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Letter to Parents from Mrs McBeth 26.2.21

Friday 26th February 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,


I hope you are all well. Like us all I hope you are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel, not just with the children’s return to school, but with life returning back to some kind of normality in the not to near future.


We are very keen to seek your views regarding how parents and children feel about the return to school. Therefore, on Monday via text you will be receiving a parental questionnaire. Completing it will give you the opportunity to inform us about any concerns, anxieties you may have. The questionnaires will be sent out to each year group therefore, you may receive more than one. It would be very helpful to us if you could fill out a questionnaire for each child. The results will help us to plan the most appropriate activities to support the children during their transition back into school. 


We totally appreciate that some of the children may have had a growth spurt whilst they have been off school. Please remember that we have a lot of newly washed pre- loved uniform available in school for a very small donation.  Just pop along to the office and we can sort that out for you. We also do have a limited stock of new uniform available which can also be purchased at


Next week is National Careers Week. Therefore, afternoon learning both at home and at school will be around giving the children the opportunity to think about jobs which they may want to do in the future. Also as part of home learning next week children will be given worksheets to complete regarding how they feel about returning to school. Please encourage your children to complete it and return back to school as again the information will help us to plan for March 8th.


It is also World Book day next Thursday 4th March. We are focusing upon poetry this year and would love pupils to send us videos of them performing poetry that they enjoy or have even written themselves! More information can be found on the school website under ‘News and Events.’ Pupils in school will also be taking part in activities in class. Children at school and at home are welcome to dress up but this is purely optional.



For those of you who have children at home and are eligible for Free School Meals you should have all received your final vouchers this week. If there have been any issues, please simply get in touch. Regarding milk, as you know it is usually £9.10 for a full term, thank you for those who have paid already if your child has been in school since January. If your child is due to return on the 8th March, and would like to have milk for the rest of the term, it will be a charge of £3 for the four weeks until Easter. You can pay this via ParentPay or via the school office.


As I wrote on Tuesday we are so looking forward to March 8th and having all of the children back in school. Thank you for continuing to support their home learning this week and I am sure there will be many sighs of relief due to the fact there is now only one more week to go!


Looking forward to seeing you all very soon,


Mrs McBeth