27 November Newsletter

November 27, 2020by 22CenturyDesign

Dear Parents/Carers, I would firstly like to say a huge thank you for your co-operation in managing the impact of Covid-19 at St. Paul’s.  Whilst we have had to close a number of bubbles, there have been a limited number of positive tests, which have been managed with your support.  I wish everyone, who has...

Dear Parents/Carers,

I would firstly like to say a huge thank you for your co-operation in managing the impact of Covid-19 at St. Paul’s.  Whilst we have had to close a number of bubbles, there have been a limited number of positive tests, which have been managed with your support.  I wish everyone, who has tested positive, a speedy recovery back to full health.

I can reassure you that everything we have done has been under the advice of Warwickshire Public Health. We continue to work with them to ensure the robustness of our Risk Assessment and the safety of adults and pupils in our school and the wider community.

By now, parents’ consultations will be finished. Hopefully, the system worked well.  I have had some good feedback.  If you were not able to make the consultation, but would like to speak with your child’s class teacher, please get in touch and we will arrange a telephone consultation.

Over the next few weeks, we hope to be able to celebrate Christmas in a limited way.  I know many of you have asked about the sending of Christmas cards.  I do not see this as a problem, as long as it is kept within bubbles in school.  We will not be running the whole school delivery service this year.

Mr. C. M. Thornton
Head Teacher


Attendance up to the 20th November, 2020 is 97%.  The school target is 97%.

Star of the Week

The following children in Foundation and KS1 received their award on Friday, 13th November: Jacob, Olivia, Lucy, Logan, Emmi-Louise, Ella, Georgia, Ella, Carys, Reggie, Bailey and Freya.

On Friday, 20th November the following children in KS2 were presented with their award: Lana, Harvey, Natiana, Colin, David, Lacey, Harry, Evelyn, Noah, Paignton, Jacob, Jack, Hannah, Lucas, Connor and Daniel.

Well done to you all.

Mrs. Marsden’s Book Choice

One of my favourite books when I was a little girl was a book called Lottie and Lisa by Erich Kastner.  I think it probably first caught my eye because it had my name in the title!

The story is about twin sisters who don’t know the other exists.  One of the girls lives with their father and the other girl lives with their mother.

One summer they both go to the same summer camp and are amazed to see someone who looks almost identical to themselves. Although they dislike each other to start with, they eventually agree that they must be twins and come up with a plan to take on the role of the other twin with funny and dramatic results.

Inevitably, they are eventually found out, but their bluff does pay off (I won’t give away any spoilers!). The film The Parent Trap is based on this story, although the names of the characters have sadly changed!

Nursery Places

Do you have a child born between 1st September, 2017 and 31st August, 2018?  Are you looking for a Nursery place from September, 2021, or know someone who is?

If so, please contact the school office to complete an application form.  The closing date for applying for a Nursery place for September, 2021 is the end of January.

Free School Meals During Self-Isolation

If your child/children are eligible for free school meals and are self-isolating, you are entitled to collect a box of food for the week for their lunch. Please call at the office to collect the box.


A frequently asked question is ‘What happens if someone self-isolating as a close contact then develops symptoms?’.

  • If anyone isolating develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should book a test immediately.
  • They should inform the school they have symptoms, are being tested and of any test result as soon as they receive them.
  • All other household members must now isolate and not leave home until the result of the test.

If your child’s class is closed due to a positive COVID-19 test result within the class, and your child goes for a test which comes back positive, please still let the school know as soon as the results are received.

Entry/Leaving School Premises

May we remind you to use the correct gates when bringing your child/children to school and collecting them at the end of the day.

If you, or a member of your family (including children), are self-isolating, please do not come onto school premises.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Soaper Heroes

Unilever Lifebuoy is the world’s leading health soap and for over 100 years Lifebuoy has promoted better hygiene habits across the world.  As a part of their new, national handwashing behaviour initiative, they have provided us with enough free samples of their hand sanitiser for all children in KS2 (Years 3, 4 5 & 6) to have one.

Your child should be bringing it home in the next few days.  This is in keeping with the Government’s advice about cleaning hands regularly to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

School Christmas Meal

A letter has been sent out by email about the school Christmas meal on Thursday, 10th December.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 do not pay their Christmas meal as they are entitled to a universal free school meal.

Children in KS2 can purchase a Christmas meal by ParentPay only at a cost of £2.20, but please pay under the service ‘XMAS MEAL’.

Reminder – if you have not activated your ParentPay account/forgotten login details, please contact the school office asap.

Response slips were due to be returned to school by Wednesday, 25th November.

Odd Socks

The children had the opportunity to come to school last Friday in odd socks in support of Anti-Bullying Week and here is a photograph of some of the children who took part.

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