Article 2

All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or a girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.

Dear Parents/carers,

We have had an extremely busy two weeks back in school as well as children who have been working at home remotely.  We are really looking forward to welcoming all pupils back to school on Monday and seeing them in the flesh – rather than virtually!  We know that so many parents are looking forward to their child returning fully and not needing to teach remotely…as are the staff too!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the children for their engagement, resilience and hard work with their remote learning– this has been challenging in more ways than one for everybody!

We would really like to thank the staff for continuing to provide learning opportunities in school and remotely, whilst adapting quickly and efficiently to a new way of working!  They have worked relentlessly – we’re sure that you will all agree!

We’re sure that you have read the guidance that was sent out earlier in the week regarding the full reopening, but here is a reminder of what your child needs to bring to school.

What should my child bring to school?

  • All pupils will be expected to wear uniform. School shoes must be worn – not trainers.  We advise all pupils to bring a jumper/cardigan, regardless of the weather, as rooms will be ventilated at all times.
  • Please send your child equipped to school for the day an ready to learn – we are minimising the number of visits to the office when parents forget water bottles, bags etc. The office team will not 
  • Children should only bring a filled water bottle (not squash – see healthy tuck policy on the website). This needs to be named please so that children can easily recognise their own bottle and do not touch or drink out of bottles belonging to other children.
  • Please do NOT send your child with pencil cases and stationery;
  • Bags are allowed again, but as a school we would strongly advise KS2 pupils NOT to bring large backpacks. There is insufficient room in cloakrooms to store bags, and this is often the thing pupils moan about most. Children need a small bag to carry items to and from school, so a drawstring bag like a P.E. bag would be much more suitable; Reception and KS1 should only bring their red book bag to school
  • It will be vital for the children to bring their P.E. bags into school on Monday 8th 2021 – PE will begin straight away
  • Year 6 children should not bring mobile phones to school (this will be reviewed at Easter)
  • Children should bring a small clear labelled ‘sandwich bag’ with their own labelled pack of tissues, small hand gel/sanitiser for their own use.  Children in KS2 should also bring a piece of fruit for break. (No crisps or chocolate please.)
  • Please do not send in items from home with your child to share at school, we can provide the resources that they need to learn.

The school community has worked really hard to keep each other safe, as well as provide the best educational experience possible for our children.

We hope to finally say good bye to remote learning!

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Miller and Miss Stanton

Forthcoming dates

Friday 19th March – Red Nose Day – wear anything red and donate £1 – no red noses will be sold in school.  Unfortunately, due to Covid guidance we ask that children do not bring a red nose into school this day for health and safety reasons.  However, you may wish use ‘face paint’ to paint your child’s nose!

Thursday 1st April – school closes at the usual time for Easter break

Friday 2nd April – Friday 16th April – Easter holidays

Monday 19th April – School reopens at usual times – Summer uniform can be worn

Monday 3rd May – Bank Holiday – school closed

Thursday 6th May – School closed – Polling day – TBC

Thursday 27th May - School closes to pupils for half term

Friday 28th May – INSET day – school closed to pupils

Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June – half term

Monday 7th June – School reopens to all pupils

Tuesday 20th July – School closes for the summer holidays

Wednesday 21st July – Staff Inset day- school closed to pupils

 

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