Newsletter 5th June 2020
This half term we will be looking at the following value:
- Letter from Mr Griffin
This week we have welcomed back children in nursery, reception, year one and year six in addition to our key worker and vulnerable children. I have been incredibly impressed with the way in which every child has adjusted to the new routines and settled back to the demands and expectations of school learning.
Over the past five days, the children have worked incredibly hard to keep themselves and others safe. Through strict social distancing procedures, frequent washing of hands and keeping within class groups, we have been able to keep the children happy and confident about being in school. We have taken some photo's to show you how children have been learning and the efforts taken to adhere to all of these routines.
I am sure you will join me in thanking all of the staff who have shown fantastic attitude and commitment to get the school ready for the 1st of June and in adapting their normal working practices to keep the school going during this difficult time.
In addition to the wider-opening of the school, we have continued to provide home learning to our families who are currently unable to return to school. I would like to thank all of you for continuing to work with your children to enable them to access the curriculum. This is so important and will make a massive difference to their learning and progress when they return to school.
Due to the wider-opening of the school, the teachers are unable to spend as much time on Google Classroom as they will be interfacing with the pupils who are in school. As a result of this, teachers may not be able to respond to every piece of completed work and it may take teachers longer to respond to questions that you have. We will do our best to support you as much as we can.
Since Monday, we have received a lot of positive comments and feedback from you regarding the wider-opening of the school. This means a lot to all of us and we will continue to do our best throughout this unprecedented time.
Have a great weekend
- Refunds for trips and events cancelled due to COVID -19
We should be able to start the refund process next week once ParentPay has credited all the accounts concerned. We will issue cheques at the same time.
Any credit occured on the children's activity club accounts will be transferred to the new clubs in September. They will be refunded to all the leavers.
- New Menu from the School Lunch Company
Dear parents, please see below the PDF file for the new menu from the School Lunch Company starting on Wednesday 10th June.
- Information for SEND children
Please click on the link below to find a letter from Jayne Howarth, "Immediate changes to EHCP legislation", etc..
- The I.M.P.S. Team
Please find below a PDF from the I.M.P.S team.
- Early Years
Please find below information from Oxfordshire Health Visitors. This email includes:
- Well-being resources for families of young children
- COVID-19 well-being pack
- Reading Record Milestone
Well done to these children for reaching a Reading Record Milestone (every 25 nights) in their Reading Record. Great achievement!
- Brigade (uniform supplier)
Please find below some information from Brigade about ordering Uniforms for September.
The last ordering date for parents to organise their son or daughter’s uniform is 7th August. Brigade told us they will not be able to guarantee delivery before September term if ordered after this date.
Please do bear in mind that, due to Covid-19, they feels there will be a dramatic spike in uniform orders – many schools having left their orders until the last half term. The sooner you order the sooner they can reserve their stock.
- Childline Support
You can talk to them about anything. No problem is too big or too small. you can find the link on the banner of our website too.
- Social Distance at school
FSU maintaining social distance inside.
FSU maintaining social distance outside too!
Key workers' children
- Online Safety from Mrs Ellam
At Charlton we do our best to keep your children safe, including while online. To support you with online safety at home, please click on the link for help-sheets for parents and home activity packs for children.
- Home Learning
Mrs Ling and Mrs Caple are so proud of how well the F2/F3 children have settled into their new surroundings. We wanted to brighten up the entrance to the classroom in the hall so we painted rainbows and sunshine. We also made elephants and Elmer from milk cartons. Well done everybody!
More brilliant work from the Yr 1/2 children demonstrating their Science skills.
The young contributors for this week are:
- Yr 3/4
- Yr 5/6
Please do continue to send us your work.
- How to apply for free school meals
Ask for an application form from your child’s school (see link below), complete it and return to the school together with proof of benefit so that your school can assess eligibility.
Link to application form:
Proof of benefit cannot be demonstrated by a bank statement or photocopies, only by an original of the following:
- Income Support - letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)/Jobcentre Plus dated within one month of application showing breakdown of income support payment.
- Income Based Employment & Support Allowance - letter from DWP/Jobcentre Plus dated within one month of application.
- Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit and 'annual income as assessed by the Inland Revenue' of below the threshold figure for the year) - All pages of the TC602 Inland Revenue tax credit award notice for the current tax year.
- State pension credit - Pension Credit M1000 Award Notice.
Asylum seekers will need to provide a National Asylum and Support Service (NASS) support notice or IS96 document including details of authority providing support under part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. You will be required to supply:
* NASS reference number
* Port reference number
* Name of authority
When to apply?
You should apply to your school when you first start to receive benefit as claims are not backdated. Your eligibility will be reviewed at least every six months by the school.
You should notify the school immediately if any changes occur to your benefits.
- Various Information
These are updated regularly so keep checking it for new ideas.
There are also links for technical support and how to use Google Classroom:
Remember to keep reading and filling in reading records.