Welcome to our 12th Remote Newsletter!
Another week has flown by and we find ourselves almost at the end of the year. Our last week of the Summer term will be quite different to ones we've had in the past and our plans for getting together and celebrating have had to be put on hold. However, here at Crestwood Park it takes more than a pandemic to dampen our spirits and we are very happy to be able to finally prepare for the return of all children in September!
In our last newsletter we shared with you our plans for children returning and we explained how the first three weeks of the Autumn term will be arranged. Our decisions for these weeks have been focused on the well-being of our children and our plan should help to reduce any anxiety children might feel about returning.
We must also ensure our plans follow the safety guidance the Government have given us. We are calling the arrangements for the first three weeks 'Plan C'. This plan and the Risk Assessment that accompanies it can be found on our website- go to 'Our school' then 'Opening to All Children in September' or click here to go to the website page directly.
As always, just call or email if you have any questions about the plans.
End of Year Reports
We posted any 'end of year' reports that were still in school on Wednesday afternoon so you all should have received them by now. If you have any questions or queries, remember that you can call us to arrange a telephone appointment with your child's teacher to discuss the report. The last day for these calls is Wednesday 15th so please call or email us ASAP so we can make sure you get a slot.
Keeping our WELLBEING in Good Shape!
Don't forget you can get in touch with us if your child would like a Zoom or phone call before the end of term. Just get in touch and we'll make all the arrangements!
Thankyou parents and children for the survey entries. Your responses and comments have been really useful in helping us think about ways we can support our families at the moment and when we return in September. We will leave the links on last week's newsletter so if you didn't get a chance to complete one last week, there's still time.
It looks like we might have a cartoonist in the making! Well done Will (Year 6)- we are really impressed with your drawings and look forward to seeing more of your creations in the future!
We have been really impressed with the amount of home learning that has gone on since March- very well done to all children who have tried hard to do a little bit of work each day; we know it's been really difficult to keep going over the weeks.
Teachers won't be setting any Purple Mash activities from today, however we do have paper packs still available for collection if you need a little bit more work or want to give your children time away from a 'screen'! (If you can't collect, let us know and we can sort something out for you.)
Finally, it is still worth looking at your class pages- these will be updated next week and teachers will send out messages when this is done.
Keeping Safe on the Internet
Click here to access a hub of advice for families - it's definitely worth a look!
This week's Book Review...
The Boy in a Dress by David Walliams
"I would recommend this book, because it really made me laugh. It is a good story, with lots of funny parts. I have really enjoyed this book and would recommend it for any age; it would be a good book to read with an adult if you are in KS1."
written by Will in Year 6
This week's Poem suggested by Mrs Cadman
As Tasty as a Picnic
As salty as the sea,
As crunchy as the sand,
My banana sandwich
is curling in my hand.
As soft as the sun,
As sweet as a grin,
My vanilla ice cream
Is dripping down my chin.
By Celia Warren
TT Rock Star Super Stars!
Keep up the super work with your times tables; well done to these children who are doing well on the leader board- certificates are on the way! If you haven't been on TT Rock Stars for a while, get logged on and your name might be appearing on the newsletter next week.
- Rhys- Year 6
- Drew- Year 5
- Elliot- Year 4
- Eva- Year 3
We've been Lucky in Lock down!
Following Monday's assembly, children have been writing about the things they have been grateful for and the things they are proud of, during the lock down and school closures.
We have had so many responses we can't put them all on this newsletter- but here are some we've picked out!
I've been lucky in lockdown because...
I have made new friends.
I got to spend time with my family and make new memories.
I spent more time with my brother.
I had opportnities to do more things with my family.
I've been kept safe.
My dad was at home with us.
I went for walks with my dog and got fresh air.
I'm proud of myself because...
I taught my dog how to 'high five'!
I tried new food every day.
I've been doing more exercise.
I've learnt to ride my bike without stabilisers.
I got better at gymnastics.
I got better at art.
More of these positive thoughts will feature on next week's newsletter!
The very best of birthday wishes are sent to these children who have had their birthday this week or will be celebrating over the weekend. Happy Birthday to you all!
- Dollie- Lou -Reception
- Katya - Reception
- Isla - Reception
- Troy - Year 3
- Alfie - Year 4
- Finley - Year 6
Non-Uniform Day on Thursday
For the children in school on Thursday next week we have arranged a 'non-uniform day'. Since we reopened on June 1st, we have given parents the choice of sending children to school in their uniform or their own clothes. For the penultimate day of term, we thought we would be completely 'non-uniform'. Look out for a message from your 'Bubble' teachers who will give you more information about any 'theme' the children might have chosen for this day. Any queries, just call or ask when dropping/picking up children.
It looks like Demi and Dylan kept active during the good weather-well done for making the most of the fresh air and lets hope these smiles help to bring the sunshine back!
Thankyou once again for your support this week. We feel blessed to have such a supportive group of parents and we can't tell you how grateful we have been for your kind thoughts, positive messages and acts of kindness.
Wishing you all a peaceful and enjoyable weekend and keep yourselves safe.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone in our school and at all times we consider what is in our children’s best interests. We work to ensure our children our safe and cared for and by doing this we are protecting their health and development and preventing them from harm. If we are worried, we will raise concerns, share information and take prompt action with the aim of ensuring families receive the right help at the right time.