Children in Need – Well-Being Week 15-19th November 2021

Next week we are taking part in BBC Children in Need. Their theme is focusing on mental health and well-being. We will have a range of activities in school such as Act of Kindness Bingo in classes, learning the moves for the Joe Wicks workout and a mufti day on Friday 19th. Children can choose to wear either bright colours or fancy dress in exchange for £1.

At home with your child, you can bake and decorate a cake and send in the photo.

Have lots of fun!

Katie

How we learn Coffee Morning – 19th November

Next Friday 19th November will be our latest coffee morning for parents. The theme will be ‘How we learn at St Nicholas School’

COVID Symptoms

Dear Parents & Carers

If your child has COVID symptoms, please do not send them into school. You will need to get a PCR test for your child and only send them in if the result is negative. If they will not take a test, they will need to remain off school for the 10 days self-isolation period. Please make sure you inform your child’s teacher if they are absent due to COVID.

As a reminder, children under the age of 18 years and 6 months do not need to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID.

Please follow the flowchart attached to this message giving the latest guidance.

Kind regards

Katie Goodwin

Headteacher

https://www.st-nicholas.croydon.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Education-setting-flowcharts-September-2021v2.pdf

Squirrel Class Verb Rap

Squirrel Class made a rap video about verbs! Click below to watch it

(all parents have given permission for this video to be published)

 

Covid-19 Risk Assessment Update

Please see our updated Covid risk assessment here

New headteacher appointed/News Update

Dear Parents

Over the last couple of days the Governors have been undertaking a selection process choose the right person to take over my role as Headteacher from September. Against a strong field, including external candidates, I am delighted to announce that my successor will be Katie Goodwin, currently our KS2 Deputy Head. I know Katie is looking forward to the challenge, and I am sure that she will enjoy it as much as I have.

In other news, we will be holding parent’s evening meetings throughout the week beginning 24th May. We are planning to allow parents to come in to school for these, but they will not all take place on the same evening and other restrictions will be in place. Any parent who would prefer a remote session will be able to book one – more information will be provided. We also hope to hold some outside events where parents can come into school. These will take place in the second half of the summer term after the 21st June relaxation of Covid rules, and will hopefully give you the chance to meet other parents and start to rebuild the sense of community that has always been a strong part of our identity.

A reminder that half term is from 31st May – 4th June and the school will be closed for an INSET day on Monday 21st June. We break up for the summer holiday at 1:30pm on Wednesday 21st July.

Hope you all enjoy the bank holiday weekend.

Best wishes

Nick Dry, Headteacher

Rights Respecting School Challenge 2

World Book Day

From 1st-5th March we are celebrating World Book Week and this year we are focussing our celebrations around the stories and poems of Julia Donaldson! She wrote some of our favourite stories including The Gruffalo, What the Ladybird Heard, Superworm, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom and so many more!

During the week, in your online lessons or at school, your teachers will be sharing Julia Donaldson stories and activities.

On Friday 5th March we would love it if you could dress up as your favourite book character (it doesn’t have to be a Julia Donaldson character) and send your teacher some photos for our school display. We would also love some photos of you reading at home or somewhere more unusual!

The World Book Day website (www.worldbookday.com) is running weekly competitions – this week they are asking you to send in photos of Books That Make You LOL – to kick off Show Your Shares, this week’s competition is all about what makes you chuckle! Your favourite funny reads, or you sharing stories in a silly way. Are you reading dressed as your favourite funny book character or giggling over your favourite comic? Please send in photos directly to the World Book Day website and to your class teacher so that we can display them in school too!

Below is the link to print your own £1 book token – it can be printed and used in shops like Sainsbury’s or Asda or shown on a phone screen in some participating shops. Please see the Ts&Cs at the bottom of the voucher to see where it can be used.

Book Token 2021

International Cook Off

We are having an international cook off! We would love it if you could send us photos of a dish you have cooked with your parents! Please send photos to Frederique (fmclean5.306@lgflmail.org) or Claire Winters (cbullen.306@lgflmail.org) by email or on Weduc!

Postcards to our buddy schools – Rights Respecting School

Frederique has set us another Rights Respecting School challenge, to write a postcard to our buddy schools in France and New Zealand. You could make one on paper or complete the Postcard 2Do on Purple Mash.