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PRIDE 

Progress, Respect, Independence,

Determination and Excellence

30th June 2020 - 'Sports Day' Results

A huge well done to everyone who participated in Sports Day this year either at home or in school - it's been great to see you competing on Twitter and to receive your scores through Miss Jones' online recording system. So.........

                       Year 3 & 4                                                   Year 5 & 6

4th Place 4th Place
3rd Place 3rd Place
2nd Place 2nd Place
1st Place 1st Place

The overall winners of Sports Day were the Green Dragons!

29th June 2020

Update letter from Mr Cates - towards the end of term and on to September.

Click here  

 

19th June

TRANSITION SUPPORT FOR YEARS 2, 3, 4 & 5

FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Please click on the appropriate Year Group links below to read the different letters outlining how we will provide a small amount of face to face support for your child before the end of the school year.  There is also a letter for current Year 3 parents about re-organising classes for Year 4.

We hope that this will help the children in looking forward to next year.  Of course we have no guidance as yet about what September may look like - as usual we'll hear at the same time as you! 

Year 2 

Year 3 reorganisation 

Years 3, 4 & 5  

  End of Term information for Year 6

Year 6  

Thank you and take care

Mr Cates

 

  

18th June 2020

Please check out the links in the News section to your right for two competitions that are running next week - it would be great if you can help your team succeed.

TTRockstars class versus class

Sports Day - Home and Away - School Teams 

 

17th June 2020

Year 6 have been back with us for two weeks now and everything has gone really positively.  The children have been excellent in following the new 'normal' routines and applying social distancing despite it being hard going when there are so many friends they'd like to play with.  Following another invitation another group of 8 will be starting back to school tomorrow. 

School is now in the strange position of being very nearly full despite only having a quarter of the children in - all of the teachers are now teaching a group (Year 6 or Key Worker) and we have nearly run out of space.  If you do require a Key Worker place in the future then please be aware that there are only a very few spaces available before all the groups are full.

It was sad to think that Year 6 should have been on their London Residential last week visiting museums, the London Eye, taking the river taxis and experiencing the Lion King - we have all missed so many things over the last few months but hopefully as we all do our utmost to limit the spread of the Coronavirus we will be able to plan for the future with a little more certainty. 

 

On Thursday 4th June we were delighted to welcome back a number of our Year 6 pupils as the first step in our wider opening of school.  It has taken a tremendous amount of planning and preparation for this to happen - with a hiccough or two along the way - but the smiles on the faces of the children as they greeted parents at the end of the day told the story.  Thank you to the children who have responded so well to the new way of working in school and to parents for your support and kind words.  Year 6 have joined the increasing number of Key Worker children in school which has meant that at long last the building is feeling a little more like school again.

We know that there are a number of parents who are still considering whether their Year 6 child should take up their place - at present the places are still there for you but as numbers increase please be aware that school may become full as due to operating social distancing measures there is a limit to the number of children who can be taught in one classroom.  For children who remain at home we of course continue to provide learning guidance on the website (Learning at Home tab) and are looking to purchase a new set of home learning books for their use.

As ever we hope that you and your families are safe and well.

Mr Cates

 

21.04.2020

Welcome back letter  Click here 

 

20.04.20

Welcome back to the oddest start of a Summer Term we've ever experienced - at least the sun is shining!  We hope you managed some sort of family time together over the Easter period.  School has re-opened to the children of Key Workers (please see the Key Worker tab above) and to a small number of other children.

You may have noticed that two new resources to help your children Learn at Home have been released today - the BBC Bitesize programme and The National Oak Academy.  We are looking at these this morning to provide some advice about how best to use them alongside the work and resources that we have already provided.  We are aiming to do this by this afternoon as, like you, have not seen them before.  At this strange time it is great that so many people have come together to provide support for the children.

We are very conscious that most of the resources on offer require homes to have easy access to the internet and that for some households this is an problem.  Please call school if this is an issue for you and we will work with you to provide a solution - in the meantime additional workbooks will be ordered so that the children have another resource to use.  

Take care

The RJS Team

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14.04.20

We hope you had as restful an Easter as possible and managed to consume a little chocolate!  

School is open again after the Bank Holidays until Thursday 16th - we shall be fully open to Key Worker children on Monday 20th April to start the somewhat strange Summer term.  

Please check out the additional information that is now on the website - especially under these tabs:  

 

Please don't forget to share the learning your child is doing at home via the class twitter feeds - it's great to see what they are up to.

Take care

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08.04.20

School is now closed until 8.30 am on Tuesday 14th April  - take care, keep safe together and we hope you are able to have as positive a Easter weekend as possible.

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06.04.20

As we start the Easter 'Holiday' (a strange notion at the moment especially as school remains open for much of the break) we all hope that you and your families are taking as much care as you can and staying safe.  For those of you with family members who are not so well please know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.

Please CLICK HERE where you will find a letter from us to the children - please share this with them if at all possible.

 

Miss Saville and I have been spending some time re-arranging the website and have included a number of new tabs which you will see above. 

  • Key Worker Information holds all the Key Worker arrangements previously posted on the front page of the website.  
  • Family Well-Being  has a number of resources on it that you might find useful for supporting your own, and others families at this time.
  • Twitter has the class Twitter account @names for you to follow and share what your children have been doing at home with their class-mates and teachers.
  • Learning at Home continues to hold the work, resources and links that have been provided for your children to dip in and out of.

 

School staff will all be taking a little time to be with their families over Easter but school is open at different points for Key Worker children and will be a point of contact for families if needed.  

Mr Cates

 

 Learning at home  

 

 We work together to ensure that all children can be successful both academically and as members of society.

We strive to improve standards and maintain high expectations for all, helping children to aspire to the best they can be.

Our Children enjoy coming to school - they are challenged to be responsible for their own learning and through our stimulating curriculum extend their understanding of the world around them.

We work together as a community, everyday, to make sure our children are fully equipped for their future, showing

PRIDE in who they are

PRIDE in what they can achieve

PRIDE in who they may become and

PRIDE in our shared values.

 Online-safety

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button. If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.  

SMART

Mr Jones leads a termly online safety assembly - where the importance of staying safe online is stressed. All the children are reminded of how to be SMART when online.

 

As a school we take internet safety very seriously and  stress the need for everyone to use the internet in a safe and responsible manner.  Please read the Keeping Our Children Safe link under the 'Parents' tab for more information and the recent news entry directing you to a useful resource for determining the appropriateness of various websites, Apps and Games that your child might be accessing. 

Mr Cates
Headteacher

  

 

 PrideProgress - Respect - Independence - Determination - Excellence