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Friday 13th November 2020

Drop Off and Pick Up

A big thank you to all our children and parents / carers for your consideration at drop off and pick up. Things are going very smoothly. We are pleased to see people wearing face coverings and to see the efforts that people are making to socially distance. Please do remember not to arrive too early as that increases the chances of bubbles mixing.

 

Attention in the car park

We understand how tricky it is for parents with parking around school. Please remember that the car park is for staff only and not for parents. Thank you for keeping the car park clear during drop off and pick-up times. We do have at least two cars who require access to the disabled space each day. These drivers should be driving very carefully through the car park, but we’d like to remind parents and carers to be aware of them and be considerate to allow them to get in and out of the space. If you are parking on the streets around the school, please be aware of other cars and pedestrians.

 

Dogs in the Car Park

We know that some of you are bringing furry friends to school in the morning and afternoon. While this can be a lovely time for getting some exercise, we do ask that dogs don’t come to the school gates. Some children (and adults) can be quite frightened of them.

 

An exciting outdoor Learning Week!

We have been very excited to celebrate Outdoor Learning this week, taking our learning in lots of subjects outdoors! The children have enjoyed more variety and have certainly been even more active in their learning!

          

 

Atlantic have been learning about the tale of Peter Rabbit. They recreated the story setting in our Hobbit Area including Mr McGregor’s Garden and Peter Rabbit’s burrow home!

  

 

Remembrance Day

Upper school children created the artwork that has been adorning our fence. Also, as in previous years, they wrote names of the fallen on crosses which were placed at the War Memorial and held their own Acts of Remembrance at 11am on Wednesday.

  

 

 

Atlantic made fortune tellers and wrote in them happy and sad memories from our life so far. They did this to help us learn why Remembrance Day is important. They also made poppies and wrote messages for the people who lost their lives during the war. Children wrote messages such as ‘thank you for bringing the world back to normal’ and ‘thank you for saving us’.

  

 

Upper School PE

There has been a change to Sherwood and Daintree PE starting from Monday 16th.

  • Sherwood will now have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Daintree will now have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Website

Thank you to those who have been using the absence form on our school website to report if your child is unable to come to school. As a reminder, it is in the Parents/Carers section – Student Absence. Also, the Useful Links page in there has information about MCAS, Seesaw and school uniform.

 

PTfA Update:

Upcoming events:

 

A special request:

I’m sure everyone is aware of the ongoing financial struggles schools are facing. As is the case in most schools, Fulbourn Primary are not able to channel as much funding into technology as they need. The school is making do with second hand technology, often not compatible with the learning resources children require.

As you may be aware, a member of the school community has set up a JustGiving page, specifically to raise funds for the purchase of iPads for the school. The opportunities that this technology could bring to the children are huge.

The iPads would enable:

  • group work for up to 6 vulnerable children providing access to key online learning materials both in school and at home
  • 1:1 learning opportunities for all children outside of the classroom environment
  • children to be exposed to modern technology who may not have a computer/tablet at home and provide important life skills

By donating any amount you can, you will be enabling pupils, including those who are vulnerable, to access technology which will change their educational outlook. It will also enable access for pupils to the outside world during self-isolation periods during the pandemic.

The basic model iPads are £329 and so we are aiming to raise enough for 6. If you feel able to donate to this wonderful cause, please click on this specific justgiving link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fulbournschool

 

Other ways to support fundraising:

  • If you have started your Christmas shopping, the following websites enable you to select Fulbourn Primary PTfA as your charity and a percentage of your spend directly to the PTfA:

Easy Fundraising (https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fulbournprimaryptfa/)

AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.co.uk)

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