Friday Update – 16th July 2021

16 July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

You should have received a letter yesterday from Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead. As Alice states in her letter, the infection rate in Gateshead is now extremely high and is increasing every day. The letter also explains that Gateshead schools will continue to isolate close contacts of positive cases during the last week of term.

I want all our children to be in school for as much of the final week as possible. Therefore, despite the changes to restrictions on Monday 19th July, we will continue with our bubble system and social distancing.  

Despite the changes to government restrictions, please continue to wear a face covering on school premises.

Thankfully, many of our isolating children have, or are just about to, return to school. I would like to thank you all for your patience and support with this.

I will write to you again before the end of term. In the meantime, enjoy what looks like a hot and sunny weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

Dates for your diary:

W/b Monday 19th July 2021
Year 6 Performance- link sent to parents this week
Year 6 Graduation
Special sports week in school for all year groups
End of Year Reports sent to parents this week  
Wednesday 21st July 2021
Early Years Celebration  
Thursday 22nd July 2021
Last day of term for children
All children invited to wear their own clothes to school and bring a small toy of their choice (no electronic toys please)  
Friday 23rd July 2021
Staff development day  
Monday 6th September 2021
Staff development day  
Tuesday 7th September 2021
First day of term for all children from Reception to Year 6  
Thursday 9th September 2021
First day of term for new Nursery children