Odd Socks and even a few Odd Shoes!

What a wonderful, brilliant and colourful day we had on Monday with all our odd socks! Well done to all the children and staff who wore odd socks and a few odd sets of shoes. It was a fantastic opportunity to express our own individuality and celebrate that we are all unique.

World Mental Health Day

On Friday, we have celebrated World Mental Health Day. All the children have all had time to relax, do some yoga and think about their Mental Health. It has been lovely to see all the children wearing something ‘Yellow’ in school to celebrate.

Back to School Autumn 2020

We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back on 7th September 2020 and we’re working hard to make the school a safe, enjoyable environment. We believe that returning to school is vital for all children for their education, mental health and wellbeing. We are currently implementing a system of controls outlined by the Department of Education to reduce the risk of transmission of the coronavirus so we can ensure a safe return to school for everyone.

Further details can be found via the letter sent to all Parents and Carers on 4th September along with the Information Sheet.

Drop Off Times

8.30am – Year 5 & 6

8.40am – Year 3 & 4

8.50am – Foundation, Year 1 & 2

9.00am – Siblings and Stokenham Pre School

9.10am – Bus Children

9.20am – Siblings and Merry Go Round Pre School

Pick Up Times

3.00pm – Stokenham Pre School

3.10pm – Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2

3.20pm – Siblings and Merry Go Round Pre School

3.30pm – Bus Children

3.30pm – Siblings

3.40pm – Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Please know your Class Colour as children will need to stand in their colour queue in the morning and parents will need to stand in that queue in the afternoon.

The children will need to wear school uniform. Uniforms do not need to be cleaned any more often than usual. On the day your child has PE they should come to school dressed in their PE kit. On the day your child has Forest School they should come to school dressed in their Forest School clothes, they will need to wear normal shoes and bring their waterproofs and wellington boots in a separate bag.

Children should only bring to school each day their Book Bag, Coat, Named water bottle and packed lunch if your child is having a packed lunch.  Years 3 – 6 will need a healthy mid-morning snack (fruit) for your child but Key Stage 1 are provided with a snack. All items will remain with the children in their classroom.

We have really missed everyone and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school.

Reopening of Stokenham Area Primary School

We are currently working to ensure a safe, phased return to school for some of our year groups from 1st June 2020 subject to satisfactory risk assessment outcomes.

Foundation Stage From Monday 1st June

Year 1 From Wednesday 3rd June

Year 6 From Monday 8th June

School will not be open for children in Years 2 – 5 unless you are a key worker or have vulnerable children with an EHCP, your child may have been attending school for some time and they will be able to continue to do so as they do now.

We will be stringently following government advice regarding social distancing and hygiene rules. Further details can be found via the letter sent to all Parents and Carers on 20th May along with the Information Sheet.

Drop off Times

9.00am Key Worker Class

9.15am Any children with siblings (in FS/Yr 1 & Yr 6) and children coming to school by bus

9.30am Year 6

9.45am Year 1

10.00am Foundation Stage

Pick up Times

2.30pm Foundation Stage

2.40pm Any children with siblings (in FS/Yr 1 & Yr 6) and children coming to school by bus

2.50pm Year 1

3.00pm Year 6

3.10pm Key Worker Group

Home learning for children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 6 who are unable to attend school will be accessible for children via the website following the broad themes teachers are using to teach the children in school. Home learning for children in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 will continue to be available via Seesaw or the home learning packs on the website. Learning Resources for all years can be found by clicking the relevant link below;

Foundation
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Safeguarding and Children Protection advice can be found on our Safeguarding Page  and Internet advice on our Online Safety Page. Our revised Behaviour Policy for COVID-19 is also available.

 

COVID-19 and School Closure

Following the Government’s announcement regarding the closure of schools for all children with the exception of “vulnerable” children and the children of key sector workers, Stokenham Area Primary School is partially closed. Please only send your child to school if you have absolutely no alternative option for childcare as the safest place for them is at home.

Our opening times for vulnerable and the children of key sector workers are 9.15am – 3.30pm

If your child does attend school they will need to bring a packed lunch to school as there will be no catering service on site.

Learning Resources for all can be found by clicking the relevant link below;

Foundation
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Learning for all

Safeguarding and Children Protection advice can be found on our Safeguarding Page  and Internet advice on our Online Safety Page.

Culture Champion Day

Children in Years 3 to Year 6 were visited by Mona, an Islamic Cultural Champion.

She shared with the children the reasons behind Islamic dress and way of life. The children learnt all about the festival of Ramadan and why Muslims ‘fast’. Mona read from the Qu’ran in Arabic and much to the excitement of the children, wrote their names in Arabic! It was great for the children to be able to learn first-hand and ask questions to somebody from another culture.

Scrumptious Biscuit Day

The School Council have been busy this week delivering an assembly about Young Carers Awareness Day and informing the whole school about our Charity ‘Action for Children’. All children helped to bake biscuits for the event, which were enjoyed at break time today.  Thank you to those who donated to this event successfully planned by our School Councillors.

 

Indoor Athletics

Some of our Year 6 children attended the federation schools Indoor Athletics competition at Loddiswell School on Monday. The athletes competed in a range of exciting challenges: chest push, speed bounce, standing long jumps, agility tests and hurdles. Following the field events were the relays that threw up multiple photo finishes that thrilled the on looking crowd. Stokenham came 2nd out of five schools. A massive thank you to all the adults who transported and supported and a big well done to all the children that took part.

Federation Cross Country

Congratulations to some of our KS2 children who took part in the Federation Cross Country at Malborough this week. The varying tactics of strong starts, speedy middle sections and sprint finishes, made for enthralling viewing for the spectators with all the races being eagerly contested. As well as the amazing athletic performances on display, it was also great to see so much encouragement and cheering from all the children. Well done to all the runners and a massive thank you to all the adults who transported and supported.

School Games Gold Level Award

We are delighted to announce that Stokenham School, have achieved the School Games Gold Level Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012; facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.