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The latest news from Charvil Piggott Primary

For the full Newsletter and copies of letters sent home please visit the Parents page

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  • Online Q&A session for prospective parents

    Published 24/11/20

    We understand that choosing where to send your child to school is one the the most important decisions you will ever make. If you are thinking of joining our community at The Piggott School: Charvil Primary we welcome you to join our virtual Q&A session on Wednesday 2nd December from 3:45-4:15pm. You can register your interest by calling our office on 0118 932 0033 to arrange an invitation to the session. 

    To ensure we answer all of your questions, please send your questions to us via email charvil@piggottschool.org by 30th November. 

     

     

     

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  • Foundation sparkle!

    Published 05/11/20

    We might not be able to have our normal celebrations this year, but Foundation still had great fun making their breadstick sparklers.

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  • Welly Wednesday!

    Published 21/10/20

    Foundation Class enjoying Welly Wednesday!

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  • Children Fit for Life

    Published 05/10/20

    The Daily Mile is a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health of our children. 

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  • United Against Bullying

    Published 05/10/20

    At The Piggott School: Charvil Primary we celebrate "Anti-Bullying Week" as a reminder to our school community that we highly value and encourage respect and tolerance for oneself, others and the environment around us. 

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  • Foundation Lunchtime

    Published 18/09/20

    Our Foundation class had their first school lunch today. 

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  • Well done Foundation!

    Published 18/09/20

    Well done to all of our Foundation children, for settling into school so well.

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  • Foundation Class - RE

    Published 09/07/20

    In RE Foundation we have been learning about churches, which are special places where Christians can go to worship and feel close to God. 

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  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) update 17th March 2020

    Published 17/03/20

    This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

    New guidance for households with symptoms

    Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

    • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
    • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
    • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

    The symptoms are:

    • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
    • A new, continuous cough

    The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

    The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:

    Temporary suspension of Ofsted inspections

    Ofsted is to temporarily suspend routine inspections of schools, colleges, early years settings, children’s social care providers and local authorities to reduce the burden on staff who are providing vital services to the nation in response to coronavirus.

    The current medical and scientific advice is for schools and other educational establishments to stay open. If this changes and the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Adviser say closing schools, colleges, and early years settings is in the best interests of children and teachers the Department will take that step.

    The full announcement made by Gavin Williamson can be viewed here:

    Updated guidance on recording school pupil absences

    No school will be penalised for the impact on school attendance of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please record absences as follows:

    • Where a pupil cannot attend school due to illness, as would normally happen, the pupil should be recorded as absent in the attendance register and the school will authorise the absence. Code I (Illness) should be used in this instance.
    • Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with latest information and advice from Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the pupil should be recorded as unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances in the attendance register. Code Y (Unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances) should be used in this instance.
    • Where a pupil does not attend school and is not self-isolating, the pupil will be marked as absent. We back headteachers’ judgement and to be pragmatic – having spoken to parents – on whether to authorise such absence, taking into account individual circumstances. We expect, in particular, headteachers will authorise absence where a pupil is not able to attend because of an underlying health condition that means they, or a family member in their household, are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Handwashing advice

    The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

    Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

    Department for Education coronavirus helpline

    The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

    Phone: 0800 046 8687
    Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

    Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible, we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends and are increasing the number of call handlers available to answer your calls.

    If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.

    Where to find the latest information

    Updates on COVID-19:

    Guidance for educational settings:

    Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

    Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

    Educational resources:

    Latest Department for Education information:

    Please keep your GIAS school contacts up to date

    If you work in a school, please take this opportunity to review your contact information in Get Information About Schools (GIAS).

    To update your record, please go to the GIAS home page, “Sign in” using your “DfE Sign-in” credentials and select GIAS from your available services here:

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  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) update 16th March 2020

    Published 16/03/20

    Updated guidance for education settings on coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Today, the Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19. This guidance will assist staff in addressing COVID-19 in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions.

    What you need to know:

    • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
    • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
    • clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products
    • supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues

    The updated guidance can be found here:

    Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

    The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce would be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to education or children’s social care settings will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

    Recording school pupil absences

    Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with latest information and advice from Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the pupil should be recorded as unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances in the attendance register. Code Y (Unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances) should be used in this instance.

    If a pupil does not attend school, despite the school operating as usual and the pupil is not self-isolating, they should be marked as absent. It is for headteachers to determine whether or not the absence is authorised depending on the individual circumstances.

    Where a pupil cannot attend school due to illness, as normally would happen, the pupil should be recorded as absent in the attendance register and the school will authorise the absence. Code I (Illness) should be used in this instance.

    Handwashing advice

    The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

    Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

    Department for Education coronavirus helpline

    The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

    Phone: 0800 046 8687
    Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

    Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends.

    If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.

    Where to find the latest information

    Updates on COVID-19:

    Guidance for educational settings:

    Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

    Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

    Educational resources:

    Latest Department for Education information:

    Please keep your GIAS school contacts up to date

    If you work in a school, please take this opportunity to review your contact information in Get Information About Schools (GIAS).

    To update your record, please go to the GIAS home page, “Sign in” using your “DfE Sign-in” credentials and select GIAS from your available services here:

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  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) update 13th March 2020

    Published 13/03/20

    Government announces move from Contain to Delay phase

    Yesterday, the Government announced that we are moving from the Contain phase of the coronavirus action plan and into the Delay phase, in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

    Full details of each stage in the government action plan can be found here:

    To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

    The symptoms are:

    • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
    • A new, continuous cough

    You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

    Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

    The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce will be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to schools will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.

    COVID-19 travel guidance for the education sector

    The Government has issued new travel guidance for the education sector. This advises against all overseas education trips for children under 18. This does not apply to domestic trips, or overseas trips which are already underway.

    The full guidance can be found here:

    Handwashing advice

    The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

    Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

    Educational resources

    The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

    Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools:

    Department for Education coronavirus helpline

    The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

    Phone: 0800 046 8687
    Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

    Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends.

    If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.

    Where to find the latest information

    Updates on COVID-19:

    Guidance for educational settings:

    Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

    Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

    Educational resources:

    Latest Department for Education information:

    Please keep your GIAS contacts up to date

    If you work in a school, please take this opportunity to review your contact information in Get Information About Schools (GIAS).

    To update your record, please go to the GIAS home page, “Sign in” using your “DfE Sign-in” credentials and select GIAS from your available services here:

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  • Fundraising for Track

    Published 10/03/20

    HELP US RAISE FUNDS TOWARDS THE BUILDING OF OUR DAILY MILE TRACK

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  • World Book Day

    Published 09/03/20

    As part of world book day we all dressed up as literary Characters. 

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  • Foundation trip to Rushall Farm

    Published 06/03/20

    Our Foundation class had a lovely trip  to Rushall Farm last week.

    Luckily, the horrendous weather which was forecast didn’t appear and they had a fantastic day.

    They went exploring in the woods, played some fun games to help them learn about food chains, and how bees know where the best flowers are.

    They went pond dipping to explore the tiny creatures living in the water, and had a trailer ride into the farmyard.

    At the farmyard they visited all the animals—the cows, the pigs, the sheep, and the hens.

    They even had the chance to hold and cuddle a baby lamb and say hello to the farm bull - Major Lee - he was enormous!

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  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) updated advice

    Published 02/03/20

    We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

    Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

    Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

    Phone: 0800 046 8687
    Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
    Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

    • No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

    The importance of hygiene

    Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

    Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:

    https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

    Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.

    New guidance for employers

    The Department for Business (BEIS) and Public Health England have issued guidance for employers, which you can find at:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19

    Where to find the latest information

    Updates on COVID-19:
    https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

    Guidance for educational settings:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

    Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

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  • Year 5 50’s 60’s and 70’s day!

    Published 15/11/19

    On 21st October Year 5 had a 50’s 60’s and 70’s day. First we did a word search filled with things, and people that would be around in the 60’s like Elvis Presley.

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  • Louis Taylor Road Safety Visit

    Published 15/11/19

    The children really enjoyed their recent Road Safety show by Louis Taylor. 

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