The Anchor News - 4th September 2020

4th September 2020

Welcome back!


It has been lovely to see nearly of our families back at school. It has been a long time since we were all together and the school has once again sprung to life.


I would like to thank all our parents and carers for their support and understanding at this time, with the staggered start and end times and all the new restrictions and guidelines in place for the safety of everyone. We will keep you updated as guidance changes and we want to reassure you that every decision we make has the interests of the children at it’s core. We ask that you also stick to any government/ school guidelines around keeping children at home if they display any symptoms, testing when appropriate, using track and trace when necessary, social distancing at the gates and coming onto school grounds. For further information on our procedures and what we have put in place, please take a look at our risk assessment on the website.


I would also like to share a gentle reminder that children should not be left alone at the gates before their start time as they will not be allowed on site and will not be under the supervision of a member of staff. Also please remember not to park on the zig zags- this is even more important than ever at the moment as the children and their families are waiting outside school gates.


The children have all settled well and seem to be getting straight back into the swing of things. They have been working hard and involved in lots of lovely activities. Over the next few weeks, the classes will get back to the usual curriculum but we want to ensure the children all feel happy and safe at school so we are concentrating our curriculum on their emotional health and well- being at the moment.


As we cannot have parents in school at the moment, we have thought about how to hold our usual start of year Parent consultations. Staff will be phoning all parents/carers during the week starting 14th September. This conversation will be a chance for the class teacher to introduce themselves properly and to let you know how your child has been settling into class. It is also a chance for you to ask any questions you might have.


Our value of the half term is Dignity. The children will be learning about the importance of human dignity. We will base learning around the Bible quote:


So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

              Matthew 7


Once again, I would like to sat welcome back, and thank you for your continued understanding and support during this transitional time.


Have a great weekend.


Miss Shryane - Head Teacher