- Message from Mrs Collins
- Stars of the Week
- School Council Spotlight
- Sports Day Fun
- It nearly came home - photo permissions
- Summer Reading Challenge at Gloucester library
- Nature is for Everyone
- Year 6 Leavers
- Emotion Coaching
- Functional Skills English and Maths Courses
- The Holiday Activity and Food programme (HAF)
- Recommended Reads
- Atlas Camps
- Class Teachers & Class Plan 2021-22
- Lin-Diner Menu from September 2021
- Wraparound Care
- Dates for your Diary
Dear Parents and Carers,
Wow, what a year! In the blink of an eye it has gone and we are at the summer holidays.
Once again, it has been a year of Covid craziness and uncertainty, however we have shared some magical moments and I now look forward to September - a time when, fingers crossed, Linden Primary School can return to a sense of normality and business as usual. The year has definaitey not ended in the way that any of us would have liked though we are so grateful that our Year 6’s were able to experience some of the rites of passage they so deserved prior to the self-isolation. We wish them the very best of luck as they move onto their secondary schools after the summer holiday. We will miss them all!
From today, schools will no longer be required to carry out contact tracing. From this point onwards, close contacts will be identified and contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
If your child has symptoms for COVID-19 or have tested positive using an LFT, they and other members of the household should self-isolate. You should immediately order a PCR test for them. If the PCR test is negative, they and other members of your household can stop self-isolating. If your child obtains a positive PCR test result, NHS Test and Trace will contact you, using the details you registered when ordering the PCR test. You and/or your child will be asked a series of specific questions designed to identify who your child has been in close contact with.
You will be asked to provide the contact details, if you know them, of any individuals - or their parents or guardians - who have been identified as close contacts. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch with these close contacts and provide appropriate instructions or advice. NHS Track and Trace will indicate who must self-isolate for 10 days after the onset of symptoms. They will also notify you of the day on which the self-isolation period ends.
Should your any child in Year 1, 3 & 5 who have been in school this week test positive between today and Friday 23rd July, please also inform myself by ringing 07951606121.
We will be writing to you all again towards the end of August regarding the beginning of the new academic year, but for now we wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer and we will see you when term begins on Monday 6th September.
Lucy Collins Sasha Davidson
Headteacher Deputy Headteacher
The Stars of the Week for week ending 9th July:
|Class||Name||They are a star because:|
|For being a super star in maths this week.|
|For trying really hard in English this week.|
|For being helpful around the classroom.|
|Class 4||Sofia Ben Moussa||
For showing good determination in all her learning this week.
|Class 5||Jano Boyd||For working fantastically hard on creating his own story this week, I have been blown away by his writing.|
|For excellent effort in writing all week.|
|Class 7||Jude Gardner||
For being an excellent role model and great friend.
|For being a perfect role model.|
|Always pushing herself to do her best and always ready to help others too|
|For sharing fantastic ideas in all of our lessons this week!|
|Class 11||Sorayah Morgan Williams||For attitude to learning|
|For using his inference skills in reading.|
|Class 13||Alexandra Marcinska||
Ali has had a great week! She seems to have grown in confidence recently and her true personality is coming out.
|Class 14||All of Class 14||They have all had a fantastic week and every one of them deserves to be the Star of the Week!|
The Stars of the Week for week ending 16th July:
|Class||Name||They are a star because:|
|Class 1||Lorenzo Dare||For his enthusiasm.|
|Class 2||Preston-Jai Mitchell||For his enthusiasm|
|Class 3||Rory Perry||For his increased resilience over the last week.|
|Class 4||Nevaeh Boswell||For amazing effort in writing her setting description this week.|
|Class 5||All of Class 5||For giving Mr Wellington such an amazing send off!|
|Class 6||All of Class 6||For giving Mr Wellington such an amazing send off!|
|Class 7||Rowan Davis||for being a really kind friend!|
|Class 8||Scarlett Powell||for brilliant contributions in class and treating everybody with respect.|
|Class 9||Mya Darley||She is an excellent role model and a good friend. Throughout the whole year she has followed the rules and tried hard in every subject.|
|Class 10||Oliver Ablett||for producing some lovely pieces of work and supporting his peers.|
|Class 11||Dylan Moreton-Cox||
For progress in maths throughout the year.
|Class 12||Taloot Arshad||for his explanations in maths|
For being brilliant and resilient throughout a unique year.
For being brilliant and resilient throughout a unique year.
As you may know our school council members put members of staff under the spotlight to 'Ask them Anything'!
Under the School Council Spotlight this time, is Mrs Davidson, our Deputy Headteacher.
Sasha Marie Davidson
How old are you?
21 + 20 - my 40th birthday was in lockdown on April Fool's Day!
Describe yourself in 3 words:
This is hard!
Kind - I think of others
Creative - at home and school
Hardworking - work hard and am dedicated
What was your dream job when you were younger?
I really wanted to be in a band because I am musical - I can play instruments: cornet, piano and saxaphone. I wanted to work on a cruise ship and travel the world.
Do you have any children?
I have three children - Beau is 4years old, starting school and very cheeky. Xanthe is 10years old and Miles is 12years old and in Year 7.
I also have two stepchildren - Josh is 26years old and Annabelle is 24years old.
What are your hobbies?
What was your first impression of Linden School?
The size! My old school only had 190 children, compared to Linden School at over 400 children. Staff were kind and lovely and the children nice - like one big family.
Is there a subject you feel should be taught more in school?
Music - raise the profile and feature it more in everyday lessons. Also more Forest School opportunities especially in Key Stage 2.
If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
Lots I would like to have, but I decided I would like magical powers to get rid of coronavirus and we could go back to normal.
You can go anyhere in the world, but you have to stay there forever. What three things would you take?
Another hard one! I may have cheated. My family, my pets (two cats named by the children Yoda and Loki) and my photos to have lots of memories with me.
What is your spirit animal?
Butterflies - they cope with change and are adaptable, based on the job that I do and how we have to adapt constantly and approach change with positivity.
What is the best and worst thing about being a Deputy Head?
Best thing - I can help Mrs Collins to make a positive impact on the school and lead the school to make changes.
Worst thing - not enough time to spend in class and see the children. I'd much prefer to do this than battle to complete my 'To Do' list.
What would make a perfect weekend?
Being with my family. I love weekends being with my children and not have to rush about to clubs and activities and that we can have lunch at the pub and go for a nice walk - quality time!
We were very excited to feature in ITV West's bulletin about the England football match! It might not have been the result we were hoping for, but it has brought us together as a school, a community and as a country. Football came home for a little while. Until next time. Here's our ITV West Country appearance in case you missed it:
Photo / Filming Permissions
Following on from this (we had to ask a lot of parents / carers in a very short space of time if they were happy for their child to feature in this news bulletin) we have decided to change what photo / film / media permissions we ask for from you so that we can include as many children as possible in future.
If you haven't already, please take time to consider the permissions you give us below (& you can change your mind at any time). Please note, if we don't receive a form from you, we will continue with the current permissions we have on file. If we have never received a form from you then your child's photo/ clip will not be included in anything.
This form will also go on the SZapp as well:
Summer Reading Challenge at Gloucester library
Nature is for Everyone
Here at Robinswood Hill we have launched our inclusive programme of events through July in partnership with Festiv-ALL https://festivall.org/
Our next event is ‘Nature is for Everyone’ on 20th July – come along at 11am (no booking required) and join in the activities!
The rest of our summer programme is below, find out more on our website: https://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/events
Please can we remind all Year 6 parents and carers that the Show and the Leavers Assembly has been sent through via Teams. Your child's Teams account will only be available for a short time after the end of term, when their Teams accounts and also their other remote learning logins will be deactivated, so please ensure you have downloaded and saved anything you wish to keep from these accounts.
Short, online parent and carer survey – please complete
Please click on this https://forms.gle/NhxE6GKG4ujEqtD16 to a short, online parent and carer survey which we would like you to complete. We are interested to know about your ideas and experiences of being part of this school community. There is no obligation to take part in this survey and information collected will be anonymous, confidential, stored securely and destroyed once the GSPEC project has finished. The data will only be analysed by the research Lead from Emotion Coaching UK.
And as a PDF: EC leaflet for parents.pdf
Please find details below of the The Holiday Activity and Food programme (HAF) which is is now live for sign-ups!
Please follow the link to our interactive map where you will be able to click on your district to see what activities are taking place and to sign up your children on the Children’s Activity Booking System (CABS):
Or visit: Gloucestershire.gov.uk/haf
You will also find a step-by-step guide on how to sign up on CABS as well as the relevant contact information, should you need any further support.
*Please note that Cheltenham are experiencing some delays. Their website will be ready for sign ups by the end of this week.
For further information and news on the programme, please subscribe to our fortnightly newsletter:
If you have any queries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
KS1 - The Couch Potato - Jory John and Pete Oswald
A lovely little story for the summer which involves a couch potato learning about having too much of one thing...Screen time! These authors have a great series of award-winning books and this one is no different.
KS2 - The Great Food Bank Heist - Onjali Q. Rauf
If you enjoyed books like Boy at the Back of the Class and The Night Bus Hero, then this is the book for you. This brand-new release involves the usual humour and adventure we see from this author. A must read for summer!
|School terms, dates and holidays for 2021-2022|
|Thursday 2nd September - Friday 3rd September||Inset Days (school closed to pupils)|
|Monday 6th September 2021||School open to pupils|
|W/C Monday 27th September 2021||Rescheduled Year 5 (new Year 6) Bikeability|
|Friday 15th October 2021||School photographs|
|Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October 2021||Half term break|
|Monday 1st November 2021||Inset day (school closed to pupils)|
|Tuesday 2nd November 2021||New term starts|
|Monday 20th December – Monday 3rd January 2022||Christmas holidays|
|Tuesday 4th January 2022||Inset day (school closed to pupils)|
|Wednesday 5th January 2022||New term starts|
|Monday 21st February – Friday 25th February 2022||Half term break|
|Monday 28th February 2022||New term starts|
|Monday 11th April – Friday 22nd April 2022||Easter holidays|
|Monday 25th April 2022||Inset day (school closed to pupils)|
|Tuesday 26th April 2022||New term starts|
|Monday 2nd May 2022||May Day bank holiday|
|Wednesday 25th May 2022||School Photographs|
|Monday 30th May – Friday June 3rd 2022||Half term break (including The Queen's Platinum Jubilee bank holiday)|
|Monday 6th June 2022||New term starts|
|W/C Monday 20th June 2022||Year 5 Bikeability|
|Friday 22nd July 2022||Last day of school|
Here is the academic year overview (this is also on the SZapp):