Our first newsletter of the new term!
What a fantastic start!
Well we are so happy to see our children back in school; it feels like such a long time since our classrooms were full so thank you all for doing your best to get our children back in (we know that it's been tricky for some but well done for persevering!)
The children have amazed us with how quickly they have settled back in to old (and new) routines and we are incredibly proud of them all.
They will stay in these classes next week and then the following week (WB 14th) they will 'move up' to their new classrooms. We hope that this gives all children and families plenty of time to readjust to the new term.
We are proud to be a Healthy Eating School and as such we ask that children bring fruit or vegetables ONLY for their morning snack. (We are happy for children to bring other items for their packed lunch.) From next week we will be back to having free fruit and veg available for all children so there will always be something on offer!
Please label all items of uniform - including coats. There are so many identical bits of clothing in school and we want to be able to reunite missing jumpers etc with their owners as quickly as possible!
Welcome to the family!
You may have spotted our new site manager around! We know you will join us in welcoming Mr Oakes to the Crestwood Park family. Please do say 'hello' to him when you can - we are sure you will soon help him to feel at home!
Another new addition to our family is Miss Marsh- she will soon be joining our team of lunchtime supervisors so again, a very warm welcome from everyone here!
Plans for the next half term
You may have had a look on the calendar (on the website or on the noticeboards) and seen that we have many events and activities planned. There is of course a good chance that some of these special days will need to be modified to suit social distancing rules and regulations and we are sure you will support us with any changes.
Assemblies are obviously going to be tricky for us and whilst we have plans to ensure all our children get the same 'assembly' experience in school, it is going to be difficult for us to invite parents in at this stage.
We are currently working on a plan that allows parents and families to 'watch' assemblies in some form and as soon as we have that sorted, we will let you know! In the meantime, any 'recorded assemblies' will be on the website in the same place they were last term; Our School- Pupil Pages. Today's assembly is on there too!
The first 'event' of the year is our Harvest Assembly and Coffee Morning- we really want these to go ahead so look out for news on how we will do this in next week's newsletter!
The Crestwood Park Bake Off is something that we are definitely going ahead with so get your baking skills ready to create something marvellous on Thursday 24th September!
Keeping our WELLBEING in Good Shape!
It is widely proven that exercise boosts well-being and supports good mental health so we are really pleased to be able to finally make full use of the mile track. All classes now have a 'daily mile' session on the track and we are hoping that we will soon be able to get our 'whole school mile' up and running again soon!
Now we are back at the start of the year, we are focusing on our first of the six SPARKS...SMART!
We are over-the-moon with how smart all our children are looking - thankyou for the efforts all families have gone to with ensuring children have everything they need. We hope the standard will stay just as high as we work through the term and we look forward to awarding our first SPARKS badges at the end of the half term.
This is still going ahead and following feedback from Parent Voice we are welcoming a new local photography company called 'Aperture'. Look out for details next week of how we will organise the day.
We are keen to start some after-school clubs as soon as possible but before we make any arrangements, we want to see how parents are feeling about children joining in.
To make sure we are fitting in with parents' views, Mr Barnett is sending out a quick questionniare- look out for this next week!
Lots of families have been in contact with Mrs Tonks to say they are keen to come along to our toddler group. We are looking into the guidance around playgroups and as soon as we can find a way of getting Lapwood Lambs up and running, we will let you know.
It's been a great first two days- we hope that children are just as keen to be back here again on Monday. Please remember that we are always here to listen and support so if you have any concerns, worries or thoughts about how we can improve things, please get in touch.
We hope you all have a good weekend; look after each other 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.