Whole School Newsletter May 2021
Dear Parents / Carers,
On Monday 10th May the Prime Minister announced that the country will move to Step 3 of the Roadmap. Some guidance has started to be sent to schools specifically regarding education, but there is still a great deal of detail to come. At this point in time, the DfE has asked schools to maintain the bubble system and continue with established safety protocols.
As previously stated, Covid restrictions will continue to be in place throughout the summer term. Staff within the school are testing twice weekly and safety protocols and procedures remain in place. To reduce numbers on site, can I please request that children arrive during their allocated slots so that numbers of adults and children on site can be safely managed.
The teaching of the curriculum, a residential visit, sports day, transition projects, school trip, after school clubs, Sex & Relationship Education and Covid catchup workshops, assessments and report writing makes the second half of term an extremely busy one. In addition, the school is expecting to receive further information from the DfE regarding the guidelines for procedures which will affect curriculum coverage, timetables, staffing and the risk assessment for how the school will operate in September.
Events for the term have been planned in, albeit in a changed format, bearing in mind present Government guidelines and the further reinforcement of maintaining the integrity of bubbles.
Due to the guidelines, we have planned and adapted activities knowing that parents are not allowed on the school site at this time.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 24 May - Parents Evening 4.00pm – 7.00pm These meetings will be held virtually using SchoolCloud, as in the autumn term.
Wednesday 26 May - Class Photographs - To be taken outside, weather permitting
Wednesday 26 May – Parents Evening 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Thursday 27 May – Sports Day - Children only in attendance
Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June - Half Term
Friday 11 – Monday 14 June - Yr 6 Residential Osmington Bay trip
Friday 18 June - INSET day
Thursday 24 June – Sex & Relationship Education Information Evening for Years 5 and 6 4.00pm – To be held virtually
Week beginning 28 June – Year 6 Health & Relationship Education unit of work begins for the children, to be held over two weeks
Week beginning 28th June - Internal assessments week for Yrs 3,4,5
Monday 5 July - INSET day
From Tuesday 6 July – Year 5 Health & Relationship unit of work begins for the children, to be held over two weeks
Wednesday 7 July - Year 6 Highcliffe School Transition Day
Wednesday 7 July – Children from Years 3,4,5 will meet their teacher for September
Friday 16 July - Year 5 Carey Camp trip
Tuesday 20 July – Leavers Disco (Year 6 bubble) Times to be confirmed
Friday 23 July – Last day of term (normal finishing time)
Thursday 2 September - Return to school for the autumn term
As I feel it is vital for the children to maintain their exercise opportunities, we will be continuing our PE/MFL Enrichment days during the whole of the summer term. The children will be taking part in extended PE sessions and Team Building/Problem Solving activities as well as Modern Foreign Language work with Mrs Skorge.
Dates for Enrichment days:
The children can wear school PE kit into school, with their Mudeford sweatshirt on top if they so wish, on these days.
Year 3 – Thursday 27 May, Tuesday 15 June, Thursday 1 July, Tuesday 13 July
Year 4 –Thursday 20 May, Tuesday 8 June, Thursday 24 June, Tuesday 6 July, Tuesday 20 July
Year 5 –Tuesday 18 May, Thursday 10 June, Tuesday 22 June, Thursday 8 July, Thursday 22 July
Year 6 –Tuesday 25 May, Thursday 17 June, Tuesday 29 June, Thursday 15 July
All activities in school will continue to be undertaken in year group bubbles, following our Covid 19 Risk Assessment. After School Clubs (in year group bubbles) have already commenced with Teamtheme providing clubs for Years 3 and 6 on Tuesdays and Years 4 and 5 on Thursdays. Tennis clubs are run for Year 3 and Year 4 on Wednesday and Friday respectively. If you require further information about these clubs, please contact the school office. Athletics clubs, led by Mr Dan Moody, Schools Sports Partnership Manager for Christchurch, will be held throughout the second half of the summer term on Mondays for Year 5 and Fridays for Year 6. You will receive information concerning these before half term. Year 3 and 4 have started their Games Club (a variety of indoor and outdoor games) after school on Mondays and finishing at 4.30pm.
All dates can be found on the calendar under the News and Events heading.