Dear Parents and Carers,
Hope you are all holding up with the extension of the Lockdown announced last week. I know that
now the Easter holidays are over, lots of parents are once again doing an admirable job supporting
their children with the Home Learning. The staff also have been very busy responding to queries
from parents and ensuring that there are suitable resources to access. Lots of teachers have said
that Class Dojo is a main port of communication and is proving very effective for those parents and
children engaging with it. If you haven’t joined please do so. There have been some super
photographs and examples of work also on the website. I see that Eli has been writing about bees
and Finnolagh has made some Bear Toast which looked delicious. Jacob and Penny looked very
grown-up sat at the table, busy with their work. Please do email the teachers if you have any
queries re Home Learning.
The Internet is full of great resources so we continue to post these on the generic Home Learning
page. BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize .Please have a look at these as well as the class
Homework pages on the school website.
We have had some queries from parents about school openings. We continue to follow the
Government briefings and advice closely and we will contact you with any information or plans. For
now, the safest place for your children is to remain at home. The Emergency provision at school
continues for the children of Key workers and/or children of vulnerable families.
There has been some sad news recently and not just with Covid 19 losses. Mrs Donna Gadd, the
Deputy Headteacher from Wellfield School has passed away this week. Also, the Great Aunt of
Ayla (in Reception) Kathleen Sanders also recently passed away through ill health. Our thoughts
and prayers go to these families and anyone else who is experiencing sadness and loss at this
And now for some joyful news. Everybody needs a James Cairns in times like these. See the
message below from Mr Cairns, our Music Man.
I hope you’re well. From this Friday, I am setting up a Zoom choir for all my schools. It allows 100
children to join in at any one time. I suspect this will be popular and will organise more choir sessions
if this is the case. The link is attached along with the password. It’ll start at 3:30pm and finish at 4:30pm. I will be doing this every week until normality resumes. Any questions – shout!
The new virtual choir will start up this Friday at 3:30pm for an hour every week. The Zoom details are
below and it’ll be on a first entering the room ready to sing basis. If this provides popular (I have
upgraded my Zoom account) I will do this also on other days. I am missing the work we are doing
together in schools and after moving house and getting settled, now is the time to get back to work,
albeit virtually. I will also be setting up a music theory group for children also. This is open to all
school children and I suspect the interest will be high. I usually see over 700 children a week and
hoping that we can work together over the coming weeks. Thank you for your ongoing support. I hope
you are all well and looking after yourselves. Best wishes, James”
TOPIC Kids Aloud
MEETING ID 5083748247
Home Learner’s Headteacher Awards for week commencing 13th April. Look out for their
photographs on the school website!
R – Georgia Heyes
1 – Eliza McKenna
2 – Jack Kerr
3 – Reuben Lewis
4 – Olivia Shanks
5 – Abbey Wilkinson
6 – Maisie Heuer
Keep safe and keep praying for all those in need; all the Key workers, all the families in isolation
and of course for those who are sick.
Bridget Parkinson (Headteacher)