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Friday 16th April 2021

Newsletter – 16th April 2021

Our Learning This Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back to the Summer term

We are delighted to have welcomed back such enthusiastic and joyful learners this week, and we have all very much enjoyed the sunny weather! The children have loved having their lunches and playtimes outside and are looking forward to lots of outdoor learning opportunities in our grounds. We have an exciting term of learning ahead and are busy immersing ourselves in our new topics. EYFS and KS1 are setting sail on the high seas, Middle School are going back in time, and Upper School are on a rescue mission!

 

PSHE & RSE virtual forum

We are holding a virtual forum next Wednesday at 5pm to discuss questions and issues that have arisen and any queries about the introduction of the new PSHE & RSE statutory curriculum. Please email the school office (office@fulbourn.cambs.sch.uk) if you would like to attend.

The topics will include:

1. The communication between school and parents regarding the lesson content for PSHE and RSE (Relationship and Sex Education).

2. How we address the emotional aspect of relationships, as well as physical relationships.

3. How we address same sex relationships and how families might look different from one another.

4. The teaching of alternative methods of conception.

5. Peer pressure.

6. Puberty – the appropriate age at which this should be taught and the content of those lessons, including the effects of hormonal changes on mood.

7. Labelling body parts; the vocabulary we use.

8. How school might take into account differing cultural or religious views and belief systems when teaching this topic.

9. Issues regarding gender/transgender identity.

If you have any questions that you would like to be considered, which have not been listed above, it would be helpful if you could email them to the office in advance before Sunday 18th April at 6pm and they will be passed onto Mrs Richman.

 

School Streets Update

We are hoping to start operating the School Streets Scheme in the next few weeks but we are really struggling to recruit volunteers. Thank you so much to the few parents who have offered their time so far, but we will need significantly more volunteers in order to get the scheme up and running. If you know of any members of the community that might be interested, please do let them know about the scheme. Benefits of the scheme will include the opportunity for all year groups to be able to bring bikes / scooters to school, increase safety for our school community, greater social distancing at the gates, and a reduction in traffic fumes and congestion around our school.

 

Covid-19 Information

We have updated our website to include information about getting Lateral Flow Tests for adults in any household and self-isolation payments. Please click here for more information.

 

Lunch provision

Thank you so much to Mark and the team at the Six Bells who are supplying lunches for our KS1 children and those entitled to FSM for the next three weeks. Do look out for the weekly signing up form to choose your child’s lunches.

Huge thanks also to Catherine and all the staff at Langley Larder for supporting us this week and before the Easter break.

We are pleased that we have managed to secure a new provider for our lunches and are hoping that they will be able to start on 10th May.

Please remember that if you are providing a packed lunch from home, they cannot contain nuts, citrus or sweets.

 

Notifying us of Covid cases and absence

If your child tests positive for Covid, please email the office immediately (office@fulbourn.cambs.sch.uk), 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.

 

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.

https://www.fulbournprimaryschool.co.uk/student-absence-1/

If you choose to email (office@fulbourn.cambs.sch.uk) 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 https://cambridgeshire-self.achieveservice.com/service/Apply_for_Education_Welfare_Benefits. 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 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

Important update:

New PTfA volunteers needed……

The current PTfA will be stepping down at the next AGM so we are now actively recruiting for new people to step into the named roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Please see attached flyer for more information.

We will be hosting an informal chat via Zoom on 28th April at 8pm and all are welcome to join and ask any questions about the PTfA, with no pressure to commit. So, once the kids are in bed, get yourself a cuppa, a couple of biscuits and have a chat with us about the role of the PTfA. Zoom link will be sent closer to the time.

 

Upcoming events:

1st May: Fulbourn School Lottery

The Fulbourn School Lottery is now up and running with the first draw date set for 1st May. To be in with a chance of winning a local prize (min £20), a £500 bike voucher or even the £25,000 jackpot, please visit www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and search for ‘Fulbourn Primary’ to take part.

It’s a great way of raising funds for the school whilst giving yourselves a chance for a win too!

Please remember, if you sign up to the lottery you must also make sure to get your ticket to be entered into the lottery for 1st May. The system can either randomly allocate the numbers for you or you can select you own.

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 gardens. More details to follow.

 

Ways to support fundraising:

Direct donations to the PTfA Justgiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fulbournprimaryschool-pta

Safer Schools Newsletter

Here is the April edition of the newsletter from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Constabulary.

Net Zero Now Scheme

Net Zero Now is designed to help South Cambridgeshire residents to identify how and where they can take action on climate change in their local community. This free training course is designed to enable everyone, regardless of knowledge, skills or experience to participate. By the end of the programme participants will have the tools to get started on a carbon reduction initiative. This could be something as simple as setting up a new local clothes swap, or something as big as a community energy scheme. Applications for places on the course are open until 9th May!

 

More information is available on their website. They would like to invite anyone who is interested to a Q&A session on 21st April. Please use this link to register in advance.

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