A round-up of the latest school news for week ending 15.10.2020
New Parent Governor
We are very pleased to inform you of the result of the recent parent governor election. Gemma Range will be joining the governing body for a term of four years. Thank you to Neil Brown and Lucy Archer for putting themselves forward.
Hot school lunches
Children in Reception and KS1 will be able to order hot lunches as well as a packed lunch after half term. Unfortunately, at the moment due to classes having to stick to their bubbles we cannot offer this hot lunch option to children in KS2 (Years 3 to 6). When ordering packed lunches via the Dinnerpay website, KS2 children will see the option of a hot lunch but can we ask that you do not choose this. Thank you.
We are pleased to announce our new school council members for this academic year as follows:
Year 1 – Isabelle Smith & Ethan Syms
Year 2 – Lucy Caulfield & Rory Davies
Year 3 – Darcey Wilcox-Smith & Alfie Brinkworth
Year 4 – Alice Smith & Lewis Drysdale
Year 5 – Charlotte Laming & Owen Strachan
Year 6 – Tilly Patchett & Sam Clarke
We hope they all enjoy representing their peers at school council meetings.
Star of the week assemblies
‘Star of the week’ celebration assemblies have been re-introduced and are held virtually on a Friday with the children remaining in their class ‘bubbles’. Class teachers choose a child from each year group who they have recognised for their positive attitude, progress, effort, demonstrating a school value etc during the week. The children have the opportunity to show their work and talk about what they have achieved in front of the whole school.
Nasal Flu vaccinations
You should have received an email containing the e-consent letter for the nasal flu immunisations which take place on Friday 13 November in school. This letter contains a link which is unique to our school for you to give consent for the flu vaccination. Please note this link will expire on 4 November 2020.
Conker / acorn sculpture competition
We are once again running our ‘Autumn Sculpture’ competition where children can make a creation of their own choosing using conkers, acorns and other autumnal items. This year we are asking the children to make their sculptures at home, then photograph them and send a picture in to school via the admin email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be judged. The PTA will be providing prizes for the best sculpture in each class.
The deadline for sculpture pictures is 9.00 am on Thursday 22 October.
Christmas card fundraiser
As we cannot hold our usual fundraising events this term we are excited to announce that this year we will be participating in the Christmas Card Project with Art Projects for Schools Ltd (APFS). The monies raised through your support will go towards PTA funds for the school. The project is also a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate your child’s creativity and the items they make are great to send to family and friends.
The artwork your child has created will be reproduced in full colour onto greetings cards that are available in packs of 12. Additional items will also be available, such as a pack of 6 luxury, gloss-coated cards, gift tags and wrapping paper.
We will be sending your child home with the artwork they have created today, so please keep an eye out for this. On the reverse of their artwork there will be a sticker with a unique code attached to it. To order you will need to visit www.apfsorders.co.uk, and input this unique artwork code, along with your child’s first name and surname. You will then need to hand back your child’s artwork to their class teacher so that it can be sent to APFS for scanning. Orders need to be placed by midnight on Thursday 29 October 2020. If you would like your friends and family to be able to place orders, simply take a picture of the unique code on the back of your child’s artwork and share it with friends and family. Thank you in anticipation of your support.
Hallowe’en film night – Thursday 22 October
If you have not yet purchased your tickets for the film night please follow the links below:
This year the children can come to school on the morning of the film night already dressed in their Hallowe’en costumes. Can we ask you to be mindful of a couple of points when dressing up your child:
• If you have young children, please ensure that they can go to the toilet easily in their costumes without the help of an adult.
• Masks are only allowed for children in KS2 (Class 3 & 4).
• Please ensure costumes do not include any seperate accessories such as wands or broomsticks to limit the spread of any infection.
• Children can come to school with their faces painted but please do not send in any extra paints for touching up at the end of the day.
We do hope all the children enjoy the films.
RISE Parents sessions
If there are any parents that need mental health support for their child/young person in relation to early intervention and prevention please click on the link below for how to book into parent information sessions and consultations https://cwrise.com/for-parents
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