Weekly Newsletter

14th May 2021

Dear parents and carers
We hope you are all well. It was good to hear the announcement last week that we are on the right track and will move to the next milestone on the road map next week. From Monday 17th May, you will no longer need to wear a face covering when picking up and dropping off the children but you will still need to ensure you are socially distanced from the next parent. We will continue in bubbles at least until the next date of 21st June when restrictions are expected to lessen further. Blended learning Fridays will still continue for those who continue to hand work in/upload learning on time.
Please be mindful of speed limits through the village and near both schools. For Germoe parents, Germoe Lane is very narrow and it is difficult for a car to pass if you are parked outside the school. It is not acceptable to park on the path when children/parents have to walk along it. If the car park is full then please park up in the village or down at Evans Way and walk up to school to collect your child.
Get set Tokyo!
It has been wonderful this week to see the children in both schools so enthused over fitness, health and wellbeing. We have joined a competition where the children begin at home and have a challenge to reach Tokyo (inspired by the Olympics) by logging their individual kilometres of exercise, this includes dance, running, balancing on a tyre etc and calculates the equivalent. They have been encouraging each other to do more at break time, lunchtime and in the evenings, ask them about it and I’m sure they’ll tell you. In fact, you will probably be told as they’ll have you outdoors at every opportunity to run up their kilometres! Well done everyone.
All weathers!
With the interchangeable weather at the moment, please could you make sure your child comes to school with a coat but also has their sun cream on when they arrive and a bottle or spray with them (or to leave at school) to top up during the day.
Have a lovely weekend. Take care and stay safe,
Paula Blackburn