This half term we will be looking at the following value:
- Letter from Mr Griffin
I would like to begin by thanking all of you who have returned the questionnaires reviewing the remote learning provision (please continue to send them: https://forms.gle/rQiJfUKgeodYs2tY8). Your feedback is incredibly important and helps the staff and I review the support and learning which is being delivered.
This afternoon we had our first remote celebration assembly. It was great to see so many of you in attendance and to have an opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication that is taking place. The assembly proved to be a great success so we will continue with this tradition every Friday at 2.15pm. We had a few technical difficulties which prevented our FSU families from joining so we will have an additional celebration assembly on Monday to ensure that everyone can be part of the weekly celebrations.
The school has been given a selection of BT Wi-Fi vouchers to support families who either do not have internet connection or are struggling to receive fast enough broadband to support them with remote learning. If your family would benefit from some Wi-Fi vouchers, please contact Mrs Towler in the school office who will provide you with more information to access this support. Please be aware that getting a voucher will depend on the BT Wi-Fi coverage at your address.
The Department for Education announced this week that schools will fully close over the February half term. However, as part of the efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, should your child develop symptoms within 48 hours of being in school, we will need to assist Public Health England in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school. In light of this information, can I ask all families to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org over the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February should symptoms occur.
If pupils develop symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, then schools are not required to take any action and do not need to be notified.
Have a great weekend
The children who received their first Virtual Certificate this afternoon for excellent work are:
Well done to all of you! Keep up the good work.
- Message from the school's teachers
- Short story competition
Calling all reading heroes! The Reading Agency has extended the Winter Mini Challenge’s finishing date to 19th February.
To take part, parents and carers register their children for free at wintermini.org.uk . Children then read any books they like, including eBooks or eAudio which can be borrowed for free from Oxfordshire Libraries. Children use the website to review the books they’ve read and to unlock virtual rewards. There is a downloadable certificate for every reading hero who completes the Challenge.
Also remember to send in your entries for the Oxfordshire Libraries eBook short story competition 2021! The closing date is Sunday 21st February 2021.
The short story competition categories are:
• Short story by a child aged 5-11 years
• Short story by a young adult aged 12-17 years
• Short story by an adult aged 18+
The winner from each of the three categories will see their short story published as an eBook; available via the library website to be borrowed and read across Oxfordshire.
The competition is free to enter. Stories should be between 500-3000 words. Full terms and conditions as well as instructions on how to submit entries can be found on the Oxfordshire Libraries website www.oxfordshire.gov.
- Message from Mrs Ellam - Week 2
How did you all get on with last week's activities? Do send us your photos of some of the things you get up to during your Family Friday or Well-being Wednesday (or maybe you do Silly Saturday!).
- Message from Mrs Wells
Children start in the FSU the term after they turn three but we have children on our waiting list from just after birth! There are plenty of spaces but it is good to let us know your child's details so we can contact you when the time comes for them to start with us! It soon comes around!
Spread the word that we offer the universal 15 hours and accept the 30 hour entitlement codes. We are really flexible with our hours and offer wrap around care (breakfast (Monday to Friday) and after school club (Monday to Thursday) in normal time) too. With the Covid situation, we are only able to offer after school club at the moment.
We look forward to them joining us. Email Françoise or Sandra in the office for a form using email@example.com
Mrs Wells - EYFS Coordinator
- Reading Milestones
Here are this week's shout outs for those who reached a Reading Record Milestone...Well done everyone for keeping up with reading.
- PE information for the two bubbles = REMINDER