Don’t miss this week...
The school is working to revitalise the pond and allotment areas. Men in Schools will coordinate a work party between 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 5th March with everyone welcome, even if you can only spare an hour or two. The more people who help, the more we get done and the sooner the children will be able to use these valuable resources. Please dress suitably and bring any equipment you might feel is useful for dismantling, ground clearance, de-brambling, etc. Supervised children are more than welcome.
We have challenged the children to walk, run, scoot, cycle or swim 3,266 miles, which is the distance from Cambridge, UK to Cambridge, USA. Teaching staff will log miles done in school and any miles done at home can be logged using this Google form:
Please ask friends/family/employers to sponsor them to reach their goal and to raise money for our pond and allotment project. Sponsorship money can be given on our Just giving page by clicking this link: Cambridge2Cambridge Walk for the Pond and Allotment Project - JustGiving
There are also paper sponsorship forms available from the office if you would like one.
At the last count, we were 5% of the way to our mileage goal and nearly 6% of the way to our fundraising target Here's Eliza from Atlantic class clocking up some miles on her bike! Great work Eliza!
Cake Sale and Stories to celebrate World Book Week - Friday 4th March
We will be selling cakes and doughnuts after school on Friday and some of the year 6 children will be sharing stories out on the playground. If anyone is available for 20 minutes or so at pickup time to help us sell cakes we really need some help! You can collect your child(ren) first - any help gratefully received. Please get in touch via email@example.com
Next week is book week in school and Miss Meyer, our Reading Ambassador, has a busy week planned with masked readers, a golden ticket search, author workshops and of course on Thursday 3rd March we will be celebrating World Book Day by dressing up as adjectives.
We have already received some creative entries to the art competition, and it would be great to have some more. Create a piece of art on A4 or A3 sized paper, using any mixed media on the theme of 'Togetherness'. Next week, we will be handing out A3 and A4 paper at the school gate for children to take home. If you need any other resources to support your child in producing their artwork, please contact Nichola Grove by calling the school office or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s Comic Relief Red Nose Day is Friday 18th March. This year a group of Upper School Pupils have taken charge of the event and have exciting plans for us all. Children will be invited to dress up in something ‘red and funny’. This can be as simple or elaborate as children wish. There will also be a range of fundraising activities and children will be invited to contribute a voluntary £1 donation.
We are in need of spare pairs of socks, tights and black tracksuit bottoms in school – for all ages of children. If you have any spare / grown out of pairs we would be very grateful for donations.
We are pleased to let you know that the temporary lunch menu will end on 4th March, with the usual menu being reinstated from 7th March. The week commencing 7th March will be Week One of the menu. You can view a copy on the school website.
We have had a very positive start to the half term with no positive cases reported. We have taken LA advice and are seeking to balance the government guidance on ‘living with Covid’ with continuing to protect our school community, keeping pupils and staff in school. The latest letter from the LA can be found here .
Within school we will be continuing to maximise ventilation, monitor stringent hygiene measures and maintain enhanced cleaning, in line with our risk assessment. We will continue to ask parents and visitors to wear a face covering when inside the school.
We ask that you continue to keep your child at home when they are unwell and get a PCR test if they have any Covid symptoms. We strongly request that anyone who tests positive for Covid isolates for a minimum of 5 days and obtains 2 negative tests before returning to school. Tests can continue to be ordered free of charge until 1st April at https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests