Week Beginning 14th June
Hot Weather: what glorious weather we have had this week. The children have enjoyed break times on the field and our packed lunches have even been able to enjoy some al fresco dining on our new picnic mats. With the warmer weather that we have been experiencing, please can we remind you to send your children to school with a named water bottle so they can remain hydrated throughout the day. The children have access to water coolers that they can refill their water bottles at during break and lunch times. May we also encourage you to apply a long-lasting sun cream to your child in the morning before school (staff are not permitted to apply this to children) and consider providing a named sun hat to keep them protected from the UV rays. Thank you.
New equipment: we have recently invested in new playground equipment to ensure the children have a range of fun activities at break and lunch time. These are being shared on a rota, with children having each piece of equipment for a week at a time and this will be rotated. So far, they have been enjoying the sit on scooters, table tennis tables, parachute games and giant Jenga!
Charity Work: thank you also to those of you who have donated to the domestic violence charity this week. Your kindness was very much appreciated and your donations will help those in need. We are very grateful.
Collecting Children: over the last couple of weeks, our admin team have been receiving a large number of phones call each day from parents to advise us of changes in relation to arrangements for collecting children at the end of the school day. Please can we remind all parents that, if you know that your child will be going home with somebody else, the correct procedure is to send your child to school with a note for them to hand to their class teacher which explains the alternative arrangement. The office should only be called in an emergency or unforeseeable situations when prior notice could not have been given such as a car breaking down or a cancelled train. This will eliminate the number of interruptions to lessons that are occurring when these messages are being passed on. Thank you for your support in this matter.
From the office: please inform the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any medical or leave of absences with supporting evidence of the appointment. Many thanks.
Healthy Schools Week: next week, we will be celebrating Healthy Schools week, during which the children will be educated about the need for healthy diets and regular physical exercise. Can we please remind that at breaktime, children are permitted to bring in a piece of fruit or a vegetable to eat, such as chopped carrots. Thank you.
Sports Day: on Friday, we will be holding our Reception and Key Stage 1 sports day in the morning. Please can all children from Reception to Year 2 come to school in their PE kits including an item in their house colours to show which team they are representing (Red= Lawrence, Yellow= Ashcroft, Green= Johnson and Blue= Seacole). If you are not sure which house your child is, please ask their class teacher. This could be a T-shirt, a sweat band, a hair band or a pair of socks for example. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, we will not be able to invite parents to spectate this event but will upload photographs on our school website so you can share the fun albeit remotely. We will also announce the winning house in next week’s bulletin.
School Uniform: we would like to thank Alexia Dupuis, a parent and dedicated member of our PTA, who runs our pre-loved uniform sales. If you wish to purchase or donate any uniform, the email address previously used is no longer functional. However, you can contact Alexia on 07798530351 to discuss your uniform needs.
We thank you for your ongoing support and wish you a wonderful weekend.