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Update - Friday 29th January

Dear all,

The end of a very busy week in school (as they all are) with snow/ice, burst outside pipes (all fixed), remote learning, the successful distribution of the Chromebooks, repairs to the generator at forest school (all fixed again), children learning in school, distribution of lateral flow tests for staff, roof leaks, phone calls to some families, mini bus MOTs, teachers monitoring and setting learning online and everything else in between as well as watching the news for the next set of instructions/guidance ! 

Thank you for the feedback regarding the Chromebooks and the positive impact that it has had. We pass on the general thanks (no names or photos) to the sponsors who provided them. A really, really positive element of lockdown. 

Attached is a mud creature sent in by a child in Year 5 - brilliant and an inspiring idea for others. 

1. Junior Foresters Award 

Our Year 4 children work on a 6 week programme (one afternoon a week) to complete an award with The Royal Forestry Society. Attached is a resource they have developed for children and families to work their way through. It is different to the award we do in school so will still carry on with that next year but please feel free to use the resource. 

2. Courtyard resources - The Courtyard are offering some workshops next week at 10am. As our Seesaw work is flexible then it may be something you wish to access (information is below or go to The Courtyard website for information). 


The Courtyard is hosting a range of free online sessions in support of Children’s Mental Health Week 2021!

The fantastic children’s mental wellbeing organisation, Place2Be, launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its seventh year, it has been given the theme of Express Yourself for 2021!

With that in mind, from Monday 1 – Friday 5 February, families and schools can visit The Courtyard’s Facebook page at 10am where a range of practitioners will be delivering free 45 minute workshops via Facebook Live covering a variety of different disciplines, all providing children an opportunity to express themselves.

Here’s what we’ve got coming up…

Drama Games 
Monday 1 February, 10am

Sing Your Socks Off
Tuesday 2 February, 10am

Yoga For Kids
Wednesday 3 February, 10am

Instant Poetry Making
Thursday 4 February, 10am

Dance For Wellbeing
Friday 5 February, 10am

All sessions will be streamed on The Courtyard’s Facebook page at 10am, run for 45 minutes, and will be available to watch afterwards!


3. Safety - Anyone (adults and children over 11) picking up equipment or paper MUST wear a facemask on our school site please. All parents/carers who attend school at the moment have to wear a mask in and around school unless they have a medical reason not to. 

There are paper packs at the front of school for anyone who needs them. 

Have a good Friday and a lovely weekend. 

Best wishes

Mr Batstone