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Rugby League World Cup Legacy Project

posted 13 Apr 2021, 06:19 by Emma Shepherd

This year, KS2 children will be taking part in the Rugby League World Cup Legacy Project on Thursday 22nd April.  It is going to be a very exciting day as we have a rugby player coming into school to talk to and hopefully inspire our children. Your child will have the opportunity to take part in a Q and A session with the player as well as taking part in coaching sessions in the afternoon. It is going to be an exciting day! If your child is is KS2, please could we ask for your child to come into school wearing their outdoor PE kit for the day. Miss Johnson will be sending out text messages to parents as a reminder too.  We are looking forward to the event!

NSPCC Speak out, Stay safe - online assembly

posted 19 Mar 2021, 03:58 by Gemma Johnson   [ updated 19 Mar 2021, 03:59 ]

The NSPCC have created an online assembly for children in Reception to Year 6 to talk about speaking out and staying safe, especially during the current pandemic. The assembly has been designed with the primary aged children in mind to keep it child friendly, fun and interactive. Click the link below to read more information. 

http://bit.ly/NSPCCMar21 

Nursery 30 Hour Places Available

posted 9 Mar 2021, 01:51 by Bev Morton   [ updated 9 Mar 2021, 07:54 ]

Please see the attached poster for information on our 30 hour Nursery places.

Home Testing for Adults/Households with School-Age Children

posted 4 Mar 2021, 06:47 by Chris Metcalfe

Please see attached information from the local authority. Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.

Welcome Back

posted 24 Feb 2021, 03:31 by Chris Metcalfe

Dear Parents or Carers, 

Welcome back to the new half-term. I hope you and your children were able to enjoy some quality time together last week, as we seem to have finally moved from January’s snow to more spring-like weather.   

Full Reopening of School
Monday's announcement that school is reopening to all children on 8th March will undoubtedly bring a mixture of feelings. For some, there will be worries about children who have been at home beginning to mix with a wider group. For others, there will be relief at being able to remove teaching from the already long list of a parent's responsibilities.  For pupils, there will hopefully be excitement at seeing friends and classmates again.  As a school, we are all delighted that our pupils will be returning. During our training day on Monday, staff have already begun to plan for pupils to reintegrate into their usual class groups, with a focus on social and wellbeing activities, as well as re-establishing routines and building on in-school and remote learning.  Teachers will contact you via the class pages to share updates on their plans, so you can prepare your child for their first day back.  To ensure that the return to school is managed safely, we will be extending our arrangements from the Autumn Term and I will write to you separately in the next few days with full details of these.  


Remote Learning 
As a school, we also wanted to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for motivating your children and getting them into home learning routines. We appreciate at times it is not easy when you are juggling your job, home life, and schoolwork, but we want you to know that we are grateful for everything that you have done so far.  We have seen great engagement with remote learning through the use of Seesaw, Tapestry and daily live sessions.  

Please click here to see a tiny sample of the wonderful effort seen from our remote stars. A huge well done to all our remote learners. Keep the work coming in. We can’t wait to see what else you will be doing over the next couple of weeks. 

Thank you too for your responses to our remote learning survey. Your feedback shows that the live sessions have made a real difference.  Feedback has been shared with staff and governors, and we are looking at ways to enhance our provision now and in the event of further need for remote learning (for example, class bubble closures).  While pupils are returning, we will continue to use these platforms within our home learning offer and we will shortly provide further support for using Seesaw and Microsoft Teams for any parents who would find this useful.   


Support Offer 
Staff are able to offer support to parents and children with the current lockdown situation in a variety of ways. This could include advice on using our learning platforms or support with worries about pupils returning to school.  If you need any support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child's class teacher or the school office, or our pastoral manager, Vicky Ward (by email at vicky.ward@sandringham.school or mobile on 07736912657). 


Please continue to stay safe, contact us if you need any support and we look forward to seeing you soon. 

Yours sincerely,  
Mr C Metcalfe 
Head Teacher 

World Book Day - Thursday 4th March

posted 23 Feb 2021, 01:01 by Chris Metcalfe

As you may all be aware, it is World Book Day on Thursday 4th March. We would like to celebrate the love of reading and sharing stories with our pupils.

We will ask pupils who are currently learning remotely and those who are attending school to dress up as their favourite book character on this day. You do not need to purchase anything new for this event and we would encourage you to use what you already have at home. 

The staff are planning some great book-related activities that the pupils could do at home and in school on this day. Some of the ideas so far are: share book character costumes with children at home and in school via Teams, design a bookmark, make a den to read in and designing and making characters and settings for stories. There will be more details to follow via text message from your child's class teacher, if you need anything specific for the day, if your child is learning remotely. 

Please can we ask your child to put their favourite book on display in a front window of your house on this day, because one of the activities will be for children who are working remotely, to go on a book hunt with an adult, as part of their daily exercise. 

Thanks for your continued support. Any questions related to the event, please contact the school office or your child's class teacher via email.

Family Learning Challenges

posted 12 Feb 2021, 03:06 by Laura Sunley


Spring Term Family learning Courses and Workshop

posted 12 Feb 2021, 03:04 by Laura Sunley

Hello, 

Here are a range of courses for parents and families, including an an excellent 'How to support your child with reading in KS1' course.
Please have a read - Don't forget to sign up for any that take your interest.

Update from the Director of Public Health

posted 11 Feb 2021, 23:49 by Chris Metcalfe

As we enter a second month of the national restrictions, I once again wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone within our community for all you are doing to help keep the numbers of coronavirus cases in Doncaster as low as possible. If we can all continue with this effort it will really make a difference to slowing down the spread of the virus across the borough.

Half Term messages:
It is vital that we stay at home and stay local during the holiday as we are still in a national lockdown.
Continuing to observe the ‘hands, face and space’ guidance is critically important as is continuing to follow the rules after vaccination.
Getting a test and self-isolation if people have symptoms and staying at home when symptoms first develop for 10 days and other people in the household must also self-isolate.
Caring for our mental health and those around us is paramount and we have a range of advice and guidance on the council’s website about coping with COVID -
https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/health-wellbeing/good-mental-health
You may find this Public Health England blog useful – Staying safe over February half-term - https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2021/02/09/staying-safe-over-february-halfterm/

I hope you find the above information helpful. I know what a difficult time it has been for so many people across our community, but I am incredibly proud of the Team Doncaster approach we are taking and would encourage everyone to continue to do all they can. Thank you for all your efforts so far, they really are appreciated.  If you need any further support or guidance, please do get in touch with me or my colleagues within the council who will be more than happy to help. We are here to support you as much as we can.

Together, let’s keep doing everything we can to make a difference. Let’s Do it for Doncaster.

Kind regards,
Dr Rupert Suckling
Director of Public Health

THANK YOU!

posted 11 Feb 2021, 01:55 by Gemma Johnson

HUGE thank you to @sainsburys Intake for their kind donation and appreciation for school staff who are providing on-site and remote learning.


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