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13/10/2021   Working Together to Keep our Children Safe - Online/TV

Dear Parent/Carers,
 
It has come to our attention that some of our children have shared interest and conversations within school about 'Squid Game'. 'Squid Game' is a recently released drama series on Netflix with the age rating of 15. This series includes sexual violence references, injury detail, crude humour, sex, suicide, sexual images, violence and is not appropriate to be viewed by our children. Not only can this be found on Netflix, but children may also access this via TikTok. TikTok allows children to see short clips of the series including 'behind the scenes' where it is shown how the series is made. May we also remind you that TikTok also has an age rating of 13 years old. Could you please be aware that the majority of social media apps and certain Xbox and Playstation games range from 13 - 18 years old and our children should not be exposed to them. 
 
Please encourage your child to only play games that are appropriate for their age.  Please ensure your child is safe whilst playing online too. Through our PSHE learning, we focus a lot on how to be safe online, ensuring online gaming is safe and to ensure that no child is in contact or communication with someone they do not know. Please reiterate the risks of being online that would be very helpful to us to ensure the safety of your child.
 
Thank you for your help, support and understanding.

06/10/2021   Your Child's View - Bishop of Lincoln

The current Bishop of Lincoln retires at the end of this year and the Diocese are in the early stages of recruiting a new Bishop.  As part of the process they look for views from people across the Diocese of what they would like to see in a new Bishop, and they are currently looking for views of children and young people.  

The team involved have put together a short online questionnaire for our pupils. This questionnaire needs a parent/guardian’s permission.

If your child would like to complete this questionnaire (see link below), this needs to be completed by 22nd October.

Diocese Questionnaire

 

04/10/2021   The Queen’s Green Canopy

On Monday 4th October 2021, the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Toby Dennis, planted a birch tree at the front of Bishop King Primary School as part of the celebrations for 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II in February 2022.

The Lord Lieutenant was accompanied by Cllr Jackie Kirk, Mayor of Lincoln, and Cllr Ron Oxyby, the Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council. The visitors. were welcomed by headteacher, Hazel Wheatley, governors, staff and pupils. After collective worship and presentations by pupils in the hall, the group moved outside with members of the School Council for the planting ceremony. There were short speeches about the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), heritage and the tree itself, a Emani birch. The tree was then blessed by Governor Reverend Jayson Rhodes and the National Anthem was played by members of the Salvation Army band.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”. Bishop King was delighted to be chosen as the representative of all Lincolnshire schools. The location is perfect not only because this slim tree lines up with the flagpole and Lincoln Cathedral, but also because it can be seen by pedestrians approaching along Kingsway and the St Andrew’s Street/Scorer Street junction through Sincil Bank.

Speaking on behalf of the school Governor, Chris Williams, commented, “not only will the tree provide a reminder of the reign of the Queen, but an important landmark for the wider community.

Our Emani birch is already about 12 feet high and this coming spring it may produce its first browny-yellow catkins, and later beautiful creamy-white peeling bark. It is the centre-piece of a new area at the front of the school, until recently the site of two ageing mobile classrooms which were in fact condemned by the City Council. This provides Bishop King School with a great opportunity in a part of Lincoln which lacks open green space.”

He also noted that “there are a number of greening projects in the Sincil Bank area. In late September the Sincil Community Land Trust were runners-up in the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards, notably for its work in St.Andrew’s Garden. Other groups are working along Sincil Drain and at St Peter at Gowts church. Several more small project areas have been identified. Every little bit counts”.

Mr Williams concluded by highlighting that “we are in a global crisis, not only the pandemic which has impacted health and well-being very seriously, but also the impact of climate change. There are many solutions for these challenges. One is to plant more trees to remove CO2, for wildlife and for their beauty in making us feel better. The Queen’s Green Canopy will make an important contribution. For Bishop King School this is the right tree in the right place at the right time”.

  

22/09/2021   Reception Open Day - September 2022 Starters

22/09/2021   American Diner Day Thursday 7th October 2021

21/09/2021   'We Are Sincil Bank' Trail Map

14/09/2021   Conversation Club is back at LNER Stadium

Do you speak a second language? Would you like to practise your speaking skills and meet others?

Come and join the Conversation Club - an all levels English Class for adults.

The sessions will begin on Tuesday 21st September at 9am to 10am and every Tuesday after at LNER Stadium, Foundation Office.

Neville will meet you at the school gates at 8.50am and you will be escorted round to the LNER Stadium.

If you have any questions or queries please contact Neville - please see below

Neville Coupland

Community Organiser

T: 01522 563792

M : 07736900347

W: lincolncityfoundation.com

13/09/2021   Morrisons - 'it's good to grow' - Free Gardening Equipment for School

Morrisons - it's good to grow campaign

It’s Good to Grow is a token collection scheme that allows schools to collect for free gardening equipment to get kids outdoors and growing. Between 6th September and 24th October 2021 for every £10 spent in store or online at Morrisons customers will automatically receive one Grow Token to donate to your chosen school.

You’ll need to be a MyMorrisons customer to take part so make sure you download the app and select a school to donate your Grow Tokens to.

Finally, don’t forget to scan your app or MyMorrisons card at checkout every time you shop to receive your Grow Tokens. Once you’ve selected a school, you’ll be able to donate your Grow Tokens to them.

From 24th October, they’ll be able to redeem the Grow Tokens they’ve collected against a range of growing and gardening equipment for school.

03/09/2021   Return to School - Monday 6th September 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have enjoyed the summer break with your children. We are looking forward to their return to school on Monday 6th September.

In light of new government guidelines, we have adapted our COVID risk assessment to support the full return of our children. Please find below a summary of our risk assessment:

Dropping off and collection of children:

• We no longer have staggered starts - see below for starting/ finishing times and gate entrances

• Staff will continue to wear masks at the gate - for parents, this is optional

• Only one adult per child at drop off and pick up points; this will ease any crowding

• One family to be in the front office at any one time

• Week commencing from 13th September - subject to signed consent form from parents and school - Year 6 pupils will be allowed to arrive and leave school unaccompanied; to be monitored regularly

In school:

• Pupils should wear PE kit on PE day; pupils will be informed on Monday 6th September of this day

• Pupils will be provided with their own resources, e.g. pencils, rulers, etc.

• We will maintain regular hand washing and cleaning of areas and equipment;

• Rooms will be well ventilated so please ensure your child comes in warm clothing

• If your child has symptoms, they should not attend school. There is no requirement for close contacts to self-isolate if they are:

  • fully vaccinated
  • below the age of 18 years or
  • not vaccinated for medical reasons

The full version can be found on our school website at:

https://www.bishopking.org.uk/mediaFolder/20210823-BK%20Covid_19_Risk%20Assessment%20Return%20Sep%202021%20.pdf

We will continue to heed government guidance, and therefore review our risk assessment regularly. Ultimately, our priority is to deliver face-to-face, high-quality education to all our pupils.

If you have any worries about your child’s return to school, please contact the office; your child’s new teacher will then contact you to discuss any concerns and reassure you about your child’s return.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all back to school on September 6th.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs H Wheatley M.A.

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/07/2021   NSPCC Safe Summer

Please see the below website for the NSPCC advice to summer safety.

NSPCC - Summer Safety

There are useful quizzes and resources for parents and children.

08/07/2021   Race For Life - Wed 21st July 2021

Bishop King JustGiving Donations

06/07/2021   Holiday Safety

Water Safety

It is perfectly natural to want to cool off when it’s hot. Unsuitable rivers and quarries hide dangers below, not taking into accounts the hazards of freezing cold water and currents. Teenagers especially are drawn in by peers and a keenness for risky behaviours.

With limited swimming over the last year, it will be important to remind you people how to stay safe in or alongside water.


Some of these resources might be helpful;

Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK)

Canal and River Trust - Summer water safety

Water Safety at the beach

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue

RNLI – Float to Live

RNLI – Activity sheets and posters

Colin the Coastguard

National Water Safety Signs – do you know what these mean?

Open Water Education Network

Sun Safety

The Teenage Cancer Trust found that nearly two-thirds (61%) of young people aged 13-24 have avoided using sunscreen in order to get a better tan. As the weather gets hotter in the UK, we need to be more knowledgeable about keeping safe in the sun then ever before.

The damage done to young skin can lead to skin cancer developing in later life, so it’s vital to help young people protect themselves in the sun.

Teenage Cancer Trust Resources

Sun Safety

Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun (CBeebies)

Sun safety in schools (Skcin)

School sun exposure policy (NICE)



17/06/2021   Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work as part of a team across a range of child centred activities and will include working within Reception and with small groups or individual children.

Please see the advert and application below;

Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Application

Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Lincoln College Advert

 

17/06/2021   Covid Vaccination Drop In Clinics

11/05/2021   National Book Tokens - Competition to Win £5,000 for our School Library

A good school library isn't just important for academic achievement. Reading for pleasure also improves children's wellbeing – something our children need now more than ever before. 

The big prize draw is back, giving you the chance to win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for your school's library.

To nominate Bishop King Primary School for the chance to win this great prize -  please visit https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools

 

 

31/03/2021   Bishop King Easter Story 2021

24/03/2021   EU Settlement Scheme - How to Apply

EU Settlement Scheme - EU citizens: apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme on GOV.uk.

Successful applicants will be allowed to stay in the UK after it leaves the EU.

If you are unable to verify your identity on GOV.uk, we can do it for you. We will scan your passport or biometric residence card. This service costs £14.

You can only book an appointment at our registration offices in Lincoln or Boston.

You must bring:

  • a valid EU passport or biometric residence card
  • a mobile phone that can receive text messages or a device that can receive email

We do not accept national identity cards.

To book an appointment, email regist@lincolnshire.gov.uk or call 01522 782244.

 

 

17/03/2021   Sincil Bank - Spring Celebration 31st March 2021

08/03/2021   Wellbeing - Letter to Parents and Children

Dear Parents/Carers and Children of Bishop King,

We just wanted to write a letter to you all to share a little something with you.

This last year has challenged us in many ways as a Church School Family. However, what we would like to share is our thanks, appreciation and to say how unbelievably proud of you we are. To the children, you have shown resilience, confidence and adaptability during your learning time at Bishop King with the upmost perseverance and determination. Although there are things you feel you may have missed, there is actually so much you have gained. By powering through the challenges of COVID-19, you have shown yourself how strong you actually are and how you really do have the coping skills to overcome any challenges you may face.

We welcome you all back to our life at Bishop King with a positive outlook to the future. What this future will be, we cannot be sure. What we are sure of is that our support for you and your family will always be our priority. We are here for you. We know we need time to reconnect, we know we need time and space to reflect and digest what has happened over the last year. We know you’ll want to be outdoors, you’ll want to play with your friends and we know you are all keen to get back to our usual way of learning. We are dedicated to nurture and provide you with the support for your learning, emotional and wellbeing needs and provide you with opportunities to feel safe and secure.

Together, we will get through this next stage of this pandemic one step at a time. We will continue to aspire to be our true selves working together with compassion and respect for all. We are so proud of you all. Thank you to Parents and Carers for trusting us and supporting your children over the most difficult of times, we could not have done this without your support.

Here’s to a safer, happier and healthier future. We are here for you all, whenever you need us.

Thank you,

Mrs Thorpe

Nurture Group Leader

03/02/2021   Online Safety Tips for Parents during Lockdown

Online Safety Tips for Parents during Lockdown 


Over the last 12 months we have seen an increase in the number of schools reporting that students, while at home, have accessed content which is not always appropriate, some of which has been quite scary or upsetting.
While there is no perfect way to eliminate this risk, we feel that there are things parents and carers can do to support their children online, reduce the risk or manage it after the fact. Here are some of the practical steps parents and carers can follow:

It's important to remember that no filters or controls are 100% effective so make sure your child knows that they can, and should, talk to someone if they see or hear anything upsetting online so we can offer them some reassurance. This information from Thinkuknow might be useful https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/Im-worried-my-primary-aged-child-might-see-something-inappropriate-online/

27/01/2021   Keeping in Touch

Dear Parents and Carers
 
If your child is not in school and learning at home, it is very important that we have contact, if they are not seen on the google classroom, we will ask to speak to them when we phone you to see how they are.
 
Our teachers may call from a withheld number, so please could you check if you have some missed calls.
You can bring your child to the office for check in if this is easier.
 
If we cannot get hold of anyone, we may have to call to your house and ask to see your child, this can be through a window.
 
We have to follow the guidelines and we need to make sure all of our children are safe and well.
 
We need to see or hear from every child once a week, please bear with us if we contact you about this.
 
Thank you for your continued support.

24/01/2021   Year 6 bubble closed with immediate effect - 24.01.2021

For Children in Year 6 who are currently learning in school only

Ref - FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Bishop King CE Primary School – Year 6

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 10 Days 

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Bishop King CE Primary School in Year 6.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected person. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until and including 1st  February 2021, they can return to school Wednesday 3rd February 2021 which is 10 days after contact.

If your child is well at the end of the 10 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 10 day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 . 

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please do not hesitate to call school on 01522 880094 if you need further help or information

Thank you

23/01/2021   Year 4 bubble closed with immediate effect - 23.01.2021

For Children in Year 4 who are currently learning in school only

Ref - FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID 19 at Bishop King CE Primary School – Year 4

Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 10 Days 

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Bishop King CE Primary School in Year 4.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected person. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until and including 1st  February 2021, they can return to school Wednesday 3rd February 2021which is 10 days after contact.

If your child is well at the end of the 10 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 10 day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 . 

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or

  • high temperature and/or

  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • wash your hands as soon as you get home

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please do not hesitate to call school on 01522 880094 if you need further help or information

Thank you

 

 

 

22/01/2021   Year 3 bubble closed with immediate effect - 22.01.2021

Year 3 bubble is closed with immediate effect.

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Bishop King CE Primary School in Year 3.

We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child has been in close contact with the affected person. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until and including 31st January 2021, they can return to school Monday 1st February 2021 which is 10 days after contact.

If your child is well at the end of the 10 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 10 day self-isolation period.

Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 . 

People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information

Further information is available at

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please do not hesitate to call school on 01522 880094 if you need further help or information

Thank you

 

18/01/2021   Reception 2021 - Applications

Is your child due to start school in September?

If so, you must apply for a school place - The Parent Portal will be open until 28th January for parents to make an online application https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions

After that it would be best to make a telephone application on 01522 782030.

 

11/01/2021   Sincil Bank - Coronavirus Testing

05/01/2021   School Opening for Invited Children - Wednesday 6th January 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

If you have not been contacted by school via a phone call, text or email - please do not attend in the morning.

Your child will receive remote learning at home and a work pack delivered.

Thank you for your understanding.

04/01/2021   School Closed For All Pupils - Tuesday 5th January 2021

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Due to the last minute notice from the government for schools to close for most pupils from tomorrow, I am informing you that school will not open for any pupils tomorrow
 
Tomorrow, staff will organise lists of those pupils who will be learning remotely and those who will be invited into school. We will send you confirmation by 3pm tomorrow whether or not your child will be taught remotely at home, or whether they are invited into school to be taught.
 
If you have become a new key worker since the last lockdown, please contact us on enquiries@bishopking.lincs.sch.uk if you wish your child to attend school. You will need to provide evidence from your employer to say that you are a key worker before we accept your child. We still have the original 'key worker' list from March, so we will use that to invite pupils into school from Wednesday 6th January.
 
We apologise for any inconvenience tomorrow but are having to organise with less than a day's notice.
 
Thank you for being patient with us.
 
Regards,
 
Mrs H Wheatley

03/01/2021   Monday 4th January 2021 - Returning to School

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you have enjoyed the festive break.
 
As we continue to face challenges of COVID, we understand the anxieties that parents and carers have in sending their children to school while we are in Tier 4. However, in line with government guidance, pupils are expected to return to school on Monday 4th January.
 
Before and after school activities will continue unless you are contacted by school to say otherwise.
 
Staff will continue to be vigilant, as per our risk assessment, to keep us all safe. As parents, I urge you to wear face masks when dropping off and collecting your children. This will keep us all safer.   
 
We look forward to seeing you in the morning.

Regards,
 
Mrs H Wheatley 

10/12/2020   Christmas Dates - 2020

27/11/2020   Year 2 - Bubble Closure

We have been made aware of an adult within our school community who has tested positive for COVID 19.

We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.

We have sent a letter to all parents to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child, this can be found below.

The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.

The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.

Advice letter to all parents

Advice letter to Year 2

01/10/2020   E-Safety Information

Dear Parents and Carers

Re - Supporting your child online

During recent lessons exploring ‘Internet Safety’ and ‘Keeping Safe Online’ we have been given an opportunity to provide additional support to keep our children safe online.

Worryingly, we are now aware that lots of our children, especially in Key Stage Two, are engaging in apps that are not appropriate for their age. Through discussions in the classroom, some children have made our staff aware that they are able to talk to strangers and other children they may not know in these games, apps and other social media.

Please take care looking through the age restrictions on the attachment. Please ensure that your child only has access to apps, games and other online platforms suitable for their age.

It has been known that children, who have access to games not appropriate for their age or has been exposed to social media, have an increased risk of negative experiences.  This may include feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety, risk of self-harm and suicidal thoughts. This may also influence children to feel inadequate about their life or appearance.

Please take time with your child to discuss the use of social media, apps and games at home. We will continue to support the children with Internet Safety through our PSHE and ICT learning.

Thank you,

Mrs S Thorpe

PSHE & RSE Lead

Nurture Group Leader

 

23/09/2020   When To Get A Test & Symptoms - Public Health England 23rd September 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This is an important letter to share some information on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible.

One important part of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of pupils, parents and our communities is testing for coronavirus. We all have a duty to make sure that the right people have access to get tested at the right time. Every time a test is used inappropriately, a person with Covid-19 symptoms may miss out on getting tested.

Therefore, I ask that you all follow these principles:

You should only book a test if your child has any of these three coronavirus symptoms:

  1. a high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature)
  2.  a new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  3. a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal

Your child does not need a test if they have a runny nose, are sneezing or feeling unwell but do not have a temperature, cough or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste because these are not normally symptoms of coronavirus.

If you are unsure about whether to get a test, please check the official list of symptoms on the NHS website, which is reviewed regularly: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

  • Only the person with symptoms should get a test. You do not need to get a test for anyone else in the household unless they also have any of the three symptoms listed above. All members of the household need to self-isolate whilst waiting for the test result.
  • If the person with symptoms’ test comes back positive, other members of their household should continue self-isolating for 14 days and only get a test if they develop coronavirus symptoms.
  • If a pupil in a class or bubble tests positive for coronavirus, anyone who is advised to self-isolate does not require a test unless they subsequently develop symptoms.

No one else in the same class or bubble as the symptomatic person needs to take any action unless advised by the school. Schools have detailed guidance and access to a Department for Education and Public Health England helpline for advice and support.

Contacts of a person who has tested positive must follow the guidance carefully and in full, which means they must stay at home for 14 days. This is because it can take several days following contact with an infected person before an individual develops symptoms or the virus can be detected. Students should only book a test if they get symptoms.

The NHS has produced some guidance to help parents understand when their child can and cannot attend school which you may find useful: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/

It is vital for children’s learning and future opportunities that they are able to return to school and college. It is therefore vitally important that all we work together and do our bit to make this possible.

 

21/09/2020   Breakfast Club and After School Club - September 2020

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club will restart from Monday 5th October. 

The club will be available from 8am, at a cost of £2 per child. Please call on 01522 880094, as booking is essential.

The gates will close at 8.20am.

After School Club

LCFC After School Club has been suspended with immediate effect, in line with the current Covid Risk Assessment - Please contact Lincoln City Foundation on 01522 563792 if you wish to discuss. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

 

10/09/2020   PE Timetable and Information on PE Kit from 14th September 2020

From Monday 14th September 2020, please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit and wears this for the day.

Monday - 1W, 6M and 6F
Tuesday - Cherry, 2G and 3K
Wednesday - Ash, 1AH, 3B and 4M
Thursday - 2R and 4C
Friday - 5L and 5T

PE / Sports Kit

White polo shirt or T-shirt
Navy or black shorts
Navy or black sports bottoms
Navy or black jumper/hoodie
 
For indoor PE lessons plimsolls are preferred; for outdoor lessons trainers or plimsolls. The children will be told if any other footwear such as football boots are required.

Years 3 – 6 will need a suitable swimming costume and towel.

09/09/2020   Letter to Y6 Parents - How to apply for Secondary School Place

This letter has been sent out to all Year 6 parents via our email system also.

Dear Parent or Carer,

SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS IN SEPTEMBER 2021 – CHILDREN BORN BETWEEN THE DATES OF 01/09/2009 AND 31/08/2010

This letter is to tell you about how to apply for a school place for September 2021. We coordinate admissions within Lincolnshire for all children who are about to start in reception, transfer from infant to junior school, or transfer to a secondary school. Without exception everyone must apply for a school place and follow the procedures set out in the guidance. If you do not currently live in Lincolnshire, you must apply through your own home Local Authority. If they do not send you information about how to do this you will need to contact them.

I’m sure the process will run smoothly for you. If you need help, please remember that the staff at your local school will be glad to assist in any way. You can also contact us via e-mail at schooladmissions@lincolnshire.gov.uk or on the phone number above.

You can apply from 9th September 2020.The vast majority of parents or carers use the online application system, which can be found on our website at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions. Telephone support is available to help you with applying online. If you do not have a computer you can use most mobile devices and libraries have computers with free internet access.

You will have six weeks to complete your application and send it back to us. Normally during this time the secondary schools will have their open evenings, although some have them earlier before the children break up for the summer holiday. If these are still happening in this current climate, schools will usually advertise these on their website and in the local press. We encourage everyone to go along and visit the schools, ask questions and pick up a school prospectus. You can ask for a copy of the admission policy also while you are there.

You can apply for up to three different schools and we strongly recommend you do list three schools in the priority order that you would want to be offered. You will only receive one offer of a school place and if we can offer your highest preference school we will do.

If your child has an Education Health and Care Plan, you do not need to apply for a secondary school place using this process. You will be contacted by your caseworker in the Autumn term when you will have the opportunity to say which secondary school you would like your child to attend.

If you think you might like to apply for your child to go to a grammar school you will need to arrange for them to sit the 11+ selection tests. If you have not already arranged this you should contact the grammar school direct. The results are posted out on 21 October, before our deadline of 31 October and this should help you decide whether to apply for a grammar school or not.

If your child is currently working outside of their date of birth cohort i.e. they have been held back a year or moved forward a year, please contact us for further advice on the phone number above or e-mail:- schooladmissions@lincolnshire.gov.uk. You should still apply with your correct cohort.

If you require support with your online application or want to make a telephone application please call the Education Team on 01522 782030.

Lots of guidance and advice is available online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions. It is important to read this very carefully so that you understand how we will deal with your application. On our website you will find lots of information about the co-ordinated admissions process as well as links to schools' websites, Ofsted reports, school performance information and lots more. Make sure you have all the information you need before you fill in your application.

In addition there is also the ‘Going to Secondary School in Lincolnshire’ booklet available on our website which contains information about the admissions process and details about all Lincolnshire schools which you may find useful.

It is important that we receive your application by the closing date 31 October 2020. If you apply after this date we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered along with all others for the national offer date of 1st March.

Please make sure we have your correct address. You must apply using the address where you and your child are living at the time of the application; using any other address might be considered "misleading" and could lead to an offered place being withdrawn. If your family circumstances are such that you are unsure whether you can apply based on an address please email us for advice. If you move house at any time after you have made your application, you must let us know and provide proof that you are resident in your new address, otherwise your old address may continue to be used.

HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT

If home to school transport is an important factor in your decision about your preferred school, please take the time to read the information on the Local Authority's website at:

www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-and-college-transport before completing your application. You can also contact the School Transport team on 01522 782020 for further information.

After you receive your offer of a school place in March you can apply for home to school transport.

Yours sincerely

School Admissions

07/09/2020   Welcome Back - Message from Mrs Wheatley

Welcome Back

Dear Parent and Carers,

Welcome to the start of a new academic year.

Considering the many changes that we have had to make to keep us as safe as possible, the children have adapted well and are settling into their new classes.

However, it remains a difficult time for us all. Some decisions we are making are limited in order to account for our ‘bubble’ system, and I thank you for supporting us in any changes that we have made.

One concern is the crowding at the gates. If you are not already, please could you support us further by:

- social distancing at the school gates

- wearing a mask at the school gates

- arriving at school at your designated time.

the above will help us in minimising the risk of contamination; we really don’t want another lockdown. Thank you to those of you who are already doing this.

If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office by phone or e-mail.

Thank you, again, for your patience and understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Wheatley

Headteacher

04/09/2020   Opening and Closing Times - From September 2020

Our School office is open from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Please ensure you come to the office before collecting your child from school as we are only allowing one person in the office at a time. 

If you wish to speak to a member of staff after 3.30pm, you will need to call and arrange an appointment.

If there are any forms you wish to request, please do so by telephone and we shall send these home with your child.

24/08/2020   School Transport Information - September 2020

Important information regarding School transport from September 2020 - Please read here

 

21/07/2020   Home School Agreement - September 2020

Bishop King Home School Agreement - September 2020

School

Parent/Carer

Child

The school will do its best to:

  • Provide an environment which has been risk assessed in response to the COVID-19 infection and Local Authority Risk assessment;

 To help my child at school, I know and understand that:

  • If my child, or anyone in my household, shows symptoms of COVID-19, I will not send them to school, we will self-isolate for 14 days as a family, I will get them tested and I will let the school know as soon as possible via telephone;

I will do my best to:

  • Follow the ‘family group’ rules that keep me safe;

  • Adhere to the social distancing rules as set out by the government as much as we reasonably can;

  • If my child shows symptoms of COVID-19 at school, I will collect my child from school immediately. I will get them tested and I will let the school know as soon as possible via telephone;

  • Wash my hands as soon as I enter to school;

  • Provide a curriculum that meets the needs of your child’s well-being, mental health and academic needs;

  • My child will not be allowed to walk to, or from, school unsupervised. On my commute, and when dropping my child off and picking them up, I will adhere to the two metres social distancing rules; 

  • Not bring in a bike or scooter to school;

  • Contact parents/carers if your child displays symptoms of COVID-19;

  • When dropping off and picking up, I will stick to the school timings for my child;

  • Tell an adult if I feel unwell;

  • Inform you if staff or children in your child’s ‘family group’ test positive for COVID-19 as this will mean you will all need to self-isolate for at least 14 days. We will follow advice given from Public Health England;

  • If I am late for a drop off/collection, I understand that I may need to wait as other groups of children will be dropped off/collected at different times;

  • Not bring things into school from home, or take things home from school;

  • Continue our clear and consistent approach to rewards and sanctions for children as set out in the Behaviour Policy as well the expectations outlines in this agreement;

  • When dropping off my child, I will stand behind the blue/red line and follow the guidelines given to me by the school’s staff;

  • Only use my own equipment that is given to me by school, e.g. pencil, ruler;

  • Communicate between home and school through notices, newsletters, email and the school website.

  • I will leave the school grounds as swiftly and as safely as possible to ensure as few people are on site as possible;

  • Not mix with any other children in the school;

 

    

  • My child will not bring any items into school with them or take items home from school, including fabric bags and mobile phones;

  • Only enter and exit the school building from the designated gate, and at the designated time;

  • I will only be able to make appointments to talk to my child’s teacher via the phone;

  • Follow the “catch it, bin it, kill it” rules: by coughing and sneezing into my elbow or tissue;

  • I need to support all staff in their efforts to create an ‘as safe as possible’ environment during this time;

  • Regularly wash my hands using soap and water for 20 seconds each time;

  • I will read all letters/messages/emails that are sent home;

  • Follow the rules at all times to maintain the safety of myself and others;

  • I will inform the school of any changes to parents/carer and emergency contacts details;

  • Follow these expectations and know that if I don’t, I will be sent home and will not be able to come back into school until I can be safe.    

  • I will follow social distancing rules at all times and ensure that my child follows social distancing rules outside of school to help prevent virus transmission

 

 

  • My child will come to school in full Bishop King uniform, including black shoes;

  • If my child is deemed unsafe, he/she will be sent home and cannot return to school until they can be safe.

 

COVID-19
Home School Agreement 

 

 

September 2020

 

 

Please read this through carefully and talk to your child about the thingsthat are changing to help prepare them to come back to school.

 

Check if you have Coronavirus symptoms


The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:


• high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)


• new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)


• loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal


Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Urgent advice: Use the 111 online coronavirus service if you have any of:


• high temperature
• new, continuous cough
• loss or change to your sense of smell or taste


111 will tell you what to do and help you get a test if you need one.


Call 111 if you cannot get help online.


Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.

 

 

15/07/2020   Information on our new payment system WisePay coming November 2020!

We are pleased to tell you that Bishop King will be using WisePay from November 2020

(We will update this further with help for how to use and so on, once we have a confirmed date)

WisePay is a secure online payment service which allows parents and guardians to make payments via debit/credit card for school meals, trips and much more.

Please be aware that our prices for school meals have been amended to improve our current systems;

KS2 - £2.30 per day / £11.50 per week

Nursery - £1.60 per day / £8 per week

If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

12/06/2020   School Opening Update Letter

Dear Parents and Carers 

(Update: 12.6.20)

We are reopening school on Monday 15th June to those children who received an e-mail (4.6.20) inviting them back into school. 

From Monday, we will start our ‘bubble’ system where groups will be confined to allocated areas, and will not mix with other children. Should there be any other COVID-19 cases, then only the affected group(s) will be sent home for self-isolation. 

Further safety measures are now in place. There will be additional adults at the gates to meet you, and to check your child is at the right entrance. You must be prompt, as all groups have designated opening and closing times. 

Please do not come to school if you didn’t receive an invitation e mail. 

If you no longer require your child to return to school, please let us know via enquiries@bishopking.lincs.sch.uk 

Teachers will continue to send school work to all children on the weekly class newsletter.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Mrs Wheatley

Headteacher

 

07/06/2020   Important statement regarding school closure from Mrs Wheatley

Due to two staff members being tested positive for Covid-19 and in line with guidance from Public Health England (PHE), we have risk-assessed our school and for the safety of our children, families and staff, we have made the difficult decision to close our school site to everyone for the week beginning 8th June 2020.
 
We hope to re-open the site on Monday 15th June for those pupils who have received invitation letters to return. 
 
We will keep you updated.
 

21/05/2020   Important letter to parents for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 children.

Early Years, Year One and Year Six parents    
Dear Parents and Carers, 
Thank you for completing the recent survey on returning to school. The survey is now closed, and pupil numbers have been organised into potential teaching groups. Currently, we cannot plan for any more pupils into school as we don’t have the capacity so please don’t ask us at a later date. 
We expect to open school for Early Years, Year One and Year Six pupils - some time in June - but this will depend on us making our site as safe as we can to cater for the increased number of children and adults returning to school. 
The earliest date we could possibly open for more pupil numbers would be Monday 8th June, but this isn’t guaranteed; we will let you know a definite date once the site work is nearing completion. 
Any plans that we are making will be dependent on the government announcement due to be made on 28th Mayand, therefore, subject to change. 
It is important that you understand:
If your child does return to school some time next term, we will be encouraging all pupils to take safety measures. However, we cannot guarantee complete social distancing due to our pupils’ age and understanding of this strange situation that we are currently living in. 
Thank you for your patience and understanding. 
Yours sincerely, 
Mrs. H. Wheatley M.A.
Headteacher
  
Previous updates: 
Please click here to view the up to date information on our school closure. This page will also be updated regularly.
What's going on? - A free book for our children to explain Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner.
Coronavirus - NHS 

 

19/05/2020   New Parents - Reception 2020

Our New Parents - Reception 2020 page is now available for our new families.

We will continue to update this page with information to keep you informed and hopefully answer any questions you may have regarding transition to school in September.

Our new starter packs will also be on their way to you.

We are delighted that you have chosen our school and look forward to welcoming you and your child into Bishop King CE Primary School in September 2020.


 

15/05/2020   Important letter to parents for Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 children.

Dear Parents and Carers, 

 

For parents of children in: Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 

 

You will be aware that schools may reopen, in June, for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils - if the government thinks it’s safe to do so. 

For those of you who have not been invited back into school – Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 pupils - please be assured that we will continue to keep in touch with you, updating you when necessary. Your child’s class teacher will continue to send you weekly learning through the class newsletters – term time only – and our pastoral team will continue to phone some of you to check on the wellbeing of you and your family. 

In the meantime, the school is still open only for vulnerable pupils and the children of critical workers. We know some employers will be encouraging you to return to work, but we’re not in a position right now to extend places to other children until we receive further government guidance.

The government has said that it hopes for all primary school children to return to school in July. This is not currently feasible and is not guaranteed to happen due to the obvious health and safety implications. However, I will update you, as and when I know more.

Thank you for your continued support in helping your child learn from home.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact us on: enquiries@bishopking.lincs.sch.uk 

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. H Wheatley M.A.

Headteacher

 

15/05/2020   Email to Keyworker and Vulnerable families - Half Term Closure

15th May 2020
Dear Parents/Carers,
 
School will be closed over the May half term week for all children so that we can safely put safety measures in place for the phased return of our children.
 
From the week beginning 1st June, your child can return to school on the agreed days. Please note that your child will not be allowed to mix with any new children who return as we have to keep groups of children separate.
 
Any questions, please contact us on enquiries@bishopking.lincs.sch.uk

13/05/2020   The Joy Foundation

Please see the videos below from the Joy Foundation - They are regular visitors in our school.

The Joy Foundation is a Christian charity, working with children in local schools in Lincoln and beyond. They are passionate about seeing the love of Jesus shown to children through great quality collective worship, extra-curricular clubs and lessons including RE, PSHE, PE and Values.

A message to our children

Be thankful

Easter

Spring has sprung 

Rainbow Thoughts - 20/04/20

Happiness Today - 22/04/20

Challenges - 24/04/20

Working Together - 27/04/20

Stillness - 29/04/20

Good Choices - 01/05/20

Don't Give Up - 04/05/20

Changes - 06/05/20 

Impossible to Possible - 11/05/20

Keep Going - 13/05/20

The Very Best - 15/05/20

You are Special - 18/05/20

None Left Out - 21/05/20

We're All Different - 22/05/20

Shine Like A Star - 01/06/20

The Greatest Gift - 03/06/20

Being Brave - 05/06/20

What A Wonderful World - 08/06/20

A Short Message - 10/06/20 

The Ice Cream Message - 12/06/20

The Greatest Gift - Part 2 - 15/06/20

Actions Speak Louder Than Words - 17/06/20

Small Things - 19/06/20

Sign Of The Times - 22/06/2020

The Golden Rule - 24/06/20

The Colours of Life - 26/06/20

Important People - 29/06/20

We Are A Team - 01/07/20

Who Is Number One - 03/07/20

Hats - 06/07/20

Sports Day - 08/07/20

08/05/2020   First News - Online Edition

First News - 27th March to 2nd April 2020

First News - 3rd April to 9th April 2020

First News - 10th April to 17th April 2020

First News - 20th April to 23rd April 2020

First News - 24th April to 30th April 2020

First News - 1st May to 7th May 2020

First News - 8th May to 14th May 2020

First News - 15th May to 21st May 2020

First News - 22nd May to 28th May 2020

First News - 29th May to 4th June 2020

First News - 12th June to 18th June 2020

First News - 19th June to 25th June 2020

30/04/2020   Bishop King Lockdown Video - To you from us!

A wonderful video specially made for all our friends and families from everyone at Bishop King Primary School - We are all missing you!!
Stay safe. Be kind. Stay home. 

 

20/04/2020   Lincolnshire Police - Domestic Abuse Advice

 

  

Lincolnshire Police News - More Information

01/04/2020   Reminder on how to keep your child safe online

Just a reminder how to keep your child safe online, here is a link for parents: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

01/04/2020   Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals - How to apply.

Your child may be eligible for Free School Meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

How to apply - 

  • Go to www.lincolnshire.gov.uk
  • Find the ‘Schools and education’ section
  • Under heading ‘School and pupil support’ click on ‘Apply for free school meals’
  • You will be taken to the 'Parent Portal' page - Here you will be required to create account or sign in if you already have a log in.
  • Once you have created an account you will receive an email - click on the verification link in the email.
  • You can now apply by following the instructions on the 'Parent Portal'

27/03/2020   Easter Competition - Facebook & Twitter

If you would like to enter our Easter Competition please see our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Closing date is Sunday 12th April 2020 and winner will be annouced Monday 13th. Prize will be presented once we return to school.

Have fun!!

25/03/2020   Scam around Free School Meals - Please read

Scam around Free School Meals

Some schools have reported that parents and carers of children in receipt of free school meals are being targeted by fraudsters. Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as;

‘ If your child is entitled to free school meals send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed’

The email contains links for the parents to follow if they want to receive this funding – these links are fake. This is a scam.

Please be vigilant. All correspondance from our school via email and text will be clearly identified.

19/03/2020   School will be closed from Monday 23rd March

11/03/2020   Sport Relief 2020 - Golden Mile at LCFC

09/03/2020   Menu for our 'Easter Egg-stravaganza' - Thursday 2nd April 2020

Our menu has now been sent out for the Easter themed lunch on Thursday 2nd April 2020.

Please ensure the menu is returned to the school office by Monday 23rd March.

09/03/2020   Parent View - OFSTED Questionnaire

Please share your views on our school with OFSTED by following the link below to the Parent View website. 

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

05/03/2020   World Book Day - 5th March 2020

On Thursday 5th March, we will be celebrating World Book Day. 

To celebrate the children's love for reading, we invite your child to come to school dressed as a character from a book. We do not want you to spend lots of money buying a costume; homemade costumes are much more creative and fun! If you don’t manage to sort out a costume, then non-uniform is fine for the day.

During the day, we will be engaging in exciting reading activities, a teacher swap and of course, lots of reading for pleasure! Your child will also receive a £1 book voucher to be used in participating stores: 

  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tesco
  • Waterstones
  • WHSmith

Please continue to share stories with your children any time of the day - from breakfast to bedtime. Let’s get our children passionate about books!

 

06/02/2020   Would you like to improve your English skills? Free English Classes at Bracebridge Infants and Nursery School

19/12/2019   Santa Fun Run - Thursday 19th December 2019

13/12/2019   Christmas Jumper Day 13th December 2019 - Donations would be greatly received

05/12/2019   Is your child due to start school in September 2020? - Reception Festive Fun Open Mornings

29/11/2019   Silly Sock Day (non-uniform day) - 29th November 2019

25/11/2019   Reading Breakfast - Monday 9th December 2019

21/11/2019   World Hello Day - 21st November 2019

You are invited to celebrate World Hello Day with us on Thursday 21st November 2019.

Please see below for individual class timings.

 

15/11/2019   Children In Need - 15th November 2019

31/10/2019   Poppy Appeal - Items available now from our Tuck shop or School Office

We have some exciting stationary and other items available to support the Poppy Appeal - These will be available at our tuck shop or from the school office each day from 3pm.

Rubbers, Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners and Keyrings all 50p.

Rulers and Wrist Bands are £1.
  

 

     

 

18/10/2019   Harvest Festival 2019

The Collective Worship Council led us in our Harvest Festival celebration which linked well with our value of the term Koinonia. The food was blessed by Father Jim and all donations went to the Lincolnshire Community Larder to help people within Lincoln.

Harvest Festival Gallery

01/10/2019   Conversation Club - Every Tuesday 10am to 12pm

Do you speak a second language? Would you like to practise your speaking skills and meet others?

Come and join our Conversation Club.

 

24/09/2019   New Autumn Menu - Available from the 29th October 2019

Our new autumn menu has now been handed out to all pupils.

If your child would like to continue with school meals after half term or if your child would like to start having school meals then please return their menu to the school office by Friday 11th October.

 

19/09/2019   Aldi - Kit for Schools

We are collecting Team GB stickers from Aldi. If you would like to help us collect these we will happily receive them in the school office.

For more information visit: https://www.aldi.co.uk/kitforschools

Thank you