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Dear Parents

The children are working hard and enjoying school life. We are hoping for more positive guidance after the 29th March that will enable us to open up to more normal school life, educational visits and extra-curricular activities. 

We are improving our outdoor areas. You will have noticed the new grass and herb/ vegetable garden at the back. A Forest School Area over the far end of the field has had trees planted by Key Stage 2 today and it will now be developed for Forest School activities. When safer we would like to get the whole school, community involved in the project. The playground will be marked soon with new netball court markings, games and a mile track. This is part of a plan to get children moving more and focused on better nutrition.

We are about to start redeveloping the library into a better and more appealing reading space. Through generous donations and our financial surplus, we are able to invest more in developing reading. When this launches we would like to involve families and parents in the project. Watch this pace.

Thank you all for following the safety routines and keeping everyone safe. At the moment we have a cold virus going around which has kept children and staff off. Whilst we admire and encourage resilience we do not want to test it at the moment by encouraging sick people to come into school and find that we have spread corona virus. Err on the side of caution. Please do notify us of absences. If you are worried book a test:

Primary school pupils and rapid asymptomatic testing

On advice from Public Health England (PHE), pupils in primary schools and children in nursery settings are not included in the rapid asymptomatic testing programme.

PHE has advised that there are currently limited public health benefits to testing primary-aged pupils with lateral flow devices (LFD). In addition, primary-aged pupils, particularly younger children, may find the LFD testing process unpleasant and are unable to self-swab.

We are advising that primary-aged pupils should only be tested if they are symptomatic, in which case their families should follow the guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and book a PCR test for the child.

Please keep safe

Richard Pearse

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