This year's Big Pedal, the UK's largest inter-school Cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge, will be taking place between 19th to 30th April and we are all invited to take part!
This year, the challenge is fronted by Dame Sarah Storey, British Paralympian and 38-time world champion in cycling and swimming.
The Big Pedal will see young people across the UK compete with one another to make the most journeys by cycling, walking, scooting or using a wheelchair. Let's get healthy and help reduce pollution with less car journeys!
To find out more, head to the Sustrans Big Pedal website:
We are hoping to go ahead with the 4-night residential visit to the Windmill Hill near Hailsham, Sussex from Monday 18th October – Friday 22nd October 2021. The visit includes a full programme of activities and is similar to those we have run in the past. The group will be accompanied by teaching staff from the school and fully qualified instructors at the centre supervise each activity. The cost will include travel to and from the PGL centre and full board while they are away. Whilst the trip is not essential for curriculum purposes, it provides an excellent opportunity for children to extend their learning and to refine their personal and social skills. A meeting for parents giving detailed arrangements will be held nearer the time.
The Year 6 residential trip is at beginning of the year to allow children to bond with their new teacher ready for the remainder of Year 6. It is also an opportunity for teachers to identify different strengths in children that we can build on throughout the year.
We would like to offer you a final chance to send your child and we need to confirm the numbers of pupils who would like to attend. Therefore, for the visit to take place a payment of £410.00 per child is required. If you have not already paid your deposit please pay a non-refundable deposit of £50.00 via School Money in order to secure a place by 31st March 2021. The full cost must be paid by monthly instalments of £60 a month (for 6 months) via School Money from April 2021 and fully settled by 30th September 2021, although we would appreciate it if payments could be made as early as possible. Cash and cheques will also be accepted. Cheques should be made payable to Buckinghamshire Council Receipts Account. If you receive Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit (not entitled to Working Tax Credit and with an income below £16040pa) please feel free to contact us if there are any difficulties involving the cost. Payments may also be made in more frequent smaller amounts but the balance must be settled by the end September.
Only a limited number of places are available and we ask that deposits are paid no later than 31st March 2021 to avoid disappointment.
Payments: £410 total
Non-refundable Deposit of £50 by 1st April
Six Monthly payments of £60 starting on 1/4/21 until 1/9/21 via School Money
Mr P Clifford
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
When we return to school next week, we will only have 3 and a ½ weeks left to the Easter holidays and so we need to think about uniform.
I feel we need to use common sense when thinking about uniform! At the moment things are difficult for most families and therefore, spending money on uniform is not sensible. So here are my thoughts on the exciting topic of uniform!
This term's Parent/Teacher Appointments will all be held over video call through the SchoolCloud website, here are the instructions for logging on to your appointment:
REMINDER: The meetings are not held over Teams
This term's parent/teacher appointments will take place on the last 2 days of this half term, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February. The appointments are for both parents and children to speak to their teachers at the end of the half term before the February break. The school will be closed between Monday 15th and Friday 19th February.
We have bought in a new system meaning all our appointments will be virtual and can be booked and accessed via the same website:
Parents will be sent an invite via email with a link to the website. You will need to login using your email and child's details. Should you have any problems logging in or think that we might not have the correct email address for you, please email the school office to for help.
You can find the guide about how to book here:
Once you have booked your appointment, you will use the same website to access the video call with the teachers, you will not need to log in to any other website/account.
If you are unable to attend any of the times that re available, please email your class teacher directly to arrange another time. Teachers emails all follow the format email@example.com eg firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Your appointment will appear on the website home screen when you are logged in and will be able to click the button to join the video call during your appointment time. All appointments are 10 minutes long and will display a timer at the top of the screen. Should you need longer to speak with a teacher, you are welcome to arrange a time with the teacher at the meeting.
Please see the document below or the video should you have any problems or queries regarding how to use the system:
Should you have any problems or queries, please email the class teachers or the school office for help regarding logging in.
Dear Parents and Carers,
We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time.
To help us make sure we’re providing the right support for you and your child, we’d like to know your thoughts on our approach to home learning. This will help us to make sure we’re meeting your needs and the needs of your children.
Please take the time to complete this survey below. It should take you only a few minutes to complete.
Please fill out the survey by Tuesday 2nd February.
Your replies will be treated in the strictest confidence. Your feedback is very important to us.
I hope you had a chance to enjoy the snow at the weekend and maybe even got to build a snowman! We are now into week 4 of children being educated remotely and I am so grateful for all your support.
Please remember that you are not alone; we are here if you need us and we will do our best to help. We have had many conversations with so many of you worrying that you aren’t doing enough at home and that your child will be behind. You need to stop worrying! Whenever the children return to school, we will get them back on track. Right now you need to just keep yourselves safe (and sane!) and do what you can manage. Don’t forget to keep in touch with your class teacher so that they can support you as much as they can.
Non-screen days and Parent meetings
In the last week of this half term we are going to have Thursday (11th Feb) and Friday (12th Feb) as non-screen days. The children will be given a range of activities that they can do independently, without input from their teacher. This will allow the teachers to be able to have a meeting with each parent and child to review how things are going. For these meetings we will be using a new system called School Cloud and we will be sending out details shortly on how to book your appointment on this system.
Half term (Key worker and vulnerable children provision)
At present we do not know what will be happening over half term and the government has said that they will be making a decision during the week beginning 8th February. If your child is currently using our in school provision please start to think about child care for half term as we may be closed.
Free School Meals
If your circumstances have changed you may now qualify for free school meals. If you feel that you may qualify please call us and we can check online for you.
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