Friday Update – 16th October 2020

16 October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

There will be some slight changes to the school day after half term.

Firstly, thank you for your support with the staggered start and end of the school day. After half term, the school gates will open at 8.30am and close promptly at 9am. This means that children from all year groups can be dropped off at any time during that half hour. The arrangements for the end of the day remain unchanged.

Lunchtime arrangements will be slightly different. I am keen to return to offering hot meals as soon as possible. However, due to time constraints and the ongoing restrictions with class bubbles, this is not yet possible. Instead, we are going to begin a phased return to hot meals starting with Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. We will endeavour to offer hot meals to children in Years 3 to Year 6 as soon as we can. In the meantime, please feel free to send a flask of soup or other warm food as part of a packed lunch. From next week, all children will be able to start using lunch boxes again. Thank you for your patience with the arrangements to date. Following the half term break, all children from Year 1 to Year 6 will take part in PE lessons outside. We would like to request that all children come to school on their PE day dressed in their PE kit. This will need to be a black, navy or grey tracksuit, a plain t-shirt and trainers. Football strips and other similar sportswear are not permitted. Children will not need to bring school uniform on their PE day.

Year 1Monday
Year 2Monday
Year 3Thursday
Year 4Wednesday
Year 5Friday
Year 6Tuesday

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

Dates for your diary:

Monday 26th – Friday 30th October 2020 (inclusive)
October half term
Week beginning 2nd November and 9th November 2020
Parent consultation meetings via Microsoft Teams. Parents can request a telephone call if preferred. (Booking details coming out next week)
Monday 23rd November 2020
Flu immunisation in school
Monday 7th – Friday 11th December 2020
Christmas parties in school
Monday 14th December 2020
Reception and Nursery Nativity broadcast to parents this week. Unfortunately, we are unable to invite parents into school this year.
Thursday 17th December 2020
Last day of term for pupils
Monday 4th January 2021
First day of spring term for pupils
Monday 15th – Friday 19th February 2021
February half term