Our News Stories
Welcome to Henry Chichele Primary School.
In these strange and uncertain times we are not able to currently welcome visitors through our doors. So, to give you a 'flavour' of us we have put together a series of short video clips which we hope you will find helpful and informative. If you require any further information or simply want to ask us a question then please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01933 352850.
We have two purpose built reception classrooms affectionately called 'Bananas' and 'Strawberries'. Whilst the children are registered in two classes there is daily 'free flow' between both classrooms and the outdoor areas that they have access to. We recently created a 'Forest School area' which our newest children are thoroughly enjoying!
As we return to school for the new academic year it is important to continue to be alert.
Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature– this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough– this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste– this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
- Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.
We hope you continue to enjoy these stories read by our staff.
Mrs Hope reads a new story.
Coming soon! We are intending to dedicate a page just for the Library (accessible through the class page menu) which will contain a wealth of information about reading and our Library. We shall also be regularly updating our storytime sessions for you to share as often as you like with your child/ren.
This week the staff want to share some of their jokes with you!
Mrs Hope also has a new story for you https://youtu.be/MtUYGIxrKt4
As another week of lockdown ends Mr McClymont, Headteacher, has some words and a story for the children https://youtu.be/BxYwRQj5_Oo
Some of the staff who were in school this week have also been busy recording more story time. Click on the links below to hear them reading some of their favourites to you.
Mrs O'Brien Jones ( Inclusion Manager & Year 4 class teacher) reading 'Oi Frog' https://youtu.be/MRCInplIRjU
Miss Keir ( Year 3 class teacher)reading 'Tiddler' https://youtu.be/MHZ7VwYbD7U
Mrs Lathall (Year 2) reading 'The Fish Who Could Wish' https://youtu.be/3FamjdbDH5Y
Mrs Hughes (Librarian) reading 'Thidwick' https://youtu.be/h3Fclwt88qE
Mrs Walker reading 'The Princess and the Wizard https://youtu.be/-cx-OiuRIYs
More to follow next week .........
To show our support to parents and children across the county, and as a thank you for continuing to stay at home and save lives, Northamptonshire Police has shared a number of pictures to help keep children entertained at this difficult time.
Once they are coloured in, children are encouraged to hang them in the windows of homes to support those working to keeping you safe.
Our officers will take photos of any pictures they see whilst out on patrol and tweet them. Parents with social media accounts can also take photos of their children with their picture and tag us on Twitter @NorthantsPolice.
Assistant Chief Constable Simon Blatchly, who is leading the Northamptonshire Police response to the COVID-19 pandemic, said: “With many of us parents ourselves and facing similar struggles, we can appreciate the difficulties which parents and carers face at this time.
“We would appreciate seeing the final pictures, so families are encouraged to put the pictures up in their windows to show support for Northamptonshire Police, the NHS and our Keyworker colleagues.
“Our officers on patrol will keep an eye out for the pictures, taking photos and tweeting them to our social media channels to recognise your children’s artistry – or if you’d like to tweet us your photo, we’d love that too!
“We just wanted to take a moment to say thanks and that we’re all in this together. We hope you and they enjoy this and please stay home and save lives.”