Message from Mrs. Castell
I cannot believe it is nearly May and I am still scraping my car windscreen some mornings! We are having such a lovely day today with our activities for the Captain Tom 100 Challenge and we watched the special Captain Tom assembly in class today. Thank you for your kind donations to The Captain Tom Foundation. I am proud to say my son and I completed 100km on our spin bike in return for a family donation! There are some lovely pictures on our website to enjoy. The children's activities for Captain Tom 100 also meant that they took part in England Does The Daily Mile today.
WISPA have sent home details of the forthcoming Mini Marathon which will be held on Friday 14th May. Every child will attempt 26 laps of the playground, equivalent to 1 mile, which means that every class will have run a full marathon between them! Please encourage sponsorship from family and friends. Thank you very much to Miss Grant, who has arranged the donation of a bottle of water for each child at the event.
A reminder that I love to share details of children’s achievements out of school, so if you email firstname.lastname@example.org, I can share them in our Friday celebration assemblies. Hopefully with activities opening up outside of school there will be lots of achievements to share!
Please remember that you still need to isolate your household and arrange a PCR test if you or your child has ANY of the Covid symptoms (temperature, new cough, loss of taste or smell), however mild those symptoms might be. The guidance, which has been in place since last March, is that even if you think the symptoms can be explained by something else, such as a cold, hayfever or asthma, you still have to isolate and test. Everyone can now access lateral flow tests for regular testing at home, and we strongly encourage you to do this twice weekly. However the at-home tests should only be used for people without symptoms. If there are symptoms, you must arrange a full PCR test. Financial support is available if you need to self-isolate and meet certain criteria.
A reminder that Monday 3rd May is a bank holiday, so do enjoy the long weekend!