Dear Parent / Carer,
Merry Christmas! I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas Assembly yesterday and are now in a festive mood! We have eaten our Christmas dinner, watched the Christmas Assembly and are just settling down to watch the Pantomime.
Reverend Ryk, who was not able to attend our Christmas Assembly yesterday sent this message;
I hope that everyone will have a happy and restful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. May 2021 be a time of hope, love and peace and I look forward to seeing you soon. Although it will be different this Christmas we can still celebrate the birth of Christ in a good way, in whatever way we can. I hope the staff will get a chance to recharge their batteries.
God bless you all and those you love,
You will no doubt have heard on the news that schools are expected to start weekly testing of children after Christmas. This only applies to Secondary Schools at the moment (although of course this could change). So there will be no delay to the start of term for us after Christmas. The children will return on Tuesday 5th January as was originally published.
Don’t forget if your child does test positive for coronavirus after the end of term, please let me know through firstname.lastname@example.org as I will need to inform other families and staff in the bubble to self-isolate for ten days.
Attached to this email is a letter from Liz Robin, Cambridgeshire’s Director for Public Health with some suggestions about how to keep safe over Christmas.
First day back
The first day back for the children is Tuesday 5th January. There will be dance as usual on the first day back, so children should come dressed for PE, rather than their uniform as usual. The only class who are different are Year 3/4 (Cavell Class). They will be starting the term with a Stone Age day to launch their new project, and will be lighting fires and cooking their own food outside. They should wear layers of warm clothes and bring wellies if they have them.
Keeping our children safe.
It is often difficult for parents and teachers to keep up with what children are doing online.
Below is a link to “ThinkUKnow”, a guide for parents which looks at how you can support your child to be safer online this season. It focuses on 3 key areas: viewing, sharing, chatting and friending. The website is https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/parents-guide-being-social-online/
Concerns over Christmas
Christmas can be a stressful time for families. Over the next couple of weeks, please remember that all children have a right to be safe and well looked after. So if you are in any doubt about something you see or hear in your neighbourhood, make that call and share your concern. The telephone number for Children’s Services is 0345 0455203; an emergency out of hours number is given as appropriate. This can be done anonymously.
The first week of term is week 1 of the school lunch cycle. Most parents have now opted for a repeat every three weeks, so do not need to return the form. If you haven’t done this, please return your form this morning to email@example.com Thank you.
Thank you for all your help and support this term. Let’s hope 2021 brings a brighter tomorrow. Have a lovely Christmas and restful New Year,
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