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Newsletter Summer Term 2021

first half

I hope that everyone has had a good Easter and managed to get a long awaited hair cut. I can now retire Mrs Gunn and my two girls from being my personal coiffures- thank goodness!
Even though restrictions are easing we still have to be careful. A number of local schools lost bubbles before Easter. The numbers are dropping but this has not gone away.
You have all been fantastic throughout this time and we just need to keep going for a few more months. Please wear masks, distance on the way to and from school and don’t mix bubbles. The procedures in school will stay the same for the foreseeable future.

Mrs Stapleton will be starting her maternity this term. This is great news and I am sure you will join me in wishing her all the best while she is away. Mrs Reynolds will be acting deputy until Mrs Stapleton returns at Christmas.

We are trying to get back to some normality at school- while still meeting all the guidelines. It was great to have a Book Day and the traditional hat parade.
Parents evening will be on line this time. I have had great reports from parents about this. I also had first hand experience of this with my two girls. We will try it and then get your feedback. Hopefully it will be more convenient for your families, but still provide all the information you need.

Stubbers outdoor adventure trip will happen in the juniors.
We are hoping to take the year 6 to York in July- restrictions permitting. This was a big regret that last year we could not do this.
We will run a sports day this year- details of when will follow later this week, but it will be towards the end of term.
We are running extra lessons straight after school for the juniors to help catch up on music and PE that we missed in lock down. They start this week for the year 5 and 6. If they work then we will look to have some for year 3 and 4 in the last half term.
The end of year reports will be a similar format to last year and will come home in July.
At the end of last term we assessed where the children were after lock down. You all did a fabulous job home schooling but there are a few gaps. Do not panic about this if your child has to have a few extra morning sessions. We are just plugging small gaps so that the long term impact on our children will be minimal. The work you did in supporting the school means that your children are way ahead of most, who simply did not get enough work or have committed parents behind them.
Clubs will continue to run this term, it is great to see so many children taking part in a variety of activities.

We have a few building projects at the moment. The pool is really coming on and looks amazing!  It won’t be long now until we are back swimming

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