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Newsletter 2.10.20

A message from Miss Woodward

I can’t believe October is here already! The children are really enjoying their autumn walks around school and collecting the conkers.

We would like to say thank you for helping us to keep the school community safe by keeping your child off school when they are unwell and booking Covid tests when your child or family member is displaying potential symptoms. We are also grateful for you keeping us up to date with test results and ensuring that self-isolation and quarantine periods are strictly adhered to. We have all had to make so many adjustments but I am sure you agree that it is a small price to pay to have all of the children safely back in school.

Please can I ask all parents to put children’s names in their school jumpers and cardigans. This will assist staff in helping children find their belongings if they get misplaced in school.


 Why Water is Important

Please can I remind all parents and carers that the children should only have water in their bottles – no juice or flavoured water please.

Here are some reasons why drinking water improves your child’s learning:

  • The key to boosting the capacity to learn is keep well hydrated throughout the day. When we are thirsty, mental performance deteriorates by 10%.
  • Children concentrate better because they are not distracted by the effects of dehydration such as thirst, tiredness and irritability.
  • Children will achieve more when both their health and learning needs are met. Ensuring access to water and promoting a regular water intake throughout the school day is a vital role for schools in promoting health and providing a healthy learning environment.



Walk, Cycle or Scoot to School week:

5th – 9th October 

All children who participate will help us to compete for the Jack Archer Award.

This year will be the 17th year of the very popular Jack Archer Award. Jack was an Alderman of York who never owned a car, preferring to walk everywhere, and lived to the age of 92. He was also Chairman and President of Age UK York. This year will be the 10th anniversary of his death so Age UK York would like to mark it by asking children to write to their day club members telling them about what they have seen on their journey, or to draw a picture.


Our School Target is 97%

This week our attendance was: 94.58%

The winners this week are…

First Place: Fossgate with 98.52%

Second Place: Gillygate with 98.50%

Third Place: Stonegate with 95.48%

ATTENDANCE: Following the period of lockdown, attendance is now mandatory and children are, by law, expected to attend school.


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