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!
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
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.
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.
We are currently recruiting for a part time Child and Family Worker. Further Information can be found here on our website.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Fulbourn Community Aid are continuing to offer support during the pandemic. They can:
Contact them via:
Ways to support fundraising:
Please find attached July’s edition of the newsletter.