Saxton Newsletter 2.7.21

Mrs Roach

Sadly, after 2 years service to our school, Mrs Roach has resigned her position as MSA with effect from the end of term. We would all like to thank her for the wonderful job that she has done and wish her well for the future. We are aiming to recruit a new mid-day supervisor for September, and application forms are available from the office or visiting our website here.

Safeguarding procedures

Next Wednesday we will have 2 visitors in school. They are conducting an audit of safeguarding procedures on behalf of the MAT, and will observe various aspects of our work throughout the day.

Big Blue Day

Thank you for supporting our Big Blue day. Children have made a brilliant effort and the Eco Warriors hope that has helped to raise awareness of environmental issues that are affecting marine life. Thank you for your donations, we have made a contribution to the marine conservation society.

FOSS Sponsored Cycle

Thanks for supporting the FOSS sponsored cycle event. We made it as far as Woburn, near Milton Keynes which is fabulous! If your child has received sponsors, we are now collecting the money. This can either be donated through Parent Pay or brought directly into school. We would like all money to be collected by 19th July please.

School Transition Morning

Next Tuesday is our school transition morning, when children have the chance to work in their next class, and meet their new teacher if this is changing. They should come into school as normal so that the register can be taken in their normal class. They will then move internally to their new class for the rest of the morning. For Coronavirus management purposes, we will form new ‘bubbles’ for that morning.

School Reports

We are aiming to send reports home as usual at the end of this term. To allow teachers to have the most up-to-date information about children and reflect upon their current learning, these will come home a little later than in previous years. We hope to send them around 16th July which will give you some time to respond before the end of term should you wish to do so.

STOP Campaign

You may have seen recent media publicity about concerning levels of sexual harassment in schools. This falls within the remit of our ‘STOP’ campaign, and if any children experience behaviour that makes them feel uncomfortable it is important that they remember to Start Telling Other People.

Maple's Monday Mocktail Madness

Don't forget Maple will be selling Mocktails in the playground after school every Monday until the end of term. All the profits go towards the Year 5/6 end of term treat. All the mocktails will be £1, so please bring the exact change if possible.

Dogs Trust - Free Workshops for Children aged 7 to 11

The Dogs Trust are offering some free 90 minute workshops for children aged 7-11 at Dogs Trust, Leeds. Places are limited to 15 per workshop due to Covid restrictions, on a first come first served basis. Children remain the responsibility of the accompanying adult and must be supervised.



To book a place you need to choose one of the event dates on the picture below and email either donna.sayce@dogstrust.org.uk or rachael.hill@dogstrust.org.uk

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Sherburn and Villages Community Library

Sherburn and Villages Community Library are thrilled to announce that the Summer Reading Challenge for Primary School children is back! We're teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund for a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet!


We will be launching 'Wild World Heroes' on Saturday, July 10th. Come to the library and sign up to find out what it's all about. The Challenge will be running throughout the summer holidays and you can join in any time so don't worry if you can't make it on the launch day. As usual there will be lots of fun rewards, puzzles and information to help you complete the challenge.


Here's just a little taster of what's in store for you...

'Pack your bags because we're heading for Wilderville! It's a pretty cool place, but there's lots of things that the Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there...'

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School Lunches

Next week we will be on Week 3 of the lunch menu below.


Children can decide daily whether they are having a school dinner or packed lunch.


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

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.

Vacancies within the STAR Multi Academy Trust

Please click on the button to see our latest vacancies

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.