Happy Friday all!
Well that flew by. What a delight it has been to have the children back in school. As detailed in the letter sent earlier in the week we have still got precautionary systems in place but we are definitely feeling more 'normal' and are hopeful this will continue.
We are aware there are some covid cases in our school community and because of this we will not be holding our 'meet the teacher' in school next week as planned. At this stage I think filling a room with adults may be a little fool hardy as we are very keen to keep all staff and children well and school open for all children. The online meet the teacher videos are still in the class pages and there will be a parent's evening in October ( at this point we intend to hold this face to face as these are individual appointments.) If you need to speak with your class teacher prior to this please contact them directly and arrange a meeting. They will be happy to arrange a face to face meeting with you individually.
As you are aware the guidance now states that children who have been in close contact with a positive case do not need to isolate or stay off school. I know that some parents may choose/have chosen to keep their children off if they have been a close contact and we respect all individual choice at this transition time.
In other news!
We are very keen this year to harness the skills and interests of our children to reengage them after the disrupted year. We therefore want to run some activities to support their interests: for example gardening club, science workshops, coding workshops, book clubs, an environmental group... (the list goes on). If you or someone you know (grandparent etc) would love to get involved and share time and expertise (or just enthusiasm) then please contact us to discuss. We know there are a lot of skills out there in our parent group and we would love to share these with the children.
The forecast for the coming week looks quite warm and sunny so hats and sun cream may be required.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!