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Newsletter - w/c-16/11/20

Dear Parent/Carer,
Please see below for some important notices about school:
Reception - Self-isolation
As you will know, we had a positive case of COVID-19 in school last week and so the entire Reception year group and staff members are currently self-isolating.  
Mr Short (Headteacher) sought advice from Public Health England and this informed the school's actions.    
We know that parents and carers were worried when they heard this news; school staff felt worried too.  Please know that the school continues to run safely and smoothly with regular cleaning to help us stop the spread of the virus, and most importantly, most children are learning and happy to be in school in with their friends and teachers.  
Thank you to all the parents and carers for the kindness shown over the past week, kindness in the way you have calmly supported the school by continuing to bring your children in, or, if you are a parent/carer of a child in Reception, kindness in the way you've helped us by supporting your child with their learning at home.    
Please click here to read about how the school responds to coronavirus, including how your child is supported with their learning if their class or year group are told to self-isolate.
Year 6 - Lancaster Model Survey
On Tuesday 17 November 2020, the children in Year 6 will complete an on-line survey in the Computing Suite overseen by nurses working for the NHS.  This survey gives the NHS information about how children across England view exercise and their own well-being.  Please note, if in the coming weeks you are contacted by someone from the NHS, it will be in response to something your child recorded on the survey and the school is not told about these telephone calls.  This is nothing to worry about; after all, if you are contacted, it will be because the nurse is checking on your child's physical and mental health.  
Flu Immunisation Programme
Just a reminder that if you completed the forms for your child/ren to have the nasal flu vaccination, they will receive this in school on Tuesday 17 November 2020 and it will be administered by a nurse.


Please click here to read more information about the flu immunisation programme in schools.  


If your child is absent, we have booked another session for nasal flu vaccination on Wednesday 16 December 2020 so your child will be immunised then.  
Geography Competition - A Message from Mrs McFadyen (Pear Class Teacher & Subject Leader for Geography & Spanish) 
Being in another lockdown means it can be difficult to find things to do at the weekends.  To help you keep busy, I am setting a Geography competition.
We are trying to get the silver Primary Geography Quality Mark meaning we need to be observing, collecting, recording, analysing and using/ creating maps.  I have some suggested fieldwork activities you may do with your child/ren.  I hope you find them fun and interesting! 
If you do complete any of them, please take pictures of it being completed or pictures of the work and send them to with the subject being 'Geography Competition' by Friday 11 December 2020.  I will select a winner and he/she will receive a special prize in the last week of term. 
Here are the activities: 
  • Create a sketch map of the woods nears you.
  • Stand back-to-back with a partner. Person 1 - Describe what you can see from where you stand. Person 2 - Listen and record what you hear (you could present it as a Wordle).  Do 4 turns for a north, east, south and west perspective. 
  • Talking trees - Use speech bubbles to record as many facts, observations, thoughts about a tree as possible. 
  • Spin the bottle and head off on a journey - record your terrain at every step (e.g. in words, photographs or drawings) or create a journey stick. 
Kind regards,
The School Office Team
Hurst Drive Primary School    
01992 624099