St. Paul's Church of England
Curriculum & Learning
Growing, Learning, Succeeding
At St Paul's we will ignite a passion for life and learning in every member of our school community by providing the best possible education, where children and adults grow through our core values rooted in FAITH and will confidently succeed through the strength and love of God.
Proverbs 22:6 ‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
I can not believe how quickly this half term has gone!
We have been very busy at school and the children have experienced many enjoyable learning experiences. These have included a visit from a magician for Year 3, a virtual visit from Queen Victoria for Year 5, Captain Edward Smith (who captained the Titanic) for Year 6 and Cleopatra for Year 4! Year 6 have also taken part in the Hay Festival, listening to authors such as Matt Luca, Abi Elphinstone and Adam Kay. Year 4 have spent some virtual time with Jubilee High School teachers completing a Lego STEM science workshop. All the children in the Infant department enjoyed watching our eggs hatch and grow into fluffy chicks.
We also managed to dodge all the rain showers to hold our bubble sports days – the children have told me how much they enjoyed this event and can’t wait for next years!
This half term we have launched our new vision and home page of our website and the children have been learning more about our Christian values: FAITH
I hope you all have a wonderful half term and the weather improves!
12.00pm - Y3 & Y6
12.10pm - Y2 & Y5
12.20pm - Y1 & Y4
12.30pm - Zebras, Giraffes & Reception
Schools continue to play an important role in contact tracing for those pupils and staff who continue to attend their school.
Where pupils or staff still attending their school test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) during the holidays, having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school, the school is asked to assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school.
However, if a staff member or pupil develops symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, schools are not required to take any action. Staff, parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
Mrs Kaye will be on duty, supporting the national track and trace service, up to and including Tuesday 1st June. If any children do develop symptoms and receive a positive test outcome before this date please email the school office immediately to let us know via email@example.com. Please also check your email at least daily up to and including 7th June, as we may need to contact you to let you know that your child needs to self-isolate because they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
Don't forget to book your child's dinners online for the first week of the next half term. Please note all meals must be booked online by the day before they are required even if you do not pay for meals. If your child isn't already set up on Scopay, please contact the school office for your unique pupil code. Please check your Year 6 child's dinner balance to ensure all credit is used before the end of the term or to request a transfer to a sibling.
Please be advised that if children are taken out of school without authority, parents will be liable to receive a penalty notice. Currently the amount payable under a penalty notice, is £60.00 per parent/carer, per child if paid within 21 days. Thereafter the amount increases to £120.00 if paid between 21 and 28 days. If the penalty notice remains unpaid after 28 days, the Local Authority will consider a prosecution in the Magistrates Court. Please note that penalty notices are issued per parent/carer, per child, so a family of two parents and two children will receive 4 penalty notices.
Learning at St. Paul’s starts as soon as your child arrives and therefore any minutes that your child is late, is learning time lost.
Below is a graph showing how being late to school every day, over a school year adds up to lost learning time. It’ll be more than you think!
Please note that if your child arrives after registers close this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. Persistent lateness may result in us having to refer the matter to Surrey County Council’s Inclusion Officer
Support your child’s success. Make sure they attend school, all day, every day!
Every minute counts!