Newsletter 12.03.21

                                                              12.03.21

Dear Parent/Guardian,

It has been so good to have all of the children back in school and enjoying their learning altogether. Thank you for adhering to the protocols, and working together to keep everyone safe and the school able to continue to be open for all pupils.

Staffing

This term we have welcomed 3 members of staff, Mrs Josie Tegg and Miss Mariana Daviu who are working as teaching assistants and lunchtime supervisors, we have also welcomed back Mrs Donna Rooney into the office team.

We will be looking for support staff to join our team, so if you are interested in working at the school and supporting pupils please contact the school office.

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Anum in Y3, Sienna in YR and Sonny in Y4 all of whom celebrated their birthdays this week.

Celebration certificates

These are now being presented in school.

Reception
Abigail-for showing great compassion towards her friends.

Year 1

Hollie- for coming back to school and settling into the routine without any fuss. Working hard, listening well and treating everyone nicely.

Year 2

Jake-for his positive attitude to all aspect of school life.

Jessica-for displaying real clarity in her learning and sharing her thoughts and ideas with others.

Year 3/4

Elliot- for his positive “can do” attitude in class. Believing in himself and supporting others too. Tilly-for her super newspaper writing.

Year 5/6

Lucinda-for demonstrating compassion and patience both inside and outside of the classroom.

Isaac-for returning to school with a positive attitude to learning.

Parent’s consultations

We hope that you have all received your appointment times for the parent consultations. We will be using Microsoft Teams for these meetings which will last 5 mins and are an opportunity for you to talk about your child’s report and ask any questions about their learning.

Remote learning feedback

We would really value your feedback regarding the remote learning experience over the last few weeks. Please could you email the office with your thoughts about what worked well and what could have been more useful or helpful.

Plant pots

As a creative spring fundraiser the children will all be decorating plant pots and be provided with a few sunflower seeds. You can then buy these for £2.50 each and the children can bring them home and plant their seeds and watch their sunflowers grow. You can purchase these through parentpay. If you would like your child to make 2 pots please indicate on parentpay so we can facilitate this. Please place your orders by Friday 26th March.

Before school club

Before school club will run from 8am every morning from next week. Please book in advance should you wish to use this facility.

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.

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 have all children back in 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