Dear Families,

Things have continued to move at pace at the start of the term and your children are certainly being kept busy in class with lots of good learning and new topics. We are pleased that we are able to continue to provide a full and thorough offer for all of your children despite the challenges and continued trickle of COVID cases.

It is really important that you are aware of recent changes to the isolation period, information has been sent out last week. Please make sure that you read it and are aware of what you should do should your child test positive, though we appreciate that recent rules and guidance changes are a little confusing.

If you have any concerns about your child or feel that you need to speak to someone about their learning, behaviour or anything else you feel is important, please make sure that your first port of call is their teacher. This will be the person who knows your child best and is most likely to be able to help you. Should you need further help, each year group has a Year Group Leader who will be able to support.

We seem to going through a weather period of intermittent extreme coldness, please ensure that your children have a coat in school during the cold winter months and that all items are named.

I know we say this every week, but we are continuing with our daily cleaning routines and hygiene strategies within the classrooms. Thank you to the cleaning team who have worked so hard ensuing that we are as germ-free as possible. Regular hand washing, ventilating as much as possible and trying to maintain some social distancing where we can, continue, and will probably not stop, as we have found that there has been a reduction in other illnesses.

Book Fair Visit

On Thursday, the ‘Travelling Book Fair’ will be in school to provide an opportunity for pupils, friends and family to purchase books – it’s open before and after school until next Tuesday. There are usually a number of stationery items available to buy too! The fair is always popular with pupils and has books suitable for children of all ages, interests and reading abilities, and the school also gains by receiving free books to support reading in school.

Attendance

The Department of Education recommend a target of 96% as a measure of good attendance. We will carry on issuing letters to inform carers/ parents where their child’s attendance is low (non-COVID related), where a child has a significant amount of unauthorised absences or is frequently late. The DfE and the Local Authority do require schools to take actions where attendance and lateness of individual pupils is a concern.

Week Events

Weds –, Class E’s choice of school dinner

Thurs - ‘Travelling Book Fair’ opens, Y3 Warwickshire Sing! programme

Friday – Pride Assembly, please let us know if your child has excelled in an activity outside of school.

 

Arrangements for PE and Forest School, December 2021 – 10th  February 2022

Students will need to come into school in their PE and Forest School kit on their specified PE days. These are as follows:

Class A Monday & Tuesday

Class C Monday & Thursday

Class D Tuesday & Friday

Class F Wednesday & Thursday

Class G Wednesday & Friday

Class E will have Forest School on Thursday afternoons during these weeks, can all students arrive in their Forest School kit but wearing their school sweatshirt/ cardigan – they can change this before the session starts to something more appropriate.

 

Take care.