A Happy Last Day of Term!

Headteacher Newsletter - Friday 28th May 2021

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Contents

1. Class Updates

2. Weekly Tweets...

3. WE NEED YOU!

4. Sports Day

5. Contact tracing over May half-term

6. Communications Flow Chart

7. Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Class 2


Class 2 have been learning to edit their writing this week as part of their independent writing unit. They have worked really hard to check spellings, punctuation, re-write parts of the story, and re-imagine (add more detail) to others.


We have also been learning all about Pentecost in RE and trying to answer the tricky question: How does celebrating Pentecost remind Christians that God is with them always? The children have really impressed us with their reflective thinking. Look on Seesaw for more information about how your child got on.

Class 3

We have had a very busy and productive week. In science, the children worked in groups and set up a ‘fair test’ using toy cars, a ramp, and different surfaces, to investigate the effects of friction. They also learned about magnets and were fascinated by the fact that magnets, when unsupported, will always turn to face North. This was followed by a fun investigation, categorising magnetic and non-magnetic materials. It didn’t take long for someone to work out that they could make paper clips look like they were moving on their own, and then the whole class was hooked! In English, they finished their personal recounts about their Thorpe Woodlands trip, and then worked hard editing and proofreading them. In RE we considered why Jesus said that his disciples should be ‘Salt and Light’ in their communities, and we enjoyed some thought-provoking Collective Worships. We finished the week on a high with a class trip to the park and then we spent the whole afternoon on the field doing athletics and finally the Golden Mile. It’s a good job we have a week to recover! Have a lovely half term, everyone.

2. Weekly Tweets...

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3. WE NEED YOU!

In August, we are planning on having some 'Colourful Communities' days, at the school, where we liven up Crawford's walls, embellish our landscaped outdoor play and learning environment, and prepare for the new school year. Therefore, if you want to help the school and contribute to bringing the community together, WATCH THIS SPACE! We have lots of painting, gardening, DIY, and cleaning jobs. WE NEED YOU!
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4. Sports Day

We will be holding Sports Day on Friday 2nd July. The Governors has kindly agreed to sell refreshments in the afternoon for adult spectators.


The sporting challenges will then take place in the school’s afternoon session from 1 pm - please ensure you are dressed for the weather, the field can be very exposed. We will only postpone (to Monday 12th July) in the event of very inclement weather.


Request for gazebos, please! This will enable us to keep the children protected from the sun.


Children can wear a T-shirt or hat in their house colour, if they have one available. T-shirts are preferable.

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5. Contact tracing over May half-term

Schools and colleges continue to play an important role in contact tracing for pupils, students, and staff. We recognise the challenges of this responsibility during holidays, but this remains vitally important in the continued national effort to limit the spread of the virus.


Where pupils, students, or staff test positive for COVID-19 during half-term, having developed symptoms more than 2 days since being in school or college, no action is needed. Staff, young people, parents, and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace. However, where pupils, students or staff test positive having developed symptoms within 2 days of being in school or college, you are asked to assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school or college.

6. Communications Flow Chart

We know that when parents have a concern that relates to their child at school, whether it’s pastoral, curriculum or staffing in nature, they often feel the best way forward is to ask to see the head or deputy head. In our experience, many of these concerns can often be most quickly resolved by talking first to the most appropriate person. The communication flow chart below outlines who this will be.

7. Safeguarding & Wellbeing

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