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Newsletter Autumn 3 - 06.11.15


Autumn Term 2015 - Newsletter 3

6th November 2015

Dear parents/carers,


I am sure you have noticed how muddy the children have been getting at lunchtimes now the weather has turned - apologies for all the extra washing you have no doubt had to do. With such a small playground we try to use the garden and field as much as possible. To try to stop them getting quite so muddy, from Monday, children will need wellies if they would like to play in the garden or field at breaktimes. Please feel free to send a pair of waterproof over-trousers to protect their clothes as well. These need to be named and can stay in school.

Please also make sure that children have a proper coat (not a hoodie) in school every day.

Individual School Photos

A reminder that these are next Friday (13th). If you would like photos taken with pre-school or high school children, or even the whole family, you are welcome to go up to the Village Hall at 8.30am.

Victorian Christmas Fayre

As you will know, this is taking place on 28th November at the Middy. The Friends would be very grateful for any donations for the tombola or Christmas hamper. Children will be coming home next week with draw tickets for the fayre, please try to sell these to friends and family and return any stubbs, money and unsold tickets to the school by November 25th

Class Assemblies

These are coming up over the next few weeks, all at 9am in the Village Hall:

Chestnut - 6th November

Sycamore - 27th November

Lime (and Reception children) - 20th November

Infectious Diseases

We are often asked whether children need to be off school and for how long for various illnesses. To help you, this is the advice that schools get. This information is for your guidance only.The guidance can also be found here.

Rashes & Skin Infections

Recommended period to keep away from school


Until all vesicles have crusted over

German measles (rubella)

Four days from onset of rash

Hand, foot and mouth



Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after commencing

antibiotic treatment


Four days from onset of rash

Scarlet Fever

Child can return 24 hours after commencing appropriate antibiotic treatment

Slapped cheek/fifth disease.

Parvovirus B19

None (once rash has developed)


Exclude only if rash is weeping and cannot be covered

Diarrhoea / vomiting illness

Recommended period to keep away from school

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting

48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting

NB We have been advised that parent/ school discretion can be used

if it is felt children are well enough to return earlier.

E. coli O157 VTEC

Should be excluded for 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea.  Further exclusion may be required for some children until they are no longer


Respiratory infections

Recommended period to be kept away from school

Flu (influenza)

Until recovered

Whooping Cough (pertussis)

Five days from commencing antibiotic treatment, or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic treatment

Other infections

Recommended period to keep away from school



Glandular fever


Head lice



Exclude child for five days after onset of swelling





Severe Weather

We will always try our best to keep the school open whatever the weather. If the roads are very bad, it is likely that the school will have a delayed start, rather than shutting. Information will be posted on the front page of the school website or can be found on local radio or the Suffolk County Council Website.

Vicky Doherty


Dates for your diary:


6th November

Chestnut Class Assembly

13th November

Individual School Photos


20th November

Lime Class (including Reception children) Class Assembly


27th November

Sycamore Class Assembly

11am - 4.30pm

28th November

Victorian Christmas Fayre at the Middy


7th December

Christmas Service

Term Dates -

2nd September to 18th December 2015

Half Term 26 October  - 30th October 2015

4 January to 24th March 2016

Half Term 15 February -19th February 2016

11 April 2016 to 21 July 2016

Half Term 30 May to 3rd June 2016

PD Days

2nd, 3rd September 2015

23rd October 2015

4th January 2016

27th May 2016

Parent Response Slip

Either email or send in a paper version for the attention of the Headteacher.

Name of parent  ________________________ Date _______________


Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your views are listened to and given careful consideration.