Welcome back to another academic year at Cape. It has been a pleasure to see all of the children settling into their new classes and getting to know their new teachers.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of the importance of making sure your child comes to school every day. We know we are still living with COVID and families must be vigilant about getting a test if a child or family member displays any COVID symptoms. However, coming to school every day is really important, days of lost learning will impact on your child’s education. In addition, it is really important your child is on time for school every day. Just 5 minutes late every day adds up to nearly a week of lost learning over the course of the year. Prompt collection at the end of the day is of equal importance too. Look out for some initiatives and prizes for children coming to school every day. Mrs Pick, our attendance officer, is looking at ways to promote great attendance and rewards for children who come to school every day. Please, please help us to make sure attendance reaches the national target of 96.9% this year.
We would like to share with parents some diary dates for the year. We have tried to ensure all major events are planned well in advance; there may be some slight amendments but we will let parents know as soon as possible. There will also be additional dates of trips that each individual year group will share with parents. For a list of all events please go to the calendar section of the school website.
12th October Flu nasal spray for children
21st October – Learning Together Day (this may be virtual or face to face, we will confirm shortly)
22nd October – School Closed INSET
25/10/21 – 29/10/21 Half Term
3rd November – School Photographs
3rd November – Reception & Year 6 heights and weights (school nurses)
17th December – Wear a Christmas jumper
17th December – Break up at 1.30pm
20/12/21 – 03/01/22 Christmas Holiday
4th January – School Closed INSET
18th February – Learning Together Day
21/02/22 – 25/02/22 Half Term
11/04/22 – 22/04/22 Easter Holiday
2nd May – Bank holiday
5th May – potential council elections (staff INSET)
9th – 13th May – KS2 SATs week
30/05/22 – 03/06/22 Half Term
6th June – Year 1 Phonics testing & Year 4 Multiplication tests begin
Thursday 21st July – Break up at 1.30pm Summer Holiday
We will be continuing with our 2 for £13 trip initiative again this year. We ask that parents contribute £13 per child to the cost of trips and we guarantee that your child attends at least two trips across the year. This represents excellent value for money as often a single trip can cost in excess of £20. Payment is required through ParentPay our online payment system. Please see Mrs Saghir in the school office is you are unsure about ParentPay or your ParentPay account.
I would also like to draw your attention to our procedures for term time holidays which have been issued by the Local Authority. You can find further information on our school website by following this link:
Parent Governor Vacancy
The term of office of one of a parent governors has come to an end and so we have a vacancy for a new parent governor. We will be sending out a letter to all parents in the next couple of days explaining the process for applying to be a parent governor at Cape.