After School Clubs
Joe, our sports coach will be starting a multi sports after school club for 2 bubbles next week. Years 1 and 2 can attend on Wednesday and Years 3 and 4 on Friday. They will run until 4pm and will cost £4.00. This will be paid for via ParentPay. These clubs will be assigned to all children in these year groups, but you only pay if your child is attending. A payment is classed as a booking so you don’t need to speak to the office.
Join tea-time club on Thursday for Bingo. There will be prizes and lots of fun so make sure you’re booked in by phoning or emailing the school office.
If the weather is warm enough, children can come to school in shorts and T-shirts, but it may be a good idea to send a jumper too. All clothes should still follow the school PE kit code of a white T-shirt and black/navy/dark grey shorts. Just a reminder that our summer dresses are green and white checked.
Water bottles and sun hats
Now that the weather is getting warmer can you please make sure that your child comes to school with a filled water bottle and a sun hat. Due to COVID we would rather not hand out cups. Children are able to refill water bottles at school, but should be taken home each day to be thoroughly washed out.
Please look out for a letter providing details of our upcoming parent’s evening coming out next week. This will be done by telephone again with times booked on our parents evening booking system.
Thank you very much to the Chorlton family and everyone else who helped clean up one of the ginnels close to school. This had become filled with rubbish, but through their hard work it has now been cleared and is now much more pleasant for everyone to walk down. We really appreciate all your hard work.
As part of a pilot, Kirklees are setting up a one-day mobile collection point in each of the following areas: Dewsbury, Batley, Ravensthorpe and Sheepridge in Huddersfield between the dates of 23 April – 26 April 2021. Please see the other letter attached below for more information.
Speaking of monitoring health, can I just ask you to regularly check your child’s head for head lice. We have had a few reports of this so please remember that if you keep on top of it, it really reduces the spread to other children.
The Big Ask
A message from Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England:
The Big Ask is the largest ever survey of children in England, designed to find out what their concerns and aspirations about the future are.
I’m now writing to let you know that The Big Ask is now live at http://thebigask.uk/
Please use the link to complete the survey. This will only take 5 minutes of your time.
The results from this survey will help me identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their potential, put forward solutions and set ambitious goals for the country to achieve. I need to reach as many children as possible through The Big Ask – the more I hear from, the stronger the results will be.
Thank you in advance for helping me put children and young people at the heart of the country’s plans to rebuild for the future.
Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker
Kirklees Council is bringing a mobile collection point to a number of areas across the borough – including your ward – to make it easier for local people to access Covid-19 Lateral Flow home testing kits.
In a national effort to reduce infection rates, twice-weekly asymptomatic Covid-19 testing is currently available for everyone in England.
You may already be aware that there are a few different ways you can access your twice-weekly asymptomatic tests. However, we know it can be difficult for some people to access these options for a number of reasons.
That’s why, as part of a pilot, we’re setting up a one-day mobile collection point in each the following areas: Dewsbury, Batley, Ravensthorpe and Sheepridge in Huddersfield between the dates of 23 April – 26 April 2021.
We’re doing this as a continued pilot to better understand demand for this type of service. So please use the mobile collection point if it is in your local area and you’re struggling to access your twice-weekly asymptomatic tests through the other options available.
Anyone over 18 can collect two packs of home testing kits (containing seven tests each) – the times, dates and locations are in the below table.
You don’t need to book, just turn up and please wear a face covering and social distance from those outside your household or bubble.
The tests come with instructions on how to use the tests and how frequently you should take them. We will have staff on hand to show you how to use the tests should you need help. You will also be able to take a test a lateral flow Covid-19 test at the mobile collection point if you wish.
Mobile collection site timetable
|Friday 23 April||8:00am – 12:00pm Closed for lunch 1pm-5pm||Ravenshorpe||Retail Park||Ravensthorpe Shopping Park, Huddersfield Road,|
|Saturday 24 April||8:00am – 12:00pm Closed for lunch 1pm-5pm||Dewsbury||Sainsburys||WF12 8EB|
|Sunday 25 April||8:00am – 12:00pm Closed for lunch 1pm-5pm||Batley||Wards hill Car Park||26 Wellington St, Batley|
|Monday 26 April||8:00am – 12:00pm Closed for lunch 1pm-5pm||Sheepridge, Huddersfield||Chestnut Centre||HD2 1HJ|
Other ways to get your asymptomatic tests:
- There are collection sites available across Kirklees. You do not need to book and you can collect two packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests.
- You can also take a rapid lateral flow test at a local site. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator.
- You can also collect test kits from participating pharmacies.
- You can also order a home test kit online but please note that this is a limited service and is aimed at those who are unable to get test from the other methods because they are shielding for example.
Taking a test helps reduce the spread of the virus in your community.
- If you test positive, you help to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19 in your household, support bubble and community.
- The test identifies and supports infectious people to isolate before they develop symptoms.
- Testing helps with the management and containment of COVID-19 outbreaks.
- Testing protects those most vulnerable to the impacts and consequences of COVID-19.
If you have symptoms
Go to COVID-19 Test and Trace: Getting a test if you have symptoms if you require a test because you have symptoms.