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COVID-19

COVID UPDATE DECEMBER 2021

 

From today (14/12/21) there has been a change to the national approach on testing for close contacts of positive Covid cases. 

Summary of main points:

  • If anyone is identified as a close contact of someone who tests positive, whether Omicron or not, they will be asked to take a lateral flow test every day for 7 days.
  • There is no requirement to isolate during the 7 days if LFTs are negative
  • If a lateral flow test is positive, you should self isolate and get a confirmatory PCR test
  • LFT testing is now recommended for primary age children if they have been a close contact
  • Schools are still not required to act as contact tracers
  • Primary Schools are not providing test packs to parents but these are available through the usual routes (community test sites, local pharmacies or online)
  • Unvaccinated adults are not eligible for this new policy and must self-isolate for 10 days if they are a contact of a positive coronavirus case - whether Omicron or not.

The main change is that primary aged children will now be asked to lateral flow test for 7 days if they are a identified as a close contact of a positive Covid case, whether Omicron or not. 

If your child/children are identified as a close contact, or if a household member tests positive, please inform the school office and make sure that you lateral flow test your child for 7 consecutive days. As long as the tests are negative, your child/children can continue to attend school. If a lateral flow test comes back positive, you should isolate your child and book a confirmatory PCR test.

The current situation is changing rapidly and we have no doubt that further changes to guidance are inevitable. As and when guidance changes we will let you know.

As a main control measure please continue to wear masks at drop off and collection times and when visiting the school office.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms you should orgnaise for your child to be tested. This can be done by the NHS portal or by calling 119. Your household should isolate until you receive the test results giving the all clear. Fully vaccinated adults, and children and young people aged below 18 years and six months do not need to isolate as close contacts of someone with symptoms, or as a close contact of a confirmed case, but are advised to take additional caution.

Symptoms of COVID 19

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

new continuous cough and/or

high temperature

a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do:

  • keep a safe distance (at least 2 metres) away from people you do not live with or who are not in your support bubble.
  • Reduce the time spent in crowded areas where it may be difficult to social distance
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • clean surfaces often, paying particular attention to surfaces touched often (e.g. light switches or electronic devises)
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of tissues into a rubbish bag immediately and wash your hands.
  • wear a face covering in indoor spaces where social distancing may be difficult.
  • Keep indoor spaces as well ventilated as possible – let the fresh air in, even if for a short period a day.

Outbreak Management Plan

COVID-19 UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2021

As I’m sure you are aware things have changed around COVID-19 measures and restrictions.

It is vital that we continue to remain vigilant, as COVID-19 has not gone away. Cases in Gloucestershire remain high and by working together we will have the best opportunity to keep our school open.

These are the guidelines for you and the school to follow:

If any member of your household displays symptoms of COVID-19 arrange a PCR test for all of you and self-isolate until you receive the results.

Without a negative result of a PCR test the self-isolation period of 10 days must be adhered to.

If negative for COVID-19 and free of symptoms your child can return to school.

If positive for COVID-19 please self-isolate for 10 days.

Schools are no longer responsible for tracing close contacts of pupil who test positive for COVID-19, this will now be done by NHS Test and Trace.

In the event of a school breakout extra action might be considered, at this point we will take external advice.

The most important action for you is if you have a doubt your child, or a household member may have COVID-19 please arrange a PCR test and inform the school office as soon as possible.

 

ARRIVAL & COLLECTION TIMES FROM SEPTEMBER

Arrival

When we return to school on Friday 3rd September we will no longer be working in class ‘bubbles’. Gates will be open from 8.40am.

ALL children are to come into school via the main top gate before 8.50am. The one-way system for parents will remain in place.

Miss Sleep and other members of staff will be on hand to greet you.

Sunshine/Rainbow children are to go straight into their classrooms.

All other children to walk around to the back playground to be collected by their class teachers at 8.50am for the start of the school day.

Collection

EYFS/KS1 – Sunshine & Rainbow classes will be collected at the small gate outside their play area at 3.05pm.

KS1 – Amethyst & Amber parents to collect from the back playground at 3.05pm.

KS2 – If children have a signed ‘permission to leave the classroom slip’ they will be released at 3.15pm to come out by the school office.

All other children without a permission slip – parent to collect from the back playground at 3.15pm.

(If you have previously signed to give permission to leave the classroom this will still be in place. Y2 children will be receiving a slip home today. If you need to give permission, please email the office for a slip to be sent home)

 

Staying Safe On Line 

Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are and it’s very easy for someone to conceal their identity.

If you do have a negative experince on social media, games and online  telling a trusted adult ASAP and making use of mute / block / report functions

Parents / Carers

If a child talks to you about  an negative expereince focus on helping that child. Listen to them you don't know what they have expereinced. help them with muting / blocking / reporting the individual(s) responsible rather than going down the route of punishment. Your young person dod a breav thing simply in telling you. and they may not disclose future issues if they think they will be in trouble and/or have their device(s) taken away)

Parents to be mindful of age ratings – they’re there for a reason, and check that their children are only utilising games and apps appropriate for their age. www.commonsensemedia.org can help parents get a holistic overview of apps, games and even films with reviews from their experts, parents and young people.

Do you really know what your child is doing on-line? 

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER

We believe that wearing a school uniform helps children to concentrate, behave well and to feel part of the school family. It has a positive effect on their learning.

Uniform with the Stroud Valley logo on can be purchased via the website www.myclothing.com or from Batemans Sports shop in Stroud.

During lockdown we appreciated there were difficulties sourcing uniform and so a more relaxed approach was necessary.  Moving forward next year please can you ensure your child comes to school wearing school uniform. New term, new start!

Please click here for a reminder of our policy

 

Communication

If you need to speak to a member of staff call the school office - 01453 764400

We are still working to reduce the number of adults on site and reduce face to face contact. We are a very busy office and would appreciate if parents could continue to email or phone the office rather than try and visit. Reminder - a lot of information (term times, lunch menu, letters sent home, trip information etc.) is available on our website.

 E-mail - admin@stroudvalley.gloucs.sch.uk, this is checked on a regular basis as we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Debbie Sleep

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Curriculum

Please select the appropriate Stage below...

EYFS

Reception Year Curriculum - Early Years Foundation Stage 

The Reception year is where children start their learning journey at Stroud Valley Community Primary School. Some will know each other from nursery, play groups or local childminders, others will find it all new, exciting and maybe a little scary, but by the end of the first term they will all have made lots of new friends and become used to our school’s routines and expectations. 

Four guiding principles shape what we do. These are:  

• every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured  

• children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships  

• children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers  

• children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.  

 

Click here for EYFS Curriculum

 

KS1

Key Stage One Curriculum

We use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics through Key Stage One.

To teach reading, our main scheme is Oxford Reading Tree, however this is supplemented by other texts as required.

The table below outlines the themes covered by each class and where the majority of the curriculum is covered.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Amethyst 2020/21

Turrets and Tiaras

Toys and Superheros

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Enchanted Woodland

2021/22

Memory Box

Bright Lights

Splendid Skies

Moon Zoom

Rio de Vida

Percy the Park-keeper

Amber 2020/21

Ship Ahoy

Around The World

Twisted Tales

Here and There

Street Detectives

Where Am I? 

 

Curriculum Areas on-going through the year

Rainbow (Y1) Amethyst Amber

Reading 

Writing 

Maths 

Relationships and Sex Education

Religious Education

Physical Education

Reading Year One Year Two 

Writing  Year One Year Two 

Maths Year One Year Two 

Relationships and Sex Education

Religious Education

Physical Education

Reading

Writing 

Maths 

Relationships and Sex Education

Religious Education

Physical Education 

 

KS2

Key Stage Two Curriculum

Our curriculum is planned over two cycles. This ensures full coverage of the requirements of the National Curriculum. The curriculum is taught through a thematic approach and we develop the skills of learning as well as the knowledge expected.

Cycle One Cycle Two
Ruby Class

Maths   Year 3      Year 4

Reading

Writing 

Prehsitoric Britain - Iron Age

Romans

Our Amazing World

Britains Settlements by Anglo Saxons and Scots

The Railway Revolution 

Religious Education

Relationships and Sex Education

Physical Education 

French 

 

Maths   Year Three   Year Four 

Reading

Writing 

Stroud Canals

The Indus Valley

Gods and Mortals

Early Islamic Civilisation

Realtionships and Sex Education

Physical Education 

French 

Diamond Class

Maths      Year 3     Year 4

Reading

Writing 

Prehistoric Britain - Iron Age

Romans

Our Amazing World

The Railway Revolution

Religious Education

Relationships and Sex Education

Physical Education

French 

 

Maths Year Three  Year Four 

Reading 

Writing 

Local History Study - Stroud Canals

The Indus Valley

Gods and Mortals

Early Islamic Civilisations

Relationships and Sex Education 

Physical Education 

French 

 

Quartz Class

Maths   Year Four  Year Five

Reading Year Four Year Five

Writing Year Four Year Five

Prehistoric Britain - Bronze Age

Romans

Our Amazing World

Pencils

Religious Education

Relationships and Sex Education

Physical Education

French 

 

Maths Year Four   Year Five 

Reading Year Four Year Five 

Writing Year Four Year Five 

Local History Study - Stroud Canals 

The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

Gods and Mortals

1066

Benin ( West Africa) AD 900-1300

Relationship and Sex Education 

Physical Education 

French 

 

 

Aventurine Class

Maths   Year 5    Year 6

Reading 

Writing 

Prehistoric Britain - Stone Age

Romans

Our Amazing World

Bridges

Religious Education

Relationships and Sex Education

Physical Education

French 

 

 

Maths  Year Five   Year Six

Reading

Writing 

Pharaohs and Ancient Egypt

Local History Study - Stroud Mills

Ancient Greece and their Achievements

Hola Mexico

Revolution ( Victorians) 

Relationships and Sex Education 

Physical Education 

French 

 

 

Emerald Class

Maths   Year 5   Year  6

Reading

Writing 

Prehistoric Britain - Stone Age

Romans

Our Amazing World

Bridges

Religious Education

Relationships and Sex Education

Physical Education

French 

 

 

Maths Year Five  Year Six

Reading 

Writing 

Pharaohs and Ancient Egypt

Local History Study - Stroud Mills

Ancient Greece and their Achievements

Hola Mexico

Revolution ( Victorians) 

Relationships and Sex Education 

Physical Education 

French 

Curriculum Coverage

Phonics  

                  Science 

Years 1 and 2 / Years 3 and 4 / Years 5 and 6 

               Geography

Years 1 and 2 / Years 3 and 4 / Years 5 and 6 

                  History 

Years 1 and 2 / Years 3 and 4 / Years 5 and 6 

                   Music

Years 1 and 2 / Years 3 and 4 / Years 5 and 6 

            Art and Design 

Years 1 and 2 Years 3 and 4 / Years 5 and 6 

               Computing 

Years 1 and 2 Years 3 and 4 / Years 5 and 6 

     Design and Technology 

Years 1 and 2 Years 3 and 4 / Years 5 and 6 

Religious Eduction 

Physical Education

Relationships and Sex Education 

Modern Foreign Languages 

These are taught as discrete areas and details are found on the KS2 tab in each class area. 

 

 

Letters

Aventurine & Emerald - Owl Pellet letter

Quartz Class - Capel's Mill

Ruby, Diamond, Quartz - Cotswold Wildlife Park

Clubs Term 3

KS2 Christmas lunch order form

EYFS/KS1 Christmas lunch order form

Aventurine & Emerald - We The Curious

Amber class - Key dates

GCC Covid-19 Measures

Rainbow & Amethyst Bedtime Story

Ruby & Diamond Class - Children In Need

Rainbow class - Children In Need letter

Coaley Peak letter - Quartz class

Christmas Card Template

Amber class - Children In Need letter

Amethyst Class - Children In Need letter

Ruby & Diamond STEAM trip

TERM 2 AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS 

YEAR 6 RESIDENTIAL 2022

Amethyst Teddy Bears Picnic

YOUNG VOICES 2022  YR4/5/6

TERM 1 AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

YEAR 5 HOOKE COURT RESIDENTIAL

When to get your child tested 

Term dates

Term Dates 2021-2022

Lunch Menu

Weekly Lunch Menu

03 January 2022

Spring Menu 2022

Summer/Autumn Lunch Menu

 

 

 

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Parents

Here are some websites that will support your child's learning in a fun way.
BBC Education
ICT Games
CrickWeb Resources
Woodlands-Junior Games and Activities

Phonics - your child will tell you what phase they are in so they can play the appropriate phase games on one of these websites: http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ or  http://primarygamesarena.com/ 

On line safety information for parents and children www.thinkuknow.co.uk  and  www.saferinternet.org.uk

A good website for reading and phonics is www.oxfordowl.co.uk which has downloadable e-books which are free.

Spelling ideas for Year One
RAINBOW First write each word in pencil.  Then trace over each word three times.  Each time you trace, you must use a DIFFERENT colour crayon. Trace neatly and you will see a rainbow!
SILLY SENTENCES Write silly sentences using a spelling word in each sentence.  Please underline your spelling words!  Write neatly! Example:  My dog wears a blue and purple dress when he takes a bath
HIDDEN WORDS Draw and color a picture.  Hide your spelling words inside your picture. Show your picture to someone and see if they can find your hidden words!
BACKWARDS WORDS Write your spelling words forwards and then backwards.  Write neatly! Example:      where      erehw
PYRAMID WRITING “Pyramid write” your spelling words.  You must write neatly!
CREATE AN ACTIVITY Can you think of a really fun way to practice your spelling words? Then go for it! Be sure to explain your activity so that I can share it with the class!
ABC ORDER First write your spelling words in a list.  Then write them in ABC order. For an extra bonus, write your words in reverse ABC order!
STORY, STORY Write a story using ALL of your spelling words.  Be sure to underline your spelling words in your paragraph.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Policy

Special Educational Needs

Stroud Valley Community School SEND Leaflet

Stroud Valley Community School SEND Information Report 2021-2022

Stroud Valley Community School SEND Policy 2021-2022

 

Stroud Valley Community School Waves of Intervention

You may also find the following documents / website useful:

Special Educational Needs and Disability: A guide for parents and carers

Gloucestershire's SEN & Disability Local Offer

SEN Support Flow Chart 1: SEN Support from specialneedsjungle.com

SEN Support Flow Chart 2: Requesting and Educational, Health and Care Assessment from specialneedsjungle.com

SEN Support Flow Chart 3: Conducting an Education, Health and Care Assessment from specialneedsjungle.com

SEN Support Flow Chart 4: What to do if you disagree with decisions from specialneedsjungle.com

Policies

Accessibility Plan

Admissions

Uniform

Anti-bullying

Attendance

Behaviour

Charging and Remissions

Children with Medical Conditions

Communication

Communication Flow Chart

Complaints

Complaints Form

Serial and Unreasonable Complaints

Conflict Resolution (Anti-Bullying)

Data Protection

Equality

Freedom Of Information Policy

Freedom Of Information Publication Scheme 

Freedom Of Information Request Form 

Homework

Intimate Care

Mobile Phones

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safer Recruitment 

Relationships and Sex

 

Current Data

2018/2019

Link to DfE Perfomance Tables 

https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables

Admissions

As a Community School Gloucestershire Local Authority are responsible for admissions in a child's first year. The following link will take you to further information.

Gloucestershire Local Authority Information

For admissions to other year groups please contact the school office.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given by the Government to schools in England to raise the attainment of specific groups of children that fall into the following categories:

  • Pupils who have been entitled to Free School Meals at any point over the last 6 years
  • Pupils who have had a parent in the armed services at any point over the last 6 years
  • Pupils that are, or have been, looked after by the local authority or are adopted.

Please contact the school if you feel that you may qualify for Pupil Premium.  Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 

 

PE - Sports Premium Funding

Sports Premium

The Sports Premium Grant is funding given to individual schools to improve the quality of their physical education curriculum.

PE and Sport Premium 2020-2021

PE and Sport Premium 2019-2020

PE and Sport Premium 2018-19

 

 

 

The information below shows how we spent our allocation in 2017/18 and the impact on our children’s development and staff.

Provision

Why

Cost

Impact

Kick Off Stroud

£5,000

Teachers and pupils skills developed. Enjoyment of PE has increased. Staff ability to include everyone and a higher importance placed upon PE throughout the school. Children valuing resources more and a sense of pride.

Sports Specialist teach PE one day a week and all children and teachers are involved throughout the year.

To improve skills and knowledge of teachers who attend all lessons.

Resources

 

 

New equipment ordered to ensure different sports can take place and be taught.

To improve the resources we have to enable high quality teaching of PE.

£719

Children are able to enjoy using different equipment of a high standard, which they treat with respect and value.

Stroud District Sports Membership

 

 

Being part of the SDS association allowing us to participate in tournaments and games.

To enable us to develop our teamwork and skills and raise the profile of PE in the school.

£35

Children are able to become part of a team and play against other schools developing many different skills.

 

Inter school sports tournament

 

 

Taking part in the inter school sports tournament for KS1.

To participate in sports activities in the local community.

£150

Children enjoy it and able to work as part of a team developing healthy competitiveness.

Stroud District Sports Entrance to games

 

 

A variety of sports entered throughout the school year, including: athletics, football, netball and cross country.

To enable children to compete against other schools in the local community and develop their skills.

£195

Raising the profile of sport in the school, children wanting to be a part of the team, having fun and enjoying sport.

Football pitch

 

 

A football pitch to be built on the school playground.

To enhance the provision and facilities at the school.

 

£5,000

 

 

Enabling children to play football at playtime and lunchtime, raising the profile of sport within the school. Which is a lifelong commitment of the school.

 

Boccia equipment

 

 

Specific equipment relating to the sport of Boccia

To enable Boccia to be taught across KS2 as part of the new rolling programme.

£1,100

Raising the profile of Paralympic sports across the school, and enabling children to participate in sports they never would have before and promoting inclusion.

Total Allocation

£

12,744

Spend

£

£12,199

         

 


 

Sports Premium

The Sports Premium Grant is funding given to individual schools to improve the quality of their physical education curriculum.

The information below shows how we spent our allocation in 2017/18 and the impact on our children’s development and staff.

Provision

Why

Cost

Impact

Kick Off Stroud

£5,000

Teachers and pupils skills developed. Enjoyment of PE has increased. Staff ability to include everyone and a higher importance placed upon PE throughout the school. Children valuing resources more and a sense of pride.

Sports Specialist teach PE one day a week and all children and teachers are involved throughout the year.

To improve skills and knowledge of teachers who attend all lessons.

Resources

 

 

New equipment ordered to ensure different sports can take place and be taught.

To improve the resources we have to enable high quality teaching of PE.

£719

Children are able to enjoy using different equipment of a high standard, which they treat with respect and value.

Stroud District Sports Membership

 

 

Being part of the SDS association allowing us to participate in tournaments and games.

To enable us to develop our teamwork and skills and raise the profile of PE in the school.

£35

Children are able to become part of a team and play against other schools developing many different skills.

 

Inter school sports tournament

 

 

Taking part in the inter school sports tournament for KS1.

To participate in sports activities in the local community.

£150

Children enjoy it and able to work as part of a team developing healthy competitiveness.

Stroud District Sports Entrance to games

 

 

A variety of sports entered throughout the school year, including: athletics, football, netball and cross country.

To enable children to compete against other schools in the local community and develop their skills.

£195

Raising the profile of sport in the school, children wanting to be a part of the team, having fun and enjoying sport.

Football pitch

 

 

A football pitch to be built on the school playground.

To enhance the provision and facilities at the school.

 

£5,000

 

 

Enabling children to play football at playtime and lunchtime, raising the profile of sport within the school. Which is a lifelong commitment of the school.

 

Boccia equipment

 

 

Specific equipment relating to the sport of Boccia

To enable Boccia to be taught across KS2 as part of the new rolling programme.

£1,100

Raising the profile of Paralympic sports across the school, and enabling children to participate in sports they never would have before and promoting inclusion.

Total Allocation

£

12,744

Spend

£

£12,199

         

 


 

 

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