Term 6 – Week 4: Where did that week go?
Apologies that this flyer is going to be a bit shorter, but as school gets busier, I am spending less time at my desk. It means I am getting to see more families, which is great, but I am aware that many of you are still home-based and have been for such a long time now. I think it’s probably just as well that I have stopped counting the days. If you are still home schooling your children, you are doing an amazing thing! You are doing your best for us all by allowing social distancing in school, keeping your family safe and reducing the number of people who catch this virus. As well as all of that, you are keeping your children’s learning going, stimulating their minds and learning new skills and knowledge together. If I was allowed to give out medals, the home schooling parents would be top of my list, closely followed by all school staff of course!
This week has been the hottest yet and the nation has headed for the beaches in a big way. This is really hard for local residents. Some families are avoiding the worst of the crowds by getting to the beach in the early evening when it is cooler and less crowded. We are still being advised to keep 2 metres apart where possible. This will go down to ‘1 metre plus’ where 2 metres is not possible. The 4th July is when we will see the next big easing of the lockdown.
Things will be different in school next week. Year 5 children are being welcomed back. If you have a child in Year 5 and haven’t asked for a place, they will not be able to start on Monday. If you would like them to come, please get in touch next week and we can plan for them to join a bubble from Monday 6th July.
Everyone in school has stayed well, which is a great relief to us all. Hand washing and social distancing remain in place with lots of reminders for everyone. As school gets busier, it is more important than ever that you as parents try to drop off and pick up their children at the set times for their child’s bubble. The car park is getting busier. It is also a great help when families use the one-way system to reduce the bottlenecks at the gates, thank you.
Here’s a reminder; I know I struggle to remember the times.
R 8.45 & 2.45 Y1 8.55 & 2.55 KW 8.45 & 3.05 Y5 8.55 & 3.00 Y6 9.00 & 3.05
There are some messages from the school office:
If you made a payment for a school trip that didn’t happen, please let the office know if you would like a refund or to save the money for next time you need to buy something
If you need to order new uniform for September, please use SCOpay as usual. You will not be able to collect the uniform through the summer but you will be able to collect it on Wednesday 2nd September
If you have a child due to start in Reception in September, or know someone who has, please remember that admission forms need to be collected from the office and returned to us, along with the birth certificate that we need to take a copy of
If you are struggling for ideas for home schooling, please remember that all of my previous Flyers are available on the school website. All of the links, ideas and suggestions are still there for you to go back to. I’ll try to come up with something new and different for next week.
An ancient quote from Confucius: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”
Castle Hill is rising from lockdown, in small safe steps, but we are getting there.
Take care, Emma