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Friday 23rd October 2020

Our first half term of the academic year has come to an end and it has been exciting having the children with us. We hope you all have a lovely, restful half term break. Here are some photos of work the children have been up to recently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick Up Times 

After half term, we will be making some small changes to the timetables for each class. We will be changing pick up times at the end of the day. 

YR & Y1: 

Greenland, Lapland, Atlantic 

3:15pm (1:15 on Wed) 

Y2: 

Baltic, Mediterranean 

3:25pm (1:25 on Wed)

Y3 & Y4: 

Adriatic, Caribbean, Pacific 

3:35pm (1:35 on Wed)

Y5 & Y6: 

Amazon, Daintree, Sherwood 

3:45pm (1:45 on Wed)

 

Staffing 

In order to further improve the running of the school, we will be making some changes after half term. The teachers in each class will remain the same, but some of our Teaching Assistants will be working with different classes after the half term break.

 

We’d like to thank Mark Cowan who has been a temporary caretaker for us for the past few weeks. Our new residential caretaker, Liam Honer, will be starting on the 9th of November.

 

Science 

Our younger children have been learning about essential requirements for life. Children in Early Years have been growing beanstalks and thinking about what these plants need in order to grow. In Year 2, the children have learned about how exercise and proper nutrition helps keep humans and other animals healthy. 

 

 

 

Maths  

It has been great to see an increasing number of you using and enjoying Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) both in school on class iPads and at home. Don’t forget that you can ‘Rock Slam’ your class teacher to see if they can beat your score! In other exciting news, Maths Week England will be taking place between 9th and 14th November this year. Fulbourn Primary School will be ‘rocking out’ on TTRS and competing against other schools to win prizes! More details to follow soon. 

 

 

Half Term Maths Trail Challenges around Cambridge!  

Maths trails are a great way to continue to engage children in their learning over half term. We have attached 2 trail packs including instructions (directions and a map), questions and challenges for you to solve on a pre-planned walking route around Cambridge. The activities are aimed at KS2 pupils and are designed to be fun and challenging at the same time. Good luck and enjoy!  

 

Clothing 

As the weather is getting colder and wetter, please do make sure that your child comes to school in warm clothes and has a pair of wellies that they can leave in school. We always encourage our children to spend time outdoors – for learning and for play, and we’d like them to be comfortable whatever the weather. 

 

PTfA Update

Upcoming events: 

  • 4th December: Virtual Quiz  

  • December (Date TBC): Christmas Jumper day 

Other ways to support fundraising: 

 

Primary Times 

The newest edition of Primary Times is available online: https://www.primarytimes.co.uk/cambridgeshire/ 

It has useful advice and ideas for half term activities. 

 

Courses for Parents to Support Children’s Mental Health 

The AIM Group are providing a FREE qualification to help to support parents to understand children's mental health. This is titled: Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health, which is nationally accredited and certificated upon completion. 

•    The qualification is all question based 

•    6 weeks to be completed, taking between 15-30 hours to do so 

•    Online platform to complete the qualification, therefore a computer or laptop will be needed. 

•    2 workbooks to be completed, with them needing to be submitted at the 3- & 6-week stage. 

•    Tutor support throughout for any help and guidance 

Please click here to watch a short video outlining the key information. 

Withdrawal fee of up to £150 for non-completion without genuine reason (signing up with no effort to complete). 

The Criteria: 

•    Aged 19+ 

•    Have the right to work in the UK 

•    Have been in the EU/UK for the past 3 years 

•    Not currently doing a government funded qualification 

•    Once completed, can enrol on further qualifications 

REGISTER HERE 

 

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