As we approach the end of the first half term of the year, can I take this opportunity to thank you all for all your support in making the return to school as successful as possible? We have all had to adapt to some different ways of working and to different routines and it is only by everyone cooperating and working together that they are effective so thank you. I would also like to extend my thanks to all of the staff for their hard work which has enabled us to operate under the current conditions and to all of the children for returning to school with so much positivity, enthusiasm and joy.
With cases of COVID-19 on the rise nationally and further restrictive measures being introduced in different parts of the country, each of our current arrangements will continue after the half term break. Should you need to remind yourself of any of these safety measures, please refer to the Coronavirus Information and Guidance page of our website. We ask that you continue to maintain proper social distancing at all times and, on your journeys to and from school, remember the government’s “rule of six” which prohibits gatherings of more than six people. Also, should you or anyone in your household develop COVID-19 symptoms, you must get tested and isolate until the results are returned. Please alert us to any such situation as soon as possible. Any child who developed the relevant symptoms while in school will still have to be sent home as per government guidelines and again should not return to school until a negative test result has been received.
Parent/Carer Telephone Consultations
Thank you to everyone for who joined the teachers on Parent/Carer Telephone Consultation calls last week to hear about the children’s progress and their learning. If you were unable to receive a call last week, please contact your child’s Class Teacher via the School Office to arrange a make-up appointment. While not quite the same as a face-to-face meeting, the Teachers all commented on how productive the calls were and how nice it was to be able to celebrate the fantastic things the children have been doing in the classroom. Thank you for your support and as always, should you have any queries or wish to speak to myself, Mrs Lakin or any of the teachers at any time, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the office.
The School Office
Due to the small, confined space of the reception area, after the half term break, visits to the school office still must be by pre-arranged appointment only and similarly, should you wish to speak to your child’s teacher, you can arrange a telephone conversation by contacting the office. Thank you for helping us with this by being so organised and please continue to relay messages to us by telephone or via e-mail rather than presenting in person.
Support The Friends and the School through Amazon Smile
Our PTA, The Friends are now registered with AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products and convenient shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through the URL smile.amazon.co.uk, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers, such as Friends of Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery.
In order to browse or shop through AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organisation. Once you have chosen your charity you can shop the site as you normally would. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of the customer’s eligible purchases. Only purchases made through smile.amazon.co.uk are eligible to generate donations. Thank you for your support.
I hope you all have a restful half term break and we look forward to welcoming the children back into school on Monday 2nd November.