Newsletter 26.02.2021

26.02.21

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well and were able to enjoy the break last week.

We are now at the beginning of the second half of the spring term and we have a date for all of the children to be returning to learning in school. We will continue to set remote learning for next week and then all pupils will be welcomed back the following week, on Monday 8th March. We will send out more information on Monday 1st March, with the protocols in order to keep everyone safe. Please ensure that you read these and understand what will be expected of you as parents, and the children. If you have any questions regarding this please contact us.

Class Teams meetings

Next week will see the last of these and they will be used to celebrate World Book Day.

Birthdays

Happy Birthday Barnaby in YR who celebrated his birthday this week.

Celebration certificates

Reception
Jack O - recognising lots of sounds in the books he has been reading this week

James - working so hard reading 2 syllable words in his reading books

Abigail - for solving addition problems all by herself! 

Lyla - working so hard recognising and ordering numbers to 10

Year 1

James for working so quickly with his number bonds to 10 and 20

Ava H for being so kind and always helping others when they need it.

Year 2

Lewis for his careful planning and writing of an exciting story that made me laugh!

Layla for her positive attitude towards her learning, helping her to achieve her best.

Year 3/4

Isabella and Liberty for their writing from a character perspective.

Noah and Macie for their work on fractions

Year 5/6

Harriet W - for consciously taking responsibility for her own learning

Megan W - for persevering with extended writing

William A - for challenging himself in mathematical reasoning  

Gayatri A - independently taking responsibility for learning and applying new skills efficiently

Roni L - for persevering with extended writing.

Mid-year reports

We will be sending out mid-year reports on Friday 5th March, by email. We feel it is important to touch base formally to evaluate your child’s learning so far this year and look to see where they need to go next. The report will not be as detailed as in previous years, but we will still hold parent’s evening meetings shortly after, on Monday 15th March and Tuesday 16th March, to talk about the report.

Online safety information

A new document with advice and support from the government regarding online safety has been produced and we have posted this on the school website under e-safety

Hot school meals

Hot school meals are now being provided in school and will be available for all pupils across the school should they want it. The menus are on the school website.

Worship

We will put recorded worship sessions onto the school website for next Tuesday and Friday.  We will then resume worship time in bubbles within school.

Amazon Wish List

We have added a few more items to the wish list on Amazon of books and resources which we are in need of. Should you wish to, you can purchase some resources for the school. We would be really grateful for any help you feel you could give. Please use the link https://amzn.eu/d1VeZef

A big thank you for the items which we have already received.

Food allergies

Please be mindful that we have children in school with nut allergies. We ask that you do not put items with nuts or nut products into lunchboxes.

We are aware that throughout the lockdown time many people have been affected in many different ways. If your financial position has changed and you think you may be eligible for free school meals please contact the school office for more information.

It is lovely to be able to welcome all children back to school however it is very important that everyone sticks to the rules so that we can remain open for all pupils. Please do not arrange play dates or other “get-togethers” until the Government guidelines allow this safely in the summer.

Best Wishes,

Cathy Gouldstone and Lucy Kent and all the staff at North Marston School.

Our value for this term is justice