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Weekly News 30 April 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

 

“We cannot grow up by ourselves; rather, we journey and grow in a community, in a family.” Pope Francis

 

The children all enjoyed challenging themselves this week in the “England does the Daily Mile Event”. This is a national event in which all schools that do the “Daily Mile” were asked to take part in a bid to improve pupil’s fitness levels and their mental health. Well done to everyone for taking up this event.

 

Works due to start this week on the new “Trim Trail” on Key Stage 1 playground have been delayed and will start next Wednesday 5 May and should be finished by Tuesday 11 May weather permitting. Parents and carers will have to make sure that all children are supervised at pick up time.

 

Year 4 children have now joined Year 5 and 6 in Friday Footie Club as restrictions now allow for competitive games outside we are still keeping the different year groups separate at the moment.

 

Can I remind parents that children are not permitted to return to classrooms for forgotten items and if parents wish to speak to a class teacher this should be arranged through the school office or by emailing me at: Peter.McCabe@st-simons-ashford.kcsp.org.uk

 

Please refer to our COVID-19 Home school agreement for further information.

 

This term the children will be taking part in an Art Week when they will have the opportunity to work with two professional artists. We hope that at the end of this week they will produce an Art Trail outside in the school grounds for everyone to view. Much of the artwork will be made using recycled or reclaimed materials so we are looking to collect:

 

Plastic Bottles

Plastic containers

Plastic lids

Bottle tops

Small offcuts of wood

 

We need as many recycled materials as possible but please make sure that these are cleaned before sending them into school.

 

May is the month which the church dedicates to Mary the Mother of Jesus. Year R will be leading the school in our Crowning of Mary liturgy which we will publish on our school website. Once we have uploaded this we will provide parents with a link so all can celebrate.

 

On Wednesday this week we had a slight mishap in the kitchen which meant that our Year 6 children didn’t get roast chicken as on the menu as this had to be replaced by burgers. Year 6 had to wait a little longer for their meal while the burgers were cooked to replace the chicken. Unfortunately accidents can happen in any kitchen and sometimes we have to change the menu at the very last minute. Year 6 weren’t too upset with the replacement but on behalf of our caterers I hope all accept our apologies.

 

This week I received another report of a near miss when someone nearly reversed a car into a child when dropping off their child in the morning. Please can all parents remember to show care and consideration for others when dropping off or picking up children.

 

Today we said goodbye to Iyla Year 4, Chikayima Year 3 and Chisonari Year 1 as they move to a new school. I am sure you will join me in wishing the children the very best of luck.

 

This weekend is a Bank Holiday Weekend which means there is no school on Monday.

 

With best wishes

 

Peter McCabe

 

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