Mailing for 28th May 2021
The children and staff all enjoyed Outdoor Learning Day yesterday. Lots of different activities took place including a mini mini-beast hunt, bubbly mud, pond dipping, making STEM area decorations, cling film painting, measuring feet, parachute games, big build railways and kite making.
Year R have been playing out in the bubbly mud kitchen and looking closely at the different parts of insects. The children’s writing is really starting to improve as they are becoming able to use their learnt phonics to sound words out.
Year 1 have learnt to tell the time to the half hour … test them out over the holidays (they should also be able to do o’clock). The highlight of the week was designing their own castles and then writing sentences to describe them. There have been some amazingly creative designs.
Year 2 have been practising their ability to double numbers using the diamond method which has kept the grown-ups on their toes too whilst marking the work. They have also been trying to improve their sentence writing by using conjunctions to extend them to give extra information. Not sure what a conjunction is? then ask your child to teach you.
We have revised our school risk assessment. At this time, as we continue to make progress, the following measures will come in to place after half term UNLESS there are any changes to government advice:
We have had a number of items left behind at the end of the half term. Anything named has been returned to the child’s classroom. A table will be on the playground after school on Monday 7th June and in the morning before school on Tuesday 8th June with the remaining items. Anything that is not collected during these times will be added to the Bags to School collection on Wednesday 9th June.
As a school we acknowledge the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the children and staff. We have attached a DRAFT policy to the mailing this week. Please take the time to read the policy and give us some feedback by 6.6.21 using the link: Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy consultation This consultation is open to parents, staff and Governors.
The Governors have put together a Safeguarding Culture survey to ascertain parental views. Please click on the link to complete by 6.6.21. Governor safeguarding culture survey
Updated Covid risk assessment
NSPCC letter – information about an assembly in school after half term
Plea for bottles and newspapers
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Outdoor cooking day
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General News and Information:
Several parents have asked how they can make voluntary donations to school linked to their business or personal circumstances. There is an option to make a voluntary donation of up to £50 within School Money.
Hampshire Library service offer a huge range of free online courses to promote wellbeing, improve fitness and provide new skills including finding work. All courses are open to anyone aged 19+ that lives in Hampshire or a neighbouring county. Our full course listing can be found here Hampshire Library Service Free Training
If your child has a change or existing or new medical condition, please inform us by completing the form which is now available on our website: New or Change to Existing Medical Condition Form
We continue to put our children, their parents and our staff at the centre of any decision making to ensure that we keep everyone as safe as we can at this continued tricky time. If you have any feedback as to how this week has been, please let us know via email@example.com
The Government announced that adults in the household, child care or support bubble of children of primary age are eligible to partake in Lateral Flow Device Testing screening. You are able to collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests. These should only be used by adults aged 18 years and over. Most collection points are open from 1.30 – 7pm. You can check online to see if the location is open or busy before you go. You do not need to make an appointment. It is important that you do not visit a collection point outside opening hours, as it may be used to test people with Coronavirus symptoms. Please see the link to locate your nearest collection point: Covid Test Collection Points.
It’s the end of another half term so enjoy some quality time together as a family and we’ll see you all in a week’s time on Monday 7th June. J
Take care and stay safe.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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