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Tuesday 20th February 

A night at the movies

If your child has been involved in the dance project this year, then please be aware that the tickets for the dance shows are now available. You should have received an email yesterday. Around 130 pupils from Years 1-6 have been working with a choreographer to improve their dance skills and prepare for the upcoming shows. Please visit our Ticketsource page 

Clubs 

Clubs continue this half term and preparations are underway for the Summer programme which will be released before Easter. Please note that RAGLAN SPORTS CUP clubs on Mondays to Thursdays return to a 4.45pm finish time now the evenings are getting lighter. This applies to

Quiz night is back

Grab your tickets for a fun evening of quizzing! We've added a second Quiz Night to the calendar due to popular demand! 

If you have not been before, gather a team of up to 8 players. The quiz is a mixed selection of rounds from general knowledge to sport and music. 

Bring your own food and drink! 

There is also the chance for an instant cash prize playing the Red & Black elimination game. 

And as this is a fundraising evening there will be the usual raffle with a selection of prizes donated by generous local and national people and businesses. 

Tickets via Classlist and the RSA are £8 per person. 

The Hub

Pre-school activities start again with Messy Play and Stay and Play. There is a small charge of £3 per session. 

Booking is via Ticketsource on the links provided. 

Messy Play

Sessions for pre-school children and parents on Mondays 08:45 - 09:45 am

Stay and Play

Two sessions on for pre-school children on Fridays 08:45-10am 10:30-11:45am

Friday 9th February

Half-Term

We are closed next week for half-term. We reopen on Monday 19th February 

Nursery Applications 

A reminder to any parent/carer who is seeking a place in our Nursery for September 2024. Applications close on 15th February. You can apply via the Enfiled Council Website for admissions.  If you will have another child in the Infant or Junior school next September then your Nursery child will have a higher priority. Further details on admissions can be found on our website here

Enfield Wrap-Around Care Survey

There are some national changes to childcare and wrap-around care, so Enfiled Council are carrying out a survey to find out what the needs of parents are. Please give the survey 5 minutes of your time - click here

wednesday 7th February 

Meet the Teacher

Bookings have now closed for Meet the Teacher. If you have not secured an appointment or need to change you will need to get in touch with the class teacher. 

Infant parents should use the main entrance by the office to attend meetings, this includes parents of children in the Nursery. Junior parents can use either the Year 3 door in the Millennium Garden that links the two schools or the Raglan Road office door near the Junior Hall. 

Clubs continue as planned so gates will be open and locked as usual up to 4.30pm and after this point, it will be the Main Entrance (all) or Raglan Road office door (Juniors). 

Teachers will do their best to stay on time and parents can support this by remembering each appointment is for 10 minutes. If you need more time then staff will invite you to make a follow-up appointment.  

Unfortunately, one teacher is unwell today so the Nursery Green Class appointments for Wednesday will have to be rearranged. We will update parents about Thursday once we know more.   

Gates

Just a reminder that our gates close promptly after drop-off so we can secure the school and allow staff to get to the first lesson of the day. Raglan Road and Amberley Road gates close at 08:50. After this the main exit is Wellington Road which is closed at 9am but you can use the button to open the gate. 

School Shop

The school shop has launched and we had around 50 orders last week. You can order through Arbor at any point and we will deliver via your child on a Friday. You can also call into the shop on a Friday from 2.45-3.45 pm at the Raglan Road Office door.   

Half-Term

We close for half-term on Friday at the usual times. We open again on Monday 19th February. 

Safer Internet Day

This week marks Safer Internet Day and I would encourage parents and carers to sign up for a 20-minute webinar offered by Education Child Protection Ltd. It is a company we have worked with previously and they offer excellent advice. They have invited parents at Raglan to attend the online sessions this Thursday.

In this age of technology, from our youngest children to the oldest, we want to keep them all safe. As part of Online Safety Week and Safer Internet Day, we would like to offer you a free webinar for staff, parents and carers.

Our consultant Charlie will share her expertise on exploring apps, gaming trends, and cyberbullying, uncovering the reality of social media's impact on mental health, and the risks of sharenting (not a spelling mistake), and grooming.

We are offering two FREE 20-minute sessions:

 

Thursday 8th February 2024 at 12pm to book your free place please click here.

 

Thursday 8th February 2024 at 7:30pm to book your free place please click here.

Stay Safe oNLINE

Don't forget we have a webpage dedicated to supporting parents and carers with navigating the online world with children. The page includes a link to reporting online abuse, advice for parents and several posters which unpick how to navigate some of the more popular apps and websites. 

Big Gospel

Year 5 filled the hall with a great singing as they showcased the end of their 5 workshop days with Big Gospel. It was a very uplifting performance which showed some great skills and quality of singing an performance. Well done Year 5 and a big thank you to our talented friends from Big Gospel. A video will be posted soon. 

Thursday 1st February

Thank You

Wednesday was a challenging day but was made easier by the support of staff and parents alike who dealt with the situation calmly. We are fully operational again today although mindful that there are still issues outside the school with the power supply.

Reminders

Arbor - We are almost there with 99% of parents signed up. Please do call into school with your device if you need help. Help Page Here

Meet the Teacher - Most parents are now signed up. Teachers are now following up with parents and carers who have not booked through the Arbor portal/app

Uniform Consultation - This closes tomorrow Friday 2nd February - see Uniform Page

Half Term - We close for half term on Friday 9th February at the usual time. If you are looking for half-term activities for your children, please visit the Community News page where you will find Arts/Drama/Sports/Spanish days. There is also a free cycling session being held at Raglan. 

Uniform SHop 

The online shop has opened and we will be processing the orders received tomorrow. Unless asked otherwise we will send orders home with your child. 

You can drop into the shop 2.45-3.45pm tomorrow if you want to look at anything or try things on. Go to the Raglan Road Office/Delivery Door. 

FEB 24 PRIMARY MENU Halal (World) (1).pdf

New Menus from 19th Feb - 20th July

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive a free lunch as part of the Universal Infant Meals scheme 

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 receive a free lunch as part of The Mayor of London's scheme which will continue until July 2025

New Menus

We meet with Aspens regularly to feedback on any information on the catering service. There are new menus from February 19th to the end of the year. I'm pleased that some of our feedback has been listened to and the menus appear more varied. 

We have discussed portion sizes with Aspens and these have been confirmed as being correct and in line with the national guidelines. Some pupils (especially in the Juniors) are not always taking vegetables or salad or bread which makes up the balanced plate of food. Other children are used to having more on their plate at home, but the portions served are required to follow the guidelines. Staff will continue to encourage good choices and eating habits. 

Tuesday 30th January

OUR School Shop is Open

We have now launched the online school shop which can be found on your Arbor portal/app. This makes purchasing school items much easier as you can order via your device and we will send the item home with your child. 


Sweatshirt Sale

We did a bulk order of school sweatshirts a couple of years ago to support parents at the start of the cost of living crisis. We still have some stock of those sweatshirts at the low price of £6.90. However, when they are gone they are gone! If we restock in the future we are expecting the price will increase. 


You will find several items in the school shop, all at low prices, including:


How to Order

To order log on to Arbor via the portal (website) or app and look for School Shop. As we are two schools, there are officially two shops, but they carry the same items except for some sizes of sweatshirts. On a Friday we will action all the orders and send the item(s) home with your child. If you would rather collect them, please add a note on the order and collect them on a Friday (see below) 


If you want to look at sizes or try things on, we will run a physical shop every Friday 2.45-3.45pm, held in the junior school via the Raglan Road door. Payments can be made by debit or credit card on our card reader or via Arbor.


Finally

Just so you know, other suppliers are still available which can be found on our uniform page.


Once the consultation on the school uniform has finished and governors have finalised the policy, we will let you know if we will carry on with the shop and which items we will stock going forward.


Half Term Activities 

We have added more to the half-term activities in the community news section including a Football Camp at Trent Park which features our very own sports coach Mr Wick. 


Measles 

There are no reported cases of measles at Raglan, however, there is a serious concern about a potential outbreak in London. Please see below for the information provided by NHS England. The leaflet is also available in Turkish (Türkçe). Please contact us if you require another language as others are available. 

Measles Leaflet.pdf

Leaflet

UKHSA_12557_Measles+2-page+A5+flyer_School+version_01_WEB (1).pdf

POSTER

Immunisation Clinic Dates 23-24 SAIS.pdf

CLINICS

Abstract 2023

Year 5/6 art Club

Last term Y5/6 Art Club explored colour, pattern, shape and texture using paint inspired by the abstract art of various contemporary artists. Take a look at the slide show showcasing their amazing work!

Friday 26th January

Scarlet fever Update

There are now cases in both schools so please be aware of the signs and symptoms. We have been in touch with Public Health who have given us further information and support for parents and carers. (see letter) 

Year 6 parents should note that Scarlet Fever and Chickenpox is circulating in a few children in Year 6, but this combination can cause complications.

Public Health England_ Chicken Pox_Scarlet Fever_260124.pdf

RSA Update

Last term was a busy and successful term for community and fundraising events. A big thank you to the RSA volunteers who organised and led many of the activities. 

The RSA Newsletter has the latest information and plans for the coming term. 

RSA newsletter-2.pdf

Dinosaur Delight

On Monday Reception classes were so excited when they had a special visitor come to see them - palaeontologist Johnaton and his pet dinosaur Sophie, a baby triceratops. They learnt about how dinosaurs are now extinct and from a long, long time ago. Palaeontologist Johnaton explained how fossils are now the imprints we can dig for to find out more information about dinosaurs. They then had the opportunity to be a palaeontologist and hunt for fossils. They used brushes to carefully brush away the sand to see the different shapes and then matched them to the correct dinosaur. Afterwards, Triceratops Sophie woke up and came to say hello. Luckily she was a friendly dinosaur! The reception children had so much fun! Thank you to parents/carers who contributed to this workshop via Arbor. 

Sophie the baby triceratops

BETT SHOW

Renaissance, the company that develops Accelerated Reader invited us to take some children to the annual BETT exhibition which showcases the latest in educational technology. 13 children from Year 5 children headed to the EXCEL centre and took part in a workshop before they were able to explore the many exhibitions. They did a great job of representing the school.

No Idling 

Children are invited to design a banner/poster to remind parents and carers to turn off their engines whilst waiting outside of schools. See the poster for information. 

Reminders

Arbor - We are almost there with 99% of Infant parents signed up and 98% of Junior parents signed up. Please do call into school with your device if you need help. Help Page Here

Meet the Teacher - Most parents are now signed up. Teachers are now following up with parents and carers who have not booked through the Arbor portal/app

Uniform Consultation - This closes next Friday 2nd February (see below)

Monday 22nd January

Meet the Teacher Update

The majority of parents have now made an appointment and we have sent email reminders to those who have yet to do so. Remember you can change your time through the Arbor portal or app, although some parents report it was easier and clearer through the portal/website. Meet the Teacher sessions are Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February 15:30-18:30

Uniform Consultation 

We opened up a parent consultation on changes to the Uniform Policy. You can find more details and watch a video below (see 16th January update). The consultation closes on Friday 2nd February.  

Scarlet Fever

There have been four cases in the Infant School of Scarlet Fever in the last week or so. Please look out for the signs and symptoms, click here for more information from the NHS. Please let us know if your child has a confirmed case of Scarlet Fever. We have to monitor this and report to the local health team, especially if we have other illnesses (chickenpox or Influenza) in the same class. 

Clubs Update

After the first week of clubs, we now have a clearer picture of numbers and we have issued several invitations to those on the waiting lists, please check your inbox. Many of the clubs are full, so if you did not receive an email I am afraid there is no availability at this stage. Some spaces are available at the following clubs which are available for a reduced rate as the clubs have already started. Please apply on the links below. 

Infant Waiting List - Click here 

Junior Waiting List - Click here 

Half Term Activities 

The school is hosting some half-term activities 12-16 February. These are lettings, so are not run by the school. ArtzKiz and Pro-Elite are running sessions all week and Habla Spanish UK is running two days of activity. This is the same teacher/company that is teaching our Spanish lessons to KS2 this year.  We are also hosting some FREE cycle training for Enfield Council. 

Please deal directly with those companies, I have provided the links below 

ARTZKIDZ Feb 2024 flyer .pdf

ARTZKIDZ

Spanish Halt Term Camp.pdf

HABLA SPANISH

Pro Elite Camp Spring 24.pdf

Pro-ELITE

Cycling Training in Half-Term

We have been approached by Enfield Council to host Cycle Training at half term. 

This is a FREE 90-minute lesson run by the same tutor/company that runs our cycle club and previous lessons in Year 4.

Find out more information and book on the link. 

e-SPorts 1 2 3 go....

Last Friday we competed in an eSports event where 2 teams from our school competed against 3 other schools. It was a challenging competition but after some heats, both of our teams were promoted to the semi-finals.


The final came down to both our teams, it was Year 4 vs Year 3 and after a tense match Year 3 arrived triumph. All the teams showed great teamwork and resilience to overcome challenging matches and come out on top.  

Well done Year 3!

Thursday 18th January 

Meet The Teacher

For most parents, the new system has worked well, but there have been a few issues along the way. I appreciate your patience as we work through using Arbor for the first time.

The Hub 

There was a technical issue with the bookings for pre-school activities in the Hub. These have now been resolved so you should be able to book for Messy Play (Mondays) or Stay and Play (Fridays). Click here for Hub Bookings

Clubs 

Clubs started this week and we are still working through each club as it happens to see who is turning up and whether there are any spaces. We will then go through the waiting lists and allocate any spare spaces. 

Attendance 

Attendance has been much better in 2023-2024 and this term has started strongly. However please remember that you should keep your child away from school for 48 hours if they have sickness or diarrhoea. You can find a useful guide to illnesses and whether children should or shouldn't come to school on our website - click here 

Good Luck Roger!

We wish our former Vice Chair if Governors Roger Kingsnorth good luck as he sets out to run 26 miles in January. Roger stepped down from the governing body last year after many years dedicated to supporting the school. Roger has been focussing on his health having had a diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2023. Thankfully, he seems to be recovering well and is now setting out on a mission to fundraise for the UK charity and raise awareness of Prostate Cancer. 

If you would like to support Roger's fundraising then please visit his page linked below. 

Tuesday 16th January

Meet the Teacher

Appointments go live on Arbor tomorrow (Wednesday) at 18:30. Log into your portal/app and look for Guardian Consultations. You should see the Meet the Teacher sessions and the appointment options will appear after 18:30

Appointments are on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February between 15:30 and 18:30. Don't hesitate to get in touch with your class teacher if you are unable to make these dates. 

If you are not on Arbor (around 3-5% of parents) please visit our Arbor Page

Uniform Consultation 

We mentioned last term that the uniform policy was being reviewed following updated guidance from the DfE (Department for Education). Governors have now finalised a proposal and now seek the views of parents and carers. You can read about the proposals in the document posted below and we have also made a short video explaining the proposals. It's worth noting that if any changes are made to the uniform, these will be phased in over time. Once you have read or listened to the information, please complete the consultation survey which is now open and will close on 2nd February. 

Uniform Sale - Parents/Carers may remember that 18 months ago we did a bulk purchase of school sweatshirts and sold them at cost to parents. We still have some of that stock and now we have Arbor we will be putting the remaining stock on the shop that can be found on your Arbor portal/app. We will let you know when this is ready. 

Uniform Policy Review - 2023/2024

Review & Consultation

Video explanation

The Hub

Pre-school activities start again with Messy Play and Stay and Play. There is a small charge for £3 per session. 

For any parent who wishes to improve their English, we have FREE sessions in the Hub every Tuesday. This may be last term they will be free so please make the use. 

Messy Play

Sessions for pre-school children and parents on Mondays 08:45 - 09:45 am

Stay and Play

Two sessions on for pre-school children on Fridays 08:45-10am 10:30-11:45am

ESOL

English lessons for parents/carers new to the language on Tuesdays 

ask at the office

Friday 12th January

STaffing Update

There are a few changes for the Spring Term and parents affected have been made aware, but for everyone else.

Clubs 

Clubs start next week except for Tag Rugby 3/4 and 5/6 clubs, due to staff absence. Tag Rugby Alpha on a Thursday will start next week. 

Meet the Teacher - Arbor

Appointments for Meet the Teacher sessions will be released next week. These will appear on your Arbor portal/app for Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February for appointments between 15:30 and 18:30. You will find these under Guardian Consultations when they are released.  

96% of parents in the Infants and 93% of parents in the Juniors are now signed up to Arbor. There is Arbor App page on our website for those who have yet to sign in. 

Weather

There is much talk in the news about severe weather and "disruptive snow" for next week. We will always do our best to remain open, but this usually comes down to whether enough staff can get to work and many teachers in particular are not based locally. We also have to ensure the school heating is operating and that we can operate the school kitchens. 

If we do open with snow on the ground, entry to the schools will be restricted to the main entrance on Wellington Road and the Raglan Road door in the Juniors. 

If we have to close then we will send a text message to primary guardians and post information on our website. Teachers will post work into Google Classroom (Y2-6) or add to the Year Group pages on our website  

Parking

It's very noticeable that we get an increase in issues when the weather is poor. Please remember to respect our neighbours and keep all our children safe by parking responsibly in the local area. This means 

Should anyone wish to report illegal parking in the future NSL can be called direct on 020 3856 0036 (line available 24 hours for enforcement daily between 8am and 9pm).  Alternatively, the Parking team here at the Council can be emailed at parking@enfield.gov.uk or called on 020 8379 6406 between 9am and midday Monday to Friday.

Into the pahraoh's tomb 2023/4

Year 3 ArtWORK

Year 3 artwork and clay sculptures were on display at a special exhibition this week. Inspired by their work on the Egyptians Year 3 produced some great work and you can see this in the slides. 

Letter to Families January 2024.pdf

Junior Lunches to continue until 2025

The Mayor of London has announced that the free lunches will continue for another academic year. This means that children in Years 3-6 will be able to have a daily hot meal at school for free. 

Remember you should still apply for help with school expenses (known as the Free School Meals benefit) if you are in receipt of certain benefits. This will allow the school to support you with some of the school costs such as trips, clubs and uniform. Visit our page on Help with School Expenses

Tuesday 9th January

Clubs Update

Just a few follow-up notes on common issues with the new Arbor/Clubs system. 

Firstly, when you log in and go to Activities>Clubs you will see two sections 

<Name> is Registered for these Clubs this shows which clubs have been registered. 

<Name> CAN be registered for these Clubs shows which clubs are allocated but not yet registered/paid for

In some cases, a club appears in both sections. This is a problem we are looking at, but as long as the club is in the top section, this shows you have registered. If you open it, it will say Congratulations you have registered.  

What has confused some of us is the green REGISTER button still being available and some parents have taken this as needing to redo the registration. You don't need to do this again. The system is designed to add future memberships, so next term we could add more sessions to the same club. 







If you have registered but not yet paid the fee (if applicable), then your child's name will not be on the club register. This needs to be paid to secure the place. You can check if any money is due on the dashboard. 

Waiting Lists

Most of the clubs are now full, however, we are still waiting on some parents to register and pay for their club(s) which may mean some spaces become available. Some children will not turn up to clubs, which may create further spaces and we also find some children drop out, so more spaces will become available after clubs start. Please see the terms and conditions below for what will be refunded in these situations. 

Working on the principle that we want as many pupils as possible to go to at least one club, we will prioritise children with no clubs first, then one club and two clubs etc. applying a first come, first served method to allocate the spare places. There are no waiting lists for the choirs as they are all oversubscribed and we have increased the numbers already to accommodate the interest. 

Monday 8th January

Welcome Back

The Spring Term 2024 has started and we welcomed back the children today. The term dates for Spring are shown below and a full copy of the term dates (Summer and beyond) can be found here 

Spring Half Term Break - Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 

School closes - Thursday 28th March at 15:10/15:20

Easter Break - Friday 29th March (Good Friday) to Friday 12th April

School opens - Monday 15th April at 08:40

Arbor PARENT PORTAL & APP

All parents need to sign up to Arbor so they can see clubs, trips and information about their child. So far 

93% of infant parents and 

87% of junior parents have signed up.

So we have around 100 parents still to sign up. If this is you, please sign up soon as you are missing key information about clubs and trips. Visit the Arbor Page on our website

We will also be starting to use in-app messaging in addition to emails, so you may wish to turn on notifications to receive these.  

HAVE YOU CONFIRMED YOUR Clubs?

How we organise and communicate with clubs has changed. If your child has been allocated a club then it will appear on Arbor which you can see by logging onto the Arbor parent portal or parent app. 

Today is the deadline for confirming and paying for clubs this term. If you have not done this on Arbor then we will assume you no longer want the place and we will allocate it to a child on the waiting list. Please note you need to also accept all the free clubs (Raglan Sports Club & Music Clubs) so we know who will be attending and their names will appear on the club register.  

We are starting to work through the waiting lists, so please be patient. It may take 1-2 weeks once the clubs have started and we know who has turned up to the clubs.

Please scroll down for full information on the clubs including the terms and conditions. There are also links to the waiting list forms.  

Raglan Spanish & French clubs.pdf

Speak like a native 

This language company offers group lessons separate from our clubs' programme. Please see the details and book directly with them. This term there are clubs for French and Spanish.

Parents should note that this is an external company and not a school-led provision. 

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday 19th December

Clubs for Spring Term

We have now allocated ALL clubs for Spring 2024 and added them to the Arbor accounts.


You must now register your child for the club on the Arbor portal/app and pay any fees before the club starts in the week of the 15th of January. 


As usual, the demand has been high for clubs, but we have hopefully managed to find a club for everyone who wanted one and the vast majority of pupils have their first choice club. We are also starting a new waiting list procedure (see below). There was high demand for Reception Dance (48) so we have managed to create a second club on a Friday. 


ACTION NEEDED BY EVERYONE


To see which club(s) your child has been allocated:



Please Note:



Terms and Conditions 


By registering a club place and paying a fee, please note the following T&Cs


The fee for clubs is now £30 for the term for 7-10 weeks (depending on the length of term)



Please note



New Waiting Lists


We know some clubs are oversubscribed and children can be disappointed. We will operate a new waiting list system if spaces become available following the allocations or if children drop out up to Week 3. 


To be added to a waiting list, complete the following online form - click here (Infants)  and click here (Juniors)


Raglan Wrap Club


If you have already booked a Wrap Club place each week on the same day as a club, you do not need to pay the after-school club fee. Please let us know on this form below or email wrap@raglanschools.org


If you no longer require a wrap booking, please complete this form or email wrap@raglanschools.org Please remember that clubs finish two weeks before the end of term. 


Send any questions/queries about clubs to clubs@raglanschools.org

End of Term

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