Return to Glory

Headteacher Newsletter - Monday 15th March 2021

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18

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Contents

1. Return to Glory

2. Class Updates

3. Weekly Tweets

4. Wrap-around Care

5. Term Dates 2021-2022

6. Government Information About Lateral Flow Testing

7. Easter holiday activities flyer

8. SCC Easter Holiday food scheme

9. Safeguarding & Wellbeing

1. Return to Glory

Good morning everyone,


Well, we did it! We all returned safely and incredibly positively so a huge congratulations to you all.


It's been amazing to see the school come to life again and it is truly wonderful to have all the children, staff, parents/carers back together as a community, eco-system, and team!


Our prime focus for the next two weeks will, of course, be to continue with wellbeing and PSHE. Alongside this, we have started to implement an assessment system to support your child(ren). The staff will be focusing on phonics/reading (tracking their phonic phases and using the Salford reading age test), and maths (using the 'Ready to Progress' criteria - please see below).


More information will follow shortly but we intend to share this information with you in the next parents' evening.


For now, let's celebrate that it has been a 'Return to Glory and long may this continue.


Have a great week everyone!


Mr. Francksen

Executive Headteacher

Attendance - year to date = 95.2%

2. Class Updates

Class 1

It has been fantastic to welcome the whole class back again this week. I have been amazed by their resilience and excitement in returning to the classroom! We have spent lots of time playing, chatting, and getting back into familiar routines.


There was a fantastic team effort in creating our questions for our Ely Cathedral project and Mrs. Shave was super impressed with our learning this week. Our initial focus has been on phonics and reading; you will see all the children have a new book and some comments/aids etc in their reading log to help them progress. Well done to all Class 1 children and their families for their hard work and support during the lockdown.

Class 2

Class 2 has really enjoyed being back in school this week. Have a look at the Twitter post below to see some of the highlights of what we have been doing this week.

Class 3

It has been so lovely to have had a full class of children back in Class 3 this week. After being empty, the room once again is filled with energy and enthusiasm for learning, just as it should be! I have loved watching the children bond as a class once more, catching up with each other, and being kind communicators. Their resilience and courage throughout this testing time have made me very proud. We are also very lucky to welcome three new pupils to the class: Jacob, Amy, and Lola who we hope will be very happy at Crawford’s.


In our learning, we have continued with our Ely Cathedral project, focusing on our resilience cog. We read the story of Etheldreda, an Anglo Saxon Princess, and discussed where she got her resilience from. This then spilled out into a lovely discussion about where we get our own resilience from. In maths, Llamas recapped on addition and subtraction, and Hedgehogs focused on multiplication. In English, the children reacquainted themselves with the art of handwriting (not typing!) and they got off to a flying start, producing some fantastic versions of the ‘George and the Dragon’ story.

Class 4

AMAZING first week back - peer mentoring, kind communicators, truly awesome collective worship….. Oh, and p’raps we should… um... talk about the power-packed stories we wrote and shared on Friday: St George and the Dragon inspired us to really bring narrative features alive. We’ve had a fantastic series of ‘Philosophy For Children’ sessions based on how to be resilient. Ely Cathedral continues to link to our Cog values and lead us in a positive way forward. Roll on More Happy Learning in Class Four!

3. Weekly Tweets...

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4. Wrap-around Care

Crawford's would like to continue to offer FREE high-quality wrap-around care, throughout the week. In order to do this, we would like to ask your opinions about our current and ongoing club's provision.


Our aim is to continue to attract as many pupils as possible and to offer a range of activities and experiences e.g. allowing them to get active, have fun alongside their peers, develop their social and emotional skills, enjoy sport and team games.


Please complete the form below to aid us in offering the best possible provision imaginable.


Thank you, Mr. Hurkett

5. Term Dates 2021-2022

These are also noted on the School’s online calendar, website and online prospectus, too.

6. Government Information About Lateral Flow Testing

Regular rapid testing is now available for parents, their households, and bubbles. Regular rapid testing is a fast and easy way to find out if you have coronavirus and help protect your loved ones and community. It’s free and takes around 30 minutes. For more information, please see below.

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7. Easter holiday activities flyer

We have agreed to circulate details of this Easter holiday club programme to be held in Bury St Edmunds. Please note that the School is not involved in the event and any queries should be directed to the organiser.

8. Easter holiday tennis camp - Walsham

We have agreed to circulate details of this Easter holiday tennis activity programme. Please note that the School is not involved in the event and any queries should be directed to the organiser.

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8. SCC Easter Holiday food scheme

This information comes from Chrissie Geeson, Head of Localities at Suffolk County Council


If your child is eligible for free school meals, or if you are facing hardship, we encourage you to register for a food parcel that will be delivered to you by our partner The Pink Orange. To register, you must complete a short online form on the Smart Survey web page smartsurvey.co.uk/s/easterholidays, or scan the QR code in the attached letter. You will be required to provide your child’s details and to consent to these being shared with us at Suffolk County Council to enable us to check eligibility. Alternatively, if you are unable to complete the form online, please call The Pink Orange on 07553 894 233. You must register before 5pm on 15th March 2021. Visit our website healthysuffolk.org.uk for further information about the Holiday Activity and Food Programme.

9. Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Please use the links below to learn more about important topics including online/social media, safeguarding and wellbeing resources, updates.