Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back! We are so looking forward to a new year with hopefully less restrictions. Teachers have met and are planning an exciting term ahead with a focus on learning, well-being and fun. I am sure that we all agree that education is SO serious we have to make it FUN! And that is what this wonderful team are expert at.
As always we will keep you updated via email and twitter. Please ensure we are informed of any changes to personal details, health or if you want to change any of the permissions that you set when completing the online admission form. (Previously called a September Pack). Here are some important headlines this week:-
Launch Day: We will be launching our brand new, whole school topic on Monday. There will be lots of activity, so please send your child in trainers and PE kit with a school jumper on this day. We will also be taking a short "mystery" walk to the village for a very special treat.
Covid Update: You have received a letter from the director of education outlining the level zero plans for schools. We are still awaiting some details but in the meantime we are very pleased that our plans to revert to pod working can continue. If you would like to continue to wear masks in the school yard you may, but these are no longer requested. We feel that the one way system can remain, as this will support you in socially distancing when dropping off and picking up. We will keep our windows of drop off and pick up as last year. Drop off is 8.40 to 8.55 where the gates will be locked until 3.20 ready for pick up which is up until 3.40. This window helps with parking as well as social distancing. Please remember to avoid walking up and down the side lane as it is very narrow when cars are passing.
We will still be encouraging hand hygiene and being sensible with mixing indoors. As always we will make decisions locally and in the best interests of the pupils and staff.
Photographs- We are keen to take photos of the pupils by the wild flowers before they fade. Please ensure your child is in school uniform on Monday and Tuesday so we can use this as an opportunity to take the photos. Pods will be selling these to raise funds for their Pods.
We are very aware that our extra-curricular offer has been affected due to covid. However, the staff are willing to resume a Wednesday evening club. Each pod will let you know when this will start, the times and what sort of activities will be offered. We will be listening to our learners when designing these clubs and if you child does sign up, please try to commit each week so that the skills can be built upon towards a final termly end goal.
We look forward to seeing you all on Monday.