It is the end of another strange term. But I at least we have finished with a full compliment of podlets right across the school. All staff have focused on giving the pupils time to acclimatise to the world of school again, and it has been a delight to watch the friendships and relationships thrive.
We are looking forward to the Summer Term, and have planned a lovely launch day for the first day back. Our new topic has been very much designed with wellbeing at its heart. We have also planned to ensure that pupils will be given the support they need to progress their knowledge and skills at a pace that suits them. A few other headlines this week:-
1. Fun Fridays - As staff are returning to work we are, as promised, able to re-open on a Friday afternoon. To support your child's learning and wellbeing, nearly all staff will take their PPA on a Friday. All Pods will be covered by consistent staff, wherever possible, and all contact groups will continue to be around 30. This afternoon will focus on ending the week on a real high! We are arranging sports coaches, arts, music, outdoor activities and drama. Please look out for information from your pod staff in terms of necessary equipment.
2. Attendance after Easter - The following information has been provided to all schools. "When all pupils are back in school, in accordance with WG guidelines, normal school attendance policies should be applied." This means that all pupils will be expected to return to school for the Summer Term, unless specific health problems prevents this.
3. Stranger Danger - We need your help to reinforce this very important message to the children. As we head into the Summer Term we always remind children not to engage with walkers as the pass the school. However, our lovely children are so sociable, that this is a lesson that we have to regularly re-visit. Please could parents help us by not calling your children over to the fence during the school day. This sends mixed messages, and although we appreciate that you are family, and not strangers, we just want to try and keep children away from the fence line. We advise a lovely big wave instead! :)
4. Breakfast Club (Limited Spaces) - As staffing levels improve, we are also able to resume breakfast club. This will now be based in the school hall, so please consider this when you are dropping your child(ren) off. You can either park on the main road and bring your child to the hall fire exit, or older children can be dropped off in the zone and they can run up to the hall through the junior yard. Due to Covid19 the school must insist on pre-bookings by emailing the office. Please note that if the school has reached it's capacity we may not be able to reserve you a space.
Early Bird Craft Club from 8am to 8.25am. Cost £20 per half term. (Siblings £10) Must be paid in advance. For more information please visit the school website here. A contract will be required, please contact the office to book your place early.
Breakfast Club from 8.25 to 8.55. Cost FREE. For more information please visit the school website here.