SCHOOL LETTERS

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Whole School Letters




Dear Parents/Carers,

RE: Internet Safety Workshop

As part of the computing curriculum, children need to use technology safely and responsibly. During their school life, pupils are taught ways to recognise and identify acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online as well as where to go to report concerns.

Following this year’s Safer Internet Day based on the theme ‘Our internet, our choice,’ we would like to invite parents and carers along to an internet safety workshop. This will give you the chance to hear from the school regarding our approach to delivering e-safety lessons and will also give you some advice as to where you can go to find resources to support your child online. Considering we are living in an ever changing digital world, at Craneswater we believe that it is important to give our children the best knowledge we can in order to remain safe and responsible online.

There will be two workshops scheduled on Tuesday 12th February at 2:15pm and 5:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshops. Please return the reply slip below if you are able to attend. If you are unable to attend either of these workshops, we recommend that you visit the school website and follow the link to https://www.childnet.com/ to find information about keeping children safe online.


Thank you,


Mrs Barnard
Computing Leader

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Return to reception F.A.O Mrs Barnard by Monday 11th February 2019

I will be attending the internet workshop on Tuesday 12th February at:
(Please circle)

2:15pm 5:30pm



Signed: ……………………………………… Parent of class …………….





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

Dear Parents

A visit has been organised for the children who will not be going on the Stubbington residential week to enhance the work they are covering within the National Curriculum. The details of the visit are as follows:

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Dates: Monday 18th March - 5PW & 5D
Leaving school at: 9.00 am
Returning to school: By 3.00 pm
Type of activity: Minibeasts & food chains
Method of transport: 2 Mini Buses
Party consists of: 25 children with at least 3 adults.
Cost of Visit: £ 5.20

The children are permitted to wear non-uniform and will need to wear outdoor, comfortable clothing with sensible footwear. Children will also need to bring a packed lunch with a non-fizzy drink to school. Due to the trip taking place on a Monday, we are unable to offer children entitled to free school meals with a packed lunch. If you have informed us that your child requires medication, e.g. an inhaler, please ensure that we have this in school on the day of their trip. We will not be allowed to take your child on the trip without it.

To enable your child to take part in this visit, please complete the permission slip below and return it along with your payment to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible and at the very latest by Friday 15th March as we need to confirm the booking by that date. Whilst we appreciate the cost of this trip is a voluntary, it will have to be cancelled if there is insufficient financial support.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs E Waterman
Teacher organising visits
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Craneswater Junior School
Please return this reply slip by Friday 15th March to your child’s class teacher.

Child’s Name: _____________________________________________________ Class: ______

I give permission for my child to take part in the visit to Queen Elizabeth Country Park on Monday 18th March and I enclose a contribution of £________


Signed: ______________________________________________ Parent / Carer


Dear Parents

A visit has been organised for the children who will not be going on the Stubbington residential week to enhance the work they are covering within the National Curriculum. The details of the visit are as follows:

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Dates: Wednesday 20th March - 5B & 5N
Leaving school at: 9.00 am
Returning to school: By 3.00 pm
Type of activity: Minibeasts & food chains
Method of transport: 2 Mini Buses
Party consists of: 25 children with at least 3 adults.
Cost of Visit: £5.20 per child

The children are permitted to wear non-uniform and will need to wear outdoor, comfortable clothing with sensible footwear. Children will also need to bring a packed lunch with a non-fizzy drink to school. If your child is entitled to free school meals, a packed lunch will be provided. If your child requires medication, e.g. an inhaler, please ensure that we have this in school on the day of their trip. We will not be allowed to take your child on the trip without it.

To enable your child to take part in this visit, please complete the permission slip below and return it along with your payment to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible and at the very latest by Friday 15th March as we need to confirm the booking by that date. Whilst we appreciate the cost of this trip is a voluntary, it will have to be cancelled if there is insufficient financial support.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs E Waterman
Teacher organising visits
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Craneswater Junior School
Please return this reply slip by Friday 15th March to your child’s class teacher.

Child’s Name: ______________________________________________ Class: ______

I give permission for my child to take part in the visit to Queen Elizabeth Country Park on the Wednesday 20th March and I enclose a contribution of £_________


Signed: ______________________________________________ Parent / Carer


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
Beaulieu - Year 4
Stubbington - Year 5

18th January 2019
STUBBINGTON STUDY CENTRE 2019

The Stubbington residential trip is fast approaching and under the regulations covering school visits, I must ask you to complete the attached parental consent/medical information form, which is completely confidential. This should be returned to the school office as soon as possible and at the very latest by Monday 25th February 2019. We are unable to take your child on the trip without the completed forms. A copy of the Local Education Authority’s Insurance Certificate relevant to school visits is also enclosed for your information.

The balance of the trip is to be paid no later than 7th February.

Departure Monday 18th March

Children will need to be at school by 08.40 a.m. on Monday morning. Suitcases and bags should be taken to the IT suite along with any medication and pocket money. The coach will depart at approximately 09:20a.m. Parents are welcome to wait outside the school grounds to wave their children off. Please note that we will not be texting to confirm their arrival.

Return to school

On Friday 22nd March the children will return at 14:30 p.m. We will send a text if this time changes. It is requested that all children are collected by a responsible adult from the middle playground inside the school grounds. The children will be allowed home as soon as they get back to school, but must be signed out by a member of staff. Please can we ask parents to wait in the middle playground and not outside the school on the pavement. Thank you.
Activities

Whilst at Stubbington, the children will follow a varied programme of environmental and team building activities. These will be on and around the Stubbington Centre. The children will be supervised by staff for all activities.
Pocket Money

Pocket money will be collected and looked after by staff. Pocket money should be in a purse or wallet, clearly marked with the child’s name and handed to a member of staff in the ICT suite before departure. The children will be allowed to obtain small amounts of money each day. A suitable amount would be no more than £10.00, supplied as change in £1 or £2 coins separated into 5 envelopes (one for each day). There is a tuck shop at the Centre, which sells sweets and souvenirs and a games room where children may wish to spend their money. Souvenir sweatshirts and puppets are available but must be pre-ordered and pre-paid with cash or postal order, payable to Stubbington Study Centre, please see attached order form for more information. Please place money and the order form in a separate envelope clearly marked and hand it to a member of staff in the ICT suite on the day of departure.
Medical and Dietary requirements

If your child has any special dietary requirements, please state on the attached form so that I can inform the centre.

Any medications that children have to take with them to Stubbington, need to be clearly labelled and handed to a member of staff in the ICT suite on the day of departure. Under no circumstances are they to be kept in their suitcase. Medicines will be administered by our staff at the Centre. Whilst the journey is a relatively short one, if your child needs to take a travel sickness pill, could you please make sure they take it in plenty of time and that I am supplied with a pill to give them for the return journey.
Accompanying Staff

Mr T Dugan


Letters to and from home

All children like to receive a letter from home. If you wish to write, the address is:

Stubbington Study Centre
184 Stubbington Lane
Stubbington
FAREHAM
PO14 2ND

Please send a 1st class stamp with your child as we will be sending postcards home.

Emergency Contact

If it becomes necessary to contact your child in the event of an emergency at home, please use the following telephone number:

During the school day (8.00 am – 4.00 pm) phone the school office (023) 92734787

Outside of these hours, use the emergency Off Site Activities contact on 07508 874981

Finally, if you have any queries, worries or would like to contact me about any aspect of the visit, please do not hesitate to ask.


Yours sincerely


Mr T Dugan
Teacher organising visit

STUBBINGTON SUGGESTED KIT LIST

It is a good idea to have two or three changes of clothing just in case. There are drying rooms should clothes get wet. Please name children’s clothes and belongings where possible.

Old trainers and Wellington boots (No ballet style pumps or flip flops)
Two distinctive towels (1 large, 1 small) Name them if possible.
Anorak or warm waterproof coat
Teddy / Comfort toy / Book to read
Jumpers / sweatshirts
Tissues
Extra trousers (long) are essential for girls and boys. Preferably not jeans, as they are very uncomfortable when wet and take a long time to dry.
Toilet requisites, in a bag, including: soap & flannel; toothbrush & toothpaste; shampoo; deodorant etc. NO SPRAY CANS as this would set of the fire alarms.
Socks and underclothing for the week + spares.
Pyjamas or nightdress.
Hat or cap and gloves
Slippers – NOT slipper socks
Small rucksack / duffel bag for day use.
Dressing gown
Plastic bag for dirty clothes
1st class stamp
Inexpensive camera and film
Named shower cap for girls
Brush & comb
Pocket money (separated into 5 envelopes, named and with £2 in each)
Sun cream/block Depending on weather
A Kit List – This would be useful for the children to pack their belongings when we return.


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  

Dear Parents 25th January 2019

RE: Fairthorne Manor Residential Trip.
Thank you to everyone who attended the recent meeting. If you were unable to attend I have included some key issues:
 Fairthorne Manor is in the village of Curdridge in Hampshire.
 Children travel by coach equipped with seat belts.
 The trip will take place between Monday 20st May and 24th May 2018.
 Children sleep in single sex tents which are provided and erected by Fairthorne staff.
 Activities include kayaking, archery, raft building and zip lines.
 All the staff at Fairthorne are trained in emergency first aid.
 Craneswater staff sleep close by (also in tents) and are on call throughout the night.
 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 total cost of the visit, including transport, board and lodging is expected to be no approximately £268.00

We have booked 80 places, but if we are oversubscribed, then usually, Fairthorne allow us to take more than our initial booking. If for any reason we cannot extend our booking numbers, then children’s names will be drawn from a hat, with the remaining names being put on a waiting list.

To enable your child to be considered for a place you must complete and return the slip below with a deposit of £70.00 by Friday 1st February at the very latest. A letter will be given to your child by Friday 8th February stating whether they have been successful in gaining a place and also requesting a further 3 payments of £66.00 by 1st March & 1st April with the balance to be paid by 1st May at the very latest. Should your child not be allocated a place you will be notified and your deposit returned.

Whilst at Fairthorne Manor, two of our scheduled activities (raft building and canoeing) take place on a lake within the Fairthorne complex. The majority of the lake is around 1m deep but can be slightly deeper in areas. Because of this, Fairthorne request that we identify pupils who are unable to swim. All pupils will be given life jackets and pupils are supervised by staff on the lake at all times. Pupils who are identified as non-swimmers will be unable to participate in these activities. They will, however, be able to contribute in the building of the raft – which takes place on land – and then watch from a boat.

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 S Salmond
Teacher organising trip
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CRANESWATER JUNIOR SCHOOL – RESIDENTIAL VISIT TO FAIRTHORNE MANOR
Please return this slip with your deposit to your child’s class teacher in a named sealed envelope, by Friday 1st February. The deposit envelope is to be either given to your child’s class teacher or posted in the secured post box in reception.

I would like to reserve a place for my child ___________________________________ of class _______ for the Year 6 Fairthorne Manor Residential trip from 20th May – 24th May 2018.

He/ she is able to swim □ He/ she is Unable to swim □

I enclosed my deposit of £70.00 cash/cheque which I understand is non-refundable if my child is successful in gaining a place.

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