World Book Day Celebrations
Lockdown did not stop us! What an absolute treat we had on Thursday. Mrs Ware pointed us all in the right direction and off we went. Children at home were making dens and reading areas – indoors and out. Children dressed up and were able to create art, cook food and read to siblings and pets... all inspired by books and book characters. We listened to stories live and read to each other via a virtual link. It was the best World Book Day judging by the amount of photos that were sent in and uploaded to the work sites. Well done. You all made a tremendous effort to get involved in one way or another and made it such a fun filled day.
Staff Love Books
Children Love Books
Art Inspired by Books
It was such a pleasure to see so many creative ways to show your love of reading. You read stories, you shared stories and you wrote stories. Absolutely brilliant!
Return to School on Monday
We are all very excited to see the children return on Monday. I am sure that any initial fears and nerves will soon disappear once the children meet with their friends and settle back into familiar routines with staff in their own classrooms.
We will be working in class bubbles for the whole day with staggered lunch and breaktimes. Children are not allowed to share equipment, so don't forget to provide pencil cases. The rooms will be well ventilated so extra layers under the school uniform would be a good idea until the warmer weather arrives.
Please make your lunch bookings using the Gateway app. PE kits can be worn to school on the PE days (Thursday and Friday for SAINTS) and as requested by the teachers. We will be making the most of outdoor learning using our beautiful grounds. Please have wellies to hand!
Arrival and Departure
Nursery please see your own class Dojo page for specific times.
Gates open at 8:45 and children must be in class and registered by 9:05. The gates will then be closed to protect those who are on site. If your child is nervous it is best to make the walk up the path with friends, so being on time will really help.
Your prompt arrival and departure is appreciated as the access point needs to be clear to allow for the bus and taxi to safely park.
The children will be escorted out to the gates at 3:20. To avoid congestion and a prolonged wait at the gates please arrive on time, avoid lingering, come alone to collect, wear a mask and remember to socially distance.
Please step forward to identify yourself. It is so difficult for us to recognise you with masks! There will inevitably be a small wait at the end of the day but with your assistance this should be kept to a minimum, and we will be outside in the fresh air which minimises the risk to you.
Please park courteously and safely. Our neighbours in Strawberry Fields also have the right to access their drives without obstruction.
Do not park on the double yellow lines and wherever possible park further away and walk to school.
No visitors are permitted on the school site without booking. Please make an appointment through the admin office if you wish to do so.
Oak Class Arrangements
Mrs Nuthall is blooming marvellously well at 32 weeks through her pregnancy. This is a critical time and as per Government guidance Mrs Nuthall will continue her role working safely from home. I am pleased to announce that we successfully appointed Miss Kaydee Prince, who will start her role slightly earlier than planned. She will be meeting and greeting the children on Monday morning ready to start her teaching role in Oak Class. Mrs Day will continue to provide support after having single handedly managing the Critical Workers Club very successfully throughout the lockdown. The children will still remain in contact virtually with Mrs Nuthall until the handover process is completed. Mrs Nuthall will begin her maternity leave after Easter.
Returning Loaned Devices
Please do return your loaned device in a labelled bag, which will be collected from the classroom. These devices will be added to the school stock once the necessary resets have been done.
I am so pleased to announce the safe arrival of Miss Cooper's baby. We wish her and her partner, Joe, all the very best as they get to enjoy this little bundle of joy.
Welcome Back Miss Ruby
Miss Ruby will return to her regular day on Friday in Willow Class. Miss Keen and Miss Ruby will teach in Willow Class supported by Mrs Squires and Mrs Jelley. A welcome return following her maternity leave. We are very pleased to have her back.
We are all looking forward to greeting you at the gates, albeit briefly. Have a lovely Sunday with your family enjoying the spring-like sunny weather. Thank you again for all your online teaching efforts!
All good wishes
We are hoping to see a return to some of the usual fundraising activities in the Summer Term. Watch this space!
Ideas/thoughts/suggestions are very welcome.
Keep safe and thank you for your continued support,
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