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Welcome to Five Elms Primary School Website. For the remainder of this summer term, we will not be admitting any more children after the 10th July. If your child is in YN, YR, Y1 or Y6 and you wish your child to return to school before the summer, it must be before this date.

At the heart of our ethos is CREAM: Can do, Resilience, Expectations, Aspiration and Motivation. Our rules are based upon these concepts and we ensure that children understand their rights and responsibilities.

Dear Parents/ Carers,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Please find attached the calendar dates for next year. The summer term finishes on Thursday 23rd July and will be a half day. Therefore all children in school will need to be collected by 1.15pm.The Autumn term begins on 7th September 2020.

At the moment we are awaiting guidance from the DfE regarding opening to all pupils in September and once that is released in early July we will be able to plan and let you know further information about classes and other arrangements we are required to have in place. We will release this information before the end of term.

All arrangements may be subject to change, in accordance with any government requirements, if the situation with Covid 19 changes significantly over the summer. Please ensure your contact details are completely up to date and if you do not already have the free PING app on your phone, it would be useful for you to download it for school information during the holidays.

The government has agreed to provide Free School Meal vouchers for the summer holidays to all those children with a benefit entitlement. We expect to hear about the arrangements for distributing these shortly and will be in touch with individual families as soon as we know any more information. Any outstanding ParentPay refunds will be issued in the next couple of weeks.

The Y5 trip to Stubbers has been rearranged for next year and is booked for Tuesday 30th March 2021 in the hope that children will be able to go in Y6. We will consult regarding a residential stay for Y6 in the summer term 2021 when we return in September to see whether it is feasible to organise one.

The Magic Breakfast programme which supplies us with bagels was due to finish in July this year. However they have contacted us to say they will continue to work with us for an additional term and therefore breakfast will continue to be provided free of charge to all pupils until December 2020. We are looking at how we might continue to provide breakfast for everyone from January at a very minimal cost.

It has been lovely to see children returning to school this half term and we are looking forward to seeing many more in September. For the remainder of this summer term, we will not be admitting any more children after the 10th July. If your child is in YN, YR, Y1 or Y6 and you wish your child to return to school before the summer, it must be before this date. This also applies to key worker children as the key worker provision will close for the summer holidays.

My thanks for all your support over what has been a very challenging and difficult period. We can hope that September will be a return to something more like normality.

Wishing you all the best,

Yours sincerely,



Mrs. B. Turner

Head Teacher

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  • Home_learning
    9 June 2020
    Dear Parents/carers, In this week's Tuesday Tip, Parent Zone's senior trainer Tim Malster tells you everything you need to know about video chatting apps such as Zoom and Skype and how you can help children and young people have safer, more enjoyable experiences when using them. You can view the video by using the link below. https://parentzone.org.uk/xmRGFMkMAaXA4E7Kr?utm_source=Parent+Zone+Newsletter&utm_campaign=5aa5c46db1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_09_10_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1ee27d9000-5aa5c46db1-178753757 Best wishes.
  • School_meals
    21 May 2020
    New School Meal Payment System
    Dear Parent/Carer School grid, our new meal payment system will automatically send out an email with details on how to set up a meal account and password. This email is only valid for 24hrs and the link within the email to allow the parent to set a password can only be used once. Please look out for the email tonight / tomorrow (and to check your junk folder if you have not received it). Once you are set up you will be able to pre-order your child's dinner from their account. This must be done by parents before 8.55 am for your order to be processed on that day. Normally meals can be ordered 4 weeks in advance however I believe this may have been stopped due to the uncertainty of numbers and menu. We will clarify the situation in due course. I've attached the new menu, as you can see from the Dolce procedures this is designed to be given to children as a grab bag. If you have not provided the school your email address but are planning to send your child to school in June, then please contact the school office. Any parents without an email address will need to be added manually by the office. R. Helim School Business Manager Five Elms Primary School
  • Newsletter
    13 May 2020
    Return to school
    Dear Parents and Carers Following the announcement by the Government on Sunday and the subsequent guidance published on Monday, I am writing to let you know that the school is looking at how arrangements for opening up the school in a phased manner might work from June 1st. The Government has said they would like children in Y6, Y1, YR and YN to begin to return from June 1st. Their ambition is that all other year groups would return a month before the end of term. The Government have not yet confirmed that this reopening will definitely proceed – it will depend on whether data indicates it is safe enough for schools to return nearer the time. I’m sure you understand that there are many considerations to take into account. The Local Authority is supporting all Barking and Dagenham schools to make appropriate arrangements which are as safe as possible for children, parents and staff. These arrangements are being discussed, risk assessments carried out and recommendations will be made. I will write to you as soon as possible with our proposed procedures for a school reopening. The care provision for key workers and vulnerable children will continue as normal for the moment and into any initial period of reopening. It has been a long time without all the children in our school and we are very keen to welcome them back. But we understand that some parents will be very concerned about sending their children back to school in the current climate. The government have indicated that there will be no attendance procedures at this time, therefore the school will not be issuing any kind of penalty for non-attendance, but we are also happy to discuss concerns and try to answer any questions as best we can, if it helps you to make a decision. The guidance says that children will need to be in smaller groups with a designated adult(s) and in a designated room in order to achieve any realistic social distancing, so numbers are useful to us in order to plan how this might work. There are many logistical issues, the number of rooms available, staffing levels etc. If your child is in one of the nominated year groups, it would help us greatly if you could let us know (email, phone call to the office) whether you are intending your child to attend. The guidance states for Special Groups that: Extremely Clinically Vulnerable Children and Young people are not expected to be in school and should continue to be supported at home. Pupils living with a vulnerable person, including those who are pregnant, can attend school. It has been a very difficult time for everyone and the school greatly appreciates how supportive our parents have been in the last two months. We hope you are keeping well and safe, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back. Yours sincerely Mrs B. A. Turner
  • General
    11 May 2020
    Community Competitions
    Good Afternoon, I hope this email finds you well. I work at Valence House Museum and at the moment we are running a series of “Community Competitions” aimed at getting kids and adults to be creative during lockdown. Our current competition is called “Our Picture Dreams” and we are asking participants to create a pictures of what they are dreaming about seeing/doing when lockdown is over. We will be using the entries to create a special museum display once we re-open and winners will also receive Amazon vouchers. The deadline for this competition is this Friday 15th May and the full details can be found on our website: http://valencehousecollections.co.uk/competition-corner/community-competition-our-picture-dreams/ We are especially keen to get lots of entries from local children. Please let me know if you have any questions/need any more info. stacey.hickling@lbbd.gov.uk Many thanks, Stacey
  • General
    29 April 2020
    Federation of Small Businesses
    Dear Parents/carers, Federation of Small Businesses – information for parents who are running small businesses or self-employed. Schools are being asked to help publicise this information to parents from the Federation of Small Businesses to support any who own a small business to access help in the current circumstances. FSB Coronavirus Covid-19 Hub (updated daily) https://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html Follow FSB on social media: Twitter: @FSB_Policy and @FSBGtrLondon Facebook: Federation of Small Businesses Instagram: fsb_uk LinkedIn: Federation of Small Businesses FSB Covid-19 Support (Facebook Private Group) All self-employed and small businesses can request to join this Facebook private group (you don’t need to be a member of FSB to join) FSB London Virtual Business Networking Events https://www.fsb.org.uk/event-calendar.html Link to FSB membership details https://www.fsb.org.uk/join-us/membership.html Best wishes
  • Medical
    21 April 2020
    Health Information
    Dear parents/carers There is some concern about parents’ reluctance to take children to hospital if they are ill in the current circumstances. Please see below links to a poster and video with information for parents if their child becomes unwell. https://www.escb.co.uk/media/2222/covid19_advice_for_parents_when_child_unwell_or_injured_poster.pdf with advice for parents when a child is unwell/injured has been approved by NHS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Mgm1cmptw&feature=youtu.be produced locally by two clinicians (and approved by NHSE/I) informs parents of the services available and when to seek help. Best wishes
  • Home_learning
    20 April 2020
    Welcome Back
    Dear parents/carers, I hope you all had a restful Easter break and welcome to our very first remote summer term! We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time. It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time, so it’s ok if you and your child feel wobbly and worried at the moment. We’re here for you every step of the way as we figure this all out together. Remember, if you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by calling the school office on 0208 270 4909. We miss the children very much, but we must follow the government’s guidance to keep everyone in our community safe. We’re carrying on with Google Classroom (Years 1-6) or DB Primary and Education City (Early Years) and the usual school provision for vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers. But just because we’re not all in the same building, doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun together! Your children will have lots of activities they can get stuck into over the summer term – so keep a close eye on the school website and the Google Classroom streams for updates. We also love seeing the children’s fantastic learning at home – please keep sending their work in (e.g. by post, taking a picture and sending via Google Classroom or DB Primary learning platform). We can’t say yet when we’ll be able to open the school fully, but rest assured that we’ll continue doing our utmost to keep your child learning and our school community connected. Let’s get cracking with our summer term! Warm regards,
  • Event
    3 April 2020
    Parent GYM
    Dear Parents, You may have attended one of the Parent Gym programmes that we previously hosted. Although face-to-face programmes are not currently possible, Parent Gym are providing online support for all parents. You are invited to join the Parent Gym: parenting through uncertainty Facebook group, to share stories, thoughts, tips and ideas on how we are managing to adjust to this challenging period in our lives. You are very welcome to join the group whether or not you have attended a Parent Gym programme in the past. This invitation also extends to parents outside our school, so if you would like to share with friends please do; we’re all there to support each other. Click the link to join Parent Gym: Parenting through Uncertainty https://bit.ly/3bCij7D The Parent Gym programme is also being translated into a digital offer that will be made freely available, to help parents with tips and strategies for the new situation that we are all facing. More details will be shared soon. Best wishes
  • Newsletter
    3 April 2020
    Purple Mash Parents Newsletter
    Parents, you're amazing As we come to the end of the second week of home/remote learning, we want to again say thank you. This week, Purple Mash have rolled out several new features across Purple Mash, including updates to 2Blog and display boards to thank our key workers. We will continue to send our weekly activities and resources email over the Easter break for schools that remain open for pupils of key workers. For our parents, we know that these have been very challenging times. In order to help you out with ideas to keep your children entertained over Easter, we have put together a parent newsletter filled with activities and resources. See attachment. Purple Mash development team has been busy responding to requests from schools to help them with home learning and so we have updated features for 2Email and 2Blog which include: Pupils can now attach documents from their computer on 2Email. Both pupils and teachers will now be alerted when updates are made on 2Blog. You can now attach more media files to 2Blog. Read our blog for more information here https://2simple.com/blog/new-updates-2blog-and-2email/?utm_campaign=11448859_Purple%20Mash%20-%20Week%203%20-%20Weekly%20Activities&utm_medium=dotdigital&utm_source=2Simple%20Software&utm_Link_Name=2Blog&dm_i=R2J,6TDZV,IDO0YX,RANVW,1 Purple Mash have prepared a set of daily activities for children when learning from home. Next week aged 5 – 7 will be reading a story called Max and the Pirates of Puddleton Bay’. As well as completing some activities based around the story the children will complete a range of activities linked to Spring and visiting the doctors. Aged 7 – 9 will continue reading their novel and then have some work to do including work on blogs and animation. Finally, aged 9 – 11 will read their novel and complete the exercises based upon what they have read. They will then complete a range of activities about an alien invasion of Earth. Don't forget to check out our Fun Friday Activity each week. Purple Mash have set up a Parent blog both will provide top tips, advice and ideas for using Purple Mash wih your children remotely. The blogs have been created within 2Blog and the team will also be responding to questions and offering support. https://www.purplemash.com/blog?sharedLinkMode=1&utm_campaign=11448859_Purple%20Mash%20-%20Week%203%20-%20Weekly%20Activities&utm_medium=dotdigital&utm_source=2Simple%20Software&utm_Link_Name=Parent%20Blog&dm_i=R2J,6TDZV,IDO0YX,RANVV,1#/app/blog/5e7b80b75c4625596f591d4e/ Good Luck Purple Mash Team.
  • General
    1 April 2020
    Dear parents and carers, SchoolPing will be implementing a forced log out to all SchoolPing app users on April 22nd 2020 in order to apply improvements and updates to the app. On this date, users who have an old version of SchoolPing will be logged out of the app and you will need to upgrade to the latest version to log in again. Before this date please ensure that you have verified your email address so that if you need to reset your SchoolPing password, you will be able to do so. To check your email address is correctly verified, please enter the SchoolPing app, open the side menu and click 'settings'. Then click 'my account' and check that the email address in this area is verified. If it is not, a 'resend verification email' option will appear. Once the verification email has been sent, please find it in your email inbox (please also check your junk folder) and then click the link in the email to verify your email address. Please also note that Android devices running versions of Android older than version 6 will no longer be able to use the SchoolPing app because Google no longer support the updates. If this applies to you, please use the web version of SchoolPing to receive your messages. Kind regards, The School Office Team Questions? If you have any questions or need further support, please do not hesitate to contact us: E: support@neweraed.co.uk T: 01273 201700 The New Era Support Team
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