This week’s message (Friday 25 March 2022)

Friday 25 March 2022

This week’s message comes from Miss Hague, our Head of School…

At last, Spring is here. This last week of sunshine has made my time at the gate a much warmer experience – I’m very grateful for that. I hope the weather stays fine as we head towards our Easter holidays – even better if it lasts during the holiday!

Our children are also really enjoying the fine weather. At the end of playtime, we often have lots of coats and jumpers left around as children have discarded them as they get hot. I know that names often get washed out over time but if items are named they almost always find their owner!

Next week, we’re inviting our first group of parents back into school – we’re really excited. At this time of year, our Year 3 and 4 children usually put on a Spring production of some sort. We’ve decided not to go ahead this year and not just because of Covid. Any production takes hours of planning, preparation and rehearsing – time we don’t have after such a large amount of lost learning time. Instead, we’re inviting parents in to share the learning that our children have been doing. As we progress through the year, we’re hoping that we can invite more of you back into school safely.

Covid continues to be an issue in school. During this last half term, we’ve been hit the hardest with staff being unwell – you may have noticed some missing faces! I’d like to express a huge thanks to the staff at Scholes who have covered extra duties, missed PPA time, missed some lunch breaks and generally kept the ‘ship afloat’ when it’s got quite stormy. We came very close to some remote learning but made it through!

Looking forward, we’ve started thinking about our Jubilee celebrations for the end of May – we’ll send you details as they become firmer. Early thoughts are for a whole school picnic on the field, dressing in red, white and blue, and learning Wake Up, Shake Up songs from each of the decades that the Queen has been on the throne. It’s a moment in time that we want the children to remember.

I’ve been alerted to a few ‘canisters’ left on the ground around our school – you might want to read more about what’s causing this. In our Wise Up Wednesday assembly we talked about caring for our community and being aware of litter. We gave children a clear instruction not to pick up anything they were unsure of. You might want to reinforce this message at home.

Don’t forget the clocks go forwards this weekend. One less hour in bed hardly seems fair on Mother’s Day!  Wishing all our lovely mums and grandmas a very happy Mother’s Day.