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Class information letters
The class information pages and weekly information are updated every MONDAY on our school website. Diary dates, reminders, information on the class learning and details of the home learning are all accessed using the links below.
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Friday 14th June
Summer Fair Raffle
We already have some great prizes:
**Amazon Echo Dot,
** Limited edition Official Spiderman Jacket from the film set crew,
Photoshoot with Annie Armitage,
**Breakfast at Lizzie’s café, **Spartans Hoodie and Basketball session,
**Complexshone Gift voucher, **Katy’s Fitness Indoor Bootcamp,
**£20 Chessington Garden Centre Voucher, **Birdworld Day Out,
**Little Golfers Voucher, **3 x We make Footballers Vouchers,
**Vouchers for afterschool clubs, **Park Brewery Beer, **Kempton park Race vouchers,
and more prizes added daily……
If you would like to promote your company or have anything suitable for the school fair raffle please contact Ginette via the school office.
We will, of course, mention your business in our Fair literature that will be displayed in all our classrooms, school newsletter and social media. On the day of the fair, we will also display your promotional leaflets/literature on our raffle prize table. All gifts received are advertised on the web site with a direct hyper-link to your company which is a great way of promoting your company. Click on the QR code to take you directly to the web site. The top four prizes are listed on the tickets themselves, with a reach far greater than our school population alone.
Look out for Raffle Tickets today in your child’s bag.
For full list of prizes CLICK HERE
More prizes added daily
Today is a MUFTI Day
Children may wear their own clothes in exchange for:
Can be given in any day;
Dear parents and carers,
Please be aware that your children are your responsibility until they have entered the classrooms in the morning. The playground is not supervised by staff before or after school, as they are received from parents/carers at the classroom doors and returned to them at the door at the end of the day.
Please be aware that before school this morning a Year 1 child ran out of the school gates on to Princes Road to retrieve a ball.
Please keep them with you to make sure they are safe, until you hand your child/ren in to the class teachers and until you leave the playground with them at the end of the day.
Thanks for your help and cooperation,
Rainbow Day - Friday 21st June
Help us raise money by wearing a rainbow outfit eg: green socks, red jeans, yellow coat in exchange for a £1 to go towards the Rainbow Trust Children’s charity.
The Rainbow Trust Children's Charity enables families who have a child with a life-threatening illness to make the most of time together; providing expert practical ...
Planned by: Niamh, Amelia, Betty & Tamila
On Wednesday 12th June, some of our Year 5 children took part in a borough wide Kwik Cricket tournament. The standard was very high from the start, but the team had previous experience and was in high spirits. They displayed fantastic communication and teamwork skills giving each other tips to help improve technique or change their positioning throughout. Overall, the performances got better with each game. Unfortunately, the competition was tough, and the team did not get through to the knockout stages. However, it has been fantastic experience for next year's tournament, and the whole team left proud of what they had achieved. Well done Year 5!
Hoglet’s Cake Sale this Friday
Please come and support Hoglet class by donating / buying cakes.
The class teachers are reliant on money raised from cake sales to purchase extra resources to enhance the children’s learning. Many thanks for your support.
Photo Orders are all ONLINE this year.
Please visit the website
Enter your unique number from the leaflet sent home & place your order before Monday 24th June
The school are NOT accepting cash for orders
Any orders after this date will incur a service late charge
Ordering is simple
Choose image. Choose product and add to basket. Add delivery info/ free delivery to school.
Pay using secure credit card transaction
Asda Green Token Scheme
Please support our school if you visit Asda Roehampton store as we have been nominated for the green Token scheme. Each time you visit please ask for some tokens at the till and place them in the token counter by the help desk.
If we collect lots of tokens we could receive £500 towards our library.
Five Star Rating
We had an unannounced visit to our school kitchen today at 7.45am.
RBK Food Standards Agency inspected our Breakfast Club, After school club and Lunch kitchen facilities and we were awarded the top available rating of 5 stars.
Children going out to play without adult supervision
On these lovely warm summer evenings many chldren are enjoying the opportunity to meet friends and play in our local parks. It has come to our attention recently that there have been some unfortunate incidents at Elm Road park, including physical assault and substance abuse. You may wish to consider encouraging your children to play in other parks instead.
SUMMER FAIR REVISED DATE
Date for your diary - Alexandra Summer fair will now be on
Saturday 22nd June 12-3pm.
Please start collecting children’s book and donations if you are having a clear-out.
We would like to encourage our parents to apply for a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).
Schools are required to request a DBS check for anyone working with children. This includes school trips where children are not under the sole supervision of the teacher at all times (i.e children are spilt into groups to explore). On these trips, parent/volunteers who are not DBS checked cannot take children to the toilets or take charge of a group.
On trips where the class stay together at all times, parents without a DBS are able to volunteer but will not be left unattended with children. The safeguarding of our children is of paramount important and a priority to us at all times.
If you would like to apply for a DBS, please visit our school office for an application pack.
Date for your diary
Friday 5th July Alexandra Festival 6.30-8pm. More details to follow.
Celebration Evening - Wednesday 3rd July 3.45 – 4.30pm
Open school event! Come and celebrate your child’s work in their current class and pop into your child’s new class to meet their new teacher.
Governors met last night for a very productive governing body meeting. One of the items discussed was the recent review, undertaken by the local authority, of Alexandra's ESTA provision (Enhanced Special Needs Teaching Arrangement). The provision supports children with specific special educational needs, and the review judged it to be 'Outstanding'. One of the findings of the review is that 'The school has a highly inclusive ethos which is consistent in its message and underpinned by well thought out principles and practices' and that the provision is 'led and managed by a strong team of highly committed and experienced individuals'. Governors would like to congratulate and thank the team involved in the review and look forward to sharing this best practice with other schools.
Governors also considered a detailed Health and Safety review and a Safeguarding audit. Both showed the high priority the school team gives to the health, safety and well-being of pupils and that appropriate procedures and systems are in place. The strategies for additional interventions for pupils was also discussed, as well as staffing plans for the 2019/20 academic year.
A group of parents, concerned about pollution and safety outside the school gates, are applying to make Alexandra Road and Princes Road a school street area. This means that only cyclists and pedestrians can use the roads during drop off and pick up times. The roads will be closed to non-residential vehicles, for just 30 minutes during these specified times, resulting in a reduction in the toxic air that cars create. It will also stop issues of congestion, speeding and other forms of dangerous driving outside our schools.
Dangers of car pollution has been proven to be directly to blame for lung problems such as asthma, lung disease, cancer, heart disease and strokes. By signing the petition, your child’s and your own health and safety will be positively impacted.
The exciting news is the council is interested in considering this scheme but suggested we get support of both schools and parents. Both schools support this idea in principle, and we have the backing of the governors.
Just click on the link and sign the petition so we can start improving the air quality within our community.
You can sign here or google http://chng.it/x62kzHvfFj
Mobile phones in school
In common with all local schools, we have a clear policy regarding mobile phones and our pupils in school:
• Mobile phones may not, under any circumstances, be used by pupils in school
• If your child needs to contact you for any reason, they should ask their class teacher.
• Only pupils who travel to and from school on their own may, with their parents’ permission, bring a mobile phone to school*
• Phones must be handed into the school office at the start of the day, and may be collected from them at the end of the school day.
*Some pupils in Year 5 have permission from their parents to walk to school or home from school on their own. If this is agreed between parent and child, school should be notified by filling out and returning a form available from the school office. (Please note Year 5 children cannot walk to/from home with younger siblings.)
Please contact the school office if you have any queries.
Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
Our school policy states that: Hairstyles, hair accessories, jewellery and trainers
• Hairstyles must be sensible and appropriate for school, extreme haircuts are not acceptable.
• Shaven heads (shorter than a number 2) or any haircut which involves the shaving of lines or symbols are not acceptable.
• Hair should not be coloured.
• Long hair must be tied back to reduce the possible transference of headlice and for health and safety reasons in PE.
• No jewellery should be worn to school; If your child has pierced ears a small plain stud should be worn.
• We do not allow hoodies, or non-school sweatshirts in class or long sleeved sports t-shirts under their school polo shirt.
• As we do so much physical activity during a normal day, children are allowed to wear black or blue trainers. However, brightly coloured designer trainers will not be allowed.
Thank you very much for your continued support in ensuring that our children look and feel smart in school.
PEGI ratings on Games
We have been alerted to the worrying fact that many of our children are playing the game FORTNITE. This is having an impact on the way some of our children are playing and in their behaviour and language at school. Please be advised that Fortnite has a PEGI rating of 12, PEGI have said this is due to the: ‘frequent scenes of mild violence. It is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age’. This PEGI rating only takes into account the content in the game and not the contact element, where players may be exposed to swearing and offensive language from strangers in voice or on-screen text chat.
What are PEGI ratings?
Age ratings are systems used to ensure that entertainment content, such as films, videos, DVDs, and computer games, are clearly labelled by age according to the content they contain. Age ratings provide guidance to consumers (particularly parents) to help them decide whether or not to buy a particular product.
The rating on a game confirms that it is suitable for players over a certain age. Accordingly, a PEGI 7 game is only suitable for those aged seven and above and an PEGI 18 game is only suitable for adults aged eighteen and above. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.
The content of games given this rating is considered suitable for all age groups. Some violence in a comical context (typically Bugs Bunny or Tom & Jerry cartoon-like forms of violence) is acceptable. The child should not be able to associate the character on the screen with real life characters, they should be totally fantasy. The game should not contain any sounds or pictures that are likely to scare or frighten young children. No bad language should be heard.
Any game that would normally be rated at 3 but contains some possibly frightening scenes or sounds may be considered suitable in this category.
Videogames that show violence of a slightly more graphic nature towards fantasy character and/or non graphic violence towards human-looking characters or recognisable animals, as well as videogames that show nudity of a slightly more graphic nature would fall in this age category. Any bad language in this category must be mild and fall short of sexual expletives.
This rating is applied once the depiction of violence (or sexual activity) reaches a stage that looks the same as would be expected in real life. More extreme bad language, the concept of the use of tobacco and drugs and the depiction of criminal activities can be content of games that are rated 16.
The adult classification is applied when the level of violence reaches a stage where it becomes a depiction of gross violence and/or includes elements of specific types of violence. Gross violence is the most difficult to define since it can be very subjective in many cases, but in general terms it can be classed as the depictions of violence that would make the viewer feel a sense of revulsion.
Descriptors shown on the back of the packaging indicate the main reasons why a game has received a particular age rating. There are eight such descriptors: violence, bad language, fear, drugs, sexual, discrimination, gambling and online gameplay with other people. Bad Language: Game contains bad language. Discrimination: Game contains depictions of, or material which may encourage, discrimination. Drugs: Game refers to or depicts the use of drugs. Fear: Game may be frightening or scary for young children. Gambling: Games that encourage or teach gambling. Sex: Game depicts nudity and/or sexual behaviour or sexual references. Violence: Game contains depictions of violence. Online gameplay: Game can be played online.
Last week we sent out a plea about exposure to social media. If you are in any doubt about the damaging effect it can have on our little people’s well-being please follow this link. It gives us an example of what our children can be exposed to. DO NOT WATCH THIS WITH YOUR CHILDREN, as it is upsetting. It is to help parents/carers be aware of the dangers of access to unsupervised social media.
It is crucial that all devices have parental controls. Please follow the links below to learn how to do it.
It is our school policy not to allow pupils to have mobile phones in school. However, if you child is in possession of their own phone can we strongly recommend that the installation of group chat apps such as WhatsApp are not allowed for children. We have been made aware of some upsetting incidences within our school community involving WhatsApp messaging. For further information and advice please see read the article below:
*Please check the school website for events, dates, club information before telephoning the school office.*
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