Saxton Newsletter 28.5.21

Litter Poster Competition

Our Eco Warriors would like to thank everyone who entered the litter poster competition. We had 24 entries, which was amazing! It was really hard to select winners, but the best 5 were chosen and these will be published on our website. Well done to Seth, Sophie, Marley, Ned and Amy. The Eco Warriors have decided to display all the entries around school. Look out next half term for news about a Big Blue Day to support marine wildlife initiatives.

Covid Restrictions

We know that Covid-19 restrictions are somewhat challenging and now that these are beginning to lift there is a feeling of relaxation. However, we need to ensure that our children and staff remain safe. We are very proud of our safety record over the last year and we have managed to maintain a high level of attendance and engagement in learning. We are keen to keep this going until the end of the academic year. The MAT has determined that our current policies will remain in place for the foreseeable future, and so we will continue to request that all adults wear face masks in communal areas (including outside at the start and end of the day); visitors will be restricted; and staggered start and end times will remain. Please help us to keep to these protocols for everyone’s safety. Remember that if your child displays symptoms associated with Coronavirus you should not bring them to school and they should take a test. Please try to ensure that your child continues to arrive at school punctually.

FOSS Sponsored Cycle

Don’t forget to collect sponsors for our sponsored event during June. The weather is set to be fair next week so it is an excellent opportunity to get active and do some cycling! Please do send photos in as we would love to see your endeavours, and we will publish these on our website and social media feeds.


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

Reading

As you know, reading is a vital life skill that equips children for learning in a range of aspects. Children should practise their reading every day (even in the holidays!) and there are guides in the ‘curriculum’ tab of our website with ideas about how to support your child at home. These include guidance on phonics.

NYCC Music Service

The Music Service is the lead organisation in the North Yorkshire Music Hub. As a service they offer instrumental lessons in schools on a wide variety of instruments for all levels.



Lessons are available on the following instruments. If we feel that an instrument other than the one you have chosen is more suitable due to age etc. our teacher will contact you. We recommend lessons for wind instruments don't start until Year 3/4.


  • Woodwind - Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder, Piccolo, Saxophone
  • Brass - Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, Tuba, French Horn, Tenor Horn, Euphonium
  • Strings - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
  • Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass
  • Drum Kit, Tuned and Un-tuned Percussion
  • Keyboard and Piano
  • Voice
NYCC Music Service

Please click here for more information on the Music Tuition

School Lunches

After the half term holiday 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.

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.