Skip to content ↓

Letters Home / Latest News

Please use this page to read copies of letters that are sent home over the year, just click on the links below to open the letter you want to read.

Annual Flu Vaccination:

Your child’s annual flu vaccination is now due. The NHS Essex Immunisation Team are introducing electronic consent forms this year to make it more convenient for parents to consent for their child’s vaccine.

Please click here to read a  letter containing the secure link to complete your child’s form. The letter also includes the link to additional information about the vaccine.

This online form can also be found by clicking here 

The school code is:  144878 

Please insert this code into the required field to correctly identify your child’s school.

If you would prefer to complete a paper form please contact The Essex Immunisation Team on 01702 482830

 

Friday 18th September 2020 

Please click on the documents at the bottom of the page to read todays School Newsletter. 

On the second page there is also information to support you in knowing if your child may need a Covid test in a

Cold / Flu / Covid symptoms table 

 

Friday 11th September 2020 

Please click on the documents at the bottom of the page to read todays School Newsletter. 

On the second page there is also updated information on end of day procedures for parents and children

 

Friday 4th September 2020 

Dear Parents/ Carers,

As the start of the school year draws close, we wanted to let you know that we are all looking forward to seeing all the children and welcoming everybody back to school next week.

Staff have been busy over the Summer Holidays preparing for children to return and the school may look and feel different. We are establishing new procedures and school rules to help everybody feel safe and be protected ready for all to return on Monday 7th September.

There are many changes in line with Government and DfE guidance, so please read through the whole of the attached guidance carefully which, along with the School Risk Assessment (available on our website) provide important information about returning to school.

We will share and guide children through the new expectations in as child friendly way as possible within their classes in an age appropriate way. We want children to enjoy their return to school, ensuring that they continue to feel safe, secure and cared for whilst with us each day.

We understand that returning to school will be an exciting prospect for many but also that some may be reluctant or anxious. Please spend some time explaining the information in the Parent Guide and from the messages sent out on the App and Facebook page throughout this week in the most appropriate way for your child. We will, where possible be following the 2m social distancing rule - some children are unlikely to understand what 2 metres looks like so it would be useful to show them this at home. You can also help by teaching them how to wash their hands thoroughly.

Parents are also encouraged to visit the Government website to help them plan for their children’s return to school. This includes the latest update to ‘what parents need to know’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

©ELSA support have produced an excellent ‘Back to school after coronavirus story’ which

you can access here: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/back-to-school-after-coronavirus-story/

We also recommend watching the following video with your child, younger children.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY

We hope that these measures will prove temporary and we shall of course keep you informed of any change in guidance and practice. If you have any questions or queries, please email the school office email address office@richmond-pri.southend.sch.uk.

We would like to reassure you that we will continue to make the school as safe as it can be and look forward to seeing all of the children on Monday 7th September.

Thank you in advance as we work together to keep your children and the school staff as safe as possible so that we can all return to what we enjoy most, supporting your children in achieving and learning together.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Moneypenny

On Site Lead

For the full letter and Parent guide, please scroll to the attachment at the bottom of the page 

Other letters regarding COVID-19 are available on the Coronavirus update pages  

New School Year Information: 

To help prepare pupils for the new academic year, transition packs have been made available to all pupils. 

The packs included a letter regarding the new term - which can be read here

Teachers working in each year group can be found on the 'Our Staff' page of this site

The packs also contained a summary information sheet / FAQ's about the autumn return which can be read below:

Enterprise week 2020:

We raised over £400 for school playground equipment through the children's creativity! 
This year’s Enterprise week was a big success! It was great to see more and more adverts going up around the school as the week went on and then the Enterprise Market on Friday afternoon, full of fantastic healthy products and enthusiastic sales people! Thank you to all our parents and carers who came along or gave their children money to spend.

We had dream catchers, key rings with inspirational phrases, smoothies, healthy popcorn, skittles and hoopla games, book marks, bracelets and lots more. There was even a basketball competition during Friday lunchtime which proved very popular.

After deducting the £5 seed money from each group and also the £7 floats (provided by our wonderful PTA), here are the total profit for each year group.

Year 6: £83.15 

Year 5: £121.86

Year Four: £62.30

Year Three: £105.56

Year Two: £19.30  

Year One: £27.40

This means that this year we made a total profit of £422.57!

 

Thank you for all those that supported the dress bright day for Lily.

We have raised £370 for #onepoundwarriors 

Coronavirus: 

If you, or any member of your household has a high temperature or a new cough, then all in the household should self isolate for 14 days. Please do not come to school. You only need to call school on hte first day of absence to notify of isolation.

If you have any concerns about  the Coronavirus in you or your child, please call 111.

The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with this virus. You can help too.

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

In addition to handwashing before eating and after sneezing, you should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.

Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • If you have arrived back from China within 14 days follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

For further information, please visit:

gov.uk/coronavirus