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The weekly blog - keeping you up-to-date with school life; Stars of the Week; Housepoint winners and much more..

Welcome to this week's blog.  It all happens in a week, maybe we should think about a garden party on the school green!  The DfE has released new guidance around what we can and cannot do from next week, in relation to COViD.  We have been told today that Swindon primary schools are seeing high rates of infection but we should see this calm over the next week or so. Therefore, I am not changing any of our restrictions until at least the February half term.  The risk assessment will stay in place and we are not holding whole school assemblies, we will remain in bubbles for break and lunchtimes and our extra cleaning will remain.  Can you please make sure that you are wearing a mask when meeting with the class teacher and we are not holding any meetings unless it relates to SEN. 


It is important that we keep COViD at bay in our school and do not go back to where we were in December.  Therefore, if your household, in general, has COViD and one person does not, I am more than happy to authorise staying at home until everyone is clear.  This will help us keep COViD at the school gates.


I will review the guidance during the half-term break and update all parents/carers around arrangements.  


Next week, we are going to be remembering all those who died during the Holocaust in WW2.  This is an annual event that we always teach children about and respect.  This of course will be age-appropriate.  The theme this year is: One Day


‘You didn’t think about yesterday, and tomorrow may not happen, it was only today that you had to cope with and you got through it as best you could. ’

Iby Knill, a survivor of the Holocaust

Therefore, the children will be thinking about 'One Day' in particular in history and during WW2.


You can join in by lighting a candle and safely putting it in your window at 8pm on 27 January. To remember those who were murdered for who they were. To stand against prejudice today.  The school will place a candle in the staffroom window throughout the day to remember and celebrate ahead of the evening.


Stars of the Week

Nursery Colby D & Natalia L 🤩
Reception Arya C & Molly B 🤩
Year 1 Bella M & George H 🤩
Year 2 Romeo H & Amelle D 🤩
Year 3 George H & Koby C 🤩
Year 4 Brooke C & Kai S 🤩
Year 5 Poppy L & Amara LL 🤩
Year 6 Reuben BT & Dylan D 🤩


Housepoint Winners

EYFS Aubree D 🥳
Key Stage One Romeo H 🥳
Lower Key Stage Two Kai S 🥳
Upper Key Stage Two Iona A 🥳


Attendance: Year 5 are this week's winners with a 98.55%, well done.

Whole school attendance currently is: 94.14%.  National attendance is 94.4%, which means we are 0.26% behind national figures.


I hope you have a lovely weekend and get to spend some lovely family time.  


Mr A