Message from Mrs. Castell
Thank you so much for testing, we have had a record 26 children absent throughout the week with COVID, plus 5 members of staff and others awaiting tests, so it really helps us to protect vulnerable children and adults and keep the school running safely. Please continue to wear masks coming into school.
It was great to see the children dress up for National Number Day today. Thank you for your donations, we raised over £100 to support the NSPCC.
Messages on the door
We want to be approachable at pick up and drop off and understand that there are messages that we need to hear. For longer messages, so staff can be super vigilant to watch the children, please email the school office. We want to find the balance between being there for our families and safeguarding the children. It would also really help us if you could avoid crowding near the door areas so we can see the children clearly. Many thanks.
We are in the final stages of getting quotes for our library refurbishment and are asking for your help with particular parts of the project. We are looking for a carpenter who could donate their time to make this lovely book tree, which will be the focal point of our new library. If you or anyone you know is able to help, please contact me. We would be enormously grateful for your help in creating something that will be loved by children for years to come.
Communication Week and Parade Details, 11th February
Next week is our theme week of communication, culminating in our celebration of Writtle's special place in the centenary of radio broadcasting. Today the children were taught the Floral Dance song and next week all classes will have storytelling sessions. It would be lovely to see lots of children join the parade on Friday 11th Feb. Full details are as follows:
- Children will go home as normal and then if you wish to join the parade we will meet on the Junior School playground from 4.15.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult, this is not a school event and while members of staff will be in the parade, children remain under your supervision.
- The parade will walk from the school to the green where we will have performances from the children and then there will be exhibitions and activities in the village hall.
- Exciting news - BBC Radio Essex will record the children singing for broadcast on 14th February.
- Please note that the event will be filmed and while we will advise where is best to stand if you do not want your child to be filmed, there will also be a drone used while on the green. As this is not a school event we cannot be responsible for who is filmed. The Writtle Voice will also be taking photos.
- Please remember 1920s style dress is encouraged on Friday 11th and as previously informed when booking, there is no Dance club on that day.
Please note I will be absent from school on Thursday 10th and the first part of Friday 11th February, but our deputy Mrs Wilson will be available if needed. If you have things to share for our celebration assembly, please save them until after half term.
Best wishes and stay safe.