Dear parents and carers,
Some of you may have watched the Oak National Academy assembly yesterday, in which the Duchess of Cambridge
talked about the importance of wellbeing and kindness; see the following link:
During these difficult and uncertain times, it is normal to experience a range of emotions, including frustration,
loneliness, sadness, anger, as well as some positive emotions, such as joy when you see your friends again, or
happiness when you have a Zoom call with a family member. It is important to look after your own wellbeing, and
one way to do this is by showing kindness to others. Therefore, as a school we are having the focus ‘spread a little
happiness through kindness’. We would like to hear about your acts of kindness that make you and others feel good.
Some of these might include:
Sending a card to someone you haven’t seen for a while
Picking up litter when out walking
Helping with the tidying up at home and donate unwanted items to charity
Smiling at each other!
Giving someone a compliment
Paint a picture for a neighbour
Make a bird feeder
Donate to a foodbank
Paint rocks and hide them for others to find
Please let us know some of your little acts of kindness – we would love to share them with others on our Facebook
On the subject of Facebook, please do keep popping on there to look at updates from school, the wider community,
and nationally. It is an open page, so you can visit it even if you don’t have an account with Facebook.
School reopening updates
We know that there is a lot of uncertainty about the reopening of schools, either for the remainder of the summer
term for some more year groups, or in September for all year groups, and as soon as we know more information we
will let you know and ensure you are informed every step of the way.
Summer Reading Challenge
Please do sign up for this year’s summer reading challenge! This year, the theme is The Silly Squad, and you are
encouraged to read as many books as possible over the summer holidays (as well as at other times, of course!).
Please let us know (via text or email) if you are going to sign up. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s total of 25
Have a great weekend,
Mrs Lennon and the Brighstone team