End of Spring Term – Newsletter

Happy Easter!

We have all made it to the end of what has been a very unusual term and I think we are all ready for a well-earned rest. I must thank you so much for supporting your children to return to school in such a positive way. The staff and I have really enjoyed these past few weeks and seeing the school full of children again has been fantastic. It has been such a positive experience and fills us with hope for the summer term.

It is hard to believe that it is just over a year since the first lockdown and I certainly did not think we would still have restrictions in place now. All the current procedures around Covid-19 in school will continue from the start of next term. Again, I thank you for your co-operation with these protocols.

Today, the children have been able to go on an Easter Egg hunt around school and I would like to thank FOECS for organising this. I am sure the children are very happy that this traditional event has been able to go ahead this year!

Finally, I just wish you a safe and restful Easter break – I look forward to welcoming you all back again on 20th April.

There are a few other items I need to bring to your attention, and these are listed below.

School Uniform

From Tuesday 20th can all children now be back in full school uniform. Please can you name any clothing, as the weather improves children are likely to start leaving jumpers etc around school and, if labelled, they can be returned swiftly to their rightful owner. More information on uniform can be found on our website : https://eastclaydon.org.uk/parent-zone/school-uniform

Contact Tracing

Again, Public Health England have asked schools to remain contactable for the first SIX DAYS following school closure at the end of term to assist with contact tracing.  Therefore, we are asking you to continue to notify us of any positive cases with children registered at East Claydon School and Preschool up to and including Wednesday 7th April  Please notify the school via the office email: office@eastclaydon.org.uk

School Meals

Just a reminder that if you want to order a hot school dinner for the 1st week of term then these need to be ordered by Wednesday 14th April.

Swimming Lessons for Y3 & Y5

Swimming starts on 21st April and will run until 14th July. All children are expected to wear appropriate swimwear – shorts for boys and a one-piece for girls. All children need a swimming hat and goggles. Please speak to Mrs Prudhomme if you have any further questions.

Remote Learning Feedback

Now that we have all had a chance to reflect on our experiences over the last term, I would really welcome your feedback on the remote learning used during the lockdown. Please email the office with your thoughts about what worked well and what could have been more useful or helpful.

Our Core Value for Next Term is:

Commitment

We will be looking to this core value to support our learning in school and will be focusing on independence and resilience.

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Romans 5:4