We’ve been really interested in exploring vegetables as part of our great outdoors learning. Last week we had a go at chopping up red cabbage and over the weekend we soaked it in water to make some dye. Today we used the dye to colour our play dough.
The children are really enjoying being back at nursery today. Especially picking up on old friendships and revisiting favourite activities. Everybody is enjoying being outside in our beautiful garden and making the most of the great outdoors.
We went out into our garden hoping to find some signs of spring. We looked up in the trees and on the ground in the wild are, and when we found signs of spring the children used the iPad to take a photograph
All sorts of characters arrived at nursery this morning. There was some witches with room on their brooms, Gasper the fox, some dinosaurs and dragons, some princesses, a highway rat, a sabre toothed tiger, Elmer, some aliens who love underpants, little red riding hood, zog, Katie Morag and an Elsa. We talked about our favourite books and listened to some new strories as well
As we all get ready for the return of the majority of children to school, we thought it mind be helpful to republish the Gate and Timings for the school day. These are unchanged since the last time school was open and, as ever, siblings can use the same gate.
Use the link below to access the timings:
We can’t wait to see you all on Monday!
The children have really embraced our new topic this half term and we’re really beginning to explore the natural world.
Please find below the text from an email sent out regarding next Monday’s full reopening.
As you will have undoubtedly heard, it is the Government’s intention that all primary aged children are to return to full time schooling as of Monday 8th March. We are therefore very happy to confirm that school will reopen to all children on that date.
Whilst, we are delighted to be welcoming back all of our learners, we must remind you that the Coronavirus remains a threat within our community. As such the school will continue to work to mitigate the transmission of the virus. For the children, the school day will look very similar to their return in September. Amongst the measures that will remain in place are:
· Children will remain in year group bubbles
· Play and lunchtimes will support these bubbles, with zoned areas for each year group
· Continued extra cleaning regimes
· Staff moving across bubbles will be kept to an absolute minimum.
· Only bringing a water bottle and packed lunch (where applicable) in from home (class teachers will explain Bookbag routines for their class.)
· Start and finish routines will remain as they were before January closure.
· Gate arrangements will remain unchanged.
The only key changes in the guidance for primary schools is the introduction of Lateral Flow testing for staff members, which is in place and the introduction of face coverings for adults only in communal areas (such as the lunch hall) For full information please consult our Covid-19 Risk Assessment – available on the school website.
We have been advised by Lewisham that attendance at school from 8th March 2021 is compulsory. As such, the remote learning offer will revert to a weekly video/PowerPoint – the first of which will be available on Friday 12th March. The last day of remote live teaching via Teams/Zoom will be Thursday 4th March. This is to allow our teachers to return to school to prepare to welcome the children back to stimulating learning environments. There will be a final set of recorded lessons and resources uploaded to the website on Friday 5th March.
As with the September return, our staff will be extra-mindful of the children’s well-being. Once back in school, the staff will also be working hard to assess where the children are and, using this information, will begin to design a ‘catch-up’ curriculum tailored to filling any gaps resulting from the recent periods of school closure.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support with the remote learning over this period of school closure and we look forward to having the children back in school on Monday 8th March.
Senior Leadership Team