Well done to the Year 2 steppers, Hugo and Shiah, who this week walked an impressive 41000 steps between them!
Robert from Miss Newport’s class – for showing perseverance in class and working hard on TTRS.
Toni from Miss McCullagh’s class- for coming into school sensibly everyday this week and for some super reading at home too!
CJ from Miss Broadhurst’s class- for his plants science work and progress in his handwriting it’s much improved.
Toby from Miss Jones’s class for hi excellent Quentin Blake style drawings.
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza has launched a once-in-a-generation review of children’s lives.
It’s called ‘The Childhood Commission’ and it will identify the barriers preventing children reaching their full potential and propose policy solutions to address them.
At its heart is ‘The Big Ask’ – the largest ever consultation held with children. In school, the children have carried out an initial discussion about matters that may be discussed in this survey.
In this survey the Children’s Commissioner is asking children and young people what they think is important for their future and what is holding young people back. The Children’s Commissioner will use what children and young people tell her to show the Government what they think and what they need to live happier lives. Please follow the link below and select the correct age group for your child in order to complete the survey, thank you.
Year 2 children will be attending Base Camp as usual tomorrow afternoon. Please ensure that your child has their forest school kit with them to get changed into after lunch.
The Year 2 Team
Unfortunately, we have been experiencing some issues with the printing facilities in school. Due to this, we have been unable to print the children’s times tables homework. The children have their spelling homework as normal in their reading diaries but for this week only, we are asking that times tables practise happens via Times Tables Rock Stars. Normal paper copies will resume next week.
The Year 2 Team
Many schools are abandoning Sports Day due to the risks linked to Covid 19. We know that children love this event and want to put the effort in to allow this event to go ahead in some way. We have therefore decided that each year group will have their own mini sports day. Here are the dates and times –
29th June 2021
Year Reception 9.15am – 10.30am
Year 3 10.45am – 11.45am
Year 4 1.45pm – 3.00pm
30th June 2021
Year 1 9.15am – 10.30am
Year 5 10.45am – 11.45am
Year 2 1.45pm – 3.00pm
2nd July 2021
Year 6 1.45pm – 3.00pm
Usually, we run a House competition across school on sports day. However, due to the current circumstances and house allocations, this is not possible to continue in the same format. Miss Jones and Mr Irvine are busy working on teams within the year group. Children will undoubtedly tell you about that as soon as they know.
The sports day will be carried out on the sports field. We ask that parents wait by the main gates onto the school playground, where a member of staff will let you in. Children will be on one side and adults will be socially distanced on the other side of the track. The children may be sat in class team bubbles, but this may change if the Covid 19 restrictions are eased by then. At this time, we are stating that parents must wear a mask for the duration of the event. Again, we will review this restriction in line with guidelines and advice and we will keep you informed.
Due to the time the children will be outside, could you please ensure that your child has applied sun cream before coming to school and brings a hat with them. Drinks will be provided for them at various stages.
Regardless of what happens Covid wise we will stick to the Year Group events this year and will ensure the children have a great time.
Starting on Monday (11th May) we will be reverting back to a 8.40 am start and 3.10 pm finish for all school children unless they are in Breakfast Club or After School Club.
The school gates will be open a few minutes before the times above.
Tomorrow afternoon, Year 2 children will be going out on their Spring term nature walk. Please send your child to school with the appropriate kit (base camp/forest school outfit)
The Year 2 Team
We are now hopeful that we will have an uneventful rest of the term. What with the disruptions of Covid 19 and the fire, surely we have had our fair share of issues to deal with…
We keep our eye on the infection data for our area and have decided to continue our drive back to normality, albeit at a necessary slow pace.
We are giving you notice that from next Monday (11th May) we will be reverting back to a 8.40 am start and 3.10 pm finish for all children unless they are in Breakfast Club or After School Club.
The one way system and requirement for adults to wear masks whilst on our site remains at this time. If you can, please continue to pick up your child alone, to reduce the amount of people on the school site.
Please remember that registers close at 9 am so it is not essential to all crowd in for 8.40 am.
It is still paramount that you play it safe when considering sending your child into school if they are unwell. Two schools locally have had real problems with mini Covid outbreaks because of this.
Regular testing is really helpful in keeping control of the virus. Our staff continue to test at least twice a week.
Thank you for your support.