Message from Miss Parker 2nd July
Darren from Bradsports has confirmed that they missed the second page of names when printing the hoodies for the Year 4 children and as such 11 names were omitted. He will be contacting all the parents to return the hoodies and print new ones. He has apologised and said it was a genuine mistake - sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you to Mr Gough for organising this.
We understand that some Year 4 families are disappointed that their child’s name is not on their leavers’ hoodies. Last night, the permission form that parents had completed was cross-referenced with the list of children sent to Bradsports with permission for names to be printed and we can confirm that this was accurate. 57 or so parents had given permission for their child’s name to be printed. Please bear with us, as we contact Bradsports at some point today whilst also managing the school photographs and awards etc.
In most recent years school has not arranged hoodies and this has been the domain of parents, mainly due to the issue around data. As you can imagine we have to be very careful in allowing the printing of children's names etc. This is usually a long winded process and so is best organised between parents themselves.
This year Mr Gough, Mrs Swan and Mrs Brady were keen to coordinate this however through school as they felt that this was very difficult for parents to coordinate without the school given that we were in lockdown and that the children were not in school. Staff did not want the children to miss as many of the normal end of term rites of passage as possible.
As with all other communications currently, we are managing many aspects of school life virtually but please be rest assured that those parents that did give permission, this has been accurately recorded and this information had been provided to Bradsports. Thank you to Year 4 staff for organising this.
As soon as the photographer arrives at school and assesses the light, then we will text all parents and tell them which entrance to use to come into school. We look forward to seeing everyone who is able to come along.
Please see a photo update from Miss Griffths regarding the frogs; they have now been released into the pond!
Once the photographer has chosen the space he will use for photographs, we will text parents to let them know, which gate they will need to use to enter and exit the site. We aim to inform you about this around 9am, once the photographer has arrived on site and made the decision.
For Reception and Year 4 Families, who are not able to attend tomorrow
In the attachments, please see alternative provision we have arranged for those who cannot attend for their photograph tomorrow, with the opportunity to send one for the photographer to use. The school and photographer cannot take responsibility for the quality of the photos that parents send in, whose children are not able to attend.
Please see here for information for parents from DFE about children attending out of school settings during the coronavirus.
Please see here for a video about Covid-19 for little ones. Many may have already seen it, but we wanted to share for anyone who has not.
If you haven't yet already, please confirm whether your child is attending or not, and if they are having their photograph done, whether you give permission for their photo be shared on the group photograph.
Reception: To confirm attendance and give permission, please click here
Year 4: To confirm attendance and give permission, please click here
The information and eligibility checker that you need can be found here.
We anticipate that attendance at school will be a legal expectation again from September. It is expected that the DFE guidance around Sepetmeber opening will be published tomorrow/Friday. As soon as that is communicated we will update any plans and arrangements and inform parents as to the plan for the full return.
Please see information here.
Zoom calls have proved to be positive this morning. Thank you to all who have logged on!
Please see attached online gaming activity packs from CEOP to educate children about sensible, responsible and safe online gaming. We know with the current situation, more children are likely to have been playing online. It is recommended that parents use these as a platform to have an honest and open discussion about online safety with their children, using the child-friendly and engaging resources to support.
What a lovely email to receive today! Thanks to Mr Mills, office staff, parents and all who have supported and been involved in our sporting events this year again! Most importantly well done to all of our budding athletes and sports people - the children this year have been outstanding with their sports onece again! We do love our physical activity at St Nicholas!
Dear Miss Parker and Mr Mills
I hope you are well?Attached are a number of items relating to School Gamesmark, as you are aware the award has been adjusted in light of Covid and for this academic year schools can be awarded a School Games Mark Engagement Certificate up to March and a Virtual School Games Certificate for engagement in Virtual School Games activities from April.
St Nics are currently one of schools across the District that have engaged in both the School Games and the Virtual School Games!
Attached are the following documents
1) School Games Certificate
2) Participation in Virtual School Games Certificate
It is anticipated that for next academic year the School Games Mark criteria will be adapted to include a significant focus on virtual competition and engagement in Physical Activity. St Nics would have been eligible to re-apply for Platinum Award (the highest level) next academic year, this application process has been held to the following academic year 2021/22.
Well done everyone and I look forward to working with you next academic year.
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