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Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

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18th September 2020

Dear Parents,

 

Another week has flown by; it has been a cheerful, sunny week and both staff and children are adapting well to our new ways of teaching and learning.  I have enjoyed  seeing the children outside in PE encouraging each other and celebrating each other's achievements.  We had the whole school together on Thursday for a Fire drill (a distanced, short time together).  Reception were brilliantly calm and the whole school behaved beautifully.

 

I am pleased that throughout the week we have received several negative test results for family members who were displaying symptoms of Coronavirus.  Please only attempt to access a test for a high temperature, persistant cough and/or loss of sense of taste or smell.  Parents are keeping school fully informed which is helpful; there is now a new designated phone line for schools which is open during the week and for reduced hours at the weekend.  Please email me at any time if your child receives a positive test result. head@finchampstead.wokingham.sch.uk

 

Each week that goes by we are extending our provision; it has been great to see clubs start up this week, with more next week.  We are working hard on plans to develop the role of our Year 6 children as Prefects as well as other roles for children throughout the school.  This time certainly allows us to reflect on the value of the extra responsiblities given; we will do all we can to ensure the children have these opportunities allbeit very differently.

 

We are looking to start using Google classrooms for more whole school activities which will include Achievement assemblies.  In the meantime I would like to take this opportunitity to congratulate the De Meyer family on their super tennis achievements.  Isla already has a place in the County squad for the U10s and Briony has just been informed that she will be in the U8s squad; well done girls, we are very proud of you.  

 

I wish you a lovely weekend and I thank you for the consideration you are showing our school community.  I know many children are keen to go to the park straight from school which I understand but please keep in mind the effort we are making to keep our bubbles separate in school.  Many choices are difficult at the moment and I know we all trying to make them with the safety of our staff, children, parents and families in mind. Thank you.

 

Jacquie Vanstone

 

 

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