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Our vision is to provide an inspirational educational experience to encourage lifelong learning and fulfil all of our pupils unique God given potential.

Dear Parent / Guardian,

1 April 2020

Staffing

We are sorry to announce that Mrs Caroline Miller will be leaving us at Sholden C of E Primary School. Her last day with us will be on Friday 1st May. Mrs Miller is leaving us to concentrate on her fostering commitments and is planning to spend time with her family. I know you will join me in thanking Mrs Miller for the care and support she has given to so many of our children and families over the years. There will be an opportunity to say a proper goodbye and thank you once things return to normal. We wish her and her family happiness and best wishes for the future.

Home Learning

Staff will not be setting work over the Easter period but there are plenty of hyperlinks and ideas for you to explore on the school website. After Easter, staff will continue to update the website with new activities each Monday. I will continue to keep you up-to-date with any change. It has been exciting to see the children's work, please keep sending them in for displaying on our website.

Term 5 starts Monday 20th April 2020-Keyworkers/Vulnerable Children

Sholden School will remain partially open to children of critical keyworkers and vulnerable children only, after the Easter break. If you are a keyworker (see guide opposite) or have a vulnerable child please contact the office at office@sholdenprimary.org.uk to indicate the days you require childcare. This will support us in providing the correct number of staff whilst ensuring staff who are not required to attend may work from home.

Free School Meals (FSM)

If you are entitled to Free School Meals (not universal KS1 Free School Meals) and have not received an email from the school office regarding Free School Meals from the 20th April, please can you email the school confirming your email address. ( office@sholdenprimary.org.uk )

Support

If you or a family you know are struggling in these uncertain times please pass on the following contact:  Kent Support and Assistance Service (KSAS) offer short term help - often in the form of food vouchers. Kent Support and Assistance Service (KSAS) may be able to help you if you are having serious difficulties managing your income due to the COVID 19 situation.

They offer help for a short time only if you have no other means of support, often in the form of vouchers to spend on household shopping.

 

Please see more details on their website:

https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-care-and-health/care-and-support/benefits/home-essentials-in-a-crisis

 

Collective Worship

The Diocesan have sent us some great resources that you can share with your children at home. You will be able to find these resources on the school website under Our Christian School, Collective Worship. These include William and Lucy tell Bible stories, William and Lucy explore worship at home (both by Rebecca Swansbury) and Holy Week at Home.

 

Easter

During the Easter break please continue to follow the Government guidance:

  • Stay at home
  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family.

 

Remember this is not a holiday in the sense that we know it; as much as we would like to go out in the sunshine we need to remember why it is important to stay in, to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Remember - You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

 

For further guidance on what you can and cannot do follow the guidance at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

 

We wish you a very happy Easter and ask you to reflect on the meaning of Easter at this difficult time.

 

 Message from Upper Deal Churches

As probably many of you know, all church services are cancelled at the moment and because of the non contact guidance in place we are keeping members of our congregation informed by weekly email. If anyone would like to be included in this, please let me have your email address and I will arrange for you to receive these updates.

We are also exploring the possibility of virtual services via ZOOM. Details of this will also be included in our weekly email. For further information please email me at jimsullivan181@gmail.com .

Prayer for our time from Jim Sullivan

Lord Jesus Christ,

you taught us to love our neighbour,

and to care for those in need as if we were caring for you.

In this time of anxiety, give us strength to comfort the fearful,

to tend the sick, and to assure the isolated of our love, and your love,

for your name's sake.

Amen.

 

  

Yours Sincerely,

Dawn Theaker

Headteacher

 

 

Previous Newsletter

 

 

 

Dear Parents / Carers

Please find a list of term dates below:

Note: These are subject to change

Term Dates

Term 3

DATE

EVENT AND WHO

WHERE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

7.02.2020

Disco

St Leonards Church

5:30-7:00pm

10.02.2020

Ducklings Trip

TAG

10-12

10.02.2020

Ducklings Stay & Play

School

EYFS 2:30-3:00pm

10.02.2020

Swans trip

Duke of York School

12-17.45 hrs

10.02.2020

Safer Internet Week

Activities taking place at school

11.02.2020 Safer Internet Day

14.02.2020  Safer Internet Collective Worship (children only)

13.02.2020

Ducklings Stay & Play

School

EYFS 2:30-3:00pm

13.02.2020

Swans Collective Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30pm Parents of children in Swans class only.

14.02.2020

Breakfast Club Valentines Theme

School

8am-8.55

14.02.2020

Tag Day - £1

School

Fundraising for FOSS

14.02.2020

Cake Sale

School

Fundraising for FOSS  donations required

14.02.2020

End of Term 3

 

Finish at 3:15pm

Half Term 17/02/2020 - 21/02/2020

Term 4

24.02.2020

First Day of Term 4

 

 

25.02.2020

Herons Swimming

Tides

Weekly every Tuesday morning for Term 4

27.2.2020

Kingfishers Dance with Dani

Scout Hut

Weekly every Thursday afternoon for Term 4

27.02.2020

Foss Meeting

School Library

9am - Please come and join us! Everyone welcome.

28.02.2020

Collective Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30-3:00pm Parents welcome.

6.03.2020

World Book Day

School

Dress up as your favourite Book Character!

13.03.2020

Sports Relief

School

Wear Sports Clothes information to follow.

17.03.2020

Year 5/6 Sex and Relationship Parental Talk

School

Discussion regarding the content of the Curriculum being taught. This is an opportunity for parents to view resources and ask questions.

23.03.2020

YR-6 Parent  Teacher Consultation

Taking place in each classroom.

Book a time via the online portal

24.03.2020

Y1-6 Parent  Teacher Consultation

Taking place in each classroom.

Book a time via the online portal

27.03.2020

Collective Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30-3:00pm Parents welcome.

31.03.2020

Prayer Workshop

School

A range of reflection activities for children to participate in throughout the day.

01.04.2020

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Bunny

School

Morning - Led by FOSS

01.04.2020

Easter Service

St Nicholas Church

2:30pm Children only.

01.04.2020

End of Term 4

 

Finish at 3:15pm

02.04.2020

INSET DAY - Curriculum

School

 

03.04.2020

INSET DAY  School Vision

School

 

Happy Easter 6/4/2020- 17/4/2020

 

Term 5

20.4.2020

First Day of Term 5

 

 

23.4.2020

Ducklings Dance with Dani

Scout Hut

Weekly every Thursday afternoon for Term 5

01.05..2020

Collective Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30-3:00pm Parents welcome.

06.05.2020

Y5/6 Residential Parents meeting

School

Information and Kit List/What to take shared with parents. This is an opportunity for parents to ask questions and talk to the class teacher.

7.5.2020

Herons Living Land Trip

Maidstone

All day school trip. Children will experience the Living Land learning about farming, animals, vegetables, machinery etc

8.5.2020

BANK HOLIDAY

 

This is on Friday!

11-17.5.2020

SATS WEEK (Year 6)

Assessment Week Y1-5

School

Exam Week

15.5.2020

SWANS class TRIP

School

A magical experience!

16.5.2020

Goodwin Grammar Stream Test

Goodwin Academy

Saturday (more information to follow for parents of children going to Goodwin Academy).

21.5.2020

Ducklings Class Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30-3:00pm Parents of Ducklings welcome.

22.5.2020

End of Term 5

 

Finish at 3:15pm

Half Term 25/5/2020 – 29/5/2020

Term 6

1.6.2020

First Day of Term 6

 

.

4.6.2020

Swans ‘Dance with Dani’

Scout Hut

Weekly every Thursday afternoon for Term 6

4.6.2020

Year 5 Parents PESE/Secondary Transfer Meeting

School

Presentation to parents on the Kent Test/PESE/11+ and applying for secondary school

11.6.2020

EYFS (new intake) Home Visits

Home

EYFS Staff to visit new children at home

16.6.2020

EYFS (new intake) Home Visits

Home

EYFS Staff to visit new children at home

19.06

Collective Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30-3:00pm Parents welcome.

23.6.2020

EYFS Welcome Transition Meeting 2-3pm

Group 1

School

Welcome New EYFS Intake 2020 Parental Meeting An introduction to starting school. Opportunity to meet the Staff, Governors,  find out how to purchase uniforms etc

New EYFS Intake 2020  A taster Session

Come and Play

24.6.2020

Swimming Gala

tbc

tbc

25.6.2020

Maths Competition

tbc

tbc

25.6.2020

EYFS Welcome Transition Meeting 2-3pm

Group 2

School

Welcome New EYFS Intake 2020 Parental Meeting An introduction to starting school. Opportunity to meet the Staff, Governors, find out how to purchase uniforms etc

New EYFS Intake 2020 A taster Session

Come and Play

26.6.2020

Sports Day

School

Times 1.15

26.6.2020

Summer BBQ

School

Fundraising for FOSS. Please come along and support our school.

Further details to follow.

30.6.2020

Summer Cup

The Downs

Tbc (usually AM)

30.6.2020

EYFS Transition Afternoon

Group 1

School

New EYFS Intake 2020 - A taster Session

Come and Play

2.7.2020

EYFS Transition Afternoon

Group 2

School

New EYFS Intake 2020 - A taster Session

Come and Play

2.7.2020

Transition Day

School & Secondary Schools

Year 6 children to spend the day at their future secondary schools. All other pupils experience time in their classes for the following academic year.

3.7.2020

Reserve Sports Day

School

Alternative date in case of wet weather on 26th.

6-10.7.2020

SWANS Residential Trip

Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, Kent

Adventure Activities!

9.7.2020

EYFS Current & New Intake Picnic

School

Welcome to our school -New EYFS Intake 2020 have an opportunity to meet and play with their peers; parents have an opportunity to get to know the staff and each other

10.07.2020

Kingfishers Class Worship

St Nicholas Church

Parents of Kingfishers Class welcome.

15.7.2020

Reports to Parents

 

School

Parents/Carers will receive your child's annual school report.

15.7.2020

Reserve Year 6 Production Evening

tbc

tbc

16.7.2020

Year 6 Production

tbc

am Dress Rehearsal

pm Dress Rehearsal to whole school

evening Performance to Parents

17.7.2020

Pfizer Science Day -presentation

Taking place in school.

Activities and demonstration/ presentations

20.7.2020

Optional Parent  Teacher Consultations

Taking place in each classroom.

If you wish to discuss your child’s report then you can book a time via the school office or the class teacher.

22.7.2020

Leavers Service

St Nicholas Church

9am Year 6 leave for church

10am Leavers Service

11am Whole school picnic

1300hrs Children may leave after registration

22.7.2020

End of Term 6

 

 

 

Head Teacher