SCHOOL LETTERS

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Whole School Letters




Headteacher: Mr D B Jones
Deputy Head: Mr S Salmond
Admin Officer: Mrs S E Sivyour

St Ronan’s Road, Southsea,
Hants PO4 0PX

Telephone: 02392734787
Fax: 02392296444
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk

November 2018

Dear Parent/Carer
At Craneswater we use our School Values to promote good behaviour and understanding of how our behaviour impacts on others. One of our values is ‘Respect’ which is the theme for this year’s National Anti-Bullying week. This week runs from Monday 12th November to Friday 16th November. To start the week off we would like to invite children to wear odd socks to school on Monday 12th November. This is an opportunity for children to raise awareness about Anti-bullying week as well as celebrate what makes them unique. To find out more visit the anti-bullying Alliance website at: www.Anti-bullyingalliance.org

Kind regards

Mrs H Wilkinson

Year 3 Letters

23rd November 2018


Dear Parents

Year 3 Football Club - Spring Term 2019
Our year 3 football club will be starting on Tuesday 15th January from 3.15pm to 4.15pm. The club will be run by trained football coaches from ‘Pompey in the Community’ football club. The school will part fund the cost of the coaches so we are able to offer this club for £10 for the whole term. In order to take part, children must bring their own shin pads and football boots, along with a suitable PE kit each week.

Please indicate below if you would like to reserve a place for your child and if they are successful we will send you a request for payment. Please do not send payment before this.

This club is usually oversubscribed so we will take names out of a hat in order to make the selection process as fair as possible. The unsuccessful children will be put on our waiting list and be given first refusal next term.

If you child was on the waiting list last term they will be given a place before names are put in our hat. Please indicate below if you think your child was on the waiting list.

Yours sincerely


D Jones
Headteacher

Note: Please check the school website for the afterschool club timetable. The timetable is emailed to parents on a weekly basis. Any changes after that day will be relayed to you via text message.

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Year 3 Football Club reply slip.
Please return to Mrs Highcock in the school reception by Friday 7th December 2018.

I would like to reserve a place for my child _______________________________ of class ____ in the football club commencing Tuesday 15th January 2019.


Name of parent_________________________________________

Signed: _______________________________________________

My child was on the waiting list last term □

Year 4 Letters
Year 5 Letters

Headteacher: Mr D B Jones
Deputy Head: Mr S Salmond
Admin Officer: Mrs S E Sivyour

St Ronan’s Road, Southsea,
Hants PO4 0PX

Telephone: 02392734787
Fax: 02392296444
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk

Dear Parents/Carers,

RE: Year 5 Christmas Performance

Year 5 would like to invite you to the performance of ‘Let’s do a nativity’ which will take place on Wednesday 19th December at 1:45pm. The performance will be held at Trinity Methodist Church (directly opposite the school).

During Tuesday 18th December, Year 5 pupils will be at the Church all day (excluding lunchtime) rehearsing the performance. They will then perform to the school on the morning of Wednesday 19th December.

Following the performance to parents, all pupils will need to return to school with their teacher. Should we return before 3:00pm, there is the option to collect your child early from the middle playground. Please indicate this on the reply slip below and return to your child’s class teacher by Friday 14th December. Any child without a slip will remain in school until 3:00pm and then leave as normal.

COSTUMES
If your child has a part that requires a costume, they will have been given a separate sheet of information about this. Please do not go to any expense. The school has a small supply of costumes for Mary, Joseph, the Kings and Shepherds.

All children without an acting role are welcome to wear Christmas jumpers, t-shirts or accessories such as tinsel or hats during the performances on Wednesday 19th December.

If you do not want your child to participate in the performances at the Church due to religious reasons, please confirm this in writing to your child’s teacher.

Many Thanks,

Year 5 Teachers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Return to your child’s teacher by Friday 14th December

I will be collecting _____________________________ in class ___________early from the

middle playground on Wednesday 19th December.

Signed: …………………………………………………

23rd November 2018

Dear Parents

Year 5 Football Club - Spring Term 2019

Our year 5 football club is starting on Monday 14th January from 3.15pm to 4.15pm. The club will be run by trained football coaches from ‘Pompey in the Community’ football club. The school will part fund the cost of the coaches so we are able to offer this club for £10 for the whole term. In order to take part, children must bring their own shin pads and football boots, along with a suitable PE kit each week.

Please indicate below if you would like to reserve a place for your child and if they are successful we will send you a request for payment. Please do not send payment before this.

This club is usually oversubscribed so we will take names out of a hat in order to make the selection process as fair as possible. The unsuccessful children will be put on our waiting list and be given first refusal next term.

If your child was on the waiting list last term they will be given a place before names are put in our hat. Please indicate below if you think your child was on the waiting list.


Yours sincerely


D Jones
Headteacher

Note: The timetable will be emailed to parents on a weekly basis and can be found on our school website. Any changes after that day will be relayed to you via text message.

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Year 5 Football Club reply slip.
Please return to Mrs Highcock in the school reception by Friday 7th December 2018.

I would like to reserve a place for my child _______________________________ of class ___ in the football club commencing Monday 14th January 2019.

My child was on the waiting list last term. □

Name of parent:_________________________________________

Signed: _________________________________________

Year 6 Letters
Hooke Court - Year 3

Educational visit information and consent form (Please complete both sides)

Name of establishment CRANESWATER JUNIOR SCHOOL SOUTHSEA PO4 0PX

Personal details
First name of participant Surname

Date of birth Age Male / Female
Address
Post code

Name of next of kin
Next of kin address during the activity (if different from above)
Post code
Contact no: Home Work Mobile

Name and address of participant's doctor
Telephone no NHS no (if known)

Consent for the visit

The visit to Hooke Court, Dorset Date of visit – Wednesday 16th – 18th January 2019

I confirm that I have parental responsibility for
He/she is in good health and I consider him/her to be capable of taking part in the residential trip.

I acknowledge receipt of a copy of the insurance synopsis.
In the event of illness or accident, I consent to any necessary medical treatment, which might include the use of anaesthetics.
Signed

Please print name here
Address
Post code
Please detail any special dietary requirements or restrictions


Any additional information relevant to this trip

pto

Educational visit information and medical form (please complete both sides)
Has the participant had any of the following?

Asthma or bronchitis Yes No
Heart condition Yes No
Fits, fainting or blackouts Yes No
Severe headaches Yes No
Diabetes Yes No
Allergies to any known medication Yes No
Any other allergies, eg material, food, plasters Yes No
Other illness or disability Yes No
Travel sickness Yes No
Regular medication Yes No

If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, please give details:


Does your child wet the bed Yes No

If it is considered necessary, do you agree to mild painkillers (eg: Paracetamol)
being administered Yes No

Has the participant received vaccination against Tetanus in the last 10 years? Yes No

Is the participant receiving medical or surgical treatment of any kind from
either their family doctor or hospital? Yes No

Has the participant been given specific medical advice to follow in emergencies? Yes No
If the answer to either of the last two questions is Yes, please give details here
(including name and dosage of any medicines/tablets):


In the event of any illness or medical treatment occurring after the return of this form and prior to the activity, I undertake to inform the group leader.

Signed (for participants under 18 years of age)
Person with parental responsibility
Please print name here
Date



Dear Parents and Carers
RE: Hooke Court Residential Trip
Thank you to all those who attended the recent meetings. If you were unable to attend I have included some key points:
 The trip will take place between Wednesday 16
th January 2019 to Friday 18
th
January 2018.
 The staff/child ratio will be at least 1 to 10.
 All the staff of Hooke Court are trained in emergency first aid.
 Should the need for a doctor arise, there is one on call 3 miles away and your child will be taken to them.
 There are Hooke Court staff on call throughout the night.
 Once we have returned to our wing after the evening’s activities, the main door is locked and the building is intruder
alarmed.
 There is a TV and Video in our Common Room where the children will relax with a warm drink before going to bed.
 All dietary requirements (including severe food allergies) are catered for.
 All members of staff have been checked and cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau.
The cost of the visit will be approximately £160.00. This figure is dependent on the size of coach that we book which
will be determined by the number of pupils who wish to go.
As places are limited, a £50.00 non-refundable deposit is required by Tuesday 30th October 2018. If your child is
successful in gaining a place, we will send you a letter of confirmation along with the rest of the payment schedule.
Cheques should be made payable to Craneswater Junior School.
Please be aware that the school reserves the right not to include a child whose behaviour may indicate that
he/she may put themselves or other children at risk.
Yours sincerely
Mrs Robinson
Teacher organising trip
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CRANESWATER JUNIOR SCHOOL – RESIDENTIAL VISIT TO HOOKE COURT
Please return in a sealed envelope stating your child’s name and class to your child’s class teacher by
Tuesday 30th October 2018.
I would like to reserve a place for my child _______________________________________ of class _______
for the Year 3 Hooke Court Residential trip from 16
th January – 18
th January 2018. I enclose my deposit of
£50.00 which I understand is non-refundable.
Signed ……………………………………………………………………………… Date ……………………………..

Beaulieu - Year 4
Stubbington - Year 5

Dear Parents and Carers

Year 5 Stubbington Residential Trip
Thank you to everyone who attended the recent meetings. If you were unable to attend I have included some key points:

 The trip will take place Monday 18th March 2019 – Friday 22nd March 2019.

 There will be 6 members of staff and a maximum number of 60 children.

 All the staff at Stubbington are trained in emergency first aid.

 There are Stubbington and Craneswater school staff on call throughout the night.

 Once we have returned to our dorm after the evening’s activities, the main door is locked and the building is intruder alarmed.

 All dietary requirements (including severe food allergies) are catered for.

 All activities are supervised by trained centre staff and Craneswater staff.

 All members of staff have been checked and cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau.

The total cost of the visit, including transport, board and lodging will be approx. £230.00. As places are limited a £45.00 non-refundable deposit is required by 6th November at the latest. A letter will be distributed to the children by 9th November confirming their place on this trip. A further 3 instalments of £60.00 will be due on 4th December, 4th January, and the final balance of £60.00 by 4th February.

If the trip is oversubscribed, names will be drawn from a hat, with the remaining names being put on a waiting list. The deposit will be refunded if your child does not get a place.

Please be aware that the school reserves the right not to include a child whose behaviour may indicate that he/she may put themselves or other children at risk.

Yours sincerely


Mr T Dugan
Teacher organising trip
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CRANESWATER JUNIOR SCHOOL – RESIDENTIAL VISIT TO STUBBINGTON – YEAR 5

Please return with your £45 non-refundable deposit in a sealed envelope stating your child’s name and class, to the school office by 6th November at the very latest.

I would like to reserve a place for my child _____________________________________ of class 5____

for the Year 5 Stubbington Residential trip from Monday 18th March 2019 – Friday 22nd March 2019.

I enclose my deposit of £45.00 cash/cheque, which I understand is non-refundable unless my child is not allocated a place.

Signed ………………………………………………………… Date ……………………………..

Relationship to child……………………………………………

Fairthorne - Year 6