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Newsletter 14.04.20

Dear parents, carers and children,

We hope you are all well and have had a lovely Easter weekend in the sunshine, whilst keeping to the social distancing guidelines.

School remained open over the bank holidays, and although we didn’t have as many children as we have had on previous days, it meant that the parents that did bring their children were still able to go to work themselves.  As a school we would like to extend our thanks to the keyworkers who have continued to go to work throughout this very challenging time.

Many of you have been coming to school to collect breakfast bags, we would like to say a big thank you to Magic Breakfast who have continued to deliver breakfast supplies, allowing us to offer the bags to families.  We would also like to thank Dawn our dedicated kitchen manager, and her staff for putting the bags together and handing them our families as they come to collect them.

The free school meal vouchers for Birmingham have been sent out to entitled families and we have just ordered the DFE vouchers from Edenred.  These vouchers will come to entitled families by email as soon as the order is processed.  Thank you to all families who sent us their email addresses when we requested.  This will hopefully make the process much more straight forward.  Although we are being told that these vouchers are taking a little while to be sent out so please watch your email for the vouchers.

Staff continue to come into school on a rota basis and are working with the children who are in whilst observing social distancing guidance.  Teachers have been calling all children in school to check families are ok and have a catch up with the children.  We know that the children are very excited to speak the teachers and teachers are thrilled to hear how our children are doing and how hard they are working at this difficult time.  We have had difficulty in contacting some families so we would ask that if you know that you have changed your number or your phone is not working that you call school with your new or alternative number. 

Children have access to the different school apps we have registered with, and came home with passwords when school closed.  Please keep checking the apps as teachers will be setting work again once the school holiday is over.  They have also been setting lots of activities on the class pages of the website, giving you lots of ideas of things to do at home.

Whilst we are asking children to work online we should also be considering their safety.  We have added below links to websites that will be useful for parents and children to have a look at, with ideas about how to keep children safe online.

We have had parents asking when we are expecting to return to school but we have no further information than the updates each evening from the Government.  If we were to receive any further guidance then we would contact you all to advise you of this.  As it stands school is remaining closed for the foreseeable future.

We would like to send our Easter wishes to everyone and ask you to stay safe and stay home.

We look forward to seeing you all again once school is able to open.

Kind Regards


Mrs C Harris and the Senior Leadership Team

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