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Parent Mail

25th June 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Time is flying by towards the end of term and school is feeling busier by the week.  Staff are working incredibly hard, writing reports, carrying out assessments, planning for next few weeks and September.  Sadly, we are unable to offer the children a transition week, day or session.  This is something we have worked hard to look at all options but to keep our school Covid secure, we cannot mix our bubbles at any stage.  We will find ways for the children to meet new teachers outside and safely so that the children will be confident and secure returning in September.


The number of children isolating across Wokingham is so large.  I would like to thank those parents who have accessed PCR tests due to Covid symptoms within the household.  Your support is invaluable in helping to keep us all safe.  


Next week, Year 6 will be going to PGL (all being well).  This is such a long awaited trip for them which we moved from October to June, thank goodness we did.  I will be delighted to see them on their way to have a fantastic week of new experiences, challenges and a lot of fun memories.  I will be visiting on Wednesday evening and I am looking forward to that.  Keep safe this weekend Year 6 and fingers crossed all will be well for the week.  


Today, I gave the Year 5's the name of their Reception buddy for September, an exciting moment for them!  Next week, we will have a supply teacher in for the Year 5's and I will also hopefully spend some time with them.


With the Year 6 going away, we have made the decision to cancel Netball club on Monday morning due to numbers.  The Goldfinch multisports club and cricket club will both still go ahead.


I wanted to let you know that our Guinea pigs have a new home.  When Nibbles died over 2 years ago, a parent kindly set up a Justgiving page and money was donated for any costs incurred and so we could buy a new guinea pig for Bingo to live with.  I have been keeping that money safe incase anything else happened!  Caramel and Bingo were is need of a new cage and that money has paid for it.  They look very happy and it is lovely for the children to see them being so well cared for.  Thank you for your generosity at that time, I have added some photos.


A parent has asked this week about gifts for staff at the end of term.  I know the staff are always very touched by the cards and gifts they receive.  If you would like to give a card or gift, please could they be brought into school Monday 12th July.


Whilst this week has been busy, I have enjoyed spending lots of time with the children, I wish them and you a lovely weekend.


With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone