Important Changes to the End of Day Routine for Foundation Stage and KS1 Children
ECAs are now well underway and the children are getting used to the end of day routines. Most children are being collected on time at the end of the day, but we know there will be occasions, when parents are delayed.
If you know that you will be a few minutes late, please let the office know. This way we can explain to your child and avoid any upset or uncertainty.
*Remember that teachers may not check their email late in the afternoon as they are busy with the children so please contact the office with important last-minute information.
Late Pick-up of Foundation Stage and KS1 Children in T Block Canteen
If your child is in KG, Reception, Y1 or Y2 and you are a few minutes late in collecting them, please pick them up from the T Block Canteen and not from the School Office. They will be waiting for you there, supervised by a TA.
**If a High School brother or sister comes to collect them please let them know where to find their younger siblings.
We are currently in discussion with Samitivej Children’s Hospital regarding the provision of a vaccination service to help protect our community during flu season. The planned date for this is Friday 17th November, with shots being administered after 1pm and children returning home following the vaccination.
The hospital will be using a 4-strain vaccination. Please note the following in regards to the vaccinations:
Children 6 months to 3 years require 2 shots, around one month apart.
Children 3-9 years old receiving the flu vaccine for the first time require 2 shots, around one month apart. These second doses will be administered in school if we reach the minimum number required by the hospital. This dose will be shortly after the Christmas Break.
Those who are allergic to eggs should not receive the vaccine
This year is reported to be a bad year for Influenza, and already in school we have seen a number of confirmed cases.
If you would like to take this opportunity to protect your family, please register your interest by completing this Google form: https://goo.gl/NW7su1
A Focus on Reception
This Academic Year we were pleased to be able to move Reception back into the G Block where they rejoin the Early Years children and become Foundation Stage once again.
This has given the teachers more flexibility in which spaces they use and when, and more opportunities for the children to direct their own learning. Teachers are working very hard to follow the interests of the children rather than plan too much in advance.
Teachers and TAs interact with the children to build on what the child is already doing, identify the child’s interests and know when and how to intervene to help move the child’s learning on.
Children and staff seem to be really enjoying the slightly different way of working.