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Friday update.

Happy Friday all,


It has been a lovely week here at Dovedale with Christmas festivities resounding out all week as the different bubbles have held their Christmas parties.

The children have continued to demonstrate brilliant behaviours and in spite of all the excitement have continued to make us proud.


The EYFS children completed their Nativity which has been shared with their parents. A massive thank you to the EYFS team for organising and coordinating this and an extra special thank you to Mrs Norton for writing the performance 'When Santa sanitised the chimney'.


The Christmas jumper day raised a huge £291.18 for Save the Children and we have delivered a massive array of goods to the food bank through your generous donations. In these difficult times it makes me very proud that our families and staff still take the time to consider those in need. A great example to our children.


Contact tracing

I need to state that if I am informed of any positive cases over the next week I will need to contact any close contacts. This will be up to and including Christmas eve. Rest assured I will take all guidance on this and follow the guidance on the timescale of possible infection spread. I very much hope for everyone's sake that this will not be necessary as we have had an excellent run of zero cases. 



We do not know what the new academic year will bring in terms of lockdowns or closures but I am sure that whatever the new year brings we will face it with the same pragmatism and positivity that I have seen from children, parents and staff alike over this last term. In the mean time I sincerely hope that you and yours are able to celebrate Christmas safely and and happily.



Sarah Houseman