Welcome back to school and to a new year. I hope you all had the best Christmas you could and chance to catch up with family and friends even if this was remotely. I know that we were able to Zoom those we were unable to see in person this year. I also know we all long to have that close touch with loved ones, let’s pray that the New Year brings us that promise.
Our value this term is Peace and this forms our worship theme. This seems particularly close to our hearts at the moment as we try to find peace in a worrying and frightening world. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
When picking up it is vitally important that you leave straight away and avoid letting children play on the field – we all need to keep each other safe in and out of school. The school works hard to keep children in bubbles so that we can limit the spread of coronavirus, this is all undone if they then mix together. Thank you for playing your part too.
School Snow Closure
Please remember the procedure for snowy weather. All potential closures will be announced on BBC Wiltshire fm. We will also try to make sure this information is on our school website. It might be a good idea to check you know how to find these before you really need them. Sometimes these decisions can seem last minute but we have to ensure we have enough staff and that the weather is likely to continue for a long period of time and this is not always easy to establish all at once. Please bear with us.
I hope you enjoyed all the Christmas productions we managed to capture and share with you – they certainly cheered me up at the end of a very difficult term.
TD Day changed
We are changing the TD Day we took at the end of last term for the first one in July – so instead of the last three days of the summer term taken as TD days there will only be two. (see attached calendar)
There were quite a few nasty bugs around school just before we broke up as well as the Covid symptoms we are becoming familiar with. If your child is unwell and unable to attend school please make sure you ring to let us know each day that your child is off. Please tell us if these are Covid related and if you have gone for a test. It is helpful if you take your child’s temperature daily too. We also have to acknowledge lateness and so ask you to make sure your child/children are in school by the time we have given you for your arrival slot. Thank you.
We might very well have to isolate bubbles throughout this term and that has a big impact on the staff so please bear with us as managing to do all the things we usually do will not be always possible. Running at our usual high standard will be tricky at times.
Please make sure you have seen and read the email regarding the change to hot meals. Hot meals will not be available from Wednesday and children in KS1 and those receiving Free School Meals will be offered a packed lunch alternative. We will of course return to offering hot meals as soon as we can mix in school again. Ordering will remain the same and the menu will be sent out weekly.