Class Stars 🙂
Our Early Years… Tess Hill-Dymond
Class 2… Aurora Bray
Class 3… Bodhi Harris-Thompson
Class 4… Kitty Cheal
This ½ term’s school value is…
We are Confident
To help our children lay foundations for the rest of their lives by helping them develop self-esteem and belief in themselves…
“I know the plans I have for you; plans to bring about the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29 v.11
Attendance so far…
Yr6: 96.9% … Yr5: 97.4% … Yr4: 95.5% … Yr3: 97% …
Yr2: 97.3% … Yr1: 95.3% … Rec: 93.5%
School average 96.1%
The school and Government’s target is 96.5%
Our attendance has tipped over from the 95s to the 96s this week! Well done!
KS1 Panto… We have it in the diary to attempt a run through of the KS1’s “Hey Ewe” on Tuesday morning. Like a previous email asked, we would like Class 1 and 2 children to arrive at school in their costumes please. We will be recording this and sharing it with you as soon as we can.
KS2 Panto… It went really well on Wednesday and the children were just brilliant. We recorded this and have the final stages of editing to do before we share this with you – most probably via email and Google Classroom, and through a shared Google folder that you can click.
Swimming – Years 2, 3, 4 & 5 will be heading off swimming again on Monday. Please arrive at school in good time with all your kit. Please can we remind you to log into scopay to pay towards the cost of the coach. Thank you.
Hair does need to be tied back so please bring a hat if you have one. Goggles can be worn if you’d like to.
I don’t want to blog any photos and shout too much that we’ve got new and expensive equipment in school, but I will briefly say that we’ve got electronic whiteboards being installed in every classroom next week! These will replace the older boards and projectors, some of which have been here longer than I have!
FROGS has helped to fund some of this and I’d just like to say a big thank you to the committee, and also to our parents and community for helping to raise funds recently!
Our front doors are open between 8.45 and 8.55 with children doing learning activities as soon as they arrive. Sadly, the ones who arrive late at 9.00 am would have missed this, and the ones who are later can even miss the introduction to the next learning task.
Please aim to arrive at 8.45am
Please do look at the school menu before you leave home in the morning. Keri is unable to adjust the menu each day and it’s important that the children know what’s on offer and are happy to make choices in the morning.
Aladdin in Croyde! Tickets available from Jo in the office.
Choir Club is after school on Monday 17th 3.30 – 4.15pm
Football clubs are…
Tuesday for Class 3 children & Thursday for Class 4 children 3.30-4.30pm. Full kit is required, trainers & football boots will be needed depending on the weather conditions.
As we blogged last week regarding using LFD tests on primary school children – this is voluntary and not in the guidance but it does help to stop positive cases coming in to school. Of course, any symptom can now be anxiously thought of as a Covid case but the big three and even those Omicron sore throats should receive a PCR test.
Changes are in place on Monday regarding the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19. Without going into detail, the possible reduction from a 10-day isolation to 7 days, will become a possible 5-day isolation.
The Manor House in Croyde chose the school to be their chosen charity for November & December. We are extremely grateful to be receiving £621.25 to support projects around the school.
Thank you so much!
Free School Meal Information
If you are eligible for any of the following benefits your child may be entitled to receive free school meals:
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
- Income Support (IS).
- Income based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IREA)
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190).
- Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment you get for a further 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
Applying through the Citizen Portal is the quickest and easiest way to check and will result in you getting an instant decision.
If you find you are eligible please let the school know as it helps us attract additional ‘pupil premium‘ funding to support their learning.
We simply add a code to Scopay and meals will not be charged for and even if you are not on the scheme for long, children receive help for up to 6 school years.
It also means we may be able to help when paying towards school swimming, or help towards residential visits and trips.
For more information and a confidential chat please speak to Jo Benfield.
“I know the plans I have for you; plans to bring about the future you hope for.”
Jeremiah 29 v.11
Dates in the diary… bottom of the front page…
Our school’s Designated Safeguarding Officer is Julian Thomas
We have three Deputy Safeguarding Officers; Lucy Rinvolucri, Emma Hill and Jo Benfield.
If you have any concerns that you’d like to discuss, please call through to Jo and ask for an appointment with one of us. You may also find some useful or helpful information on our Safeguarding webpage… https://www.georgeham-primary.devon.sch.uk/staying-safe/