May 14th 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are very excited about the reduction of restrictions which will be introduced on Monday 17th May. We will now be able to have more flexibility about our seating arrangements in classrooms, using group tables where helpful, and even allowing whole year groups to play together or have interventions together. We will continue to monitor the infection rate closely and we will take it one step at a time, but these are all very positive moves and most welcome after this difficult time.

In our latest assemblies, we are focusing on Becoming the people God made us to be, part of which is living in community. We are aware that relationships may need strengthening once again after lockdown. We are encouraging children to:

  • THINK before they speak, and ask them to only say something if it is: 
    • True,
    • Helpful,
    • Inspiring,
    • Necessary, and 
    • Kind.
  • Reflect on the impact their words and actions can have on other people.
  • The importance of forgiveness and what it means
  • Building resilience 
  • Who we can talk to when we are upset

It would be really helpful if you could reinforce these points at home as well. We will be holding a whole school week about ‘ Respect’ from 7th – 11th June, in which we will be supporting children in recognising their own rights and showing respect for those of others.

Books to support your child in gaining a positive awareness of diversity

Parents have been asking me for suggestions about books which they can use at home to promote an awareness and understanding of diversity.  I thought it would be helpful to share our suggestions with everyone

Parents can also go to Waterstones.com and use the children’s category link. This will take you to the children’s page where a simple keyword search will find a large range of books suitable for children and parents to read on inclusion and diversity.

Stick Insects

Lion class have some stick insects that are looking for a new home. We are concerned that they are being left alone over the weekends and with the holidays approaching we think they deserve a permanent and stable home. They will come with their own tank and we would be happy to transport them to their new home. If you would be interested in giving them a home, or know of anyone who can, please let us know.

PTA Meeting

Please save the date for the next PTA meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 8th June at 8pm. We will be discussing the Summer Celebration and all parents and carers are welcome! Zoom link to follow nearer the time.

Break the Rules Day

We will be holding another Break the Rules day on Friday 28th May (last day before half term) to raise money for the PTA. See attached poster for more details.

Reminder: Class Photographs

Class photographs are being taken at both sites next Tuesday 18th May. Please ensure your child is wearing full school uniform. No P.E. kit should be worn; children will be able to do P.E. in their uniform.

Tabitha White, Headteacher