The sun is shining, we’re back to school and everyone is well, how fantastic. It has been a wonderful first week the children have been so excited to launch their new projects and learn lots of new things. All the details of this half term’s project are on the class pages along with project homework ideas, follow this link to visit the areas - www.ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk/class-pages/
The children’s progress was reviewed at the end of the last half term, as we do each half term so that teachers could identify progress and any areas requiring additional support. Parents/carers of children receiving additional support this half term were sent a letter through Groupcall today. If you have any questions about the letter or provision, please email the class teacher to arrange a mutually convenient call to discuss it.
Weekly spelling tests will be on Thursdays from next week and results sent to parents via Marvellous Me as usual. Spelling lists for the week ahead will be published on Fridays on Readiwriter for the children to practise and learn at home.
The children are loving their new school menu and we are seeing lots of clean plates. Thank you for your support as we make this change to our catering.
Just a gentle reminder that parents need to continue to book 2 weeks in advance for all school meals through Scopay www.scopay.com. Children will not order meals at school and will not be able to order on the day. You can book meals as far in advance as you want (providing there is credit on your account or your child is entitled to free school meals).
We recommend using the Scopay App on your mobile phone as it is so easy to use. Download from the App Store or Google Play -
Still issues I am disappointed to have to share. We have again had complaints of drives and pathways being blocked by poor parking, including one from Holy Angels as people are blocking the Father’s access in and out, along with the access to the rear parking for the parishioners. Parking is only in the designated bays only and should not block either the gates or the vicarage. With parking so limited it would be very sad if we lost this kind permission.
The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has today launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future, so that we can put children at the heart of our country’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Parents, care leavers and those working with children are also invited to complete the adult survey to share their views about the future for children and young people today, and what they think is holding young people back. The adult survey is at is www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigask/adults/
The results from this survey will help the Children’s Commissioner identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their potential, put forward solutions and set ambitious goals for the country to achieve.
Our intention is to open Funzone from 4th May 2021, bookings are available online. Please recognise the risk that your child is entering as they attend Funzone with a mixed key stage class.
The deadline for ordering leavers hoodies through Scopay is 2nd May. Details were sent to parent/carers before the Easter Holidays.
There are a number of free online courses for parents and carers from the Surrey Family Learning Team. Courses include Maths, English as a additional language, Yoga, cooking and Phonics workshops. For more details and booking visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/familylearning
I look forward to meeting the Parent Council online next Tuesday for our half-termly meeting, I will email a link to the online meeting to the Class Reps.
Keep well, kindest regards,