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.
The parent forum met this week and discussed a range of useful ideas and questions.
Full details of the meeting can be found below.
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.
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:
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.
ACS, our cleaning contractors have a vacancy for a cleaner.
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.
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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.
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:
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:
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.