KS1 Parent Maths Workshop (04.12.20)
Mrs Robb has created the attached Maths workshop for parents of children in KS1 (Years 1 and 2). We hope that you find this useful. Please do have a look, we hope it is useful. You will find models, websites and narration from Mrs Robb also to guide you through.
Nativity Shoebox Year 1 (04.12.20)
Please see attached for Year 1 parents and children.
Christmas Dinners (04.12.20)
Christmas lunch in school is next Wednesday. For those who need to pay for their dinner this can be done by ensuring you have sufficient credit in your ParentPay account there is no specific payment item in respect of this. Once your child has had their dinner, the cost will be deducted from your account. Please do keep your account in credit.
Children should wear school uniform all day for Christmas dinner. Christmas jumpers can be worn on school party days and on the last day of term. (See newsletter this week for a reminder of dates).
Two weeks to go!!! (04.12.2020)
Just a quick message to say thank you to all for supporting all of the Covid-19 arrangements throughout the term. We have 2 weeks together before the Christmas holidays and we want to prevent any further confirmed cases if that is at all possible, so as to not impact on Christmas plans and activities, but most importantly pupil and parent health.
As Year 3 return next week and now Year 1 are back in, the playground and approach to school will return to full busy-ness. Please do continue to wear masks as you have been doing and distancing as far as you are able to. Please be aware of pinch points around the Walton Gardens entrance and do all that you can to keep your distance from others.
Together let’s continue to be vigilant and mindful of one another and enjoy the last two weeks of what has been a really positive term for the children and their learning.
Have a great weekend all! Take care
Snow Letter 2020 (03.12.20)
Please see attached sharing snowy weather procedures. With weather forecasts suggesting a drop in temperature and some potential for snowfall we want to share procedures in advance. Please note we will only ever close school as an absolute last resort and will be working with local schools to assess safety and arrive at any decisions as we have done in previous years.
Christmas Lunch Menu (03.12.20)
Please see attached outlining the menu for next Wednesday's Christmas Lunch in school.
Year 3 Teacher Contact Details (02.12.20)
If any Year 3 parents wish to contact their child's teacher to share work, ask a question or anything else, they are available to parents through the school day (with a break for lunch) via email.
Winter Work! (02.12.20)
Please see image below, sharing a lovely, new display of Year 2 Winter writing!
The school hall is decorated also for children at the moment with all of their amazing Christmas decorations on display. Here are just a few of them!
Author Visit (01.12.2020)
Natalie Pritchard the local author who will be visiting school next week has extended her deadline for orders to take account of the Year 1 bubble closure to Monday 7th December. Orders will then be delivered to school on Tuesday 8th. Please see here for more info.
Christmas Comes To St Nics (01.12.2020)
With some of the restrictions in place that mean parents cannot come into school at the moment and children are unable to mix widely with peers in other year groups or join for an assembly, we wanted to bring some Christmas joy out on to the school grounds.
We are upset that the Year 1 and Year 3 children missed being in school to see this too. I am sad to have missed seeing the children's faces myself! Therefore please see a little video here sharing the scene that welcomes children upon their return to school on the respective return days. Thank you to Mr Smith our site supervisor for organising our scene, power sockets and all.
Thank you to staff in school for organising the Christmas celebrations. As we never know what each day will hold it is important that we take the time with children whilst they are in school to have some Christmas joy and excitement. As the calendar turned to the 1st December today, staff have been ready to ensure this for the children.
Vaccine for Yr 1 and Yr 3 and those in Self Isolation (30.11.20)
We have spoken to the immunisation team about how they will plan to catch up/reschedule the immunisations for Year 1 and Year 3 who will miss them in self isolation. There will be many other children affected similarly in otehr year groups who are currently in self isolation too. As of yet we haven't been given a new date. They did say they would try and get us in towards the end of term (which is now fast approaching) but that they will phone and let us know as soon as they can. The team will be in school tomorrow so Mrs Currall will liaise with them on my behalf. As you can imagine with some schools fully closed and others affected as we have been recently this will mean more visits than normal needed at a time when the service too may be affected by staff absence through staff needing to self isolate. As soon as we know more we will advise parents. Any children who will miss the vaccine tomorrow who are considered highly vulnerable may wish to check in with their GP and organise an appointment direct with them so as to avoid any delay.
Home Learning for Year 1 and Year 3 (29.11.20)
Message for Year 1 and Year 3 Families
We hope you are all well, taking care and staying safe. For next week, you will find a structured yet flexible timetable for your child’s home learning, in addition to a range of virtual learning. You will see in the letter attached below (please do take a read) that we have had to make some changes throughout the weekend to increase and improve our online capacity. As so many of you are engaging with and accessing our virtual home learning provision, we have had to change where we host our virtual learning videos. However, many of these changes you will not notice, as we have endeavoured to keep it as simple and as accessible as possible, where you will continue to access these in the same way (via your child’s year group page). You will also find attached below a short guide about how to play and enlarge the videos (please do also read this and bear in mind the reminders about online safety and children interacting with technology safely).
One final reminder regarding our daily Zoom calls and check-ins with children:
Year 1 Zoom Calls
Y1 Morning Class Meetings will be at 09:30am with the Afternoon Y1 Whole Year Group Meeting starting at 2:30pm
Year 3 Zoom Calls
Y3 Morning Class Meetings will be at 10:00am with the Afternoon Y3 Whole Year Group Meeting starting at 2:00pm
Remember, do what you can do and take each hour and each day as it comes – we understand the hustle and bustle of family life and work commitments, and we want to ensure that you feel supported as much as possible. If you have any queries or would like to share your child’s virtual home learning, please do contact your child’s class teacher.
Wishing you all a calm and productive week and all being well, we look forward to welcoming our Year 1 children back to school on Friday 4th December (please remember that Year 3 children will not be able to accompany you bringing your Year 1 child back to school, until the Year 3 children are able to return after the self-isolation period).
Miss J Parker
Year 1 Return To School (29.11.20)
As long as children are not displaying any symptoms, Year 1 children who are currently in Self Isolation will return to school on Friday 4th December 2020.
Their last day in isolation is Thursday 3rd December.
Covid-19 Testing (29.11.20)
As more children, staff and parents are being tested for Covid-19 as part of the newer guidance, can we ask that if you notify us that a child is having a test that you inform us of results as soon as you are able to.
- your child's name
- when they were last in school and did they attend Breakfast Club and/or After School Club?
- what symptoms they had and why they were tested (e.g did they have symptoms (if so what?), did they have the subsidiary symptoms (again if so what), were they tested due to contact with a confirmed case and are asymptomatic?
This will allow us to act promptly and give other families with children needing to self-isolate the maximum notice.
We would also like parents to notify school if their child needs to self isolate as a result of a household member testing positive.
Thank you for your help with this.