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Weekly Message from the Headteacher

We have one more week left of the 2019-20 Academic Year. To say that this has been an eventful year would be an understatement - I have the grey hairs and expanding waistline to prove it!  Hopefully, we will all be able to take the best parts from lockdown into our lives as we all move forward to a more normal school year in 2020-21.

 

School will return on Monday 7th September for all children and it will be marvellous to welcome everybody back to school with fresh hopes for a new school year. Further information on the return to school will be emailed to you over the summer break. Please keep an eye out for these emails, as always you can contact the school office or myself with any questions you might have and we will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible. As you can imagine this is an ever-changing situation and we will need to be flexible and adapt to the local situation in terms of keeping everyone safe and healthy.

All being well, the following teachers will be in place for September:

 

Early Years (Nursery and Reception)

Mrs Hawley

Key Stage One ( Years 1 and 2)

Miss Huddart

Lower Key Stage Two ( Years 3 and 4)

Miss Wilson and Mrs Hawkrigg

Upper Key Stage Two (Years 5 and 6)

Mrs Murray

 

We would like to welcome Miss Wilson to the school to work in Key Stage Two. She will be visiting the school on Tuesday to meet with staff and pupils and she is also supporting our Summer School during the holidays.

 

What you can do during the holidays to support transition back to school?

 

There are many things you can do to support your child to improve the transition back to school in September. On-going work to learn times-tables, number-bonds and phonic sounds, for example, would be extremely helpful, and staff can point parents to excellent online resources to help embed this knowledge and keep it fresh for the new term. Moreover, many children still have remaining work from lockdown to complete which will help children to keep up with learning and ensure that they do not have too much catching up to do in the Autumn Term.

 

Staff will use their class pages to post some suggested work for students so please use this as a signpost when you are searching. Moreover, we do hope that children will keep up with their reading over the summer break. Children should aim for 30 minutes daily and this could be from a variety of printed or online texts. Reading a book at bedtime is a good way to do this and share some quality time together.

I would also ask parents to consider the following:

 

  • Establishing a good bedtime routine to ensure children are able to get up in good time for school from September
  • Encouraging daily exercise for health and wellbeing
  • Encouraging children to develop independence in-line with their chronological age so that they are able to manage in a classroom situation where they may need to do things for themselves
  • Talk about their knowledge of school, its rules, and routines so that they can remember what school is like and talk-through any worries they might have

 

Safeguarding and support

 

The school building will be open at different points over the holiday break but not all staff will be available at all times. Please contact the office or myself directly via email if you have any concerns or queries which need to be addressed before school returns on September 7th. My email address is:  figesw@westlakesmat.org.uk

 

If you have concerns about the welfare or wellbeing of a child, you can contact the safeguarding ‘hub’ at any time.  The phone number is:  0333 240 1727 

 

All other concerns should be reported to the police using the 999 or 101 service.

 

The link below can be used to access a test if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-an-antigen-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Figes

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