Dear Parents and Carers
Over the past five weeks, your continued efforts have been nothing short of amazing. Thank you for fully supporting the school and your children with their learning. The remote learning programme is going very well using both the School Dojo or Google Classroom platforms. The level of engagement is good, and the quality of the work is improving. Our KS2 children in particular are improving their redrafting skills, and the teachers are using Google Classroom to live meet with the children, individually or in small groups to focus in on these skills. Miss Ruby has returned, in a part-time capacity, to run the 'Catch-Up' programme with Mrs Ware. A most welcome return for Miss Ruby who has been thrown in at the deep end! She is very quickly becoming familiar with the Google Classroom platform and was able to meet virtually with small groups of children. Although in its infancy, this has worked really well. Welcome back Miss Ruby – it's great to have you back on our team.
We will continue to adapt and review our position and the teachers have made further adjustments in response to the recent survey. We are always willing to listen and will do our best to accommodate your suggestions. Please do get in touch with us if you need our help. As time progresses, needs may change as your home and personal circumstances change (see below!).
The school is here to support however we can.
In order that no child is left unsupported or disadvantaged, the school has recently acquired more devices to ease the burden placed on you at home. If you are struggling to manage your work whilst sharing devices and/or tablets with your children then please do get in touch. We will quickly assist making sure that you have access to additional devices to ensure that all children are being fully supported under the current circumstances.
Children's Mental Health Week
Throughout the week the work in PSHE focussed on activities that allowed the children to express themselves and show how they are feeling. The children were given the opportunity to end this week by dressing up for the day. Many children took part at school and at home and it was wonderful to see the many ways in which they did this. I was particularly privileged to be invited to a dance show and I was superbly entertained.
Ethos Forum Meeting
Thursday 11th February 10:00am
Please do join us using the invite link on the School Dojo page. The aim of this session will be to share the information on the Vision and Values for the school and the Trust. Your input is invaluable so please put it in your diary and virtually meet with Mrs Underwood, Executive Headteacher, Mel Holyoak, Vice Chair of Governors and Emma Neath, Chair of Governors.
Get Set Tokyo Update
Don't forget every skip, step, hop and jump count towards this journey to visit the Olympic venues across the world. Do log on and and register your kilometres. Can you believe we have already managed a distance totalling 30,863km! Simply an amazing distance. Well done everyone!
Wishing you a lovely, fun filled weekend.
Thank you so much to everyone who’s taken part so far in the Virtual Balloon Race. It’s not too late to buy balloons for yourself or as a gift. The balloons will be launched on 14th February 2021.
We hope it will be a lot of fun! You can colour and customise your balloon, and watch it during the race (seven days).
Eco Racing – 1st £500 cash, 2nd iPad and the next 10 will receive £10 book tokens
(EcoRacing prizes for all participants)
FONTS – 1st £30 cash
If you have any questions – please contact us.
Keep safe and thank you for your continued support
email firstname.lastname@example.org / or message FONTS on Dojo