Our next visit for prospective families is on Monday 21st October. Please contact the school office (02380 556691) if you would like to attend.
Please can the reply slips for the Year 5 & 6 Outdoor People Camp be returned by Monday 14th October. If you have any questions please speak to the class teacher or you may find the answers on the link: https://www.theoutdoorspeople.com We are not planning a residential trip for the current Year 5 children next year, so we hope that all the Year 5 & 6 children are able to participate this summer.
We are lucky to be part of a new initiative starting this week which provides a break time healthy snack for the Junior children.
This will start tomorrow and the children will be given a healthy snack if they would like one.
More details will be in the school newsletter coming out shortly
We will be reconstructing the signals on both sides of Swaythling Arch where Wide Lane joins Stoneham Way. As well as upgrading the signals we will also create a new shared cycle route and signal phase for cyclists to pass through Swaythling Arch.
This phase of works will require the closure of Swaythling Arch for the duration and access between Wide Lane and Wessex Lane will be reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals. This route is principally being maintained for buses, access to the train station and for local businesses and residents. All other traffic wanting to reach Stoneham Way should follow the diversions via Wide Lane and the Junction 5 roundabout with the M27. During this phase, a site compound will be located in the slip road from the Swaythling Arch.
During these phases, we will be resurfacing sections of Stoneham Way and Wide Lane overnight. This will require the closure of Wide Lane from Wessex Lane up to the Roundabout with Mansbridge Road.
This week the Reception class teachers will be doing home visits.
From Monday 9th September Year R are in from 08.55 to 11.30
From Monday 16th September Year R stay to lunch, go home at 12.55
From Monday 23rd September Year R will stay all day
INSET days for 2019/20 academic year:
Monday 2nd September
Friday 25th October
Friday 6th December
Friday 14th February
Monday 20th July
Please click on the link to complete a survey about school funding cuts:
The children in Years 4 and 5 have recently taken part in some educational workshops run by the charity MyBnk. Their aim is to help children understand about managing money to assist them as they get older.
The children should have brought home a MyBnk Family pack with lots of information inside.
Please can you follow the link to complete a survey about the paper version of the Family Pack:
Here is a link to a digital booklet that you can trial you wish:
Does your child play Fortnite: Battle Royale computer game ?
Ask your child are they playing the Fortnite game on their computer, games console, or mobile.
If so, are they talking or texting to other people?
You are able to turn off the voice feature but you are not able to disable the text chat feature. How do you or they know who they are chatting to?
Laura Randall, NSPCC’s associate head of child safety online, said “Apps, sites, and games such as Fortnite: Battle Royale can be great opportunities for young people to play and engage online.
“However in light of emerging concerns about the risks children could be exposed to, we are urging parents to be aware of Fortnite’s features. It’s vital parents have regular conversations with their children about the games they are playing, and how to stay safe online.
Anyone looking for further online safety advice can contact the O2 NSPCC online safety helpline on 0808 800 5002 or use this link https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ .
Southampton University will be published some photos taken at school during Chinese lessons and from our Chinese experience day later this term. (Years 2 to 6 only)
Please inform the school if you do NOT wish your child's photos to be used by the University.