Don’t miss this week...
We want to start this week by thanking all of our families who are working hard to support our homelearners. We know balancing life while supporting your children to learn online can be very tricky but we are greatly enjoying seeing all of your fantastic learning on seesaw.
Unfortunately, we also have a number of staff who are having to isolate or are absent for other covid related reasons. We are working hard to keep all of our classes open and engage our home learners online. Thank you for your patience if it takes a bit longer than normal for the teaching teams to respond to emails over the next week – if you need any help at all, please feel free to contact the office who will be able to pass information to a suitable member of staff in school.
We are looking forward to having all of our staff and pupils back in school very soon.
Don’t forget parent consultations are running online next week. You will receive your Zoom links on the morning of your appointment. Mrs. McCaughran will also be available online on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. If you would like to make an appointment to chat with her, you can do so via your My Child At School account.
We have been made aware today of a number of children in school, particularly in Year 3 and 4, who are using Snapchat, TikTok and Instagram. These platforms are recommended for children of 13 years and above. Please talk as openly as you can with your children about what they are using online. Very helpful advice on different social media platforms can be found here: Social media guides - UK Safer Internet Centre
Our main project this year is to fundraise to improve the Wildlife Pond and Allotment areas. These are fantastic spaces that could be really beneficial to the children and school community but they need work!
A big thank you to Mr. Nisbet for providing these ‘before’ photos. We can’t wait to have some fabulous ‘after’ photos later in the year.
The ‘Men in School’ will be helping to clear the areas and make them safe and Rachel Steward has kindly agreed to do a wildlife audit beforehand to make sure we keep anything that should be kept. Then work can start to transform them into safe, usable spaces. The aim is to create exciting opportunities for fun and learning where children can grow their own plants and vegetables and explore wildlife with activities such as pond dipping.
The PTFA will be fundraising to provide materials, equipment and new resources, and to pay for the future upkeep of this project. We have some exciting events planned to help raise the money – more information to come next week!
On Monday we are launching our Cambridge2Cambridge virtual event in which the children are challenged to travel 3,266 miles, which is the distance from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK to Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. They can walk, run, scoot, cycle or swim to clock up some miles to add to the school total.
At the same time as aiming to travel 3,266 miles, we are also aiming to raise £3,266 towards the pond and allotment project, and will be racing to see whether we reach this target or the target distance first.
More information about how to get involved will be sent out next week.
Thank you for continuing to support us by following testing advice and keeping your children at home when they are unwell. For your information these are the number of cases we have had in school since the beginning of this term and the current number of cases isolating at home:
From 04 Jan
From 04 Jan
JS Sports are running camps at half term at Haslingfield Primary School, with a variety of activities on offer. Please see the flier below for more information
Please see the link below to the February edition of Cambridgeshire Constabulary Safer Schools Newsletter. The subject covered in this newsletter include:
We have added a page to our school website where you can find news and information from other organisations which may be of interest including local community groups and details of school holiday activities for children.