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Autumn News Week 3 September 16th

Good morning,

Yesterday Pumas class helped to clear the crab apples off the school field- 9 bags worth! Well done to everyone but especially Matthew and Alfie.

Our pumpkins are now orange. I am about to trim the leaves from the plants so that the fruits ripen fully.

Attendance Challenge

Each week Mrs Bond looks at which class have the best attendance. The school average last week was 92.8% (our target is to maintain at least national average which for last year was 95%)

Any class reaching 100% attendance in a week will earn a non uniform day on Friday.

Jaguars class had the best attendance with 98%

We earned Team Points this week.

 

Gryffindor are in the lead- well done.


School Council Questions.

Why would you make a good member of the School Council?

How would you make our school a better place to learn?

Have a great day.

Mrs Mason

PE kit worn on PE days

Monday – Y2
Tuesday- Y3/4
Wednesday – Y5/6
Thursday – Y4/5
Friday – Y1

Autumn Term Key Dates

Year 6 Head Boy and Girl- staff nominations by Friday 18th ready for the great reveal on Monday 21st.

21st September- Curriculum Launch (Best of Britain) via TEAMS.

School Council- Class nominations and speeches taking place before September 22nd.

25th – Macmillan Staff Coffee morning. Parents virtual coffee morning quiz- donate 1.00.

28TH Museum week- Mrs Mason to share the museum with classes virtually.

Book Fair- 6th– 8th October- we will ask parents to pre-order online with children as well as do a display here.

19th– 23rd October Harvest Festival week- TEAMS assemblies and some form of collection of tinned goods which we will quarantine and donate (hopefully to local care home)

2nd- 6th November- Remembrance making poppy display for outside.

New routines and reminders

If you would like more information on safety in school please read the following DFE document.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools

 

  • School uniform worn.
  • No bags or book bags needed (yet)
  • Coats only needed if cold or wet.
  • Water bottles needed.
  • School lunches available. If your child is bringing a packed lunch please make sure they can open all bottles and packages themselves.
  • Please do not enter the site unless you have been asked to do so.
  • Please do not send your child to school or enter the site if you are feeling unwell.
  • After school clubs will not resume until at least January 2021.
  • A decision about resuming Breakfast Club will be taken at October 1/2 term.

Start dates reminder

These are staggered to allow us to safely and calmly bring all children back in. I do understand that the different timings are a challenge for some parents. Please be assured  that we have tried to minimise disruption to working parents as much as possible whilst following government safety guidelines. If you are experiencing difficulties I would urge you to speak to your employer as this is a situation where we all have to work together.

I have been asked if siblings can cross the site together. I am aware that larger schools with more entrance points are doing this however this is not a possibility for us.

EYFS transition dates

Wednesday 16th-Friday 18th- home at 1pm

21st Full day

Start and finish information.

Please read information on start and finish times. Click on this link to find this information. https://www.astreacastle.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Castle-Academy-Entry-and-exit-from-September-3rd-2020.pdf

FS2-  start between 8.40- 8.50 and finish at 2.40 pm. Parents are allowed on site to wait with their children near to the FS building.

Y1- start between 8.40-8.50   and finish at 2.45 pm.

Y2- start between   8.45 – 8.55 am and finish at 2.50 pm.

Jaguars- start between  8.35- 8.45 and finish at 3 pm. Parents are allowed on site to wait on the lower KS2 playgrounds.

Cougars- start between 8.25- 8.35 am and finish at 3.10 pm.

Pumas- start between 8.20- 8.30 am and finish at 3.15 pm.

School response in case of cases of Covid 19

Attendance

Please let us know if your child is unable to attend school- we then do not have to chase you. Thank you.

Please see link to our updated attendance policy

https://www.astreacastle.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Astrea-Attendance-Policy-2020-2021.pdf

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