November Newsletter

November 10, 2020

Date: 10/11/20
November 2020

Dear Parents, Carers, Governors and Friends of Golborne and Maxilla

Our topic this term is Food. The Curriculum map has been added to Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a platform for delivering learning, such as uploading our sound of the week. You should all have received a link to access the classroom as well as your child’s individual emoji password. If you need support with accessing the system, please call the office and they will be happy to talk you through it.

We welcome Ellie, who is our teacher in training. She will be with us 4 weeks this term and will then return in the summer term.

Forest School will start on Thursday 12th November. Parents of the first group of children will be contacted by Natasha, our Forest School Coordinator.

Children start nursery at 9.15 each morning. Collection times depend on which story group your child is in and they are as follows:
Little Green story group 2.45pm
Green Star story group 2.55pm
Yellow and Pink story groups 3.05pm
Purple Room 3.15pm

If your child is booked for after-school club or attends 8.30am to 4.30pm as a 2 year old, then the above will not apply.

Winter Weather – as the weather is getting colder, please ensure that your child has access to a coat at school. Children are out in the garden throughout the day as well as during lunchtime. Can we please also request that your child’s name is in their coat (as well as all their clothes)

Attendance – we continually monitor your child’s attendance; each half term you will receive an email with a breakdown

Please bring a water bottle each day for your child
School Keyworkers will continue to be available at the school entrance for you to be able to have a quick catch-up. This will be on a rota basis as follows:

Monday Stanka
Tuesday Begoña and Natalie
Wednesday Amanda
Thursday Alketa
Friday Veronica J

For purple room children, if you would like to talk to your child’s keyperson, please ask the staff at the gate.
If you need a longer meeting please call the office and a time will be arranged.

School Information
We use schoolcomms (also known as school gateway) to invoice you for meals, after school club, childcare fees etc. You should have received an email with details of how to register. If you have not received the email please contact the office on 020 8968 5622. If you are eligible for free school meals please ensure that you have completed the relevant form so that we are able to confirm this.

Some important dates for your diary:

Friday 13th November: We will celebrate Pudsey by coming to school in our pyjamas. We ask that you make a £1 contribution to this. Money collected will go to BBC Children in Need.

Wednesday 18th November: Parent Governors will be arranging a Parent Forum Zoom Meeting. This is an opportunity for parents to speak to school governors about the school. Our parent governors are Felipe Giraldo and Alketa Nekaj. Please contact school office to register your attendance to enable a zoom invitation to be sent

Children will be accessing weekly Wednesday Yoga sessions, these will happen virtually with our Yoga Teacher Alicia.

Finally, I would like to say a big thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times.
Many thanks for your support.
Veronica and the Nursery Team

Sound of the week – w/b 9th November 2020Parent Governor Forum
Term dates

Autumn Term 2020

  • term starts – Thursday 3rd September 2020
  • half term break occurs – Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October 2020
  • back to school from half term – Tuesday 3rd November 2020
  • last day of term – Friday 18th December


Spring Term 2021

  • term starts – Wednesday 6th January 2021
  • half term break occurs – Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February 2021
  • back to school from half term Tuesday 23rd February 2021
  • last day of term Wednesday 31st March 2021

Summer Term 2021

  • term starts – Tuesday 20th April 2021
  • half term break occurs – Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021
  • back to school from half term – Monday 7th June 2021
  • last day of term – Thursday 22nd July 2021


Autumn Term 2021

Inset days for this academic year to be confirmed


  • term starts – Wednesday 1st September 2021
  • half term break occurs – Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October 2021
  • back to school from half term – Monday 1st November 2021
  • last day of term – Friday 17th December 2021