Week beginning 25th January 2021
You will all be sick of hearing from me this week; apologies for so many emails and thanks for all of your speedy replies.
We have now allocated the new iPads and these are being collected by families as I write. We are incredibly grateful to Paul Thapar for his kind donation and helping us to get these to families so quickly. We are now waiting for more equipment from the government to arrive and be made ready for use. If you need a device at home, please email me or contact the school office and we will do our best to get one out to you.
We have already had over 170 responses to the home learning questionnaire. Thanks to everyone who has completed this so quickly. You have until Tuesday 2nd February to respond and I would encourage you to fill it in. This survey will be shared with governors and we will look at ways that we can improve our home learning offer.
We have had three bubbles closed this week in Nursery, Year 1 and Year 6. Only the Year 6 bubble is due to a pupil with the virus, the other two are staff related. We are hoping that we can get all of the children back in by Tuesday next week.
The children in school are all working hard and it is lovely to see all of the home learning work coming in through Seesaw. I have the pleasure of being able to see everyone’s work and a lot of it is fantastic. Thanks to you all for helping at home and well done to all the children.
The following link is to a video that Dr Mark Harrison, one of our parents has created. It answers some COVID questions and looks at how we can keep each other safe. It explains the advantages of using masks, which we strongly encourage on the school yard at pick-up and drop-off. The video is 7 minutes long and well worth a look. Thanks to Mark for sharing this with us.
Finally, we have cancelled the training day on 22nd February so that we can be open for key workers. This training day may be rearranged later in the school year, but I will of course give you plenty of notice.