Welcome back! Our value this term is Encouragement.
It is so sad to not be doing our usual end of term events such as the fete and leavers production. Thank you to everyone who has entered our alternative poster competition – there have been some great entries.
It is also strange to be doing transitions virtually, although I am sure the children will thoroughly enjoy the videos and tours that teachers have prepared for them and will enjoy their group meets next week. I will put the list of new class teachers on the website on Friday.
As I said in my previous mail, I am so happy that we will all be back in September and work has already begun on the risk assessment.
I wanted to share with you our plans for the last couple of days as you have had so many parent mails from me, I worry that some key information may have been lost.
In order to wait and hear from the government about their plans in September, we moved our inset day from last Friday 3rd to Monday 20th July . This day will be spent on ensuring we have the right interim curriculum in place for September. This means that the last day for children will be on Friday 17th at their usual staggered end time.
We are inviting Year 6 only into school on Tuesday 21st as we want to make this as special as possible for them. They will need access to the field without any other year groups so that there is no cross- contamination of bubbles and Year 6 teachers are writing to them to let them know what their final morning will involve. We also hope to invite them back for a bbq in September if the guidelines allow. They will finish at 1:30 on that day. Staff will stay on at school to start the process of preparing the school in readiness for September in line with the new risk assessment. At this stage, the risk assessment will still be in draft form but we will have a clear idea of what classrooms and shared areas need to look like.
We will continue to work on the risk assessment over the summer and there will be a meeting with governors to approve the final version.
The final version will then be shared with staff as part of the inset days on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd September.
We will then be excited to welcome back all the children on Thursday 3rd, although of course I will write to you before then, as soon as possible, to share with you how the ‘new normal’ will work with staggered starts and other changes in line with the risk assessment. We are also looking at how breakfast and after school club will work and will share this with you over the summer as soon as we can.
I am sure you share our hope that there will be no national or local changes to the government guidelines in the meantime.
Please do join our final assembly on Friday 17th at 2:15 as this is when we formally welcome new members of staff and say a sad goodbye to staff and children who are moving on in September.
As always, please do not hesitate to email me with any questions at all.
All good wishes,
- Welcome. Welcome to our new school website, we hope that you will find everything you want to know about our school here but if there is anything that you cannot find, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- Attendance. An important letter from Governors regarding attendance can be read here.