Good morning everyone,
I hope you have had a good weekend. Thank you to everyone for responding to our survey. We will publish the collated results soon and I will review our RSHE policy this week.
This week we are launching our new reading challenge, Children who read at least 4 times each week at home will receive a sticker on their chart. Children will work towards reading milestones and earn prizes. The School Council will choose these this week. I will let you know what they decide.
National Handwriting Day 23th January 2022
Tomorrow I will publish the names of the best handwriters in each class.
Relationship, Sex and Health Education Policy
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.
More to follow when the results have been collated.
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 (until January 27th)
- 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)
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