As is normal in school around the holidays, the children would receive a Raring2Go! magazine to take home, detailing what’s going on in the area.
Obviously in the circumstances we find ourselves in, this has not taken place. Instead Raring2Go! have produced an online version for you to read at your leisure, covering local stories and things to do whilst staying at home.
Raring2Go! Magazine – May 2020
In these challenging times we find ourselves in, our mental health and well-being is incredibly important, more than ever.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the charity, Heads Together, have launched the 60 seconds support series to help with people’s mental health and well-being.
Please click HERE for further information.
During this time whilst we are advised to stay at home and stay alert, a lot of us are purchasing more items online.
Did you know that you can raise funds for our school whilst shopping online?
The Giving Machine is a charity and not-for-profit organisation, where they turn the commission you’ve generated by purchasing something online via The Giving Machine website into a charitable donation, which is passed on to the School.
There are so many companies which are linked into The Giving Machine; including Amazon, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Groupon, eBay, Boots, Iceland, M&S, Argos….the list goes on!
To get yourself set up to help support our school, just click on the link below to register. Once you have registered, go to the ‘For Shoppers’ tab and from the drop down list, select ‘Support a Cause’. Enter our sign-up code, 59645, then select our school and ‘add’ to your causes. You can then do all your shopping online by going to your normal websites via The Giving Machine website. The best thing is, is that it doesn’t cost you a penny!
The Giving Machine
With the current situation that we find ourselves in, it is unlikely that we will be holding our usual Summer Fayre or potentially even our Christmas Fayre. These are our main fundraisers through the year. These funds are vital in providing our school with additional support where needed, e.g. funding towards school trips in order to reduce costs to parents. Anything that you can do to help raise funds for our school would be amazing, and it doesn’t cost you any extra money!
Top Tip: It might be a useful reminder to save The Giving Machine website as your home page.
Well this challenge certainly had you puzzled! Our staff have enjoyed engaging in this challenge too as they’d not seen each others photographs – we definitely foxed them having all the pictures in black and white!
Wait no longer….the results are in!
Photo 1 – Mrs Smith
Photo 2 – Miss Knowles
Photo 3 – Mrs Bonsor
Photo 4 – Mrs Wilkes
Photo 5 – Miss Walton
Photo 6 – Mrs Butler
Photo 7 – Mrs Harris
Photo 8 – Mr Smith
Photo 9 – Mrs Mailer
Photo 10 – Mrs Weston
Photo 11 – Mrs Billings
Photo 12 – Mrs Brace
Photo 13 – Mrs Farmer
Photo 14 – Mrs Thorne
Photo 15 – Mrs Cresswell
Photo 16 – Miss Bains
Congratulations to all of those who managed to guess correctly – well done!
Please see below a Coronavirus Update from Mr Smith
How well do you know the teachers and staff at Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School?
We thought we’d give you a lockdown challenge for a bit of fun, to lift your spirits.
Click on the link below for the challenge – good luck!
Guess Who – Coton Staff
You will have all seen the Government announcement on Sunday, surrounding the potential reopening of schools from 1st June at the earliest, and the subsequent coverage in the media following this. I am also aware that the reopening of schools has become a topic of much discussion on the various social media platforms over the last few days and it is clearly a worrying time for all.
Firstly, as a member of our school community who has recently lost a family relative to Covid-19, I wanted you to know that I understand the concerns that you may have regarding Sunday’s announcement. As a new Father, I understand the overwhelming instinct to keep one’s own children safe and free from harm. Quite rightly, the safety of all of our families and staff is of paramount importance.
At this time, I am unable to give you a specific update on what Sunday’s announcement means for our school community or how we intend to safely facilitate the government’s plan. As always with headline announcements, there are many questions that follow and it takes time for guidance to filter down through local authorities, to individual schools. In the meantime, we have already started to consider the necessary steps that we may need to take and we would ask that you bear with us as we consider the best arrangements for our school.
Rest assured, should your child be required to return to school in this Summer Term, there will be a number of specific measures that will be put in place to ensure their safety whilst they are able to continue with their education. We will publish the steps that we are taking as a school in due course.
In the meantime, we urge you to keep calm, stay safe and look after yourselves.
For our key worker families – please click on the link below, to book your child’s place for next week.
Key Worker Bookings w/c 18/05/2020
Following on from Mr. Smith’s latest Headteacher blog – please see a revised timetable of activities below, for your child to take part in each week.
Please note that these timetables are merely a guide and are not compulsory. We’d advise you to tailor this for your individual child and try to ensure that a balance of activities takes place each day.