Newsletter 5th November 2021

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Newsletter 5th November 2021

Friday, 5 November 2021

Hello

I hope that you are all well and that you’ve had a good week? We’ve had lots of lovely work to celebrate at our star of the week assembly today (please do check out Twitter for some of the pictures of this work). We also talked about Bonfire night and how to keep ourselves safe at firework displays so hopefully they will all be to tell you what they’ve learnt about.

Poppy Appeal:

The Year 6 children will be taking round the Poppy Appeal items on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week ready for the 11th November. We are asking for a donation for these and there are lots of different things to choose from (I shared with the children what there is during the assembly this morning). If your child/ren would like to get something then please send them in with a donation next week.

PE:

Please make sure that your child/ren are coming to school for PE with appropriate and correct footwear. These need to be either running trainers or Astro turf trainers. Nothing with studs and PE can’t be done in normal school shoes/boots. The PE kit consists of blue/black bottoms and a white t-shirt. They may wear a hoody/tracksuit top for PE but again this needs to be appropriate to play sport in.

Jewellery:

Please can you ensure that if your child has their ears pierced that they are only wearing studs to school. There are a number of children wearing hoops/dangly earrings and these are not allowed for health and safety reasons. Many thanks for your cooperation with this. Please also ensure that they are wearing no other jewellery to school other than a watch as a number of children are also wearing bracelets/bangles to school.

Punctuality:

I know that I have mentioned this numerous times before but it is so important that your child arrives on time for school. When they are late they are missing out on vital early morning learning and they often find it embarrassing having to go into class late. It also disrupts the learning that has already started in class. I do understand that at times there are exceptional circumstances as to why a child is late and these will be taken into account. I will be sending out minutes late reports at the end of this term as sometimes a few minutes a day can add up to quite a lot of lost learning across the course of a term.

Out of School Club:

We do still have some availability for our breakfast and after school club. If you are interested in applying for a place please contact Becky Milburn (Extended Services Manager) at oosc@springbankprimary.org If you would like to use the club on an ad hoc basis (i.e. as and when it is needed) please try to notify Becky on the same email no later than the Friday lunchtime for the following week.

Covid 19:

We have had a confirmed case in Year 5 (after an outbreak before half term in Year 6). Please do continue to be vigilant for symptoms and do test regularly with lateral flow tests as children can often be completely symptom free. If your child displays any symptoms in school we will call you and ask that you collect them to have a PCR test prior to returning to school. The advice remains the same on the DfE website (link attached below).

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

Winter Fair 2021:

This is planned to take place on Saturday 11th December and I know that the PTA would be grateful for any help that our lovely parents would like to offer. If you are interested please contact either Ursula Philpot on uphilpot@hotmail.com or Joel Gellard on joelgellard@yahoo.co.uk for more information about how to get involved.

I think that’s it for this week. I hope you all have a very lovely weekend and that if you are enjoying fireworks and bonfires that everyone does so safely,

Take care and many thanks as ever for your brilliant support,

Sarah xx

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