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Sports Days

Sports Days for this year (2024) are as follows:

  • Reception – Tuesday 2nd July @ 10am followed by picnic (more details to follow)
  • Yrs 1 & 2 – Monday 8th July @ 9.30am
  • Yrs 3 & 4 – Friday 5th July @ 9.30am

Mumps symptoms

Following our message to Reception parents regarding a confirmed case of mumps please see list of symptoms below: Overview (Link:www.nhs.uk/conditions/mumps/)

The symptoms of mumps usually develop 12 to 25 days after becoming infected with the mumps virus (this delay is know as the incubation period). Average incubation period is around 17 days).

Swelling of the parotid glands is the most common symptom of mumps. The parotid glands are a pair of glands responsible for producing saliva. They’re located on either side of your face, just below your ears. Both glands are usually affected by the swelling, although sometimes only one gland is affected. The swelling can cause pain, tenderness and difficulty with swallowing.

More general symptoms often develop a few days before the parotid glands swell. These can include :

  • headache
  • joint pain
  • feeling sick
  • dry mouth
  • mild abdominal pain
  • feeling tired
  • loss of appetite
  • a high temperature

In about 1 in 6 cases, mumps doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms.

WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE

If you suspect mumps, it’s important to call your GP.

While the infection isn’t usually serious, mumps has similar symptoms to other, more serious infections, such as glandular fever (Link: www.nhs.uk/conditions/glandular-fever/) and tonsillitis (Link: www.nhs.uk/conditions/tonsillitis/) It’s always best to visit your GP so they can confirm (or rule out) a diagnosis of mumps.

It is also important to let your GP know in advance if you’re coming to the surgery so they can take any necessary precautions to avoid the spread of infection.

Dementia Research Survey-Please read the following.Thank you.

Hello,
I am a Dementia Researcher completing my PhD at the University of Worcester. and a Tenacres Mum.
I am looking for volunteers that would be willing to complete an element of my research, which is an online survey looking at how we think about, or consider a future with dementia.
I am looking for anyone aged 55 and over that is in a relationship. This could be a marriage, living together, or in a relationship where you live apart. 

About the survey:

  • The survey can be completed on a smartphone, tablet, iPad or computer.
  • The questions are about caregiving in the future, and how dementia is thought about or planned for. Additionally, are questions about the type of relationship you are in.
  • Some of the questions allow for voice recordings for the answers. This will allow longer responses without lots of typing, but are optional if typing the response is preferred.
  • Every question is optional and can be skipped. If you would prefer not to answer some questions that is fine.
  • It is fully anonymous and any voice recordings will be deleted after being transcribed.

Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to consider participating.

If you would be willing to take part, please follow this link: https://www.videoask.com/f2773m06b

Dementia Research – Please take part in the survey-see below.

Hello,
I am a Dementia Researcher completing my PhD at the University of Worcester. and a Tenacres Mom.
I am looking for volunteers that would be willing to complete an element of my research, which is an online survey looking at how we think about, or consider a future with dementia.
I am looking for anyone aged 55 and over that is in a relationship. This could be a marriage, living together, or in a relationship where you live apart. 

About the survey:

  • The survey can be completed on a smartphone, tablet, iPad or computer.
  • The questions are about caregiving in the future, and how dementia is thought about or planned for. Additionally, are questions about the type of relationship you are in.
  • Some of the questions allow for voice recordings for the answers. This will allow longer responses without lots of typing, but are optional if typing the response is preferred.
  • Every question is optional and can be skipped. If you would prefer not to answer some questions that is fine.
  • It is fully anonymous and any voice recordings will be deleted after being transcribed.

Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to consider participating.

If you would be willing to take part, please follow this link: https://www.videoask.com/f2773m06b

PHSE Meeting

Mrs Hirst will be holding a PHSE meeting on Wednesday 22nd May at 2.15pm in the school hall. The meeting is to inform parents/carers what will be taught during PHSE lessons next half term. This will cover the RSE curriculum to include body parts, gender stereotypes, relationships etc.

Blackwell- one final blog

Well there we have it… our time at Blackwell has come to an end and after 3 days of activities from 8am until 8pm, we are all ready for our beds.

The children have tried 14 new activities and have amazed us in every single one. Their behaviour has been incredible and so many of the staff at Blackwell have commented how fantastic the Tenacres children are. So a big thank you to all of year 4. We have loved every minute we’ve spent with you.

I’m handing the blog back over to Miss Marshall now.

Blackwell 2024….you have been a blast.

Good Morning from Blackwell

Good Morning! We’re all packed up and enjoying pancakes for breakfast. The children were incredible last night, with not a single sound between 9.30pm and 6.30am! We had to wake up nearly 20 children at 7.30 this morning! Will blog again at lunch.

Day 2- evening

Our evening started with a trip to the shop where children picked some souvenirs! We then went to a very lively campfire with children joining in with a range of songs and actions. We toasted marshmallows too! All children were in bed and quiet by half 9!