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Parent Mail

15th October 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,


It has been quite a week for many of us with the burst water pipe up the road creating more road closures and Covid impacting our Goldfinch class.  Luckily, I have spent a lot of time with the children this week which has made the week a pleasure.  I have been in each class over the course of the week during English lessons.  It is wonderful to see the consistency and progression across the school as well as strong learning behaviours throughout.


On Wednesday Reception children received their bibles at church.  It was lovely to be in the church celebrating our new Reception children and formally welcoming them.  The bibles are beautiful, thank you FOFSA for donating them and Mr and Mrs Fox for leading such a special service.


As you may be aware we have various interventions and group sessions going on through the week for different children.  I wanted to ask if any families had Lego that they no longer need as we would like to have more in school for the Lind room (our conservatory).  If you are able to donate any, please leave it in the lobby, thank you.


I would like to thank you for your support regarding Covid.  Schools across Wokingham are finding this to be a very challenging time.  Please ensure that if have any concerns regarding illness that could possibly be linked, to access a PCR test.

I will be monitoring my emails over the weekend and whilst I hope not to receive any, I will respond and would be grateful of any Covid updates any families may have.  I will also email if I need to share relevant Covid information ahead of Monday.


I wanted to inform you that Mrs Farrell will be leaving us on 5th November.  Mrs Farrell has made such a wonderful contribution to our school and she will be hugely missed but she is excited about the next step in her career.  I know you will join me in thanking her for all she has done and continues to do.  We are advertising for an LSA role and I will keep you informed of any developments.


Finally a thank you to the children for their positive outlook, seeing their hard work, and determination alongside their kindness and sense of fun.  They are living out our vision everyday.


I wish you a safe weekend.


With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone