The Youth Sports Trust are starting a new After School Club, completely virtually! The club will be led by Athlete Mentors from different backgrounds, abilities and sports. The first session will take place on Thursday 12 November at 5pm, with the world’s number one female inline skater and ten times British Champion, Jenna Downing!
Every day at 5pm from 16 November until 18 December, children and young people can join in with the live broadcast for free on our YouTube channel.
The different daily themes are below:
A letter from The Bucks School Nurse Team regarding this year's flu vaccinations.
The Buckinghamshire Immunisation Team has moved to on-line consent for all school immunisations.
Please click on the letter to download, detailing all the relevant links required. Please ensure that you complete your child’s form as soon as possible, and at the latest by the date indicated.
You are requested to complete a form to either consent OR decline this immunisation.
This year, if you or a member of your household are on the NHS Shielded Patients list and the whole household attends the GP surgery for flu vaccination, please ensure that you complete a consent form declining the immunisation at school indicating that your child has been vaccinated at the surgery.
Buckinghamshire Immunisation Team
As we approach another lockdown it is essential that we protect our community and we need your help to do this.
Time: Please pick up and drop off at the allocated times. We will do our best to bring siblings out to you so that you are not waiting around. Ideally, we want to get into the position that you come and go quickly from the school site so that you are not mixing with others. If your child walks to school on their own please ensure that they arrive at the correct time, and not early so that they can socialise with their friends.
Face: We would encourage you to wear a face mask. If you need to talk to a member of staff, please call the school office and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.
Space: Please give each other space! Remember, you should only be mixing with one other person from another household from Thursday. So therefore, school drop off and collection times are not to be seen as a social occasion.
Change of Circumstances
As we continue to deal with the pandemic it may be that your circumstances change. If you are struggling with money please let us know and we may be able to provide some food parcels, or you may qualify for free school meals. These are very difficult times and there is no shame in asking for help if you need it.
The weather is getting cooler, but, as with every school in the country, we continue to follow Government guidance by having our doors and windows open to provide the ventilation needed to reduce transmission of the virus.
I know that you will have understandable concerns about the impact of this upon your children. In order to help keep them warm, our approach to school uniform is going to change. This will be effective from Monday 9th November. You may choose to send your children to school in one of the following:
Miss J Digweed
We will be selling Remembrance Day items in school from tomorrow. Children will be able to purchase items in class, subject to stock. All donations received will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal . Children must bring in the correct money as we are unable to give any change.
Items available are:
Zip Pull - 50p
Pencil - 50p
Poppy Reflector - 50p
Sharpener - £1
Wrist Band - £1
Snap Band - £1
‘Helping Hand’ – Buckinghamshire Council’s commitment to children in need over half term
Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 this year, Buckinghamshire Council is supporting pupils who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals and are committed to ensure that no child in need goes hungry.
The council with our partners in the voluntary sector have already spent over £180,000 on food for families in need. In addition, we already have plans to develop a number of longer term programmes to assist the most vulnerable, with programmes aimed at early intervention, manage family finance and with £120,000 committed to schemes to help residents grow their own food, if they can, and learning how to cook healthy food on a low budget.
This autumn half term we want to ensure that families across Bucks, with children eligible for free school meals, know how to access the wide range of support that is available. Buckinghamshire has a strong voluntary and community sector which is active in supporting vulnerable families. Our ‘Helping Hand’ team can help direct people to the support that is right for them. This may be from the voluntary or community sector or direct from the council. If anyone is worried about food over half term, and not sure what help is available, please contact the council’s ‘Helping Hand’ support line on 01296 395000, and someone will be ‘on hand’ to help you. This programme is funded by joint support from the Government’s Hardship Fund provided to local councils over the summer and Buckinghamshire Council.
Martin Tett, Leader of the Council, said “We don’t want any child in Buckinghamshire to go hungry this holiday. As a council we are committed to ensuring that does not happen. We know how fantastic our communities are with supporting each other during times of crisis, there is lots of local support available. We also know it isn’t always that easy to know where to turn, so I would encourage anyone with a child who is eligible for free school meals and is worried, to contact us so we can ensure they can get access to the support they need. We are here and can offer that practical help, including links to supermarkets if needed too.”
We missed our class assemblies so much we decided to start them virtually! Here is the first class up, Morpurgo!
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
We have had an amazing start to the school year, with all the children settling into the routines very quickly.
As you already are aware, the children stay in their class bubble for most of the day - except at break and lunchtimes when they are allowed to mix as a year group. This has been a great success as the children have so much space on the playground!
All of the new routines are working really well apart from one – the staggered start and finish times. These seem to be causing confusion and mean that siblings have to start earlier than the rest of their class. We would like to change them slightly so that more children start at the same time.
From Monday14th September the new start times will be:
Years 3 and 6 = 8.40am Years 4 and 5 = 8.50am.
The school gates will not be opened until 8.40am so please avoid sending your child early. Children will not be supervised by school staff until 8.40am.
We are going to restart the breakfast club from Monday 14th September 2020! To reduce the number of children mixing we are going to keep the children in their year group bubbles for breakfast club.
From Monday 14th September we will be changing our finish times slightly to make the end of the day smoother and quicker.
Year 3 and 6 = 3.10pm Years 4 and 5 = 3.20pm
After School Child Care
Our after-school club will continue to run until 4.30pm. Places must be booked in advance and paid for; each session is £3.50.
We hope that these changes will make things easier for everyone and we will continue to review the start and finish times regularly.
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