Weekly News for Families 9.10.20

Dear Parents and Carers,
we have had a very busy week here in school. Each class has visited the Pumpkin Prayer Patch and taken time to reflect on what they are thankful for. They have made their own paper prayer pumpkins, Some have come home to you and some are displayed in school. Thank you to the families who helped us with the straw bales and donating pumpkins. Our ‘Poetry Week’ has been a great success. The children have enjoyed the opportunity to write creatively and be responsible for publishing their own poem.
 
NARRATIVE FORTNIGHT
We now look ahead to our ‘Narrative Fortnight’. This will give the children the opportunity to explore an exciting picture book. The illustrations will form the basis of their work.
 
THE PLAYGROUND BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
Please remember
  • all adults should be wearing a mask when on the school premises, unless they have an exemption lanyard
  • only one adult per family to be on the school site at any one time
  • siblings in Year 7 or above may only come onto the school site if they are collecting a younger sibling and they must be wearing a mask unless they are exempt
  • only arrive at the school at the allocated time for your child’s class
We need to continue to work together and support each other to keep as safe as possible.
 
COLDER WEATHER
As the weather begins to change, please remember to ensure that your child has a coat in school each day. We continue to keep as many doors and windows open as possible in order to ventilate the classrooms. Your child may need to wear an extra T-shirt underneath their school shirt as the weather turns colder.
 
CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS
Unfortunately we will be unable to take part in this activity this year as we do not have a FOYS or anyone to coordinate this. We would like to look at re-starting our fundraising meetings that we began before lock-down. This would have to be socially-distanced or via zoom.
 
SCHOOL PHOTOS
MONDAY 19th OCTOBER : These will be individual photos this year. We are unable to group siblings together as it would mean breaking bubbles. We have been sent the COVID related organisational arrangements from Yellow photography and will be able to go ahead with school photos but only for individual pupils.
 
YEAR 5 AND YEAR 6
As I explained in my parent mail to Y5 and Y6 parents yesterday, I spoke to each class today about why we are moving to one Y6 class and two Y5 classes after half term. The children have identified their two best friends for their learning. We will look at these carefully over the next week and let the parents of the Y5 children moving from Arundel class know their classes on Friday 16th October.
Have a restful weekend.
Take care
Kim Huggett