3rd September 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome back to the new academic year. It was good to see the children return to school on Thursday this week and to hear all their news and what they got up to during the summer holidays. I hope everyone managed to get some rest and relaxation.
We are also looking forward to next week when our new reception children will be joining us for their first day at “Big School”.
We are now able to open up the school more following government guidance but we have kept some of our systems in place as they were an improvement on what we did in the time before COVID 19.
Full details of all our plans for wider reopening and our “COVID Outbreak Plan” should this need to be put into place can be found here on our school website: https://www.st-simon.kent.sch.uk/planning-for-reopening-the-school-september-2021/
Meet and Greet
Next week we are holding our “Meet and Greets” on the following days for parents:
Monday 6th September Year 6 and Year 2
Tuesday 7th September Year 5 and Year 1
Thursday 9th September Year 3 and Year 4
Our “Meet and Greets” have been very popular they start at 3:30 and last around 20 minutes. They are an excellent opportunity for you to meet the class teachers and for the class teachers to share information that will be useful to you and your child during this academic year.
Year 5 Trip to Kent Police Open Day
Year 5 are visiting the Kent Police Open Day on Monday 6th September. This will be the first school outing of the academic year and is the first of a number of visits which we are planning now that we are now able to do so.
Year 6 Kent Test
Some of our Year 6 will be sitting the Kent Test on Thursday 9th September. The children will have a very busy day as they will have to sit three tests- English, Maths and reasoning followed by a 40 minutes writing activity.
The children will sit the tests in our school hall and we ask that all children should be in school for 8:30a.m so that we can get the process started promptly.
With best wishes
Peter McCabe Headteacher