Author: Mrs Bristowe

Christmas Care Packages

As you are aware, every Christmas we aim to support the local community in the form of care packages.

This festive season, we aim to bless residents of local care homes in and around Neath Port Talbot.  We would like to ensure each vulnerable resident can be bless with a care package, kindly donated by you and your family.  This year, the need to support those that are vulnerable is greater than ever before. So, each gift will be greatly appreciated.

A few suggestions to help you fill your care package:

  • Chocolates / biscuits / treats
  • Warm socks / bed slippers
  • Cosy blanket or water bottle
  • Lip balm and hand cream
  • Face cloth / soap
  • Note / card written from you

Please can you pack your care package and hand it into the school office by the first week of December so that they can be distributed in time for Christmas. 

 

Rights Respecting Schools

We are currently working really hard towards our Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award (RSSA).

Each class has a Children’s Rights representative who will attend meetings to learn about the Articles and to feed back information to their classes.  For more information on this and our other pupil voice groups, please visit our Pupil Voice page.

Please click on the following link to a parent’s guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC): https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/uncrc-guide-for-parents/

 

Rights Respecting Schools – Carrick Knowe Primary School

Harvest Food Bank Donations

In the lead up to our annual Harvest celebrations, we are collecting items that we can donate to our local food bank.  We are grateful for any donations you are able to make of the following:

Tinned food e.g.

  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Fish (all varieties)
  • Custard
  • Corned Beef

Dry items e.g.

  • Long-life milk
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Long-life juice
  • Squash
  • Biscuits

Toiletries e.g.

  • Sanitary towels
  • Roll-on deodorant
  • Soaps
  • Face cloths

These are just suggestions.  If you are able to donate other items, please feel free to do so to support this worthy cause.

Nasal Spray Vaccinations

Please see the information below regarding the nasal spray vaccinations.

These are due to take place on November 20th 2020.

The school nurses will be wearing scrubs and personal protective equipment (PPE) this year, such as a mask and face visor.  This is in line with national Covid-19 infection prevention guidance.

As the use of PPE may be off-putting for some children, please watch the three-minute video where the school nurse Sian Richards directly addresses pupils in simple terms.  She also demonstrates the nasal spray for those who haven’t had it before.

 

Link to video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uToIQn_wiBA

Patient Leaflet

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Foundation Phase – “Meet The Teacher” Information

In September, Foundation Phase teachers usually hold a meeting with parents informing them of important information for the year.  Due to current restrictions, we have been unable to do so.  The teachers have therefore put together a document containing all of the important information that would usually be covered.  This includes:

  • Staffing
  • School Day Timings
  • Twitter
  • Uniform & PE
  • Food
  • Dinner Money
  • Class Fund
  • Health
  • Home Learning

Please click on the following link to read this information: Welcome to Foundation Phase 2020

HWB Guide For Parents

As a result of the current situation, homework will now be paperless.  Every teacher will be uploading homework to “J2Homework” which is accessed via the HWB platform.

 

We appreciate that many parents, particularly those with children in the younger classes, will be unfamiliar with HWB.  We have therefore put together a parent’s guide to using HWB and accessing J2Homework.  We encourage everyone to familiarise themselves with this system as, should any form of school closure occur in the future, this is also how home learning tasks will be set.

 

In addition to J2Homework, there are also guides for parents on the use of JIT.  JIT is the main program used in the Foundation Phase (Nursery-Year 2).  We would encourage you to sit with your child and explore this system if you have not used it before.  There are many programs available including write, paint, turtle (coding) and graphing programs.

 

Every child has been allocated a HWB username and password.  If you have lost your child’s information, please contact your child’s class teacher.

 

Please click the link below for the parent guide:

HWB Guide For Parents

KS2 – “Meet The Teacher” Information

In September, KS2 teachers usually hold a meeting with parents informing them of important information for the year.  Due to current restrictions, we have been unable to do so.  The teachers have therefore put together a document containing all of the important information that would usually be covered.  This includes:

  • Staffing
  • Schoop
  • Twitter
  • PE
  • School Trips
  • Consent Forms
  • Music lessons
  • Reading (Bug Club)
  • B-Link Book
  • Spelling
  • Times Tables
  • Attendance
  • HWB
  • Homework
  • This term’s topic (Destination Diversity)
  • Contact Information

Please click on the following link to read this information: Meet The Teacher

Starting Full-Time School In September

The following documents and videos are applicable for all children who are starting full-time school in September 2020 (i.e. children in our Reception classes).

Documents

Ready For School Checklist

Booklet – Social Story

Hwb User Guide

 

Videos

Message from the Nursery Class (Miss Williams & Miss Jones)

 

 

Message From The Reception Class (Mrs Poley-Jones, Mrs Williams-Davies and Miss Hughes)

 

Message From Reception-Year 1 Class (Miss Kennedy and Mrs Wright)

Accessing HWB Emails

Every child in the school has their own HWB account with their individual username and password.  As part of their HWB account, each child has an email account using Microsoft Outlook.  This year, your child’s report will be emailed to their email account.  This is a quick guide on how to access Outlook via HWB.

 

Step 1 – Accessing HWB

  • Visit hwb.gov.wales
  • Click on “Log In” in the top right-hand corner

 

Step 2 – Logging In

  • When you click “Log In”, you will be asked to enter your child’s username.  This takes the form of their surname followed by their first initial and possibly a few numbers followed by “@hwbcymru.net”.  So, John Smith for example may have the username SmithJ512@hwbcymru.net
  • Then enter the password (please note that passwords are case sensitive)
  • Your child’s details should be written in their B-Link Book however if you or your child does not know their log in details, please contact the school.

 

 

Step 3 – Accessing Outlook

Once you have logged in, you will need to click on the “Outlook” button in order to access your child’s emails

 

Please could you acknowledge receipt of your child’s report by replying to the email.  You can also provide feedback on the report via the email response either to the class teacher or to the office @blaenbaglan.npt.school