What’s On – Friday 22nd April

Message from Mrs. Castell

Dear Parents

I hope you had a wonderful Easter break with your families. This is probably our busiest term and we hope to hold a full set of events, as published on our website. Reading Mondays resume again next week, when you are invited into the classroom to read with your child at 8.45am. School clubs and piano lessons resume next week, so please ensure that you have signed up again for any of the professional sports clubs if you would like your child to attend. Forest School lessons take place for Sharks class on Tuesdays and Squirrels on Wednesdays this half term.  Kittle Photographic will be taking photos of each class on Tuesday 26th April, so children should arrive in uniform and bring clothes to change into if they have Forest School lessons that day. On Wednesday we have the first of our parent lunches, starting with Foxes class. I will meet parents at the gate to the playground and lead you into the hall to take your seats, then we will bring the children to you.

As you are aware, Covid restrictions have now eased. The change in government guidance from 1st April 2022 is outlined below.

  • Schools are no longer required to provide remote education if your child is absent due to Covid.
  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days.
  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings.
  • Parents and carers of all 5 to 11 year olds are now able to book a COVID-19 vaccination for their child. You can book an appointment via the NHS national booking service.

Finally, a reminder that the WISPA Mini Marathon will take place on Friday 6th May. Children will complete 26 laps of the school playground, a mile in total, which amounts to a full marathon per class! Sponsorship forms were sent home on Friday 1st April, please encourage family and friends to sponsor your child.

Have a relaxing weekend.

Warm regards
Helen Castell


  • We love to share awards, medals, trophies, even anecdotes from children’s achievements outside of school. Please hand them to me or email parents@writtleinfantschool.com for assemblies on Friday.
  • Diary dates and school events can added from our website to the calendar on your phone. Click on your chosen list of dates from the Links section and then click export at the bottom of the page.

Message from Reverend Tony

Hi folks,
A reminder that we're holding an Open Meeting about Supporting Ukrainian Refugees in All Saints Church this Sunday afternoon at 5pm. It's about finding out who wants to do something, anything, to help with any refugees who come to our village, and how we can coordinate support for those who help the refugees, as well as the refugees themselves.
Hope to see you then,
Rev Tony


SHARKS - Charlie T for being polite and being helpful around the classroom and Hannan for persevering with telling the time

DOLPHINS - Stanley P for his persevering with his handwriting and producing a lovely piece of work yesterday and Freddie for his amazing independent work on telling the time!

PARROTS - Parker for being independent when completing his work and Kim for including other children in her games

TURTLES - Amy for inclusivity, by including her friend outside at lunchtime yesterday. Isabelle B for politeness and Franklyn M for helping his friend!