I have decided to send out the newsletter early as I am aware there is a lot of anxiety around the Coronavirus. I want to reassure our school community that we liaise daily with our central team to ensure we are following the most up to date advice.

At present schools are being advised to remain open, however if children or staff show new symptoms of a high temperature or coughing we will be asking them to self-isolate for 7 days. Self-isolation should be for only those who have the symptoms of the virus.

We are asking the children to wash hands regularly and we will be arranging hand washing demonstrations from a member of the NHS to ensure children are taking the necessary precautions. We have hand sanitisers all around school, so there is no need for children to bring in their own. In assembly this morning the children were very knowledgeable about what they could do to help keep themselves safe. They know to cough and sneeze into their elbow or a tissue and that any tissues must be binned straight away. We are reviewing any upcoming trips and if they go ahead we will clearly explain how we are managing the risks associated with going off site into a different public forum. Many people are asking about closure and it has not been recommended at this stage. If a closure were to happen we would be arranging for home learning projects to be carried out to minimise the impact on the children’s learning. We will continue to monitor the news and appropriate websites and email you with any updates.

On a happier note this week, the children have been participating in a wide range of STEM week activities on the theme of diversity. All classes have been creating textiles and I think you will be as impressed as I was when Natalia shared her stunning artwork-such care and attention to detail!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy weekend

Wishing you all a good weekend

Mrs Williams