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Welcome to our primary school.
"This is a good school which is helping pupils successfully to overcome barriers to learning and become ambitious for their future."
Mrs. C Lorne - Headteacher
Miss. A Lacey - Deputy Headteacher FS &KS1
Ms. C Shenton - Deputy Headteacher KS2
Mrs. A Pattison - Assistant Headteacher for SEN/Inclusion
Mr. A Greenall - Assistant Headteacher for Learning
MARCH 8th is coming!!
IT's nearly time to celebrate.We’re so excited and we just can’t hide it...
ALL Primary school children to return to school!
I hope you and your families had a good break over half-term and I would again like to thank you all for your hard work in keeping going with engagement of the Remote Learning last week and this week too.
Now at least we can look forward to the return of all Primary School children on Monday 8th March!
REMEMBER-the children are returning to all the safety measures that have been put in place in the school as was the case before Christmas. The school has continued to be open for children of critical workers and those deemed vulnerable, so as staff we have continued to follow our tight risk assessments, social distancing and enhanced cleaning routines.
We know from re-opening after the last lock-down that once the children had set foot in school again and got used to the regular early starts of a school day, they very quickly adapted back to school life and were ‘thriving’ in the buzz of learning and socialising again! As we recognise that this lock-down has been for longer and that any change to routines can create nervousness and anxiety (alongside excitement and relief) we again have the massive advantage of being a large school with lots of staff to wrap around the needs of the children, academically and pastorally. We are all ready to support face to face in whatever way we can, just as we have adapted to supporting our families remotely.
We will send out reminders to you of start/finish times/gates etc later this week.
School uniform continues to be the expectation for all children on site.
School Dinners- Edenred vouchers finish on Friday 5th March. Normal school dinner ordering applies BUT please make sure you choose from the Norse Menu ON THE WEBSITE (slight alterations of choice).
Reminder of expectations of parents -
Attendance- please ensure attendance of children continues to be of the highest priority as we have lost a lot of face to face learning and every day counts more than ever on that road to recovery! Please remember that if your child or any member of your immediate family at home have any symptoms that could be associated with Covid (temperature, new and continuous cough, loss of taste/smell), please inform us and self-isolate. Do not come on site.
Drop Off/pick up- please continue to do what you did so well last term which is to drop off/pick up your children promptly at the right time in the right place.
Please could adults not congregate in groups and maintain social distancing. We continue to have the expectation that all parents/carers/visitors wear masks on site. If you are medically exempt then please let a member of staff know and wear your lanyard. This is to ensure that you are not challenged several times by staff (we’re a big school!) and members of our school community continue to feel confident through knowing everyone is doing what is right and expected of each other in the right spirit, in the midst of this Pandemic.
Please continue remote contact with the school and avoid coming to the office unless absolutely necessary, as we are still working within the restrictions of a lock-down.
‘Virtual’ World Book Day THIS THURSDAY (4th March)
Message from Mr S Williams-
'We have a whole host of exciting events planned for our virtual World Book Day on Thursday. Please keep your eyes peeled for live sessions with famous authors, our 'masked reader' videos, read aloud sessions with your children's year group and Mrs Breame's world famous book quiz. If that wasn't enough, on Friday we welcome the poet, Paul Cookson virtually to Catton Grove who will be running live reading lessons with all year groups. Your children's teachers will be in touch this week to make sure you can make the very most of all of these incredible opportunities! Have a great week!'
We will continue to use Class Dojo, the Website and texts to keep you updated.
We look forward to seeing the children on 8th March for a very special start to their return with an amazing Science Week full of fantastic activities but you’ll have to wait until the end of the week to hear more from the Science team!!!
Have a great week and keep safe, happy and learning!
Mrs C Lorne
A special video message to our incredible, hard-working and inspirational pupils. Enjoy!
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