Easter is nearly here and we are at the end of Spring term. Hopefully Covid-19 is behind us and we can start to get things back to normal, including inviting you back into the main school building.
We have had a good half term, especially the parent events that have been a great success. It has been lovely to see you with your children enjoying yourselves and having fun. The next stage of them will continue in the Summer.
Next term we will be making a few small tweaks to procedures, to help provide the children with a good start to each day and prepare them for the days learning. I will mention the details below.
We have an Easter Holiday Camp going on during the first week of the holidays, we hope to have plenty signing up for this.
We hope you enjoy the holidays and enjoy the Easter break! Hoppy Easter!
Mr D. Nelson
Summer Term changes
We are resorting back to entry to school for Years 1 - 6 to be through the pupils entrance on the school yard. This is for breakfast club and the start of the school day.
At the start of the day we are going to be opening our doors to main school earlier, from 8.45. This will allow parents to drop off their children earlier and provide the children some settling time before lessons begin. We are calling this a 'soft opening' as we expect children to filter in between the ten minutes of 8.45 - 8.55, when school offically starts.
Early Years will remain the same - opening doors between 8.50 - 8.55.
At the end of the day we are also making a small change, to help with safe collection of children.
Year 1/2 will remain to be collected from their usual gate.
Year 3/4 will now be collected from the entrance on the school yard, instead of them coming out and lining up. The teacher will then let children out when they see parents.
Year 5/6 will remain the same too, being collected from the main entrance.
Finishing times have not changed - Early Years 3.25pm Years 1 - 6 3.30pm
From 1 April, updated guidance will advise people with symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19, and a high temperature or who feel unwell, to try stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.
From 1 April, anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result will be advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days, which is when they are most infectious.
Advice will be provided for individuals who need to leave their home when they have symptoms or have tested positive, including avoiding close contact with people with a weakened immune system, wearing a face-covering and avoiding crowded places.
The old rules will now apply. If your child is unwell and not well enough to come to school we suggest they stay off, as we did in the past.
If your child comes to school and we notice that they have a temperature or a persistent cough we will call you to discuss next steps. These could include an LFT test, taking your child home and self isolation.
We are aware that this could be an inconvenience but we need to continue to follow the guidelines to ensure we keep everyone connected with school safe.
Official guidelines can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-next-steps-for-living-with-covid?utm_source=31%20March%202022%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19
Easter Holiday Camp
The camp is open to children from Years 1- 6 - if you want to sign your child up then fill in the online form by clicking the link below.
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Thursday, April 28th, 9-10am
We will discuss Community Issues, homework and future parent support work.
If you are unable to attend and would like to have your views heard then please contact myself or Mrs Stephenson to discuss.
Year 5/6 Football team took part in the Premier League Stars Festival at Ashington. Unfortunately , we didn't win any games but the team worked hard and showed great teamwork throughout.
Year 3/4 took part in a Gymnastics Festival and our two teams did very well, with a 3rd place and a 1st place for the Blyth & Bedlington area. This resulted in us taking part in the County Finals, where the team finished 3rd overall. A superb effort by all involved and thanks to Sharna for her expert coaching.
Tuesday 5th April - PTFA Coffee Morning - 9am in the Community Building
Wednesday 6th April - Year 1/2 Parents Event - 1.30 in the Community Building
** Friday 8th April - Last day of half term - school closing at 1.30pm **
Monday 25th April - School back for Summer Term
Thursday 28th April - Parent's Forum - 9.00 in the Community Building
Ms White leaves
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