Message from Mrs. Castell
Thank you for your donations for Captain Tom day. We raised over £150 and the children had great fun with their 100 activities. There are some lovely pictures on our website to enjoy.
There are a few staff updates to share. Firstly some lovely news, Miss Williams is expecting a baby in September. She will remain with us until July as she was covering Mrs Espinosa-Davis's maternity leave. We said our goodbyes to Mrs Brown, who has left our midday team today. She will be missed and we wish her well for the future. Finally I am very sad to report that Mrs. Gannicott will be leaving us on Tuesday 25th May. Many children and families have had the benefit of her unique speech and language expertise during her 21 years with us and she has support several classes during that time. She will be missed enormously and is truly irreplaceable.
We are currently reviewing our procedures as the Covid situation continues to improve. In Years One and Two we will re-introduce children sitting around a table rather than being in rows. This gives the children the opportunity to develop their communication skills and facilitates appropriate discussion between them. If all goes to plan then after half term we will allow children to mix only within their own year groups. All changes will be subject to continual review. We are still expected to operate social distancing wherever possible so we will continue to keep year group bubbles separate, including staggered pick up and drop off times, until we are advised otherwise.
We have had a number of conversations with parents this week, so can I repeat my advice in last week's newsletter that if your child has any of the three Covid symptoms, they must take a PCR test at a test centre, rather than using a home test. This has not changed since March last year. We must follow this advice to avoid possible ten day isolations for our children.
There are an increasing number of messages for teachers both on email and Tapestry at weekends and evenings. If something is urgent, please use parents@ as this email address is regularly monitored, but we do not expect teachers to reply at weekends. Messages about pick ups and drop offs and queries about term dates should be sent to parents@. Also for daily information, please look at our website first.
The WISPA Mini Marathon is next Friday! We hope that family and friends are able to sponsor the children's 1 mile run around the playground, we're all looking forward to next week.
Have a lovely weekend.