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19/10/20

We have received a delivery of some wonderful new books for our school today. https://t.co/kWKqLv9v1C

19/10/20

Tiger Class have enjoyed 'Beat the Goalie' today, some children were playing with Miss Daniels in goal! https://t.co/2G0XEGnX2l

19/10/20

Dolphin Class have completed their 2.6 mile mini marathon! https://t.co/wFCjt6kkBq

16/10/20

We are looking forward to our PTA Beat the Goalie Sponsored event next week! https://t.co/NIIBumSv4T

16/10/20

Here is a sneaky peek of our new published display! https://t.co/qg5jTJYScX

15/10/20

Happy Birthday to Lily-Ann and CeCe in Owl Class, have a fabulous day. https://t.co/nYsa0gLEyl

13/10/20

Happy Birthday to Madison in Owl Class, have a fabulous day! https://t.co/DvmtArTIjR

13/10/20

Penguin and Dolphin Class have been enthralled by the text 'Cosmic' by As part of their extended writing they have written a diary entry with a flashback for our awe inspiring display! https://t.co/K6ZVHC2Lld

12/10/20

Owl Class have been developing their skills in weaving, we are looking forward to seeing the outcomes at the end of the week. https://t.co/tqMNalwhSj

12/10/20

Owl Class have been learning about Anglo-Saxons. They have been using their sticky knowledge to recall facts. https://t.co/I1z69zHdna

12/10/20

Panda Class have been getting creative with numbers linking to their topic 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. https://t.co/BxVuoMdZAW

12/10/20

Emma in Alpaca Class has produced outstanding writing. https://t.co/BE9Ust4Gmu

12/10/20

Here's a sneak peek of our publishing! https://t.co/9ABhYCxrAA

09/10/20

Tiger Class have been writing a diary entry as one of the brave soldiers in their text 'Major Glad Major Dizzy'. https://t.co/nK0R9jfVqc

09/10/20

Owl Class have been learning about sound. They investigated vibrations using a tuning fork, it was brilliant! https://t.co/XytrHXqpKg

09/10/20

Happy Birthday to Daisy in Penguin Class who will be celebrating her birthday at the weekend, have a fantastic day. https://t.co/m5iDbj6RdT

08/10/20

We have celebrated our Virtual Harvest Festival in School today, thank you to all of our parents for their generous Harvest Donations. https://t.co/PDKnflRCpJ

06/10/20

Yesterday Panda Class found and planted 5 magic golden beans; look what they have grown into!! There was a message from the top of the beanstalk, so we have been busy writing and drawing replies. https://t.co/OaNtzplcgz

06/10/20

Thank you to all of our parents for your generosity with Harvest donations. https://t.co/FKUogxbcjv

06/10/20

Happy Birthday to Chloe and Max in Meerkat Class celebrating their birthdays today! https://t.co/bMt9IuBqsj

05/10/20

Join us in celebrating World Teachers day today! https://t.co/Zplr1Cf5NL

05/10/20

Owl Class have investigated pitch in Science using jam jars and water. https://t.co/ipQS1koRoP

05/10/20

Riley decorated an Anglo-Saxon Sword! https://t.co/o9tXZBWyip

05/10/20

Ashton in Owl Class has used his cup to communicate with his brother. https://t.co/Kv7AmEp6Kf

02/10/20

Happy Birthday to Hayden in Owl Class who is celebrating his birthday today and Raj in Owl Class who will be celebrating at the weekend, have a great day! https://t.co/ZO2oxMTkZw

01/10/20

The sensory garden is now open for the children to enjoy a little bit of quiet time. It took 37 wheel barrows of pea shingle to fill the area! The plants have been planted and the boxes have been weather proofed, we hope they enjoy this area. https://t.co/yEOBcxIeQ5

01/10/20

A fun lunch was had by all in school today! https://t.co/XgbNVza8ET

29/09/20

Alpaca Class have been exploring floating and sinking in Science. https://t.co/3bQV2VW8hC

29/09/20

Madison has created a fantastic first draft of her writing, we are looking forward to seeing the final published version! https://t.co/2tEQdqribD

28/09/20

Our sensational sensory garden and wellbeing space is almost complete! https://t.co/WMV8FgtoPT

28/09/20

Tiger Class have been enjoying playing tennis today. https://t.co/nSF8vSD1zZ

28/09/20

Tiger Class have been carrying out experiments to determine which materials are water resistance and water proof. https://t.co/KowPocS34V

28/09/20

In Science Year 3 made kazoos to investigate pitch, apologies from Mrs Hetherington if you had a noisy weekend! https://t.co/3l7YMcrtVL

28/09/20

Anglo Saxons invaded England because their home was floodlands which is not good for farming, Year 3 planted cress in good soil and flooded soil to see which grew. https://t.co/mPbRPELZBy

25/09/20

In Science, Owl Class have made Kazoos to explore pitch, they found out the longer the elastic band the lower the sound! https://t.co/sx6Ggk0YJl

24/09/20

Happy Birthday to Teddie in Owl Class and Nye in Alpaca Class, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/cu9hQIVxaK

24/09/20

Meerkat Class read over 100 time in a week and enjoyed playing on the trim trail for their reward. https://t.co/SzMglyyyUD

23/09/20

Some children in Year 6 are taking part in Bikeability this week, they are having a great time whilst learning how to stay safe while riding a bike. https://t.co/QOxLiqnXTd

22/09/20

Tiger Class have been sorting and classifying materials based on their properties in science. They have also been learning where the letters are on a keyboard in computing. https://t.co/wnj4h80wmL

21/09/20

Happy Birthday to Bryan in Meerkat Class, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/MpOzTpNvlW

Safety and Medical Procedures in School

In order to keep our children safe in school every day we would like to remind parents and visitors to VIPS Holborough Lakes of the following rules:

All adults (including parents, visitors and volunteers) must sign in at the school office before visiting a member of staff or a classroom.  They will then be issued a visitors’ sticker before entering the main school building. 

First Aid and Medical Needs

A number of our staff members have first aid and paediatric first aid qualifications. At VIPS Holborough Lakes in the event that First Aid is required we follow our 'First Aid Procedures' that all staff have access to and are familiar with. Please click here to view our VIAT First Aid policy. 

We follow the guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings published by HSC, further information on this can be found here.

Medical Care Plans

Some children may require a medical care plan while at school, if your child has a medical condition that requires a care plan please ensure you contact the school office and complete our medical care plan form. All medical care plans will be reviewed by the school on an annual basis and parents must inform the school of any changes that need to be made throughout the course of the year. 

Administering Medicines

Parents must notify the school of any medical issues relating to their child including any medication.  

We will only administer medicine if it has been prescribed by a doctor (including Calpol) and if we are able to see the prescription label on the packaging.  To make sure your child receives the right dose at the right time, parents must complete a form from the school office and leave the medicine with the office staff. The medicine must be collected by an adult from the school office at the end of the day.  Children are not allowed to have medicine in their own bags or self medicate.

It is the parents responsibility to ensure that the school are provided with the medication their child requires in school, for example: asthma pump, epipen and long term medication. Parents must collect this at the end of each term and ensure that it is 'in date' and returned to school the following term. 

Site Safety

We have a comprehensive Health and Safety policy to ensure that our premises are safe for all. This includes undertaking risk assessments for all school activities, trips, as well as for aspects of the site.

We have an 'Evacuation Procedure' and 'Lockdown Procedure' that all staff have access to and are familiar with. 

Lost Property 

All items of uniform and children's belongings must be labelled. It is your child's responsibility to ensure that they do not lose their uniform, PE kits or other belongings. If an unnamed item is handed into lost property it will be kept in the lost property box in the school office. Parents can check the lost property box if their child loses an item by coming to the school office.

Planned Absence

If your child is due to have a planned absence from school (i.e medical appointment, funeral) please ensure that you inform the school office as soon as you are aware. Where possible please provide at least 1 weeks notice.  All planned absences       require a form to be completed, when you notify the office we will arrange for a form to be sent home with your child for you to complete and return, these forms  can also be found below. If your child will be arriving late to school, due to the appointment,  but will be back before lunch, please state if they will be having a packed lunch or a school dinner.

We ask that where possible medical appointments are made outside of school hours, routine opticians and dental appointments are usually readily available at the weekend or after school.

Please be reminded that we do not authorise any family holidays during school time.

If your child is ill, you must notify the school office by leaving a message on the absence line no later than 9.30am.

Absence Request Form - Medical

Absence Request Form - School Visit, Fuberal, Holiday etc.

Links to information for parents and carers 

Children with health needs who cannot attend school - Policy 

School Health Kent 

School Public Health Referral Form 

Asthma UK 

Young Epilepsy 

Change4Life

Live Well Kent

NHS - Children and Young People's Services

Kent Children and Young People's Mental Health Service

HeadStart Kent

Kent County Council Health Services