I hope you are all well. The change in the weather is a shock after having such beautiful weather for so long.
This week school has reopened for Reception, Year 1 and our provision for key worker children has been redesigned. The children in school have all looked so happy and have adapted brilliantly to the new structure and organisation. The staff have worked so hard to ensure this transition back into school is positive and I can't thank them enough. On Monday we welcome back some Year 6 pupils; it will be wonderful to see them.
Well done to all those emailing in work from home; it is always harder after a break but the learning I have seen looks wonderful. Home learning has continued since half term for all year groups and we will continue to contact families to see how we can further support you and your child.
Some parents have asked me about plans for wider opening to the whole school and I wish it was a question I could answer! As I have said previously, we often find out government changes as you do; I will share as much information as I can regarding future plans. Following government guidance and with our current arrangement for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 and some key worker children, we are near our capacity for both staffing and building.
This Sunday will be Reverend Julie's final service for St James' prior to her retirement. I will share the link to the service on Facebook for you to join if you wish. I would like to thank Reverend Julie for all she has done for our school and school community. I wish her well in retirement and hope we can say a proper thank you and goodbye in the future.
I wish you all a lovely weekend and I would like to thank you for your support at this very challenging time; your thanks and feedback mean a great deal as we strive to provide the best for our children whilst keeping safe.
With kind regards