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.
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.
Stars of the Week:
Thomas for his home learning video
Emily for being helpful
Charles for being a Go for it Gorilla
Madison for great blending
Henry for great effort with reading
Sophia for her zig zag book on space
Aurora for a great space poster
Jesse for a fantastic story map of Peace at Last
Sasha for fabulous work at finding mistakes in add questions
Bertie for creating lovely questions to ask Mr Bear
Michaela for a great play script
Louis for his amazing magic trick
Amy for fantastic adding on a number line
Thomas for excellent understanding of sharing & grouping in math
Millie for an excellent Tudor house in D.T.
Owen for excellent perseverance with his castle building
Abigail for her brilliant use of noun, expanded noun phrases in English
Edward for his Great Fire of London retell
Austin for his fantastic house in D.T.