Message from Mrs. Castell
We continue going back to normal life at WIS this week, with the introduction of clubs and piano lessons after 19 months. We are so happy to be able to reintroduce aspects of school life that we took for granted before. There are still places on the clubs run by our brilliant sports professionals. If your child would like to try multi-sports, tennis, gymnastics, rugby, yoga, football or dance, please follow the links or take a look at the clubs timetable on our website and book with the provider directly.
Our EYFS children completed their first full week today and we hope they will sleep well this weekend! It was so nice to meet our new EYFS parents on Monday, as well as our parent volunteers who had safeguarding training this week.
Thank you for your continued vigilance with regard to Covid and for keeping your child at home and arranging a PCR test if they have symptoms. We encourage all households to test asymptomatic adults twice a week at home using lateral flow tests. Following a webinar with Clare Kershaw (Director of Education, Essex) and Mike Gogarty (Director of Public Health, Essex), we have been advised to request that all parents attending a face-to-face school event undertake a lateral flow test on the day of the event. Therefore, we would be grateful if you would follow this request for events such as the Harvest Festival which takes place on 6th October.
Please ensure that your child’s daily snack is either fresh or dried fruit or vegetables. To protect children with life-threatening allergies, we cannot have any products containing nuts within the school.
Now that everyone is arriving and leaving at the same time, we have had complaints from local residents about obstructive parking and even people driving up on the pavement. Please park safely, or consider parking slightly further away and making a short walk.
There has been a very noticeable uptick in items of school uniform being lost since we reverted to changing clothes for PE and clubs. We will encourage the children to look after their possessions, but please help us at home by naming absolutely every item of clothing, footwear and belongings that might be sent to school.
A reminder that teachers cannot easily check the class email account during teaching hours. They also have meetings and club commitments after school 3 days a week, so may not be able to answer your email promptly. If a matter needs attention during the school day, it must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a lovely weekend.