Message from Mrs. Castell
Our first full week back and we have been as busy as ever! Forest School lessons have begun for Sharks and Turtles and yoga sessions have resumed for all children on a rota basis. There are spaces in Sue Easteal's yoga club on Thursday morning, should your children be inspired to join! Our full clubs timetable started as well, including the introduction of the fencing club on Wednesday mornings.
Thank you for working with us with regards to testing and isolation, we have seen a rise in cases among children as well as staffing challenges, so it is much appreciated. Despite several reminders, a number of parents are still not wearing masks when coming into the school reception area. Unless you are exempt, it is essential that you wear a mask to protect others as you enter the building. This includes coming into reception to use the toilet, check the lost property box or speak to the school office.
Thank you to WISPA who have funded lots of new maths equipment for classroom use. The children were very excited to receive it and it means a lot less sharing of resources during maths sessions.
Another reminder about lateness. I counted 10 families coming in after the 8.55 bell on one day alone this week. I do understand that there are days when traffic is a nightmare, but learning begins as soon as the children walk into class and staff need to be in class by 8.55 so they cannot man the doors beyond that time. Persistent lateness after 9.15 can be treated as unauthorised.
Finally, if anyone has a greenhouse they are able to donate to our Forest School, we would be very grateful. We are intending to do a lot of "growing our own" this year for the school allotment, year group gardens and our playground and forest school areas.
Best wishes and stay safe.