- Message from Mrs Collins
- Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19
- Stars of the Week
- The Dog Mentor Webpage
- School News
- Message for Reception Parents
- PE Challenges!
- Activity Clubs
- Year 4,5 & 6 PE
- Wrap Around Care
- Free Bike Coding Event
- Atlas Camps - February Half Term
- ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages
- Wellbeing Courses for Parents 2022
- Other Events
- Dates for your Diary
I hope you all had a happy and peaceful break. On behalf of all the staff, thank you for all the wonderful cards and gifts we received at the end of last term. We were all very grateful.
A new term and a new year. We are tentatively easing back into school life and Key Stage 1 had a fantastic time on their Everyman trip to the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime – they were so excited.
Can I please remind you to ensure that the office have your correct contact details. If you are unsure, please have a chat with one of the office staff.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please make an appointment to see me through the school office.
From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.
The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.
If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.
Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.
Further information on self-isolation for those with COVID-19 is available.
The Stars of the Week for week ending 7th January:
|Class 1||ALL for being amazing at the theatre|
|Class 2||ALL for being amazing at the theatre|
|Class 3||ALL for being amazing at the theatre|
|Class 4||ALL for being amazing at the theatre|
|Class 5||ALL for being amazing at the theatre|
|Class 6||ALL for being amazing at the theatre|
The Stars of the Week for week ending 14th January:
|Class 6||Jake D|
My name is Otto and I am the Linden Primary School Dog Mentor. I am a three-year-old Cockerpoo and live with Mrs Collins and her family. I am a cockapoo, a cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle. This means that I shed little to no fur, making it highly unlikely that anyone will be allergic to me.I am new to the school (January 2022) but have passed my Dog Mentor Programme assessment with flying colours. Mrs Collins and Mrs Matthews have both received training to be my handlers in school.
I plan on keeping my section of the website up-to-date with comments and photographs documenting my time in school.
Please take a look!
If you have any further questions regarding my role within the school please contact either Mrs Collins or Mrs Matthews via the school office.
Activity Club bookings are still open on the SZapp
These are now available for you to make a second choice for your child should you wish to do so.
Bookings are made via the SZapp
A reminder that Activity Clubs start next week
If your child is doing a football club they can come into school in their school PE kit (football boots, shin pads and socks are ideal but not essential).
Netball, Karate & Street Dance
If your child is doing netball, karate or street dance club they can come into school in their school PE kit.
Yoga & other clubs
If your child is doing a Yoga club or any other clubs, they can do this is normal school uniform.
Collection points for your children after the clubs are on the SZapp
From January, Year 4 can come to school in PE kit on their scheduled PE days only.
PE days for the year groups below will be as follows:
Please can we remind you of the expectations for Year 4, 5 & 6 PE kit. We ask that children wear:
- Red school jumper/cardigan (no hoodies)
- A white t-shirt or polo shirt
- Plain grey or black tracksuit bottoms/shorts (no brand labels)
- Trainers (any)
This free event will be held at The Club (The old Winget) in Tuffley Avenue on Saturday 22nd January 2022 (A week on Saturday).
Can you please email / text the parents, guardians and advertise this event as you see fit.
Local PCSO’s will also be available to speak to parents with any issues or concerns they might have.
Maths Course for Parents
Family Learning are running a great online course for parents who want to boost their numeracy skills this year.
Upgrade your Maths is a 5 week online course to support parents to build confidence in maths and feel confident helping children with their homework.
You can get more information and enrol by clicking on this link- Upgrade Your Maths<https://courses.glosglobal.net/CourseDetailsView.asp?CODE=GL0055026&NAME=Upgrade+Your+Maths&ID1=2500&ID2=55026&ID3=1>.
Parents may wish to stay with us and complete their Functional Skills Maths Qualification later in the year.
The course is free* see below
Online Wellbeing Courses
Family Learning are running some wellbeing courses online which are designed especially for parents/carers. All courses are open to all and free* to many.
Calm Kids, Calm Home
Calm Kids, Calm Home is a 6 week course running on Friday mornings. The course looks at ways of making the home environment calmer, including discussing effective co-parenting, family routines, parents as role models and self care.
Starting on Friday 14 January from 9:30- 11:00.
Calming the Mind
Calming the Mind is a 6 week introduction to mindfulness. Parents who attended this course last year have noticed a real change in their lives, and a greatly improved relationship with their children.
Starting on Tuesday 11 January from 7:30-8:30.
Parents can enrol online through clicking on the QR codes on the flyers, or by contacting:
Adult Education Family Learning Coordinator
EE & I, Gloucestershire County Council
01452 583567 or 07760 171477
* The courses are free if you are over 19 years old, have lived in the UK/ EU for 3 or more years, or have a valid Residence Permit, and are one of the following: Unemployed or earning below £17,374 per year; Qualified below a Level 2 ( less than 5 GCSEs); Have mental health challenges, Have a learning difficulty or disability.
|School terms, dates and holidays for 2021-2022|
|Monday 17th January 2022||Activity Clubs are on this week|
|Monday 17th January 2022||Year 5 Swimming|
|Wednesday 19th January 2022||Year 3 Swimming|
|Monday 24th January 2022||Activity Clubs are on this week|
|Monday 24th January 2022||Year 5 Swimming|
|Wednesday 26th January 2022||Year 3 Swimming|
|Monday 31st January 2022||Activity Clubs are on this week|
|Monday 31st January 2022||Year 5 Swimming|
|Wednesday 2nd February 2022||Year 3 Swimming|
|Monday 7th February 2022||Activity Clubs are on this week|
|Monday 7th February 2022||Year 5 Swimming|
|Wednesday 9th February 2022||Year 3 Swimming|
|Monday 14th February 2022||Activity Clubs are on this week|
|Monday 14th February 2022||Year 5 Swimming|
|Wednesday 16th February 2022||EYFS Stay and Play session 2.15-2.45 (booking required)|
|Wednesday 16th February 2022||Year 3 Swimming|
|Monday 21st February – Friday 25th February 2022||Half term break|
|Monday 28th February 2022||New term starts|
|Monday 28th February 2022||NO Activity Clubs this week|
|Monday 28th February 2022||Year 5 Swimming|
|Wednesday 2nd March 2022||Year 3 Swimming|
|Monday 7th March 2022||Year 5 Swimming|
|Wednesday 9th March 2022||Year 3 Swimming|
|Monday 14th March 2022||Activity Clubs are on this week|
|Monday 14th March 2022||Year 5 Swimming|
|Wednesday 16th March 2022||Year 3 Swimming|
|Monday 21st March 2022||Activity Clubs are on this week|
|Monday 21st March 2022||Year 5 Swimming|
|Wednesday 23rd March 2022||Year 3 Swimming|
|Monday 28th March 2022||Activity Clubs are on this week|
|Monday 28th March 2022||Year 5 Swimming (last one)|
|Wednesday 30th March||Year 3 Swimming (last one)|
|Wednesday 30th March to Thursday 31st March 2022||Reception and Year 6 Vision, Height & Weight checks|
|Wednesday 6th April 2022||EYFS Stay and Play session 2.15-2.45 (booking required)|
|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|
|Monday 9th May - Thursday 12th May||SATS week|
|Wednesday 25th May 2022||EYFS Stay and Play session 2.15-2.45 (booking required)|
|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|
|Wednesday 13th July 2022||EYFS Stay and Play session 2.15-2.45 (booking required)|
|Friday 17th June - Monday 20th June 2022||Year 6 residential|
|W/C Monday 20th June 2022||Year 5 Bikeability|
|Thursday 21st July 2022||Last day of school|
|School terms, dates and holidays for 2022-2023|
|INSETS are not noted yet|
|Monday 5th September 2022||New term Starts|
|Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October 2022||Half term break|
|31st October 2022||New term starts|
|16th December 2022||Last day of school|
|Monday 19th December - 2nd January 2023||Christmas Holidays|
|3rd January 2023||New term starts|
|Monday 20th February - Friday 24th February 2023||Half term break|
|Monday 27th February 2023||New term starts|
|Monday 3rd April 2023 - Friday 14th April 2023||Easter holidays|
|Monday 17th April 2023||New term starts|
|Monday 1st May 2023||May Bank Holiday|
|Monday 29th May 2023 - Friday 2nd June 2023||Half term break|
|Monday 5th June 2023||New term starts|
|Tuesday 25th July 2023||Last day of school|