Latest School News and Guidance

On this page, we aim to provide you with the latest school news, along with guidance concerning our response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please check this page regularly to ensure that you are familiar with any changes that have been made in our continuing efforts to keep everyone safe.

Please visit the Class Pages for information specific to your child's class, including start and finish times and correct entrances.

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Wednesday 22nd September

Letter to Parents from the Chair of Governors

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Monday 20th September

Limelight@Liverpool Drama Academy

We are delighted to offer an after school drama class for pupils in Years 5 by ‘Limelight @ Liverpool’ drama academy. Please download the PDF letter for further information.

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Thursday 16th September

COVID Updates:
Information for Parents, Carers and Pupils in Year 6

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OFSTED Report

Following our Section 8 OfSTED inspection on the 7th and 8th July, we have now received the final version of their letter.  It will be available on the OfSTED website from the 23rd September but we are allowed to publish it on our website and share it with our whole school community.

As a school, both staff and governors feel very proud of the many positive comments – especially as the visit came during the pandemic.  Some of the highlights are:

“Pupils work hard to live out their school values.”   “Pupils are proud of their school.”

“Pupils take pride in their work and achieve well.”  

“Pupils feel listened to.  They trust the adults in school…”

“All staff foster a love of reading in the pupils.”   “Pupils behave well in lessons.”

Of course, we have already begun to implement their recommendations, whilst continuing to build on the strengths identified.

Thank you to everyone who played a part in helping the inspection team to gain an insight into our school and thank you, as always, for your continued support.

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Wednesday 15th September

Active Sport After-School Clubs

This year we are delighted to be working with ‘Active Sport’ to provide a weekly after school club for every year group. The club on offer will vary each half-term. This half-term's course is 'Multi Sports'.

You have hopefully received a text message with a direct link to the booking site. Active Sport will allocate places on a first come first served basis.

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Monday 13th September

Walk/Run/Cycle/Play @ Rimrose Valley

Rimrose Valley Friends have invited Forefield families to a FREE health and wellbeing activity.

WALK/RUN/CYCLE/PLAY encourages people to get active on a Sunday morning between 10am and midday.  It is being delivered by HYPE Merseyside; a community interest company based on the Wirral.  Rimrose Valley Friends secured funding for HYPE (Helping Young People Everywhere) to deliver this programme of events via Sport England's tackling inequalities fund, managed by our local branch of the Canal & River Trust.

The activity is open to all and participants can choose to walk, run or cycle a defined route around Rimrose Valley... or take part in football training at Liverpool County FA's Sefton site on Drummond Road (formerly Play Football) which is also the base for the events.

The activity is completely FREE to all participants.

There are 3 sessions taking place on the following dates between 10:00am and midday:

  • Sunday 19th September
  • Sunday 26th September
  • Sunday 3rd October

Registration is essential and can be done via this Eventbrite link.

For further information about this event is available on the Walk/Run/Cycle/Play website. A PDF leaflet is also available to download.

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Thursday 9th September

School Lunches

Although we do not yet have access to the dining hall, this term, our pupils have been enjoying lunches together as a year group in either the school hall or dance studio.

Here are the current options available for lunches provided by school.

Available Daily Specials
Sandwich
Ham, Cheese or Tuna
Monday
Curry and Rice
Wrap or Baguette
Hot & Spicy Chicken, Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Pepperoni
(Salad and Sauce optional)
Wednesday
Sausage Roll and Wedges
Jacket Potato
Cheese, Beans or Tuna
Friday
Fish and Chips
Tuna Pasta
All lunches are provided with either orange or apple juice, and a biscuit.

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Tuesday 7th September

Important Advice from Public Health England

Following a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school setting, we have been asked to share this important advice from Public Health England.

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Coming Back to School

We have also been asked to share information from Sefton Council and the Government about the changes to COVID-19 restrictions in schools from September 2021.

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Friday 3rd September

Welcome Back

A very warm welcome to everyone (and all our new children and parents) at the start of the 2021-22 academic year. It has been lovely to see such excited, enthusiastic children starting back in their new uniforms and shiny shoes! A two-day week has helped to ease everyone back into the swing of things, but it may take a little longer to get used to new routines.

Although the latest government guidance has removed previous restrictions, I hope you will be reassured to know that we have put the following procedures in place:

  • We will continue to place great importance on handwashing and the use of sanitiser throughout the day.
  • All classrooms and corridors have good ventilation.
  • Additional cleaning routines remain in place.
  • Children will be encouraged to use the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ strategy when using tissues.
  • Any adult or child displaying symptoms of Coronavirus will not be allowed into school and parents will be asked to collect children who develop symptoms during the school day.
  • Rotas and timetables have been carefully designed to ensure that only one year group is using the playground or lunch hall at any time.

Following the removal of staggered start/finish times it would be much appreciated if you could help us by:

  • Making full use of our extensive playground to wait – rather than congregating in one area.
  • In the mornings, doors open at 8:45 to allow children to enter in time for registration at 8:55. This 10 minute window should allow a flow rather than a surge! Staff are on each door to welcome children in.
  • At home time, please limit the number of people collecting each child. Waiting behind the line of cones will make it easier for children to identify who is picking them up. Older pupils may make arrangements to meet a parent in the red or blue zone. Children know not to leave the school site if they can’t see an adult and to return to a member of staff.
  • Please comply with our request to not bring dogs onto the playground.

It will be busy – especially at the start of the year when we are establishing new systems but we will monitor and make further changes if necessary.

Thank you, in anticipation of your support.

Plans for September 2021 (Updated) - Download PDF