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Parent Mail

12th March 2021

Dear parents & guardians,


Welcome back!  It has been so wonderful to see the children back.  I would like to thank Alison for the balloons at the front of school; they looked so cheerful and gave a lovely welcome.  I am delighted that we reopened on Monday with 100% attendance.


We have made some changes to the organisation of school, this is largely due to the way we are using the playground, computer suite and the hall.  We have even got a portaloo for staff to use, allowing us to split the use of the toilets into class bubbles; I think that demonstrates our dedication to keeping safe!


The morning routine is working very well, however, I am concerned about home time.  The timings are very tight for us to send the children out but we wish to allow parents to collect siblings together.  I am confident it will work well but we need parents to arrive at their allocated time and not before.   I must also take this opportunity to remind you that, if children are not collected on time, we will be asking Beehive to look after them and charge parents for a half hive session.


It has been great to see the children so involved in their learning this week and I have had a lovely day with Rosefinch today.  The children are showing commitment and determination to their learning and they have transitioned from remote learning to school learning in such a positive manner.  We will continue to use Google classrooms for weekly home learning so please support the children to keep up to date with that.  


I wish you all a lovely and safe weekend.  The beautiful mother's day bouquets have hopefully got home in one piece; thank you to all the staff for making them with children, especially Mrs Metcalfe for organising it for the school.  I wish you all a relaxing Mothering Sunday.


With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone