Friday News for Families 18.09.20

Dear Parents and Carers ,
what a busy two weeks!! It has been great to welcome everyone back and to hear and feel the buzz of chatter, laughter and friendships.
 
EXPLORATION FORTNIGHT
We now look forward to our ‘Exploration Fortnight’ when we will re-introduce the core subjects of reading, writing and maths. The teachers will be working with your children to see where their strengths are and where they might need either challenging or support. The children will be bringing home reading books and reading journals. All books that return to school will go into a ‘special box’ for 72 hours before being put back into our Library or class reading areas.
 
PE AND FOREST SCHOOL TIMETABLES
The timetables for PE and Forest School are attached to this ParentMail. On the days that your child has PE, please send them in to school wearing their PE kits. The children will need to have trainers in school on the other days so that they can run the ‘Daily Mile’. It may be easier to keep their trainers in school all week and wear their school shoes to school with their PE kit and change into trainers at school. All PE will be outside due to current guidance. For Forest School, the children will need clothes that are suitable for the weather that day. Please don’t send children to Forest School in their best clothes!
 
STAFF NEWS 
I am delighted to tell you that Mrs Bowles is expecting a baby in February 2021. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Bowles. Her two boys, Archie and Tommy are going to be wonderful big brothers. Mrs Horrex has kindly arranged to increase her days from 2 to 3, so she will take the lead for Pevensey class. We will be advertising for a teacher to cover the maternity leave for two days per week. We will let you know as soon as we have finalised the appointment.
 
KEEPING SAFE 
As we adjust to our new ways at the beginning and the end of the day, it is really important to ensure that
  • children stay with their home grown ups sensibly and calmly
  • adults are respectful of social distancing
  • families do not arrive too early and form a queue (we will open the gates at 8.40 and 2.55 to give you plenty of time to be ready to bring or collect your child)
 
Have a great weekend. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
Take Care
Kim Huggett