Beechwood Primary School

Annual Flu Vaccinations

MESSAGE FROM THE NHS BERKSHIRE HEALTHCARE – SCHOOL AGED IMMUNISATON TEA

Your child’s annual flu vaccination is now due. We will be visiting your child’s school on
Thursday 2nd December 2021(Beechwood Primary School)

We are contacting you to make you aware that your child is now eligible for their flu vaccination. This is
something that we now offer to all children from Reception to Year 11 (and children with long term health
conditions that put them at greater risk from flu) as part of our winter vaccination programme. We ask that
you complete our online consent form, whether you consent to your child being vaccinated or not. This
allows us to monitor the uptake of vaccinations within your child’s school and the wider community.
Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children causing fever, stuffy nose, dry cough, sore throat, aching
muscles and joints, and extreme tiredness. This can last several days or more. Some children can get a
very high fever, sometimes without the usual flu symptoms, and may need to go to hospital for treatment.
Serious complications of flu include a painful ear infection, acute bronchitis and pneumonia.
Having the vaccine will help protect your child from what can be a very nasty illness in children. Children
under the age of 5 years have the highest rate of hospital admissions due to flu. It will reduce the chance of
others in your family, who could be at greater risk from flu, such as grandparents or those with long term
health conditions, getting flu from your child. This year, helping to protect them against flu is particularly
important if COVID-19 is still circulating because people at risk from flu are also vulnerable to the
complications of COVID-19. It can help you avoid having to take time off work or other activities because
you are ill or need to look after your sick child.
The vaccination is free and is a quick and simple spray up the nose. Even if your child had it last year, it is
recommended to have the flu vaccine again this year as the flu viruses change every year.

For more information regarding the Flu Vaccination Programme and consent please click here.

Covid-19 Guidance

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A reminder that if anyone in your household displays any Covid-19 symptoms that a full PCR test should be arranged.

Full information can be found by clicking on the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please be aware that Lateral Flow Tests can be used to regularly test and check yourself and your family whilst you are NOT displaying any COVID symptoms. If you or anyone in your family is displaying any symptoms, a full PCR test should be carried out at a test centre.

If anyone tests positive on a Lateral Flow Test or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should tell the school, self-isolate immediately, get a PCR test to confirm the result and follow the stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.

Regards

Beechwood Primary School

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Changes

As you may be aware, The Department for Education has announced changes to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). Due to the current pandemic school have been given until the summer term to ensure that their policy and curriculum are in place. All schools will be obligated to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education 

For more information on the CONSULTATION please view the downloads below:

Relationships and Sex Education – Consultation Letter:  https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.194.59/032.bf6.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Relationships-and-Sex-Education-Consultation-Letter.pdf

Relationships and Sex Education Policy – February 2021 – FOR CONSULTATION:  https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.194.59/032.bf6.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Relationships-and-Sex-Education-Policy-February-2021-FOR-CONSULTATION.pdf

DfE Relationships and Sex Education – Primary School Guide for Parents:  https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.194.59/032.bf6.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/DfE-Relationships-and-Sex-Education-Primary-School-Guide-for-Parents.pdf

Confirmed case of COVID-19 (2 December 2020)

Please see the attached letter, we have been advised today of a positive Covid-19 case in our Year 6.

As the Year 6 children have been self isolating since the 23rd November no action is required apart from with the family concerned. All the other Year 6 children and staff due to return tomorrow can do so as planned. As far as we are aware this case is not related to the original positive case in Year 6.

Confirmed case of COVID-19 - 2 December 2020

Google Classroom Guide

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Beechwood Primary School have now set up Google Classroom, an online interface where work can be posted, submitted and assessed. We are hoping to start sending out homework on the platform before half term with the aim that we are completely digital by half term. This might not happen straight away, but we will work to get it sorted as soon as possible.

All of the children will be sent home with their individual login and class code and will be able to access it straight away. This does not mean there will be work on there instantly as this is the first step towards using the system.

Attached is a word document and a link to guide you through logging in for the first time.

https://www.loom.com/share/0136fbf1946f46569708d1a70644e089

Thank you,

Miss Webb

Beechwood Bulletin - Term 1 - Issue 05