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Friday 19th March 2021

Our Learning This Week

It has been another delightful week at school and it is hard to believe it is only one week before the Easter holidays. We have loved having the children back on site and we will be sharing our arrangements for after the holidays at the end of next week. Thank you to those parents that have contacted the school to offer support whether that be moral or practical. The messages to staff make a particular difference during these challenging times!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Streets - Volunteers Needed

It was recently announced that the Combined Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough had approved the spending of £2.9 million, of which £575,000 will be spent over the next eight weeks on rapid, temporary upgrades to get more people walking and cycling.  They have developed a number of schemes to ensure that transport networks support recovery from the current Covid-19 situation whilst potentially providing a lasting legacy of greener, safer transport. The Government has provided local authorities with Covid-19 powers to put in temporary road closures and other restrictions more quickly to support this.

 

The County Council have granted a Temporary Prohibition of Through-Traffic Order for the area outside of the school until 21 July 2022 (between 8.15 - 9.15 on Monday to Friday, 15.15 - 16.15 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 13.00 - 14.00 on Wednesdays, term time only).  We are hoping to launch after the Easter holidays to ensure the safety of children and parents coming to and from school and to enable easier observance of social distancing. 

 

In order to manage the road closures each day, we need a bank of volunteers who can commit to manning the roadblock during the above hours.  If you, or anyone you know, can be available to support this initiative then please let the school office know.  As well as parental support, we are keen to involve members of the wider community in helping to support this safety initiative so please do share this appeal with your friends, relatives and neighbours.  There is an initial training session for volunteers on Wednesday 24th March from 10-11am however, we will be running more training sessions in the future so please don't worry if you can't attend next week. 

If you have any questions about the School Streets scheme or would like to volunteer, then please telephone or email the school office. 

 

Government guidance

The Government have updated their guidance for parents and carers including essential information for the spring term, testing and support for children and young people

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/information-for-parents-and-carers-coronavirus-covid-19?utm_source=17%20March%202021%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19

 

Staffing News

Our new pastoral leads Laura Klimke and Kerry Middleditch begin their role after Easter. We are very much looking forward to having their support. They will be ensuring that pupil and family well-being is at the centre of the school’s offer.

 

We also wanted to remind you that we are incredibly lucky to have our own family worker - Nichola Grove. Many families are struggling for various reasons at the moment. If you think that we can help in any way, please contact Nichola via the school office 01223 712525.

 

Comic Relief

Thanks to everyone who made an effort to dress as a superhero for today's Red Nose Day.  We had some interesting characters and imaginative costumes!  One pupil came dressed in a skirt and wool cardy combination and explained that she was a hospital consultant because that was what the lady who treats her at Addenbrookes wears – a tribute to our NHS heroes. We have raised almost £300 so far.  There is still time to donate using My Child At School until we close the donations page on Monday.

We're hoping that the laughter generated by the day will be reflected at home.  Happy Red Nose Day from all of us! 

 

 

A kindly plea

We understand that some families choose to bring their dogs for the walk to and from school. We have some pupils who find dogs frightening. If at all possible, can we ask that you do not bring dogs into the car park as the space (particularly at school drop off) can be quite restricted or close to any of the school entrances? Thank you for your cooperation and consideration of our whole school community.

 

Term Dates for 2021/2022

Term dates for the next academic year can be found on the school website. https://www.fulbournprimaryschool.co.uk/term-dates-and-holidays/

 

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. https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/help-with-school-learning-costs/free-school-meals

 

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

Mother’s Day Raffle:

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Mother’s Day raffle. The final total raised was an amazing £285! The lucky winner was Sarah Boyd! Congratulations to Sarah and we hope you enjoyed your Mother’s Day afternoon tea.

 

Upcoming events:

April – May: Launch of ‘Fulbourn School Lottery’

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Fulbourn Primary School Lottery!

It’s really simple – just choose 6 numbers (between 0-9) and if they match the drawn numbers, you win great prizes. There is a local (Fulbourn Primary) cash winner each week and everyone entered into the lottery will automatically be entered into the main draw for a chance to win £25,000!!!

Please see attached posters for full information and visit www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and search for ‘Fulbourn Primary’ to take part.

 

May: The Great Fulbourn Primary School Bake-Off – details to follow

 

June: Open Gardens – details to follow

 

Ways to support fundraising:

JS Sports Easter Camp

Our sports provider is running an Easter camp at Haslingfield Primary School. Please see this flyer for more details.

Outspoken Training

Outspoken who deliver the bikeability scheme in schools are looking for new instructors. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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