Friday Update – 2nd July 2021

2 July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we approach the last couple of the weeks of the summer term, I would like to update you on some practical arrangements for our return to school in September.

Depending on any government restrictions, we are planning for Kells Lane to return to as normal as possible. This means the year group and class bubble system will end. Children from different year groups will be able to mix together at playtimes and lunchtimes. The current one-way system on the playground will also come to an end.

The beginning of the school day will return to our normal drop off window between 8.45am and 9am sharp when the registers are taken. The end of the school day will also return to normal, see the table below for more details:

 Drop off at the start of the school dayCollection at the end of the school day
Nursery & Reception8.45 – 9 am3 – 3.10pm
Year 1 and Year 28.45 – 9 am3.10 pm
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 68.45 – 9 am3.20 pm

Children coming to school wearing their PE kit on PE days has been a big success so we intend to continue with this arrangement in the autumn term. Please can I respectfully remind parents that children should wear appropriate PE kit as per the school uniform policy. Football strips and other branded sportswear are not permitted.

It has often been difficult to adhere to the school uniform policy over the past 18 months. Shop closures and limited availability has resulted in many children coming to school in alternative clothing or shoes. This is entirely understandable and I believe there is still an issue with supply.  Hopefully these issues will improve over the summer so that from September 2021, we can return to our policy for school uniform.

Please note the school’s policy is that children are not permitted to wear earrings. Thank you.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and the football result doesn’t disappoint!

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 7th July 2021 – Friday 9th July 2021

Year 5 residential to Dukeshouse Wood  
Monday 5th and/or Tuesday 6th July 2021

Year 6 transition to secondary schools (please note: almost all secondary schools have cancelled their transition days)  
Tuesday 6th July 2021

Transition activities in school this week
New starters in Reception visiting school  
Friday 16th July 2021 Year 6

Celebration Day – more details to follow  
W/b Monday 19th July 2021

Year 6 Performance- link sent to parents this week
Year 6 Graduation – link sent to parents this week
Special sports week in school for all year groups
End of Year Reports sent to parents this week  
Thursday 22nd July 2021

Last day of term for children  
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