We had a day full of treats yesterday, the children starting the party off by showing their friends their dressing up clothes. Then we had some yummy hot dogs and party food followed by more fun and games. 🎃👻
Unfortunately, the positive Covid 19 cases in Telford and Wrekin are standing at the third highest in the West Midlands and are very high in comparison to other areas in England.
We have pockets of positive cases in school but are implementing everything we can in order to limit the spread. We will let you know if we need to reinstate any further measures before we return after half term.
We really do hope that the half term break and the vaccination program in secondary schools will help to slow things down for us all.
There has been a change to the advice we are given as listed here –
‘Household or close contacts of a positive case are asked to take LFD tests daily for a period of 7 days from the start of what would have been their self-isolation period. This is in addition to the PCR they will have been recommended to take.
LFD test kits can be ordered online for delivery or collected via a local pharmacy.’
Our teams in school are working so hard in trying to identify the onset of symptoms in school and making sure children are being sent home straight away in order to protect other children and staff. It is so important that you support us in trying to identify potential Covid 19 cases early. Please do not send your children into school if you feel they could be displaying symptoms. Full PCR tests are the only way to be sure and we ask that if we recommend you to get one, that you do so please. We have had cases where parents tell us it is ‘just a cold’ to then discover it is actually Covid 19 and of course at this point the damage has been done and the virus spread.
If you need help in getting PCR tests organised or help in ordering LFD tests, please do ring the office 01952 387720. You can book tests here www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
We need to know if anyone tests positive at any time but also for the first 4 days during half term. If you could inform the office on Newdale.firstname.lastname@example.org but also let your child’s teacher know through the year group email that would really help us to support the track and trace process.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
The teams at Newdale all wish you a happy and safe half term.
After half term the coffee afternoon’s are moving from a Friday to a Thursday. The first Thursday session will be on Thursday 4th November.
All of this week in Ladybugs we will have out lots of lovely Halloween themed activities. Today we have had Halloween colouring pictures, snakes in jelly, a big spiders web and we even carved out our own pumpkin 🎃
We will have loads more fun, messy and exciting activities throughout the week so don’t worry your child will get a chance to take part.
Don’t forget if your child attends on Thursday we are having a little Halloween themed party if your child would like to dress up 👻💀
We continue to battle the virus in our school community and continue to rely on parents supporting us at home.
Please do not send your children into school if they are displaying Covid 19 symptoms
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
You need to get a PCR test booked straight away please and let us know the result.
There has been some changes in the advice we have been given as listed here …
For pupils identified as household or close contacts by Test and Trace:
- Household or close contacts of a positive cases are asked to take LFD tests daily for a period of 7 days from the start of what would have been their self-isolation period. This is in addition to the PCR they will have been recommended to take.
This is a request and though it is not issued by law, we ask you to help us in keeping control of the virus in our school.
We are ever hopeful that the vaccine rollout in secondary schools will impact the transmission rates from older siblings to Newdale children.
Rest assured we continue to do all we can to keep your children virus free.
Please click on the link below to view the fun and exciting activities Telford and Wrekin have planned for the October half term.
We are very excited to announce that children in Year 4 will be taking part in a ’Big Fancy Dress Singalong’ in aid of Children in Need to help raise money for child mental health projects. The children will be filmed by the BBC and the video will be on local social media via BBC Radio Shropshire’s Facebook page.
We hope that you will help us to raise money for this worthy cause by following the link below:
We hope you have all settled back into the school routines for this academic year. My name is Miss McCullagh and this year I will be co-ordinating Religious Education at Newdale.
To help us understand more about our families, we would really like an updated picture of the different religions, beliefs and values held by the children, and families, within our Newdale community. This will support us in ensuring that our Religious Education offer is as inclusive as possible for our community.
We would be really grateful if you could spend 5 minutes completing the survey below, by Tuesday 19th October.
Thank you in advance, for you support 😊
The children have had a great time exploring and investigating our outdoors areas and trying out new skills in cooking club.
In forest school we have been talking about the changes in the seasons and what that brings along with it. The children have been investigating and recalling their findings.
In cooking club we have been talking about how our ingredients change throughout the recipes, then the best bit decorating them.
Dear parents / carers,
We are finding that there are some children who are coming into Nursery suffering from symptoms which may be a sign that they may have the Covid-19 virus.
If children come into Nursery with a main symptom e.g. coughing, then they will be sent home and are advised to have a full PCR test. This guidance is from the Health protection hub and is in place to try to minimise the spread of infection.
The latest covid guidance for Telford and Wrekin can be found here – Do you have main COVID-19 symptoms or other symptoms? – Do you have main COVID-19 symptoms or other symptoms? – Telford & Wrekin Council
Main symptoms are listed as
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Precautionary symptoms on here are outlined as
You are advised to book a COVID-19 test as a precaution, if you are showing some other symptoms that you might have this virus, such as:
- aches and pains
- feeling very tired for no good reason
- sore throat
- runny nose
- tummy ache in children.
We will always follow the guidance from the hub to keep our staff and pupils as safe as possible.
Thank you for your continued support
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