RSE Consultation

Dear Parents and Carers,

Due to the Department for Education changes to the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum, we are undertaking a review our RSE curriculum and policy. This is so that we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and/or disabilities

The statutory information can be found at: Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them to take responsibility for their own well-being. RSE, along with Health Education, is statutory and forms part of the National Curriculum.

As a part of your child’s education, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.

Here’s how you can help:

We’re carrying out a RSE Parent Consultation Survey online, to gather parental thoughts about the changes to our RSE policy, which you can find on the school website.

To help to inform you about the curriculum requirements, we have attached the documents below which we would encourage you to read. This includes:

Here is the link to the form “RSE Parent Consultation”: https://forms.gle/h2vUjTTJUcPW2oHQ7

We will be starting our consultation on 21.05.21 and the consultation closes on 28.05. 21. Your views are important to us and we will respond to you with the outcome of this process later this term.

Once we have considered all feedback, the updated Relationship and Sex Education Policy will be uploaded on the school’s website which will also set out the school’s curriculum.

We hope you find this letter and the attached information useful. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Yours sincerely

Tess Coulthard

Executive Head Teacher, South Hams Federation

Return to School on 8th March

We are very much looking forward to welcoming all our pupils back next Monday, 8th March and returning to ‘face to face’ teaching and celebrating your children’s successes.

Please find further details on the Information Sheet.

Drop Off Times

8.50am – Class 4

8.55am – Class 3

9.00am – Class 2

9.05am – Class 1

Pick Up Times

3.05pm- Class 4

3.10pm – Class 3

3.15pm – Class 2

3.20pm – Class 1

Please note, if you have siblings in more than one class, please drop-off and pick-up both children at the earlier time slot

Children will be expected to wear full school uniform however, we do realise that some children may have grown out of their uniform over this lockdown so please let us know if this is the case so that we are aware

On the day your child has PE they should come to school dressed in their PE kit.

We have really missed everyone and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school.

Announcement

Following this evening’s announcement, we will be moving to online learning via Seesaw. The school will continue to be open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. Please phone school if you need to book a place for your child. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

Elephant Artwork

The children in Reception particularly enjoyed getting their hands messy this week and have produced some very realistic elephant artwork.

Open the Book

The very generous Open the Book group from the Congregational Church have donated a lovely book to the school.  It is full of gorgeous colour illustrations and contains Bible stories set in rhyme.  The group would usually come into school in December to perform a story which of course is impossible at the moment so it is very kind of them to think of an alternative way to help.

Netball

When it is cold and wet outside we have to play Netball in the hall!

Book Trust

All of the children in Class 1 were recently given a free book from the Book Trust. We hope this gift will spark the children’s imagination.

Bubble Bake Off

We were unable to hold our normal coffee morning. Instead, last Friday, we held a “Bubble Bake Off”. Every child had the opportunity to decorate a cupcake and then eat their handiwork!  As you can see from the photos, the results were extremely imaginative. The whole afternoons endeavour raised an incredible £92.70 which will be sent to this very worthwhile charity.

Back to School Autumn 2020

We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back on 7th September 2020 and we’re working hard to make the school a safe, enjoyable environment. We believe that returning to school is vital for all children for their education, mental health and wellbeing. We are currently implementing a system of controls outlined by the Department of Education to reduce the risk of transmission of the coronavirus so we can ensure a safe return to school for everyone.

Further details can be found via the letter sent to all Parents and Carers on 15th July along with the Information Sheet.

Drop Off Times

8.45am – Class 1

8.55am – Class 2

9.05am – Class 3

9.15am – Class 4

Pick Up Times

3.00pm- Class 1

3.10pm – Class 2

3.20pm – Class 3

3.30pm – Class 4

Please note, if you have siblings in more than one class, please drop-off and pick-up both children at the earlier time slot.

The children will need to wear school uniform. Uniforms do not need to be cleaned any more often than usual. On the day your child has PE they should come to school dressed in their PE kit. On the day your child has Forest School they should come to school dressed in their Forest School clothes, they will need to wear normal shoes and bring their waterproofs and wellington boots in a separate bag.

Children should only bring to school each day their Book Bag, Coat, Named water bottle and packed lunch if your child is having a packed lunch.  Years 3 – 6 will need a healthy mid-morning snack (fruit) for your child but Key Stage 1 are provided with a snack. All items will remain with the children in their classroom.

We have really missed everyone and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school.

Reopening of Loddiswell Primary School

We are currently working to ensure a safe, phased return to school for some of our year groups from 1st June 2020 subject to satisfactory risk assessment outcomes.

Foundation Stage and Year 1 From Monday 1st June

Year 6 From Wednesday 3rd June

School will not be open for children in Years 2 – 5 unless you are a key worker or have vulnerable children with an EHCP, your child may have been attending school for some time and they will be able to continue to do so as they do now.

We will be stringently following government advice regarding social distancing and hygiene rules. Further details can be found via the letter sent to all Parents and Carers on 20th May along with the Information Sheet.

Drop off Times

9.00am Key Worker Class

9.15am Year 6

9.30am Year 1

9.45am Foundation Stage

Pick up Times

2.45pm Foundation Stage

3.00pm Year 1

3.15pm Year 6

3.30pm Key Worker Class

Home learning for children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 6 who are unable to attend school will be accessible for children via the website following the broad themes teachers are using to teach the children in school. Home learning for children in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 will continue to be available via Seesaw or the home learning packs on the website.

Learning Resources for all years can be found by clicking the relevant link below

Foundation Stage
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Safeguarding and Children Protection advice can be found on our Safeguarding Page  and Internet advice on our Online Safety Page. Our revised Behaviour Policy for COVID-19 is also available.