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Friday 19th November 2021

Some highlights from this week

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!

Playtime fun!

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.

Anti-Bullying Week

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:

For Parents and Carers (anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk)

 

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.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=L1QKrno4bkW-bmCbsuWWFYZYU4LsFo5PhbKePYPMfndUREJSWk1ITTM5RDkxWDlUSFAxS05OSjFPOS4u

PTfA

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!

Christmas Lunch

We hope that your child will join us in having a Christmas lunch at school on 9th December – please see the menu below:

Packed Lunches

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.

Fulbourn Winter Festival

Kids R Us

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 office@kidsrusoosc.com. You can visit our website www.kidsrusoosc.org to sign up for breakfast, after school and holiday club. 

Early Intervention Family Worker Team

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:

COVID

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:

  • a new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and or/
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense to taste or smell

 

Additional symptoms that may be early warnings of COVID-19 in children include:

  • upset stomach
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • unusual fatigue

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.

Notifying us of your child’s absence

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.

Free School Meals

Families can access the online application here. The Education Welfare Benefits Team are happy to answer any queries and can be contacted on 01223 703200 or ewb.fsm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

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