23rd Oct 2020 - 08:40 james.heathershaw Category Newsletters THANK YOU A huge thank you to all parents/carers for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. All normal school practices eg, learning consultations, lunchtimes, after school clubs, swimming, covering staff has to be redesigned, to ensure we keep children safe, in school. 4W have thoroughly enjoyed returning to swimming lessons and the staff have remarked on how safe and careful Erdington Leisure Centre have been. So far, we have been extremely fortunate and no child or staff member has tested positive for covid. Therefore, we have not had to close school to any year group (bubble.) Hopefully, you and your children will have time to relax and recharge the batteries over half term. Just letting you know that Osborne Primary School - Birmingham are now registered with easyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself! These donations really mount up and make a BIG difference to us, so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign up and support us. It’s completely FREE and only takes a moment. You can find our easyfundraising page at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/osborneprimary/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_content=gs-e1 Thank you so much! Communication with Parents/Carers Letters will all be via e-mail or Marvellous Me. Only 4 families have told us they do not have an internet connection, so it is worrying that 38 parent /carers have not yet signed up. Please do so by requesting a form from the office. Attendance Our attendance target is 97% Thank you for all your hard work this half term. Overall attendance was 96.24% This is a great start to the school year! Well done to those classes who reached the target! 3AF - 98% 4C – 97.72% Almost at the target were 3F - 96.80% 4W - 96.82% 5FB – 96.80% Needing to catch up next half term, RS - 95.79% RD - 94.99% 1H - 94.90% 1DM - 95.94% and 6PH - 94.13% Home Learning All classes are being provided with weekly home learning tasks connected to literacy, maths and other curriculum areas. It is vital for your child to undertake these activities at home, as they allow them time to reflect on their knowledge and understanding, away from school. Staff can then assess how well your child can recall their knowledge and support them more effectively in the classroom. Please ensure your child completes the home learning on the school website: osborneprimaryschool.co.uk This is so important after the break in education during the lockdown. Support Available We’ve all been through a tough time with Covid-19 and lockdown and for many families it doesn’t get easier during the holidays, which is why these groups are here to help. Organisations have partnered to provide services and support, which might make life a little bit easier... Access support via: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/love Become a Birmingham Covid-19 Community Champion BCC is launching an initiative to help contain and prevent the spread of Coronavirus. If you live or work in Birmingham, you can become a COVID-19 Community Champion. The role of a COVID-19 Community Champion: To be a point of contact within your community (a street, a place of worship, a community organisation, a neighbourhood) To pass on key messages in appropriate ways, providing reassurance and an authoritative voice To encourage others to become Champions To help your community understand what it needs to do to stay safe To provide feedback to the Council and let us know what is and isn’t working To find out more and to sign up to become a Birmingham Covid-19 Community Champion, visit: https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50231/coronavirus_covid-19/2256/covid-19_health_champions CHILDREN IN NEED 2020 Friday 13th November - Non-Uniform Day – Rainbow Stripes Wear something stripy, or wear the colours of the rainbow. Suggested donation £1 via a Just Giving page. Details and the link for this will be sent out after half term Poppies It is always important to remember the cost of any war to the people who have experienced it. Therefore, we will be selling poppies and other stationery items in Y6, Y5, Y4, Y3 and Y2 only, after half term. Please send suggested donation of at least £1 for a poppy, by placing money in an envelope, with name of child, class and item required. (See second page of newsletter for prices of stationery. Poppy stationery suggested donations – Donate by placing money in an envelope, with name of child, class and item required.