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Welcome to our 5th Remote Newsletter!

Here we are, another week on and once again we have been overwhelmed by your support for the school, each other and for your community. So many of you have sent in photos of what you've been doing to keep busy - every single email, comment on the phone, photograph, video and kind gesture is very much appreciated- thank you for being so positive and generous. (This shouldn't be a surprise to us though- time after time Crestwood Park families go 'the extra mile' for others; you really do amaze us!) 

Keeping Your WELLBEING in Good Shape!

And here's a fantastic poem by Harrison in Year 1 (and his Mum!)

Thankyou for sending this in Harrison- I'm sure lots of families will be able to relate to this!

Class Pages & Home Learning

We've had lots of families collect paper packs of activities this week. If you haven't picked one up and would like one, just call school in advance and we'll get it ready for you. If there is anything else on the website that you need printing off, again just get in touch- we're very happy to help.

We have tried to reassure you each week that we don't want you to feel any pressure when it comes to home schooling. Each child is unique and they will all be working at different stages and with differing levels of enthusiasm! Also, each set of family circumstances is different so again, do what feels right for your child, your family and you! At the end of the day, all children across the country will be in the same boat, so there's no need to worry. If you do want more, there is plenty to access via our website and we will happily pass on other resources if you can't quite find what you need.

If your child requires additional support, please call us and we can help. In addition the flyer below has information about the ways Dudley Learning Support Service can help.

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is also available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care.

Telephone: 0800 046 8687

Following responses from the Parent Survey, we've been sending out messages when pages are updated- we hope you are finding this helpful. 

This week's Book Review

Mrs Cadman has written the review for this week's newsletter. She reviewed 'Rooftoppers' by Katherine Rundell and she has written...

...'If you like adventure, with a hint of mystery, then this book is for you.  The story starts with a girl called Sophie, who adventures to the rooftops of Paris, where she makes a friend and finds the answers she's been looking for about her family. It really is quite magical - and has a clear message; 'pursue your dreams and never ignore a possible.' I would recommend this book for upper key stage 2.'

You can read more reviews in the Pupil pages of our website. Don't forget to send in your reviews to Mrs Cadman when you've read your next book!

And continuing on the theme of reading... here's a poem that Mrs Cadman thought you might like. 

Where Do Teachers Go? By John Coldwell

At the end of the day, where do teachers go?

Do they ride horses in a wild west show?

Do they climb mountains, covered in snow?

Do they jump into boats and learn how to row?

Do they sing in voices, high and low?

Do they plant flowers and hope they’ll grow?

Don’t ask me, because I don’t know!

TT Rock Star Super Stars!

Keep up the amazing 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 have a go... it might be your name on this list next week!

  • Rhys- Year 6
  • Noah - Year 5
  • Brody- Year 4
  • Daisy- Year 3

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 over the weeekend. Happy Birthday to you all! (Thank you to Harry and Lillie (Yr1) for this fabulous rainbow!)

  • Logan-Year 1
  • Max- Year 2
  • Lewis- Year 4
  • Maria- Year 5
  • Brooklyn- Year 6

Keeping Active!

Thank you to all those who have entered ideas for 'Keeping Active' this week. Remember to look out for Mr Barnett's weekly challenge on the 'Learning from Home' page too!

Well done to all these children who have been determined to keep active- medals will be on the way to the best entries. 

  • Jake - Reception
  • Lily- Year 1
  • Harrison- Year 1
  • Tiana- Year 2
  • Brody- Year 4

VE Day 75th Anniversary

Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day- Victory in Europe. Although it wasn't the end of the second world war, it marked a very significant step towards peace. There are many similarities between the sacrifices and loses of that time and the situation we are in now. We hope you get to wave a flag or two tonight and perhaps even join in with a rendition of 'We'll Meet Again'!

Don't forget that next week we will be producing a very special VE Day Newsletter, so if you want to be included in some way, send in photos of your celebrations or other related activities and we'll fit them in.

Local Updates

And finally,

Another week has gone by and we find ourselves well and truely stuck in the middle of a very odd situation and we are strangely getting used to the new 'normal'!  Many of you who have spoken to us over the last few weeks have asked if we know when school will re-open; the truth is you know as much as us! Please be assured that when we do receive direction or guidance, we will be in touch. We will also make sure that every single decision that we make will be made very carefully- the safety of our pupils, families and staff will be our priority.

From us all here, sending you love and best wishes - keep safe and have a peaceful weekend.

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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