Good morning everyone,
Yesterday some of our Year 5 and 6 children went swimming, This is part of the primary PE curriculum and is aimed at teaching all children to swim 25 metres before they leave primary school. This was the children’s second lesson and their confidence is really improving.
Congratulations to Weekly 100% attendance winners who have won a certificate and reading book.
We were awarded certificates
FS1- Ella Kelleher: For making a new classmate feel welcome and always doing good listening.
FS2: Nyla Gleadall: For always trying really hard with her phonics and choosing to continue to practice her handwriting.
Braxx Clarke, for staying focused, on task and trying his best with his Maths and English work.
Ellie-Mae for her fantastic attitude to learning! She always has her hand up and she has shown a brilliant understanding in maths when we have been learning the very tricky column method for addition- amazing work!
Secret Garden Class
Ethan Andrews – tenacity (being determined to complete his work to a good standard, especially in English).
Please respond by Friday- thank you
Relationship, Sex and Health Education Policy
Please help us to move forward with our RSHE curriculum by contributing to our survey and reading our policy- thank you.
You may remember that last year the school launched a new Relationship, Sex and Health Education policy (RSHE.) I have been reviewing this in the last few weeks and I am now asking for your help with this. I have added the policy to our website in the policy section and you can also read it here if you click this link.
Please can I ask that you read our policy and respond to the questionnaire which we will send you on our app. Below I have copied the questions so that you can see them before you take the questionnaire. Your feedback will be really valuable and allow me to build this into our teaching. If you would prefer to speak to me about this on the path in the morning then please do this. Thank you in advance for your help.
RSE Parent Questionnaire
Please click on the link below to fill in a short questionnaire:
Being a great learner.
We have been talking about what makes an effective learner- good looking, listening and speaking and being a good team worker.
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
The children have chose their end of term reward and are now working towards this. 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.
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.
My Child At School app.
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 https://mychildatschool.com
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.
Important Changes to Covid Guidance
From 11th January guidance has changed and if your child has a positive LFD result you will no longer be required to get a confirmatory PCR test.
However if your child does have symptoms they will need to self-isolate and order a PCR test.
- 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 as per guidance above.
- Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Attendance at Denaby Main Primary