11th February 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians
I hope you are all well. We have seen another calm week in relation to Covid and have 1 further case within Goldfinch this week. The symptoms do seem to be more related to stomach aches, headaches and sore throats so please continue to be cautious if your child presents with these symptoms.
We had a lovely assembly on Tuesday with Reverend Leonard with the whole school which is something we have not done for so long. We are keen to be developing these opportunities back into our school routines and this was very special.
On Thursday the children enjoyed 'Dress to Express'. It certainly provided us with the opportunity to discuss self confidence and how to build self esteem. The theme of the week has been 'growing together' and we are working hard with the children to help them see the impact they have on each other's mental health.
On 2nd March we will begin two days of celebrating books. The official World Book Day is 3rd March but we are inviting the children to dress up as a book character on Wednesday 2nd March. We would like the children to think carefully about a much loved or admired book character and we hope to avoid the Disney characters/football players as much as possible. Homemade/put together costumes are always wonderful so please don't feel a need to buy a costume.
I must finish my newsletter with the sad news that Mrs Hayes will be leaving us at the end of this half term. Mrs Hayes has been a wonderful asset to our school and we will miss working with her. She joined us at the start of the second lockdown and embraced online learning and key worker teaching before then adapting to in-school, bubbled provision before seeing a glimmer of normality now. I know you will join me in thanking her. We have appointed someone for the role and I look forward to introducing you to her over the next week.
I wish you a lovely weekend
With kind regards