Dear parents and carers,
Our position and availability has not changed. We are still in Option 2. On Thursday 19th March, school will be open to the following children only, assuming they are not unwell:
- Year 6 pupils and their siblings
- Year 2 pupils and their siblings
- Children who are not able to stay at home because of parental work commitments.
- Work set online each evening by 8pm for the following day.
- Email available for year groups (see year group pages).
- Report any absence (inc being off for partial closure or self-isolation) here.
- Click here to find out ways to give each day a routine.
The staff in school have been amazing, and we are desperate to keep open as much as we can. We will also continue to post work for children online via our website. We will also be texting parents with a password to access some of the resources (mainly YouTube videos by teachers). Please do keep this password safe. It’s important that these videos are respected and the password treated carefully, as our staff are putting themselves ‘public’ for the sake of the children’s learning. Thank you for your support and understanding.
The Prime Minister’s announcement has taken place, and we are digesting what this means for our school. However, it does mean that the school will be closed for almost all children as from Monday. Will will be in touch as soon as we have figured it all out.
Finally, you will have received an email entitled ‘Sad News’. We are very, very sad and sorry that we are not able to support in person the children who will not be in school (as above). The timings of all of these things is challenging. To support the children at home, and if you feel it is appropriate, an idea may be to create a drawing of a ‘favourite memory’, take a picture of it, and email it the year group email. We will then collate these pictures to share at some point. We hope the links in the email are helpful to you.
Finally – definitely finally – thank you for your messages of support for our school and staff. It has kept us going, and we are grateful to be serving a wonderful community.
Warmest wishes to you and your family.
Charles Applegate, Head Teacher