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Message from the Head Teacher

19th January 2021


Dear Parents,


We have had a positive start to the term, albeit not as good as, if we were in normal times, but all the same, it has been positive. We are delighted with the uptake in the Zoom sessions and we hope that this continues to increase which I am sure it will do. It is so lovely to see you all and thank you so much for keeping to the rules. If you are having difficulties joining meetings, please do let the class teachers know and they will do all they can to help you.


As the half term develops, we will be looking for Home Learning Heroes to celebrate. We do continue to ask you not to put undue pressure on yourselves or the children at this difficult time. Please remember that whilst learning is important, to keep progressing with learning and to keep some routine going, having fun is also equally important.


As we continue under this new regime, I just wanted to keep you up to date with what is happening (although nothing has actually changed since we began Spring Term 1)

 

  • Remote Learning continues this week for the majority of children. As many of you already know, and have seen, unlike the last lockdown, this time there are very clear expectations on school that learning must continue and progress. We will therefore continue to work with you and please let us know if you need support.

 

  • There will be a small number of school staff in every day.

 

  • The best way to contact teachers/school staff is:
    •  Class Teachers are at home teaching remotely via Zoom at the times already given out. In addition, monitoring and setting work in Purple Mash.
    •  The school’s phone line will be manned between 8.45 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please do not hesitate to call, even if you feel you need a chat. If we cannot talk at that moment, someone will get back to you as soon as they can.

 

  • We will continue to ask for confirmation from those critical workers who may need childcare for the next week. Please do keep in mind that the government are very clear that ‘you should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to the Covid-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should’. This not only helps keep children safe but also staff.

 

  • Should you need to come onto the school site, please be aware that all the rules and expectations that were in place prior to the holiday remain. Please do ensure that you keep your physical distance and that you wear masks when on the school site unless you are exempt.

 

  • Free School Meals: I hope that you have all seen the information that has been sent regarding food parcels and vouchers.

 

Please contact the school if you have any questions and we will do our best to answer them. Whilst we do still anticipate disruption moving forwards, and do not know how long the current arrangements will remain, we will, of course, do all we can to support you and thank you for your support.

 

Stay safe and have a positive week.

 

Yours sincerely,
Miss Dowding

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