Mailing for 4th February 2022
Letters Home (https://www.hwis.hants.sch.uk/letters-home/):
Sadly, the number of positive Covid cases across school is continuing to be high but thankfully most people seem not to be as unwell as with the previous variants. Thank you for your continued support and vigilance as well as increased testing. As we have said before, we are doing everything we can to keep children in school. If staffing absence continues to deteriorate, we may have to look carefully at our ratio’s and make alternative plans. Please be assured, this would be a last resort as we know the children have already missed out on so much.
Reminder: 2 Parent Governor vacancies – closing date 4th March 2022 at noon.
Children mental health and wellbeing week
Alien space day
No specific mailing this week
Tooth Fairy doors appeared in the Year R classrooms this week and the children have been learning about how to look after their teeth. They have written letters for the Tooth Fairy to leave for children when she collects their teeth. They have had great fun building circuits in the corridor making bulbs light and buzzers work. They also connected a spinner to the circuit and investigated what happened if you changed the shape of a spinner. Did it always look like a circle when it was spinning? Word of the week next week is kind and the maths word of the week is between.
The Year 1 children have been amazing with us with their knowledge of number bonds to 20 in Maths this week! They have used 20s frames, part-part wholes and bar models to show their working out. Ask them to show you. In writing, the children have found out more about amazing astronauts. We even found out that Astronauts can still have tomato ketchup in space. As the children have been working so hard we are going to have class charters next week, please see the letter in the mailing for more details. The star words of the week are crater and lasso.
This week Year 2 have continued their work on division in Maths and have learnt that division is the inverse to multiplication. Can your child explain to you what this means? In English they have had the chance to write a story about anything they like and they’ve used drama techniques to help them develop our ideas. In Science they’ve learnt about recycling and in Music the children used percussion instruments to play along to a piece of music called ‘In The Hall of the Mountain King’. The children were also very excited to have the gymnastic equipment out for their indoor PE sessions this week.
Diary Dates (School Calendar):
7.2.22 – Week 1 School Dinner Menu
14.2.22 – Cinema – All year groups - 3.15 – 5pm
17.2.22 – Disability and Inclusion day
18.2.22 – INSET day – SCHOOL CLOSED
21.2.22 – 25.2.22 – HALF TERM
Please DO NOT send your child in to school dosed up on Calpol. If they are unwell they should rest and get better at home. Sending children that are unwell in to school is making some of our staff ill and unable to be in school.
Please ensure your child brings in all they need each day. This includes, reading books, book bags, water bottles, hats, gloves, scarves and a warm coat.
NO JACKET POTATOES AT THIS TIME
INSET Days for 2021-2022
Also don’t forget to follow our Facebook page… we will try to share important events, dates and things that have happened in school… don’t forget to share with your friends and family!
Please find a link to the Phonics presentation. Mrs Lambell will show you how we teach phonics in school through a YouTube video: Link - https://youtu.be/dcuzb8fp-R0
General News and Information:
Please be advised that DFE guidance informs us that if a child displays any coronavirus symptom (cough, temperature or loss of taste/smell), we must send the child home and ask them to follow the guidance and get them a PCR test. The child must isolate until a negative result is given when they are able to return to school if they are well enough. If the result is positive they must isolate for 10 days but can return to school if they have a negative LFD test on days 5 and 5 and do not have a temperature.
Remember that LFD testing is for people who are asymptomatic. If anyone within your household develops symptoms, you must book at PCR test by either phoning 119 or booking online: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
Please find details of a website that helps make decisions as to whether your child should come into school unwell. The website link is https://what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell/child-unwell-ok-go-nurseryschool
Children to come into school wearing their PE kits on the days they have PE (Year 1 – Mon & Wed, Year 2 – Tues & Thurs).
The play equipment must not be used before or after school as our insurance is not valid.
Please park considerately around the local area. We have sadly received several complaints from residents whose drive ways have been blocked.
We are a nut free school but are also becoming a shellfish free school due to staff and child allergies. Please do not send shellfish or nut products within your child’s packed lunch.
Red head bump letters – these will be in children’s book bags when they come home. If it is a major bump, you will receive a phone call to explain what has happened.
Brighton Hill Roundabout Footway Diversions and Bus Stop Suspension
Please see the link which has details of the current pedestrian diversion in place at Brighton Hill Roundabout: https://sway.office.com/zeUr1B8bNXYEdXIo?ref=Link
HC3S have launched a new parent portal where they can register children needing special school dinner menus directly. This will give parents more control and direct contact with the catering team. You will then need to make an application online for your child to have a special menu and the school will be notified automatically. If you need to apply for a special menu, please see the information in Letters Home
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a lovely weekend. (
Take care and stay safe.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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