Dear Parent/Carer,

I’d like to thank you very much for your continuing support and kind comments to staff.

I hope that the first day of our Virtual School has gone well for you and your child, and hasn’t been too stressful. It’s helped that the sun is shining!

If you have had any problems with logins please email your child’s class teacher using the Hwb email address that was sent home with your child and they will get back to you when they can.

We’ve already been really impressed by the number of check-ins and work produced by everyone at home.

Thank you!

Remember though that there is life beyond our school home learning. Our core school hours will be 9.00- 3.30pm but that doesn’t mean that your child has to be working on tasks solidly during that time. Remember that in school they would be reading, having PE, having break or lunch play, painting, doing drama etc and it’s important that they play games, have fun and play in the garden during the day also.

Free School Meals and Collecting Items

Mrs Kidd has contacted parents today about Free School Meals. They will be available to collect from the Nursery (in North Street) from 12.30-1.30pm tomorrow. If you change your mind at any time, and decide that you do want to collect a meal after having said no, that’s fine. Just give us a ring.

If you have been unable to collect your child’s pack, you are welcome to send a family member who can collect it at the school door on Tuesday between 10.00-2.00pm. It would be helpful if you can ring beforehand so that we can have it ready for you.

If your child’s asthma inhaler is still in school, and you are able to, please ring to collect this also. If you have any problems with this, please let us know and we will help you.

Helpful Book
There is a short book called “Covibook,” a child friendly explanation of the coronavirus written by
psychologist Manuela Molina, which you may want to look out for. The story was created to support children’s
wellbeing during the current situation. It is suitable for primary age children and it is available in different

Please see the link below.

Hub Childcare Centre
You may be aware that we are going to become Hub Childcare Centre from Wednesday and will open to
provide childcare to children whose parents are keyworkers and who meet criteria for essential places.

Some of our staff will be working here alongside staff from other schools so please be mindful of the fact that
your child’s email may sometimes be picked up by a home-working teacher who is covering groups for
colleagues based in school.

This is a new situation for us and there are bound to be a few teething problems but hopefully we can get it
right for your child and you, whilst providing the support to essential workers that we are keen to do.

All of my communication with you will be via Schoop.

I’ll send you a short newsletter on Friday so that you can keep up to speed with how everything has gone, but,
after that, unless there is a special message, I will just be sending out a newsletter on a Monday.
Have a lovely week, keep safe and enjoy the sunshine.

Very best wishes,
H L Vaughan