Saxton Newsletter 21.5.21

STOP

As you know, we take bullying very seriously in our school. On the whole, our children behave wonderfully well and we are very proud of them. However, sometimes things go wrong and they fall out. Today, we are launching a new initiative to help reinforce the definition of bullying, and what children should do about it. When we’re talking about bullying, we want children to remember STOP. In our school this means that the definition of bullying is: Several Times On Purpose and if this happens then the solution is: Start Telling Other People. Bullying has no place in our school and is completely unacceptable. Staff will deal with it seriously, but to do so they must be made aware that the problem is happening at that time so that they can deal with it properly. We will reinforce these messages with children throughout the coming weeks and will continue to encourage them to always speak to someone if something has gone wrong

FOSS Sponsored Cycle

During June we are encouraging all our children to go out cycling. This can be as much or little as they are able. We would like to see them challenge themselves, as long as they are being safe. The choice of cycling can be up to them – just within their road, or at a bike park, or a longer distance ride, or something adventurous like a mountain bike trail. It’s really up to them! Some ideas are:


  • Cycle the Solar System | Day Out With The Kids
  • The Swale Trail - New MTB trail for families opens in Yorkshire Dales - The Swale Trail (cyclesprog.co.uk)
  • This link has some useful suggestions for family friendly bike rides: Top 10 Yorkshire Family Bike Rides - Yorkshire Tots


We are asking that they get sponsors who will donate money to FOSS. This could be through pledges using the provided sponsor form, or through a direct donation by ParentPay. Every little helps.


Please enter how far the children cycle each week on this form.


As a school, we are trying to cycle a distance that is equivalent to riding to London and back (608km) and it would be brilliant if we could reach this target.

Design a Poster

Our Eco Warriors are currently holding a competition to design a poster to remind people not to drop litter. Please do encourage your child to submit an entry before half term. The best posters will be put up around school.

School Lunches

Next week we will be on Week 1 of the lunch menu below.


Please ensure you discuss the menu each day with your child so they can decide what they would like to order. Once they know their choices, they will choose this each morning with their teacher during registration.


Each day there are 3 choices, either the hot dinner, the sandwich or the jacket potato with a choice of topping. The sandwich and jacket potato always come with a selection of vegetables/salad on the side and have the full pudding choice for that day.

Summer 2021 Lunch Menu

12th Apr - 23rd Jul

Vacancies within our STAR Multi Academy Trust

Please click on the button to see our current vacancies

Covid Tests for Families

If you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble of a pupil, student or staff of a school, nursery or college, you can get a twice-weekly test:


  • through your employer if they offer testing to employees
  • at a local test site
  • by collecting a home test kit from a test site
  • by ordering a home test kit online


Click the button below to find out more information.

Reporting a positive Covid result out of hours

Should you believe your child to have Covid-19 symptoms and need to go into self-isolation, please notify the school office in the usual way via phone or email.


Should you receive a ‘test positive’ result for your child it is VITAL that you notify us as soon as possible: During school hours – directly to the school office via 01937 557396.


Out of hours send an email to covid@mf.starmat.uk (stating student’s full name and class, contact phone number, date and time of positive Covid test result – please use TEST POSITIVE in the title)


It is VITAL that you let us know as soon as you possibly can so that we can implement contingency planning.

Covid App

Don’t forget that our school has registered with the Covid Symptom Study to help monitor the spread of the virus. If you would like to participate, you will need to register with the code AFXPPKY. For more information including full instructions on how to join and use the COVID Symptom Study app please head to: https://covid.joinzoe.com/schools

Diary Dates

Saxton Parents Calendar

Details of events and school activities. This is also accessible through the school website.

Amazon Smile

Shop with Amazon smile and raise money for FOSS

Car Parking reminder

Please be considerate when parking near the school crossing. If parked too close it can be very difficult to see if it is safe to cross, particularly at pick up time-thank you.

ParentPay

Please click here to be re-directed to ParentPay, where you can pay for lunches and other school related items.

The STAR Multi Academy Trust

The STAR MAT website links and twitter page.