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Update 54 - 09.07.2020

Dear Parents and Carers,


Today we finished the last of the transition visits for the year 2 children with an excellent turn out and it was lovely to see you all at the junior school. If you were one of the very few unable to attend please contact the school as soon as possible so that you can collect your child’s new book bag and paperwork.


All paperwork should be completed and returned to the junior school by Friday 17th  July please.


Annual reports

We still have a number of reports which have not yet been collected. You can now collect them at any time as I am sure your children will be wanting to know which class they are going into next year.


Once you have collected your child’s report and know which class your child will be moving in to in September, you and your child/children can watch the video prepared by the staff, as a way of introducing themselves to you. Junior videos can be watched through Seesaw and Infant videos through Purple Mash.


Obviously we are unable to provide a face to face parents’ evening but should you wish to discuss the report with your child’s class teacher then please complete the reply slip in the report and return it to school and the teacher will be in touch. Alternatively you can ring in to request a call, and the teacher will ring you back when they are available to do so.


Year 6

Sadly we are not going to be able to give the year 6 the send-off we usually do, but we do want an opportunity for us to say goodbye to them and for them to say goodbye to each other. The current year 6 are the cohort who were in year 2 when I joined the infant school in the summer of 2016 so it has been incredible to see them flourish.


On Tuesday 14th July, Mrs McGuinnity’s class are invited to a picnic on the school field from 1-2p.m. and Mrs Young’s class picnic will be on Wednesday 15th July. If your child is currently attending school they will join in with the party anyway.


Please bring your own packed lunch as food cannot be shared under the current Covid arrangements. The children will be given the chance to write a message (on a post it note) to their friends and class mates which will then be made into a ‘souvenir’ for them to take away with them. There will be no signing of shirts, or close contact allowed due to Covid restrictions. This will be tough for some of them as there is usually a lot of cuddling and hugging going on when they part, but they will have to try to be sensible and hopefully understand why we need to say this.


They do not need to wear school uniform. Only the main gates will be open at this time.


Road Safety for Year 6 Pupils.

Please also look at the school website where The Road Safety Team have issued a Transition Road Safety leaflet for Parents and Guardians of Year 6 Pupils.

This will help you plan their travel to school safely.


There is also a Primary Road Safety update for Parents and Guardians of all primary aged children.


These leaflets are in the Information for Parents section.


Library Books

Thank you to so many of you for returning library books. We are still missing quite a few so please check your children’s bedrooms carefully as every book we have to replace means 1 less new book can be bought. There is a box in both reception areas where you can hand them in.


Reading books

Please can you return any reading books you may have at home. We cannot afford for these to go missing as they are very expensive to replace and cannot usually be replaced on an individual basis but replaced as sets. Any lost books will need to be charged for to ensure that other children have the full range of reading material your child had. We still have a lot of books missing!



Those of you who have borrowed laptops or similar devices from school, please can you return them to the junior school office by Friday 17th July so that they can be cleaned and prepared for September.


Parking and Permits

Can I remind you that parking on site is not allowed, even under the current circumstances. Due to the extended arrival and collections times there are even more people walking about the site than usual so please park outside of the school and walk your child into the grounds.


If you have a current parking permit then please contact the infant school office to find out if you are still eligible for a new one to be issued for the next academic year. If you need to enquire about a permit, again contact the infant school office.


September Opening

Once finalised, I will explain my plans for September in one of my updates. I do not have a crystal ball, and am very aware that the situation could well change over the summer holidays, hopefully for the better. Should there be any significant changes I will ensure that an update is put onto the website and a text sent to alert you to this. However in the meantime the plans are being based on the Government Guidance issued recently.


Keep socially distancing and washing your hands!


Stay safe.


With my very best wishes,


Mrs Sheila Pape