Today we did a ‘lockdown’ drill. This is one of three emergency procedures that we practise in school. We spoke to the children about this first and explained that there might be times when we need to be ‘in’ school rather than on our playground. We used the example of a fire in the village generating lots of smoke or an unfriendly animal near our school.
The children were amazing and managed to clear our playground, enter their classrooms and sit silently, in little over a minute. It was very impressive.
In other news, we’ve been doing really well with school attendance – we had two days last week with 100% attendance! It would be great if we could repeat this more often.
Have you seen our clothes bank? If you’re doing a bit of spring cleaning, why don’t you bring your unused clothes to be recycled. Bags are available from the office.
A polite request to parents in KS1 playground. Our playground is very busy on a morning and we’ve had a few incidents where parents are unsure if their child has come into the school building and a couple of incidents where children have started to wander back towards the gate, looking for their grown-ups. Please keep a close eye on your child to ensure you know where they are and what they are doing.