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Parent Mail

1st April 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,


I can't believe that we are a week away from the Easter holidays already.  The children are really noticing all the extra 'normal' things that are going on in school that we have missed for so long; it's lovely to see them appreciating them all.


Today we had a football tournament for Year 4 and 5 boys at the Madjski 4g pitches.  The boys played well and worked hard.  It was a wonderful experience for them and nice for them to see friends from other schools competing as well.


As of today there is new guidance in place in regards to Covid and infectious illnesses and I am setting out the key points here for your information.


  • Symptoms include runny nose, high temperature, cough and sore throat.
  • For most children these illnesses will not be serious, and they soon recover.
  • Children with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or mild cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education or childcare setting.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a temperature should stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people. They can go back to education or childcare setting when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough.
  • If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day, they took the test. The risk of passing the infection on to others from is much lower after 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature.
  • Any staff who have a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home for 5 days after the day they took the test
  • Children and young people who usually attend an education or childcare setting and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.

If at any point you are unsure of what to do, Mrs Lawrence and I are happy to advise as best we can.  In school, we will continue to keep doors and windows open and allowing opportunities for good handwashing etc.


I now need to share the sad news that Katie from Beehive will be leaving us at Easter.  Katie shows such care for the children, she knows them all so well and she will be really missed.  The children love attending Beehive and having met the staff who will replace Katie, I am confident this will continue.  We will say goodbye on Friday but I wanted to give parents notice today.


Next week is a busy final week of term and I thought it would be helpful to provide diary dates going from Monday next week, through to the end of the summer term, this will be emailed out soon.  It is only key dates and I am sure that there will be more to add.  Today was the last Friday Football club and information for the Friday club in the Summer term will go out after the holiday but Netball club on Monday morning is on next week.


I wish you a lovely weekend and hope the warm weather is back soon.

Jacquie Vanstone