WEEKLY NEWS FOR FAMILIES 21.1.2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
 
In our Worships today we talked about the brilliant things that had been happening in school this week. The children highlighted ‘research of heroines, historical space accounts, the changing moon, story writing, painting, the athletics competition, the Young Voices choir performing to their families, playing with friends and having fun!’
 
COVID19 UPDATE
We currently have 8 confirmed cases of Covid19 across the whole school. This does not constitute an out-break at this point as this number does not meet 10% within a class or Key Stage bubble. Although the restrictions are to be lifted next week, we are going to continue with our two large bubbles as explained before until half term. We feel that this is the safest option for us at this time.
 
LOOKING AHEAD
Our planned Time to Shine is on FRIDAY 11th FEBRUARY at 3.15pm for Lewes, Camber, Amberley and Bramber classes. Time to Shine will be at 3.20pm for Portchester, Southsea, Pevensey, Arundel, Bodiam and Hastings classes. The children will share the three pieces of work from this half term that they are most proud of. If the number of COVID cases rise, we will have to reschedule this event.
 
SICKNESS & DIARRHOEA
There has been some discussion and confusion about the advice for when children can return to school after being sick, having diarrhoea or both. Children can only return to school 48 hours after their last episode. This means that the child is strong enough to return to school and lessens the chance of the bug spreading to other families.
 
SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL
I have contacted the Local Authority (LA) in regard to the recruitment of school crossing patrol personnel for our school. Unfortunately they have not received any applications. I have attached the ‘flyer’ to this ParentMail in the hope that one of our families may be interested or maybe know a local resident who would wanted to take up the training for this role.
 
SPORTING SUPERSTARS
CONGRATULATIONS to our amazing Y5 and Y6 athletics team who went to The Regis School to take part in a competition with other local schools. Although we did not win, Mrs Horrex was particularly proud of their ‘sportsmanship’, manners and positive attitude both to the event and to supporting each other. Thank you to all of the amazing children who took part for representing our school so well. We are very proud of Evie, Harmony, Alys, Evie, Chae and Bailey in Y5 and Henry, Sophie, Amy, Casey, Ethan, Jayden, Ava, Jazmin, Rocco, Jack, Ellie and Michael in Y6.
 
Have a fabulous weekend.
See you on Monday.
Take care
Kim Huggett