Saxton Newsletter 26.2.21

Welcome Back!

We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome all pupils back into school on Monday 8th March. Further information about this will be sent in due course. We will continue to use a risk assessment that involves children in Willow arriving and leaving through the churchyard entrance, and those in Sycamore and Maple using the playground entrance. Please remember to maintain social distance at all times, particularly when using the playground path to school.

World Book Day Thursday 4th March

This year, we will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 4th March during the lockdown, with most of our children distance learning and working from home.


We would like to celebrate this event by asking all children in school to decorate a t-shirt with the theme of their favourite book. They could use fabric paints / pens, felt tips, glitter glue… whatever you have at home! The children can share photographs of their decorated t-shirts on their Google Classroom Streams but we would also like to invite the children to wear their decorated t-shirts on their first day back at school on 8th March.

World Book Day - Free Books!!!

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. World Book Day’s mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own because reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to the life of every child and it’s fun for all involved. That’s why World Book Day continues to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure through its work with authors, illustrators, publishers, bookshops and libraries.


Every year a brand-new exclusive collection of children’s books is released for World Book Day. The £1 World Book Day book token can be swapped for any one of the new books that are available from participating book sellers. We will send out the book tokens with each child on their return to school w/c 8th March. Please follow this link to see the fabulous line up of books available now for World Book Day 2021: https://www.worldbookday.com/books/

Comic Relief

Red Nose Day is back on Friday 19th March and this year it’s never felt more important to have some fun and raise money to support people living incredibly tough lives. Not only do we need to provide safety to families who need support, but also tackle mental health stigma and help to give children a brighter future.


The red noses this year are 100% plastic-free and in the style of woodland creatures. We have a limited number of red noses for sale via ParentPay on a first come first served basis, any purchased will be given to the children w/c 8th March.

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.