Welcome back and happy Easter! I hope you had a lovely break and enjoyed some family time in the sunshine. A very brief note from me today, but there is lots more information to read below! Enjoy the weekend!
Photos from recent school events can be found on the school website here.
You will be aware that Covid guidance has changed nationally. Schools are no longer recording Covid guidance separately to other illness and so the guidance is as for any other illness - if your child has a temperature and appears too unwell to attend school, please keep them at home, but if they are well, they should attend school as normal. There is no longer a national requirement to test, but if you choose to do a Covid test which turns out to be positive, you are advised to keep your child at home for the following five days or until their temperature is back to normal. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about this.
Coffee and Conversation
Next Friday morning, there is coffee and conversation with the Headteacher after school drop off. All parents are welcome to attend and questions should be sent to the school office by the end of Wednesday please. If you cannot attend, please feel free to send in any general questions about the life of the school. Amongst other topics, we will be reviewing the school's RSHE / PSHE Policies which can be found here.
We wish you a happy weekend.
Year 4 Donations
Year 4 would be grateful for donations of copies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
Please book your child's school dinners at least 1 week in advance on Scopay.com.
KS2 AGT Science Webinars
Our pupils have the chance to take part in a series of Science webinars offered by ExpertEdLive, an online programme offering the opportunity to connect with expertise from across the UK and beyond. ‘Summer Science’ aims to offer some stretch and challenge to pupils in Key Stage 2 and to encourage conversations about Science between children and their parents. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend together with their child.
The series will be hosted Dr Becky Waldram, a materials engineer from Swansea University. Each week will feature intriguing problems that encourage scientific thinking and discussion of different approaches with input from scientific guests and the audience at home. Participants will also be able to submit their own scientific questions to be answered by our expert guests and attempt takeaway questions between events.
Sessions will be delivered as Zoom webinars on the following dates:
Wednesday 27th April 7.00-7.30pm
Wednesday 4th May 7.00-7.30pm
Wednesday 11th May 7.00-7.30pm
Wednesday 18th May 7.00-7.30pm
Wednesday 25th May 7.00-7.30pm
A brief trailer video is available here and parents may register here (places are limited). You may also register via their website: expertedlive.org/family
These 2 pupils made resin keychains and bracelets to sell at a Ukraine fundraising day. There was also a cake sale and in total the girls raised an amazing £718 from their items! Well done girls!
Teach South East
For information on Teach South East, please click here and here.
Kingston and Elmbridge Snorkelling Club
Kingston and Elmbridge Snorkelling Club are holding an open evening for children aged 8 and above who are interested in learning to snorkel and want to have a go. This will take place at Walton Xcel Centre on Tuesday 26th April between 19:30-20:30. You MUST please register at https://snorkelling.org.uk/membership/ to say you are coming. All equipment is provided, just bring your swimming costume!
Elmbridge Family Centres - Free Support & Advice
Please find attached flyer here on Elmbridge Family Centres - Free Support & Advice
Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed their trip to visit Kew Gardens to support their learning in Science. They discovered lots of interesting plants from all around the world and found out how they are adapted to the climate they live in. For more photos click here.
The Summer term clubs list is now available on our website for both Teacher led and External clubs. The link to the clubs page is here.
Please note there are changes to the Teacher led clubs
No Scooter Club
No Maths Games Club
No KS2 Computing Club
No Netball Club
No Football Club
There are some new clubs added
For external clubs please contact them directly.
Report your child's absence
Please notify the school office every day your child is absent from school before 9 am so we can adjust dinner figures etc. Please either ring the school office and leave a voicemail or email email@example.com. Thank you
Parents Association Notes
Our very popular Quiz Night will return on the evening of Friday 20th May! Please save the date, get your team together and come and join fellow parents for an evening of entertainment. Thank you to the parents who have come forward and volunteered to host on this event. We are looking forward to having the parent community together again!
Y1 Cake Sale
Thank you for all your support with this today. We raised £263.
We are working with the ‘Effingham Learning Partnership’ to host an event on the 28th March. The event is free to attend and we have 300 tickets total.
The event is entitled ‘Wellbeing Forum for Parents’ with a focus on ‘Managing Children’s anxiety & promoting online safety’. We have two amazing speakers for the evening and will start with refreshments at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. We have 180 tickets still available. You can book here. If we get a lot of interest then we will run the event a second time.
Parent Wellbeing Service
For more information on the Parent Wellbeing Service, please click here.
Parent Wellbeing Service, Barnardo's Referral Form
This form here is to be used by anyone referring a parent/carer to the Barnardo’s Parent Wellbeing Service outside of the CAMHS SPA referral pathway.
Healthy weight for children
Do you need help to achieve a healthy weight for your child? Please click here for more information.
Invite to ASD parent support group 2022
Support group for parents whose child is awaiting ASD assessment or just had a diagnosis. For more information and future dates please click the flyer here.
Sibling rivalry, healthy gaming habits, dealing with meltdowns and anxiety
Parents may find this useful. It has a very comprehensive range of information including sibling rivalry, healthy gaming habits, dealing with meltdowns and anxiety. Please click here
Wellbeing resources recommended by Dr Alison D'Amario, Educational Psychologist for the Xavier trust can be found here
'Supporting your Child's Wellbeing' Workshop - Please find presentation here from the workshop.