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Minster C of E Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God



DAILY UPDATE – 1st DECEMBER 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ANCIENT GREEK DAY – YEAR 3 –Thursday 10th December – letter has been emailed home today regarding this.  


CHARACTER VIRTUES CHAMPION CHALLENGE – letter has been emailed today.  We are looking forward to seeing pictures of the children’s cards.  Remember deadline for this challenge is Friday 11th December. 


YEARS 1&2 – VIRTUAL NATIVITY - letter has been emailed today. Could I please ask that you read this very carefully.  ONLY RETURN THE SLIP – IF YOU DO NOT WANT your child to be recorded and broadcast in their role.  If this is the case, slips MUST BE returned by Friday 4th December. 


YEAR 1 - NATIVITY DAY – Wednesday 16th December – letter has been emailed today.  Children will be learning about the Nativity on this day.  Children are invited to come to school wearing a Nativity costumer – ie Mary, Joseph, sheep, donkey, star, angel, wiseman or party clothes on this day.  Please remember a tea-towel and oversized shirt works perfectly well too as a costume. 


PE KITS – due to the change in weather conditions it would now be appropriate for children to have a tracksuit in school for outdoor PE. 

YEAR 4 - are going to have their ‘Dancing through the decades disco’ on Thursday 10th December, for their Playlist topic. Children can come in dressed up as any musician of their choice from the 20th-21st century. 

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY – Friday 11th December – we look forward to seeing the children in their Christmas jumpers. 

CHRISTMAS DINNER DAY – Friday 11th December – we will be having our traditional Christmas Dinner day on this day. Menu has been sent home already but reminder is below:- 

Roast Turkey, chipolata, stuffing & Gravy 

Festive vegetable wellington 

Road Potatoes 

Carrots & Peas medley 

Festive chocolate & Orange brownie 

Cinnamon & Raisin bread 


Tuesday 8th December – FLU VACCINE – whole school.  NHS Kent Community Immunisation Team will administering the flu vaccine next Tuesday.  Please if you haven’t done so already register if you wish your child to have this vaccination. 


COVID - It has been brought to our attention by staff and parents with children in secondary school, that a large proportion of children who have tested positive recently have not displayed 'classic' Covid symptoms. The common denominator has been 'sore throat' & 'headaches/fuzzy head'. As a school we still need to follow the government guidance re. symptoms, but should you have any concerns regarding your child's health at this time, we understand parents erring on the side of caution and confirming via the Covid testing system. 


COVID TESTING – a reminder – if a member of your household has to go for a Covid test, please remember that all those within the household MUST self isolate until the results of the Covid test have been received. Please advise us of who the person is going for the test. Children can then return to school once a negative result is received. 


COVID-19 RESULTS – could we please ask that before your child/ren return to school after having a Covid test that you notify the Office of the results.  Even if the results are negative it is beneficial for us to know prior to your child/ren returning to school.


FREE SCHOOL MEALS – REMINDER email went out last week regarding this.  It may well be that now given the current situation with Covid and people being furloughed or loosing their jobs that you now qualify for Free School Meals.  


Please take the time if you think you might be eligible to register your child for Free School Meals (it only takes a few minutes). Please do remember that if you are already in receipt of this for one child then your other children may also be eligible for Free School Meals. Those who are eligible and are currently in receipt of Free School Meals will be receiving vouchers during the Christmas holidays to assist with their food shopping. £15 per week per child. 


Please be assured that it is entirely confidential and that no other parties are aware of who is in receipt of Free School Meals.   


Any assistance that you may be entitled too during this difficult time would be well worth looking into. 


END OF DAY COLLECTION – if you have a child/ren who should be isolating, please do not bring them onto our school site when collecting siblings.  Thank you. 


COVID 19 – should you or a member of your family at anytime need to go for a Covid test. Could we please ask that you notify us as soon as possible of the results.  Should this happen over the weekend or out of school hours, please contact 07741 594078. 

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The Federation of Minster and Monkton Church of England Primary Schools

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