First things first – we are VERY much looking forward to seeing the school reunited on Friday when the children from Years 1 and 2 join us again for our final day together this year. We have a special outdoor assembly planned which will see every child receiving Governor Awards as well as sharing the opportunity to hear from every teacher about what has made this year so positively memorable.
We are grateful to all of those parents and families that have risen to the challenge of keeping children safe and comfortable at home self-isolating recently, at what is possibly the most difficult stage of the school year. As we write this we feel fortunate that we have only had to close down one bubble within school since our return in March, and are respectful around what this means about how children and parents have been managing themselves in the face of the current landscape.
With our outdoor, beach-themed leavers get-together planned for this evening it also seems like the right time to be publicly wishing our transitioning Year 6 pupils the very best and offer them our thanks for how they have led from the top of the school during this year. Our thanks and farewell also go to those families whose association with the school will end as their children move on this summer.
As the summer term is now coming to an end it seems like an appropriate time to reassure you about what things will look like when we get together again in September. You know the class your child will be returning to, so you’ll know where to head on Tuesday 8th September.
Whilst we don’t know what the summer will hold, be assured that while we will not be writing, emailing or texting you during the summer break there will be lots of work going on behind the scenes to make sure that everything is as it should be when the children return.
What we would ask you to continue to be mindful over is:
- Entrance and Collection Points and Arrangements
- Distancing needs (probably including a polite request to keep moving while on the school site!)
- What can and can’t be brought in from home
- Lunchtime arrangements (a full menu will be available)
- Use of bikes and scooters
The school day will still have a flexible start, beginning at 8.35am, and that the end of the day will be at 3.15pm. So feel free to start planning with this in mind!
Once we return to school in September, the above arrangements along with Time to Think will all be reviewed following the most up to date Government guidance. We will keep you in the picture and ensure that we move forward where possible in line with guidance.
As the gates close on the most extraordinary of years, we wish you a happy and restful break. As always we’d like to thank everyone for the patience, cooperation, encouragement and respect that you have shown to the whole school team during these tricky times. Your support has been invaluable and has enabled us to bring our best to your children and families and support our school in being a safe space.