Global Goal 4 – Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Dear Parents and Carers,
It's hard to believe that we only have three weeks left till the end of term. The staff and pupils continue to work really hard in school to ensure progress and below you will find examples of some amazing poetry that was written by our Year 5 pupils' based on last week's learning centred around Anti-bullying Week.
We are also planning end of term events that will make this Christmas more exciting in school than we could last year. But, we are mindful that the circumstances may change. So before we announce events, we will review our risk assessment and let you know. This also applies for handing out Christmas cards and presents.
A reminder that we will be having our Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 8th December 2021. Please make sure you book in advance via Parent Pay to avoid disappointment.
I would like to remind you that the weather has changed, it is getting colder. Please make sure that your children come into school with a coat that has a hood and all their clothing is labelled with their name and class. Do remember that we have a uniform policy and all pupils MUST wear the correct uniform outlined below.
I would like to thank you all for you kind generosity and words that you were able to share with us over the last few weeks.
We managed to raise a staggering £777.75 for the Poppy Appeal and £548.58 for Children in Need. All of your kindness and generosity will go to help many people who need the support and reminds us of how lucky we are to have a community that demonstrates our value of being 'Stronger Together'.
As part of our 'Stronger Together' commitment, please can you be mindful of your language that you are using in front of children and how you enter and exit the school. To avoid queueing up, please ensure that you arrive on time and wait until staff let you know that you can come in.
If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to any member of staff on duty.
We hope you have a restful weekend and look forward to another exciting week of learning.
Mrs P Aggarwall
Kindness Poems by Year 5
'Be kind everyday
Be careful in what you say
Set your kind words free
Bullying is not meant to be
Just say one kind one
Sing your kind words out, like a bird
Friendship is what you will find
Always choose kind'
'One Kind word
You should be heard
You can reach the sky
And you don't need no-one to help you fly
Like a light
One kind word is all you need
It's a simple deed'
Well done to all of Year 5 for producing some amazing poetry!
School attendance is mandatory for all pupils.
If your child is ill, please notify the school office on 0208 427 0903.
If you or your child develop any signs of a continuous cough, high temperature and loss of taste or smell, book a PCR test immediately and let the school know as soon as you have been given the results - DO not send your child to school.
All pupils must in school and collected at their designated time:
It is important that your child starts school with their peers as this will help them to get ready for the amazing learning planned. It is your responsibility to ensure that your child is in school at their designated times. Repeated lateness means that your child is losing out on valuable learning, therefore the school’s safeguarding procedures will be followed and referrals will be made to external agencies where necessary.
Pupils who are not collected at the designated times at the end of the day will be escorted to the afterschool club (ACE) which will result in a charge for this service for parents.
Online Learning Expectations and Support
We continue to set online weekly home learning online via 'Microsoft My Teams'. Staff will review what has been completed and leave feedback on the pupil’s page.
We are digitising the way the school operates, this means you will have access to all of the pupils daily learning so that pupils can review what they have learnt during the school day at home.
Please focus on reading with your child every day for at least 20 minutes, help them to learn their times tables and spellings and talk to them about their learning in school.
If you need help or support with online home learning, Mr Baig, our Computing Technician will be available to support you every morning from 8.30am to 9am. You will need to complete the following form to let us know what you need help with:
As mentioned in the final letter before the summer break, we have decided to keep the rules on wearing PE kit on PE days and wearing trainers the same. However, please read the changes below very carefully as we want to maintain the high standards that Belmont has:
1. All children will be allowed to wear black shoes or black trainers. The black trainers must have no
White/coloured soles or laces. If there are logos, these must be black (see pictures below):
2. The PE kit worn into school must be as follows:
Black or white trainers with plain laces. (No brightly coloured trainers please)
Black/Grey PE shorts, jogging bottoms (when it gets colder) or skorts – with no logo.
Plain white T-shirt or polo shirt (with no logo)
Pupils wear their purple school sweatshirt.
Please note that children should not be wearing any branded clothing and must only wear what is stated above.
Children in Year 6 will be expected to wear a school tie that can be bought from Teeny Wear in Harrow Weald. They must come to school wearing it on the first day back.
Long hair must be tied up. Hair accessories are not allowed and hijabs worn must be white.
We will be monitoring pupils’ presentation and expect all children to be wearing the correct uniform from the first day of school.
Ordering Hot School Lunches
All hot lunch bookings must be made online.
Please order your child's hot meals for next week via the ParentPay website - www.parentpay.com. This is for ALL pupils including Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils.
All meals will need to be ordered in advance and the menu can be found on the website.
If you need any help, please contact the school office on 0208 427 0903.
Health & Safety and general reminders - 26/11/21
To ensure that we are following safeguarding measures, we ask you to continue to help us by:
Only ONE parent to drop off and collect pupils to the teachers at the allocated times. If you have children in other year groups, you will only be allowed in school at the correct times – Please note - No parents will be allowed to wait on the school site.
Ensuring that you spread out and maintain a safe social distance from others when waiting to come on site – Keep your distance.
Do not gather in groups outside of the school gates and leave site as soon as possible – Keep your distance.
Wear a face covering when dropping off and collecting pupils and do let us know if you are exempt.
Wash your hands regularly.
No parents may come into building without an appointment. All communication must be by email, website or telephone. We must maintain social distancing and strict timings
Home Rapid Testing For Families
COVID -19 infection rates remain high, particularly in Harrow and other parts of North West London. In order to keep schools safe and open the NHS is now rolling out rapid testing to all families with school age children. This is intended to pick up asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 so that outbreaks can be managed and contained quickly. If any member of your household normally leaves home to go to work, your family should be taking rapid (Lateral Flow) tests twice a week.
School staff are already doing rapid home testing so ensure any infection is picked up quickly. We will be sending out a separate letter from Harrow’s Public Health Team explaining where and how families can get tested, and this will include arrangements for attending local rapid Test Centres as well and how to order home test kits.
Safeguarding remains ‘EVERYONE’S BUSINESS AT BELMONT SCHOOL.’
Harrow Children Services’ Golden Number is available to everyone, and gives people one number to call for information or advice on services for children, young people and their families.
Golden Number: 020 8901 2690.
UNCRC Article 19
I have the right to be protected from being hurt or badly treated