Monday 5th March Letter home

Dear Parents and Carers,


Thank you so much for all your support last week.  The decision to close school is never taken lightly and many hours are spent agonising over a decision that must be right for the whole school community, pupils, parents and staff.  Be assured the decision was made after very careful consideration for the safety of everyone.  Thank you again.

As you will know from the text and the letter on the website, we had 2 cases of Scarlet Fever in school.  We are pleased to report that the children are responding well to the treatment and making a good recovery.  We have sent out separate information for you regarding this.

One of the things that has been highlighted during the past few days is the inadequacies we feel there are with the text communication system.  It is quite an expensive form of communication and is very limiting as there are only 160 characters available per message.  We had already been investigating a new system and we will be transferring as soon as possible. We will keep you up to date with this.

We are also going to hold our World Book Day this Wednesday 7th March, we will have Laura form Usborne Books and children will be able to spend their book tokens.  We don't want to miss seeing all those fabulous costumes!!

It is also Fairtrade fortnight.  The School Council has decided to hold a Fairtrade Tea-party, which they will be hosting on Thursday 8th March in the school hall.  Come along to enjoy a Fairtrade tea/coffee (and maybe even a biscuit) between 3 and 4pm.  Activities promoting the work of Fairtrade, including a competition, have also been arranged.  Choir will therefore be cancelled this week.

This week due to some work taking place in our school kitchen which has resulted in us having no gas available to cook, we will be providing a hot meal which will be cooked off-site and transported into school.  There will be no toast provided at morning break until further notice as the cooks will be off-site.

Finally, may I thank you again and we look forward to a busy, but brief half term.

Best wishes

Sue Ilett-Coupe

Executive Head Teacher