- Welcoming all Cheltenham Ukrainian and Host Families
- Tea n' Chat - Wednesday mornings
- Suncream and Hats
- Nursery & Pre-school - their week
- Dunalley Lates
- Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II celebration
- PCSO Visit to school
- Year 1HF - Trip to the Park
- Holiday Free School Meals (FSM) scheme
- Hair and headlice
- Road Closure Notice
Just to remind you that our very informal Wednesday Tea n' Chat mornings are back up and running this term after a break for SATS this week, from 8.30am to 9.30am in our Hub.
Clubs started this week, it has been lovely seeing children engaging in such a wide range of activities including; sport, music and and an array of creative classes.
Thank you to the staff who give their time to organise these clubs. Mark, our caretaker, did his first gardening club session on Monday and was impressed with the children's work and the number of children keen to do gardening.
We hope to get some photographs next week.
It is wonderful to welcome the warmer weather but please ensure your child applies suncream before they come into school.
It would be a good idea for children to have a named sunhat with them too.
After a wet day Nursery and Pre-school were fascinated to find so many snails on the field. They went on a snail hunt to collect as many snails as they could and spent some time observing the patterns on their shells and the way that they move. We have been enjoying our weekly Forest school sessions, and watching our plants grow. We are excited to see flowers on our strawberry plants!
As we mentioned in our previous newsletters we are very pleased to be able to offer more opportunities for the children attending Lates. Alongside the OPAL experience offered daily we have introduced other activities:
Sarah Cheal has now done two Forest School sessions, both proving very popular.
This week baking with Hannah was very popular indeed and by request of the children; next week the older children would like to mentor the younger children whilst baking. Hannah is embedding a sense of independence which is great to see.
Remider of what's on
|Monday||Baking with Hannah Street|
|Tuesday||Multi Sports with Ritchie|
|Wednesday||Multi Sports with Ritchie|
|Thursday||Forest School with Sarah Cheal|
We are starting to plan our next family event, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
If anyone is interested in helping please contact Sara Byrne,
School Business Manager via email [email protected]
- Families will be invited to bring a picnic and enjoy our school grounds together.
- We will have a red, white and blue dress code for the whole day too, so dress children in red, whit and blue for school.
- We will muster up some entertainment and have ice creams at the ready.
It was lovely to have a lunch time visit from our PCSOs today, they toured the school and spoke to the staff and children.
Both Ben and Leonna are both known to lots of children through their community links.
Our Y1HF class managed to attend Pitville Park this week as part of their geography learning.
They observed many of the geographical features and will use this to consider how the park is used by different people and to also plan a suitable dog walking route for Pippin! Lots of fun and great learning took place. We would like to say a huge thank you to all families who offered help on the day.
We would like to make you aware of the free school meal voucher scheme that Gloucestershire County Council is currently offering to families of Gloucestershire.
This May half term, Gloucestershire County Council is providing vouchers to parents who have signed up to our Holiday Free School Meals (FSM) scheme. These vouchers are provided by Gloucestershire County Council as part of its commitment to 'no child goes hungry'. The vouchers are funded through grant funding we have received and is separate to that of the term time free school meals.
Parents who have signed up to the scheme will receive a voucher for £15 for each child who is eligible for FSM which will cover the May half term week. The scheme is eligible for children aged 4-16 years old. Unfortunately, we are unable to consider college and sixth form students.
Parents who have signed up previously do not need to re-register, they have already been included, but to ensure we get all who are eligible, we are encouraging new parents to sign up as soon as they can.
For parents who have already signed up, if more of their children have become entitled to free school meals since they applied, please ask them to contact us so we can update their amount, as this not an automatic process.
Applications for Holiday Free School Meal Vouchers for the May half term period is now open until the 24th May. Voucher emails will be sent out between 25th and 26th May. You are encouraged to check your junk/spam email folders during this period as sometimes the vouchers end up there. If you have not received your vouchers by then please make contact by emailing [email protected] with the following details:
* Your full name
* If you have received any vouchers for the holiday and if so, how much.
* When you originally signed up for the scheme
* The email that you signed up to the scheme with
* Your eligible child(ren)'s
* School year and name of school.
For more information and to sign up if you haven't already, please visit this website: the Holiday Free School Meal vouchers page on<https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/holiday-school-meal-vouchers/?msclkid=192e0c5acf9b11eca8734a25a47c2046> our website.
Alternative link: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/holiday-school-meal-vouchers/?msclkid=192e0c5acf9b11eca8734a25a47c2046
It was lovely to speak to the children about the Dunalley LifeSavers this morning.
LifeSavers is a unique programme for primary schools to encourage and support young savers. At Dunalley, students have the opportunity to regularly save money during weekly banking sessions, run by parent volunteers.
The emphasis is on saving regularly, rather than the amount of money, to help foster positive behaviours in relation to money.
Want to join?
If your student is not yet a Dunalley LifeSaver and would like to start please visit: https://ls.incuto.com/mysavings/# and click on the orange Register button to sign up.
How do I save?
- On Fridays – Bring your money and LifeSavers Passbook in the plastic wallet provided and drop them in the locked post boxes on your way in to school.
- Infants – your post box is on the fence by the entry gate from the field
- Juniors – your post box is on the fence by the junior field bike area
Please make sure your money is secure in an envelope or bag before it goes into your LifeSavers wallet
- The Parent Banker will collect all LifeSaver wallets from the school office, count and pay in the students’ money.
- Books will be passed back to students at the beginning of the following week
How do I access my money?
Students can withdraw money from their accounts at the end of the Autumn Term and again at the end of the Summer Term. If you would like more information, please contact me at [email protected]
Parent Banker and Dunalley LifeSavers Treasurer
If your child has long hair, please make sure that it is tied up when they are at school. Doing so makes sure that it doesn't get in the way when they are playing and learning. Bunches and plaits also slow down the spread of nits.
Please be aware that we have headlice circulating in school.
Please check your child(ren) on at least a weekly basis and treat if required.
The NHS have some useful information about treatment and prevention which you can find HERE.
When at the chemist buying headlice treatment it is always worth asking the pharmacist about the NHS Minor Ailment Scheme, as you may be able to access the treatment for free.
A435 Evesham Road, Cheltenham - Monday 6th June to Monday 20th June
we have been forewarned of the above road closure, scheduled to take place between Monday 6th June to Monday 20th June inclusive, during the hours of 19:00 to 07:00 (excluding weekends) this closure will affect how staff and parents travel to, and park outside your site.
Please note that pedestrian and emergency access (blue light services) will be maintained at all times.