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Spring Term 1, 2021

Covid-19 vaccination: your questions answered

Qs about vaccine 12.2.21

Click on the picture above to register: Wednesday 17 February at 7pm for a live virtual discussion and Q&A session on Covid-19 vaccination.

Mayor John Biggs and a panel of health experts will answer your questions about the Covid-19 vaccine, and address any concerns.

Register now and submit your question to the panel in advance.

See inside a vaccination centre in Tower Hamlets

See inside a c=vaccination centre

Hear from local GP Dr Taiwo Akinseye from Whitechapel Health about why everyone should take the Covid-19 vaccine, including residents from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

12th February 2021

Dear Cayley Families,

We have reached the end of this half term and we are now half-way through the academic year. We have been trhough lots of trials and tribulations over the past year and I am hopeful that we will al be back in school during the next half term.

Our Family Learning 'Our Beautiful Earth' can be found on our Home Learning page, or click on the image below.

Don't forget that the website has lots of amazing activities, links and children's learning, photos and videos - have a good look around at everything. 

Remember that testing remains one of the best ways to protect you and your loved ones. Test centres are open across Tower Hamlets for people with Covid-19 symptoms, and appointments can be booked online or by calling 119. Rapid tests, which can indicate whether someone might have the virus but show no symptoms, are also available for key workers, those who cannot work from home, and people who live with anyone in these groups. 

Please keep checking the Newsletter page for regular updates and contact office@cayley.towerhamlets.sch.uk for any queries or support.

Stay safe

Lissa 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Sessions for Parents and School Staff

Tower Hamlets Council are continuing to deliver mental health and wellbeing sessions for parents and school staff as part of our Wellbeing for Education programme.The programme aims to support mental wellbeing and resilience and aid mental health recovery for school staff, pupils, parents and carers’, in light of the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown. The Local Authority have pulled together local experts to deliver training to school staff and Further Education (FE) providers, preventing as many people as possible from developing mental health difficulties and ensuring those with pre-existing or emerging difficulties access the right support. To book a place on any of the sessions, please email sultanax.begum@towerhamlets.gov.uk with the name of the session(s) you would like to attend, your name, role, organisation (if applicable) and contact details. Please note that places are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.

 

For parents and school staff

Supporting children who are anxious to return to school

Date: Wednesday 10th March

Time: 2 - 3pm

Led by: Julie Burns (Senior Educational Psychologist), Dr Lauren Coates (Educational Psychologist) and Guy Tamlyn (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

A session for parents and school staff who support children who are expressing worries about returning to school post-lockdown.

 

For parents only

Teen Sleep

Date: Wednesday 17th February (half term)  

Time: 12 - 1pm

Led by: Dr Lauren Coates (Educational Psychologist) and Sherly O’Hara (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

A short webinar for parents followed by a Q&A, exploring the importance of sleep in the teenage years, and how to support young people with good sleep hygiene.

Responding to worries and fears: Covid and beyond

Date: Wednesday 17th February (Half term)

Time: 2 - 3pm

Led by: Dr Lauren Coates (Educational Psychologist), Julie Burns (Senior Educational Psychologist) and James Redburn (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

Short webinar for parents of primary and secondary age children followed by a Q&A session.  We will share practical strategies for responding to the concerns and worries of children and young people.

Supporting home learning during lockdown and beyond: Secondary

Date: Monday 1st March

Time: 11am - 12pm

Led by: Dr Michael Palmer, Dr Patrick Sullivan (Educational Psychologists) and Guy Tamlyn (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

A short webinar for parents of secondary aged children, followed by a Q&A session. We will explore the current challenges of home learning, what young people are gaining, what they are missing, and share some practical strategies for how to support young people at home.

Let’s play! The importance of play across the age range

Date: Wednesday 3rd March  

Time: 2 – 3pm

Led by: Dr Lauren Coates (Educational Psychologist) and Penelope Edwards (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

Play! What is it good for?! Well, lots of things actually! Parents, join us for a short webinar followed by a Q&A. We will explore ways to bring playfulness back into your life during lockdown, and explore why it’s so important.

Supporting home learning during Covid and beyond: Primary

Date: Monday 8th March

Time: 2pm - 3pm

Led by: Dr Patrick Sullivan, Dr Michael Palmer (Educational Psychologists) and Jack Hammond (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

A short webinar for parents of primary aged children, followed by a Q&A session. We will explore the current challenges of home learning, what children are gaining, what they are missing, and share some practical strategies for how to support children at home.

 

Welcoming the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Ox

Chinese New Year 2021

Taking action on the climate emergency

Climate emergency Feb 21

Messages of Support

I thank all of you, for all of your support and feedback as messages of support we received from yourselves and our Cayley Community which are displayed on the exterior of the school in Aston Street. I have also put them on our 'Families Feedback page'. https://www.cayley.towerhamlets.sch.uk/thamlets/primary/cayley/staging/pages/parentsandcarers/feedback 

Winter Festival

If you haven't already, don't forget to join the fabulous Winter Festival by Half Moon Theatre - the videos are designed to be watched in any order but it is recommended that the Music and Drama session is last. Enjoy!  https://www.cayley.towerhamlets.sch.uk/thamlets/primary/cayley/staging/pages/hiddenpages/booksandstories/theatre 

Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives

We are still in a national lockdown, and everyone must continue to stay at home and only leave for limited reasons. Full details of what you can and cannot do are available on the council website.

Remember that testing remains one of the best ways to protect you and your loved ones. Test centres are open across Tower Hamlets for people with Covid-19 symptoms, and appointments can be booked online or by calling 119. Rapid tests, which can indicate whether someone might have the virus but show no symptoms, are also available for key workers, those who cannot work from home, and people who live with anyone in these groups. 

Cycle Sisters

Cycle sisters

Cycle Sisters is an award winning cycling organisation dedicated to helping Muslim women access cycling.

This group is massively underrepresented in cycling and this organisation does amazing work helping women.

 It’s a call out for women volunteers within the Muslim community (not necessarily Muslim) to volunteer to become Ride Leaders for the new outreach programme based in Tower Hamlets!

Assessment Update 2021

UPDATE: What will happen to tests in 2021 as a result of COVID-19?

The 2021 national curriculum tests have been cancelled. This means the following tests planned between April and July 2021 are no longer taking place:

At Cayley we will carry out our own teacher assessments so we can keep a track of where children are and will be reporting to parents at the end of the summer term. 

Annual Reports - Years 1 - 6

Due to Covid-19.

You will receive the children's annual written report at the end of summer term 2021.

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Children of Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children

We are looking forward to welcoming your children back to their ‘bubble’ group at Cayley on Thursday 7th January.

Here are some key points for your return to school:

Drop-off: Aston St entrances 9.30 am

Pick-up: Aston St entrances 3.00 pm

Drop off and collection will be via the Aston Street entrances only and you will need to queue up (with your children in the morning) along Aston Street following the 2m rule Please stand back until the gates are fully opened and a member of staff call your children through one by one. You will need to say 'goodbye' and collect your child(ren) at the gate. If you have children in more than one ‘bubble’ please drop off your older children first in the morning and collect your younger children first in the afternoon.

Nursery and Reception children - Yellow Gate

Years 1 and 2 – Delivery Area Gate

Years 3 and 4 – Blue Gate

Years 5 and 6 – Red Gate

Please remember that we are using measures to minimise risk, so social (physical) distancing is being observed on site. All parents and carers are expected to wear a face covering when dropping off and collecting children as you may be coming into contact with people outside from your household.  ‘Bubbles’ of children and staff must not mix at school.

The children will spend some time inside and outside during the day, and the sharing of resources will be minimised.

Your children will need to bring to school:

  • A named water bottle
  • A change of clothes in a bag (if necessary). Please ensure that your children are wearing warm layers of clothing that can be  easily removed as needed.
  • A washed book bag

Your children should not wear earrings, jewellery or watches to school.

Please remember that your children must not attend school if they, or anyone else in the household is feeling unwell (with even mild symptoms).

Finally, please ensure that you have read and understood the reopening documents containing information about our risk assessment and controls at school.

Please respond to the SchoolPing survey  to indicate that you agree with the conditions of reopening that the documents contain.

We must receive your agreement before your children return to school in their ‘bubble’ groups.

Social Media

SchoolPing

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    4 February 2021
    Story time with Kolly
    Dear all parents, It was lovely to see so many of you joining the live story reading on Instagram with @storytimewithkolly. @storytimewithkolly will be reading another story on Instagram at 7pm tomorrow - Friday 5th February 2021. Thank you, The School Office
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