We are heading into the final week of the Autumn term and I wanted to thank all of the parents for supporting us in getting the children into school for our new, earlier start time and for helping to protect our ‘bubble’ during the drop off and pick up times.
Thanks also for the support that you have given your children in helping them to prepare for our carol service. We are looking forward to sharing this with you next Thursday and further details of how to access this celebration will be published in the coming days.
The final ‘posting’ day for class Christmas cards is Tuesday, to allow for the recommended quarantine period and this last collection will be delivered on Friday, along with the exchange of our KK gifts, which should also be brought to school by Tuesday.
The children still have an opportunity each morning to change their reading book and I thank them for their patience in choosing from our depleted collection as we quarantine returned books. If you have any school reading books at home that have been missed, we would be very grateful for their return.
Finally, although our celebrations at the end of term may look different this year, we are looking forward to our Christmas lunch on Thursday, 17th December. The children are invited to bring in a Christmas jumper to change into for this celebration.
As you may be aware Relationships Education has become statutory for all primary schools from the summer term of 2021. For all schools, Sex Education as part of the Science curriculum remains the same. In light of upcoming changes to requirement for relationships and sex education (RSE) we are now consulting with parents, governors and staff on how we can make sure our RSE curriculum policy meets the new requirements as well as the needs of our children.
Week beginning January 25th 2021 – Parent information published
February 1st – February 28th 2021 – Consultation open
March 1st 2021- RSE working group consider matters arising from consulation
From week beginning March 15th – Updated parent information published
We were really pleased to welcome Father Francis into school today to celebrate Mass for our class. The Mass reminded us that we were all part of God’s family and it was great to see everyone working together and looking so smart – whether in school uniform, special clothes or their first Holy Communion outfits. There is no doubt that we all face many challenges at the moment, but it is lovely that we can come together as a class family to share in the celebration of the Eucharist.
We are busy practising the carols for our Christmas Carol Service. I would like you to practise at home and try to learn the songs ‘by heart’. This is your homework for this week. You should be able to view the slides and hear the music using the embedded PowerPoint.