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Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

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25th September 2020

Dear Parents,

 

It is hard to believe that we are already in October; the weather certainly feels very autumnnal.  School life is getting busier by the week.  I am delighted that the new Key Stage 2 School Council representatives have been elected, well done to all of them.  I know Mrs Dodds is pleased to be working with the children, be it outside and at distance!  Some of our Year 6 have now been awarded their Prefect badges, I hope they wear them with pride and committment.  This week would have been the week for Year 6 PGL.  The Year 6 have been aware of this but I hope when they go on the rescheduled date in June they will have sunshine instead of showers!  We did have a lunchtime treat for the Year 6 children today in recognition of their missed week away this week.

 

Since my letter last Wednesday some children have enjoyed the benefit of having a fleece to wear in school.  Please make sure they are plain but any colour is fine.  Every child should have a coat in school each day for playtimes and outdoor learning.  We are committed to being outside with the children for our learning and play when we can.

 

Throughout the school attendance is good and I hope we all stay well.  I wanted to inform you that we do have a Goldfinch pupil isolating at home along with the household and look forward to welcoming them back next week. 

I understand that many people nationally are finding government guidance confusing.  As a school we are confident with the decisions we are making and with the processes we are following.  We can manage possible cases and I will of course keep parents informed.   

 

Next week staff will begin phoning parents for Learning review meetings.  It is such a pleasure to walk around school and see the children so engaged in their learning.  Whilst we continue to focus on our curriculum, we are dedicated to the wellbeing of our children and I thank the staff for their hard work in supporting the children in this way.  I am pleased that both Gail Farrell and Julie Bardsley will be training this term as Nurture Assistants; this will enable us to further support the children both in Key Stage 1 and 2.  Next week is Hello Yellow day on the 6th October.  This day will be focused on caring for our mental health. The children do not need anything different for the day and we look forward to it.

 

I wish you a good weekend.

 

With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone
 

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