This Week's News

Friday 15th January 2021

A message from Mrs Mooney

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you and your families are well and if home schooling, are feeling a sense of achievement and success. We understand how challenging it must be with younger children and hope that you are finding our videos and activities manageable and that they provide you with the flexibility to fit in with your own working schedules.  After a shaky start to the week, Tapestry and Dojo seem to have got on top of things and fingers crossed have not crashed since.

Now that we have got into a routine with which children are where and who’s doing what we have started to think about introducing some ‘Live’ interactions for our children learning at home. We will be starting small, as we don’t want to overstretch our staff or offer something that we then find we are unable to deliver. We will start next week by delivering a ‘Live’ story time in each year group as well as an assembly with myself and Ruby Mooney. You will be invited to join the events and be given a zoom link via Tapestry or Class Dojo. We will also be sending out our zoom safeguarding guidelines early next week. We hope to develop our ‘Live’ sessions over the coming weeks in order to allow children to feel more connected through seeing each other and their teachers and teaching assistants.

The latest DFE information we received yesterday reported that we are due to have Covid tests delivered to school next week for staff testing. Let’s hope vaccinations follow so that children can all return to school soon and our teachers feel safe when they do.

I am looking forward to seeing class reps at the PTA zoom meeting on Tuesday evening for a catch up and to discuss plans for events this term. I’m sure they’ll have some creative ideas as always!

I hope that you have a good weekend. Stay safe.

Mrs Tanya Mooney 

Updated guidance released on Friday 8th January regarding children of critical workers

Please note the changes in wording added in bold. These changes were made due to the large numbers of children attending ‘Closed’ schools. If you feel you no longer need your child to be in school please contact the school. 

Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections. Children with at least one parent or carer who is a critical worker can go to school or college if required, but parents and carers should keep their children at home if they can. Thank you.

Family First

Dear Parents/Guardians, Here is your free e-copy of Family First magazine, packed full of information to help keep children happy, learning & entertained at home during lockdown- We hope it helps in some way.


Please click: https://issuu.com/sevenstarmedia/docs/ff_issue_7_digital211220

 

Stars of the Week:

 Butterfly Butterflies

Thomas for his home learning video

Emily for being helpful

ladybird  Ladybirds

Charles for being a Go for it Gorilla

Madison for great blending 

Bumblebee Bumblebees

Henry for great effort with reading

Sophia for her zig zag book on space

Aurora for a great space poster 

seahorse Seahorses

Jesse for a fantastic story map of Peace at Last

Sasha for fabulous work at finding mistakes in add questions 

StarfishStarfish

Bertie for creating lovely questions to ask Mr Bear

Michaela for a great play script 

Jellyfish3 Jellyfish

Louis for his amazing magic trick

Amy for fantastic adding on a number line

 Lion8 Lions

Thomas for excellent understanding of sharing & grouping in math

Millie for an excellent Tudor house in D.T.

Tiger Tigers 

Owen for excellent perseverance with his castle building

Abigail for her brilliant use of noun, expanded noun phrases in English

Leopard Leopards

Edward for his Great Fire of London retell

Austin for his fantastic house in D.T.