Welcome to McCune Class
James McCune Smith was an American physician, apothecary, abolitionist, and author in New York City. He was the first African American to hold a medical degree and graduated at the top in his class at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. This year our classes are named after famous practitioners to pay tribute to our wonderful NHS who have and still are working extremely hard, especially through such a difficult time. McCune class will be studying this part of history along with many more interesting and exciting topics. Read on to find out what our class have been up to...
Dear Parent/ Carer,
It’s the end of week six, there is one more week and then it will be half term. At the moment we have received no advice from the government suggesting that half term will be longer than a week. As you know the advice changes regularly, so we will let you know as soon as we can if there is a change.
Next week we will be back to week 2 of the school lunch cycle. Please send your form in by 9am tomorrow morning to email@example.com so that you can order lunches for the following week. The form is attached again for your information.
Some parents have let us know that once the cycle repeats, their children would like the same food that they ordered previously. For example, the kitchen would always prepare the same food for the child every time it was the week 2 menu. If you would also like to do this, please email the kitchen to say that the choices you made for the three week menu cycle should be repeated. If you choose to do this, you won’t need to fill in a form again until the menu changes. If you would prefer to choose the food every week, carry on filling in the forms on a weekly basis.
Don’t forget next week is Fenland week. As you know we are looking at farming on the Fens, and will be having a special farming day on Tuesday 20th October. Children can come in on the Tuesday dressed as a farmer if you wish. A lot of what the children will be doing in their bubbles will be outdoors, so if you have wellies your child can change into, please send them in.
Thank you to the parents who have offered apples for the apple pressing in Mrs. Chihab’s class. We are planning to do this on Monday, so if we could have the apples by then, that would be great. Thank you.
We would like to invite you to a Zoom harvest festival next Thursday 22nd October at 2pm. The joining details are,
Meeting ID: 860 3893 6062
This year all four classes have recorded something for the harvest festival keeping separate in their bubbles, rather than it being the responsibility of Year 3/4 as we have done in the past. Unfortunately we are not able to do a collection of harvest food for local elderly people this year. We hope to see you at the Assembly
Winter temperatures and ventilation.
You will be aware that we have been told by Public Health colleagues from the Eastern Region to make sure that there is plenty of ventilation in school to help coronavirus to dissipate. We have spent the summer with the doors and windows open, but with the Autumn upon us and the weather taking a turn for the worse we obviously need to balance the risk of having less ventilation with the ability to keep warm in school.
The advice from Public Health is that;
Windows should be opened ‘where possible and it is safe to do so’, and the government guidance says ‘wherever possible’ to keep windows open. This means that we are keeping windows partially open even though the weather is colder. Please make sure your children come to school with lots of warm clothes to wear as the heating is not going to be as effective when we have partially open windows.
Also attached to this email is updated guidance about when to self isolate.
Have a lovely weekend when it comes,
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