Information for Parents: 13.11.20

You will have received your child’s remote learning book at the beginning of this week, which includes your child’s log in details. This is for use should we have to close your child’s bubble and should be stored somewhere safe.

We are also encouraging any families who didn’t use Seesaw during Lockdown, to log on now so that everyone is ready to go in case we have to close a class. We are available to help, so give us a ring if you need help.

Parents’ Meetings
We are looking forward to starting our parent/carer meetings next week. All families that have meetings next week will have/or will receive an email with your date, time and joining instructions. Please also check your junk mail folder.  If you have a later date for your meeting and haven’t responded with a suitable time, please do so as soon as possible.

Anti-Bullying Week
Next week we will be celebrating Anti-bullying week with a special assembly, activities in class and encouraging the children to take part in Odd Socks day on Friday. It’s easy to get involved, just wear odd socks to school to highlight that it’s good to be different! Anti-bullying week is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on bullying and consider the steps we can take together to stop it. The theme this year is ‘United Against Bullying’. Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying can have a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. We all have our part to play in coming together to make a difference and together, we are united against bullying.

Greater flexibility at After School Club
We know that Lockdown has meant that work patterns are changing and many more people are now working from home. During this time, we feel we need to be as flexible as possible and will try our best to accommodate requests. Whilst we can, we will accept casual bookings, although please note Tuesdays and Wednesdays are our busy days in some year groups.  If you want your child to go to After School Club, all you need to do is contact the school office and they will email you a link to complete a registration form. Please note that you will need to use Parentpay to pay in advance for the session.

Reception 2021/22
If you know anyone who is looking for Reception place for next year, please encourage them to get in touch with us. We will be hosting Zoom meetings on Friday 20th November at 10am and Monday 23rd November at 1.30pm. Parents/carers simply need to email the school office at: admin@myattgarden.lewisham.sch.uk for more information.  We will also be holding an open morning for prospective Reception parents to see the classrooms. This will be a short visit in groups of 6 on the morning of Saturday 28th November. Information will be on the school website and bookings can be made via email.

Nursery Places for January
We still have a few places available for January in our nursery, both 15 and 30 hours. If you, or someone you know, is interested in a place have a look at this wonderful presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk_3DE7B8jQ&feature=youtu.be and get in touch at: admin@myattgarden.lewisham.sch.uk

Can you help our nursery?
We are working hard to keep the learning fun across the school during these strange times. Nursery have got all sorts of ideas about ways to develop their learning over this half-term and wondered if you could help. Please have a look at the attached list and see if you have anything that you can donate. If you have anything. Please put it in a bag and hand it in at the nursery gate. They will quarantine everything for 72 hours and then have lots of fun with it!

Staying Safe
• You will have noticed all staff now wearing masks at the gate. Please make sure that you remember your mask.
• It is important to maintain social distancing at the school gates – please stand back from the gate and line up along the wall/railings at a 2m distance.
• Please stay as close to the wall/railings as possible – we know that the pavements are not wide enough and there are a lot of people, but we want to encourage as many people as possible to stay on the pavement until the road closes.
• If you have a child in Year 5 or 6 and they have permission to walk home alone, please remind them that they should not be walking in large groups and should keep their distance from each other.

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