Newsletter 26th May 2021
With the school year flying by, it has been great to see children back in class over the summer term busy with their learning. Looking towards next half term and the end of the year, things will be a little different than normal - still, plans are afoot to make the end of the year as memorable as possible whilst keeping us all safe in school. We have some events and trips planned which the children will enjoy and share with you at home, on Class Dojo and Facebook. Please read on....
End of Year activities
As you will be aware, conditions and advice remain in place due to COVID-19 and therefore this will affect the normal end of year activities. As a school we have done incredibly well to keep COVID-19 at bay and therefore it is vital that we continue to do what works for us.
Each class has taken part in sports competitions this week. The children have competed within their class bubbles gaining points for their Houses. We will have further competitions next half term and this will continue to take part in class bubbles, supported by our amazing Young Leaders in school. Classes will continue to share photographs on Class Dojo and Facebook.
Residential and Outdoor Adventure Activities
Year 6 are able to attend their residential at Borwick Hall during the week beginning 7th June. They will stay within their class bubble during their time at Borwick and school will follow our own and Borwick Hall’s risk assessments.
All classes in Key Stage 2 will also attend activity days at Borwick Hall during the summer term. Again, they will stay within their class bubbles and follow all risk assessments to ensure safety.
Year 6 Production
The children are planning an end of year production and this will be performed, recorded and shared with parents and the wider community using our media platforms. Unfortunately, our school hall is not big enough to fit an audience in with children performing under our risk assessment
We are planning a number of transition days in school. These will be full days when the children move to their new classrooms with their new teachers. The children will stay within their class bubbles on these days and all precautions will be taken in line with our risk assessment when this happens.
We plan to have the Oscars ceremony at The Mazuma Stadium on Monday 19th July at 6.00pm. Parents will need to maintain social distancing and Year 6 pupils will stay in their bubble within the ball room. Staff will be in attendance and will maintain social distancing throughout the ceremony. At this point, parents will need to wait outside the stadium for the children to exit at the end of the evening
Our Leaver's Service take place in the school hall and be just for Year 6 children and staff. It does sadden me that we can’t worship together as a school community yet, however we will record the lovely, interactive group worship for the children and parents to share together later.
In past times we have invited all parents to join us in the hall for our last assembly of the year. Clearly that cannot happen this year. We will have a final assembly with some children socially distanced in the hall and record this for the rest of the school community to share
Parents of our children starting in Reception in September will be contacted soon and made aware of how we plan to introduce the children to school and keep everyone safe.
It is my hope that if we continue to take all of these precautions we will be able to get back to having communal celebrations once more. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Half Term Break
We break up this week for our Summer Half Term holiday. I hope many of you are able to stop and have some time off over the week. Your children have worked so hard this half term and deserve praise. Not only have they concentrated and worked hard in their learning but they’ve had to relearn to navigate friendship groups, spending all of their time together as a class bubble and having limited breaks because of the extra handwashing needed throughout the day.
Our children are amazing and you should be very proud of them.
Thank you so much for your donations to help the community that has been affected by the tragedy in Heysham last weekend. Your generosity has raised £506.89 and we add to that £110 raised by the Mulholland Helme family. This means we have donated £616.89 to the fund being held at Mossgate Primary School. This will be shared with the families who have been affected. As always, your generosity humbles me and makes me proud of our community. Thank you