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Friday 18th December 2020

Newsletter – 18th December 2020

Happy Holidays

We wanted to write at the end of this unusual term to say thank you again for your ongoing support. The children have been delightful and are so excited about the Christmas festivities. They all deserve a restful break! Here are some of the wonderful Christmas window displays that the children produced:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your family time and we will see you in 2021- we have high hopes for the positivity it will bring.

 

Positive Case Procedure

We have emailed you all about what to do over Christmas if your Fulbourn Primary School child tests positive. A copy of the letter can be found here: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/fulbourn-primary-school/UploadedDocument/e8a9d7f9f9164a43955afebd5a95aa08/christmas-procedure-regarding-covid.pdf

 

Special Visitor on Tuesday

The children all enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas on Tuesday. He had made his list and was able to check it with some of the children in each class. He also left a gift for every class. Thank you to Mrs Grove for arranging the visit.

 

Staffing

We are sad to announce that Mrs Wade has decided her time and focus need to be at home with her family at the moment and has resigned from her post.  We will miss Mrs Wade greatly but know her family will be very pleased to have her all to themselves!

 

Mrs Wade’s last day is today, Friday 18th December, and we know you will all join with us to wish her and her family the very best on their future adventures. 

 

We are extremely pleased that Miss Wilson, who has been teaching in Greenland for the last half term, has agreed to continue to teaching within the Early Years team which will provide as much continuity as possible for the Early Years classes. 

 

As a result of the level of uncertainty generated by COVID we will be formally confirming staffing arrangements for all classes on January 4th.

 

Fire Pit Singing

Upper School classes were able to sing carols around the new fire pit. Apologies to all parents for the smoky aroma they may have come home with.

 

Message from Cambridgeshire County Council

Please read this important letter from Cambridgeshire County Council about the Christmas period. It has reminders of the tier system and some hints to help you and your loved ones stay safe during the holidays: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/fulbourn-primary-school/UploadedDocument/a907c5e907294d00b965d8c28c9199a4/cambridgeshire-covid-safe-christmas.pdf

 

Governors Christmas Bulletin

The Governing Body have been a wonderful support to the school (as always, but particularly during these difficult times). Their Christmas Bulletin can be found here: (https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/fulbourn-primary-school/UploadedDocument/08719d73c4a9438b90cfac2c3e157221/governors-bulletin-christmas-2020.pdf)

 

Winter Support Grant

The Cambridgeshire County Council’s Winter Support Grant is available to help any family who may need extra support. This website has more information and links to the claim form. This isn’t just for children who qualify for free school meals, it can be accessed by anyone who need support. https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/coronavirus/winter-grant-scheme

 

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:

 

Winter Mini Challenge 2020

Want to get your children motivated to read over the winter?

In more normal times the local library has run reading challenges with the children. This year The Reading Agency's Winter Mini Challenge will run online from 1st December to 15 January.

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/news/general/winter-mini-challenge-20

If your child/ren takes part we would love to see or hear about it on Seesaw!

 

Waste Newsletter

Please see below for the Waterbeach Waste Education Centre Christmas Newsletter. It contains great tips on what we can all do to have a waste-free Christmas and ideas on what to do with any festive food leftovers.

 

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