Halloween will take place for the second time during a global pandemic, children enjoy dressing up and having fun during Halloween. Here are a few reminders to supporting your
child in keeping safe:
Experts are recommending children social distance.
They are also suggesting limiting party sizes and indoor events.
The Delta variant is more transmissible, especially among children, and is causing more hospitalizations for children than any other time in the pandemic.
Keep your child at home if they are sick.
Please can we remind parents that there is no vehicle access for parents between 8.35am and 9.00am and 3.10pm and 3.25pm;
We would ask that parents do not park on the zig zag lines close to both sets of school gates. These areas ensure the safe passage of children and parents to and from school. You are looking after your school community by keeping these areas clear.
Devon and Torbay Music Education Hub has nominated Haytor View for the Music Mark Award, recognising the value we place on music as part of our school curriculum.
We believe that each child deserves the chance to learn and play musical instruments and are committed to delivering a high-quality music provision within our school community.
If you need support feel free to contact the foodbank direct 01626 437310 – please don’t wait until you are going short – having food provided can ease pressure in other areas of household costs too so don’t wait until food is short, use the bank to make life more comfortable.
With School Gateway so popular it’s easy to overlook the school website which has had many updates recently. If you get a moment do take a look, there’s updated information about the curriculum being taught across Years 1-6 along with pictures and video of how the new Early Years and Foundation Stage Framework which guides what we get up to in the Foundation Stage too. If you get the chance to take a look, do come back to us with any questions or to let us know what you think. You know how to get in touch!
We are continuing to have families who have just discovered that they are entitled to free school meals and we have been able to assist them in accessing this support.
Are you wondering whether recent changes mean that you may now be entitled to free school meals? Please contact the school office if you want support to explore whether you are eligible.
Well it has been a fantastic return to Haytor View, children demonstrated their enthusiasm at being back at
school, there has been busy chatter, lots of smiles as children engage with both familiar and new experiences.
Year 5 went on their overnight residential last week and Year 6 left on their
residential today – the weather looks to be treating them well!
As always, there has been the usual ‘getting back into routine’ for all of us.
Children have reacquainted themselves with the routines of school, whilst adults
have been supporting the children in engaging with the site in a way which
supports both their well being and safety.
With this in mind, we’d wish to send out a huge ‘thank you’ to parents and carers who have contacted the
school over any queries relating to COVID, sharing information about families or individual illness. This has
greatly supported us in working to keep our site safe.
You will be reassured that the school Risk Assessment has been reviewed in line with both Government and
Local Authority guidance. These of course will be reviewed regularly, as we are keen to broaden opportunities
for both children and parents moving forward.
As always please be confident in sharing with us any questions you have and successes or challenges you are
experiencing – we will always try to make any approach you make to us worth your while. You know how to
get in touch through School Gateway, our website or by telephone on 01626 203040.
Year 2 spent a great afternoon in our library getting to know the books that are there for them to take home and share.
The cooperative, collaborative reading behaviours we saw were really lovely and it was great to see our approach as a school over the past year and a half has enabled the children to be able to be themselves so well together in any environment.
It was wonderful wishing everyone back to school on the first day of term yesterday. Smiling faces, shiny shoes and pristine uniforms were all worn with pride, and the sun shone down on everyone!