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Spring 2 Week 2 March 4th

Good morning everyone,

It’s World Book Day today- look out for the quiz we have created. I wonder if you can spot who is reading? On today’s Pupil Post I have added a clip of David Walliams reading a short story. We would love to see any photos of the children wearing pyjamas enjoying WBD.

Don’t forget to join in with our Easter Raffle. Miss Womack has sent an app message about this.

When all children return we will be revisiting school expectations to make sure that we are setting the highest standards possible. This will start with our uniform. Please make sure your child is wearing their school uniform on Monday and remember that children should not be wearing nail polish or any jewellery other than a watch or small stud earrings which they must be able to remove themselves on PE days.

We do have various uniform available in school ready to purchase and take away.
If we do not hold the uniform you need in school you can now order from our new supplier here: https://myclothing.com/ueslink/6295.school

Uniform Policy

The uniform is:

  • red sweatshirt or cardigan (with or without the Castle Academy logo)
  • White polo shirt or white formal shirt
  • Grey formal trousers/shorts/skirt/grey pinafore/red gingham dress
  • Grey/white socks or black/red/grey tights
  • Formal black shoes/short boots or black trainers. No open toed sandals or ballet pumps.
  • Please  make sure everything has your child’s name in it.

PE uniform:

  • A plain white T-shirt or one with the Castle logo
  • Black or grey shorts/ jogging trousers
  • red sweatshirt or cardigan (with or without the Castle Academy logo)
  • Trainers
  • For safety reasons, cycle shorts and those made of Lycra are not permitted.
  • Children with longer hair should have hair tied up or bring a hair bobble that they can use.
  • Children should be able to remove their own jewellery.

If you are struggling with school uniform we do have spares in school. These can be loaned to the children (please note these are washed and stored for the appropriate time after use.) During the current Covid 19 pandemic  the windows will be open so if the weather is cooler then please consider sending your child with an extra layer of clothing. Children will not be wearing coats in classrooms. Hopefully the weather will  be kind to us in this respect.

Please keep reading our daily post as this is the place where we share our important information.

Thank you

I hope you have a good day.
Mrs Mason

 

Dates

No screen day- Friday March 5th

Return to school for everyone- Monday March 8th

Science week- March 15th

Red Nose Day- March 19th- more to follow

Easter Fun day- March 25th

Learning Celebration day – shared virtually with parents- March 26th

March 26th- April 12th- Easter holidays

 

Initial Reminders

  • Staggered start and finish times (please see below)
  • School uniform worn. It is warmer now in school but if your child is feeling cold them please send them with a warm jumper or wearing a tee shirt under their uniform.
  • PE kit worn on PE days.

Lynx- Monday

Tigers- Friday

Leopards- Monday

Jaguars-Tuesday

Cougars- Thursday

Pumas- Wednesday

  • No bags or book bags needed.
  • 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 adhere to social distance when dropping off or picking up your child, If  you are not able to do this then please wear a face mask.
  • Please do not send your child to school or enter the site if you are feeling unwell.
  • Before and after school clubs will not resume until restrictions ease.

 

Start and finish times

Castle Academy Covid 19 entry to the school site plans from March 8th 2021

Updates to drop off and collection points and times.

Year 1 will now access and leave the site via the second gate on Low Road (office access) This will give more space for Jaguar class who will remain at the first gate. Times are the same.

Year 2- I have moved the window to 8.40- 8.50 as there seemed to be too much waiting time.

Please take time to read the letter and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Guidance regarding testing of households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary-age pupils

About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Regular testing of people without symptoms is important to help stop the virus spreading and protect your loved ones. As lockdown restrictions gradually ease we all need to play our part to help protect each other.

The following people in England will have access to regular rapid lateral flow testing made available to them as schools reopen:

  • secondary school pupils
  • primary and secondary school staff
  • households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary-age pupils
  • households, childcare and support bubbles of primary and secondary staff

Primary school pupils will not be asked to test at this time. The guidance below explains  how you can order tests.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-of-school-pupils-and-staff?utm_source=1%20March%202021%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19

Monday January 11th until March 8th.

Please follow the link to your child’s class page where we will upload the weekly timetable (uploaded each Friday.)
This will contain the links to the live sessions with your child’s teacher. We will be monitoring engagement with the online learning making sure that all children are keeping up with their school work. The timetable will include links to daily English and Maths lessons with your class teacher as well as a story/ class novel session. You can also share your child’s work via Purple Mash, via Facebook or via email to Castle admin.

All lessons with your teacher will be accessed via Microsoft Teams.

Parent Portal’ is now live and the first two videos can be accessed and shared via the following links:

·       Number 1 (Introduction) here: https://vimeo.com/499987315/f706e8e19a

·       Number 2 (using Teams) here: https://vimeo.com/500166212/8fce1e45c5

Our home learning also incorporates the use of our  online learning platforms.
There will also be links to support independent learning and research into the curriculum theme for the term. If you have difficulties accessing learning virtually please let us know and together we can work out how to support you.

Safeguarding for our online teaching sessions.

• All sessions on Teams will have two members of staff (one lead, one support) present at all times and the full session will be recorded. This means that children can watch the recording again to help them with their follow up work.

• Web-cameras/Video/Microphones should be turned on for students during taking the register and if they have a question, but for the remainder of time, webcameras/video/Microphones for students should be turned off. This will be managed and monitored by the supporting member of staff.

• The ‘chat’ function will be disabled for 1-1 use and is not to be used outside of the public forum and may only be used in group meeting sessions for asking questions. This will be managed by the supervisors on the call.

Thank you.

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