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14th January 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

Our return to remote learning, after a few technical glitches, has started well.   Pupil’s engagement is fantastic and they are producing high quality pieces of work, enabling them to continue to progress in their learning.

Staff and pupils are enjoying the morning registration sessions, a positive start to the day, motivating pupils and setting them up for their learning.  The addition of various furry family members is also cheering the staff up immensely.  Please remind your children about appropriate on-line behaviour at all times.

Pupils of key worker parents are also working very hard in school, supported superbly by our wonderful teaching assistants.

Mrs Wright continues to deliver quality PE sessions both remotely and in school.

This half term, we are using the opportunity of having so many children off site to decorate and refurbish various areas of the school, which will hopefully put a smile on those faces visiting the HSLW and ELSA.  We are certainly keeping Mr Whitbourn busy!

Whilst ‘working’ with my teenager on her home learning and feeling frustrated, (even as a teacher, working with your own child, VERY stressful), I came across these words from Emily W. King, which resonated:-

‘What we are being asked to do is not humanly possible…. working, parenting and teaching are three different jobs that cannot be done at the same time.  It’s not hard because you are doing it wrong. It’s hard because it is too much. Do the best you can……. If you are stressed, lower your expectations where you can and virtually reach out for social connection.  We are in this together to stay well.  That means mentally well, too.’

Remember, we are here to listen, to help and support you.

So, do the best you can, and as we always tell the children, your best is good enough!

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe.

Mrs Buckley

Headteacher

THANK YOU

A huge thank you to the PTA and all parents/carers for your generous Christmas gifts, cards and good wishes. They were much appreciated by us all!

PUPILS ATTENDING SCHOOL

Pupils working in school will take home their folder of work on their last school day of the week.  Parents can then upload a few pieces of work completed in school for their class teacher to see.  Folders should be returned to school the following week.

RESIDENTIAL TRIPS

We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all residential trips for the summer term due to the current national lockdown.  We will plan for summer terms trips and other fun activities that we hope will be able to go ahead.

ARTIFICIAL GRASS

The artificial grass is currently being laid and we are thrilled with how it is looking so far!