The Childcare Offer Neath Port Talbot
Do you work 16 hours or more a week?
Is your child 3 or 4 years old?
If so, you may be eligible for up to 17.5 hours
of childcare funding per week.
For more information about the Childcare Offer and how to apply,
contact Neath Port Talbot Council’s Childcare Offer Team on:
01639 873018 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Curious and Active- Catholic Pupil Profile
Children have been invited to dress in harvest colours or their favourite dressing up costume to celebrate Harvest. Please support our local community of Port Talbot. Tomorrow we will collect for the Port Talbot Food Bank, we will be walking in Jesus’ footsteps, and living out his message. Help us to role model how we can give back something to those in need and like Pope Francis suggests develop the habit of taking care of ourselves and others. Send in your FOOD BANK DONATIONS tomorrow Friday 23rd October. We will of course leave the items 72 hours during half term before we handle them.
In school we have been helping our children to be curious about everything: active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.
This advice comes from the Trussell Trust
What’s in a food parcel?
Food banks provide a minimum of three-days’ nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods that have been donated people in the local community
We’ve worked with nutritionists to develop a food parcel that contains sufficient nutrition for adults and children, for at least three days of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families.
A typical food parcel includes:
- Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce
- Lentils, beans and pulses
- Tinned meat
- Tinned vegetables
- Tinned fruit
- UHT milk
- Fruit juice
Many food banks also provide essential non-food items such as toiletries and hygiene products.
If you’re organising a collection for your local food bank, please check with them first to see which items they are currently in need of.
We are getting there! Children are flourishing and finding a new pattern to school life. Great news in that half term holiday will be for ONE week only!
Thanks for working with us
Rosary Challenge: This half term holiday please teach your child the Hail Mary. Take a look at the Rosary page on our website.
MAKE: A prayer paper chain of people you would like to pray for. Remember to pray for PEACE and an end to COVID. Post your chains on SEE Saw for your classmates to see.
Our main aim is to keep children safe whilst educating them spiritually, academically and particularly this term we will be supporting children’s wellbeing. Thanks for working with us on so many levels. Staggered start and finish is working effectively.
Beakfast Club: We are taking a cautious approach to the reintroduction of Breakfast Club and to using the school Dining hall for lunchtime. No Breakfast Club will run yet. This will allow children to remain in Class bubbles. We will closely monitor developments.
COVID-19 Prevention: Should your child become unwell and have any one of the COVID-19 symptoms:
- High temperature
- New, persistent cough
- Loss of taste and/or smell
They should NOT attend school. They should remain at home and self-isolate and arrange a COVID-19 test.
Half Term Reading Challenge!
Please pick up a book and read daily with your child. It is not surprising children have forgotten phonics and blends. Please work daily on reading with and reading to your Child.
Let’s Get Active! Mrs O’Leary & Mrs B
Can you Walk / ride a kilometre a day?
If you are already at a kilometre try pushing for 2km? Share your photos on See Saw
Positive Covid Test result for child
Please put URGENT as the first word,
‘Please contact me’ in the text should your child have a positive test
Protect Trace and Track:
It is vitally important that should you or any of your household test positive to COVID-19 that you inform school as a matter of urgency.
Toothbrushing at home
This year, because of COVID-19, we will not be running the Design to Smile scheme in school. Here is some really useful guidance for you to follow with your child.
Fluoride toothpaste helps to keep teeth strong. Children can use a fluoride-containing (1000- 1450ppm F) toothpaste.
Brush your child’s teeth twice a day, especially last thing at night before bed.
For children under 3 years, use only a smear of toothpaste.
For children over 3 years, use a pea-sized amount.
Don’t let them rinse afterwards, just get your child to spit out the toothpaste. SPIT DON’T RINSE is the most effective way to use fluoride toothpaste. This is a good message for adults too!
But, don’t let your child eat toothpaste.
Children under 8 years need help with brushing.
Remember to take your child’s brush and paste with you when you visit family and friends and when you go on holiday.
Even if your child joins in a nursery/school toothbrushing programme, it is still important that they also brush their teeth at home twice a day.
Thank you for working with us!
Quick Guide to Drop off Routine
Staggered Start to the school day.
We will as far as possible keep children in their class bubbles.
To do this we will stagger the start, lunch, end of the school day.
|Class||Arrival||AM Break||Lunch||PM Break||Pick Up|
We are trying to keep everyone safe. To avoid children getting cold and wet and avoid congestion, please arrive promptly at your designated drop of slot. See above* However, should you arrive early please work with us, DO NOT enter the yard, please queue at 2m distance in the lane behind Norman Street.
If early please wait in cars/ or leave a little later. Ms Beaumont will invite one group of children into the yard at their time slot. Once in the yard please use the footprints to keep socially distant and stand 2m apart. Parents are asked not to go on the steps to the Nursery unit.
One Way System:
To improve social distancing parents are asked to walk UP the lanes BEHIND Norman Street and to exit along the lane to the right towards town/ Norman Street.
Thanks again for working with us to keep everyone safe!