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Friday 25th September 2020



Dear Parent / Carer,

Firstly, I want to take the opportunity to thank you and everyone in your school community for your ongoing commitment to the education, health and wellbeing of our children at this time.

Flu Vaccinations

It is more important than ever this year that we protect our loved ones and the more vulnerable members of our community and so I am asking you to support this year’s flu vaccination schedule.

We also need to ensure that children and young people receive any vaccinations that they may have missed due to COVID19. The Kent and Medway Immunisation Service offer the following vaccinations to school-aged children (please note that we are now vaccinating year 7s against flu):


  • Flu vaccine for children in years R to year 6. This is seasonal and runs from October to December.


  • NEW Year 7: flu vaccine.
  • Year 8: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) first dose
  • Year 9: HPV second dose, meningococcal strains A, C, W and Y (MenACWY), plus diphtheria, tetanus and polio (Td/IPV)
  • Year 10: MenACWY/TdIPV catch up

The flu vaccines will be administered at Sholden C of E Primary School on Wednesday 9th December 2020. A letter/email will be sent to you soon requesting consent for your child to have the flu vaccination. Children must have signed consent by a parent/carer in order to have the vaccination. More details to follow.

Staggered Collection

Thank you to everyone who has stuck to the drop off and collection times. The congestion easing measures we have put in place to filter parents off the pathway into the opening of the school grounds seem to be working. However, if I can remind parent/careers in Herons class if they can delay collecting their children until between 3:20 and 3:30pm even if you have children in the other classes. This will assist us, and you, in the safe collection of everyone on site.

Phonics Screening Tests

At Sholden C of E Primary School we will be carrying out Phonics Screening Tests with Year 2 Pupils starting the week beginning Monday 23rd November 2020 after the June test was missed because of coronavirus.

The test is usually carried out with Year 1 pupils in June, however, due to the Covid19 lockdown this was not carried out. Under the normal system, pupils who don’t meet the expected standard or miss the test in year 1 take it again the following summer.

Schools are required to administer a past version of the check to year 2 pupils during the second half of the 2020 autumn term.

Year 2 pupils who meet the expected standard in the autumn check will not be required to complete any further statutory assessments in phonics.

Year 2 pupils who do not meet the expected standard in the autumn check will be expected to take the statutory check again in June 2021.

Schools will be required to report their year 2 pupils’ check scores to the local authority and the local authority will then submit this data to the DfE.

The teacher will prepare the children for the phonics screening test as normal. If you have any queries or questions about the test please contact Miss Deary at or phone the office and request a telephone call back Tel 01304374852. Please support us by ensuring pupils have lots of rest, have a good breakfast and are ready for school, particularly at this time.


The NHS Test and Trace have launched the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It will do this by alerting people who may have been exposed to infection so that they can take action.

The app is available to download for anyone aged 16 and over. This means that some students in year 11, students in years 12, 13 and in further education colleges will be eligible to use the app and benefit from its features.

For more information about the app visit:

The school has signed up for a QR key (see below) for anyone using the app and who wants to register that they have visited Sholden CEP School. They will be posted at each entry point. There is one in the reception area of the school now.

  Covid Scan

Parent Consultations

Due to Covid19 we will be holding virtual parental consultation Meetings using Parent email online.

A link will be sent out to you in the next week for you to book your appointments.

If you are unable to make any of the appointment times listed please contact the office to arrange an alternative.

This will be the first time we have held virtual meetings with parents so please bear with us if there are any technical issues. If there are difficulties the class teacher will call you or will arrange a meeting at a different time. It is important to us that we get to meet you and have a chance to discuss how your child is doing.

The teachers will be available on the following dates:

  • Mrs Bowman (Swans) Friday 9th October 2020
  • Miss Brown (Kingfishers) Monday 12th October 2020
  • Miss Deary (Kingfishers) Tuesday 13th October 2020
  • Mrs Pye (Ducklings) Wednesday 14th October 2020.

 Many thanks for your cooperation and support in our adventure using new technology!



Keep safe and well

Yours sincerely,

Dawn Theaker  (Headteacher)                  


Love, Peace, Forgiveness, Kindness and Courage

Drop off and collection times



 Ducklings (PE on Thursdays)

08:50-9:00 Reception Gate

3:10-3:20 Reception Gate

 Kingfishers (PE on Wednesdays)

08:50-9:00 Large Gate

3:10-3:20 Large Gate

 Herons ( PE on Monday & Tuesday)

09:00-9:10 Large Gate

3:20-3:30 Large Gate

 Swans (PE on Monday & Thursday)

08:40-8:50 Large Gate

3:05-3:15 Large Gate



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