Dear parents / carers,
We hope you all had a good Easter break, enjoyed some family time and a well earned break from all your school work on Class Dojo or the Learning Book. This gave our teachers and support staff some time with their families too when they weren't on shift in school. We remained open over the Easter holidays for children of key workers; the children who were in enjoyed their time with a sports coach from Total Sporting Solutions.
Today we welcome two new teachers to our team, Mrs Haley who will be taking over from Mr Lewcock in year 4, and Miss Fabregas who will be covering Mrs Yates as she finishes at the end of this week to start her maternity leave. They have all been communicating effectively in their teams to make sure the transition has been as smooth as possible in these circumstances. Thank you to Mr Lewcock who has done a fantastic job working with C11, we wish him all the best and hope he can come back to visit us when we reopen. We also wish Mrs Yates much happiness as she goes off on maternity leave to spend some precious family time with her new little addition!
Teachers have been busy setting new learning tasks online again for this week. We have made a collective decision to use Class Dojo and the Learning Book on Monday - Thursday from now on, and to make Friday a day where you can complete learning of your choice.
This means that you could base this learning around what you think will be best for you and your child. It could be: learning life skills such as cooking, learning to tie shoelaces or jobs around the house; craft-based or learning through play such as Lego, role-play or art; community based such as letter-writing or volunteering; or consolidation of things your child has struggled with in the tasks set. There are lots of ideas available on the internet that you could choose together. There are many useful links on the Home Learning section of our website.
If anyone would like an exercise book to work in, there will be some available in the school office for collection.
Mrs Argent has been busy organising the Free School Meals vouchers. If anyone is having any problems please do not hesitate to get in touch.
There seems to be a lot of media speculation about when schools will be open. However, we do not know when this will be and we do know that no date has been set as yet. We continue to take advice from the government, in the case of schools - The Department for Education. As soon as we receive any up to date and accurate information, we will let our families know.
In the meantime, please be assured that we are doing everything we can to support your child's education and well-being throughout this period.
If you have any questions at all, please get in touch.
Stay safe everyone.
Team South Parade.