We are very pleased to be able to send reading books out to Middle and Upper School pupils again and teachers have enjoyed supporting them to choose great texts. We are very grateful to the Clock Charity who recently supported us to purchase some new books for class libraries, which we know have been very popular.
Here you can find a link to our top tips on supporting reading at home.
Some parents have also asked for additional book recommendations so here you will also find some fabulous ‘unmissable reads’ that children may like to explore.
If you have any questions at all about your child’s reading, please contact your child’s class teacher via the phase email address and they will be very happy to help.
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, we are keen for School Streets to start in the next few weeks. We need more volunteers to get the scheme up and running. If you know of any members of the wider Fulbourn community who also might be interested, please do let them know about it.
Benefits include the opportunity for all year groups to be able to bring bikes / scooters to school, increase safety for our school community, greater social distancing at the gates, and a reduction in traffic fumes and congestion around our school.
Please remember that if you are providing a packed lunch from home, they cannot contain nuts, citrus fruits or sweets/lollies. Please remember to slice grapes (lengthwise) and cherry tomatoes to avoid a choking hazard. For some packed lunch ideas, please see the attached flyer from VegPower.
Following on from this week’s virtual forum on the teaching of relationships and sex education, we would like to offer families the chance to view a narrated presentation from the PSHE service with a particular focus on how RSE is taught in schools. If you would like to be sent the link, please email the School Office.
If your child tests positive for Covid, please email the School Office immediately (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.
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.
We have updated our website to include information about getting Lateral Flow Tests for adults in any household and self-isolation payments. Please click here for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fulbourn Community Aid are continuing to offer support during the pandemic. They can:
Contact them via:
New PTfA volunteers needed……
The current PTfA will be stepping down at the next AGM so we are now actively recruiting for new people to step into the named roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Please see attached flyer for more information.
We will be hosting an informal chat via Zoom on 28th April at 8pm and all are welcome to join and ask any questions about the PTfA, with no pressure to commit. So, once the kids are in bed, get yourself a cuppa, a couple of biscuits and have a chat with us about the role of the PTfA. Zoom link will be sent closer to the time.
1st May: Fulbourn School Lottery
The Fulbourn School Lottery is now up and running with the first draw date set for 1st May. To be in with a chance of winning a local prize (min £20), a £500 bike voucher or even the £25,000 jackpot, please visit www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and search for ‘Fulbourn Primary’ to take part.
It’s a great way of raising funds for the school whilst giving yourselves a chance for a win too!
Please remember, if you sign up to the lottery you must also make sure to get your ticket to be entered into the lottery for 1st May. The system can either randomly allocate the numbers for you or you can select you own.
19th - 20th June: Open Gardens: A handful of gardens will be opened (following Government guidelines) as part of this wonderful community event. Visitors are welcome to explore and enjoy some of the wonderful village gardens. More details to follow.
Ways to support fundraising:
Direct donations to the PTfA Justgiving Page.
Please find attached the April newsletter from the Healthy Schools team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
The Government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency is offering free courses covering finances, health and well-being, employment and internet safety. Please see the flyer below for more details.