Message from Mrs. Castell
I hope you had a wonderful half term holiday. I was so proud to see the number of families supporting the school for the celebration of 100 years since the first radio entertainment broadcast from Writtle. After the last two years, it was lovely to see both schools and the local community working together.
As you know we experienced some storm damage at school and a loose cable was repaired on Monday. Thank you for your patience on Monday morning. Unfortunately extensive damage to the canopy in the Foundation Stage garden has meant the children have played away from their garden this week. We are awaiting further updates from our insurance company.
We have written to you separately about the change in Covid guidance from yesterday. Although the legal obligation has ceased, in reality the public health advice to schools remains the same, that children who test positive should stay at home for at least 5 days, but can leave isolation after this time when they have had 2 negative tests 24 hours apart. We will have another update on 1st April, so the situation may change after the Easter holidays. As a result of the lifting of restrictions, we would like to invite our DBS checked parent volunteers to return to school. Please contact your child's teacher or the school office to arrange a time that is suitable to come into class.
Unfortunately two training sessions have meant I am unable to run the school choir this week and next. We will start in earnest on 8th March with a bit of ABBA! We were also unable to hold our celebration assembly but will resume as normal next week. Please send in details of the children's achievements outside school, we love to share them.
World Book Day
Next Thursday is World Book Day - please come dressed as a character from a book! The Usborne Book Fair will be on the playground before and after school if you want to bring your World Book Day vouchers to spend. You can also buy online here: https://bit.ly/3LXynDS. If you do wish to place an order please email it through to Kimberley at email@example.com or contact her on 07850431293. We have also sent home details of a competition to design a book cover, with prizes for the best designs! On World Book Day, Thursday 3rd March, we would like to invite parents in for story time in class, from 8.45 - 9.15. Parents are very welcome to come in costume if they would like - there may be prizes! As restrictions have lifted we would like to resume Reading Mondays from Monday 7th March. Please come into class to read with your child each Monday from 8.45 - 9.15.
Once we've received quotes for the flooring and our centrepiece tree shelves, it will be all systems go with the library project! WISPA will be asking for a small monetary donation to support the library on World Book Day.
After school provision
If your child goes to after school childcare at YMCA or Ducklings please ensure you let them know if there are any changes to these arrangements on the day, so they know not to expect them. If you could let us know as well we can make sure everyone is aware. Many thanks.
Have a lovely weekend.