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Friday 7th May 2021

Our Learning This Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning drop-off and late arrivals

Please can we ask that social distancing is maintained at all times whilst waiting for your child to start their school day. If you child comes to school on their own, please remind them that they need to line up close to their allocated gate with the rest of their class bubble to wait for their teachers’ arrival.

 

We are getting increasing numbers of students arriving late in the morning. We cannot stress how disruptive this is to the class and staff members. We completely appreciate that, on occasion, delays can occur. Thank you so much for your support.

 

School Uniform (including PE kits)

Last week we advised parents that as from 10th May we expect all children to come to school in the correct uniform.   As a further reminder:   Any jumper/sweatshirt must be in the school colour with no logos apart from the school crest. Hoodies are not allowed. PE kit should be either the school PE T-shirt (or plain white / jade green) with plain, dark (black/navy) shorts or tracksuit bottoms with no logos (football kits are not allowed). On uniform days, shoes/trainers must be black.

 

Please ensure that from the 10th May your child has everything they need in school.

 

You are able to purchase uniform from our school uniform supplier:   Big Fish.

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After School Clubs and Music Tuition

We are very pleased to let you know that JS Sports will soon be offering multi sports clubs after school on Mondays for Year 5 children and on Tuesdays for Year 6 children.  Please look out for further information.  We are also very pleased to be making arrangements to enable music tuition to recommence for individual children, more information to follow. 

 

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.

 

School Streets – Urgent request for volunteers

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, we are keen for School Streets to start in the next few weeks. We need more volunteers to get the scheme up and running. If you know of any members of the wider Fulbourn community who also might be interested, please do let them know about it.

 

Benefits include the opportunity for all year groups to be able to bring bikes / scooters to school, increase safety for our school community, greater social distancing at the gates, and a reduction in traffic fumes and congestion around our school.

 

Citizenship Day 2021

Every year we hold a Citizenship Day in school.  This has ranged from experiencing different cultures and countries, an animal themed day and a taste of elections and democracy. 

 

Last year's theme of Me in My Community had to be postponed due to the pandemic, but we would like to run a virtual day on 21st May this year with a focus on the environment.  If any parent has the time and the expertise to present something live or recorded on Zoom or similar relating to this theme, Mrs Richman would love to hear from you (e.g. caring for our world, our local environment, disposing of waste, reducing consumption). To contact Mrs Richman for more information or to offer your help, please email the School Office.

 

Lunchtime Job Vacancies

Our new lunchtime provider is currently advertising two vacancies to join the team working at Fullburn Primary School.  Please click here for more information.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Foster for us today and show why you care!

A message from Cambridgeshire County Council

Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are supporting this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign (10th – 23rd May) and urging people to consider fostering as a career. We particularly need carers who can support children and young people between 10 -15 years old, sibling groups of brothers & sisters and short breaks Link foster carers.

 

Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s largest foster care awareness raising campaign and aims to show the positive impact foster care has made on young people’s lives. Foster carers accomplish incredible things every day, and despite the practical and emotional challenges from coronavirus, foster carers continue to provide day-to-day support, love and stability to children and young people who can’t live with their birth families.

We want to hear from anyone who is over 21, has a spare bedroom and the love and dedication to help our young people. We offer round the clock out of hours’ support should you need it, a dedicated supervising social worker who will provide regular supervision and support and generous pay and benefits. Register today at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/fostering or call 0800 052 0078.

 

Why not find out more by coming to our virtual information session on the 26th May from 6-8pm.

Please click here to email the team.

 

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 Update

The AGM is booked for 26th May, 8pm and will either be via Zoom or in the pub garden of the Six Bells. We will confirm location once we have details of the latest changes to covid restrictions and once we know what the weather will be doing.

The current PTfA will be stepping down at this meeting and the PTfA cannot continue fundraising until a new committee steps in. If you would like more information on any of the PTfA roles, please email us.

Upcoming events:

19th - 20th June: Open Gardens:

A handful of gardens will be opened (following Government guidelines) as part of this wonderful community event. Visitors are welcome to explore and enjoy some of the wonderful village gardens. More details to follow.

Ways to support fundraising:

  • The Fulbourn School Lottery is now up and running and we have had our first winner - congratulations to Amy C. For your chance to win a local prize (min £20) or even the £25,000 jackpot, please visit http://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

Athletics & Netball Half Term camps

South Cambridgeshire District Council is running 2 sports camps over the May half term. For more information, click on the posters below.

Dynamos Cricket Coaching

Fulbourn Cricket Club is delighted to offer the all-new Dynamos Cricket programme for 8-11 year olds.  This is a new programme to complement the All Stars course we have run in recent years for 5-8 year olds.  It will run on Thursdays 6.15-7.15 from 20th May for 8 weeks with a break at half term.  Whilst we will be teaching children some of the basics of cricket, the emphasis is on fun and making it as inclusive as possible. It is not necessary that children have been to the All Stars programme previously, but for those who have, Dynamos will focus more on developing core cricket skills and playing matches within the group. Apart from being great fun, participants will receive all the kit they need and plenty more besides - please see the flyer below for more details.

 

Please click here to sign up.

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