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Dear Families,

As we are nearing the end of a very challenging school year, I would like to thank you all for your continued, amazing support. As you know, we have made some alterations to the last few days of the year so that every child can have the opportunity to meet their teacher. There has been a wonderful response to this offer, and we are very excited at the prospect of meeting everybody!

Tuesday 21st July marks the formal end of the school year, and we will be celebrating our Year 6 group completing their time at primary school (there are some surprises in store!). This will be the last day that children are able to attend the school, which will be prepared over the summer holiday for full opening in September.

In the meanwhile, we hope that Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 enjoy their visit to school, that Year 6 are readying themselves for the 21st, and that everybody continues to be safe and well.

Oh! ... one last thing! ... please return any school reading books (in a plastic bag) on your day in school, and look at our 'Silly Squad' reading challenge (on the tab above).

Take care everybody, Mr Messer :-)

SCHOOL OPENING UPDATE 

Dear Families,

In the light of current advice and guidance for schools, I am writing to inform you of our plans to enable every child to have the opportunity to meet the staff at the school prior to the end of term. In most cases, this will enable children to spend a day with their new teacher.

All children attending:

  • Must only do so if well. If you or your child are exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 you must self isolate and not attend school (ill person self isolates for 7 days, and the rest of the family for 14 days). The child can return before this time if tested and evidence of a negative test is provided.
  • Must maintain social distancing rules when not in the school. The country is at Level 3, but restrictions at other levels are currently being eased. This raises the risk of increasing cases of Covid-19 (the second wave). To protect your family, the community, and staff, please adhere to remaining restrictions rigidly.
  • Must not behave in a manner that puts others at risk of infection, and will be asked to work at home again if they continue to do this.
  • Must be supervised to and from the school, with just one adult supervising them in the line ready to enter the school grounds, and one adult coming onto the school site to collect.
  • Must attend the whole session on offer. The school reception is closed, and families will not be able to collect their child during the day (except for an emergency, e.g. if the family are required to self isolate).
  • Must be collected from school immediately in the event that they show symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Must not wear a face mask, PPE gloves or other similar equipment.
  • You must arrive exactly on time, and collect on time to avoid cross infection.
  • Do not take public transport. Do not try to park near the school. No scooters please. The most effective way to travel will be by walking.

Children will need to bring in:

  • Home learning pack (named)
  • Packed lunch (named)
  • Water bottle, pre-filled (named)
  • Any medication required in a sealed and named bag.

Contact Us:

  • The main entrance will be closed. Please do not try to enter the school building.
  • Call us on 01206 506800
  • Email us using the email addresses below.

Take care, stay safe, and keep following national social distancing and self isolation advice, Mr Messer 😊


Our 'School Closed Work' section has all you need to help children to keep learning, and has advice and guidance for parents.  Keep safe everyone! :-) 

Contact

Year 3 Teachers          Year3teachers@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk 

Year 4 Teachers          Year4teachers@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Year 5 Teachers          Year5teachers@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Year 6 Teachers          Year6teachers@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

SEN Issues                   senco@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Welfare Issues            nurture@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Dale                      jdale@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Administration            stg-admin@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

Telephone                   01206 506800 ( 9:30am to 10:30am Monday to Friday)

Asking for Help

StarLine on 0330 313 9162. StarLine is an independent body, staffed by teachers and Ofsted employees, who are available to give advice to families. Be aware that the call will be charged at the local rate.

Staying Safe Whilst Learning Online

The following websites may be useful in helping families to keep their children safe whilst working online.

www.ceop-police.uk

www.childnet.com

www.internetmatters.org

www.net-aware.org.uk

www.parentinfo.org

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/safeguarding/schools-protecting-children-abuse-neglect

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Please note you can now report your child's absence via the attendance email address - attendance@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

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We are continuing to monitor the situation nationally. Schools do not have any information regarding their reopening, other than that which has already been shared with the public. We anticipate that social distancing will be required for a significant period of time, and do not expect the school to fully open again this school year.

Local Visits

To help children with their learning we may often go out of the school gate on a local visit. Your local visit permission slip enables us to do this. We will always inform families in advance if we are planning a local visit, normally via a text message (except for visits to the school field for PE etc). These visits will often be added to the website calendar. All such visits are fully risk assessed and planned prior to taking place.

Junior Parkrun will be held on the recreation ground at 9am on Sunday. Register for free at www.parkrun.org.uk/colchester-juniors/ . Any pupil of the school who runs regularly can order a barcode bracelet and/or barcode tag from the Parkrun website and we will reinburse the cost! (Just show us the items and receipt as proof). Parkrun Currently Suspended

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School Meals remain £2.50 per day from September 2019.

Swimming is taught in Year 5. Please be aware that a £2.00 financial contribution will be requested for each lesson. Also, please do not allow your child to have piercings as this may impact upon them being able to join in.

Educational Visits are organised regularly for the children in the school. We will need to request a financial contribution for each visit that is a fair proportion of the total cost involved. Vists risk being cancelled if adequate contributions are not received.

Ofsted conducted an inspection of the school on November 9th and 10th  2017 as part of their normal round of inspections. Our school was judged to be good in all aspects. The full report can be read in the information section of this website.

SATs 2019 Results (Results for the whole year group : not confirmed) 

Reading 65%, Writing 82%, Maths 73%, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling 72%

Combined result 58%

SATs 2019 (Results for children who attended the school for all four years)

Reading 73%, Writing 87%, Maths 79%, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling 76%

Combined result 66%

 

 

 

 

Disruptive Weather or Significant Events : in the event of any significant disruptive weather, or unavoidable events (eg lack of utilities), families will be informed by text of any risk to the school being able to open as normal. Please do not keep your child off school unless you have heard from the school formally of any need to close.

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Tel: 01206 506800 | Fax: 01206 506801 | Email: admin@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

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