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Chasing Horizons

On behalf of staff and Governors, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our schools and Federation. We look forward to meeting your child(ren) and hope this will be an inspiring and very successful time for them.

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Hot Weather Alert

Click here to see ‘Hot Weather Warning’ alert from the Met Office. See below key public health messages: Cool yourself down: Have plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks Eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content Take a cool shower, bath or body wash Sprinkle water over the skin or clothing, or keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck Stay out of the heat: Keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm If you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat and light scarf Avoid extreme physical exertion Wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes Keep your environment cool: keeping your living space cool is especially important for infants, the elderly or those with chronic health conditions or who can’t look after themselves Place a thermometer in your main living room and bedroom to keep a check on the temperature Keep windows that are exposed to the sun closed during the day, and open windows at night when the temperature has dropped Close curtains that receive morning or afternoon sun, however, care should be taken with metal blinds and dark curtains, as these can absorb heat – consider replacing or putting reflective material in-between them and the window space Turn off non-essential lights and electrical equipment – they generate heat Keep indoor plants and bowls of water in the house as evaporation helps cool the air If possible, move into a cooler room, especially for sleeping Electric fans may provide some relief, if temperatures are below 35°C (Longer-term) Consider putting up external shading outside windows Use pale, reflective external paints Have your loft and cavity walls insulated – this keeps the heat in when it is cold and out when it is hot Grow trees and leafy plants near windows to act as natural air-conditioners Look out for others: Keep an eye on isolated, elderly, ill or very young people and make sure they are able to keep cool Ensure that babies, children or elderly people are not left alone in stationary cars Check on elderly or sick neighbours, family or friends every day during a heat-wave Be alert and call a doctor or social services if someone is unwell or further help is needed If you have a health problem: Keep medicines below 25°C or in the refrigerator (read the storage instructions on the packaging) Seek medical advice if you are suffering from a chronic medical condition or taking multiple medications If you or others feel unwell: Try to get help if you feel dizzy, weak, anxious or have intense thirst and headache; move to a cool place as soon as possible and measure your body temperature Drink some water or fruit juice to rehydrate Rest immediately in a cool place if you have painful muscular spasms (particularly in the legs, arms or abdomen, in many cases after sustained exercise during very hot weather), and drink oral rehydration solutions containing electrolytes. Medical attention is needed if heat cramps last more than one hour Consult your doctor if you feel unusual symptoms or if symptoms persist

15/06/2017
Gipsy Hill Federation
Hot Weather Alert

Kingswood Primary School May 2017 Newsletter

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11/05/2017
Kingswood Primary School Lower Site
Kingswood Primary School May 2017 Newsletter

Year 5 Residential Trip 2017

Day 4 We've just finished our last activites and are starting the journey home. Four days have flown by! Day 3 'Happy Birthday Jarrod! What a great place to turn 10! Day 2 "We've all had a great night's sleep and woken up ready for another jam packed day. We've enjoyed a traditional French breakfast. "All safe and well" Coach 1 (Kingswood Hummingbird and Toucan and Paxton) We've enjoyed fantastic weather today and the children were fascinated by the underground caves at Grottes des Naours. The workshops illustrating aspects of ancient culture at Parc Samara were enjoyed by all. Looking forward to another fun filled day tomorrow! Coach 2 (Kingswood Kestrel and Sandpiper and Elmwood) What a beautiful day in the sunshine we have had! We have wandered along the trenches; stared into No-Man's Land; eaten ice creams in the sun; dressed up as a Tommy and adored some new-born piglets. We're having a wonderful time! Day 1 Albert, La Somme "Arrived safe and sound after a smooth early crossing! Going to enjoy the beach and sea life centre now." We've had a wonderful day today. We had great fun on the beach in the sunshine, visited the sea life centre and had a nice meal in the restaurant. All the children are worn out and tucked up in bed!

24/05/2017
Gipsy Hill Federation
Year 5 Residential Trip 2017

Year 4 PGL Residential 2017

Year 4 PGL Residential 2017 Our Year 4 children across the Federation had a fantastic time at the PGL Center North in Liddington. A PGL trip is all about building confidence and helping children to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. Our children took part in a variety of activities over the three day residential. We would like to thank all our children for displaying excellent behaviour and staff for their hard work.

12/05/2017
Gipsy Hill Federation
Year 4 PGL Residential 2017

Paxton May Newsletter

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26/05/2017
Paxton Primary School
Paxton May Newsletter

Crawford Primary School May 2017 Newsletter

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12/05/2017
Crawford Primary School
Crawford Primary School May 2017 Newsletter

Easter Revision 2017

Maths and Literacy revision Sessions: Cooking Activities during Easter revision camp: Design a bag activity: Sports activity:

25/04/2017
Fenstanton Primary School
Easter Revision 2017

Year 5 Residential Trip 2017

Year 5 Residential Trip 2017 Day 1 What a fantastic start to our trip! The coach journey was excellent and it was a real adventure to be in a coach, on a train whilst under the sea! Our teachers were so well organised that we were able to take advantage of an earlier train which meant we could have more time in France. We arrived in Boulogne and were thrilled to be able to get off the coach and stretch our legs. Once off the coach, we went to an adventure playground to have our lunch and a play before attending The Nausica Sea Life Centre. The Sea Life Centre was absolutely amazing. We saw all sorts of wonderful creatures including sea horses, sharks, jelly fish and even a dancing seal that AJ named Jeff. Our adults were really impressed with us because the staff within the Sea life Centre were commenting on how well behaved we were and the kind manners we showed. After all of the excitement we were secretly happy to be heading towards our final destination. When the coach pulled up outside our accommodation, the bus erupted with a loud roar of "yay", "wow", "look at our mansion!". After dinner, we had a range of exciting evening activities. Our group did climbing. We enjoyed cheering each other on and challenging each other to reach past our highest climbing point. Written by Glenbrook and Fenstanton children in Group A. Day 2 On day two we went to visit Wellington Quarry in Arras. We went through the tunnel that the French, British and the Kiwis (aka the people from New Zealand) built. After we went to a famous battlefield and looked at the German and British trenches. We then went to The Vimy Ridge Memorial, learning about all the missing Canadian Soldiers. Later we went to a German cemetery and looked at the differences between the German soldier cemetery and the typical soldier cemetery. The difference is that the German soldiers cross had to be grey because of the guilt of starting the war and causing so much pain. Written by Oren & Niyah Y5 Hummingbird Class Day 3 We went to the picturesque city of Rouen, where we visited one of the many Notre Dame's in France. Notre Dame means ‘Our lady’. We visited the cathedral and looked and discussed it’s decorative appearance. We loved looking and learning about the stained glass windows and how they had to be carefully reconstructed after the city was bombed. In 1999 the cathedral’s spire fell and damaged the roof. Inside you could see where parts of the roof had to be replaced. In addition to the cathedral, we learned a lot about Joan of Arc. She believed that she received a message from God to lead the French to victory! Joan of Arc was involved in a famous part of history which is referred to as "The Hundred Years' War". At the young age of 19, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake by the English. Later, we had an opportunity to buy some souvenirs to remember the special city of Rouen. Written by Anna-Nicole from Y5 Chaffinch Class, Glenbrook and Shanai from Y5 Kestrel Class, Fenstanton

19/04/2017
Glenbrook Primary School
Year 5 Residential Trip 2017

Phoenix Primary School May 2017 Newsletter

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05/05/2017
Phoenix Primary School
Phoenix Primary School May 2017 Newsletter

Ilderton Primary School May 2017 Newsletter

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12/05/2017
Ilderton Primary School
Ilderton Primary School May 2017 Newsletter
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