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  • Ukrainian support letter

    8th Mar 2022

    Following a discussion in class our year 6 children have asked whether it would be possible for school to make a donation to support the Ukrainian refugees. We thought that this was an amazing idea and wanted to open this opportunity up to all of our parents. The Salma Food Bank in Smethwick are our local drop off point for collections and are asking for items to be with them by  Thursday, 10th March 2022 at 6pm. I am very sorry for the short notice but if you would like to make a donation could you please deliver it to the…

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  • Opening of Sensory Room - Friday 4th March 2022

    8th Mar 2022

    www.sandwell.gov.uk/news/article/6358/new_sensory_room_for_smethwick_primary_school   Annie Lennard Primary School has officially opened their sensory room at their school site in Smethwick.  The sensory room is a specially designed space aimed to stimulate the senses, promoting de-escalation and/or encouraging engagement and give pupils an immersive experience. Sensory experiences can be hugely beneficial to children. They are great for promoting a range of developmental skills. These spaces are ideal for creating engaging experiences where the users are surrounded by imagery, scents and sounds to capture the imagination, enhanced by the latest sensory technology.  The school, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, opened in 1954 and is named after…

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  • Useful information - Ukraine/Russia

    4th Mar 2022

    schools.firstnews.co.uk/ukraine-first-news-explainer/?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=205313495&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9QLLxN2-1p4U935IIRPKIk5fSbEY9mHocUtfC_zy39e7bRSutKLg1sIX6woxhu-azMKX03M_S1ORZWJLzghTBS46XgjtN5XnEh6pe0KT5KC5c9gOWnUFriyGatij5rNhzKg32T&utm_content=205313495&utm_source=hs_email Tips for parents 1 Don’t try to turn off the news when there is bad news. Sadly, in the technological world in which we live, adults are no longer in control of how children access information. News comes at us 24 hours a day from dedicated news channels, radio, the internet, and newspaper headlines. Even if you manage to shield your children from all of that, things that happen in the news will be talked about in the school playground or lunch hall. Better that your child is armed with the real facts than hearing exaggerated, second or third-hand…

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  • World Book Day - Library opening

    4th Mar 2022

    We have had a truly fabulous day celebrating World Book Day and the grand opening of our school library! We were honoured to have a very special guest visitor - Mrs Rogman - who officially cut the ribbon to open our library, assisted by our newly appointed school librarians! Children also participated in lots of wonderful activities throughout the day including: dressing up as their favourite book characters; the masked reader competition where staff recorded themselves in disguise reading an extract of much loved book for the children to guess who was behind the mask; a visit from Baggie Bird…

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  • Newsletter 4th March 2022

    4th Mar 2022

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  • Newsletter 28th February 2022

    2nd Mar 2022

    Week Beginning 28th February 2022   Nursery Places Available Do you have a child or know a child who was born between 01/09/2018 and 31/08/2019? Annie Lennard Primary school nursery have places available for September 2022. Please contact the school office to reserve your place on 0121 429 4284. COVID changes You will all be aware that last week the government announced that restrictions have been lifted, there is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate and we now have to live with Covid. New guidance has now been issued to schools; There is no longer a legal requirement for…

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  • 4th February 2022 Newsletter

    4th Feb 2022

    Newsletter  3rd February 2022   Big Cat e-readers    We are super pleased to have received some lovely feedback from some of our parents and carers this week as regards the first week of our Big Cat Collins e-readers being re-launched!  We are thrilled that you are enjoying sharing the books with your children and that they are enjoying the wider range of reading material available.  We are also pleased to announce that e-readers are now available to our Nursery children as of today in a range of picture books and early readers.  Nursery will be bringing a parent guide home…

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  • Year 5 & 6 Librarians needed

    31st Jan 2022

    Year 5 & 6 Mrs Jones needs YOU!   Gather round...gather round...there’s news!  Our wonderful school library is going to properly OPEN!  As part of this, this means it can be used at lunch times by        anyone who wants to read a book, listen to an audio book, write a book review,     research or be read to! So Mrs Jones is looking for some very dedicated and keen Year 5 & 6 librarians to help her do this! Are you… Friendly, cheerful, reliable and polite? Passionate about reading and have a love of books? Energetic, enthusiastic and full of ideas?…

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  • 13th January 2022 Newsletter

    13th Jan 2022

    Newsletter 13th January 2022 Training Day – Reminder On Monday 17th January school will be closed to pupils.   COVID-19 – reminder of changes You will be aware that guidance on Tuesday so I thought I would update you on the new procedures.   If your child develops any of the main symptoms (temperature, cough or loss of smell or taste) they will must go and get a PCR test not a LFT.   From Tuesday 11th January 2022 if you test positive on a routine LFT you no longer need to get a PCR test to confirm the result.…

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  • Government Guidance on Testing

    13th Jan 2022

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) If you have any of these 3 coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, even if mild, use this service to get a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible: a high temperature a new, continuous cough you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or they’ve changed For people who are routinely doing lateral flow tests, If you get a positive rapid lateral flow test result, most people will not need to take a PCR test to confirm the…

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