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Friday 9th 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.

 

We are sorry that, in order to reduce the chance of classes needing to close before the Summer, parents will not be invited to attend Sports Day this year. Staff will be taking lots of photos to share with families on Seesaw! The dates for the sports events are:

 

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.

 

Well done to our Year 5 Maths Challenge team!

Earlier this week, our year 5 maths challenge team took place in the Final round of the Cambridgeshire maths challenge, having won their heat 2 weeks ago. After facing four challenging rounds of questions, our team finished joint first with 3 other schools - what an amazing achievement! The team then had to face a further four tie-breaker questions as the competition was so incredibly close, finishing third overall! Congratulations Felicity, Jack, Neel and Luke - we are very proud of you all.

 

Parent Forum

The parent forum met this week and discussed a range of useful ideas and questions.

Full details of the meeting can be found below.

 

Topics included:

  • Communication systems for the parent forum
  • A review of plans and draft communications about September opening
  • Concerns about dangerous driving and inappropriate language used at the school gate
  • Questions about the new lunchtime provider

 

We are very grateful to all of the parent forum members for taking the time to meet with us, raise and discuss important issues, questions and ideas for the school community.  Please click here to email the parent forum group.   Please note that if you have an urgent question, one which relates to safeguarding, or which is specific to your child, please email the school directly.

Lateness = Lost Learning

Did you Know?

If your child is 5 minutes late for school every day, this is the equivalent to approximately 3 days of lost learning.

 

It is important that children arrive in school on time every day for several reasons:

  • It is the legal responsibility of parent/carers to ensure that children attend their registered school on time each day.
  • If a child is late, they miss important information about the day's activities.
  • A child that is late will miss schoolwork.
  • Children that arrive in good time for registration can talk to their friends before school and settle into the school day with them.
  • A child who is arriving late to school may feel sad, embarrassed, or unsettled.
  • A child that is late disrupts staff and other children.

 

We know that occasionally, children will be late for school and there will be a good reason. If this becomes a persistent issue, we would like to help you to support your child in getting to school on time and you should not hesitate to contact us or telephone the office and ask to speak with Nichola Grove or Kerry Middleditch.

 

Vacancies

ACS, our cleaning contractors have a vacancy for a cleaner.

School Uniform

The final order date for uniform for this term is this 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.

 

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

 

Tennis Summer Camp

My Name is Matt and I am the Head Coach at Fulbourn Tennis Club. We are so pleased to announce that we will now be running Tennis Camps at Fulbourn during the Summer Holidays. Our Camps will focus on developing simple A,B,C’s (agility, balance, co-ordination) the basic tennis shots and most of all… lots of FUN. 

 

These will run on:

July - Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th

August - Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th

The cost is £40 for a week

 

Here is the signup link:

https://overandin.com/tennis/school-holiday-tennis-camps/fulbourn-holiday-camps/

 

Girls Football taster this Sunday

Cambridge City Ladies and Girls FC will be running FREE taster session for girls aged 5-12 at Cambridge Rugby Club on Sunday 11th July 12:30-1:30pm. More details below.

 

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