Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.William Shakespeare
It brought us great joy to welcome children back to school and parents into the playground – there was such a lovely buzz of excitement!
While we are returning to children interacting across year groups, we are mindful that COVID is still very present and that some families were impacted during the holidays. The government guidance has changed on certain procedures in relation to close contacts of those testing positive:
- If any one in the family tests positive, your child will still be able to attend school, unless they have COVID symptoms.
- It is strongly advised that your child has a PCR test in this instance.
- For any families who are unable to drop off or pick up their child because they are isolating due to COVID, please contact the school to discuss this.
- The expectation is that all children are in school unless they have symptoms or a positive test result.
- A reminder that the main symptoms are: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss or change to the sense of taste and smell.
As a school, we will continue to maintain key practices to minimise the spread of COVID by ensuring good hand hygiene and well-ventilated rooms, and encouraging ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ routines with runny noses!
Teachers have sent home letters today with details of PE and class routines. Music lessons are due to begin again in the week beginning 20th September.
Attendance and Punctuality
Our bears and chickens are ready for their visits to classes! Please help your child’s class enjoy their company by ensuring that they have good attendance and arrive in time for the school bell at 8.55am.
Christian Values – Koinonia
Reuniting as a school community, we begin to see how Koinonia is sometimes referred to as a jointly contributed gift. It is only when things are taken away that you start to realise their value. For some of our younger children, their foundation years will not have given them opportunities to learn about the importance of koinonia beyond their classroom bubble. This half term will enable us to help children experience the joy of being part of a community in which we cherish shared care, have the courage to believe in ourselves and are given opportunities to work together and co-operate with each other – there could be no better gift.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.Hebrews 10:24
Secondary School Events
We will be hosting a Meet the Parents event on Wednesday 29th September from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Families from Camden’s local secondaries will be here to talk openly about their experience of their schools, and answer any questions you might have. The project is also running two online events covering all Camden schools. For more information please go to https://meettheparents.info/news/
Term dates for 2021 – 2022
|First day of autumn term||Friday 3rd September|
|Half term||Monday 25th – Friday 29th October|
|Last day of autumn term||Friday 17th December|
|First day of spring term||Wednesday 5th January 2022|
|Half term||Monday 14th – Friday 18th February|
|Last day of spring term||Friday 1st April|
|First day of summer term||Tuesday 19th April|
|Half term||Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June|
|Last day of summer term||Wednesday 20th July|