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Friday 27th November 2020

This Week

Here are some lovely photos from this week.

                           

Christmas Wrapping design in Baltic                                   

Smoothies – delicious!

 

Christmas Plans!

We have some exciting plans for Christmas!

Each class will be creating a magical Christmas display in one of their windows. We will then arrange for all classes to go on a walking tour to see everyone’s efforts.

We hope to make the school sparkly and bright with some lights on the site.

Keep your eyes on SeeSaw to see what our Christmas elves in December are getting up to.

There will be different (but still lovely) Christmas lunch option in class on the last day (Friday 18th)– details to follow.

We also hope that a certain visitor from the North Pole may be able to make an appearance.

All this, plus a Panto!

 

Cinderella

Q.  What did Cinderella say when the chemist mislaid her photos?

A: Some day my prints will come.

As Christmas approaches, we're thinking of ways to celebrate in ways that are as normal as possible, whilst staying safe.  This year, we're not able to go to the pantomime, but we are hugely grateful to the PTfA for having the brilliant idea of bringing the pantomime to school!  The PTfA have kindly funded access to an online production of Cinderella.  Classes will watch in school and any children isolating at home will be able to watch Cinderella from 10th December to 30th December.  We're very grateful to them for this generous donation and will ensure that popcorn is available!  

 

Virtual Community Event

The Governing Body is hosting a Virtual Community Event to be held on Wednesday 2nd December at 5pm.

This will be an opportunity to hear Co-Headteachers Beci McCaughran and Claire Pickard discuss the many successes and challenges of life at Fulbourn Primary, since the school's full reopening in September.

To book a place or submit a question for discussion please email office@fulbourn.cambs.sch.uk by 5pm on Monday 30th November.

We hope to see many of you there.

 

Cool to be Kind

Last week 16th to 20th November was Cool to be Kind week. This replaced the traditional Anti-Bullying week and all classes thought about how small acts of kindness can really make a difference. Children of all ages showed how kind they could be, from checking a classmate was OK when they looked sad, helping each other to tie on aprons for painting, fixing a friend's broken model, fetching a chair for an adult without being asked, drawing a picture for a friend who looked sad and doing some fabulous tidying. Sasha in Daintree class produced a PowerPoint to show her acts of kindness.

Remember that small acts of kindness can have a massive effect – keep on being kind.

 

Class birthday celebrations

Given the situation, we know that some children will not have had the birthday celebrations that they would have hoped for this year. So on the last Friday of each month, we will be doing a class birthday celebration. Today was the first one and was for all those children whose birthdays were in September, October and November (yes, we were a bit late to the party!). We hope everyone had a fantastic time today. December birthdays will be celebrated on Friday 18th December as part of our festive celebrations.

 

Keep your distance…

In order to prevent unnecessary contact between class bubbles, please can children and parents ensure that children from different bubbles keep apart at the beginning and at the end of the school day. Some children from different bubbles have been playing games such as tag in the carpark or driveway, which in the event of a positive Covid case could lead to unnecessary widespread closures of bubbles. Thank you so much for your understanding and co-operation.

 

Moving into Tier 2

As we move from lockdown into Tier 2 we will of course be reviewing staffing and procedures. We will share more information next week.

 

Goodbye… and Hello.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Hannah Taylor who is leaving us today after volunteering at the school.

We are very excited to say that two new volunteers will be starting next week. Merrick Eldridge will be volunteering in Mediterranean class and Shelly Palazzo will be in Atlantic class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you (or anyone you know) are interested in volunteering with the school, please contact the School Office.

 

Online Safety

We have been made aware of a disturbing child-abduction horror film that is currently going viral on ‘Tik-Tok’ and ‘You Tube’, some 9 years after its initial release.

Children and young people are naturally curious, especially when influenced by their peers to go online, however the content of such films contain violence, abuse and can be extremely distressing to viewers. 

Our advice to parents/carers is to sensitively check in with your children, particularly if they have been showing behavioural changes or seem upset or withdrawn. Do this by having an open conversation and suggest that you’ve heard there is some disturbing content being circulated online or via TikTok and ask if they’ve heard of anything like that? This is the best way to open an indirect conversation that enables your child to talk to you about any concerns without inciting them or their friends to seek out the actual content. Please ensure that children and young people in your care know who they can talk to if they come across something that upsets or distresses them online.

 

PTFA update

Upcoming events:

4th December: Virtual Quiz: This will be a wonderful way to (virtually) get together for a bit of healthy competition and a few giggles along the way! Teams need to be registered in advance as soon as possible for this event to go ahead. Register your team here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAZ__psS9jxUMlk2M0Y3SlJHUEQxNjJaWU9FN0U5NkxHNC4u&fbclid=IwAR0Gf9zoIZIX-Tk0o28CBsPu9aqx3qNKTZriChpff2QMU9tvcybjhLGIamA

PLEASE NOTE: Every member of the team will need to complete the form to ensure the organising team have contact details for everyone wishing to access the quiz.

18th December: Christmas Jumper day. No cash donation requested but if you find you have a few ££ to spare please do feel free to donate via either of the JustGiving links below – every little helps! J

Ways to support fundraising:

  • If you have started your Christmas shopping, the following websites enable you to select Fulbourn Primary PTfA as your charity and a percentage of your spend directly to the PTfA:

Easy Fundraising (https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fulbournprimaryptfa/)

AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.co.uk)

 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fulbournschool

 

Winter Mini Challenge 2020

Want to get your children motivated to read over the winter?

In more normal times the local library has run reading challenges with the children. This year The Reading Agency's Winter Mini Challenge will run online from 1st December to 15 January. 

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/news/general/winter-mini-challenge-20
 

Fulbourn Winter Lights Walking Tour

Bringing a little sparkle to the village this December, over 45 households are lighting up their homes for us to enjoy. To make sure you don't miss out on any, visit the Fulbourn Arts website https://fulbournarts.wordpress.com/fulbourn-winter-festival/  to see a map showing the location of all the lights. Lights will be up from Saturday 28th November through December. 

 

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