RSE Consultation

Dear Parents and Carers,

Due to the Department for Education changes to the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum, we are undertaking a review our RSE curriculum and policy. This is so that we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and/or disabilities

The statutory information can be found at: Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them to take responsibility for their own well-being. RSE, along with Health Education, is statutory and forms part of the National Curriculum.

As a part of your child’s education, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.

Here’s how you can help:

We’re carrying out a RSE Parent Consultation Survey online, to gather parental thoughts about the changes to our RSE policy, which you can find on the school website.

To help to inform you about the curriculum requirements, we have attached the documents below which we would encourage you to read. This includes:

Here is the link to the form “RSE Parent Consultation”: https://forms.gle/h2vUjTTJUcPW2oHQ7

We will be starting our consultation on 21.05.21 and the consultation closes on 28.05. 21. Your views are important to us and we will respond to you with the outcome of this process later this term.

Once we have considered all feedback, the updated Relationship and Sex Education Policy will be uploaded on the school’s website which will also set out the school’s curriculum.

We hope you find this letter and the attached information useful. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Yours sincerely

Tess Coulthard

Executive Head Teacher, South Hams Federation

Comic Relief

What a riot of colour we all were today – RED everywhere! Well done everybody for making such a great effort for such a fantastic cause. We have raised just over £145.

Return to School on 8th March

Dear Parents and Carers

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all our pupils back next Monday, 8th March and returning to ‘face to face’ teaching and celebrating your children’s successes.

There will be mixed feelings for some of us and that is only natural. Our children will have all had different experiences during the lockdown phase; with a loss of routine, school structure and friendships. We will be focusing on helping your child adjust to being back in school and helping them to re-engage with their friends and learning.

We know that you may have a lot of questions and we don’t want you to feel anxious or to worry about anything. Do contact us if you have any queries or concerns, no matter how small. The best way to contact us is by telephone or email. Please also see the attached Letter to Parents, Information Sheet and Map of the School for further information.

Drop Off Times

8.30am – Year 5 & 6

8.40am – Year 3 & 4

8.50am – Reception, Year 1 & 2

9.00am – Siblings

9.05am – Stokenham Pre School and Siblings

9.10am – Bus Children

9.20am – Merry Go Round Pre School and Siblings

Pick Up Times

3.00pm – Stokenham Pre School and their siblings

3.10pm – Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2

3.20pm – Siblings and Merry Go Round Pre School

3.30pm – Bus Children

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.

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

 

Announcement

Following this evening’s announcement, we will be moving to online learning via Seesaw. The school will continue to be open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. Please phone school if you need to book a place for your child. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

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.