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7th feb

Dear Parents and Carers,


What an incredibly busy few weeks we’ve had; trips to Castleshaw, woodland trips for Reception, writing workshops and lots of amazing good work too.  It has been lovely to take the children out on trips again and they have loved the experience of being in Castleshaw learning about orienteering.


School life continues to gradually become more normal as restrictions from the government are reduced.  This last week we contacted public health for some advice about a class in school where we had a number of positive cases.  From speaking to them we put the class back into a bubble where they had playtimes and lunchtimes separate for the rest of the week.  The children also brought home two boxes of lateral flow tests to ensure all children were able to be tested along with immediate family members.  I am pleased to say we had no more cases in that year group so all will return back to normal from Monday.


Risk Assessment Update

One other change that will be made from Monday is the reopening of the gate leading from Nursery to the main school playground.  This has been closed for a long time now to try and stop children crossing on this narrow pathway.  Having reviewed the risk assessment we now feel it is safe to reopen this.  Can I ask parents to stay aware when coming down this path and wait if you see other children coming the other way.


A polite reminder

Can I please ask parents and carers who drive to school to remember to park safely.  We have needed to speak to a number of parents in recent weeks for parking in front of our car park gates and on the zigzags outside the school.  These measures are in place to keep our children safe and to reduce the risk of an accidents.


Parent Meetings

After half term you will be invited to a meeting with the teachers to discuss your child’s progress so far this year.  These will be done in a number of different ways; some will be in school and some over the phone. More information will follow in the coming weeks.


Good to be green

In school we use Good to be green as part of our behaviour policy which is on our school website on the ‘policies’ page.  The aim is that all children stay ‘green’ all week by following the school rules and aims.

In the week before half term the school staff will be really celebrating the children who are staying ‘green’ all week and always try their hardest to be good role models for others in school. 



Can I ask if any families are thinking of booking a holiday or taking any time off during the school term can they make an appointment to speak to either Mr McGrath or Mr Shahid.


Thank you, as ever, for your support