Head of School Update – 11th September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

A very warm welcome back to pupils and parents. A special welcome to the new Reception children, it has been their first full day today and they really are a delight!

I have been impressed by the positive and enthusiastic attitudes that the children have presented. Many have come back to school showing amazing resilience and willingness to learn new routines and enjoy learning once more.

The children have been very busy in all year groups. They have been learning about their famous inspirational ‘class name’ and have been building friendships and working well as a team. Learning has been fun and the children have settled well into their new classes. In Key stage 2, Year 6 have been investigating fossils, Year 5 have been learning to write their name in hieroglyphics, Year 4 have been studying Amelia Earhart and Year 3 have been busy learning about the parts of a flower in Science. Key stage 1 have impressed their teachers with their enthusiasm to reading; both Y1 and Y2 have starting Daily Supported Reading superbly- well done! Reception classes have been coming in for half days and we are thrilled with how they have adapted to routines and have enjoyed exploring and learning inside and outside the classroom.

It is a challenging time, as we all know, so I would like to thank you for following the new staggered start times and routines. I appreciate how different things are but would ask you kindly to ensure that you are dropping your child off promptly and leaving promptly so there is space for other parents to drop off and pick up their children safely. We have been making changes daily to support the school community and have identified zones to support the waiting areas. I wish to reassure parents that routines in the school are well established and the children are doing us proud!

Enjoy the weekend,

Kind regards,

Miss N Baker

Head of School