School re-opens

School will re-open at the usual time of 8.45am

School closes for the end of term. We re-open at the usual time on Monday 12th April 2021.

As world book day was held during lockdown this year, we are offering pupils the chance to all wear their costumes again on Thursday 11th March. We cannot wait to see all your brilliant ideas.

World Book Day takes place on the Thursday 4th March 2021, and we would like to invite you to join us in helping your child make the most of this special day. The day will be going ahead despite the current restrictions but this year we will be doing things a little differently. Teachers will be posting some activities on Seesaw over the course of next week, so please keep checking your child’s account. Each child will receive a £1 World Book Day Token which allows them to buy from a selection of books. For the full list of what’s available please visit the World Book Day website worldbookday.com/books. We will give these out in classes during the week beginning 8th March.

Fancy Dress
We would love it if the children could celebrate World Book Day with us dressed as their favourite characters from their favourite books. Please send a photo of your fantastic creations to your class Seesaw account. Children who are currently attending school may come to school dressed in their costume next Thursday. Teachers would love to see your creative ideas! Lessons on the day will be themed around books and authors and there’ll be some fun and exciting things to join in with including some competitions.

Many classes are taking part in the Masked Reader – some of our teachers have read part of their favourite books wearing a mask. Can you guess whose behind it? The video will be uploaded to your class activities each day next week.
Classes will also be running a reading competition. Teachers will be posting a chapter or a small section of a book and asking children to record themselves reading. You can do this in character, fancy dress or using your best expressive voices. Entries will need posted to your class Seesaw page and prizes will be awarded to a pupil from each class.

And of course- please feel free to post any other activities you’ve been getting busy with related to World Book Day on your Seesaw pages.

We will also be offering pupils the chance to all wear their costumes again on Thursday 11th March.

We are really looking forward to welcoming all the children back into school. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, we have written a few of the rules we are following below so that we can keep everyone safe. Please keep to them.

  • All adults should wear a facemask on school grounds.
  • School will be open from 8:30 – 9:00 to drop children off.
  • School will be open from 2:45 – 3:10 to collect children
  • School will close at 1pm on Wednesdays for staff planning and preparation. Any children who need to remain at school until 3:10 on Wednesdays should be done through arrangement. Please contact the school office.
  • Parents should not cross the 2m yellow lines in front of classroom doors.
  • A one-way system will be in operation around the school grounds – please keep to it.

School re-opens at the usual time.

Children will be able to take part in their class Christmas Party which this year will take place within children’s own classrooms. Each class will be given some party food which will all be covid safe and sealed. Pupils should come to school that day dressed in their party clothes (appropriate for the weather). We do hope to make this event special as we know the children have all missed out on many parties and celebrations this year.

We will be holding our annual ‘Christmas Story’ event after school. This will start at 3pm and we are asking parents to collect from classroom doors at 3:45pm. As the story event will also link to our end of term literacy project which is this year based around ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens we are inviting children to come to school on that day dressed in their pyjamas and onesies.

We will be celebrating the ‘Save the Children’ Christmas Jumper day and will be inviting pupils to come to school in their favourite Christmas Jumper and outfit. We will be asking for donations and staff will be on the path with buckets for you to drop these in.

For Children in Need we are asking children to come to school dressed as their favourite word.
There are a number of examples of this which you can find by typing ‘Dress up as a word’ into google images. We thought that this would be a fun and creative way for the children to mark the day. We are asking for a donation of £1 for taking part.

You will find members of the Margaret McMillan staff on the path with collection buckets on Friday 13th November at the start of the school day to drop your donations in.

All the money donated will be used to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK, and the theme is all around helping children with their mental health which seems particularly significant this year.