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Important Information and updates

WEEKLY COVID UPDATE (w/b 20th September)

 

Those children and staff who informed us of positive tests last week are starting to return to school. We have had no new cases this week so far.

 

We continue to ask all parents to watch out for their children displaying any of the Covid-19 symptoms. If you are concerned, then please book a PCR test for your child. Alternatively, you can take a lateral flow test although this will need a follow up PCR test to confirm if it is positive. If this is positive please inform school and your child will have to isolate for 10 days.

WEEKLY COVID UPDATE (w/b 13th September)

 

We have now been made aware of 6 positive cases in school. Children in the following classes have tested positive:

 

Red

3S

6S

 

These children are currently isolating for 10 days.

 

In addition, one member of staff has also tested positive and is currently isolating.

 

As you will see from our letter below, following new guidelines, other children in the class do not need to isolate. However, we would ask all parents, particularly those who have children in the classes above to watch out for their children displaying any of the Covid-19 symptoms. If you are concerned, then please book a PCR test for your child. Alternatively, you can take a lateral flow test although this will need a follow up PCR test to confirm if it is positive. If this is positive please inform school and your child will have to isolate for 10 days.

Letter to parents - welcome back & updates re close contacts and isolating

SEPTEMBER 2021

We look forward to welcoming children from Years 1-6 back into school on Monday 6th September.

We will be updating parents over the course of next week with any relevant information, but if you have any questions please do speak to us when you bring your child in on Monday.

 

Early Years children will have staggered entry at the start of the term and should have been given their start dates and times.

 

We will continue to use the entrances and exits as we did last year. A reminder of these is below:

Year 6 - Red Zone main door

Year 5 - Fire Exit door/steps in the car park by the cycle shed

Year 4 - Door opposite the field between Red and Blue Zone

Year 3 - 3L: Red Zone side door; 3S: Front quad 

Year 2 - Blue Class: Front quad; Purple Class: via Yellow Zone

Year 1 - Green Class: via Yellow Zone; Yellow Class: Blue Zone main door

 

Children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 can be collected from the same door at the end of the day from 3.25pm. 

Children in Key Stage 2 can be collected from 3.30pm.

 

We thank you for all your support over the last year and look forward to a successful start to the year.

 

 

  

Letter to Parents From The Trust

CANCELLED

UNFORTUNATELY, THE EVENT PLANNED FOR WEDNESDAY HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO COACHES FROM PRESTIGE SPORTS NEEDING TO SELF ISOLATE.

We are looking to re-arrange something for the Autumn Term.

We apologise for the disappointment.

FUN DAY FOR CHILDREN - WEDNESDAY 21ST JULY

 

Prestige Sports Development are very kindly runing a fun day for children in school completely free of charge.

 

Following a difficult year for everyone, this will be a wonderful, fun way to end the term for the children.

 

We thank Prestige Sports for this very generous offer. they will be running other activities in the summer holidays. Please see our community links page for more information

   

Updated Risk Assessment to reflect move to Step 3 of COVID recovery roadmap

RAPID LATERAL FLOW TESTING

 

Households of all school pupils can get a twice-weekly test at a rapid lateral flow test site. These tests are for people who do not have any symptoms of Covid-19, but can identify if you may be infectious. You will get results in 30 minutes.

 

They are an important tool in helping to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

 

Have a look at the document below information on where to have these tests or collect to do at home.

HELP YOUR CHILD'S READING - Turn on the subtitles!

 

A quick and easy way to help your child's reading

Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of them becoming good at reading. Yes really.

Wonderfully simple isn’t it? 10 seconds of effort for parents, a lifetime’s impact for their children. All backed up by decades of scientific research.

Turning on subtitles while children are watching TV can greatly improve their reading skills. A quick, simple, free way to make TV time, reading time. #turnonthesubtitles

 

Have a look at the link below for more information

Catch-Up Teacher Funding information

Accessing Learning from Games Consoles

Reporting a case

Please use the form on the link above to report any positive Covid-19 case. We will update the website with any news we have.

IMPORTANT REMINDER

IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

  • If someone in your house has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss or change to sense of smell or taste) :
  • They should get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible. 

 

Please do let school know if anyone in your household has symptoms and has had a test. It is important we keep a constant track of this.

Breakfast Club will be starting again from Monday 13th September 8:15 - 8:45 am , The cost is £1.50 per day . please pay on Parent Pay in advance ,
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