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Letter from the Headteacher

Monday 8th June 2020
Dear Parents of children in Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5,
I hope you are all keeping well. Well done for all you are doing to support your child during school closure. As a parent myself, I know that this has its challenges but there have also been positives and time spent with children that we wouldn’t usually have had. Life in a pandemic is not easy for anyone and home-schooling for 11 weeks will, I am sure, have brought a mixture of frustrations and joy. Some children will be desperate to return to school, others will prefer being at home.
Last week, we welcomed back groups of children from Ducklings, Year 1 and Year 6. Our groups of Key Worker children have also grown. The school day is very different with staggered start and finish times, staggered breaks and lunchtimes and continuous cleaning throughout the day. In terms of when children in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 will return, the government have said that it was their intention for all primary aged children to have a month in school before the end of the Summer Term. The government have also said that this remains ‘under review’. We will update you as soon as we have more information, although I am sure, as with previous government education announcements, we will be told at the same time as you are.
Please remember that although your child’s year groups are not back in school yet, we are still here to support you and your child with home learning. Many of you have signed up to use the Seesaw app where children can post work for their teacher to see. We would really encourage you to use this. However, we also understand that you may be working on your own routine and resources for home learning instead. All of this is fine and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact school.
I continue to keep you and your families in my thoughts and prayers,
Kind regards
Elizabeth Rippon