On Monday, if the children (and staff) would like to, they are invited to wear odd socks to school! We will be celebrating differences and appreciation of what makes us unique! In classrooms the children will spend the week focusing on anti-bullying and all of the wonderful ways we can make each other feel safe and happy.
Tuesday 10th November 2020,
Dear Parents / Carers,
It is with a heavy heart that I need to inform you that we have our first Positive Case of COVID-19 at Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School.
We have been in contact with Telford and Wrekin’s Health Protection Hub and they have advised us on the action to take. We have spent a long time this morning tracking where our lunchtime supervisor has been and any close contacts she may have had on Thursday and Friday last week. We have contacted all of those parents and those children are now self-isolating. We also have six members of staff who are self-isolating. These children and staff will return to school on Friday 20th November but not earlier.
What to do if you develop symptoms of COVID-19
If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, you should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when your symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. Or can be referred by the Health Protection Hub’s single point of referral, which is the preferred route for Telford and Wrekin
All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.
The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
Symptoms of COVID-19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID 19) are recent onset of:
- A new continuous cough and/or
- High temperature and/or
- A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
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
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- Use hand sanitiser gel (with 60% alcohol) if soap and water are not available
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Further information is available at
Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
As school is closed for half term this week, we have sent our Lidl and Aldi donations to this local community project.
Collection is this Friday between 11am and 1pm in the hotel reception. Don’t forget your carrier bags.
Please click on the link above to find information about Early Bird Week starting on Monday 19th October.
Spooky stories for gruesome kids!
Friday 23rd October
Your child is invited to come to school in spooky fancy dress!
(No masks, make up or props!)
They will enjoy a day of spook-tastic reading!
Dear Parents and Carers,
Normally at this time of year, the classes are usually collecting food parcels in their classes, putting together wonderful work and practicing songs to share with each other during our Harvest celebrations. Due to the virus, we will be unable to celebrate Harvest in the same way this year.
Traditionally, we would be asking you to kindly donate items of food to share with families less fortunate than ourselves. This year, we will be asking you to donate any loose change that you may have and this will be donated to Telford Crisis Support.
All the small change will be collected in the classrooms from Monday 5th October 2020, and this will then be given to Telford Crisis Support. They will then tell us how many food parcels we have managed to fund through collecting our loose change. There will be a prize, donated by our Friends of School for the class that collects the most loose change.
We hope that you can join us in collecting for a very needed local cause this Harvest time.
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic all meetings will take place via phone call. You will have received a letter this week explaining to you when your child’s appointment day is and the time slots available. When booking your slot please leave the name of the person to be contacted and the phone number that you wish to be contacted on. Each allocated slot is 5 minutes long and teachers will need to adhere to the timings. The incoming call to your phone may show as a withheld number or one of the school numbers.
The booking system allows you to choose a 30 minute window which is suitable for you. The teacher will then allocate you a 5 minute slot within that window. You will receive a letter to tell you the time of your phone call. Appointments can be made up until Friday 2nd October 2020.
The allocated days are:
Year 1: Wednesday 7th October 8.30 – 12.00
Year 2: Thursday 8th October 8.30 – 12.00
Year 3: Monday 5th October 8.30 – 12.00
Year 4: Friday 9th October 8.30 – 12.00
Year 5: Tuesday 6th October 8.30 – 12.00
Year 6: Monday 12th October 8.30 -12.00
Nursery and Reception appointments will be during the second half of the Autumn term.
If your child needs to learn from home during Autumn Term, please access their year group information page (in Parents News / Classes) for links to teaching videos and learning activities that will help them to make progress during their time at home! Please post their learning onto Seesaw as teachers will be checking journals weekly – they can’t wait to see how you get on!
If you need any help accessing any of the learning, please speak to your child’s class teacher…they are always happy to help!
Good evening all,
We have added a COVID-19 parental advice flowchart and a COVID-19 Pupil absence guide to our website to assist all parents.
Please see the link below