Our final post for Summer 1 ....................
Firstly, a wonderful celebration to end the half term. This picture was posted on Instagram last week, but I am aware that this is only accessed by a few of our families. Our three RCM Sparks Junior cellists have been accepted onto the RCMJD programme from September. Amaani, Toni and Jazmine, all now in Year 6, joined Sparks Juniors in November 2017, having never played an instrument before. We are so proud of them. This is a wonderful achievement.
It is very important that we once again celebrate the fantastic home learning that you are organising and managing on a day to day basis. These extraordinary circumstances have forced us all to 'dig deeper' and tap into all those skills that we possess but rarely use. You all continue to support your children through this, whilst circumstances are challenging and far from ideal. It is important that you as parents and carers understand that we do acknowledge everything that you are doing and step back to really appreciate all you have achieved.
As you are aware from our previous post, we have once again been supported by the London Children's Book Project, and been provided with boxes of books which have been available for you to collect throughout the week. It has been wonderful to see you and we very much hope that your children are enjoying their new stories. If you were unable to visit the school last week, then we will still continue to distribute these after half term.
Use the following link to read more about this wonderful charity https://childrensbookproject.co.uk/
Please see below a link to the statement from the local authority in support of the work that schools are all undertaking in preparation for 1st June onwards. Sarah Newman is the Executive Director of the Bi-Borough Children's Services - RBKC and City of Westminster.
Please also see copies of the letters which have been emailed to you this week explaining about our planned extension to our current provision. Please note that the Year 6 and Year 1 letters are examples to show what has been sent out to our community. Children within both of these year groups will have been placed in a cluster which has been allocated specific start and end of day timings and provision on 2 allocated days. We thought it useful for all families to see the type of provision that will be available.
You will also see that both Nursery and Reception children will not be returning until the Autumn Term due to the renovation of our Foundation Stage building. This is a very exciting project and will be something for us all to look forward to. The learning spaces within this building are all being reconfigured and the teaching areas will be updated for 21st Century learning. More details will be available once these major works are underway.
Finally, we hope that everyone manages to have some kind of rest and rejuvenation over the Bank holiday and Half Term. We would like to wish all our Muslim families a very Happy Eid and hope that you are still able to enjoy your celebrations.
Take care everyone and stay healthy and strong.