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31st January 2020

Dear Parents,

 

I can't believe we are at the end of January already.  Unfortunately I have been unwell this week but it has been great to be back in school today.

On Monday we had our first visit back at Warren Lodge since Christmas; it was such a pleasure to see the joy our children bring to the residents and how confident, gentle and caring our children are.

 

As I mentioned in last week's newsletter, we would be delighted to welcome more parents into school to support with 1:1 reading.  It was fantastic to walk through the hall to see Mrs Wearing and Mrs Dodds teaching dance together to great effect.  We really value the support you can offer.

 

It has become noticeable to me in the past couple of weeks that some children are coming to school with an incomplete or incorrect uniform.  We expect all children to wear a tie; if you need to purchase a new one there are forms in the lobby.  Please also ensure that skirts and trousers adhere to the school policy and that shoes are worn to school each day.  Finally hair bands and bows should be discreet and all hair shoulder length and longer should be tied back.  I hope that you will support me in teaching the children the importance of being and feeling smart and proud of a uniform as well as respecting the standards that are set.  If we notice children with incomplete or incorrect uniform I will be asking them to reflect on the importance of having the correct uniform at playtime.

 

Having said this about uniform, on Wednesday we will be asking for the children to make a slight change!  Next week is Mental Health Awareness week and on Wednesday we would like the children to come into school with an item of clothing inside out.  This is to encourage us to talk about how we feel on the inside and how this can be very different to how we present ourselves on the outside.  We will try to post information throughout the week linked to mental health and Mrs Dodds will be sending home a letter on Friday to share more about her new role.

 

I wish you a lovely weekend

With kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone

 

 

 

 

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