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  • World Book Day

    Published 29/03/22

    This year the theme was ‘Our favourite Bedtime Stories’. The children came into school dressed in their pyjamas with a teddy, ready for an eventful day. We enjoyed seeing pictures of the children enjoying their bedtime stories from home.


    The day started with an ‘all star’ production of ‘Once upon a dream’ acted by our wonderful team at Shirley.  This was about a boy who had a dream about his bedtime story and got transported to a world of book characters. The children loved seeing their teachers dressed up as different book characters and were inspired to act out scenes in their classrooms.

    Back in the classroom, the children continued their acting skills and they acted out scenes from the popular children’s book ‘Where the wild things are. They created pieces of artwork from the story and wrote their very own versions.

    The children took part in a Story Spoon competition where they decorated wooden spoons inspired by their favourite book characters. Congratulations to the winners below:

    Rabbits: Norman

    Moles: Catlyn

    Owls: Lucy

    Year group winner: Areesha from Rabbits

    Woodpeckers: Connie

    Foxes: Mysha

    Badgers: Rosa

    Year group winner: Evie from Foxes

    Hedgehogs: Alfie

    Otters: Maggie

    Squirrels: Annabelle

    Year group winner: Dylan from Otters

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  • School Closed- 18th February 2022

    Published 17/02/22

    On the advice of Southampton City Council, the school site is closed on 18th February 2022. Learning will take place on Google Classroom from 9am.

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  • Starting School - September 2023

    Published 07/05/21

    Admission in September 2023

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  • Shirley Infant Virtual Library

    Published 07/05/21

    We hope you enjoy listening to some stories read by some familiar faces.

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  • Coronavirus Update

    Published 04/01/21

    January 2022

    Latest Government guidance

    'COVID-19 continues to be a virus that we learn to live with and the imperative to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education remains.'

    How should schools record attendance?

    Where a pupil cannot attend school due to illness, as normally would happen, the pupil should be recorded as absent in the attendance register and the school will authorise the absence. Code I (Illness) should be used in this instance.

    Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with the latest information and advice from Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the school will use the relevant authorised codes required by the DFE.

    Where a pupil’s parent/guardian refuses to send them to school, the pupil should be recorded as unauthorised absence in the attendance register.

    Should you be in isolation with your children we have set up a page on both websites that can be found here:



    On this page there are useful links to websites and ideas that you can work with your child at home.  We have also highlighted basic skills that you can practise with them too. 

    We will continue to communicate with you regularly.  The updates are changing regularly and we will ensure to keep you as informed as quickly as we can.  

    Changes to self-isolation/testing

    From Monday 17th Jan 2022, people who are self-isolating with Covid 19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature.


    If after day 5 and 6 the result is still positive, you must remain in isolation until day 10 or 2 negative LFD tests on consecutive days, whichever comes first.

    If you are unable to take a LFD for any reason and continue to have a temperature, you must complete 10 full days of isolation.

    Anyone who develops 1 of the 3 main symptoms of Covid 19 should stay at home and self-isolate and take a PCR test.

    If your child has symptoms of Covid 19 and you take for a PCR test, please provide the evidence of the PCR booking and the test result to school via  Children may return to school if the PCR result is negative.

    We will continue to communicate with you regularly as updates are changing regularly, and we will ensure to keep you as informed as quickly we can. 


    Guidance on home learning

    What do I do if I suspect my child has Covid 19?

    If your child has symptoms of Covid 19 please take for a PCR test and self-isolate until you get the result.

    If your child has no symptoms do a lateral flow test.  If this is negative your child may come to school.  If positive then self-isolate and re test on day 5 and day 6. If both tests are negative, your child can return to school.

    How does my child access home learning whilst isolating?

    All pupils have a login to google classrooms and other learning programmes. 

    Once your child's teacher has uploaded the work for home, this will appear in their Google Classroom.

    If you have any issues accessing the home learning please contact the school office so that we can help.


    Lateral Flow Tests

    You can get free LFD test packs sent to your home easily by ordering online at

    GOV.UK - Order COVID-19 lateral flow tests

    or order and collect from community pharmacies.

    Each kit contains 7 tests and you can order one pack every day.

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  • Website and Google Classroom Webinar

    Published 26/11/20

    Last week Mr Hack (Network Technician) and Mrs Watts ran a live webinar to show parents around the website and give you an overview of Google Classroom. This was recorded and can be watched below.

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  • Open Mornings for 2021/22 Admission

    Published 28/09/20
    UPDATE 28.10.2020 - Updated 7.11.202 As a school we had been desperately hoping to allow visits for prospective parents later in this term. However, we have received guidance early in September from the Local Authority that we are not pe
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  • IBM - Try Science

    Published 11/11/19

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  • Science Week

    Published 01/04/19

    Scientists in action ...

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  • Library

    Published 11/09/18

    .... at Shirley Infant School

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  • School Council

    Published 11/09/18

    School Council have been working hard on planning our new PE warm up circuit this year.  We talked with the school council at the beginning of the year about what they felt needed to be improved in the school.  They felt the playground needed to help them improve their independence, perseverance and co-operation skills more.  We have been looking at how to keep ourselves safe but perseverance with new risks too.  

    School council were instrumental in planning the apparatus we chose for our Circuit on our playground.  They thought carefully about what they would do on the apparatus and what skills they would help or challenge their friends.  

    School Council are very proud of our new apparatus and belive it has made a big difference to playtimes, PE sessions and encouraging more physical activity throughout the school day.


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