Newsletter 06.12.21

Diary Dates

Reception Learning Consultation – 7th December 3:45 – 5:45

Carol concert for children and staff only – Thursday 9th December 10 am

Live stream for parents: link will be sent out via Marvellous Me and Groupcall text

4P Learning Consultation – 9th December 4-6pm

Flu vaccinations for children with parental consent – 10th December

Reception and Y6 height and weight check (by school nurse) – Monday 13th December

Christmas dinner – Wednesday 15th December

School closes – Friday 17th December

Training day for staff only – Tuesday 4th January

School opens to children - Wednesday 5th January

Academy photographs on site - 12th January

 

Christmas Performances

Unfortunately, we will be unable to have parents attending the Christmas performances to help all of our community have a safe and happy holiday with their loved ones, plus support the national effort to help reduce the risk of infection and protect the NHS.

However, we will record the KS1 and YR performances and share them on our school website.

Any parents who have signed the form saying they do not give permission for their child to appear in a video on the school website will be personally contacted (by office staff) to see if they would like to give permission for this to happen, on this particular occasion. Otherwise, the child will not be able to take part in the performance.

 

Protecting the Community against Covid

This year, all of us would like to be able to spend our Christmas holidays with family and friends.

Many children are currently presenting with tummy ache and sickness which can be a symptom of coronavirus in children. Your child will need to be absent form school for 48 hours if they have been sick but it would also be advisable to get a PCR test for them, as they may be at risk of spreading respiratory virus infections. They will only need to isolate if the test result comes back positive.

Book a test: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/get-tested-for-coronavirus/

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19.

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • wear a face mask in crowded, communal areas areas (e.g. on school site)
  • have a PCR test if a close contact or family household member test positive. You do not need to isolate until your test is reported as positive (if you are double vaccinated.)

 

 

Have you applied for a Reception school place for September 2022?

If you have a nursery aged child who will be four by August 31st 2022, then families can now apply for places and applications can be made up until 15th January 2022 using the link below.

If places are not applied for it could mean your child doesn’t get the school place you would prefer.

If you are unsure what to do please speak to Lisa, Sharon or Chris.

 

Making a realistic application | Apply for Reception / Primary school | Birmingham City Council

 

Bring it on Brum! Birmingham Christmas Holiday Activity Programme

Funded by the Department for Education it is a Holiday Activity and Food Programme, that's helping children, young people and their families who access free school meals to have active, fun-filled and healthy school holidays in local schools.

The website has all of information on the winter programme so ready on and check it out.

www.BringitonBrum.co.uk

Christmas Dinner in school – Wednesday 15th December

Must be booked on Parent Pay by Tuesday 14th December, even if your child receives Free School Meals.

 

On Wednesday 15th December, children do not need to wear school uniform, but can wear Christmas colours, jumper or an outfit instead. This will be free of charge and a great way for staff and children to celebrate together.

 


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