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Spring News Week 4 March 15th

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a good weekend. This week all classes will be participating in Science Week. This will involve lots of practical activities as well as discussions on challenging the stereotype of what a scientist looks like.

On Friday we will be taking part in Red Nose Day. More to follow tomorrow after School Council assembly.

I have been looking at more of our pupil well- being surveys and they do make interesting reading. All of the children’s comments I have read so far have said that they are happy to be back in school- this is lovely to hear. Lots of children said that they are happy to see friends and teachers and are looking forward to working hard.

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


Relationship and Sex Education Consultati0n.

As a school community, we are currently in unprecedented times which makes it a little more challenging to consult with you. To help you understand the curriculum requirements, we have placed information on our website which we would encourage you to read. We will also be hosting a Virtual Parent Consultation Meeting via TEAMs on Thursday 18th March at 4:30pm. If you would be interested in attending this meeting then please do express an interest via email ( to join our Parents Working Group for RSE. The consultation will close on Monday 22nd March 2021. Miss Blagden will be leading on this project within school, working alongside staff, pupils, parents and Governors.

Click here to be directed to the RSE page on our website.

Uniform Policy

 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:

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.


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



PE kit worn on PE days.

Lynx- Monday

Tigers- Friday

Leopards- Monday


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.


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.

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