Another fantastic week here at Fulbourn. The children met their new teachers on Wednesday, lots of successes to celebrate at sports days, Year 2 celebrated Bastille Day with a French breakfast in the forest area and Year 6 demonstrated their creativity, courage and compassion with some exciting activities at the rec before settling down for the night in their tents on the field. We feel extremely lucky to be able to reintroduce some of our much-loved school events together at the end of this very unusual year.
Please help us to keep everyone safe and our bubbles open until the last day of term by being vigilant to coronavirus symptoms, isolating when advised and accessing lateral flow tests for the adults in the family to pick up asymptomatic cases.
Please can all children bring in a named plastic bag on Monday 19th July so that we can send home all of their wonderful learning.
A big thank you to all of the parents who came along to our Fulbourn’s Future consultations, both in-person and online. It was fantastic to work with so many parents and to begin to plan for the next phase of our recovery from the pandemic. As part of those discussions, parents highlighted aspects of school life that they and their children are most looking forward to experiencing again. These included:
We also returned to the school development plan and reflected on our progress towards our aims. A summary of our school development plan can be found here:
All of these discussions have assisted our preparations for September and beyond, and we are grateful to the school community for their continued support of the school.
This week we have begun collecting in the school reading books ready for them to be audited and organised over the summer holiday. We would be grateful if all families could have a thorough search at home for any school books that have been mislaid during this unusual year. Check under beds and behind sofas – we will just be pleased to see them back.
The summer holiday is the perfect time to get lost in a great book together. Please continue to read to and with your child over the holidays, finding books and stories you all enjoy together. Here are some ideas to support you...
The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England. The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays. This year – join the Wild World Heroes to inspire a summer of reading fun. More information can be found here: Summer Reading Challenge
We also have a range of recommended reads for Key Stage 2 on the website to support children to find stories and authors they will love. These can be found here: Reading List
If you have any unwanted Reception-sized uniform, Greenland and Lapland would be very grateful to accept it. Sometimes the children get a little bit messy with their fantastic activities and so we need some spare clothes (including underwear). Please bring any donations to the drop off box outside the main office gate and we will pass them onto the Reception team.
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.
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.
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.
Fulbourn Community Aid are continuing to offer support during the pandemic. They can:
Contact them via:
Ways to support fundraising:
Message from the Community Support Service
“Are you looking for an opportunity to work with Children and Young People with Disabilities?
The Community Support Service and CamPlay, run by Cambridgeshire County Council, provide short breaks to Children and Young People with additional needs, aged 0-18 years, as part of the Cambridgeshire Local Offer for Children and Young People with Disabilities. We offer support in the home and community, Saturday Clubs, Community Clubs and Holiday Clubs throughout the county of Cambridgeshire. We are always looking for enthusiastic staff to join our team!
We are continuing to support Children and Young People and their families throughout the COVID 19 pandemic as it widely recognised that children with disabilities need to continue having positive experiences in the community whilst parents/carers have much needed respite. To read more please click here: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/news/community-support-service-continues-to-provide-support-to-children-and-young-people
We are currently recruiting for both services on a relief contract basis. The flexible nature of the job provides a way of ‘topping up’ hours in holidays, after school, weekends and evenings. We also provide a comprehensive training programme and support in working with Children and Young People with a wide range of Learning and Physical Disabilities, which are skills that can be brought back to your existing job. We are based at Buttsgrove Centre, but have work available across Cambridgeshire county.
Please find our recruitment poster attached. If you would be interested in applying or have any questions, please get in touch on Community.SupportServices@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or 01480 379800. We have ongoing recruitment with regular interviews, and you can visit www.publicsectorjobseast.co.uk to directly apply.
You can also find out more information about who we are and what we do on our website:
Cambridge City Ladies and Girls FC will be running a FREE taster session for girls aged 5-11 years on Sunday 25th July 12:30-1:30pm at Cambridge Rugby Club.