It has been another busy week in school, and I can imagine there are a few tired children as they watched England progress to the final of Euro 2020. To mark the occasion, we had a year group football tournament on Friday afternoon. It was great to see the whole school taking part in an event together, and even though it was all socially distanced, there was a sense of community, something we’ve all missed this year.

A reminder of the letter that went out on Friday. If it is likely your child will be staying up late to watch England in the Final, you can let them stay in bed a bit longer on Monday, and get to school by 10.00am. Rested children in school are ready to learn, this is much better than being absent all day or simply too tired to learn! All staff will be in as normal, and the staggered start times are the same, but children arriving up to 10.00am will not be marked as late. We do stress that 10.00am is the latest we can offer as dinners have to be ordered by this time.

I am sure that you would have seen the Government briefing earlier in the week about the further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on 19th July. We will continue to operate our staggered starts and ends until the end of term. We will issue a letter outlining the school arrangements from September once all of the guidance has been looked at and adapted to our setting.

New class lists were issued on Monday and the children have already had a chance to meet their new classes for next year with their new teachers. Given the fact that we had to keep within Bubble guidelines, the transition was really successful with lots of smiling faces. The staff really enjoyed getting to know their new classes as well.

There will be a letter going out to Y6 parents in the next couple of days to ask for your views in the form of our parent questionnaire. Please try and find a few minutes to share your opinions with us as it is really important, and can help shape our work going forward and help make the school even better than it already is!

With the warmer weather, please ensure that your child has a drinks bottle, sun cream applied before coming in, sun hat and that any hay fever medication has been taken before school.


Last week of planned PE and Forest School Lessons

Year 3 - Thursday & Friday

Year 4 & 5

Class C - Tuesday (Wednesday - Forest School)

Class D - Monday & Wednesday

Class E - Monday & Wednesday

Year 6 - Tuesday & Wednesday

The last day in school will be Wednesday 21st July, please take a note of the start back for the Autumn Term 2021. Thursday 2nd September and Friday 3rd September – TRAINING DAYS, the school will be closed to students, with Monday 6th September being the first day of the autumn term 2021 for all Exhall Junior School students.

There’s still lots of exciting things happening for the remainder of this term, and let’s not forget England getting through to the final of the Euros today – we wish the team lots of luck for the big Wembley game! Come on, England!

Take care, everyone