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Friday 15th October 2021

One week until half term

In this lead up to half term we wanted to thank you all for your support. The children have had a wonderful time and whilst they are tired and ready for a well-deserved break, we can see that they have benefited enormously from getting back to normality for an extended period of time. Over this last week please ensure the children get as much rest as possible and get to bed early so they are energised for school.

 

Some highlights from this week

We greatly enjoyed being back in Church visiting Alice and Nigel for Harvest.  It was an utter joy to hear the children singing together again and sharing art and poetry.

Baltic class have been investigating trees as habitats.

Year Six Booster Groups

With apologies to the children, we unfortunately have to cancel the year six booster groups with Mrs. Abbott until half term.

 

Please can we remind you that children should not bring items from home into school.  It can distract children from their learning and cause disagreements with their friends.  Thank you for your support. 

PTfA

Thank you to everyone who stopped to say hello at pick-up time on Tuesday or who came along to the PTFA meeting at the Six Bells.

 

We’re excited to be planning lots of fun events for the school community this year.  The first will be a Break the Rules Day on the last Friday of half term (22nd October).  The children are currently deciding which rules they would like to break.  More information will follow as soon as we know what the children have chosen

There’s a great opportunity for budding artists to get creative and design a logo for the PTFA.  Please see the logo competition design sheet for more details.  The closing date for entries is Friday 29th October.  We can’t wait to see the children’s designs.

We also have a pumpkin trail planned for half-term and lots of other ideas, but we would love your input too, so please do join us at our meetings, email us at fulbournprimaryptfa@gmail.com , join our PTFA Helpers WhatsApp group of pop us a message through our Facebook page.

Parent’s Evenings

We are really looking forward to meeting you all online next week at our first parent’s evenings of the year.  Teachers are excited to share your children’s successes and collaborate with you to support their next steps.   Zoom links for the parent’s evenings taking place next week will be sent to parents on the morning of the date you have chosen.

Parent Forum

Thank you to the parents who sent emails with points they would like the parent forum to discuss and to those who spoke to forum representatives to share topics for discussion.  Following a meeting on Wednesday we will compile a list of the points raised and the school’s responses, which will be sent to parents next week.

 

Wednesday Afternoon Enrichment Provision

We are delighted that lots of children will be joining in the fun activities which are being offered as our Wednesday afternoon enrichment provision.  Letters have been sent to the parents of all children who will be taking part with more information about the sessions and, where necessary, how to register with the providers.  We are looking forward to this new venture beginning after half term.

Music Lessons

Rebecca Moulton, one of the tutors offering music lessons at Fulbourn Primary School currently has some spaces available.  Please see the poster below.

JS Sports – October Half Term Camps

JS Sports are offering October half term camps – please follow this link for more information and to book places.  (These are not taking place at Fulbourn Primary School). 

https://www.jssports-education.co.uk/holiday-activities-v1

 

Kids R Us

Kids R Us, our wrap around care provider will be taking bookings without a minimum number of weekly sessions again from this term. To contact them directly please call 01223 451050 or email office@kidsrusoosc.com. You can visit our website www.kidsrusoosc.org to sign up for breakfast, after school and holiday club. 

IMPORTANT DATES - Is your child:-

  • Starting Primary (Reception) or Junior Schools (Year 3) for September 2022 – Online application process opens 10th September 2021 and closes 15th January 2022.
  • Due to transfer from Primary (Year 6) to Secondary (Year 7) for September 2022 - Online application process opens 10th September 2021 and closes 31st October 2021.

Fulbourn Tennis Club October Camps

This message comes from Fulbourn Tennis Club:

My Name is Matt and I am the Head Coach at Fulbourn Tennis Club. We are so pleased to announce October Half Term Tennis Camps at Fulbourn tennis club. Our Camps will focus on developing simple A,B,C’s (agility, balance, co-ordination) the basic tennis shots and most of all… lots of FUN. 

 

These will run on:

Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th of October 

Mini (4-7 yrs): 9:30-11:30am

Junior (8-12yrs): 10-12am


The cost is £45 for the week

 

Here is the signup link:

https://overandin.com/tennis/school-holiday-tennis-camps/fulbourn-holiday-camps/

COVID

Please see below a helpful flowchart which advises you of the actions you need to take if you have a case of COVID in your household.  The flowchart also lists the key symptoms you should be aware of.  Please note that these include:

  • a new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and or/
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense to taste or smell

 

Additional symptoms that may be early warnings of COVID-19 in children include:

  • upset stomach
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • unusual fatigue

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.

 

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

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.

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