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Date Relevant Year / Group Subject Matter
23.10.20 Whole School Occupational Therapist: An information leaflet regarding children's occupational therapy and advice.
23.10.20 Maple Class Marvellous Maple: An update regarding the Marvellous Maple display wall.
22.10.20 Whole School Attendance: We are very pleased with our whole school attendance this half term. We will be following up on pupils whose attendance has dropped below 95%, (taking into account absences related to corona virus) when we return after half term. Pupils have, unfortunately, missed a lot of school this year and to maintain our good attendance, parents requesting leave of absence will be required to complete a new, more detailed absence form from 3rd November 2020.
22.10.20 Year 6 Year 6 Buddies: Please click here for information regarding the Year 6 Buddy System.
19.10.20 Whole School IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM ECC: Please click here for a letter from ECC following the move from Tier 1 to Tier 2 across Essex.  As you will be aware we sent an immediate update from the Academy Trust and want to thank you for your support in wearing face coverings at drop off and pick up times.  We have updated our school risk assessment accordingly. The attached letter explains some of the rationale behind the decision from Essex over the last few days and our joint priority in keeping schools open for as long as possible.
16.10.20 Whole School IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE: Please click here for an update from the Academy in light of the new level of alert across Essex from midnight. The key change for our school is that we are requesting all persons over 12 to wear face coverings on the playground.  This is to help protect each other and keep our school fully open for as long as possible. Thank you as always for your continued support.
14.10.20 Whole School Acorns Wrap Around Care: There is now a dedicated email address for our Acorns Wrap Around Care. The email address is acorns@rayne.essex.sch.uk.  Please make any bookings via the new Acorns email address. All the relevant information regarding Acorns is available on our main Rayne Primary & Nursery School website.
12.10.20 Whole School PSA Children's Christmas Market: Please click here for details of the 2020 PSA Christmas event.
12.10.20 Whole School Dogs Trust Event: A Dogs Trust information leaflet regarding the upcoming virtual event.
09.10.20 Whole School Staffing Update: Please click here for the latest staffing update.
09.10.20 Whole School PSA Christmas Cards: Please ensure that cheques for Christmas cards are made out to Rayne PSA and not Rayne Primary School. Many thanks.
08.10.20 KS2 Tudor Day: A Tudor Day information letter regarding the upcoming theme day. Also costume idea leaflets: girls hat, girls costume, boys hat, boys costume.
02.10.20 Whole School Important Safeguarding Update: Please click here for the latest safeguarding information.
30.09.20 Whole School

PSA Updates: Please click here for the Spooky Spoon & Dress Up Day information.

Please click here for the Christmas Tree purchase letter.

28.09.20 Whole School Open Letter from ECC: An open letter from Essex CC for your information.
22.09.20 Whole School Reading Update: Please click here for the latest reading update.
22.09.20 Whole School Head Lice: There have been some cases of head lice reported in school. Please check your child's hair and treat if necessary. Information can be found on www.ehpt.nhs.uk Thank you for your co-operation.
21.09.20 Whole School European Languages Day: Please click here for information about the upcoming European Languages theme day.
18.09.20 Whole School School Drop Off and Pick Up: Thank you to all of those who are adhering to the school drop off and pick up times. There is a reminder below of those who may be unsure. As you are aware there are increasing cases of Covid 19 across the country and we want to ensure that our local risk remains as low as possible, enabling us to keep the school open.  Therefore, please could you continue to be socially distanced at all times whilst on and around the school site.


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Thank you in advance for your support in this matter.

18.09.20 Whole School Spelling Strategies: An information leaflet containing spelling strategies.
18.09.20 Whole School NFOS Support: A leaflet offering listening and support services from the Notley family of schools.
18.09.20 Whole School Home Learning: Please click here for a Home Learning Update.
11.09.20 Whole School School Improvement Plan: Please click here for the 2020-2021 School Improvement Plan.


Whole School Reading Books and Log-Ins: We are pleased to provide a Reading Update.
09.09.20 Whole School Exciting New Learning Platform: We are very pleased to announce the launch of our DB Primary on-line learning platform.  Please view the DB Introduction Letter detailing how this can be accessed via the icon on our school website and also view our updated acceptable use policy.  Please can you sign pages 7 and 8 and ensure these are either emailed to admin or hard copies returned by Friday 18th September.  This will ensure that you have read and understood the protocol and procedures for using the platform.  NB If you have already completed the forms you will not need to complete them again.  Eg New starters.

The platform will be used for all home learning tasks and details of the expectations and tasks will follow next week.  In the mean time please ensure your child is able to log onto their class page.

09.09.20 Whole School Premier Sport After School Clubs: Clubs on offer have been amended following the demand for dodgeball. Please see Premier Sports Leaflet.
08.09.20 Maple Class Marvellous Maple Display: Please click here.
08.09.20 Whole School Online Safety Alert: 

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have had a report overnight that there is a very disturbing post on Tik Tok.  Despite Tik Tok having an age limit we are aware that some of our pupils have access to this.  It is also reported that although the site has removed the initial content, many children may have viewed the post or resent it.  This has clearly affected the well-being of children so please be aware it can pop up if they use a hashtag search.  It is recommended that the content of the post is not searched and parents immediately monitor devices closely to protect children.

Kind regards,

Mrs M Keeling

04.09.20 Whole School Rayne Expectations: Please click here for information regarding the Rayne expectations for suspected symptoms.
03.09.20 Whole School School Ties: 

Dear Parents/Carers

School ties can be ordered on SIMS Pay.  This is our preferred way of purchase at the moment so that we can limit the amount of people on the school site.  If you have not yet set up your account then please post an envelope in our post box when you collect/drop off your child.  Please ensure it is clearly marked with the tie you require, payment and your child's name and class.

Any ties that are ordered will be delivered to the relevant child via their classroom. We are currently working through the orders placed over the summer holidays and your child should receive their tie shortly.

Year 6 prefects will require the silver tie.



Date Relevant Year / Group Subject Matter
01.07.20 Whole School Sims Parent App: For information about how to set up the Sims Parent app, click here for Sims Parent App LetterSims Parent Handbook and the Sims Parent Usage Policy.
29.06.20 Whole School Bags2School: Rayne School PSA have arranged a Bags2School clothing collection on Wednesday 15th July 2020 to help raise funds for equipment for Rayne Primary School. You can drop black bags of unwanted clothing and soft toys outside the caretaker's bungalow on Wednesday 15th July between 7am-9am. Please click here for a list of accepted items.
26.06.20 Whole School Face to Face Transitions: To find out when your child has been invited to meet their new teacher please click here.
22.06.20 Whole School School Meals: For the latest information regarding free school meals click here.
19.06.20 Whole School School Update: Please click here for the latest school update.
15.06.20 Whole School Reading Competition: We are currently running a reading competition for all children which ends on the 10th July. Please click here for more details.
15.06.20 Whole School Maths Support: Please click here to access relevant maths support videos for home learning if required.
12.06.20 Whole School School Update: Please click here for the latest school update.
11.06.20 Whole School Home Learning Support: Please click here for the latest home learning pack for week commencing 15/06/20.
11.06.20 Whole School Free School Meals: Please refer to the FSM Eligibility Checker and the FSM poster to find out if your child may be eligible for free school meals.
10.06.20 Whole School Key Worker Groups: 

Following the Government announcement that some children will not be attending the school until September, we have had an increased demand for places for the children of Key Workers. Whilst we anticipated a gradual increase in demand as more employees were encouraged to return to their workplace, this has risen sharply and we are nearly at capacity for most days of the week. Nevertheless, we have been able to facilitate a fourth Key Worker bubble on a Wednesday and Thursday to support working parents. 

Should you require a key worker place,we will do our utmost to facilitate your requirements. We would be very grateful if you could liaise with your employer who should be supportive at this time if we cannot offer your requested days. As always, we will work with you in partnership, but flexibility from all parties will help us accommodate the needs of all. 

If your flexibility is limited, we advise booking time slots places as early as possible. 

We thank you in advance for your understanding.

09.06.20 Year 5 Yr5 Taster Day Message from HRS: Please click here for a message from HRS regarding the Year 5 Taster Day.
09.06.20 Whole School Book Exchange Update: Please click here for the latest book exchange information.
05.06.20 KS1

Handwriting Support:  We have had some requests for support with handwriting and in particular, joining. It is the Government expectation that by the end of Year 2 children will be joining consistently. Please refer to the Maple and Willow class pages for documents that will support you in checking your child is joining correctly if they are in Year 2. If your child is in Year 1 and their letters are currently formed correctly but not joined, you might like to start encouraging them to join, using the guidance on the sheets to support them in getting it correct from the start.

Please note, that this is only intended to support if you require it, and there is no expectation for you to teach your child to join their handwriting if you do not feel it is appropriate for them yet. 

Kind regards,

Miss Phillips and Mrs White

04.06.20 Whole School Reading Book Exchange: For information about when you can collect books for your child/children from school, please click here.
04.06.20 Reception Road Safety: Please click here for road safety information for Reception parents.
03.06.20 Years 1-6 Accessing Accelerated Reader: For links to access Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Reader Home Connect please click here.
02.06.20 Whole School School Update: Please click here for the latest school update.
01.06.20 Whole School Home Learning: Please click here for this week's home learning pack.
29.05.20 Whole School Attain Letter - Opening 1st June:
29.05.20 Whole School School Update: Please click here for the latest school update.
22.05.20 Whole School Partial Opening: Please click here for detailed information regarding the partial reopening of school.
18.05.20 Whole School Proposed Opening on 1st June:
11.05.20 Whole School Please click here for the latest school update.
07.05.20 Whole School Celebrating our Heroes: As we approach VE Day we are pleased to celebrate some of our local heroes.
01.05.20 Whole School Home Learning Support: Please find information regarding Home Learning Support moving forward.
24.03.20 Whole School Covid-19 Update for Parents: Please click here for and important announcement for parents concerning the Covid-19 outbreak.


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