Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
10-16th May celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week.
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10-16th May celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week.
Pyjamarama is back for 2021!
As World Book Day was during the National Lockdown, this year we are going to join in with Pyjamarama Day, as a way to get children excited about reading, while raising money for a great cause.
Pyjamarama will take place this year on Friday 14 May 2021.
Pyjamarama is all about getting children excited about reading, and fundraising to make sure every child gets their bedtime story.
We are asking that children come to school in the comfort of their pyjamas, and donate £1 to BookTrust to help all children have access to stories and to reading.
We will be organising some fun reading activities in school for the children to enjoy on the day.
Take a look on the Booktrust website for more information: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/pyjamarama/
PARENTS' / CARERS' EVENING
We will be holding our parents’ / carers’ evening during wb 26th April. This will be an opportunity for your child’s teacher to discuss his/her progress and also for you to ask questions. You will receive a written, interim report for your child the week before the parents’ evening meeting. Due to Covid-19, the meetings will take place by telephone and you can book an appointment using our online booking system.
PLEASE ONLY BOOK ONE APPOINTMENT PER CHILD.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Ahead of the summer term starting on Monday 19th April, please see the updated start and end times.
COVID-19 OVER THE EASTER HOLIDAYS
Over the first few days of the holiday, schools have been asked to help coordinate Public Health England’s response to any positive cases of Covid-19 amongst school age children.
As such, if your child has a confirmed case before the 7th April, please contact us using firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know:
We will then contact members of staff and other children who might need to self-isolate.
After the 7th, you should follow NHS advice and, if appropriate, let us know on the first day back, the 19th April, that your child is self-isolating following a positive test result.
NHS advice can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The positive covid-19 case reported on Monday in our Y6 class came from a Lateral Flow Device (LFD). LFD tests are typically taken at home on a regular basis regardless of any symptoms or lack of symptoms. Standard advice from Public Health England asks people reporting a positive LFD test to take a back-up, confirmatory PCR test (PCR tests are typically taken at the drive through testing centres).
We can confirm today that the person who reported the positive case on Monday has since taken a confirmatory PCR test which is NEGATIVE. The person who reported the positive case was not showing symptoms on Monday and continues to be symptom free. Public Health England have confirmed that our Y6 children can end their self-isolation immediately IF THEY ARE SYMPTOM FREE and can return to school tomorrow.
Please call school if you have any questions.
COVID-19 - POSITVE CASE IN Y6 CLASS
We have been advised today that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school, in our Y6 class.
We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
The case is in our Y6 class, and the whole of the Y6 class have been asked to self-isolate.
Only children in Y6 need to self-isolate as the children are kept in strict bubbles during the school day. The school remains open and children NOT in Y6 should continue to attend as normal if they remain well and symptom free.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for a PCR test (the normally available test type) and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
The household isolation period includes the day the first person in your household’s symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) and the next 10 full days. This means that if, for example, your 10 day isolation period starts on the 15th of the month, your isolation period ends at 23:59 hrs on the 25th and you can return to your normal routine.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.
If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
a new continuous cough
a high temperature
a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
wash your hands as soon as you get home
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
We have a small number of pre-loved:
These devices have all been PAT tested and are in working order - they are perfect for supporting home learning.
If your child does not have a device to support his / her learning, please come and speak to us as we may be able to donate a device to you.
Google and meditation app 'Headspace' have teamed up for "Headspace Breathers," a weekly video series devoted to practising mindfulness
Following a review this week, we have updated the start and finish times for Year 5.
After a very rigorous selection process, we are pleased to confirm that we have recruited two class teachers to replace Mr McKenna and Miss Jackson from September:
With over 60 applicants, Miss Spencer and Mr Dring were put through the ringer to earn their positions!
We will update you in the near future with details of which classes all the teachers will be leading from September.
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