Dear Parents, Carers, and Families,
We hope this finds you well and safe. Classes throughout the school have explored the themes of ‘Reflection’ for the festival of Hanukkah. We would usually come together as a community through our Winter Festival to celebrate the learning through performances and social enterprise products created by the classes. We want to keep the connectivity through a video that will be shared with each class on a specific ‘Creative Arts’ exhibit. You will receive a weblink next week from your class teacher of the end of term exhibit for your child’s class. The link is secure and on the school YouTube. We hope you will enjoy viewing this together with your child to celebrate their achievements.
Thank you to every family that was able to join the Progress Meeting for your child. The ‘Evidence for Learning’ journal for the Autumn Term will be uploaded today for every family to access. We have offered support and training to families that have requested this. Please let your class teacher know if you have not received your EfL journal or need technical support such as password reset.
Camden Young Carer of the Year Award
We are incredibly excited to share some wonderful news. Kaiden is a pupil in Iris class and his older sister Paris won the Camden Young Carer Award! We are so proud of Paris who is an amazing role model reflecting the important role siblings hold for our pupils. Congratulations Paris!
Final Day of Term
The final day of the term is Friday, 18th December 2020. The school will continue to remain open next week unless there is a change announced from the government or Department for Education. Camden is currently Tier 2.
Winter Holiday – Monitoring COVID-19 cases
The Department for Education is requiring schools to continue contact tracing for COVID-19 up to 24th December 2020. If a member of staff in school tests positive for COVID-19 we will inform you if there is a need for you to self-isolate and monitor symptoms. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 during the holidays you will need to let the school know so that we can assess if any staff need to self-isolate. The school building will be closed including our reception. We will send directions on how to inform the school early next in a printed newsletter.
- The government guidance for 23rd – 27th December is located here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family
- If your family travels abroad over the holiday period – please ensure you are checking the rules for returning to England, testing, and quarantine requirements. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Spring Term: 1st Day for Pupils – Changed to Tuesday, 5th January 2021
We want to have a safe start to the Spring Term, especially with the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases across London. We are bringing forward the staff training day scheduled to take place in June to Monday, 4th January 2021. This will allow the school to assess the status of staff and pupils following the Winter Holiday period. It will let us confirm any households that are in self-isolation due to symptoms or confirmed COVID-19 cases. We will send details on the plan and link to an electronic survey next week in the printed newsletter. Thank you for supporting us to help keep the community safe as everybody returns from the holidays to the new school term.
Happy Hanukkah to every family celebrating this time of reflection, and wishing each of you a safe weekend.
Monitor for COVID-19 Symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste