Spring News 2019

Snow and School and Closure and

Clothing and Hot School Meals

Last March proved that it is always good to be prepared! In the event of severe weather conditions which you suspect could result in the closure of the school, please tune in to BBC Radio Lincolnshire between 5:30am and 11:00pm Monday to Friday on 94.9FM or to LincsFM 102.2.  Obviously staff will make every effort to arrive at school in poor weather conditions, but in the event of the school being under-staffed or there being a heating failure, we would have to close the school and this will be announced on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Lincs. FM.  We will also place a notice to this effect on our website and contact families using the ‘txtround’ email and text message service.

Ultimately the decision whether you can transport the children to school, if it is open, remains with yourselves. Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways Department have said in the past: "… if the bad weather does come, we need the public to decide whether they really should travel. The fewer vehicles we have on the road the easier it is for us to deal with the consequences of the weather."

Should the school be open and your children are unable to attend, we ask that you contact us and inform us of this. At the same time, if the children do come to school and there is snow on the playground, we will let them out at break if they are correctly dressed with warm clothes and boots/ strong shoes for outside with another pair of shoes/ trainers to wear in school. Please ensure all footwear is named; a carrier bag for wet footwear is also very helpful.

We have been informed by William Farr School that if they are closed because of snow that their kitchens will not be providing hot school meals. Such a closure will be notified by 7.30am on local radio and the William Farr Website. Should this be the case, all children will need to bring packed lunches in on that day if our school remains open.

Major Creative Projects

Cinematheque

Our Year 5 children are currently fully engaged in an excellent film-making project which will see their films screened at the British Film Institute in London and The Venue in Lincoln.

Lincoln University Radio and Digital Storytelling Project

Once again we are delighted to be involved in this excellent scheme which, amongst a range of exciting activities, will see our children writing, producing and presenting their own radio shows.

The Young Journalist Academy

We are really enjoying working with the Young Journalist Academy and our Year 5 newsroom is now fully established and producing some amazing writing. Please have a look at their work so far: http://www.youngjournalistacademy.com

Caring for Others

Our Foodbank Fridays have been a great success – keeping alive the belief that we should have the needs of others central to our thoughts and actions throughout the year. Our Christmas Collection filled nearly four shopping trolleys to the brim.

The next Foodbank Friday is 1st March 2019 – please send in your non-perishable items to school for collection and distribution.

Sports success on the horizon (again!)

We have a very busy term ahead with sport including:

Our various sports teams competing in a range of local and county wide events including the county finals for indoor athletics

Our lacrosse, goal ball and new age kurling teams making their competitive debuts in inter school events

Our Cross Country teams beginning their challenge to regain individual and retain team titles in the league of more than twenty schools.

The continuation of a wide range of extra-curricular activities to promote physical well-being.

Update your details / reporting absences

Could you please ensure that our office has your latest contact details? It is fantastic to have the technology to contact parents immediately now in the case of school closure or to discuss the children’s education and well being. However this does depend on us having your latest address, phone and email details.

Absence If your child is absent from school, could you please report this to school by 9:30am?