King Richard III Infant and Nursery School

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Attendance in KS1 is now at 94.6%! Please keep working with us to raise this even more - every day in school adds to your child's learning and understanding!

Newsletter for January 4th 2023

Newsletter for King Richard III Infant and Nursery School - Wednesday 4th January 2023


Dear parents, carers, families and friends,


First of all: Happy 2023 to everyone!! Here's hoping that you all had a fantastic break over Christmas and the New Year. Everyone looked very happy to be coming back into school this morning 


We're starting the new year/term with warm welcomes to new members of the team

  • Mrs Turner has joined us in Daisy class - she'll be teaching on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We're delighted that you've joined us, Mrs Turner!
  • Mrs Plant is working with the team in Blossom class, after Mrs Kinsella had a really nasty injury to her ankle last month - get well soon, Mrs Kinsella, and thank you so much, Mrs Plant!
  • Mrs Lord is teaching in Poppy class on Fridays now - not a new addition to the whole school team, of course, but a bit of a Reception change around that everyone is enjoying. Thank you, Mrs Lord!


You'll have seen lots of health information in the news and online, I'm sure, about the different bugs affecting schools at the moment. I hope you all stayed healthy and well during the break, but I also know how many members of staff were poorly once term finished. Lots of our families were dealing with chicken pox last month, as well as fevers, sore throats and coughs. You’ll have seen that there continues to be concern about the high levels of flu, Strep A and Covid, and the impact this is having on hospitals.  General advice continues that children (and staff) who are unwell should avoid spreading infection and attending school until they are recovered.  


I know this advice sits awkwardly alongside our firm guidance about attendance, and we understand that there are often very difficult decisions to be made about your child's health and whether or not they are well enough to be in school. If you're not sure and would find it helpful to talk things through, please call us at school and we'll do our best to help. 


Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund (click on the link for information) aims to help households in most need with food or energy bill vouchers or even essential kitchen equipment in certain circumstances. It's on a first come, first served basis, so you'll need to be quick to apply. Sheereen is our Family Support Worker - she's always on the school gate in the mornings and would be happy to help with this (or any other concerns), if you'd find it useful. 


After School Activities and Clubs

There are two letters coming home with the children this afternoon - one for the Aftercare activities, the other for sports clubs running after school. Again, these are on a first come, first served basis, so please try to return them as soon as you can if you'd like a place for your child 


As always, if we can help in any way, or if you have questions, comments or concerns, please get in touch or chat with us at the playground gates. 


Ms Harrison and the KRIII team