Now autumn is approaching and common colds and sniffles will be circulating please use this guide as a reference for Coronavirus symptoms and other common illnesses.
We are planning to start our Welly Wednesday sessions on the 23rd September. Please check the list below to see which activity your child is taking part in.
Orange group: am in the forest, pm cooking
Blue group: am in the forest, pm cooking
Green group: am in the forest, pm cooking
Yellow group: am cooking, pm in the forest
Purple group: am cooking, pm in the forest
Red group: am cooking, pm in the forest
If your child is going to the forest please ensure that you send them with named wellies and appropriate outdoor clothes e.g. old jeans, a waterproof coat and so on. If you are unsure which colour group your child is in please just ask at the gate at drop off or collection time.
Thank you for your support
Mrs Lisa Curnow
We are concentrating hard at the moment on developing the listening skills needed to ensure that we will be able to differentiate sounds. Please can you support this at home by using the website phonics play. On this site just add the user name: march20 and the password: home. Then select the phase 1 game “Welcome to the zoo”. Please begin by meeting the animals, can your child name the animals and predict the sound they might make? You can then move on to the main game in which they guess which animal is being delivered to the zoo.
This morning our ladybugs children went outside for a walk around the school grounds. We were focusing on different sounds and what could be making those sounds as part of our Letters and Sounds session.
The children were brilliant whilst walking around, they listened to all instructions given and heard so many sounds.
Birds – “tweeting 🐦
Cars – “vroom” “beep beep” 🚘
Truck – “very loud truck” 🚛
Leaves “cracking, scrunching” 🍂
Since we have been back in After School club, we have asked the children what they would like to do in their after school club time.
We have listened and made notes of some of the activities they would like to do, so far we have played in the ladybugs mud kitchen making pies, cakes and different drinks. We have used the sand pit to make castles, used sand moulds and looked at the sand wet and dry.
We have even used the snap cubes to make our very own Numberblocks characters and then watched a number blocks episode in our quiet time.
We cannot wait to see what other activities the children will choose to do this term and we look forward to sharing them with you ⭐️🐞🌳
Please find below information regarding Severn Trent work on the new development next to the school site. While the water supply is being fitted next week, there will be limited parking outside the school gates and down Marlborough Way. We know parking is difficult outside school, but where possible please avoid using the car on these few days. Please find more information on the pictures below.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Many parents have been asking us to help them to understand what they need to do in the event that they suspect that their child or someone in their family is ill. We are not health professionals and would always advise that you seek medical advice from your GP or using the 111 service or https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/. However, we can share with you the guidance that we have received from the Local Authority.
Additional Guidance on Coronavirus Symptoms in Young Children
The 3 most common symptoms of COVID-19 in the community remain:
- A new continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if the child usually has a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above) – this means feeling hot to touch on chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature).
- Loss of smell &/or taste – this means that the child cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell different to normal
Most people with COVID-19 have at least one of these symptoms – Public Health England do state there are more symptoms of COVID-19, but the 3 listed are the most common.
If other possible COVID-19 symptoms develop during the 48 hours, you must follow government guidance on self-isolation, medical advice and testing at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
What to do if your child has symptoms
If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
- Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.
- Inform school, via telephone on 01952 387720, that you and your family are being tested.
- Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result. This includes siblings. It is really important that this happens.
Once you receive a negative test result, we can only accept your child/children back into school after we have seen the evidence that this test is negative. This needs to be sent to email@example.com. A member of school staff will then contact you to confirm that your child/children can return to school.
COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection guide is really useful to help – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/906663/20203007_Easy_read_household_isolation_v3.1.pdf
If you’re told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace
Follow the advice given if you’re told by NHS Test and Trace that you’ve been in contact with a person who has coronavirus (COVID-19) and must stay at home (self-isolate). You must inform school if you have been contacted by the Track and Trace service.
When you should self -isolate
You must self-isolate immediately if:
- you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- you’ve tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus
- you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive
- someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
- you’re told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace
- you arrive in the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk – see GOV.UK: how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK
If you think you’ve been in contact with someone who has coronavirus, but you do not have symptoms and have not been told to self-isolate, continue to follow social distancing advice https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/what-you-need-to-do/
Please can I remind everyone that on entry to our site we ask you to stay socially distanced as you drop off and collect your children. We understand the ‘one way’ system can take a little longer than usual, but we need to do all we can to ensure safety on our site.
Thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.
We have received notification from the Local Authority Safeguarding board that there is a video being shared across the Tik Tok platform, which is unsuitable for viewing.
The official age rating for Tik Tok is 13, but we are aware that some children have access to this. If this is the case, please can you check your child’s account.
If your child is in the older room for 3 and 4 year old’s called Mighty oaks, our current theme is “Homes”. Please can you support this topic by sending in a photograph of your home and a picture of your family. We will talk about these pictures and display them in class next week and would ideally like to share them on Monday 7th September.
Thank you for your support in advance.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly, please can we thank you for your support in following the system around the school this morning. Children came in happy and smiling, ready for another day of learning. There were lots of children coming into school independently, especially in Key Stage 2 which is a real help to us when considering the number of people we have on site at any one time. The staff on duty wish to thank you for your co-operation. We are hopeful that this system will not be in place forever, but for now we feel it is the best system in order to keep everyone as safe as possible.
The main school gates will not be open to parents and pupils before 8.30am in the morning and 3.00pm in the afternoon. Please remember, you have from 8.40am until 9.00am to get your children into school, which may help you when considering your morning arrangements.
You may be aware that some of the residents who live adjacent to our school raised some concerns regarding parking on their property this morning. Where possible, please can you walk to school. We are aware that space is limited for cars and ask that you are considerate in where you park if you are arriving at school in a vehicle. Please do not park in the spaces which are marked with numbers, as these numbers indicate the parking spaces that belong to the property. Likewise, please can we ask that you are considerate to other road and pavement users when parking.
You may also wish to consider parking a little bit further away from school and walking up from there.
The police and Community Support Officers will have a much higher presence at our key entry and exit times in order to support congestion outside of school.
As I have mentioned before, our systems are continually under review. Rest assured, we are trying our best to ensure your children’s safety is our main priority.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
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