Weekly News Page
Friday 14th January 2022
There have been some definite signs that it is winter over the past week! The children have enjoyed exploring the school grounds looking for signs of winter and have produced some beautiful artwork and amazing poems.
Take a look at some of the learning from Year 1 & 2 this week. Click the image to see more in the gallery.
As you will be aware, as anticipated, the number of positive cases of Covid in school have increased considerably this week. The vast majority of these cases have been picked up through lateral flow testing at home and in many cases children have been asymptomatic. Please continue to support school by carrying out regular LFD testing at home. Thankfully, most children are not reported to be suffering too much, however it is continuing to affect staff which ultimately affects the education we can offer.
Although it is now not necessary to have a confirmatory PCR Test following a positive lateral flow, the guidance still states:-
If anyone has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, they are strongly advised to take a PCR test, not a LFD test. If someone with symptoms has already taken an LFD test for any reason and the result is positive, they do not need to take a follow-up PCR test.
NHS Update: Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19
From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.
The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.
If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.
Further information on self-isolation for those with COVID-19 is available.
Messages to School - School Pick Up
Please ensure that messages about school pick ups are communicated either in person to class teachers or via email. If a change happens during the day please contact the school office - teachers will not be checking their emails as they are teaching. We are not allowed to let children go home with another parent without consent - this is to safeguard all children.
The new menu is now in place. Please see attached.
Next week is week 3
Notes from the Teachers
Year 1 & 2
This term's topic is 'Brilliant Britain'. You can find out more about what the children will be learning by looking at the 'Parent Overviews' on the KS1 page.
Foundation Stage (Reception)
We have a high number of children isolating in Reception. Therefore next week we will be uploading the learning onto our web page rather than emailing parents individually. Learning can be found on the 'Weekly Home Learning' page. Please see the latest Weekly Newsletter on the Foundation Stage page with everything you need to know about learning in Reception.
Parents in School - Book Look Postponed
We had hoped to invite parents into school at the end of this half term for a 'book look' in classes on 10th Feb. Unfortunately, due to the current situation with Covid we have taken the decision to postpone this. We are hopeful that we may be in a position to reschedule this later in the spring term. We will keep you updated.
Dates for the Diary
Thurs 27 Jan - Reception Balance Bike Training in school
Fri 28 Jan - Reception Balance Bike Training in school
February Half Term: 14th Feb- 18th Feb
The school term dates for the year can be found here
Athletics club for children in S10 - details here.
Stumperlowe Park Road