Our Weeks - 10th - 21st May 2021

Monday 24 May 2021

Principal's Summary

Apologies for last weeks missing update! As always, we are striving to keep to the very highest standards - but we are human. Unfortunately, I am not beyond some post-vaccine side effects, which derailed publishing somewhat.

We have been working flat out at school to make sure we provide the best possible end to the school year. This challenge, even now, is a huge undertaking. The staff continue to work above and beyond all possible expectations. As always, a kind word of encouragement goes a very long way with them.

On a separate note PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE monitor what your child is doing on Roblox and similar web-based social games. We have dealt with FIVE  cases in the last week of these mediums being used to contact children from inappropriate and unknown adults. This issue is now the bulk of our safeguarding caseload at school and an ongoing problem. Almost all these games have an age restriction of 13; you MUST be aware of what is going on with your child online.

 

LINE ETIQUETTE - Please respect each other and the requests of the school

Please use the entirety of the arrival window DONT all arrive at 1520 

Respect the line - don't push in - if you are causing an issue in the line, you are compromising the safety of the academy community. We will take the matter seriously. 

Please wear a face-covering in the line unless you are exempt; it keeps us all safe.

Please move through the site quickly and do not stop for social reasons or provide snacks or adjust clothing for your child. They can wait the 3 minutes until you are offsite; the people are waiting behind you in the line can not. 

 

COVID Plans:

Please ensure you inform us as quickly as possible if you keep your child out of school with suspected symptoms. 

As it stands, we have no pupils self-isolating, and the staff testing programme is in full swing. 

Please be aware numerous schools in our locality are back to bursting bubbles - we MUST be vigilant and careful. 

 

Attendance Champions

Turing Class - 99.2%

Wonder - 100% 

All the above will get an extra break time to enjoy this week.

Achievers of the Week

Makaton sign of the week 

To jump 

Show the sign to Ms Carnegie for a house point!

 

The Coming Week (s)

Contact with staff

If you want to speak to a teacher, please contact them via the emails listed below OR contact via Seesaw 

reception@arkovalprimary.org 

Year1@arkovalprimary.org 

Year2@arkovalprimary.org 

Year3@arkovalprimary.org 

Year4@arkovalprimary.org 

Year5@arkovalprimary.org

Year6@arkovalprimary.org

Home Learning

The academy will be using home learning to support the pupils with the remainder of this years curriculum - we will be posting this on Seesaw weekly.

Thursday 27h May - 1930 

Topic: Principals Q&A
Time: May 27, 2021 07:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95220584054?pwd=c0p2SzNiSC9sUFl1Ti96NFJKRk1CUT09

Meeting ID: 952 2058 4054
Passcode: ud1B6s

Staff Addition 

You may already have encountered Ms Carnegie on the gates or around the school. We are pleased to have her with us as a member of the leadership team. She adds some additional capacity to help us provide a deeper level of pastoral support across a wider group of pupils. Im sure you will give her a warm Oval welcome. 

Gardening Week 

This week is National Gardening Week at teh academy - teachers would be keen to hear from anybody with an allotment of such like. 

Half Term 

Dont forget next week is half term - there is NO INSET DAY either side of half term so see you Friday AND the first Monday back.

House Point Party 
This term the winning house has chosen to have a inschool party as their reward - this will be happening on Thursday.