Weekly Bulletin - Friday 21st January
Congratulations to the winners of this week's Suduko challenge - Chloe, Joy and Jean!
This week has been a very active week! There was a great buzz in Year 1, as we played our first competitive football matches. We won 2:0 against Corpus Christi and drew 1:1 against Coombe Hill. Everyone looked very smart in their kits and had a great time! Twenty two Year 5 children (Gazelle class) also engaged in bikeability lessons, even venturing onto the roads, suitably dressed in bright high visibility jackets. Next week it is Antelope class’ turn. Each of these activities are a lovely sign of returning to normality once more.
Keeping everyone safe
We really welcome the reassurance that the number of cases is reducing and the hope of removal of restrictions. However, we are still experiencing a high number of cases in the school and we wish to minimise any spread. We have therefore decided to continue with the use of masks in our communal spaces for a little longer and we would encourage adults to do the same at drop off and collection.
We are also seeing a number of stomach bugs. We will therefore be encouraging everyone to be very vigilant about hand washing. If your child has used their own hand sanitiser in the past, they are welcome to bring some in again.
COVID - Current Isolation Rules
This change came into effect in England on Monday 17 January and applies to all positive cases, regardless of vaccination status.
People who are self-isolating with COVID-19 have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with an 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 test 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.
E.g. If your child tested positive on Monday but tests negative on Saturday and Sunday then they can return to school the following Monday.
Micropigs Weekend Care
We still need parent volunteers to feed our pigs at the weekends, as our rota currently has a lot of empty spaces. If you can help, please let the office know.
Nourish Sudoku Challenge
Congratulations to the winners Chloe, Joy and Jean - they will be presented with their prizes by the Nourish Team next week.
Half term touch typing course at St Joseph's Primary School, Kingston
We have been made aware of a touch typing course taking place in February half term for 7 – 16 year olds at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. If this would be of interest to you, please see the attached flyer for further information.
Closing date for Nursery Applications 2022
Please note that the closing date for Nursery applications is Friday, 4th March 2022. We are offering tours at 9:30am on 31 January and 21 February 2022. Please contact the office to book a place.
Key Dates - Spring 2022
- Monday 24th - Friday 28th January - Y5 Bikeability
- Monday 24th January - Y2 Great Fire of London Workshops
- Friday 4th February - Y3/4 Choir Cluster Concert at Rose Theatre