Message from Mrs. Castell

Dear Parents,

Thank you all for your support towards the children’s home learning this week. It is a new way of working for us all and I know it is not without its challenges, so your perseverance and positivity is hugely appreciated. All staff have shown exceptional dedication this week, planning home learning, keeping in touch with the children and opening the school to the children of our key workers. We know how critical these employees are to the nation’s response to this crisis and we send them all our thanks and support. I’m sure you will have joined me in the very moving applause for the NHS and all other key workers last night.

We have received some absolutely lovely messages from both children and parents this week, which have been so uplifting. I know many of you will have received a call from your child’s class teacher, we will keep this up and continue to update our website with more activities for the children. We are missing them terribly, but the amazing ideas, artwork, written work and messages they have sent this week have kept us going. You can see some of their work on our new website galleries. We will continue to add to these over the coming weeks.

The school’s new Facebook group has been incredibly popular and I know that Miss Wilson’s bedtime stories have been a real hit this week! Thank you for all your contributions, we hope this is a useful resource for you. It is lovely to know that our community can still come together virtually, even if we can’t meet in person. If you haven’t yet joined the private group, you can find it at

Finally, we are delighted to hear that Josh in Sharks has reached the final of the Charity Film Awards with his video about how the NHS looked after him when he was a baby. Obviously this is particularly poignant right now and we wish him luck in the final! You can continue to vote for him here:

Please stay home, stay safe and stay well.

With love and best wishes
Helen Castell