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Supporting children & young people who are Gender Questioning

Supporting children & young people who are Gender Questioning.  Please see details here.

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Mental health and wellbeing information for parents and carers in Hertfordshire

Information for parents and carers of children and young people. We all have mental health, and there are things all of us can do to help look after our own wellbeing and mental health, and to support those around us.  Please see details here.

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Family Drop in for SEND

Would you like  to find out what support is available for your child with SEND (no diagnosis needed) and also have the opportunity to speak with other parents?  Please see details here.

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Welcome Teacher Meeting

Please follow the link for each Year's Welcome Teacher Meeting:

Reception

Year 1
Year 1 Phonics

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

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Lettings and Hiring the School

Please follow the link for further information here.

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DSPL 1 North Herts Parent Survey September 2021

Please follow the link for the North Herts Parent Survey here

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SEND Strategy events

Please follow the link for SEND  Strategy events here

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Ickleford School response to #Everyone's Invited

Please see the schools response to #Everyones invited: http://ickleford.herts.sch.uk/attachments/article/292/Everyone's%20Invited%20Ickleford%20School%20Response.pdf

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DSPL Parent Emotional Wellbeing Meeting 21st April 2021

Please see attached information: http://ickleford.herts.sch.uk/attachments/article/277/DSPL%20Parent%20Emotional%20Wellbeing%20-%20Primary%20April%202021.pdf

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Sports Spring Newsletter 2021

Sports Spring Newsletter

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Remote Learning Policy and Google Classroom User Guide

Please follow the link to read the:

Remote Learning Policy:http://ickleford.herts.sch.uk/attachments/article/259/Remote%20Learning%20Policy%20Final.pdf

Google Classroom User Guide:http://ickleford.herts.sch.uk/attachments/article/259/Google%20Classroom%20User%20Guide.pdf

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RECEPTION ADMISSIONS 2021

If you require a copy of our new, detailed colour prospectus containing key information about our ethos, values, bespoke curriculum, organisation and strategic direction, please register your interest with your name, full postal address, any key information about your child or any extra questions by EMAIL ONLY : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    

N.B. Please DO NOT telephone as we wish to keep our phone line open for our current families at this time.   

Kindest regards   

Sue Dury     

Headteacher

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Gallery Photos

Please follow the link to see what the children at doing at school.  New photos posted.

http://ickleford.herts.sch.uk/children/gallery

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SCHOOL UNIFORM

Please see the School Uniform page for changes to uniform from September 2020: http://ickleford.herts.sch.uk/school-office/uniform

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Spirited Arts Work

20200626_114614 Our Spirited Arts Theme

Our lovely Key Worker bubble have been considering the Spirited Arts theme 'Where is God?' We talked about Genesis and the Christian belief that God created everything, which inspired us to look around our school environment and create collages to symbolise where we might find God. We also took inspiration from Buddhist Mandala patterns by creating circular, symetrical patterns around a central point to reflect awe and wonder in the physical universe around us. Look out in the gallery for our nature collages, and keep an eye out for the children's personal responses to this theme which we will be completing this week. Thank you to those children who have sent me their own Spirited Arts work from home; I'd love to see more entries if any other children are feeling creative. See the home learning pages under 'RE' for details. 

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Spirited Arts Competition

Spirited Arts Competition
Here is an example of a thoughtful piece of artwork created by a member of Year 5, based on the theme 'God's Good Earth.' She has written a beautiful description of her work which shows her passion about this issue, as well as good connections to Religion and the Christian belief that God created the Earth but gave humans 'Dominion' over it; that is, He gave humans responsibility for caring for it. Don't forget to email your work over to me via the school's admin account, I'd love to see it!

Goodbye, God’s Good Earth
I chose the title ‘Goodbye God’s Good Earth’ because of the pollution we cause to the sea and the trees that we burn down, so I have drawn Earth as an angel. I think my work connects to Religion because it is linked to the fact that Christians believe God created the Earth and now we are destroying it.
This picture is all about how bad we are to the Earth and that we should be grateful and stop harming the world that Christians believe God made for us to look after and love. I’ve tried to show my ideas by drawing plastic in the sea hurting and even killing animals, as well as humans burning trees with an angel Earth flying away to represent us killing the Earth. In my picture, you can see animals hurt by plastic and fishing nets, a human standing on top of the world and chopping and burning down trees. I have also drawn the old Earth flying away as an angel.
What I like best about my work is that it connects to harming our Earth and animals and that God doesn’t like us being rude to our home! If you look carefully at the work, you will see that I have also drawn plastic hurting the Earth too, as well as the sea. While I was making this, I thought a lot about drawing the dolphin correctly so you knew that it was a dolphin getting hurt by humans and I would like to say that it is horrible that big, beautiful sea creatures like dolphins are hurt and even killed by what we are doing to them!
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Remote Learning - 10 Top Tips

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Mental Health and Well-being Resources

Young Minds website – useful information about supporting children that may feel anxious about the coronavirus:
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ELSA Support 14 Day Home Challenge

Try this at home.

coronavirus 14 day self isolation

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School Closure: Home Learning Information for each Year Group

Please see below the online links which Mrs Newton is advising for Reception (EYFS)

www.educationcity.com  (your child has already received login details for Education City) (EYFS)

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer    (enter code UKTWINKLHELPS) (EYFS)

www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Phases 2, 3, 4)

www.classroomsecrets.co.uk  (EYFS)

www.phonicsbloom.com (Phases 2, 3, 4)

Reading Books (create your own log in; for levels choose book bands)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

go to ‘Oxford Owl for Home’ / Login / e-books (on the top blue menu) enter age group etc.

 

Please see below the online links which Mr Horgan & Mrs Giggle are advising for Year One

www.educationcity.com  (your child has already received login details for Education City)

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer    (enter code UKTWINKLHELPS)

www.phonicsplay.co.uk        www.classroomsecrets.co.uk       Hamilton-trust-org.uk

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/

The Hungry Little Minds website has produced activities for children in the Foundation Stage and early Year One.

The Phonics Play website has been identified as being useful for phonics and spelling activities for our Reception EYFS /Year One / Year Two classes.

The Education City website is producing learning activities, as are the TTS and Classroom Secrets sites. These sites are free access websites, which parents can access from home for home learning.

The Hamilton Trust and Top Marks platforms are providing English and mathematics work packs – once again they are free to access.

Reading Books (create your own log in; for levels choose book bands)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

go to ‘Oxford Owl for Home’ / Login / e-books (on the top blue menu) enter age group etc.

 

Please see below some suggestions to work on and some online links which Mrs Banbury is advising for Year 2

Maths

The children are doing well with problem solving but their end-of term tests have shown that many children still struggle to 

  • add and subtract simple numbers at pace,

i.e. 8+6=? / 4+5+6=? / 28+? =35                        

i.e. 10- ? =2/ 12-7=? / 56-? =51

  • count reliably in 2, 3 and 5 (forwards and backwards) at pace
  • halve numbers up to 20 at pace (especially 6, 7, 8, 9),
  • double numbers up to 20 at pace (especially 6, 7, 8, 9),
  • work out simple multiplications (2, 5, 10 times table) at pace.

To practise English, maths and science skills go to

www.educationcity.com 

(your child has already received login details for Education City; a reminder of their password has been stuck at the front of their reading diaries)

Phonics/Spelling

We are sending home a copy of the high frequency words which you can practise.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk (early phases)

Reading Books (create your own log in; for levels choose book bands)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

go to ‘Oxford Owl for Home’ / Login / e-books (on the top blue menu) enter age group etc.

Cross curricular

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer    (enter code UKTWINKLHELPS)

Year 2 School Closure Home Learning Resource Pack

 

Please see below the online links which Mrs. Huckett is advising for Year 3

www.educationcity.com (your child has already received login details for Education City, stuck in the front of their reading record)

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer (enter code UKTWINKLHELPS)

www.classroomsecrets.co.uk (Year 3)

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/info/times-table-tester (online times tables tester)

 

Please see below the online links which Mr Martin is advising for Year 4

www.educationcity.com  (your child has already received login details for Education City)

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer    (enter code UKTWINKLHELPS)

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.classroomsecrets.co.uk/year4

 

Please see below the online links that Mrs Wright is advising for Year 5

https://www.educationcity.com (your child has already received login details for Education City)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer  (enter code UKTWINKLHELPS)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-5-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549914

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/school-closure-uks2-share-a-story-raiders-peril-resource-pack-t-tp-2549374

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-5-school-closure-interactive-learning-links-t-e-2549923

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8

 

Please see below the online links which Mrs King is advising for Year 6

www.educationcity.com  (your child has already received login details for Education City)

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer    (enter code UKTWINKLHELPS)

Top Marks for a variety of maths games

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Our LocationFind

Our Address:
Ickleford Primary School
Arlesey Road,
Ickleford,
Hitchin,
Hertfordshire.
SG5 3TG
Telephone:
01462 459150
Fax:
01462 453910
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