- 13 Jan 2021
January 2021 - Newsletter 247
Please find attached the latest newsletter which has a message from Mr Hunt, details of support during lockdown, highlights from our Festive Fortnight where the children enjoyed Christmas jumper day, Christmas dinner, Santa dash, Festive Friday, a visit from a special guest(!) and Christmas gifts as well as the Year 4 and 5's performances, Christmas song from our choir and the Jack and the Beanstalk Panto. There is also information on the attendance, values role models and our new Eco Committee.
- 02 Dec 2020
December 2020 - Newsletter 246
Attached is this month's newsletter which is packed with news of how the school is getting ready for Christmas, being selected for Co-op membership community rewards, Mr Finch's request for donations of gifts and food items for his festive trolley, Christmas dinner & Christmas jumper day on 10 December, Christmas card postboxes, Christmas plays and Festive Friday on 18 December where everyone can come in non-uniform in exchange for donations to Great Ormond Street Hospital together with pictures from our Children in Need non uniform day, New Eco-Council, Year 5 Bikeability training, clubs restarting, lockdown drill, lunchtime football, sports hall athletics activity week, 3 Draco RE artwork, 3 Lyra design and technology, Year 5 Egyptians topic, our golden award winners and attendance awards.
Note: On Friday 18 December, after an earlier lunch, school will end early with pick up times from 1pm to 1:10pm - we will confirm exact timings for your child's class soon.
- 05 Nov 2020
November 2020 - Newsletter 245
Attached is this month's newsletter which is packed with details of keeping each other safe, planning for self isolation, parents evening, reports, photographs and.... keeping going. Included is a plea for courteous parking, British values, upcoming school events, harvest festival, house competition, tolerant Year 3s, using our sports grant, new new lunchtime clubs, new kit, Year 5 art sculptures, Year 3 and 5 science, 6P class assembly, new school council, uniform and equipment, Year 4 geography field work, awards and planting trees.
- 02 Oct 2020
October 2020 - Newsletter 244
Please find attached the newsletter for October 2020 which has information on the activities which raised the amazing amount of £265 for Macmillan Cancer Support (non uniform day and cake competition), practice SATS for Year 6, COVID safety, new Head Pupil Team, working towards Investors in Pupils and a calendar of events for 2020-21.
- 11 Sep 2020
September 2020 - Newsletter 243
The September monthly newsletter is filled with news on the children's return to school, COVID safety, high school applications, our new healthy eating policy and last year's Year 6 celebrations on their last day.
- 03 Apr 2020
April 2020 - Newsletter 242
This month's newsletter is filled with the numerous activities that the children participated in during March. We wish you safety and good health.
- 09 Mar 2020
March 2020 - Newsletter 241
This month's newsletter is packed full with details of the the numerous activities the children have participated in including International Week, new caterers, Friends of Someries movie night, improving site security, sporting events, maths competitions, installation of new playground equipment and outdoor gym, bikeability cycle training for Year 5, Year 3's visit to St Francis' Church as well as winners of our our attendance and golden awards as well as value role models. There is also a calendar of events for the remainder of the academic year.
- 04 Feb 2020
February 2020 - Newsletter 240
This month's newsletter has details of the number of awards we have received for our work with the children in different aspects of their education, new school caterers, reward trips, tree planting, sports, bridge building, Young Voices, RE week highlights and 3 Draco's class assembly. There is also information about the events taking place during international week w/c 10 February.
- 09 Jan 2020
January 2020 - Newsletter 239
The newsletter for this month has lots of information about the numerous activities that took place before the Christmas holidays including the Year 3 nativity play, Year 5 pantomine, three music performances, Christmas jumper day, Year 6 craft sale, pizza making, baking sessions and a visit to the local pantomine. There is also information on Mr Finch's parent and carer learning information session due to take place on 23 January (9:00-10:30am) - all parents/carers invited.
- 04 Dec 2019
December 2019 - Newsletter 238
This month's newsletter is again full of the many events that the children and parents/carers have participated in, together with details of the preparations for the Christmas season.
- 12 Nov 2019
November 2019 - Newsletter 237
This month's newsletter has details on the numerous events and tournaments that the children have participated in together with an updated Calendar of Events for 2019-20
- 09 Oct 2019
October 2019 - Newsletter 236
This month's newsletter is a celebration of the numerous events that have taken place at Someries including practising kindness at Someries with harvest celebrations and MacMillan cake and coffee events; summer activity days, new school council, Year 6 residential trip to Kingswood, Year 6 activity days, investigating during science and our award/values winners and the golden book of excellence.
- 02 Mar 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 2 March 2021
Attached is the weekly letter from Mr Hunt which contains information about the return to school on Monday 8 March 2021, Coronavirus safety, guidance on the use of face coverings in education, timings for arrival and pickup, uniform, dinners, Castle Club, world book day and slides from our celebration assembly.
- 02 Mar 2021
'Virtual' Book Fair - Order Form
Attached is the order form which has details of all the books available for order and details of how to purchase a pre-paid gift voucher (purchased either by phone or via the book fair’s website). The order form should be completed with details of the books required, quote the transaction ID as proof of payment and then the completed order form should be emailed to email@example.com Note: books can only be chosen from the list in the order form attachment – books cannot be chosen from the book fair’s website.
- 02 Mar 2021
'Virtual' Book Fair - Step by Step Parent Instructions
Attached is a step by step guide for the virtual book fair.
- 02 Mar 2021
'Virtual' Book Fair - 4 March to 10 March 2021 - Letter
As part of the World Book Day celebrations, we are giving the children the opportunity to access a book fair.
Due to ongoing restrictions, the usual boxes of books will not be delivered to the school, however I am pleased that we are able to run a ‘virtual’ book fair instead. See attached letter for information.
The book fair will start on Thursday 4 March with all orders to be submitted by Wednesday 10 March 2021. The school will then arrange for the book orders to be delivered to the school and orders will be sent home with your child. We encourage you to spend some time looking at the books with your child and then you can use your “World Book Day online token – value £1.00” to contribute to the cost (just tick the option on the order form and deduct £1.00 from total). The book fair will give your child the choice of a range of new titles to read at home and the orders will also support the school in buying additional books to support our curriculum.
- 24 Feb 2021
World Book Day Competition
Attached are details of a competition to find a Someries pupil reading in an unusual place. First find a place. Afterwards, enjoy your book and email the photo to:
Closing date for entries: 11:00am on Thursday 4 March 2021 (World Book Day)
- 23 Feb 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 23 February 2021
The weekly letter from Mr Hunt contains information on the return to school on Monday 8th March, uniform, online author visits, a link to our celebration assembly, Castle Club, pupil voice and accessing rapid COVID tests on a weekly basis.
- 12 Feb 2021
End of Half Term Letter - Google Classrooms Closes Today for One Week
As we end this half term, attached is a letter from Mr Hunt with a big thank you for the time, patience, creativity and effort you have put into supporting your children through the half term. School closes for half term at the end of today and Google Classrooms will close at 5:00pm today, reopening on Monday 22 February. In the attached letter is a link to this morning's celebration assembly, information on Epic Reader and how to access after-school access on Epic Reader, Pupil Voice and developing remote learning.
Details are also attached on how to report a positive COVID test for children who have been in school on Thursday 11th or Friday 12th February. This is so we can carry out contact tracing.
- 09 Feb 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - Summary of Parent Carer Survey Responses - 9 February 2021
Summary of the responses on the parent/carer remote learning survey
- 09 Feb 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 9 February 2021
Attached is the weekly letter from Mr Hunt with information on two trainee teachers who have joined us, a link to the celebration assembly - lockdown learning showcase plus an invite to parents/carers of children with special educational needs to join a virtual networking event on 12 February 2021 at 2:00pm.
There is also information on the responses from our parent/carer survey on remote learning.
- 03 Feb 2021
Weekly Letter From Mr Hunt - 3 February 2021
Attached is the weekly letter from Mr Hunt with a link to a remote learning survey for parents/carers to complete before 5:00pm on Friday 5 February.
The letter also has information and a link to Mrs Quintana's slideshow with video clips to demonstrate the school's approach to teaching reading and explaining Accelerated Reader and Destination Reader. There is also a a link to the Celebration Assembly's slides and links to additional learning resources (BBC Bitesize, The Oak National Academy).
- 26 Jan 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 26 January 2021
Please find attached the weekly letter from Mr Hunt with details and pictures of Year 5 & 6's team snowman challenge, Year 3 maths guide video for parents, slides from our celebration assembly and information on the login details for the children's programming skills using Scratch which were emailed out yesterday.
- 19 Jan 2021
Weekly Letter from Mr Hunt - 19 January 2021
Attached is a letter from Mr Hunt with information on who to contact for help on technical difficulties, concerns about your child's wellbeing and for families with any issues they are facing. There is also information on remote learning, learning on-site and a link to our celebration assembly - lockdown learning.
- 05 Jan 2021
Google Meet/Zoom Online Meeting Permissions
As part of our remote learning, teachers may wish to bring together some of the children in an online meeting or lesson. This would be via Google Meet (included in Google Classroom) or Zoom or some similar platform. These would involve two members of staff and a group of children.
Staff would not normally communicate with children online when school is open, but we believe that, during lockdown, where children may feel isolated from their classmates, it will benefit both their wellbeing and their learning.
We want to be sure that the children are safeguarded in such a meeting and have put the following protocol in place. If you would like your child to take part in live online meetings or lessons, then please complete the form below (or reply to the email that you were sent, stating your child’s name to say that you give your consent for your child to take part in these events).
We will only involve your child with your consent. If you wish your child to take part in in live online meetings or lessons, please complete the online consent form in the attached letter by 1pm on Thursday 7 January.
- 05 Jan 2021
Letter from Mr Hunt
Attached is a letter from Mr Hunt regarding remote learning, provision for children of critical workers, assemblies and how to report any safeguarding/child protection concerns.
- 09 Dec 2020
Extra Curricular School Clubs List of Clubs - Spring Term 2021
List of clubs available to book for the spring term 2021
- 09 Dec 2020
Extra Curricular School Clubs - Spring Term 2021
Information letter for extra curricular school clubs.
- 03 Dec 2020
NSPCC Pants PSHE Topic for Year 3
Details of the Year 3's PSHE topic on NSPCC Pants is attached
- 26 Nov 2020
Co-op Community Partner - Raising Funds for Someries Juniors
We are pleased to inform you that we have been successful in our bid to be a local Co-op community partner again. If you shop regularly at a Co-op store and you would like to support this cause, please choose us as your community partner at: membership.coop.co.uk/causes/43438 . Please also encourage local friends who shop at a COOP to do the same. This will enable you to raise funds for this project every time to buy Co-op products – at no cost to you!
Please see attached a letter with further information.
- 18 Nov 2020
NSPCC Speak Out. Stay Safe. Online Programme
Please find attached details of the NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. online programme that the school will be participating in. This consists of an online assembly and supporting activities.
Speak out. Stay safe. is a safeguarding programme available to all primary schools in the UK. It aims to help children understand abuse in all its forms and to recognise the signs of abuse in a child friendly, interactive way. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline.
- 12 Nov 2020
Attached is a letter regarding COVID safety and keeping our children, staff and families safe.
Letters sent (or emailed) home: