We are delighted to announce that the winner of a reading prize, provided by the brilliant people at Ready Steady Read is Confidence in year 2. We are indebted to Ready Steady Read and their sponsors SPS Securities (@spsteam) for their most generous donations.
On Monday 3rd May, it is the May Bank Holiday. When we return to school on Tuesday, the school kitchen staff will be cooking Monday's menu instead of Tuesdays. We will then return to the normal menu schedule on Wednesday. Next week's menu is for Week 1. Click here to see our menu page.
Many thanks to all those year 3 and 4 parents who borrowed chrome books for last week. Both chrome books and their chargers are now back in the year 3 & 4 Chromebook storage trolleys so these may be accessed by pupils in school.
We have had a number of parents sending their child back to school after showing symptoms and not having had a PCR test. This is making it difficult for us at school as we have to make arrangements to isolate these pupils and ask parents to collect them. Please may we remind you that if your child does have symptoms, they then need to have a full PCR test and not a lateral flow test. Parents need to follow guidance given to them about when their child may return to school.
Now that year 3 and 4 have returned to school following their isolation period, any Chrome Books borrowed from us need to be returned to school. It is essential that the charging leads are returned as well. Both chrome books and their chargers will be put into the year 3 & 4 Chromebook storage trolleys so these may be accessed by pupils in school.
Parents We are having to do things differently this year for parent consultations. None of these can be face-to-face meetings for the time being. Owing to the spring lockdown, we have not been able to have consultations with parents since Christmas. Next week, teachers for years 2-6 are going to give you a phone call for a quick chat. Unfortunately, our year 1 teacher is not well at the moment so we will have to schedule this at another time. This is to talk about how your ch
This week's Famous Brits Assemblies are about Prince Philip. Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was eighteen months old. After being educated in France, Germany and Great Britain, he joined the Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18. From July 1939, he began corresponding with the thirteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth, whom he had first met in 1934. During the Second World War he served with
Year 5 had a brilliant session this morning in an online meeting with Jack Noel. They joined other schools to listen to this inspirational author. They have then produced their own artwork in a similar style. What a great lesson! Many thanks to Jack.
We are looking forward to seeing year 3 and 4 children back at school on Monday 26th April. After having to isolate for ten days due to COVID infections, they have been remote learning this week. Please may we remind anyone who borrowed a chrome book and charger this week to return them on Monday. The machines will go straight back into the year 3 and 4 chrome book trolleys in their classrooms.
This week's assemblies for Key Stage 2 are focussed on Stephen Lawrence day, which is on 22nd April. Stephen Lawrence (13 September 1974 – 22 April 1993) was a black British teenager from Plumstead, southeast London, who was murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Well Hall, Eltham on the evening of 22 April 1993. Two of the perpetrators were convicted of murder in 2012. We also talked about Racism.
Parents and carers of children who have been advised to self-isolate by their education setting or by NHS Test and Trace are now able to apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment or discretionary payment of £500, if they meet the eligibility criteria. The extension of the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme, which is administered by district and unitary local authorities in England, ensures that parents receive the financial support they need if they are unable to attend w
The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has just launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future, so that the Government can put children at the heart of our country’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. All schools are being encouraged to support their pupils to complete this survey. Parents, care leavers and those wor
May we remind you that a member of staff has tested positive and is unwell with COVID. We took immediate advice from the appropriate authorities and ensured that we closed year 3 and year 4 classes for Thursday and Friday last week, pending the PCR results of the member of staff. We then had confirmation about this and the year 3 and 4 pupils and staff need to isolate until Saturday 24th April, returning to school on Monday 26th April. Remote Learning on the Google Classrooms
Year 3 & 4 pupils are now in isolation. If you would like to borrow a chrome book from school for this week in order to help your child with accessing remote learning lessons, please come to the school office.
Year 4 pupils are now in isolation. If you would like to borrow a chrome book from school for next week in order to help your child with accessing remote learning lessons, please come to the school office this afternoon (Friday 16th April) between 2pm and 3pm.