Newsletter: 19th June 2020

Useful Reminders…

We’re aware that since wider opening took place at the start of the month, the location of lots of our information has become fragmented across different posts and webpages. Here is a quick reminder of everything we’ve put out that’s still relevant:

Lunch Menu

We are not operating a 3-week rotation of lunch menus at the moment, so the one shown below is fixed until the end of term. The cost is £2.25 per meal except for children in Year 1 and Reception who can make use of the universal free school meal scheme. Booking can only be made through the ScoPay/Tucasi system as we are operating a paperless office at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Main Option Vegetarian Option Dessert
Monday Pasta Bolognese and Garlic Bread Cheesy Pasta Bake Ice Cream
Tuesday Roast Chicken, Roast Potatoes and Vegetables Spiced Lentil & Bean Patties Flapjack
Wednesday Sausage and Mash Vegetarian Sausage and Mash Cheese and Biscuits
Thursday Ham & Tomato Pizza and Garlic Bread Cheese & Tomato Pizza and Garlic Bread Jelly
Friday Fish Fingers, Chips and Peas Vegetable Frittate, Chips and Peas Fruit Salad

Start/Finish times

We know that the necessity for staggered start/finish times and different locations is all pretty confusing! Here is a quick-reference for our timings and locations:

Bubble Location Drop Off Pick Up Friday Pick Up
Sunflowers Old Market Drive 9:05-9:25 2:50-3:10 12:00
Burscott Playground Gate 8:55-9:10 3:00-3:15 1:15
Stroxworthy Playground Gate 9:05-9:25 3:10-3:25 1:15
Kennerland Old Market Drive 8:45-9:05 3:10-3:25 1:15
Ashmansworthy Old Market Drive 8:55-9:15 3:00* 1:15*

*Ashmansworthy Bubble will be let out at the time shown and meet parents are a pre-arranged place away from school entrances.

Routes into school

What to Bring/What NOT to bring

Our guidelines are very clear what children may bring to school and what they should not bring:

Yes Please No Thanks
Named drinks bottle Reading books
Uniform* Work from home
Coat Pencil Cases
Morning healthy snack PE kit
Named packed lunch if desired

*we know that we’re very near the end of the school year and your children will have grown since they were last in their uniform. Please don’t worry if they aren’t in correct shoes etc. Trainers are fine, for example. (no flip flops though please)


We have now pretty much reached capacity across all our bubbles and are no longer able to promise you a place if you decide to return your child to school at this point. This is far from an ideal situation for the school to be in because clearly we want to be able to teach all of the children who would like to (and are entitled to) return to school. However, in common with all other schools, halving our class sizes without doubling our physical space and staffing means it’s just not possible to accommodate everyone. If you are still wanting a place for your child, please let us know as soon as possible so we can explore options with you. Thanks.

Classes Next Year

We are now ready to share with you information about new classes, working on the assumption (which may be wrong) that we will open normally on 7th September.
Unless you have already been contacted by your child’s current teacher, all classes will move intact to their new teacher. This means that:

Sunflowers N2 Group …moves to… Cranford Class with Mrs Oyarzabal, Mrs Harding and Mrs Eavis
Cranford Class …moves to… Burscott Class with Mrs Kersey and Mrs Nicholls
Burscott Class …moves to… Stroxworthy Class with Mr Davies, Mrs Dobson and Mrs Stevens
Stroxworthy Class …moves to… Alminstone Class with Mrs Farmer and Mrs Newell
Alminstone Class …moves to… Ashmansworthy Class with Miss Butler, Mrs Appleton, Mrs Phelps and the rest of Ashmansworthy Class

…and Year 6 move on to Key Stage 3 at their chosen secondary school!

Annual Reports

As mentioned last week, the DfE continue to insist that we provide you with an annual report for the school year up to March 20th. These will be emailed out to you at the start of July to the email address we currently hold on our system for you. If your email address has changed and you’ve not yet told us, please could you send an email to with New Email Address in the subject line. This will enable us to update our records for you before reports are dispatched.

We would also like to have a conversation with as many of you as possible about how your child is at the moment and how they have coped with remote learning. These conversations will take place during July for anyone who would like one. We are offering a choice of platforms: Zoom, Google Meet or Phone. Our preferred option is a video call purely because of our capacity to make phone lines available during the day, but please select whichever you’re most comfortable with. You can tell your child’s teacher the best time and format of meeting by completing the google form here: or by visiting the Google Forms Links page on our Website (just below the Newsletters link)

Year 6

Tuesday of next week is the final date for completing your Yearbook Page. If you’ve not done so by then I’m afraid you won’t be able to feature in this year’s book as we have to send copy off to the publishers in time to have it back by the end of term. If you have any difficulty at all with your page, please email Miss Butler Thanks.

Real PE at home

real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity.

For children in Key Stage 2 there are carefully selected personal best challenges, skills and games designed for the home and garden. Daily and weekly guidance is provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:

The website address is: 
Parent email:
Password:  woolserysc

(please don’t share these details further afield as they are unique to our school)

Click here to view more information to support you including a user guide and FAQs.


You can view what real PE at home looks like by clicking here.

Remember to join the Facebook community group, real PE at home -top tips & advice and look out for the competitions where you have the chance to win prizes for your family.


We have some great photos to share this week. Oliver, Lilly and Hope made a surprise discovery in a dumpy bag of bark chips this week and Megan has produced some stunning big cat pictures! We also have maths, masonry, more boatbuilding and an Aztec-style mask. Great work guys!

Well done to our super-learners this week….

  • Cranford: Scarlett – trying so hard to join up her writing and keeping it so neat; Archie – keeping up with his reading every day
  • Burscott: Harry – confidence whilst speaking to Mrs Kersey on the class video chat; George – excellent halving and quartering with different shapes.
  • Stroxworthy: Elouise and Elayna – consistently working hard with their remote learning.
  • Alminstone: Arthur – great research and information related to our work on Countries; Owen – great alliteration in his literacy work
  • Ashmansworthy: Joanne – always having a positive attitude to her learning and trying hard with her maths this week; Gianni – settling back into school well and working hard on designing his “Landrover” attraction for English
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