How wonderful it is to be able to say Welcome Back, it has been the best week in a long time. After all the preparations by the staff team, to see the children back in school, happy, thrilled to see their friends, adjusting so well to the changes in rooms and schedules, brings us all great delight. Thank you to every one of you for your support and cooperation with the changes to arrival times, entrances, altered times into classes and protecting one another with face coverings.
We welcome our new Reception Class to school, they begin today and are full time from tomorrow. Nursery 1 (old Preschool) and Nursery 2 (old Nursery Class) begin classes this week also, welcome to all of you and your families.
Getting all the measures and steps right in these early weeks will ensure we have done everything reasonable to help protect the children and adults in our school community. With each passing week and in response to a lack of infections we can begin to ease restrictions:
From Monday 7.9.2020:
The children must not play in the playground but can wait with their class peers. If the children fail to comply with this rule the privilege will be revoked. The school does not accept responsibility for the children until the children enter the school building.
The children are really enjoying our new lunchtime arrangements, that means the children do not have to queue for food and get at least 30 minutes play time.
Wider Curriculum Activities
PE has begun so please make sure PE kits come into school on Monday and stay until Friday.
Swimming lessons begin this week:
Tuesdays for Years 1, 4M, 4P, 5 and 6
Thursdays for Years 2 and 3
Plus Reception (not this week as first week at school, they start swimming next Thursday 17.9.2020)
We are so please that we are able to run a special programme for our Year 4 children. Rob Mayne who ran the Prince William Award 2 years ago who has set up his own “Together We Achieve” award. This is a skills programme to help Year 4 children learn about themselves, how to work with others and how to make the world a better place.
Parents/carers will receive consent forms to complete.
Year 5 LAMDA
The performing arts special programme will begin in October, once the Year 6 children have completed their exam preparations.
Our weekly newsletter will be uploaded directly to the school website and parts will be shared through Facebook in the coming week.
Mrs Marie Curtis