Happy Friday Everyone!
I am sure you are all looking forward to the May bank holiday and half term break. Let’s hope we get some lovely weather and we can enjoy time outside. May has been so wet, I have done very little in my garden this year and I am really hoping to be able to get some time to make it look a little more presentable.
This week the school were impacted by an emergency situation in one of our neighbouring houses. Sadly, there was a house fire during the school day on Tuesday and as a result the school community had to remain inside and were moved away from particular classrooms. This unusual situation allowed us to test our emergency lockdown procedures and I am very proud of how well staff and pupils handled this change.
Luckily, no one was hurt during the fire and our staff were able to assist the emergency services and our neighbours to ensure that damage was minimal and information was passed correctly to the people who needed it in good time.
As a result of the fire, staff spoke with children in the classrooms about fire safety and emergency procedures. Please can you also speak with your child about this matter and the fire safety plan for your home. It is important that children know what to do in the event of a fire at home or if they witness a fire when they are in the community. In school we practice emergency evacuation procedures at least termly. Children know what is expected during a fire drill and we often make it harder by blocking particular entrances and exits, so that children learn to adapt to changing situations. You might wish to have your own fire drill at home, so your family are prepared.
Along those lines, we would recommend that all families invest in smoke alarms for their homes. They really do save lives. If you don’t have a smoke detector in your property please look to getting one as soon as possible.
Have a lovely half term,