the 12th April for secondary transfer 2022. Please see the link below for further information. https://www.swhertsschools.org.uk/calendar/
The children have been rehearsing for our annual Spring Concert and recordings will take place this week. We envisage that the recording will be shared with you all on Thursday 1st April.
|Last Day of term||Thursday 1st April 2021|
|Virtual Spring Concert||Thursday 1st April 2021|
|INSET Day||Monday 19th April 2021|
|First Day of the Summer Term –||Tuesday 20th April 2021|
Finally, let us remember ‘We can make our plans but the final outcome is in God’s Hands’. Proverbs 16.1
Love & Blessings,
Mrs T Madden