End of term – last day - Wednesday 15th July
Please note that the last day for children at school this term will be Wednesday 15th July.
Children will leave school at 3.30pm as normal.
Please read the letter below for full details.
FSM VOUCHERS UPDATE
For those families eligible, FSM vouchers have been organised for the last 3 weeks until the end of term.
You should be receiving emails from Edenred over the next couple of days for you to redeem vouchers.
For those parents who have requested that school print the vouchers, school will be in touch this week for you to collect once the vouchers have been printed.
Please note: If your child is now back in school, you will not be receiving these vouchers as your child receives a free meal in school every day.
Summer Food Fund
All families who are entitled to Free School Meals will receive vouchers for the summer, regardless of whether your child has been in school or not.
You should be receiving these before the summer holidays.
We will update and let families know once these have been arranged.
ENTRY AND EXIT from 22nd JUNE
From 22nd June, as we have more children returning to school, all gates will be labelled as either ENTRY or EXIT.
This is to help social distancing across the school and make it smoother for parents to get in and out of the school grounds.
Please only use the gates as they are marked.
I apologise for any inconvenience but I am sure you will all understand our rasons for doing this.
There will be staff on each gate to help as necessary.
Thank you for your co-operation.
SCHOOL CLOSING TIMES FROM 1ST JUNE
Please note, for those children coming in from 1st June, school will close at 3.30pm Monday - Thursday and 12.30pm every Friday.
Monday 18th May 2020
Update re School opening from 1st June
Following the announcement from the government, we have been working on plans to ensure the safe opening of the school to more children, initially those in Year 1.
Our key priority is to try and ensure the safety of both children and staff who come in.
Year 1 parents have been phoned today to see if they are going to send their child in after half term.
Please read the above letter which explains what we will be doing and has the answer to some common questions from parents.
11th May 2020
UPDATE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER
Dear parents and carers,
You will have heard yesterday that the Prime Minister said that the government believes schools may be in a position to begin a phased re-opening of schools from 1 June, starting with pupils in reception, year one and year six. However, the first priority has to be the safety of everyone in the school community.
At this moment we have no more information and we will be waiting to receive more from the government about what this means for our school. Until then, nothing has changed and school remains closed, as it has done, apart from the children of key workers who have absolutely no alternative. If a child can be at home, they should be at home as this will help to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
We will provide further information in the coming days and weeks once we are able to do so. In the meantime, please continue to enjoy the home learning. Thank you to all those parents who sent videos through, it was lovely to see all the different learning that is happening at home.
Please be assured that we will continue to do all we can to safeguard our whole school community and continue to take care and stay safe,
Take care, stay safe,
CHILDREN FIRST VIDEO
Dear school community,
As part of Children First Trust we want to celebrate the way in which all our schools carried on during this time of closure. We would like as many families from Brettenham as possible to send us in short video clips (15-30 seconds) of what they are doing at home - some suggestions might be:
Having breakfast together
Home schooling with parents
Doing craft activities
Reading to a parent
Watching a teacher's video at home
You can also talk to the camera and send messages such as; thankyou message to teachers or telling us how they're missing their friends.
Videos from all 5 schools will be put together to make a video for the whole Trust
We would need to receive these by Saturday evening which is very soon so please email the video back as an attachment to email@example.com as soon as you can.
If you are entitled to FSM for your children, most of you will be receiving vouchers via email.
The second set of emails/vouchers has now been sent (please see below).
Please look out for these in your emails.
Please note, the email will not come from Brettenham, it will be sent by Edenred.
This time, the value of the vouchers are for 4 weeks and you will receive further vouchers in another 4 weeks if school is still closed.
The emails were due to be sent on Monday 4th May, but due to overwhelming demand these emails were sent out late on Wednesday night 6th May, around 9.45pm. Please be sure to check your junk/spam email if you have not received the email.
Please also be aware that once you click to redeem your vouchers you may have to wait at least another 24 hours for this to be processed.
School will be checking the Edenred site to see when emails are sent out.
If you have any issues, please phone or email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do what we can to help.
Alternatively, For parents/carers, you can email : email@example.com
School Dinner Money
Dear Parents and Carers, please note that school dinner money costs £2.30 per day. A total of £11:50 per week.
Please could all parents and carers make sure that their child has the correct amount of dinner money in their account, and that all debts are paid.
For latest information on School Meals, please click on the document below.