We have been overwhelmed by your care and support in what has been an unprecedented week in all our lives!
It has been devastating moving towards this closure and losing the lively presence of your children. While this feels like an endless period, we have to reassure ourselves with the certainty that it will end.
There is much talk of how our lives will never be the same and there is no doubt that the fall out from this will be with us for a long time to come. When some semblance of normality returns, we can be assured that our relationships will have been deepened, along with our care and appreciation of each other.
As a school we strive to ensure that our communication is strong, while the way in which we do this for a while will change, we will endeavour to maintain the high expectations we put on ourselves to keep you informed.
The children have made a promise to me that they will make a real effort to show their families care, courage and co-operation. I will look out for any communication you want to share with me exemplifying this.
I will be keeping in touch but do not hesitate to contact me at school via telephone or my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
While Shakespeare may be on hold for now, please do go to our art page to seeing the amazing work already created by our children.
From Monday 23rd March
We will be open for families that have certificated proof of being a critical worker and to vulnerable children for the next couple of weeks from 8:55am until 3:15pm. There will be no morning interventions and no clubs. Please come to reception at 8:55am rather than the school gate – this will not be open. Children that are coming to school on Monday need to bring in their learning packs.
Online learning and instructions regarding home learning packs will begin on Monday. We will be available to support any technical difficulties on Monday – please avoid ringing before 9:30am and after 5pm.
Well-being & Mental Health
We are keen not to overwelm you with websites but below are just a few that we thought might support you in keeping children (and yourselves) in a positive frame of mind…..
|https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga||Loads of yoga videos for children with themes. Eg. Frozen, superheroes.|
|https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/||Mindfulness and movement breaks, suitable for younger children|
|https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/||Calming activities and resources for young people|
|https://www.kooth.com/||Young people’s mental health charity|
|Daily 30 minute PE lessons released at 9am Monday – Friday|
Donations via ParentPay
We would like to remind parents that they can donate to our appeal for classroom iPads on ParentPay.
At this time of heightened anxiety and unknown, let us try even hard to forgive others. We all respond is such different ways and let us try not to be intolerant especially of those who struggle to maintain inner calm in such a time of uncertainty. Remember forgiveness is a good feeling and now more than ever we need to help ourselves to feel good.
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2)
Term dates for 2019 – 2020
SPRING TERM 2020
|Staff Inset||Monday 6th January|
|Children start school||Tuesday 7th January|
|Half term||Monday 17th – Friday 21st February|
|Children start school||Monday 24th February|
|Last day of spring term||Friday 3rd April|
SUMMER TERM 2020 – PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE TO THE EARLY MAY BANK HOLIDAY
|Children start school||Monday 20th April|
|No school (May day bank holiday)||Friday 8th May|
|Half term||Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May|
|Children start school||Monday 1st June|
|Last day of summer term||Friday 17th July|
|Staff INSET||Monday 20th – Tuesday 21st July|