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

Telephone: 0239273478     
St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk



17th March 2020


Coronavirus covid-19 plans


Dear parents and carers


As I am sure you are aware the government’s guidance on the coronavirus has changed from the “contain” phase to the “delay” phase.  The government has an extensive action plan, which does include the possibility of closing schools in order to reduce the spread of infection.

All schools are receiving daily communication from the Department for Education which we are following.  We do understand that everyone is anxious at the moment but the best place to go for advice is:  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public.

The current advice is that schools remain open as usual and we will remain open until directed to do otherwise.  If at any point Craneswater Junior School does need to close, we will inform you of this immediately by text, Studybugs and email and maintain updates via email, Studybugs and the school website.  We are currently developing plans for supporting learning at home if the school has to close.  Unfortunately, whilst the school remains open we do not have the capacity to provide work for children who are self-isolating as teachers are still planning, teaching and assessing for those pupils still in school.  However, we will be putting some advice on the school website with some ideas for activities on the home page in the next few days.

Pupils with a high temperature (37.8 degrees or above) and/or a new continuous cough should stay away from school and self-isolate, alongside their household, for 14 days. Anyone presenting with these symptoms at school will be sent home. If your child is unwell, please report via the Studybugs app, email or telephone.  Please DO NOT report in person as we are trying to reduce contamination.

What we are doing in school:



  • Using curriculum time for handwashing.

  • Increasing our cleaning regime (following all Public Health England guidelines) with a particular focus on key areas.

  • Preparing for a possible school closure and identifying ways of supporting home learning in the event of this happening. This will be available in the year group pages when should the school close. There will be paper copies too.

  • Cancelling non-essential gatherings – assemblies, discos etc.
    what we need you to do:

    If you have changed your contact details please inform the school office as soon as possible via admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk



  • Come and collect your child straight away if we ask you to (we will contact you if they display the symptoms mentioned above.)

  • Report absence via the Studybugs app, email or telephone and NOT in person.


Thank you for your understanding in this matter.  We will endeavour to keep you informed as and when we have more information.


Yours sincerely,
Dave Jones


 

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


Telephone: 02392734787 
           
St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX
 Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk



1/16/2020


Dear Parent
“ONLINE PAYMENTS – It’s simple and convenient”
Our Online Payments system enables parents to pay for school dinners, trips, music lessons and clubs online. This will give you the option to pay online by credit or debit card.
Similar systems have already been installed in many schools nationally, bringing a numberof important benefits:
 Simple to use web interface
 Payments are made through Worldpay so they’re secure and reliable
 Parents can view their payment history online
 Reduce risk of pupils losing cash
You will receive a letter detailing your unique online link code which will enable you to
activate your online account. Please take the time to access the system, via the school
website, and have a look!
Please see overleaf for some key information about how to use the system. If you have any
queries at all please contact the undersigned.


Sara Sivyour
Finance Manager

Year 3 Letters

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


Telephone: 0239273478     
St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk



16th March 2020


Dear Parents


Year 3 Football Club - Summer Term 2020


Our year 3 football club will be starting on Tuesday 28th April 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 £15 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.


Places are available on a first come first served basis.  To obtain a space, please make payment online via ScoPay.


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.

Year 4 Letters

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


Telephone: 0239273478     
St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


16th March 2020


Dear Parents


Year 4 Football Club - Summer Term 2020
Our year 4 football club is starting on Thursday 30 th April 3.15pm to 4.15pm. The club will be run bytrained football coaches from ‘Pompey in the Community’ football club. The school will part fund the costof the coaches so we are able to offer this club for £15 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.
Places are available on a first come first served basis. To obtain a space, please make payment online via ScoPay.

Yours sincerely

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

Headteacher:   Mr D B Jones
Deputy Head:   Mr S Salmond
Admin Officer: Mrs S E Sivyour
                                                                         
Telephone: 023 9273 4787

St. Ronan’s Road,
Southsea, Hants,PO4 0PX
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


5th March 2020


Dear Parents
Year 4 – French Topic Day 
As part of our geography topic this half-term, we are learning about European countries with a focus on France. To engage and enrich your child’s learning, we have planned a ‘French Topic Day’, which will take place on Friday 3rd April.  


Some of the geographical skills/areas we will be looking at are:



  • climate comparison between southern France and the U.K;  

  • The Alps and tourism;

  • Paris and tourism; 

  • understanding the difference between physical and human features;

  • using photographs to ask and answer questions;Sainsbury’s have very kindly offered to provide us with croissants for the day. We will give these to children at break time as a snack. (If there is a problem with this, please see your child’s class teacher before or on the morning of the day). 


In preparation for the day, we would like the children to do one of the following things:



  • bring in a photo or memory of a holiday or trip they have had to France;

  • find out an interesting fact about France;

  • think about a question they would like to research about France;

  • create a poster/drawing that shows what they already know about the country


Yours sincerely


Mr D Richards, Miss J Olive, Mrs R Brooks, Mrs E Waterman & Mrs K Braham.


Year 4 Teachers

Year 5 Letters

10th February 2020


Dear Parents


A visit has been organised to enhance the rivers work your child is covering within the National Curriculum.  This visit is totally dependent on voluntary contributions from parents and if there is insufficient support it may be necessary to cancel the visit. The details of the visit are as follows:



The children are not expected to wear school uniform but need to wear suitable clothes, shoes and coat for outdoor weather. We advise children to wear long trousers, as there may be exposure to ticks and stinging nettles. Wellies can be provided by the centre but if your child wants to bring their own they need to be clearly labelled with their name and brought in a plastic carrier bag. If it is likely to be a rainy day, please also provide your child with a waterproof coat or jacket.   


Children will 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 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.

Payment is to be made on your ScoPay account.  Please tick the box online to give permission for your child to attend the trip. We are unable to take your child on this visit without your permission.


 


Yours sincerely,


Yr 5 Teachers

10th February 2020


Dear Parents


A visit has been organised to enhance the rivers work your child is covering within the National Curriculum.  This visit is totally dependent on voluntary contributions from parents and if there is insufficient support it may be necessary to cancel the visit. The details of the visit are as follows:



The children are not expected to wear school uniform but need to wear suitable clothes, shoes and coat for outdoor weather. We advise children to wear long trousers, as there may be exposure to ticks and stinging nettles. Wellies can be provided by the centre but if your child wants to bring their own they need to be clearly labelled with their name and brought in a plastic carrier bag. If it is likely to be a rainy day, please also provide your child with a waterproof coat or jacket.   


Children will 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 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.

Payment is to be made on your ScoPay account.  Please tick the box online to give permission for your child to attend the trip. We are unable to take your child on this visit without your permission.


 


Yours sincerely,


Yr 5 Teachers



 10th February 2020


Dear Parents



A visit has been organised to enhance the rivers work your child is covering within the National Curriculum.  This visit is totally dependent on voluntary contributions from parents and if there is insufficient support it may be necessary to cancel the visit. The details of the visit are as follows:





The children are not expected to wear school uniform but need to wear suitable clothes, shoes and coat for outdoor weather. We advise children to wear long trousers, as there may be exposure to ticks and stinging nettles. Wellies can be provided by the centre but if your child wants to bring their own they need to be clearly labelled with their name and brought in a plastic carrier bag. If it is likely to be a rainy day, please also provide your child with a waterproof coat or jacket.   



Children will 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 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.

Payment is to be made on your ScoPay account.  Please tick the box online to give permission for your child to attend the trip. We are unable to take your child on this visit without your permission.



 



Yours sincerely,



Yr 5 Teachers

 10th February 2020


Dear Parents


A visit has been organised to enhance the rivers work your child is covering within the National Curriculum.  This visit is totally dependent on voluntary contributions from parents and if there is insufficient support it may be necessary to cancel the visit. The details of the visit are as follows:



The children are not expected to wear school uniform but need to wear suitable clothes, shoes and coat for outdoor weather. We advise children to wear long trousers, as there may be exposure to ticks and stinging nettles. Wellies can be provided by the centre but if your child wants to bring their own they need to be clearly labelled with their name and brought in a plastic carrier bag. If it is likely to be a rainy day, please also provide your child with a waterproof coat or jacket.   


Children will 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 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.

Payment is to be made on your ScoPay account.  Please tick the box online to give permission for your child to attend the trip. We are unable to take your child on this visit without your permission.


 


Yours sincerely,


Yr 5 Teachers

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



Telephone: 0239273478     
St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


16th March 2020


Dear Parents

Year 5 Football Club - Summer Term 2020

Our year 5 football club is starting on Monday 27 th April 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 £15 for the whole term. In order to take part, childrenmust bring their own shin pads and football boots, along with a suitable PE kit each week.

Places are available on a first come first served basis. To obtain a space, please make payment online Via ScoPay.

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.

Year 6 Letters

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


Telephone: 0239273478     
St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


16th March 2020


Dear Parents                                                                               


Year 6 Football Club - Summer Term 2020


Our year 6 football club is starting on Wednesday 29th April 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 £15 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.


Places are available on a first come first served basis.  To obtain a space, please make payment online via ScoPay.


Yours sincerely


D Jone


Headteacher


Note:  Please check the school website or your emails for the afterschool club timetable. Any changes after that day will be relayed to you via text message.

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Hooke Court - Year 3

Headteacher:  Mr D B Jones
Deputy Headteacher: Mr S Salmon
Admin. Officer: Mrs S Sivyour


Telephone: 023 9273 4787

4th October 2019


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 15th January 2020 to Friday 17th  January 2020.

  • The staff/child ratio will be at least 1 to 10.

  • All the staff of Hooke Court are trained in emergency first aid and are on call throughout the night.

  • Should the need for a doctor arise, there is one on call 3 miles away.

  • 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 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 DBS checked.

    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 £60.00 non-refundable deposit is required online by Tuesday 1st November 2019.  As all deposits are being paid on line, availability will be on a first come first served basis.  Once your deposit is accepted on line by ScoPay, you can take it that your childs place has been confirmed.

    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


 


 


Miss Vaughan


Teacher organising trip

Telephone: 023 9273 4787 St. Ronan’s Road,
Southsea, Hants,PO4 0PX


Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


September 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

Re: Residential Visit to Hooke Court Information Meeting
As some of you may remember from the New Intake Parents Evening held last term, Year 3 are organising a 3 day / 2- night residential trip to coincide with our topic on The Stone Age to Iron Age. This trip will enhance the children’s knowledge and understanding of what life was like during this period in history. We will leave on Wednesday 15th
January and return on Friday 17 th January 2020.

Before you make a decision as to whether or not you would like your child to participate in this opportunity, we are inviting you to attend a meeting where we hope to give you as much information about the trip as possible. A brief presentation will show you more about where the children will be staying and we also hope to answer any questions you
may have.

There will be two parents’ meetings on Tuesday 1 st October 2019 at 2.30pm and 6.00pm. Please indicate by returning the reply slip below which session you would like to attend.

Yours sincerely


Miss B Vaughan
Teacher organising visit

Beaulieu - Year 4

11th February 2020


STUBBINGTON STUDY CENTRE Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July 2020

The total cost of the trip will be £268.00. A deposit of £70 paid for deposit followed by 3 instalments of £66 due on 1st March, 1st April with the final balance to be paid no later than 1st May.

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 May 2020. We are unable to take your child on the trip without the completed forms.

Departure Monday 29th June 2020

Children will need to be at school by 8.40 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 9:20a.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 3rd July, the children will return at approximately 2:30 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.

STUBBINGTON STUDY CENTRE Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July 

The total cost of the trip will be £268.00. A deposit of £70 paid for deposit followed by 3 instalments of £66 due on 1st March, 1st April with the final balance to be paid no later than 1st May.

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 May 2020. We are unable to take your child on the trip without the completed forms.

Departure Monday 29th June 2020
Children will need to be at school by 8.40 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 9:20a.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 3rd July, the children will return at approximately 2:30 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
Mrs Barnard Mrs Nzegwu Mrs Johnson Mrs Clements Miss Simpson (Plus one other adult tbc)

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

Mrs Barnard Teacher organising visit

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


Name of establishment CRANESWATER JUNIOR SCHOOL SOUTHSEA PO4 0PX  

Fairthorne - Year 6  


Thank you for your non-refundable deposit of £70.  I have pleasure in confirming that your child has secured a place on the trip, leaving on Monday 18th May 2020.

The total cost of the trip will be £297.00.  Please be aware that there will be a further 3 instalments.  The first instalment of £75.00 will be due by Friday 28th February.  The second payment of £75.00 will be due by Friday 27th March with the final balance of £77.00 to be paid no later than Thursday 30th April.  Payment should be made on your ScoPay account.

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 Friday 27th March 2020.


Departure Monday 18th May
Children will need to be at school by 08.40 a.m. on Monday morning.  Suitcases, bags and medication should be taken into the ICT suite and handed to a member of staff. The coach will depart at approximately 10.00a.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 May 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 staffPlease can we ask parents to wait in the middle playground and not outside the school on the pavement. Thank you.


Emergency ContacI
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


Please be aware the school reserves the right not to include a child whose behaviour may indicate that he/she may put them or other children at risk.
If you have any questions regarding the trip, please do not hesitate to contact me via the office.


Yours sincerely


Mr S Salmond
Teacher organising trip


Confirmation of place 2020-1.pdf


 


Children must be prepared for ALL KINDS OF WEATHER, especially wet, windy and cold conditions!
Pocket money is limited to £10 for the week. £2 should preferably be placed into five small envelopes and placed inside a named bigger envelope.
MOBILE PHONES/EXPENSIVE CAMERAS & ELECTRICALS ARE NOT TO BE BROUGHT, AS THEY ARE NOT COVERED BY THE SCHOOL INSURANCE.

Should you wish to write to your child, our camp address is:


Craneswater Junior School
Y.M.C.A.
Fairthorne Manor
Curdridge
Southampton
SO30    2GH 


Fairthorne Manor Residential Monday 18th May – Friday 22nd May.pdf


Headteacher:  MD B Jones
Deputy Head:  Mr S P Salmon
Admin Officer:  Mrs S E Sivyour


St Ronan Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


19th December 2019


Dear Parents


Residential Camp - FAIRTHORNE MANOR MEETING and SATs INFORMATION – Wednesday 8th  JANUARY 2020  at 5.30PM


We are planning to take approximately 75 children from Year 6 for a week’s camp at the YMCA Centre, Fairthorne Manor on Monday 18th May 2020. The estimated cost is £270.00 (based on last year’s costs with 75 children attending). If you and your child decide that you would like to take part in the trip you will be asked to pay an initial, non refundable, deposit of £60 and then three further instalments. 


The week will be spent doing various activities offered by Fairthorne Manor such as kayaking, archery and raft building. We will also be participating in some environmental studies.


We would like to invite you to a meeting on Wednesday 8th January from 5.30pm to 6.30pm in the school hall. During this time, we shall be showing some photographs and a short film of the activities and will answer any questions you may have.


Due to the nature of this particular visit, the inclusion of your child will be dependent upon his/her acceptable behaviour in school.  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.


On completion of the Fairthorne discussion, we will provide information regarding the end of Key Stage 2 assessments. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions regarding your child and these tests.


If you would like to attend the meeting, please complete and return the slip below by 8th January at the very latest. If you are unable to attend, a letter will be distributed by Friday 25th January to all year 6 children giving further details should you wish to apply for a place on this trip.


 


Yours sincerely


 Scott Salmond


Teacher organising Visit


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 CRANESWATER JUNIOR SCHOOL – Fairthorne Manor Residential/ SATs Meeting


Return to  Mr. Salmond by 8th    January at the very latest


Name of Child: _______________________________________ of Class ______________


*I/we will be attending the Fairthorne/SATs meeting on Wednesday 8th Jan 2020 at 5.30pm


Signed: ______________________________________ (Parent) Date: ___________


* Delete as appropriate                                                                                                                  


 

Headteacher:  MD B Jones
Deputy Head:  Mr S P Salmon
Admin Officer:  Mrs S E Sivyour


St Ronan Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswswater.portsmouth.sch.uk



Dear Parents                                                                                                     January 2020


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 18th May and Friday 22nd May 2020.

  • 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 £                  


We have booked 80 places, but if we are oversubscribed, then usually, Fairthorne allow us to take more than our initial booking.


To enable your child to gain a place, you must pay a deposit of £70.00 on your ScoPay account by Friday 31st January at the very latest.  A letter will be given to your child by Friday 7th February confirming the final cost of the trip and give details of further payments.


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.   When paying your deposit, please tick the box to indicate if your child is able/not able to swim.


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