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Friday News 13.11.20

Next week’s target – Remember to play sensibly at playtimes.


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 01977 682388.

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.


The government has published updated guidance for parents during the Coronavirus pandemic: https://bit.ly/36rrarX


Now the weather is turning colder it is important that children have warm clothing with them in school. We have been advised to maintain high levels of ventilation throughout the day and this will inevitably mean that the classrooms will become colder as the heating will be less effective. It is perfectly acceptable for children to wear additional jumpers etc if they need to.


Don’t forget to send your child into school with a pair of old shoes or wellies that they can get muddy at playtime. We are still trying to use the field for breaks and we don’t want children to be walking around school or coming home in very muddy footwear.


Last week, our children had energy efficiency workshops delivered by Powerdown Pete. He taught them about how they can become more energy conscious and reduce their carbon footprint. Not only will this help to save the planet, but it will lead to savings on energy bills as well. Pete gave some suggestions that children can try at home – like switching off lights that aren’t being used, turning device off fully rather than just on standby, and not leaving the tap running when brushing teeth.


We are considering options for our Christmas activities this year. Sadly, it is very unlikely that most of our usual events will take place. We know that we will not be able to do a nativity or production in the usual way, and can’t put on a carol service or Christingle. However, we are trying to get creative with our approach and sincerely hope that we can produce something that helps to mark this special time of the year.


Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on virtual learning reviews. If you have not yet completed the survey, we would be grateful if you could do this by 20th November.


Thank you for your donations for Children In Need.  The school has raised a wonderful amount of £350 so far and counting!!  If you have forgotten to make a donation it is still live on ParentPay.

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