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  • Newsletter from Brent Libraries Activities

    Wed 09 Feb 2022 BRENT Council

    Hello Parents and Carers

    Here is your School Newsletter from Brent Libraries for February 2022

    We have many exciting FREE events coming up for your children. If you want to book for any of them please go to this link

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/brent-culture-service-9230553723

     

    Regular Events

     

    Bookstart Story and Rhyme Times for Under 5s (Term Time Only)

    -Ealing Road Library Thursdays 11.00-11.30am

    -Harlesden Library Thursday 11.00 – 11.30am

    -Kilburn Library Tuesdays 11.00 -11.30am

    -Kingsbury Library Wednesdays 10.45 – 11.15am

    -Wembley Library Fridays 11.15 – 11.45am

    -Willesden Library Wednesdays 11.00 - 11.30am

     

     

    Maths on Toast (Monthly) Saturday 19th February 11:30am - 12:30pm  Online

    We are offering our Maths on Toast sessions both online via Zoom and in person at Ealing Road Library. Choose which session suits you best. You will need to provide your own craft materials if you join us online. The list of materials required is below.

    If you could give the day a colour, what would it be? Perhaps it would be a rainbow of activities. This session is all about having fun with data so why not join us to create a paper spinner to discover the colour of YOUR day!

    What you’ll need:       

    •       Some paper/card

    •       Scissors 

    •       Pencil

    •       Template or a circle to draw around

    •       Coloured pens/pencils

     

     

     

    Maths on Toast Family Session in person – Colour Your Day 

    For children aged 4 - 12 and their families  

    19th February 2.30 – 4.00pm Ealing Road Library

    If you could give the day a colour, what would it be? Perhaps it would be a rainbow of activities. This session is all about having fun with data so why not join us to create a paper spinner to discover the colour of YOUR day!

     

     

    STEM - Make a brain hat

    Wednesday 23 February 4.00 - 5.00pm Ealing Road Library

    Make your very own brain hat to help you see what the different parts of our brain look like.

    Booking for all the above events is here.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/brent-culture-service-9230553723

     

    Maths to the rescue

    Wednesdays 4.00 – 6.00pm Kingsbury Library Term Time Only

    Family learning KS1 and KS2 drop in parents must stay with their children. Parents and children – improve your Maths skills together.

     

    Telling Tales - Where Imaginations Come To Life! Every Saturday from February 26 until April 2.

    A Free 6-week course for children aged 7-11

    Calling all 7-11 year olds to join our FREE six-week programme. You will develop, create and perform stories and poems with author, poet and rap artist BREIS. This event forms part of the Spine Festival 2022 of arts, literature and culture for children funded by Arts Council England.

     

    Children will need to attend for all the 6 dates. Places are limited, those that apply first will be successful.

     

     

     

    At the end of the six weeks, there will be a live performance for friends and families to come along and see. The sessions will be in Kingsbury Library.

     

    Throughout the project, the young people will work towards a Discover Arts Award. (www.artsaward.org.uk)

     Saturdays at 11.00am to 12.30pm.  Kingsbury Library Please be on time!

     

    Saturday 26 February

    Saturday 5 March

    Saturday 12 March

    Saturday 19 March

    Saturday 26 March

    Saturday 2 April

     

    To register for this event email libraries@brent.gov.uk and put Telling Tales in the subject box. We are not accepting applications in person.

     

     

    Joining Brent Libraries

    To join Brent Libraries and borrow our e-books you can do this at https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/libraries/joining-a-library/

    To borrow books with your card download the Libby App and you will find a great selection to choose from.

     

    If you have a library card and can’t remember the number or PIN code please email libraries@brent.gov.uk with the name of the card holder, the postcode of the card holder and the date of birth of the card holder.

     

    If you haven’t used your library card for 2 years it will no longer be valid and you will need to join again. Joining a library is free and there is no charge to use the e-library.

     

    For the latest information about opening hours and anything else go to:

    https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/libraries/

     

    We hope you agree that we have a lovely programme of exciting events for you all. We can’t wait to welcome you all back into our libraries. We wish you all a very happy half term break.

  • Children's Mental Health Week 7-13 Feb 2022

    Mon 07 Feb 2022 Mr T Sharpe

    Children's Mental Health Week

    This week is Children’s Mental Health Week (7-13 February 2022). This year's theme is Growing Together.

    We’re encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.  

    Our free resources will help you take part in the week. All of the ideas can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning.   

     

    https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/parents-and-carers/ 

  • Who can currently get the COVID-19 vaccine?

    Mon 10 Jan 2022 BRENT Council

    Who can currently get the COVID-19 vaccine?

    Everyone aged 12 and over can get the Covid-19 vaccine! 

    12-15 year olds can get their second dose if their first was 12 weeks ago. See guidance for 12 to 17 year olds getting vaccinated here

    For everyone aged 16 and over, the second dose of the vaccine is available 8 weeks after the first. (See guidance for 16 and 17 year olds getting vaccinated here.)

     

    What about booster jabs? 

    You can get your COVID-19 booster dose if you:

    • Are aged 18 and over (and had your second dose 3 months ago)
    • Are aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19

    Book your booster jab online!

    For more information about protecting yourself this winter with booster jabs, and flu jabs, follow this link to NHS North West London. Information on this site is available in many languages.

    Most people who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster will be offered Pfizer or Moderna vaccines - this means your booster dose may be different from the vaccines you had for your first and second doses. The Moderna vaccine was approved for use in the UK on 8 January 2021 and is an mRNA vaccine, like Pfizer. 

    Where can I get vaccinated?

    Listed below are all the pharmacy and PCN sites offering vaccinations in Brent, but you can find the other sites across North West London on the North West London CCG website.

    PCN and Pharmacy sites

     

    Phone for an appointment, or go to brentvaccine.eventbrite.co.ukPlease come early to avoid disappointment - these sessions have limited vaccine availability.

    -

    Clockwork Pharmacy - Neasden, 283-285 Neasden Lane, Brent Park, London, NW10 1QJ - 0208 450 7654 - Moderna

    • Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 10am-12pm

    Kilburn Library, 42 Salusbury Road, Kilburn, NW6 6NN - 020 8937 1234 - Pfizer

    • Wednesday 12 Jan - 10.30am-4.30pm

    Park Royal Medical Centre - Health & Well-Being Hub Primary Care Centre, Central Middlesex Hospital, Acton Lane, London, NW10 7NS - 020 8961 1183 - Pfizer, Moderna & AstraZeneca

    • Every Tuesday - 2pm-8pm
    • Every Thursday - 1pm-8pm
    • Every Saturday - 9am-7pm

    Swaminarayan School, 260 Brentfield Road Neasden, NW10 8HE - 030 0033 9950 - Pfizer & AstraZeneca (when in stock)

    • New dates TBC

    Brent Civic Centre Mass Vaccination Centre, First Floor, Engineers Way, Wembley Park, HA9 0FJ - 020 8937 1234 - Pfizer

    Book your slot on Eventbrite

    • Seven days a week - 10am-6.30pm 

    Willesden Centre for Health and Care, Robson Ave, London, NW10 3RY - 020 8438 7000

    • Every Thursday in Jan - 2pm-8pm
    • Every Saturday in Jan - 10am-4pm

    The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden Green, NW10 2SF - 020 8937 3400

    • New dates TBC

    Please do not contact the council regarding bookings. Follow this link to book your COVID-19 vaccination from the main NHS website.

     

  • COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021

    Thu 09 Dec 2021 Government/NHS

    The government's Plan A for managing COVID-19 in autumn and winter 2021/22 in England, and a Plan B that would only be used if it was needed to protect the NHS.

    -COVID-19: our autumn and winter plan (easy read)

  • COVID-19 : 8th March 2021 Return to School

    Thu 25 Feb 2021 Mr T Sharpe

    Covid-19 Return to School 8th March 2021

     

     

    Dear Parents,

     

    As I'm sure you will have heard on the news, schools in England will be reopening on Monday 8th March - therefore we are delighted to announce that SASF will be fully opening to all pupils on that date.

     

    We will be sending out full details on how we will be doing so covid secure, on Monday 1st of March. However, I would just like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few key facts:

    • pupils' attendance is compulsory and all children are expected back on Monday 8th March
    • If your child is unwell (covid or non-covid related) or self-isolating, this must be reported to the school office, following the usual sickness reporting procedures.
    • we will be operating a staggered start and one-way system (full detail to follow on Monday)
    • please continue to follow the government's covid guidance so we can ensure we are can safeguard our pupils, staff and the wider community.

     

    We look forward to welcoming you all back very soon and thank you for continuing to support your children during this period of remote learning.

     

    Kind regards and keep safe,

     

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

    Mr Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

    Fri 22 Jan 2021 Mr T Sharpe

    Wednesday 6th January, 2021

     

     

    Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

     

     

    Dear Parents and Carers,

     

    Yesterday the government announced a scheme that temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children can access remote education whilst the school is partially closed and in school, face-face lessons are not running.

     

    The school can request mobile data increases for children who:

    • do not have fixed broadband at home
    • cannot afford additional data for their devices
    • are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education

     

    However, to date, it is only available if your phone is on one of the following networks:

    • Three
    • Smarty
    • Virgin Mobile
    • EE
    • Tesco Mobile
    • Sky Mobile

    Although other providers may join the scheme at a later stage.

     

    In order for the school to apply for this increased data, you will need to complete the attached form stating:

    • the name of the account holder
    • the number of the mobile device
    • the mobile network of that device (for example Three)

    Obviously the school will hold all data securely and in line with GDPR guidelines.

     

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=8YEP-X1t10auMM11H_Z7Wkghx9FoTw1Ekk4_CuAbUWZUOU8zOUlIWkJMUEo5UERaTDlEUzBRNTRJSi4u

     

    Finally, if increasing mobile data isn’t a suitable option for you, the school can also request 4G wireless routers. Government guidance states that this may be an option for families if:

    • the extra data for mobile devices option is not suitable
    • there’s more than one child in the household who needs to learn remotely
    • a mobile phone or tablet (tethered or not) is not regularly available for the child’s use
    • frequent phone calls to the mobile phone being used tend to interrupt school work
    • the child is likely to access the internet without supervision

     

    It is vitally important that your child’s education continues digitally whilst they are remote learning.  The school will not be sending out any paper pack during this lockdown and it is your responsibility to ensure your child has access to their education.  Obviously, the school will do everything it possibly can to support this and will be contacting those families who might be eligible to loan one of the limited government digital device as soon as possible – please be patient as we have to await their arrival and build them so that children are able to use them.

     

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

    Mr Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • Support For Families - Exercise Books

    Wed 20 Jan 2021 Mr T Sharpe

    Dear Parents/Carers


    It has come to our attention that some families do not have enough paper at home for their children to complete some of their remote learning tasks on. Therefore, we will be making school exercise books (1 per child) available for families to come in and collect.


    The exercise books will be available for collection from the school office every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between the hours of 9.30am and 3.00pm for the next two weeks. This will begin today, Wednesday 20th January 2021, at 9.30am.

    To safeguard our staff and school community, we ask that: you only come on these days; only one family member attends; you wear a mask whilst in the school grounds; socially distance from others and wash your hands before and after your visit. Remember, hands, face & space.

    Once again, I wanted to thank you for your continued support of your child’s remote learning, there has been some incredible work uploaded to Purple Mash. We appreciate that these are difficult times for us all, if you need any additional support, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or speak to the member of staff during your weekly phone calls.

    Your sincerely

     

    Mr T. Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • KS2 Remote Learning Expectations

    Tue 12 Jan 2021 Troy Sharpe

    Monday 11th January, 2021

     

    KS2 Remote Learning Expectations

     

    Dear Parents and Carers,

     

    At the end of last week, the government changed its guidance on KS2’s remote learning expectations.  From today, KS2 children will now receive 4 hours of online provision to complete each day (KS1 children will continue to have 3 hours of provision.)

     

    If you are finding it difficult to complete any of the work set, please speak to a member of staff.  All children will receive at least one weekly phone call from school to support home learning. Alternatively, you may request a phone call via email, Class Dojo or Purple Mash and we will endeavor to get back to you as soon as possible.

     

    Yours sincerely,

    Mr T Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • Remote Learning Expectations

    Tue 05 Jan 2021 Troy Sharpe

    Monday 4th January, 2021

     

    Remote Learning Expectations

     

    Dear Parents and Carers,

     

    As you are aware, the start of term tomorrow will not look quite as we had planned before breaking up for the Christmas holidays! The vast majority of our children will now be at home, completing their learning remotely via PurpleMash.

     

    Unlike the previous lockdown, the government has increased its expectation on remote learning and now all children are expected to access/complete 3 hours of high quality, teaching and learning daily.  The SASF staff have been working hard to ensure that your child’s lessons are ready for tomorrow and will support them to continue their learning journey.

     

    At SASF, we always remind ourselves that children only get one chance at an education, therefore we do everything in our power to ensure every child has the best opportunities to learn and make progress – but we can’t do it without your support whilst in lockdown.  We are expecting 100% of our pupils to complete the daily work set for them and will be contacting you if this is not happening to find out how we can assist you in your child’s learning.

     

    We fully understand that completing remote learning with your child is not always the easiest of tasks, and therefore we have put together some advice to support you. We will also be in regular telephone contact to help however we can. The children are not on holiday from their education as of tomorrow, they are ‘back at school’, albeit from home.

     

     

    Please ensure you are establishing the following to support your child:

    • Provide children with a suitable learning environment (e.g. not in front of the TV).
    • Contact the school if your child is experiencing issues with their work – we will endeavor to get a member of staff to contact you ASAP.
    • Structure and routines are key – you must establish a timetable for your child’s working day.  This becomes even more important if you have numerous children at the school and have only one devise for them to work from (please see example on next page). Please try to keep children’s timetables as consistent as possible – but we understand that these are difficult times.

    Example timetable:

     

    One child:

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    9-10am

     

    English

    English

    English

    English

    English

    10-11am

     

    Maths

     

    Maths

     

    Maths

    11-12pm

     

     

    Maths

     

    Maths

     

    12-1pm

     

    L

    U

    N

    C

    H

    1-2pm

     

    PBL

    RE

    Science

    PSHE

    PBL

    2-3pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3-4pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Two children, one device:

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    9-10am

     

    Child A

    English

    Child A

    English

    Child A

    English

    Child A

    English

    Child A

    English

    10-11am

     

    Child B

    English

    Child B

    English

    Child B

    English

    Child B

    English

    Child B

    English

    11-12pm

     

    Child A

    Maths

    Child A

    Maths

    Child A

    Maths

    Child A

    Maths

    Child A

    Maths

    12-1pm

     

    L

    U

    N

    C

    H

    1-2pm

     

    Child B

    Maths

     

    Child B

    Maths

     

    Child B

    Maths

     

    Child B

    Maths

     

    Child B

    Maths

     

    2-3pm

     

    Child A

    PBL

    Child A

    RE

    Child A

    PBL

    Child A

    Science

    Child A

    PSHE

    3-4pm

     

    Child B

    PBL

    Child B

    PHSE

    Child B

    RE

    Child B

    PBL

    Child B

    Science

    * Each week a task/activities timetable will be completed by the class teacher and uploaded to PurpleMash and the school website (this will inform you which afternoon subject you are doing each day).

     

    Please contact the school is you are experiencing any technical issues, which are preventing your child from completing their work online, as we should be able to support you to overcome these.  Equally, normal absence reporting procedures are in place – there will be a member of the administration team in school every day to take your phone calls.

     

    One again, we would like to thank you for your support and reiterate the importance of children continuing their education whilst remote learning.  Remember, whilst their education is vitally important, so too is childrens’ well-being and mental health.  Please ensure you are planning in rest/play times for them and ensure that they are safe whilst using the internet during their leisure time.

     

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

     
       
     

     

    Mr Sharpe

    Headteacher

  • Critical Workers’ and Vulnerable Children’s Hub Provision

    Tue 05 Jan 2021 Troy Sharpe

    Monday 4th January, 2021

     

     

    Critical Workers’ and Vulnerable Children’s Hub Provision

     

    Dear Parents and Carers,

     

    As you have stated that your child/ren required a place in the school’s hub provision, I am writing to inform you of the logistics.

     

    The school gates will open between 9.00am for children to enter, like before they will immediately wash their hands and you will be required to wear a mask whilst in the school grounds.

     

    The school kitchen will be open and providing hot meals for both pupils and staff.  Again we must enforce that children are not to bring in their own food as we are trying to limited possible cross-contamination from home and school.  KS2 parents, you will be expected to pay for these meals (unless entitles to benefits related free school meals).

     

    The school day will end at 3:30pm – we ask that you are on time to collect your child/ren and inform the school office if someone else will be collecting them,

     

    Whilst in the hub, your child will complete the remote learning set for them by their class teacher.  In the afternoons, we will broaden their curriculum and plan additional exciting foundation subject activities such as: art, PE, music etc.

     

    Thank you for your part in supporting the fight against COVID-19,

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

     
       
     

    Mr Sharpe

    Headteacher

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