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Shirley Avenue

Gomersal

Cleckheaton

Bradford

BD19 4NA

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Dear Parents/carers

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year.

After School Clubs:

After school clubs will be starting next week:

Multi-Sports for Reception, Year 1 and 2 will be on Wednesdays (12th January to the 16th February)

Football for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be on Fridays (14th January to the 18th February)

The cost for both clubs is £21 to be paid on ParentPay.

Year 5:

On the 14th January 2022, Year 5 will be selling Milkshake and Cookies to all children during school time, for 50p.

This money will be used to support resource costs for our Ancient Mayan topic.

Christmas Jumpers:

The children in Y6 have been learning about how to live more sustainably to help them to do their part in saving the planet. As part of this project, we are suggesting that families bring unwanted Christmas jumpers into school in January, and we will then store them until November when we will distribute them to new families.

Tea-Time Club:

Winter snow Fall Arts & Crafts

Thursday 13th January 

Who likes the Snow? We do!

We are going to be creating our very own Winter Scenes. Time to get creative. Come along and join us. 

To book your child’s place, please call or email the School Office. Can’t wait to see your pictures.

Mrs Wharton and Miss Hacking 

Nut free school:

Please remember that we are a nut free school. This is because we have a pupil with a nut allergy. I have been told by lunchtime staff that they have seen a number of nut products in packed lunches. It is essential that we do not have these products in school. Products which say ‘may contain nuts’ are acceptable.

Training Days 21/22 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Thursday 5th May 2022  
Monday 25th July 2022  
Tuesday 26th July 2022  

Please don’t forget that school will be closed for Jubilee Day on Friday 27th May.

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker


Latest COVID guidance:

From 11 January in England, people who receive positive lateral flow device (LFD) test results for coronavirus (COVID-19) will be required to self-isolate immediately and won’t be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.

This is a temporary measure while COVID-19 rates remain high across the UK. Whilst levels of COVID-19 are high, the vast majority of people with positive LFD results can be confident that they have COVID-19.

Lateral flow tests are taken by people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who develops 1 of the 3 main COVID-19 symptoms should stay at home and self-isolate and take a PCR test. They must self-isolate if they get a positive test result, even if they have had a recent negative lateral flow test – these rules have not changed.

In line with the reduced self-isolation approach announced on 22 December, anyone who tests positive will be able to leave self-isolation 7 days after the date of their initial positive test if they receive 2 negative LFD results, 24 hours apart, on days 6 and 7.

Guidance on when you do not need to self-isolate:

If you live with or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, you will not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:

  • you’re fully vaccinated – this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine
  • you’re under 18 years and 6 months old
  • you’re taking part or have taken part in an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • you’re not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Even if you do not have symptoms, you’re strongly advised to:

  • do daily rapid lateral flow tests (1 a day for 7 days), if you’re fully vaccinated, to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 – find out more about daily testing on GOV.UK
  • follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
  • consider limiting contact with people who are at higher risk from COVID-19

For further information, go to:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/