Changes to the last day of term - PLEASE READ

Changes to the last day of term - PLEASE READ

Dear Parents/Carers

The last day of school will now be Thursday 17th December

Following the DfE’s announcement and in line with many other local schools, we have taken the decision that the school will be closed to children on Friday 18th December. The last day in school for this term will be Thursday 17th December, on this day we will close at the normal pick-up times with Acorns running as usual.

Teachers will upload home learning activities for Friday 18th December. Paper packs will also be available on request, if you do not have access to a device. These will be activities that children can do independently and will be typical of the fun activities they would usually do in class at this time of year. 

Staff teams will use Friday 18th December for professional development, planning and preparation for upcoming changes in January. This is in response to our review of the term, how children are learning and the quality of the provision in the autumn term after lockdown. The changes will affect all classes in Year 1 and 2 in particular and I would ask that you please read through the attached update carefully and speak to your child’s class teacher or call the office if you have any queries. I am also available every day at the gate at drop off and pick up times and am happy to talk through any questions you may have. 

January Updates Letter

In addition to the changes being introduced in January, we have had to take this decision due to the high numbers of Covid-related absences and closures of classes and bubbles across the infant school in recent weeks. We have had many staff having to self-isolate and as a result the remaining staff have been under incredible pressure in terms of workload. Closing the school one day early will provide them with the much needed breathing space to plan and prepare for next term. We realise this is short notice and we apologise for any inconvenience this early closure may cause.

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Wishing all our families a happy and safe Christmas break.

Mrs S Yay-Walker, Headteacher