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  • F2 new starters Meeting.

    Published 05/06/21

    This coming week we are going to be holding a socially distanced meeting for the parents of the children due to be starting in F2 this coming September.

    Click here for further information

    Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday 10th June at 6pm.

     

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  • Dragon's Roar

    Published 28/05/21

    As we come to the end of a hugely successful half-term it has been so lovely to see the children settling back into their learning and enjoying being back together (or in their bubbles at least). Dare we say it – things are starting to feel more normal!

    The good word is clearly spreading as more children than ever have been joining KPNS - current projections show we are likely to have about 25 more pupils on roll in September than a few years ago!

    Goodbye Miss Simpson…. HELLO MRS O’Connor!

    We are super sad to be saying a fond farewell to our lovely Miss Simpson but luckily for us, she will be coming back as Mrs O’Connor!  After a lockdown engagement, we are thrilled that Miss Simpson and her partner, Pete, will be getting married on the 19th of June and I’m sure you will join us in wishing them both an amazing day and a very happy future together.

    More Happy News…

    You may have noticed that our beautiful Miss Waugh has been slowly inflating over the past 8 months and is now blooming and nearly ready to welcome her baby girl. Miss Waugh’s last day with us will be Friday 25th of June. Although we will miss Miss Waugh’s boundless energy, positivity and general crazy nature, we couldn’t be happier for her and partner, Tom, and wish them all the best as they embark on the new adventure of parenthood. We will keep you all posted on the arrival of Baby Waugh!

    Your PTA needs you!

    Your PTA, The Friends of KPNS, have made a huge difference over the years – organising fun events and raising huge amounts of money. Click here to find out more…

    Office Opening Hours:

    Just for your information, the School Office is not manned before 8:30am. You are welcome to ring and leave a voicemail but if you wish to speak to a member of staff, please ring after this time. If it is to report a pupil absence, you can also do this using the Scholarpack app.

    Doodle Champs!

    Well done to everyone who is still taking part in Mrs King’s epic 96-day doodle challenge, you have done a great job so far! Can you keep it up over half-term? We think you can do it!

    Also, a huge congratulations to Sweet Pea Class who have been the top Doodle Class for the past 3 weeks. They got to choose a special golden envelop and have won ‘A Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ for after half term (don’t worry Sweet Pea parents, more information on this will follow after half term).

    Classes for September:

    The classes from September will be as follows:

    F1- Mrs Boon

    F2- Mrs Lindley and Mrs Gerrard

    Y1- Miss Sturman

    Y2- Mrs O’Connor (Miss Simpson)

    Y3/4- Miss Fowell

    Y5- Miss Rayns

    Y6- Miss Hopwood.

    You will notice that many of the children will be keeping their current teacher. Under current circumstances, and because many of our children have had a disrupted year, we feel it would be beneficial for the children to continue with the teachers who know the children well, enabling us to ‘hit the ground running’ with them come September. 

    We will be holding a transition morning on Friday 2nd of July as a chance for the children to spend time in their new classroom, but we will give you more information about this nearer the time.

    Uniform and Homework:

    Returning to full reopening after Easter we asked for your support in upkeeping our uniform and homework policies. Thank you for your continued support with this; the children have been looking extremely smart and there has been an increase in the children participating in reading and doodling at home. This is only going to have a positive impact on their progress and confidence so THANK YOU!

    Sports Week:

    Week beginning 14th of June will be our Sports week. Miss Robinson has been working hard to plan an exciting week for all our children. Keep an eye out for letters coming out detailing the plans for the week. Unfortunately, we will not be able to invite parents in (like we usually love to do) but we will take lots of photographs and blog what they have all been up to.

    Year 6 Residential:

    The Year 6 children will be going on their residential to Beaumanor Hall the first week back after half term. They are very excited and are looking forward to a bit of normality. We aim to blog throughout their trip so that we can all see the amazing time they are all having.

    PCR or Lateral Flow?

    There appears to be a little confusion over which tests to use in different situations. Hopefully, the following should help. The general rule is:

    • Rapid Lateral Flow Tests - Only for people who do not have symptoms
    • PCR Tests - Mainly for people with symptoms

    Click here for more info

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  • PCR or Lateral Flow?

    Published 28/05/21

    There appears to be a little confusion over which tests to use in different situations. Hopefully, the following should help. The general rule is:

    • Rapid Lateral Flow Tests - Only for people who do not have symptoms
    • PCR Tests - Mainly for people with symptoms

    Extra Information:

    Rapid Lateral Flow Tests

    Only for people who do not have symptoms

    • These are taken at home twice a week (every 3 to 4 days) to check if you have the virus because about 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms. You can order them here
    • Rapid Lateral Flow tests give a result in 30 minutes using a device similar to a pregnancy test.
    • You should always book a PCR test if you receive a positive Rapid Lateral Flow Tests

    PCR Tests

    Mainly for people with symptoms

    Get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms:

    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

    You and anyone you live with should stay at home until you get your test result. Only leave your home to have a test.

    You should always book a PCR test if you receive a positive Rapid Lateral Flow Test

    PCR tests are sent to a lab to be checked – you can book one here

    There are some additional circumstances when a PCR is appropriate, sometimes when no symptoms are present – click here

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    For even more information about Covid testing, Click here for the NHS site – ‘Get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)’

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  • Our PTA NEED YOU- Please watch the Video Below!

    Published 21/05/21
     
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  • COvid case in Y4

    Published 13/05/21

    Advice to All Parents - Single case

    Dear Parents,

    We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school - in our Y4 class.

    We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

    Children in Y4 have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 10 days.

    The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.

    What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

    If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for a PCR test (the normally available test type) and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. 

    All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

    Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

    The household isolation period includes the day the first person in your household’s symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) and the next 10 full days. This means that if, for example, your 10 day isolation period starts on the 15th of the month, your isolation period ends at 23:59 hrs on the 25th and you can return to your normal routine.
    Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.

    If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

    Household members staying at home for 10 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

    The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

    • a new continuous cough
    • a high temperature
    • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

    For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

    If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

    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

    Do

    • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
    • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
    • wash your hands as soon as you get home
    • cover your mouth and nose 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

    Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

    Yours sincerely

    Mr Cresswell

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  • Mental health awareness week 2021

    Published 09/05/21

    10-16th May celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week

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  • Dragon's Roar- April 2021

    Published 23/04/21
    Welcome back and Welcome Sunshine! Our first week of the Summer Term has been a glorious one; the children have enjoyed having the freedom of the school field at playtimes, and they have come back in good spirits. We have a busy term ahead wi
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  • Happy Easter From KPNS!

    Published 04/04/21
    After what has been a very challenging term, we thought we would wish all our KPNS families a very happy Easter today and give you all a little giggle by sending you good wishes from our very own Easter Bunny 'Peter (Cresswell) Rabbit'! - Man
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  • Covid-19 cases over the Easter holiday

    Published 01/04/21

    COVID-19 OVER THE EASTER HOLIDAYS

    Over the first few days of the holiday, schools have been asked to help coordinate Public Health England’s response to any positive cases of Covid-19 amongst school age children.

    As such, if your child has a confirmed case before the 7th April, please contact us using contact@keyworth.notts.sch.uk  letting us know:

    • Your child’s name and class
    • When he / she was last in school
    • When he / she started to show symptoms
    • When he / she had a test
    • When the positive result was confirmed

    We will then contact members of staff and other children who might need to self-isolate.

    After the 7th, you should follow NHS advice and, if appropriate, let us know on the first day back, the 19th April, that your child is self-isolating following a positive test result.

    NHS advice can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

    Further details:

    • If we are notified of a positive test by 7th April, and the child’s first symptoms occurred no less than 48 hours after their last day attending school (3rd April, if child attended on the 1st) we will attempt to trace contacts of that child in school, as per government advice, and following any further advice. We will usually email any contacts, so please do check emails regularly.
    • If a positive test result occurs after the 7th April, or symptoms occur 48 hours after the last attendance in school, we will not do any tracing as per government guidance. Track and trace will perform any tracing in these circumstances. However, please still let us know of a positive result. The graphic below may explain this more effectively.
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  • Parents' / Carers' Evening

    Published 01/04/21

    We will be holding our parents’ / carers’ evening during wb 26th April. This will be an opportunity for your child’s teacher to discuss his/her progress and also for you to ask questions. You will receive a written, interim report for your child the week before the parents’ evening meeting. Due to Covid-19, the meetings will take place by telephone and you can book an appointment using our online booking system here: CLICK HERE TO BOOK

    To book:

    • Select your child's class
    • Select a date during wb 26th April (different teachers have different availability that week)
    • Select a time
    • Add your contact details
    • Click 'Book' at the bottom of the page

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK

    Please note, we will hold our F1 parents' meeting later in the term - dates TBC.

    Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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  • Covid-19 - positve case in Y4 class

    Published 28/03/21

    We have been advised today that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school, in our Y4 class.

    We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. 

    The case is in our Y4 class, and the whole of the Y4 class have been asked to self-isolate. Although the child in question has siblings in other classes, the siblings had a negative test on Friday, and again today - as such, their classes are not affected. The whole family of the child that has tested positive are now in self-isolation. 

    Only children in Y4 need to self-isolate as the children are kept in strict bubbles during the school day. The school remains open and children NOT in Y4 should continue to attend as normal if they remain well and symptom free. 

    ____________________________ 

    What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19  

    If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for a PCR test (the normally available test type) and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.   

    All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’. 

    Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection  

    The household isolation period includes the day the first person in your household’s symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) and the next 10 full days. This means that if, for example, your 10 day isolation period starts on the 15th of the month, your isolation period ends at 23:59 hrs on the 25th and you can return to your normal routine. 
    Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.  

    If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online. 

    Household members staying at home for 10 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 

    The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of: 

    • a new continuous cough 

    • a high temperature 

    • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) 

    For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. 

    If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111. 

    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 

    Do 

    • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds  

    • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available 

    • wash your hands as soon as you get home 

    • cover your mouth and nose 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 

    Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/  

     

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  • Welcome back to KPNS!

    Published 27/03/21

    What a fantastic first few weeks we have had after lockdown, enjoying all being back together once more at KPNS.

    The KS2 choir, and some of the other children in the school have been working on a project to show you all the wonderful things that have been going on around school since we have been back. 

    Please watch and enjoy our 'welcome home' video!

     

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