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Friday 23rd April 2021

Our Learning This Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading in Middle and Upper School

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.

 

School Streets – Urgent request for volunteers

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.

 

Packed Lunches

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.

PSHE update

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.

 

Notifying us of Covid cases and absence

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.

 

Covid-19 Information

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.

 

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.

 

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 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

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.

 

Upcoming events:

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:

  • Please select Fulbourn Primary PTfA as your charity when shopping online with EasyFundraising or Amazon Smile. A percentage of your spend comes directly to the PTfA and it can make a huge difference:

Direct donations to the PTfA Justgiving Page.

Healthy Schools Newsletter

Please find attached the April newsletter from the Healthy Schools team at Cambridgeshire County Council.

Futures for you – free training courses

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.

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