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Friday 24th September 2021

Our learning this week (and Cauliflower cards)

Another busy week is coming to an end and we have thoroughly enjoyed being able to learn and play outside in such sunny weather! Don’t forget that the children will be bringing home Christmas card designs for parents to see this week.  If you wish to order from Cauliflower cards, please complete your online order by next Friday, 1st October, at the latest.

After School Clubs

JS Sports are running offering fun after school sports clubs including football, dodgeball and multisports.  Please see the poster below for more information.  There are currently spaces available for Key Stage 1 football, dodgeball and multi-sports.  If your child would like to join, sign up now!

To book places please follow this link:  https://www.jssports-education.co.uk/ecc-order-118736471 

Lost Property

Although only a few weeks into the new school year, we have already accumulated a vast amount of lost property (mainly school uniform). Unfortunately the five crates pictured below represent only a small proportion of the lost property – and none of it is named. Please remember to name all of your child’s clothes.  This way we are able to return any items found to their owners.  Please also check that after washing the name is still clear enough to read.

Bike to School Week

Bike to School Week takes place  next week 27th September – 1st October.  During the week families are encouraged to cycle or scoot to school and beyond.  We are taking part and staff are planning activities and challenges for the children.  Parents/carers can enter a prize draw to win a Frog bike and access more information about Bike to School Week – see the link below. 

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/bike-to-school-week-pledge/ 

You are also be able to access a helpful checklist to ensure your bike is roadworthy:

Bike To School Week 2021 — Get ready! (sustrans.org.uk)

Please get involved and join in

Vacancies for Lunchtime Play Leaders

We are currently advertising to recruit additional Lunchtime Play Leaders to join our friendly staff team.  Please see a copy of the job advert below.   Please do share this with anyone you know who may be interested, we would be pleased to hear from you.

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. 

IMPORTANT DATES - Is your child:-

  • Starting Primary (Reception) or Junior Schools (Year 3) for September 2022 – Online application process opens 10th September 2021 and closes 15th January 2022.
  • Due to transfer from Primary (Year 6) to Secondary (Year 7) for September 2022 - Online application process opens 10th September 2021 and closes 31st October 2021.

Going up to Secondary School

Parents of children in Year 6 should have received information about applying for a place at secondary school.  Please note the important dates above.  The Local Authority have also produced a poster and a useful guide for parents whose children will be moving up to secondary school:

Parents of all year 6 children and parents of children in year 5 who have an EHCP are invited to attend online ‘Going up to Secondary School’ events (to be held via Microsoft Teams).  These take place in September/October and aim to provide parents with information about the transition from primary to secondary school, including the application process as well as information and strategies on how parents can support their children during the move.  (n.b. We have been advised that there is an error on the confirmation of booking.  Please ignore the Wisbech location – all events are online). Please see the flyer below for details of dates and times:

Bottisham Village College invite parents and children in year 6 to attend forthcoming open events on 30th September.  Please find more information and a booking form via the links below:

Open Letter: https://www.bottishamvc.org/images/uploads/documents/Open_Year_6_letter_to_parents_and_carers.pdf

 

30th September Tour Letters: https://www.bottishamvc.org/images/uploads/documents/Opening_Evening_Sep21.pdf

 

Online Tour Booking Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeisV_j8RNlHKZcAqyCCA8h8u1QvrorKgJFM8wqJM3hh1Om6Q/viewform

 

Netherhall School has asked us to share details of a forthcoming Open Evening for parents and children on Thursday 7th October.  Please see poster and letter below.

Reception Families

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Child Programme would like to share the following information with our reception families:

 

Getting Ready for Change – Reception Year

Starting school or education is a wonderful and exciting time. To help families give their children the best start for this transition, local NHS clinicians with the help of families have created a simple flyer that can be your ‘Getting Ready for Change’ checklist. This is for all reception aged children that have just started school/education.

It covers lots points from hearing and eyesight through to emotional health and behaviour. The flyer also provides links to approved information and support.

You can access the flyer by using this link: www.bit.ly/grfc1-flyer

Fulbourn Forum

Please see the newsletter below from Fulbourn Forum with information about forthcoming activities.

 

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.

Half Term Activities

South Cambs District Council are running half term sports camps for children in years 3 – 9.  Please see the posters 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 of 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 a number of 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.

 

School Meals

School Meals now provided by Leicestershire Traded Services and payment for meals should be made through Parent Pay.

  •  All meal balances have all been transferred from MCAS
  • Facility for payment of school meals on MCAS has now closed.  We will however continue to use MCAS for other payments into school.
  • A reminder that we no longer accept Cash/Cheque payments for anything in school.

 

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:

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