News & Events
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NEWS AND EVENTS
A NOTE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
Many thanks to all parents/carers who are conforming to our social distancing expectations on the school grounds. All schools have had to impose this. There were a few ‘teething’ problems in the first few days, when adults tended
to congregate without the recommended distance at the beginning and end of the school day - but that seems to have eased somewhat. This has really helped staff to enable a calm and orderly start to the day as well as at home time. The children have a good routine now. We appreciate the difficulty in deciding whether to send your children
to school when they have a cold and we have sent out a Dojo to everyone, a quick reference guide for parents/carers to try and help with this, however if you are in any doubt please contact 119 for advice. I am committed to working in partnership with you to ensure our Children receive the best possible start to their education. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s time at our school, as always, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher or key person in the first instance, or if you would like to arrange a telephone appointment please feel
Mr J Stokes
KEEPING THE CHILDREN SAFE WITHIN THEIR BUBBLE
May we please remind parents/carers to drop off and collect children promptly at their allotted time and in their allotted lane. Please also ensure that your child has all of their belongings that they will need during the day, this is to avoid having to drop things in later in the day and staff needing to walk through school and possibly enter a number of different bubbles. If parents/carers do need to drop something off at a later time, please go to the main school office.
30th September and 1st October Individual Photographs (sibling photos will not be taken this time)
12th October Remote parent/carers consultations
12th October Nasal Flu Vaccinations – Whole School
23rd October Break up for Half-Term at the normal time
2nd November Inset Day school closed to children
3rd November Children return after Half-Term
13th November Children in Need Day (details to follow)
16th November Anti-Bullying Week
ALL STARS CHILDCARE
Our school provides childcare for children aged 2 years and upwards and a before and after school care facility called ‘All Stars’. This childcare provision is based in purpose built rooms in our ‘All Stars’ building which is situated on Hurst Lane North adjoining the school playground.
Our breakfast club runs from 7.45am until 8.45am when the children are taken to their classes. The after school club runs from 3.15pm until 6.00pm.
The children take part in games, painting, cooking, outdoor play etc. The children will be provided with breakfast in the morning and a light tea after school. Our Leader for the provision will welcome all Parents/Carers and pupils and will provide all the relevant details. If you would like to book a place for your child, or require any further information, then please contact the Manager on 07796 275080 OR 0121 749 7202.
We do provide 15 hours grant funded childcare for children aged 2 and up to 30 hours grant funded childcare for 3 years old. If you feel that you may be entitled to funding please contact the Family Information Service on 0800 389 8667 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the Family Information Service have confirmed you are entitled to this funding please contact All Stars on 0121 749 7202. Please note that if you are eligible for the 15 hours funding, you can use all or part of your funded hours at All Stars.
At Castle Bromwich Infant and Nursery School we run a cashless system, so all payments to School are made either via Paypoint, or over the internet to the parents/carers Parentpay account. The transfer so far has gone smoothly and we would like to thank all of our Parents and Carers for their co-operation.
UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR INFANT CHILDREN
All infant school children are now entitled to a free school meal each day. A copy of our school menu is available in Parent Zone. There are four choices of hot meals each day or the choice of a baguette/wrap/bread roll with a selection of fillings. Please ensure that you have completed the Universal Free School Meal form, (available on line at the www.solihull.gov.uk/fsm). If you are entitled to Free School Meals as a result of certain benefits, please complete the relevant section on the form and ensure that the school are aware of your entitlement, as the school receives extra funding in these cases.
SCHOOL TERM DATES 2020 – 2021
Autumn Term 2020
Starts: Tuesday 01 September 2020
Half Term: Monday 26 October 2020 to Friday 30 October 2020
Ends: Friday 18th December 2020
Inset Days: Tuesday 01 September 2020
Monday 02 November 2020 74 Days
Spring Term 2021
Starts: Monday 04 January 2021
Half Term: Monday 15 February 2021 to Friday 19 February 2021
Ends: Thursday 01 April 2021
Inset Days: Monday 22 February 2021
Thursday 01 April 2021 59 Days
Summer Term 2021
Starts: Monday 19 April 2021
Half Term: Monday 31 May 2018 to Friday 4 June 2021
Ends: Wednesday 21 July 2021
Easter Sunday: Sunday 4 April 2021
May Day: Monday 03 May 2021
Inset Days: Friday 25 June 2021 62 Days