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Week Beginning 1st March 2021

Welcome back to the second half of the spring term to all of our families be it virtually or in person. We hope you enjoyed a restful half term break and an enjoyable first week back. I am sure many of you are delighted that Mr Johnson has announced that all children can return to school from the 8th of March, as are we! We can not wait to see you all and welcome all of the children back into the setting.

Whilst this is great news, we must remember that the virus has certainly not gone away, that many of us are still awaiting our vaccines and that there are high risks that remain, so I must remind you that when bringing your child/ren back to school: the one way system remains, as do drop off points, the need to keep a distance from one another (2m) and not to congregate on or just outside the premises. Also, just as we are used to in shops, the expectation that whilst on our premises you must wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, very much remains. Please help us to protect each other. Thank you.

If during this lock down, your child has experienced anything you think we may need to be aware of such as a bereavement of a close family member or, they are experiencing anxiety about their return to school, please do make sure you email their class teacher to inform them so they can be aware of any emotional needs and support them in the transition back to school.

Early next week, all parents and carers will receive a letter which outlines further details regarding the wider re-opening of The Hayes. The children will be required to wear uniform as usual and can come to school in PE kits on PE days. There will be no swimming in the first week back. There are very little changes, however, the letter will outline any changes and also expectations.

For those of you who borrowed a school device (laptop or ipad) please can these be returned to the office on 8th March. Many thanks.

So, all being well, next week is the last week of home schooling for many of you and to make sure we end on a high, we will be celebrating Book Week and have a whole host of fun activities planned for your children, including a cake baking competition and some ‘masked reader’ fun. Your children are also invited to dress as a book character on Thursday if they wish…we can’t wait to see their wonderful costume ideas. More information coming your way very soon. Our enormous thanks go to Mrs Randall for organising this fun event, we are sure the children will enjoy it.

Thank you for your ongoing support and see you all very soon.

The Hayes Team