Saxton Newsletter 25.6.21

Coronavirus

Thank you for continuing to support our Coronavirus restrictions. Although we have had a small outbreak in school this week, the protocols seem to have contained this within just one bubble, which shows that they are effective. We sincerely hope that there will not be any further disruption caused. PHE have advised us to take a cautious approach going forward, and so we will continue to plan carefully for events that are due to take place before the end of term.

Reports

We expect to be able to provide you with an end of year report before the end of term. The format will be very slightly different this year, and we hope that this will provide an accurate picture of your child’s current strengths and weaknesses.

Residential

Our oldest children have had a brilliant time on their residential visit this week. They behaved incredibly well and attempted every task with courage and determination. We are very proud of them all. You can see photos of their activities on our Facebook page. Thank you to Miss Holgate and Mr Rich for accompanying the visit.

Big Blue Day - 2nd July

Next week is our Big Blue Day – Friday 2nd July. The Eco Warriors invite everyone to wear blue on that day to raise awareness about environmental hazards to marine life. Did you know that pollution has been reported to be one of the five main drivers of the current biodiversity crisis, threatening 40% of marine mammals with extinction? If you would like to make a contribution to the work of the Marine Conservation Society, this can be done through ParentPay.

Maple's Monday Mocktail Madness

From Monday 28th June until the end of term, Maple will be selling Mocktails in the playground after school. 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.

FOSS Sponsored Cycle

There are only a few days left take part in the FOSS Sponsored Cycle for June. Please try to do more cycling and help raise money that will help provide things for all children in school.


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

School Lunches

Next week we will be on Week 2 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.