Newsletter – 4th May 2021

We would like to begin this newsletter by making you aware of some sad news that we had this weekend. Some of you may already be aware of the unexpected passing of one of our parents. As a school we would like to pass on our deepest condolences. We will do all we can to support the family as well as working with the children in school to help them deal with any feelings they may have and to enable them to support their friend when they return to school. This will be done carefully in an age appropriate manner. We would kindly request that the family are given time to grieve and that their privacy is respected at this difficult time. We wanted to let you know in case your children have any questions or worries. Again our deepest condolences to the family and a reminder that if you or your child have any worries or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

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Lesson Observations 

We are very impressed with what we have seen over the last week and a bit during lesson observations. We have been into classes to watch lessons look at books and to talk to children about their learning. The children were focussed and engaged in their learning, their books show a big improvement in presentation as well as how much progress they’ve made over the year, and those we talked to could tell us what they had improved at as well as what their next targets were. 

Covid 19 

You will be aware that we have had a case of Covid 19 confirmed in Y5 this weekend. It is now two confirmed cases. We have spoken to the DFE and followed all their advice in terms of who should isolate and for how long, and we will be reviewing our risk assessment to make sure we remain vigilant in preventing the spread of Covid 19. Miss Jackson is doing two live lessons a day from tomorrow, and work is being set on SeeSaw for the children affected. 

Parent Consultation Meetings 

We will be sending out details about the parent consultation meetings taking place the week beginning 17th March, as well as the log-in details for booking your online meeting. You will also receive a mini-report on Friday 14th with some information on how your child is doing in reading, writing and maths. 

Book fair 

Our Book Fair will be in school from 17th to 21st May this year. Due to Covid, the children will be able to browse the fair, but we won’t be able to let parents in. You will get a brochure with the books in, and will be able to buy the books through school – more details will follow! 

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