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Parent Mail

29th January 2021

Dear parents & guardians


We have reached the end of another busy week.  The combination of snow/ice, remote learning, in school provision and Lateral Flow testing was quite the challenge on Monday morning but one we have met with a smile.


We are pleased with how the children are engaging and how hard they are working and I hope that our Wellbeing Wednesday provided a break from routine at the right time.  Whether the children had a quiet day or one full of adventure, it is an important reminder that we need to look after ourselves.


I have said many times that given the situation we are in, our family health and wellbeing is the most important thing and what you and your children achieve on top of that will vary.  This situation was not expected or  imagined and as parents I think we need to think 'how do we want our children to remember this time?'  Our children will treasure many small moments that may on the surface feel less important.  Amongst the busyness of work, learning and all our jobs as parents, I hope you find time to enjoy those little but special moments over the weekend.


1st February is National Children's Mental Health Week and there will be learning activities linked to this.  I have also added a wellbeing booklet to the parent support page of the website.   Mrs Combe has put the booklet together for parents and it is full of wonderful ideas and activities.


I wish you all a restful weekend and would like to say thank you to you all for the support you are giving; it is wonderful to see the learning across the whole school. I was also so impressed that between us we ran/walked 178.5 miles last week!  We are very proud of the children.


With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone