Firstly, we would like to remind all parents/carers that the campus is only accessible if you have a permit. The Campus gates are manned by Wyvern and also by Wates the main contractor on site, as all 3 sites are having work over the next few months. This is not a change to the regulations that were already in place. Parking permits are issued on an individual basis at the discretion of the Headteacher. If you feel a permit is required please email into the admin office and your request will be considered. Rudeness to any of the staff team who challenge parking will not be tolerated.
Parents in Partnership (which is an opportunity to speak with Mrs Layley and other members of the SLT) will take place over zoom due to the current restrictions in place. The meeting will have a clear agenda which includes, remote learning, mental health and well-being and catch-up spending. If you wish to attend one of these meetings, they will be held on MONDAY 8th at 10:00 am and THURSDAY 11th at 4pm. Numbers will be limited to ensure effective conversations can be held. One you have confirmation from the office of attendance at the meeting you will be issued with a ZOOM link. Please do not pass this on to anyone else, only those signed up will be admitted. Therefore, please enter with your name clearly displayed – you may need to change this from children's names or computer name. This will be an opportunity for discussion around the key areas mentioned above.
We are always working extremely hard to develop our remote learning provision and I am sure that you can understand that, as we are such a large school, lots of pre-planning needs to be put in place before new initiatives are rolled out. This enables clear communication and an effective transition. We have historically had issues without internet strength on site but now that this has been resolved we are in a position to change our learning platform to enable ease of use, uploading/assessment and feedback as well as virtual/live sessions. Please look out for Oak Bites on Wednesday where a letter will be attached outlining the changes that will be taking place over half term.
We would like to collect responses regarding our remote provision. Please click on the link below to submit a response per child. The survey will stay open until Friday 5th February at 12 noon. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KRRHWDT
Please see attached some very useful information from the School Nursing Team on mental health and wellbeing – for children and adults.
Lockdown 3.0 PE Challenge – please see attached the latest daily physical challenges that you may wish to get involved with.
Music Lessons – Please see links below for this week’s online music lessons. Upper school - https://youtu.be/eN1e8uXDkO8; Lower school - https://youtu.be/MmPO7Kn72us
This is a reminder that we are supporting Children’s Mental health week this week with fun activities and an assembly. The theme for the week is ‘Express Yourself’ and we are encouraging pupils to ‘dress to express’ for their Zoom call with their teacher (if working at home) or for the day if working in school. The pupils might want to wear a mixture of items such as a football shirt of a team they support, part of their cubs /brownie uniform, an item connected to their hobby or a colour which might represent something about themselves. We will also be showing a video clip on the Zoom call and in school, with advice for any children who have anxieties at this time.
We’ve chosen the day to coincide with year group Zoom call with their teacher so pupils at home can show how they have ‘dressed to Express.’
Year 3/Year 5 - Wednesday 3rd February
Year 4/ Year 6 - Thursday 4th February
*the pupils in school do not need to wear uniform on the above days.
Thank you for your support.