Dear parents and carers,
Well, what glorious weather we’ve had this week! The sun has been shining and people have had the
opportunity to enjoy time in their gardens or on the beach, whilst also maintaining social distance
measures. People have been busy planting flowers and tending to their gardens, and Chloe and Carlton
very proudly showed me their potatoes, runner beans and gooseberries that they have grown in the
school garden. You may have noticed on our Facebook page that Devon in Y2 has also become a
horticulturist! He has sown and tended over 40 tomato plants that are free to good homes. These are
available to collect from outside the school foyer – I would recommend that you come along and get yours
now, so you can enjoy the fresh taste of home grown tomatoes this summer! Thank you, Devon – this
shows great kindness.
On the theme of kindness, we have been seeing other lovely examples this week. Charlie in Y2 has been
busy mowing his grandma’s lawn, Toby in Y1 organised and sorted the word cards without being asked, Ila
cleaned the tables without being asked too and in the Key Worker bubble, all the children have been
helping each other with their sewing, when needed. We would love to hear about other acts of kindness –
please let us know by emailing your class teacher.
Reading is really important and it is proven that children who read every day are more likely to succeed in
life. Reading is also an enjoyable pastime, both for pleasure and information. Because libraries are still
closed, we have a box of books in our school foyer that are free to take or borrow – please come and have
a look through to see which ones you would like to read.
This week we sent out a letter about our parent consultation about the new Relationships and Sex
Education curriculum that will be implemented from September 2020. The draft policy is available on the
home page of our website. We value your feedback on this, so please do read the policy and fill in the
survey on: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VGIF2S/
Paper copies of the policy and survey are available on request. The closing date for the survey is noon on
Wednesday 1st July. We thank you for your support with this.
You will have received a letter today about further arrangements in school. Following government
guidance, we have assessed our provision and now have the capacity and staffing to open up to a Y5
bubble, to help them with their transition into Y6. We are now also welcoming more children into our
Reception, Y1, Y6 and Key Worker bubbles, which is fantastic – it is great to hear the school filled with the
sound of children. We are all looking forward to seeing all the children back at some point, whether that
may be before or after the summer holidays, and we will keep you updated with government advice as to
when this may happen.
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
Mrs Lennon and the Brighstone Team