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Friday 11th June 2021

Our Learning This Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back!

We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming all of the children back after what we hope was a relaxing week for you all. The children have loved this week of fine weather, with more opportunities for playing and learning outside. On Thursday we joined in with Empathy Day and the children thought about the range of feelings they and others might experience. Some classes went on an Empathy walk around the site and tried to guess how the people that they encountered might be feeling and what they might be thinking about.

 

Tennis coaching

Next week each class will have the exciting opportunity to take part in a tennis lesson with a specialist coach. Children will need to wear their PE uniform to school on the day that their session will be taking place (this may not be their usual PE day).

 

Sessions will take place on:
Tuesday 15th June: Baltic, Atlantic, Year 6
Thursday 17th June: Greenland, Pacific, Year 5
Friday 18th June: Lapland, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Adriatic

 

Uniform for PE days

  • Trainers (of any kind)    
  • School PE T-shirt (or a plain white or plain jade green t-shirt)      
  • Plain dark (black or navy blue) shorts, or plain dark tracksuit bottoms            
  • School jumper or a plain dark sweatshirt (no hoodies)
  • Hat for hot weather

 

Virtual Erasmus Conference

Well done to the Y5 and Y6 children who participated in the virtual Erasmus activities this week with children from Portugal, Spain and Cyprus. They got to present their country and learn about the other countries, speak to children of their age from the different schools as well as doing interactive DLGs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun hats and sun cream

As we are now experiencing some lovely hot, sunny weather, we must ask that you send your child into school with a hat. Please make sure that it is labelled with your child's name so it can be returned if left outside.

 

Sun cream should be applied before school, but your child can also bring in a personal named bottle of sun cream that they can use to reapply at lunchtime. Please only send in a bottle if you are confident with your child applying it themselves.

 

Parent Governor Election

Please find attached a letter from the Clerk of Governors regarding the result of the recent Parent Governor Election.  As you will see, Russell Fry has been elected to serve as a governor and we are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Fry.  There is one additional vacancy.  If you are interested in becoming a parent governor, please contact the school clerk.

Covid-19 symptoms and self-isolation

Can we remind families that if anyone in your immediate family (including any support bubble) shows one of the three Covid symptoms (loss/change to taste or smell, new, continuous cough or a high temperature), everyone is required to self-isolate and the symptomatic person must get an in-person PCR test (drive-in and walk-in centres give the quickest results). You must not use a rapid test (Lateral Flow Device) on anyone who is displaying symptoms. It would be most helpful if you could send us confirmation of the test result to the school office so we can update our records.

 

If a pupil develops symptoms in school, we will contact parents/guardians to come and immediately collect the pupil (plus any siblings). The symptomatic child must get an in-person PCR test and the family must self-isolate until confirmation of a negative test result or the period of isolation as advised by NHS track and trace has elapsed.

 

If your child tests positive for Covid, please email the School Office immediately (regardless of the time of the day/night or the day of the week/weekend. Please tell us your child’s name, the date that symptoms began, the date of the test and the date you received the result.

 

Community Covid Testing

We would like to strongly encourage all of our families (anyone 11 or older) to do regular rapid testing to monitor asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19. Test kits can be ordered online for free home delivery or can be picked up for free from a number of locations including the Village Pharmacy and Fulbourn Tesco. Community testing in Fulbourn is currently very low. Please remember that if you (or anyone in your household) has a new & continuous cough, loss/change to taste and/or smell or a high temperature, you must get an in person COVID test – rapid tests are only for those people not showing any symptoms.

 

School Uniform

Just a reminder that our school uniform supplier Big Fish is now offering free delivery of uniform to school on a fortnightly basis.

Username: Fulbourn

Password: PatchworkHorse

 

Last Order Date               Delivery to school (approx)

20th June                          23rd June

11th July                           14th July

 

Notifying us of your child’s absence

For any student absence, can we ask that you fill in the student absence form on the school website. There is now a quick link button on the home page.

 

If you choose to email, the more information you can provide, the more helpful it is to the office team. Please do not use Seesaw or any other email address to report absence.

 

Free School Meals

The Cambridgeshire County Council has redesigned their online form for families wishing to check their free school meal (FSM) and Pupil Premium eligibility.  Significant improvements made to the online application process enable parents/carers (in most cases) to get an instant result of the outcome of their application.

 

It is not necessary for parents of children who currently receive FSM to reapply; this entitlement is protected until the end of March 2022. However, applications do need to be made for younger siblings who are starting school.

 

The form is quick and simple to complete. Once an application has been submitted for a child, if the family do not qualify at that point, we will continue to check for future entitlement throughout that child’s school life, informing parents if they become eligible.  It is vital, therefore, that schools/families inform us of any changes to their name or address.

 

Families can access the online application here. The Education Welfare Benefits Team are happy to answer any queries and can be contacted on 01223 703200 or ewb.fsm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

 

Fulbourn Scouts and Beavers

Our local scout troop has spaces in the Beaver and Scout packs. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Music Concert

 

Fulbourn Community Aid

Fulbourn Community Aid are continuing to offer support during the pandemic.  They can:

  • Help with shopping
  • Collect prescriptions
  • Lend a friendly ear if you just need a chat
  • Put you in contact with support organisations who can provide a hot meal or financial assistance
  • Assist with other needs where they can

Contact them via:

 

PTfA Update

Upcoming events:

19th - 20th June: Open Gardens:

A handful of gardens will be opened (following Government guidelines) as part of this wonderful community event. Visitors are welcome to explore and enjoy some of the wonderful village.

 

Ways to support fundraising:

  • The Fulbourn School Lottery is now up and running. To be in with a chance of winning a local prize, a £100 B&Q gift card or even the £25,000 jackpot, please visit: www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and search for ‘Fulbourn Primary’ to take part.
  • Please select Fulbourn Primary PTfA as your charity when shopping online with EasyFundraising or Amazon Smile. A percentage of your spend comes directly to the PTfA and it can make a huge difference:
  • Direct donations to the PTfA Justgiving Page

 

Summer Reading Challenge (online again)

From the Fulbourn Library Volunteers’ Committee:

 

Due to the continuing pandemic situation the volunteers at Fulbourn Library are unable to provide the Summer Reading Challenge for primary school age children for a second year. The Library is currently only open for 2 sessions each week with a limited number of volunteers.

You can get involved in the Reading Challenge electronically, via the Reading Agency website, where you will find all the characters, activities and games you are familiar with from previous years. We will still be happy to see you when you come to borrow books from the Library during our two sessions; Tuesday afternoons 2-5pm and Saturday mornings 9.30-12 noon.

 

Safer Schools Newsletter

Hello from Cambridgeshire Constabulary Children and Young People Team.

We hope you all had a fantastic Half term enjoying the sunshine.

 

Please find attached our June edition of the Safer Schools newsletter.  Hopefully we have covered a range of different articles to offer helpful information and advice to parents and carers of both Primary and Secondary school age.  We aim to reach out to all age groups with our variety of articles, and therefore trust your personal judgement on what you feel will be relevant information to share with your child.

As always, we would welcome any feedback, comments or suggestions on future newsletters by emailing the team.

Catering vacancies

Our catering company LTS is looking for some staff (including as a casual kitchen assistant at Fulbourn). For more details, please see the following flyers.

Adult Learning Courses

Cambridgeshire County Council are running a variety of adult education courses starting in September. For more details, click here.

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