Hello and welcome back after the Easter break. We all hope you had a restful time before the start of a busy and exciting term for your children. As lockdown eases, we will continue to follow national guidance within school. At the moment, this means that children remain in ‘bubbles’ and do not mix outside of these bubbles. As a result we continue with the staggered start and end times and staggered lunchtimes. As soon as we are able to ease restrictions we will communicate this with you – we can’t wait for some normality!
Mrs Verity has now officially started with us and has spent the week getting to know her class in Year 6. As well as being the Year 6 teacher she will also lead Maths across the school. I’m sure you join me in giving Mrs Verity a very warm welcome. We also welcome some new starters in our nursery this week – we hope your child’s first week was a happy one.
Mrs Shaw is delighted to announce that she has had her baby – a little boy called Finley. We look forward to meeting him at some point in the future! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Mrs Thomas is also expecting a baby in August. Massive congratulations to both!!
This term each class will be learning about the following topics. Please encourage your children to talk about these topics at home and ask them questions to find out what they know!
Year 1 – Where did the pirates sail to?
Year 2 – Why do we love to be beside the seaside?
Year 3 & Blossoms – France
Year 4 – Bright lights, Big city – London
Year 5 – Ancient Greece
Year 6 – ‘Journeys’ – The Polar Ice Caps
A reminder that the school will be closed to all children on Monday 3rd May for a Bank Holiday and Tuesday 4th May for a staff training day. School will reopen on Wednesday 5th May.
Parents’ Evening will take place between Monday 26th and Thursday 29th April. If you have already booked a time slot you should have received confirmation of this. If you haven’t or you wish to book an appointment, please contact the school office. It would be lovely to hear from as many parents as possible as it gives the teachers a chance to talk about how your child has settled back in to school and allows us to look ahead and discuss any possible support that your child may need.
We appreciate how difficult the parking situation is outside of the school and when you have little time in the morning it can be hard to find a spot to leave your car – it’s the same for the teachers! However, please can we ask that you avoid parking over the yellow zig-zag lines directly outside of the school. These are in place mainly to allow emergency vehicles through and to prevent children from being hidden when they cross the road. There has also been an increase in larger vehicles passing by the school so having cars parked on both sides of the road is a safety hazard. Thank you for your support with this.
We hope your children have settled back in to school and they enjoy their well deserved weekend. As ever, please approach me or Mrs Thomas on the gate if you have any questions.