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Friday 2nd July 2021

Our Learning This Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Days 2021

 

Over the coming weeks our phase sports days will be taking place at school. Each phase will have an allocated day of activity bases and class games.

 

Monday 12th July- Year 3/4

Thursday 15th July- Year 1 and Year 2

Friday 16th July- Year 5 and Reception

Tuesday 20th July- Year 6

 

All children will need to wear their PE uniform on this day. Please make sure that your child brings a hat, sun cream, and a drink bottle as activities will take place outside.

 

We are sorry that due to the current restrictions parents will not be able to attend Sports Day this year. Staff will be taking lots of photos to share with families on Seesaw!

 

Parent Forum 

We are very pleased to introduce the parents who have joined our new parent forum: 

Sarah Davies  Vicky Simons

 

 Dawn Stewart  Katie Morrish

 

 Kim Howell  Sarah Boyd

 

 Sarah Medley

 

We are looking forward to meeting and working together. 

 

Our next parent forum meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th July.  We would very much like to hear from you if you have anything that you would like the parent forum to discuss – your input and thoughts are very important to us.  Please speak to one of the parent forum members to share anything you would like to raise.  

 

Goodbye for a little while

Mrs Rawlings Blackmore will be starting her maternity leave from the end of today. We send her all our best wishes and thank her for her amazing work supporting the school community from home.

 

Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for a part time Child and Family Worker.  Further Information can be found here on our website.

 

School Uniform

The final order date for uniform for this term is Sunday 11th July. It will arrive in school w/c 12th July. If the order is delivered to school, there is no additional delivery charge.

 

We will then resume with school uniform deliveries in September.

 

Website: Big Fish Schoolwear

Username: Fulbourn

Password: PatchworkHorse

 

Covid-19 symptoms and self-isolation

Can we remind families that if anyone in your immediate family (including any support bubble) shows one of the three Covid symptoms (loss/change to taste or smell, new, continuous cough or a high temperature), everyone is required to self-isolate and the symptomatic person must get an in-person PCR test (drive-in and walk-in centres give the quickest results). You must not use a rapid test (Lateral Flow Device) on anyone who is displaying symptoms. It would be most helpful if you could send us confirmation of the test result to the school office so we can update our records.

 

If a pupil develops symptoms in school, we will contact parents/guardians to come and immediately collect the pupil (plus any siblings). The symptomatic child must get an in-person PCR test and the family must self-isolate until confirmation of a negative test result or the period of isolation as advised by NHS track and trace has elapsed.

 

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.

 

Community Covid Testing

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. Community testing in Fulbourn is currently very low. Please remember that if you (or anyone in your household) has a new & continuous cough, loss/change to taste and/or smell or a high temperature, you must get an in person COVID test – rapid tests are only for those people not showing any symptoms.

 

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.

 

Music Lessons

Rebecca Moulton, one of our music teachers, is opening bookings for lessons in recorder, flute, clarinet, singing, piano, aural and theory for September. She also hopes to resume the recorder group. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Book Sale

The local library is having a book sale this Saturday from 9.30-12.00 in the car park of the Swifts, Haggis Gap. Unfortunately, if it rains, the event will be postponed. Children’s books will be 30p each (or 4 for £1).

 

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

Ways to support fundraising:

  • The Fulbourn School Lottery is now up and running. To be in with a chance of winning a local prize, a £100 B&Q gift card or even the £25,000 jackpot, please visit: www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and search for ‘Fulbourn Primary’ to take part.
  • 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

 

Cambridgeshire Safer Schools Newsletter

Please find attached July’s edition of the newsletter.

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