The end of a busy first week. Sport once again seems to have been the theme of the week, with tag rugby and gymnastics coaching provided by specialist teachers from the Shepway Sports Partnership. I’ve also seen badminton lessons, a yoga session and dance lessons! We shall be able to put on our own Olympics soon!
The winds of recent storms have sadly caused damage to our outdoor canopies. Unfortunately one of them has had to be condemned for safety reasons. This will be removed during the weekend. Fortunately one was repairable, and that work was carried out during the half term break.
We have parent consultation meetings coming up on the 10thand 11thof March. Please book your appointments via Parentmail. There will be no hot dinners served on the 10thas we use the hall, so children will need to bring a packed lunch please.
We continue with the recyclying, this term we are doing this in school time. I believe another consignment was posted off this week which is a further £25 in the kitty. We would always welcome help with this scheme, if you feel you can offer any support Mrs Davis can be contacted direct on email@example.com
We have a competition running this week for World Book Day: Design a potato as a book character. All entries need to be in class on Thursday 5thMarch please. I think you will agree that there is far to much commercialism now surrounding costumes for dressing up, which totally misses the point of celebrating reading. I would much rather money was spent on books than increased supermarket profits! (we shall have our turn for dressing up for our VE day celebrations, watch this space).
As a school we are receiving constant updates from both the Local Authority and Public Health England with regard to the Corona Virus. Should any action be required this will be proportionate to the advice given. We continue to work on good hygiene practices with the children.
We said farewell this week to teaching assistant, Mrs Harman who left to pursue other interests. We have also said a goodbye to Miss Harkins, Diamond class teaching assistant. Both Mrs Harman and Miss Harkins have worked tirelessly for the children in our school and we wish them well for the future. We welcomed Mrs Liddell back after a period of absence and thank Mrs Day for stepping into the world of Jade class to support during this time. We continue to send positive wishes to Mr Sharp, Mrs Brinan and Mrs Ryan who continue to absent from school. We miss you! Miss Reeves resigned from her post as Diamond class teacher, following her maternity leave and we are looking forward to Miss Rachel Turner joining the team after Easter.
Following Mr Cayley’s departure in the autumn I have finally got to grips with how to update the school website and while it’s early days I have begun to add more information about the learning that goes on daily. I have added a tab called ‘Our Learning Journey’ and here you should find photographs of work and activities linked to the subject areas. I am also adding this dojo post to the website each week and it can be found under News and Events…Weekly Round up. I am aware that often family, grandparents etc don’t get to see Dojo so I am trying to reach a wider audience and showcase our work. But all this takes time so bear with me!
I think that’s all for now. I’ve broken my own rules by posting on Dojo at the weekend but time just ran away with me yesterday!
Stay safe in the windy weather and have a good weekend.