Class Stars 🙂 Well done to…

Our Early Years… Felicity Carlino

Class 2… Lyla Napier 

Class 3… Minnie Windridge

Class 4… Year 6!

This ½ term’s school value is…

We are Adventurous.

We give our children a loving, nurturing space in which to take risks, feel free and get a taste for a life full of adventures…

Encourage one another, and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5 v1 

Attendance so far…

Yr6: 95.1% … Yr5: 95.2% … Yr4: 93.5% … Yr3: 96%  
Yr2: 93.3% … Yr1: 91.8% … Rec: 91.99%

School average: 93.6%

Please see our Attendance Policy for further details of how attendance is really important. 

Indeed, well done to the year 6 who survived their SATs week!  Some of them said it was easier than expected, some said there were tough questions, but they all liked the party at the end of it, and I bet they’ll all love the downtime of London next week too!  Well done everyone!

Class 3 will arrive at school almost as normal on Monday but very soon after being dropped off will be off on their adventures to St. George’s House!  Please place your bags for the St. George’s House residential on the grass, under the tree in our School House garden.   SGH will pick this up for us once the school rush is over.

Year 6 are also off on their residential on Monday … to London.  By splitting the class into their two year groups, we’re able to take the train and use the underground to get to the Youth Hostel just outside of the M25.  This really expands this school residential into a deeper and richer experience for the children.  You’ll be able to find out what they’re up to by following the blog or keeping an eye out for the Facebook posts.

I found out about the Nipper Nationals!  Good luck to everyone taking part in Cardiff this weekend!

Another new date for the diary… Keri and Dan Craddock (The Rock) have been liaising and organising a breakfast morning at school – Last Friday before we break up for he half term, in two weeks’ time… Friday 27th from 8.15am… (until the bell at 9.00am)
It’s a lovely cafe-style set-up in the school hall, and if the weather is good enough, we’ll have tables and chairs outside too.
Do come along and put in the basket what you think is a decent contribution for a sausage bap, or a bacon roll, or a bacon and egg roll… and a coffee, tea, orange juice etc!  

Friday the 27th is also going to be a non-uniform day where we’d love it if you could wear Red, White or Blue – a good excuse for jeans!

Our lost property has doubled in size over the last week and the Truggs Tub is overflowing.
We’ve also noticed that Class 3, who have their own Lost Property tub, is also overflowing!
Please do make sure that items are labelled as we can’t pair them back if they’re not.

The diary also has a new sporting date… Class 4 are heading to Croyde beach for the Volleyball festival with the BLCT schools on the 26th May.

School photographer is in school on Friday 20th May.  Best uniform for then please.

Wednesday 25th May there’s a Parish Picnic straight after school at the park.  All I know so far is that there will be lots of activities and things to do for our community’s children and families.  Do put this date in your diaries.

Update from the DfE…
The in-school COVID-19 vaccination programme ended on Friday 1 April. 12 to 15 year olds are still able to access the vaccine outside of schools at a vaccination centre, pharmacy or walk-in centre.

Further information on this can be found in our new Education Hub blog post.

Healthy 5 to 11 year olds are also now being offered vaccinations outside of schools in vaccination centres, pharmacies, GPs and walk-in centres.

It remains important that those most at risk from COVID-19 are protected with vaccinations. For more information, we have updated our blog on vaccinations for clinically vulnerable children and young people.

For all 5 to 11 and 12 to 15 year old vaccinations, please signpost parents to where they can book COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy, or find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site, to get vaccinated without needing an appointment. Parents should also have received a letter from the NHS with more information about how to get their child vaccinated.

COVID-19The NHS website seems to have been amended recently and now shows that main symptoms have been expanded from the three that we’ve been familiar with over the past two years.  It now includes headaches and tiredness amongst several others.  Here are the two links for children and adults.  

If your child is ill, then they shouldn’t come to school.
If they have recognised symptoms (as per the web link above) then it’s possible they have Covid and they should try to avoid contact with others.  A test would indicate whether they do or not, but these aren’t mandatory and only need to be taken if directed to do so.
If your child is well and doesn’t have a temperature, then they can return to school.  We would prefer 1 day clear of the illness just to make sure nothing is passed on to others.
After a positive Covid test, a child under the age of 18 should stay at home and try to avoid contact with others for 3 days following the positive result.  They could return to school as long as they feel well enough to and don’t have a temperature.
Don’t forget, for diarrhoea and vomiting, it’s 2 days clear.

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 for 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.

Encourage one another, and build each other up.

1 Thessalonians 5 v1

Dates in the diary… bottom of the front page…

Dinner Menu…

Our school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is Julian Thomas
We have two Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Lucy Rinvolucri and Emma Hill.
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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…