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    Weekly Update (16/10/20)

    16 October 2020 (by Chloe Topping (chloetopping))

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    Friday 16th October 2020


    Dear Parents & Carers,

    I hope you are all keeping well.  I have been asked a few times this week regarding any potential extension to half term – currently seen in the media as a ‘circuit breaker’.  At present, I have not heard anything official about this.  However, if there are any updates to this, I will keep you informed.

    Wear it Pink

    Next Friday (23rd October) we are taking part in ‘Wear It Pink’.  This is a fundraising event to support any person who suffers from breast cancer.  Mrs Farrell is organising a socially distanced bingo with most classes next week using Microsoft teams!  If your child would like to wear something pink on that day, they are able to do so for a contribution of £1.50 which includes a 50p contribution for the bingo.

    However, we are conscious that we will not be able to hold any Halloween party or dress up day this year due to the current pandemic.  Also, not everyone has some pink in their wardrobe!  Therefore, if you would your child to come in a Halloween costume instead next Friday, they will be able to do so.  All the proceeds from the day will still be going to the Wear It Pink charity.  Thank you for supporting this very worthwhile cause.

    #Hello Yellow World Mental Health Day

    Last week, we supported World Mental Health Day by wearing yellow and the children took part in some activities throughout the day to support their own mental health and wellbeing.  We raised £189 in total which is fantastic!  Well done to everyone!

    Local Restrictions

    As you will be aware, the entire Liverpool City Region entered the Government’s Tier 3 restrictions on Wednesday.  It is important we all play our part in helping to stem the flow of the virus and reduce transmission in the community.  It is important that we do not lose sight of other measures which have been in place for a while now including good handwashing hygiene, maintaining the correct social distance from others and wearing a face mask when required.  This does include when collecting and dropping the children off at school.  We do have a high percentage of parents ensuring they are wearing a mask and I would ask that all who can wear a mask when dropping and collecting their child/ren to do so.

    We have no powers to enforce the wearing of masks so I would ask we all take our collective responsibility to wear masks if we can when we should.  As always, I appreciate and value your support in this.

    Parents Evening

    As you aware, we would normally hold a parents evening during the Autumn term.  Under the current restrictions, we are unable to do so.  However, we think it is important that you understand how your child has settled into their new class, the impact the lockdown has had on their learning and what the next steps for learning are for your child. 

    I will sending out a letter on Monday containing the necessary details.  If you have any questions when you receive the letter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    High School Applications

    Just a little reminder to our Year 6 parents that the deadline for your applications for high school places is 31st October 2020

    I wish everyone a safe, happy weekend. 

    With very best wishes,

    Mr Perkins