Message from Mrs. Castell
It has been a busy week, including an assembly from our dear friend Reverend Tony at All Saints Church. Our new children have settled in well during their first full days in school - I am sure they will sleep well this weekend! Thank you to those who attended the coffee morning for parents of our EYFS children.
We have continued to support the children as we come to terms with the passing of The Queen. A reminder that this Monday 19th September is a Bank Holiday for the state funeral, so the school will be closed. The meeting for current and prospective parent volunteers will be held at at 9.00 on Tuesday 20th September in the hall. Please wait in the playground and I will let you in through the hall.
- If your child is absent from school, it is a legal requirement that you inform us of the reason by 9.15am. Failure to do so can result in a visit from me or a welfare check.
- All items of clothing must be named, we already have a large pile of lost clothing and labelling makes changing for clubs and PE much easier.
- We have lists of children who attend clubs, Ducklings or the YMCA after school. If your child is not attending their usual after school activity please inform us so that we are aware of the change in daily arrangements. This is a safeguarding matter, as we must ensure that all children are where they should be and who is due to collect them.
- Reading Mondays start on Monday 26th September.
This week's attendance (until Thursday) was 92.7%, compared with our school target of 96%. We are already seeing cases of chicken pox, Covid and sickness / diarrhoea in school, which of course are very common in children of this age group. Please take a look at our page on common illnesses to read our guidance on any necessary absence.
We also have an e-safety guide on our website with lots of information for keeping children safe online. Websites such as Internet Matters, NSPCC and Parent Zone offer a range of resources for families to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including specific guides on the latest digital trends and platforms.
It will be an historic and memorable weekend, however you mark the passing of Her Majesty. We will see you again on Tuesday morning.