I would like to thank all of our families and visitors to school for supporting us to keep everyone safe as the Covid situation is of increasing concern. COVID cases in school are currently relatively low (compared to Local Authority data) and although there has been an increase in isolated cases, we are doing all we can to give our children the best experience of Christmas possible. We are managing all of the things that we are currently doing to try and minimise risk and protect the Christmas break for our children, families and staff. I am sure that you all want to able to spend some quality family time over Christmas and visit those near and dear.
To support everyone, we have taken the step of cancelling the school visiting St Giles Church for our Carol Service. We hope you understand why, being together in one area singing is a risk. We do understand how disappointing this is for everyone, especially the children, our other end of term events have had to be cancelled, postponed or limited again this year. Our Community Christmas Carols is still going ahead on Wednesday @2.30pm. The intention of this event is to welcome carers/parents and families to enjoy some Christmas music in a relaxed, outdoor environment – the weather forecast is good, in fact temperatures of 10⁰+ have been mentioned, we would still suggest that you bring your coat!
During next week, whilst we are not operating year group bubbles, we are putting in steps to minimise contact inside school. This will be reviewed if we get further guidance from Public Health England, the DfE or the Local Authority. We want to be proactive in reducing the opportunities for the virus to spread, rather than acting after the new variant has been identified being in school.
We are continuing to request that all carers/parents wear face coverings when coming into the school building – though you can also wear them outside if this supports you. A reminder too that due to the increased ventilation across the school classrooms are cooler than usual so please ensure that your child is wearing enough layers to keep them sufficiently warm when indoors; thank you.
Christmas Jumper and Lunch Day
Christmas Jumper Day is on Wednesday 16th December – the same day as Christmas lunch. There is no expectation to buy a Christmas Jumper; decorating school uniform or wearing an alternative Christmas accessory is fine. But no party clothes, it is just an occasion to change the school jumper or accessorise. Donation of £1 are being asked for to support a children’s charity. Remember your child needs to bring in a packed lunch if you have not ordered a meal for them
Our donation trolley is beginning to look full, but there’s room for more. We are asking for donations to give to the local foodbank. We will we arrange for them to be taken – thank you to those who have already left items, below are some suggestions.
A typical food parcel includes:
Cereal Soup Pasta Rice Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce Lentils, beans and pulses Tinned meat Tinned vegetables Tea/coffee Tinned fruit Biscuits UHT milk Fruit juice
Food banks also provide essential non-food items like toiletries and hygiene products where they can.
Christmas Jumper and Dinner Day!
2.30pm Community Christmas Carols
PE Class E, Class A,
MUSIC Class G, Class C, Class A and Class F.
SPANISH Class C, Class E, Class F and Class G.
Class A - Monday & Thursday
Class C - Monday & Tuesday
Class D – Forest school Thursday
Class E - Tuesday & Thursday
Class F - Wednesday & Friday
Class G - Wednesday & Friday
Thank you, please take care everyone.