Dear Parents and Carers,
WOW! What a fantastic start we have had to the second half of our Spring Term! The warmth of the early spring sun has been a welcome break from the darkness of winter and the children have been able to enjoy some of their playtimes on the school field.
At this time of year our thoughts turn to Lent – next week is Ash Wednesday and we are really looking forward to working with the children and you, as parents, on our #Live Lent project. The theme for this is ‘Let Your Light Shine’. After the success of the Kindness Project during Advent, we really believe that this will have a positive effect on the behaviours and attitudes that the children have both in school and at home.
There has been a lot of media and social media discussion this week about ‘Momo’ and other possible online dangers for children. No matter whether the current scares linked to YouTube or Whats App are real or hoax, it is important that we all work together to keep children safe online. Please do take the opportunity to look at some of the e-Safety resources that are available on the school website under the Parents Info Tab.
Safeguarding our children is important to us as a school, with this in mind we would like to politely remind parents of the need to keep us informed when their child is absent from school. Please let the school know by telephone, text or email by 8.55am each day if your child is absent. It is important that the school is informed on a daily basis of your child’s absence unless you have already specified a fixed period of time because of the nature of the illness or absence. Many illnesses eg: coughs, colds, viral, headaches etc can vary and are unpredictable, in these circumstances we would need your child’s missing attendance mark to be confirmed daily. In all instances please provide written confirmation of the absence when your child returns to school. Please do not be offended if you are asked to confirm your child’s absence, this is being done to ensure that all of the children are accounted for and safe.
Today our children from year 3 and year 4 have enjoyed a trip to the mainland, experiencing life on Butser Ancient Farm, we hope they enjoy their learning and look forward to hearing about it next week.