Newsletter 26.01.22 COVID-19 update, Home learning, Bring yer Wellies and Mrs King
The rules in England are due to change next week but, a bit like Sainsbury’s, we are keeping face masks for staff in shared areas in school. As it is so crowded around the gates and paths at the beginning and end of the day, it would keep us all safer if you would stick to wearing them. Thank you.
Y3 visit to ‘Bring yer Wellies’
On Thursday and Friday this week (COVID permitting!), our Year 3 & 4 children are off to Hoghton for a day out at ‘Bring yer Wellies’. I know that children and staff are really looking forward to some outdoor learning, a bit of a change, and a lot of fun!
Mrs King (Reception teacher) will be starting her maternity leave on Friday. We wish her and her family all the very best at this exciting time!
Mrs Doe will be taking the class from Friday for the rest of the school year. Mrs Doe has been in all week, so already knows the children in the class. She has worked in school before, so it’s good to be able to welcome her back to Team Reedley.
If your child is isolating, we will provide either home learning or a pack of learning as far as we can do. This week, with so many teachers off sick with COVID, we have struggled to do this for all children. Don’t forget that they can still access homework tasks, Times Table Rock Stars etc. to help to keep up with their learning.
The number of COVID cases in school is higher now than it ever has been – both children and staff. Most days, around a third of our staff are off, which is making keeping all classes in school really difficult. Supply / agency staff are very thin on the ground, so it’s hard to fill the gaps using them. Our support staff have been FABULOUS at acting up and covering classes, and all staff have stepped up to cover for absent colleagues. We will continue to do this as far as we can do to keep all classes open and in school. I know that some schools have had to revert to home-learning for some children, and it might be the case that we may need to do this at a later date. As always, we will keep you informed of any changes as soon as we can do. In the meantime, your support with the changing situation is much appreciated. We have updated our COVID Risk Assessment, and a copy is available on the school’s website (parent information → COVID-19).