The Internet Matters!

Headteacher Newsletter - Monday 7th February 2022

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Good afternoon all,

Tomorrow marks the national Safer Internet Day. Please do take this matter seriously and support us with the societal change required to ensure our children are safe, informed, and empowered with how to use the world wide web.


Once we move back down to a Level 1 scenario I would like to offer the opportunity to run an online safety session at school. If you would be interested, please let us know.


Have a great week,


Mr. F

Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 8th February

Please see some excellent resources below, which you can share/discuss with your child)ren):

Conversation Starter

Use this sheet to help structure a conversation with your child(ren) around their views about the internet. See the link below:

Family Activities

Explore the online world with your child and complete a range of activities including ideas for a Family Agreement. See the link below:

Make your Pledge!

Go a step further by using this resource to complete a family pledge. See the link below:

Resources

Use this page for information about national organisations and how they can help. See the link below:

School website

Don't forget our Online Safety page on our website. It's full of useful resources and support. See the link below:

Forest School continues to develop...

Class 2 & 3 Forest School

Class 2/3 heard about the hike that is sweeping the playground news and wanted to experience it themselves. All pictures will be on Class Dojo.

Celebration Service

Church Family Service

This half-term's Family Church Service will be on Wednesday 16th February at 2.30 pm. Please do come along to celebrate the children's achievements and to cement our togetherness.

Updated isolation advice

Once again the rules around isolation have changed. From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.


The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.


If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.


Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.


Further information on self-isolation for those with COVID-19 is available.

Test Register

To assist with logging Covid cases in educational settings, Suffolk County Council is now using TestRegister. You should, by now, have received an email invitation. Please use TestRegister to log the result of any Covid tests taken by Crawford's pupils in your family. This is in addition to recording your family's test results with the Government portal.

Thank you.

Early-help - Breakfast and After School Clubs

Our Early-help Clubs can be seen below.


After School:

Monday - Ball games with GVTSSP

Tuesday - Target games with GVTSSP

Thursday - Multi-sports with Mr. Hurkett

Friday - Lego Club with Mr. Hurkett


Clubs will are bookable in Arbor. Please ensure you pack a healthy snack for your child to have during After School Club and - as ever - let the office staff know if you don't need your place so they can free it up for someone else.

Free School Meals - could you be eligible?

Your child may be eligible for free school meals throughout primary school. This could save you approximately £437 per year.

To check or apply online, visit: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/apply-for-free-school-meals/

Check if you're eligible


Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit but no element of Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work fewer hours per week

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month), as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).

To check if your child is eligible, apply online for an immediate response or call 01473 260989.


We encourage you to apply because the school receives additional funding (Pupil Premium) for all children on income-related Free School Meals.

Half-term Holiday/Sport Camps...

South Lee Free Activity Day

South Lee School are offering a free Holiday Activity Day on Thursday 24th February, during half term, for pupils in Reception to Year 7.

Activities will include sports, art, drama, computing, music and more! A hot lunch will be provided for all attending pupils.

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Gipping Valley February Sports Camps

Camp 21-25 February 2022

Mon 21 Feb: AM Skateboarding / PM BMX or Target Games

Tue 22 Feb: AM Gymnastics / Pm - Dance OR Parkour

Wed 23 Feb: AM- Ipswich Town Football OR Parkour / PM- Ipswich Town Football OR Capoeira

Thurs 24 Feb -Nerf and Laser Tag / PM Nerf and Laser Tag

Fri 25 Feb- Am Multi games and Inflatables / PM -Multi games and Inflatables


AGES: 5 – 12 Venue: Beyton, Thurston Sixth (IP30 9AQ)

www.gvtssp.org

Safeguarding, Online Safety & Wellbeing

Government Website - Stop Abuse Together

Schools have been asked by the Department for Education to share information about a new government website with parents. This new resource is designed to support parents in identifying and reporting sexual abuse.


The website quotes the shocking statistic that an estimated half a million children in 2019 experienced some form of sexual abuse. This work builds on other key areas of work and research such as the peer on peer sexual abuse focus from Ofsted and the Children’s Commissioner’s work on talking to your child about online sexual harassment.


The new website “Stop Abuse Together” provides guidance on identifiable changes in children’s mood, behaviour, environment and appearance which could, potentially, be a sign of abuse. As the site explains, ‘There aren’t always signs that a child is being sexually abused, but you can learn about some of the most common things to look out for. They don’t always mean that a child is being sexually abused – but it’s best to reach out for support if you have concerns.’

The site also provides a direct link to the NSPCC helpline.


Please remember that if you have any concern about the safety of your child, the school will support you.

Children’s experiences of legal but harmful content online

Calendar Dates

Thursday 10th February

- Rock Steady

Wednesday 16th February

- Family Church Service

Friday 18th February

- Queen's Platinum Jubilee Additional Bank Holiday