Message from Mrs. Castell
The children have continued to settle well into school and we are very proud of them. We have enjoyed seeing their spots and stripes today for Comic Relief and we shared stories of people that have been helped by the charity during assembly. Thank you for your donations to such a worthy cause.
The children have been so excited this week as Chadacre Honey loaned us one of their redundant beehives! They examined the beeswax and honey on the frames and took a look at some of the dead worker bees. Chadacre gave us a jar of honey to taste which was absolutely delicious! There are photos in our Forest School gallery.
We are hugely grateful to WISPA for their Easter fundraising activities for the school. Today is the final day to order your Easter bath bomb kits from The Little Soak Shop - if you enter discount code WRITTLEINFANTS at the point of purchase, then £4 will be donated to the school. Yesterday we sent home details of the Easter Egg Hunt taking place over the holidays. Maps will be sold by WISPA for £2 next week. You can follow the trail around the village and send in your completed entries for a chance to win a prize!
You may be aware that next Tuesday 23rd March is a day of reflection, marking the anniversary of the national lockdown. We will have some age-appropriate activities on that day and will hold a minute's silence at 10am. One silver lining to this incredibly difficult year has been the generosity of spirit shown by so many families. We are very grateful to the parent who has donated a huge amount of hand sanitiser to the school this week; it will certainly keep us going.
As I said in my ParentMail form to you all today, it is vital that families continue to isolate and test at the first sign of any coronavirus symptoms. We have asked you all to let us know if you are using lateral flow testing kits regularly at home. With the success of the vaccination programme, the reduction in cases and the warmer weather approaching, it would be easy to become complacent, but we still need to do all we can to protect our community.
Tomorrow is the International Day of Happiness and Mrs Wilson has found some lovely resources around this theme for the children to do next week. We particularly liked the Happiness Tree and the Family Happiness Recipe which you could complete at home.
Finally, please don't forget that this Sunday is National Census Day: you should have already received a 16 character code by post and you must complete your census by law on 21st March 2021.
Wishing you all a safe and happy weekend.