Information for Families: 26.2.21

Fantastic news!!!!

We are all so excited that the 8th March has been confirmed as the date that we will open again to all of our children. We will be here, smiling at the gate and welcoming you all back.   We’ve missed you all!   

We know some children may be feeling anxious about returning, it has been an unsettling time. A few tips:

  • In a calm, confident voice assure them that school is only opening because it’s safe;
  • Assure them that the school has put in a wide range of measures to make school safe (hand-hygiene, spacing tables, keeping bubbles separate, additional cleaning, children having own resources);
  • The staff and their friends can’t wait to see them;
  • We will be starting with a special week to ease them back into school;
  • We know we will have children that are at very different places with their learning and we are ready;

We will be sending out more detailed information about our procedures for opening next week.

 World Book Day

Next week we will be celebrating books and reading throughout the week as Thursday is World Book Day. Each year group has chosen a new book to provide a fun focus over the week. Our live assemblies will focus on favourite books and we would love to hear from your child about their favourite.  The children will receive their world book day tokens on their return to school.

Next week’s assemblies

As part of the celebration, David Walliams will be in conversation with Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell on Tuesday for an AMAAAAAZING ASSEMBLY for World Book Day! Many of the older classes are going to be joining. This means that we will need to move our regular Year 6, 5 and 4 assemblies from Tuesday to Monday next week. They will remain at the same time and use the same link.

Year 3, 2 and 1 will remain as normal on Wednesday.

Seesaw finishing on Friday at 12pm

Next week will be our last week of remote learning. We have been so impressed by the way families have committed to helping their children with this in such exceptional and challenging circumstances. In order to allow teachers to get back into school and prepare their classrooms, we will not be responding to any work posted on Seesaw after 12pm on Friday.

Brockley Ward – Can you Help

Brockley ward is looking for people who are in touch with their local community and willing to be a voice for them. They would like people who live, work or volunteer in the Brockley Ward to take part. The commitment we are asking is to attend 3 or 4 meetings a year. These meetings are one of the options available to discuss any concerns you and your community have with the police. If you are interested, more information available here: Ward Panel Appeal

 Sickle Cell

Do you or your child have sickle cell? The Sickle Cell Society wants to hear from families that live in South London.  Don’t miss the chance to tell them what new activities, information or support services would benefit you. They would really like your views to develop and shape their future work. The survey takes 5 minutes to complete (closing date 14th March).  Click here for survey

National Census

The Census is coming.  By taking part, you can help to inform decisions that shape your community such as healthcare, education and transport.

The Census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years.  It gives us a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales – the most detailed information we have about our society. Without your information, it would be more difficult to understand your community’s needs and to plan public services including school places, doctors’ surgeries or cycle lanes.  Because these things matter to all of us, everyone needs to complete the Census. 

The Office for National Statistics (PNS) runs the Census in England and Wales and is independent of Government.  Your details are protected by law and personal information is kept completely confidential, but statistics from all the answers are published beginning about a year after census day.  Census day is Sunday 21st March 2021. You will receive a letter with an access code in the post and you can complete the on-line form as soon as you receive it.  Alternatively, you can ask ONS for a paper form to fill in. There is help available over the phone if you or anyone you know needs it, including in a range of languages.

If you need help or have any questions, please visit: www.census.gov.uk

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