This week the children have been very engaged in their Learning Journey week projects. There have been model long barrows being made, superhero comics created, a runaway queen has been rescued, and everyone has been having some wonderful learning conversations with their teachers.
Here are some photos from our Wednesday enrichment afternoons!
This week the children have had a wonderful time joining with other year groups for their outdoor playtimes. KS2 now have joint play and lunch times, and EYFS are joining KS1 for their outdoor lunch play. Our super sports coaches have been leading a variety of popular games on the playgrounds, and the children have all enjoyed exploring new spaces. Our Covid risk assessment has been updated to reflect this change, which is fully supported by the Local Authority, and is available on the website.
Volunteering in school
We would love any crafty/arty volunteers who can spare a few hours to support us with enhancing our school environment over the remainder of the term for displays and Christmas decorating. We would also be grateful for any support with more mundane tasks such as laminating, photocopying and filing!
We also would love a volunteer to support us in the KS1 classes – especially on Fridays. Do contact the office if you would like to help.
We enjoyed celebrating odd-sock day on Monday to launch anti-bullying week. We have been talking about what bullying is and how we can work together to make sure everyone is safe and happy at school. We have also been talking about who our trusted adults are that we might choose to talk to if something is worrying us.
There are some useful resources on the anti-bullying alliance website for parents and carers, which can be found here:
Parent Survey – November 2021
As always, your views are important to us and we would greatly appreciate it if you could use the following link to respond to this term’s parent survey. There are just seven short questions and this time we would particularly like your views on what parent workshops you would like the school to run this academic year. Thank you in advance for your time.
In December we will be having a Christmas Raffle. There will be three hampers up for grabs; one from each of the three school phases. We would be very grateful for colour themed items to fill the hampers which can be handed in to your child’s classroom. The prize draw will take place on Friday 10th December – more details to follow!
Lower School (Reception, Year 1, Year 2)
Please bring in something red or Santa-themed for Santa’s Hamper
Middle School (Year 3, Year 4)
Please bring in something green or elf-themed for Elf’s Shelf
Upper School (Year 5, Year 6)
Please bring in something white or snowman-themed for Frosty’s Box
Ideas: biscuits, chocolates, savoury snacks (no nuts please), napkins, a soft toy, a book, bath products, tea, coffee, jam, crackers, a mug, a decoration, a tea towel, craft items or your own idea!
We hope that your child will join us in having a Christmas lunch at school on 9th December – please see the menu below:
Thank you for supporting the school by not including citrus fruits or nuts/products containing nuts in the children’s lunchboxes. Please can we ask that if your child has grapes in their packed lunch, you cut these in half, as whole grapes can be a choke hazard for children. Please can we also ask that you remove the wax cover from Babybel cheeses, too, as this is very sticky when trodden into the floor and difficult to clean.
JS Sports – Christmas Camp
JS Sports will be running a Christmas Sports Camp at Fulbourn Primary School on Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd December. We will send booking information shortly.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit our website www.kidsrusoosc.org to sign up for breakfast, after school and holiday club.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Early Intervention Family Worker Team offer a support line where parents and carers can speak to a friendly professional from the Team about any child or young person aged 4 to 12 in Cambridge and the surrounding areas. Please see the poster below for more information
The Team also produce a newsletter for parents and carers, a copy of the latest edition can be found below.
The Team are offering a variety of free workshops to parents covering a wide range of parenting needs. Please see below for more information:
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:
Additional symptoms that may be early warnings of COVID-19 in children include:
We would like to strongly encourage all 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 several locations including the Village Pharmacy and Fulbourn Tesco.
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.