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Dear Parents and Carers

21/10/2020

The children have been enjoying taking part in the Sponsored Bounce. Thank you to our wonderful PTA and thosewho have made it possible counting the bounces.

As I write this, with just two days to go to half-term, I am hoping that we will get to Friday without any positive Covidcases in our school community. I also hope that, despite all the restrictions, you are still able to enjoy the break. Wehave an inset day on Monday 2 nd November so look forward to seeing your children again on Tuesday 3 rd November.Do please remember to follow the guidance and try to avoid contracting the virus over the half-term break to enableus to have another full half-term of school in the lead up to Christmas. Could I also remind you to please wear a facemask when you come to collect your children and are waiting in line for them?

Whole school projectOur whole school project this term will celebrate the diversity and different cultures we find in our school. Childrenare being asked to do their project on a culture of their choice but we would love it to be a celebration of your ownculture or of where your family history has ties, or from a culture with which you have close links. Children canhowever look at any culture they choose.

School Street VolunteersWe hope you have been enjoying the new school street over the last few weeks. You may have heard via your classreps that the council has cameras on order to enforce the school street but until they arrive some additionalvolunteers are needed to help out at the barrier. Volunteering can easily be combined with picking up or droppingoff and the morning or afternoon session can be shared. Many thanks to those who have volunteered in the initialstages of this scheme – I know you would appreciate some support. 

School lunches We are planning to resume our offer of a hot school lunch after half-term. Changes from home packed lunch toschool meals should have been sent to Mrs Prendergast by last Friday. If you wish to change your child’s mealarrangement please email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., although it might now not be possible to change until thesecond week back as the food order has been submitted to our caterers.

Values Champions:Our Reception classes have been focusing on demonstrating the value of Love through kindness. Zebra's valueschampions last week were Jacob and Danae and Giraffe’s were Lujain and Theo.The rest of the school focused on showing our value of Aspiration through showing courage. Our values championswere: Anthony, Emanuel, Emily, Leo, Harry, Jeremias, Dolly, Bamdad, Harry, Emma, David, Laure, Marcus, Nina, Ben,Victoria, Bea, Izzy, Kitty, Jack, Dylan and Matthew.

House Cup for team points: Pankhurst     Attendance: Overall 98.67 % Eagles & Leopards 100%

Pupil Safety and Dark NightsOn Saturday night the clocks go back an hour and summer time ends. Road traffic collisions increase by 20% in thefortnight after the time change. Sadly, some of those collisions will involve child pedestrians and cyclists. Childrenunder-16 are one of the most vulnerable groups of road users.The resources below may help you to remind your children about road safety.Teaching Road Safety: A Guide for Parents https://www.rospa.com/media/documents/road-safety/teaching-road-safety-a-guide-for-parents.pdfKeeping children safe during lockdown and beyond - Parents’pack https://www.capt.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=44e36e43-bd5e-4dd0-acae-e040f37fe2ef