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Newsletter 26th February 2021

Posted: Mon 1st Mar 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was a pleasure to welcome our amazing children back to both remote learning and learning in our key worker provision at school. This week, Mrs Lawrence and I have
conducted a virtual learning walk - I must say we are very impressed with the children's learning, engagement and enthusiasm across all areas of the curriculum.

After the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday, we are delighted that we will be in a position to welcome all children back to school on Monday 8th March - it is just not the same without ALL our amazing children! We have worked through the guidance from the DfE and have firm and robust plans in place for their safe return. Please refer to the detailed information in relation to this, sent earlier today. Although we understand there will be some anxiety around the government's decision to open schools, children returning to school is fundamental for their wellbeing, learning and overall development. We are all extremely excited to be welcoming
all our children back to school.

Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our children, families and our staff. Please be reassured that we will do everything that we can to make the school environment as safe as possible and also ensure that every child's transition
back into school will be as smooth as possible.

Thank you for attending parent conferences. Teaching staff really enjoyed these meetings and the outcomes do assist with our planning, especially with all or wonderful children returning to school. My thanks must also go to you all for really embracing Maths Week; we had the most outstanding maths hats both in school and virtually that I have ever seen! 

We are also in receipt of a further 6 laptops donated to our school. Thank you to James Broomfield of OurTech for this very kind gesture.

Next week is World Book Day and we know how much the children look forward to dressing up and coming to school as their favourite book characters each year. For this reason, and in light of the announcement regarding the wider opening of schools, we have taken the decision to postpone the dressing up element of the day. Our dress up day will now take place on Friday, 12th March, so that all children can take part.

Next Thursday we will still celebrate World Book Day, both in school and virtually. On this day, the usual live lessons will still take place, but one of these will include fun activities linked to World Book Day. Please also look out for some extra story videos and a competition on your child’s class stream.

With the recent government announcements, road-map out of lockdown and school opening, we really do have so much to look forward to. As a school community we have proved that we are strong, supportive and resilient - we said we would get through this together and we did!

Have a wonderful weekend.

My very best wishes,

Mrs Freeman





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