Christmas Jumper Day We will once again be participating in this annual charity event, with…
Children in Need
We will once again be supporting BBC’s Children in Need campaign on Friday 19th November.
This year’s theme is ‘Together, We Can’.
Children can wear non – uniform and bring a donation of 50p per child.
Anti-Bullying Week 15th-19th November
We will once again be supporting this campaign, which is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance each year.
This year’s theme is: One Kind Word
In school children will be taking part in activities around anti-bullying.
We will again be taking part in the ‘Odd Socks’ Day on Monday 15th November. Odd Socks Day marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week to help raise awareness of bullying and is an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!
Children will come into school in uniform, but can, if they wish, wear odd socks.
A letter has been sent home this week regarding Christmas activities. If you have not received one, please contact the office.
Christmas dinner and parties will take place during the last couple of weeks of term. We will send more details nearer the time.
There will be a Reception Nativity but whether this is a live performance or recorded and made available to parents, will be dependent on DfE guidelines to schools around COVID-19 updates.
Please can we remind you of our uniform policy, which is not optional.
The uniform consists of:
- Navy polo shirts (with or without a logo)
- Navy sweatshirt/cardigan with the school logo
- Navy / black trousers
- Navy skirt or pinafore dress
- Plain black shoes / trainers
- Black/navy/grey/ white socks or tights
White polos and shirts are not part of our uniform policy.
- Blue gingham check dress/black/navy tailored shorts
- White t-shirt with Thorpe logo or a plain white t-shirt
- Navy blue or black shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings
- Black pumps/trainers
- Draw string pump bag
Please make sure that all items of clothing are named.
For safety reasons the only jewellery allowed in school is stud earrings. Requests for exceptions may be made for religious reasons.
All piercings should be taped over or removed prior to any physical activity and removed before swimming lessons by the pupil.
Parents are also reminded to remove nail varnish from their children’s ﬁngernails before arriving at school.
Long hair: For health and safety reasons, children with long hair must tie their hair back. Extreme hairstyles, shaving patterns and colouring are not part of our uniform policy.
Thank-you for your continued support. If you do have any problems in sourcing any of the above items, please speak to a member of staff.
With the Autumn and Winter months approaching, it is important that we take steps to protect ourselves from catching and spreading COVID-19 as well as other seasonal viruses.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in children:
Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it’s usually less serious. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- A high temperature
- A new continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- A loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
What to do if your child has symptoms:
If your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they’re mild: Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if they have COVID-19 as soon as possible using this link: Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Your child should stay at home and not have visitors (self-isolate) until you get the test result – they can only leave home to have the test.
While we appreciate some of these symptoms maybe other seasonal virus, we would ask you to be extra vigilant and book a PCR test if any of these are displayed. If we identify any new symptoms in school, we will ask you to collect your child so a PCR test can be done. If you need any advice, you can call the NHS on 119 or the school office on 01274 414126.