Message from Mrs. Castell
This has been a most memorable week as we welcomed the children back to school. They have settled so very well and we have spent a lot of time this week focusing on well-being and “getting to know you again” activities. The school is buzzing with all of our children back and they are an absolute credit to you, you have all worked so hard with them during the lockdown. Their smiles and enthusiasm this week are something to capture and treasure. We hear so much about “lost generations” and suchlike but we need to give children and families credit for their resilience. We also appreciate that children are adjusting after perhaps only being with siblings during lockdown and coming back to buzzing classes of 30! We had a fire drill today - well done to the children for all being very quick to exit the building and remaining calm and sensible throughout.
Thank you for cooperating with our arrangements, please keep your children with you on the playground particularly when another bubble is coming in or leaving. If you have children in EYFS and do not have to bring in siblings, please do not arrive much before 9.15, to give time for the Year One bubble to come in safely.
It must be strange for you all to have a less busy home this week - the noise here has increased considerably and we love to hear it! Please remember that we still want to keep up the contact with families, so if you need a call from us please let us know if there is anything you wish to discuss. If you are sending messages during the school day, for example about pick up arrangements, please email parents@ as teachers cannot always check class emails while they are teaching.
Many thanks to WISPA who have sent home a lovely surprise for all the children this week. They have got together to plan some wonderful virtual fundraising ideas for us, including an Easter egg hunt around the village and some lovely bath bombs to purchase! They are also funding hatching ducks and chicks from Incredible Eggs for EYFS and Year One, who did not have that experience last year. The current Year Two children had the joy of the chicks when they were in EYFS.
Next Friday 19th March is Comic Relief day - we are encouraging the children to wear spots and stripes with their school uniform. Although this is similar to our Children in Need day, we wanted to keep things simple for families particularly as shops are closed!
As we are now back as a full school we are resuming HIPIP awards for showing our school values, as nominated by the children in our Friday assembly, and also our Shooting Stars awards, linked to positive behaviour. I always like to hear of the children’s achievements out of school, an email or a picture which I can then share remotely with the children would be fantastic.
We are delighted to have received an application for the parent governor vacancy. Nominations remain open until next Friday 19th March, so please let me know before then if you would like to be considered.
Wishing you all a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.