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Welcome to our Newsletter for week ending 11th March 2021!

What a wonderful week we've had in school...Monday's Science day was a fantastic welcome back for our children, Wednesday did wonders for our wellbeing and today was a super celebration of all things book related! Thankyou parents and families for supporting us with these theme days- we hope the variety helped ease your children back to school and that they are now ready to settle into more 'normal' lessons and routines.

Although our children have managed well in the classrooms, some have struggled with maintaining a good level of behaviour on the playground during breaks and lunchtimes. We fully expected some children to struggle with this- many have been at home without other children to play with, some have only had siblings to play with and some have been at school where the playground has been a much quieter place. So it's been quite a shock to the system for some and others have needed reminders about the types of behaviour we expect.

As part of our return to schol we have already spent time reminding children about the way we positively manage behaviour in school and we've also talked about the consequences of not making the right choices. As parents we hope that you know our approach is to be positive and restorative when children struggle, however please remember that we have a very fair and consistent approach when it comes to consequences and when communicating to parents about poor behaviour. We are sure your children will be able to talk to you more about this, but if you are interested in reading our 'Good Behaviour and Discipline Policy' you can find it on the website or via the link here.

We will be reiterating our expectations for good behaviour through assemblies next week- please support us by reinforcing these messages with your children. Finally, if you have any issues or concerns regarding behaviour, please do come to a member of staff directly rather than worrying about it or involving other parents. All our children are equally special and important to us; we take time to teach our children to be patient, tollerant and non-judgemental and we appreciate your support in promoting these values. Thankyou.

Red Nose Day - Friday 19th March

Red Nose day is back!

Look out for Mrs Kennedy and Mrs Cooper on the playground on Thursday (after school) and Friday (before and after school) to purchase your red noses!

Red noses will be on sale for £1.50.

Super Science!

Message from Mrs Cadman ....Crestwood Park does Book Day!

Well what a wonderful success! We have all had a fabulous day at school today, celebrating book day.  The children looked fabulous and so did the teachers! The children have taken part in lots of book related activities including book scavenger hunts, rapping, story time, the masked reader quiz and lots more.  
Take a look at the Book Day page on the website via the link here to see Storytime with Teachers and our 'masked readers'!
Keep reading!
Mrs Cadman

Happy Birthday!

The very best of birthday wishes are sent to all these children who have had their birthday this week or will be celebrating this weekend. Happy Birthday to you all! 

  • Skyla (R)
  • Cooper (5)
  • Renesmai (1)

Today's ABC Assembly!

Today's ABC Assembly and our special version of 'Don't Look in this Book!' are available to view on our website in the usual place or you can watch them via the link here.

Last chance - School Calendars

We still have a few school calendars available to purchase for only £3.00!

If you would like to help support the school but purchasing a calendar, please let the class teacher know and they will be able to arrange this for you.

Keeping our Wellbeing in Good Shape

Take a look at the link for this great app below- it's specially designed for children and could really help with managing feelings during this transition back to school. 

PLease see the link below from SENDIASS- Supporting our SEND children and families.

Just to keep you updated, all children who were part of 'Little buddy groups' will continue with their group from next week, as will children who received 1:1 support. 

Please ring school or email to speak to The Pastoral Team should you have any worries or concerns. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Mrs Priest - spriest@crestwood-p.dudley.sch.uk

Mrs Redfern - sredfern@crestwood-p.dudley.sch.uk


We had lots of fun during our well-being day last week! We have added a few pictures below of our Barefoot walk, Creative disco and our Photobooth! 

Looking after our Neighbours.

Please see below attached letter from Dudley Neighbourhood Policing Unit - Insp Pete Sandhu. 

Accessing symptom-free COVID tests

Accessing symptom-free tests

Parents and carers and anyone else living with a school age child or young person are among the priority groups being given access to free home lateral flow testing kits to test themselves.

Information on how to access these can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-of-school-pupils-and-staff

All are strongly encouraged to have a lateral flow test at a local testing site prior to starting home testing, to know how a test is undertaken. 

Twice weekly testing will help detect hidden asymptomatic cases and help keep pupils and staff safer in school.

Anyone unable to do home testing can go to one of the Dudley lateral flow testing centres. These are at Dudley Leisure Centre, Saltwells Education Centre, with pop-up sessions at Holy Trinity Church Community Centre in Wordsley, Lifecentral Church in Halesowen, St Andrews Church in Sedgley, St James Church in Wollaston and the Salvation Army Church in Lye.

There is also testing at more than 30 pharmacies across the borough. For details on where you can get a lateral flow test and to book visit 

Parents and carers can also visit www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirusparents for more information on both symptom and symptom-free testing and the other symptoms residents are now being encouraged to take a precautionary test if they display.

And finally,

It's been fantastic to see you all on the playgrounds this week (thankyou for sticking to the one-way system and for wearing masks!) and it's been truly wonderful to see all our children. Many seem to have grown so much since we last saw them and it's great to see that the efforts parents and families put into home schooling have really had a positive impact- thank you.

We hope you all have a peaceful weekend and children manage to recharge their batteries, ready to do it all again on Monday! Take care and stay 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.

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