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OAK BITES 22nd May2020

OAK BITES 22nd May 2020

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Dear Fair Oak Family,

 

Happy Friday Fair Oak. I hope you are all safe and well.

 

Let’s start with some exciting news

 

Over that past few days we have had some work carried out at school – predominantly outside the hall, (please see the attached picture).We will also be having some additional outdoor gym equipment installed. The outdoor gym equipment is very popular with the children and we can’t wait for them to actually be back to play with it all.

 

At yesterday’s virtual governors meeting, the governors agreed that we would increase our usable outdoor space by laying artificial turf on a part of the school field. Why is this a good idea?

  • As a result of the planned building project, we will be losing outdoor playing space (the playground closest to the infant school). The artificial turf will provide us with the equivalent of 2 playgrounds on an area of the field that isn’t used.
  • As social distancing is something we have to be aware of and rightly cater for, we are now able to have multiple wet weather options for keeping the children outside, socially distant and safe.

 

The governors also approved a brand new mini bus! This is really exciting, especially as we will be getting an extra minibus from a generous business donation to the school. We have exciting plans for how these two brand new minibuses can help to support Fair Oak Junior School.

 

INSET days for next year

Following the Governors meeting, I can now confirm that the INSET days for the 2020/2021 academic year are:

Thursday 3rd Septemer 2020

Friday 4th September 2020

Monday 2nd November 2020

Monday 4th January 2021

Friday 18th June 2021

 

For children in school now and for those in Year 6

 

I will be writing to Year 6 parents, Key Worker parents and the parents of children classified as Vulnerable at some point today with details about the 1st of June return to school. Your child may be feeling a bit anxious about school and about not being able to hug their friends, or indeed members of their own family. Mrs Smith came across this video. Whilst we aren't promoting any book, you may want to watch it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PnnFrPaRgY&feature=youtu.be

 

Marking and Feedback

 

The return of year 6 will mean that I will need teachers teaching in school. This may well have an impact on the level of feedback they are able to give on Purple Mash. Please do bear with us. Also, next week is technically Half Term, therefore I am not expecting my teachers to give feedback during the week.

 

 

***Please find attached a ‘walking from home’ flyer with details of fun things to do whilst going for a daily walk, or fun things to do at home.***

 

 

Bike it Ray

 

Please see below a link from Bike It Ray’s video playlist, all sorts of fun & important bike games, skills! A great time to practice over half term J

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5fRA-WbPmiyI8g88ZC3F61Ybtuldf3Jp

 

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/outside-in/

Keep On Rollin’

Hope to see you soon

Ray

 

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and, whilst we are not actively promoting it, there are some fantastic resources available online, should you wish. Click here.

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mr De Silva

 

 

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  • Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh
  • Hampshire, SO50 7AN
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