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Spring 1 News Week 2 January 11th 2022

Good morning everyone,

Year 5 and some of our Year 6 begin their swimming sessions this afternoon so don’t forget your kit children. I have uploaded our revised behaviour policy for you to read below. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

Super geography work boys! We can name the countries in the British Isles.

Well done to Oakley for sharing his super maths and writing work with me this morning.

A special mention for Brax who showed me what super manners he has- what a star!

Well done Latoya for sharing your football trophy with us- what a team player!

Pen Licence

Hopefully at some point your child will come home and tell you that they are working towards their pen licence. Children will earn this when they demonstrate they can use fluent, neat and legible joined handwriting throughout their work. We do have a number of Year 3, 5 and 6 children who have already earned their licence so well done to them.

Our behaviour strategy

Last week the children chose their end of term reward. This term’s target will be 40 leaves. I wonder which class will reach the target first? I hope that at the end of each day the children will tell you all about getting their photograph on the pupil recognition board. The aim of this is to recognise when children are making the correct choices and their behaviour means that they and everyone else can learn.

Primary Behaviour Policy – Denaby Main

Please download the app so that you can see how many Dojo points your child has earned.

I hope you have a good day and please either speak to me on the path or make an appointment if you have any concerns.

Thank you.

Mrs Mason

More information.

My Child At School app.

We would like to thank our parents/carers for taking the time in setting up the My Child At School app. We will soon be introducing all dinner payments, breakfast payments, school trips etc from this app too so you will have everything in one place. Details of this will follow in the near future.

How to set up.

Please call at the school office if you are needing further support with the My Child At School App.

How to set up the My Child At School App You have been sent an email with an invitation code and link to

Open link and you must first click on “Redeem Invitation Code” – this is not your password!

Simply follow the onscreen instructions to set up your account and create your own password.

If you have multiple children at our school, you can view all information via this one account.

Once your account is set up you can now download the app on your smartphone or tablet by searching “My Child At School”.

A parent guide containing all information on how you can use the My Child At School App was also sent via email.

Please note that in order for the App set up t work the Priority 1 contact email in our pupil database must match with the one you are setting it up on.

Covid measures Spring 22.

  • Please continue to use our one way system and maintain distance from other parents whilst dropping off and picking up. If this is not possible you may want to consider wearing a mask.
  • Windows and doors will be open in school to maintain a good air flow and children will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently.
  • Please do not send children to school if they exhibit any signs of being unwell and seek a PCR test if signs of Covid are present. Be aware that this could include the signs of a cold.
  • We hope that we do not have to close any year groups but if we do we will contact you straight away and explain the arrangements for working from home.
  • Be aware that any adult who is not exempt should wear a face covering in any communal area of the school and if attending a meeting
  • Since Wednesday 22 December, the 10-day self-isolation period for people who record a positive PCR test result for COVID-19 has been reduced to 7 days in most circumstances, unless you cannot test for any reason. Individuals may now take LFD tests on day 6 and day 7 of their self-isolation period. Those who receive two negative test results are no longer required to complete 10 full days of self-isolation. The first test must be taken no earlier than day 6 of the self-isolation period and tests must be taken 24 hours apart. This also applies to children under five, with LFD testing at parental or guardian discretion. If both these test results are negative, and the person does not have a high temperature, they may end their self-isolation after the second negative test result and return to school.
  • What do I do if my child is a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 ?
  • Children who are between 5 and 18 years and 6 months old are not required to self-isolate if identified as a close contact of COVID 19 if they are showing no symptoms  – they should conduct daily LFT for a period of 7 days – if a positive LFT is obtained the pupil should self-isolate and obtain a PCR  – if the PCR is negative they may return to school, if the PCR is positive they should complete their isolation as per guidance above.
  • Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – GOV.UK (

Attendance at Denaby Main Primary

At Denaby Main Primary Academy we understand the impact of good attendance and punctuality has on our children’s learning and we believe in rewarding good attendance and punctuality to engage and motivate our children.
We have many initiatives to support and celebrate attendance and punctuality so that it remains a high profile in school and with our families.
Click here to read our attendance newsletter.
How we support good attendance and punctuality
The school Attendance Officer, Safeguarding Lead & Pastoral Lead along with Astrea Education Welfare Officer & Executive Principal make up our strategic Attendance Team.
Weekly Attendance Team meeting.
Work closely with children and families to support and encourage good attendance and punctuality.
Weekly attendance groups identified needing support.
Weekly attendance league table for each class.
Half term celebration of good attendance – each child 96% or above.
Class attendance shared on half termly attendance newsletter.
For those children who require support on an individual basis, a bespoke reward system in place.

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