Summer Term – July 2021
TETSWORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
This has been a challenging Academic Year but with the resilience of our pupils, the hard work of staff and the support and co-operation of our parents and carers we have been able to maintain a school where our pupils are happy, motivated and successful.
Awards for the Academic Year 2020/2021:
Spirit of Tetsworth – Eloise Brookes
Arts Award – Sarah Saint
Sports Award – Emil Ponte
Dedication to Sport – Ruby South and Sophie Thompson
Star Award for so readily encompassing the attributes that make Tetsworth pupils so special – kindness, caring and working hard. – Harvey Whitby
Mrs Bestley has gifted us a new award this year – The Reading Cup.
This cup will be awarded to a pupil who has shown hard work and persistence to achieve outstanding progress in reading. This year the cup has gone to Millie Hall.
We would like to wish our Year 6 pupils all the best in their new schools and we look forward to hearing about your progress as you begin a new chapter in your educational journey.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mrs Hall who has come out of retirement time and time again to help us. Her driving force has always been to provide a robust and supportive education. We sincerely hope that travel restrictions won’t hinder her wanderlust too much. I’m sure that this won’t be the last that we see of her in our school.
Mrs McHardy who has been teaching in K.S. 2 on a Wednesday was unable to join us today as she moved house yesterday. We wish her and her family all the best in their new home.
SCROLLS AND BADGES
Pupils not in school today with have their scrolls sent to them.
All badges will be given out on the first day back in September.
We have been advised that School Guidance for September could be subject to change and so I have delayed updating the Parent and EYFS Handbooks. I will send these out towards the end of August ready for our return in September. Much of the content will remain the same – uniform/procedures re permission to give medicines etc. Do please email me on email@example.com if you have any queries.
It has been requested that pupils be allowed to wear their Sports outfits on games day (Friday for all pupils) as they have done this year. We are happy to trial this for the Autumn Term. It is essential that the school sports kit is adhered to for pupils in Years 1 – 6. Nursery and Reception pupils will not require sports clothes initially. Children must still look smart and tidy.
Your child will need:
- Shorts (blue or black)
- t-shirt (white, school PE t shirt)
- plimsolls or trainers for outdoor use
- plain navy or black tracksuit/ jogging bottoms and sweatshirt/hoodie for cold weather.
A big thank you to our TPSA for tirelessly continuing to fundraise despite all the difficulties they have faced. A huge thank you for everything you have done for us. Yesterday’s visit from the ice cream van was such fun and so needed as everyone melted in the heat of the afternoon.
WELL- BEING SURVEY
Thank you to everyone who completed this survey. The responses did reflect the resilience of our pupils but has also given insights into areas that we can focus on in our Jigsaw sessions.
TRACK AND TRACE
Attached with this Newsletter is a letter explaining the changes from Monday 19th July. Please note that when it refers to children taking Lateral Flow or home tesing kits it is refer to children who are 12 plus. With Primary pupils the only test that will be accepted as proof that a child has tested negative for Covid 19 is a PCR test.
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
Thames Valley Police – non emergency 101
If you have a safeguarding concern, then please contact: Children’s and Adults Social Care – 0345 050 7666
Non- emergency – visit Oxfordshire County Council’s Raising a Safeguarding Concern page. This form will ask you a number of questions about the person you are concerned about, whether it’s yourself, a friend or neighbour. Once you have completed the form, someone from the Adult Safeguarding Team should contact you within three working days to discuss your concerns.
Attached is a letter helping you to choose safe out-of-school clubs and activities.
Keep your child safe online
- Thinkuknowby the National Crime Agency – Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (NCA-CEOP) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online
- Childnethas developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online
- National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has guidance for parents and carersto help keep children safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centreprovides tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online – you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre
This is taken from the Government Guidance on internet safety.
A reminder that two of our parents are representatives on our Federated Governing Body, Mr R.James and Mrs B.Fulton. Do please contact them via the office if you have anything you would like to discuss with them in relation to the school.
Have a really super Summer and we look forward to seeing you all on Friday September 3rd.
Start time – bell will go at 8.40 a.m. for pupils to have a 8.45 a.m. start to their day.
Bell 1 – stand still
Bell 2 pupils walk to their classroom.
Parents/carers of pupils in Years 1-6 should say goodbye to their child/children on the playground.
EYFS parent/carers may walk them to their classroom.
If you have lost the letters re EYFS Transition arrangements and Class arrangements for next term then please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Teaching and Learning